Krey, August C. (August Charles), 1887-1961

Variant names

Hide Profile

August Charles Krey was born in Germany on June 29, 1887. At an early age, his family immigrated to Wisconsin. All of his degrees were earned from the University of Wisconsin between 1907 and 1914. In the same period, he taught high school in Milwaukee. In 1910 he was an instructor at the University of Texas and in 1912 he took an appointment at the University of Illinois. In 1913 he came to the University of Minnesota where he spent the remainder of his career teaching history. In 1915 he became an assistant professor. Subsequent promotion occurred in 1917 and 1925. He was appointed chairman of the Department of History in 1944. As a student at the University of Wisconsin Krey studied under Frederick Jackson Turner, Dane Carleton Munro and George Clarke Sellery. Influenced by Munro, Krey developed an interest in the Crusades and most specifically William of Tyre whose writings Krey edited and published. His text, The First Crusade, was widely used and he participated in the compilation of History of the Crusades published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Sellery’s influence led to a later interest in the Renaissance leading to a study of Florence, Italy, and his book, The City That Art Built (1936). Interest in the teaching of history is demonstrated in a collection of essays by Krey entitled History and the Social Web (1955). In 1925 he was named chairman of the Committee of the American Historical Association on History in the Schools, a post he held until 1929 when he became chair of the American Historical Association Commission on the Investigation of Social Studies in the Schools. His interest in teaching was manifested in the methods course on history in the University of Minnesota’s College of Education. Krey held a number of summer appointments at a number of colleges and universities. He was active in a number of professional organizations. He served a number of terms as the editor of the American Historical Review, was a member of the Council of the American Historical Association. He was president of the Folk Arts Foundation in 1946, vice president of the Minnesota Historical Society. He also was a member of the Medieval Academy and the American Association of University Professors. Krey was married on August 20, 1913 to Laura Lettie Smith. They had two children, Frances Letitia Bosford and Terry Fort Krey. Krey died at Houston, Texas, on July 28, 1961.

From the guide to the August Charles Krey Papers, 1887-1961., (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc])

August Charles Krey was a professor and later head of the University of Minnesota Dept. of History. He was active in national and state organizations, including the American Association of University Professors, the American Historical Association, and its Commission on the Social Studies in the Schools, the Minnesota Historical Society and the National Council for the Social Studies.

From the description of August C. Krey papers, 1910-1955. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63291872

August Charles Krey was a university professor, an historian, and chairman of the History Dept. at the University of Minnesota.

From the description of August Charles Krey papers, 1910-1955. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63286037

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Krey, August C. (August Charles), 1887-1961. My reminiscences of F. J. Turner, 1960. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Vincent, George E., 1864-1941. Papers, 1929-1945. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
creatorOf August Charles Krey Papers, 1887-1961. University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Krey, August C. (August Charles), 1887-1961. Index; The first crusade, by A.C. Krey, comp. by C. Cummins. Indiana University
creatorOf Krey, August C. (August Charles), 1887-1961. August Charles Krey papers, 1910-1955. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Merriam, Charles Edward, 1874-1953. Papers, 1893-1957 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Guy Stanton Ford papers, 1885-1965 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Merriam, Charles E. Papers, 1893-1957 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Krey, August C. (August Charles), 1887-1961. Introductory speech for Theodore C. Blegen, 1955 January 27 / by August Charles Krey. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Krey, August C. (August Charles), 1887-1961. August C. Krey papers, 1910-1955. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Folk Arts Foundation of America (Saint Paul, Minn.). Folk Arts Foundation records, 1943-1965. Minnesota Historical Society Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Ahlstrom, Sidney E., 1919- person
associatedWith American Association of University Professors. corporateBody
associatedWith American Association of University Professors Committee A. corporateBody
associatedWith American Association of University Professors. Minnesota Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith American Historical Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Historical Association. Commission of Social Studies in the Schools. corporateBody
associatedWith American Historical Association. Commission on Investigation of Social Studies in the Schools. corporateBody
associatedWith American Historical Association. Commission on Social Studies in the Schools. corporateBody
associatedWith American Historical Association. Commission on the Social Studies in the Schools. corporateBody
associatedWith Bagley, William C( William Chandler, 1974-1946) person
associatedWith Baird, Julian Braden. person
associatedWith Ballou, Frank Washington, 1879- person
associatedWith Barclay, Thomas Swain, 1894- person
associatedWith Barker, Eugene Campbell, 1874- person
associatedWith Baron, Hans, 1900- person
associatedWith Bassett, John Spencer, 1867-1928 person
associatedWith Beale, Howard K. (Howard Kennedy, 1899-1959) person
associatedWith Beard, Charles Austin, 1874-1948 person
associatedWith Beatty, William Donald. person
associatedWith Beeson, Lewis. person
associatedWith Billington, Ray Allen, 1903-1981. person
associatedWith Bjork, David K. person
associatedWith Blegen, Theodore Christian, 1891-1969. person
associatedWith Bode, Boyd Henry, 1873-1953 person
associatedWith Bovée, Dorothy Annice. person
associatedWith Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1950 person
associatedWith Boyce, Gray Cowan, 1899- person
associatedWith Brill, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Gray) 1892-1954 person
associatedWith Buck, Solon Justus, 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Calkins, Raymond (D.) 1869-1965? person
associatedWith Cater, Harold Dean, 1908- person
associatedWith Coffey, Walter Castella, 1876-1956 person
associatedWith Coffman, Lotus Delta, 1875-1938 person
associatedWith Coleman, R. V. (Roy V.) 1885- person
associatedWith Craven, Avery Odelle, 1886- person
associatedWith Crofts, Frederick Sharer, 1883- person
associatedWith Curti, Merle Eugene, 1897- person
associatedWith Davis, William Stearns, 1877-1930 person
associatedWith Dawson, Edgar, 1872- person
associatedWith Day, Edmund Ezra, 1883-1951 person
associatedWith Deutsch, Alcuin Henry. person
associatedWith Dickerson, Oliver Morton, 1875-1966 person
associatedWith Doxey, Gertrude. person
associatedWith Duncalf, Frederic, 1882- person
associatedWith Evans, Austin P. (Patterson) person
associatedWith Fairlie, John A. (John Archibald) 1872-1947 person
associatedWith Fink, Harold S(wenson) 1903- person
associatedWith Folk Arts Foundation of America (Saint Paul, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Ford, Franklin L. (Franklin Lewis) 1920- person
associatedWith Ford, Guy Stanton, 1873-1962. person
associatedWith Frank, Glenn, 1887-1940 person
associatedWith Gambrill, John Montgomery, 1880-1953 person
associatedWith Geankoplos, Deno. person
associatedWith Gibbons, Alice Newman, 1876- person
associatedWith Green, Evarts Boutell, 1870-1947 person
associatedWith Haggerty, Melvin Everett, 1875-1937 person
associatedWith Hamline University corporateBody
associatedWith Hill, Howard Copeland, 1878-1940 person
associatedWith Hill, Jim Dan, 1897- person
associatedWith Holberg, Richard A., 1889- person
associatedWith Holdberg, Ruth (Longland), 1891- person
associatedWith Horn, Ernest, 1882-1967 person
associatedWith Howe, Will David, 1873-1946 person
associatedWith Hunt, Erling Messer, 1901- person
associatedWith Jameson, John Franklin, 1859-1937 person
associatedWith Johnson, Henry, 1867- person
associatedWith Johnston, John Black, 1873-1946 person
associatedWith Judd, Charles Hubbard, 1873-1940 person
associatedWith Karlin, John Alexander. person
associatedWith Kellar, Herbert Anthony, 1887-1955 person
associatedWith Kelley, Truman Lee, 1884-1961 person
associatedWith Keppel, Frederick P. (Frederic Paul) 1875- person
associatedWith Kiely, Margaret, 1894- person
associatedWith Kilpatrick, William Heard, 1871-1965 person
associatedWith Kimmel, William Glenn, 1896-1941 person
associatedWith Knowlton, Daniel Chauncey, 1876- person
associatedWith Koos, Leonard Vincent, 1881- person
associatedWith Kress, Robert A. person
associatedWith Krey, Laura Lettie Smith. person
associatedWith Lamonte, John L. (John Life, 1902- ) person
associatedWith Larsen Arthur J. (Arthur James) 1903- person
associatedWith Larson, laurence Marcellus, 1868-1938 person
associatedWith Lingelbach, William Ezra, 1871-1962 person
associatedWith Lynd, Robert Staughton, 1892- person
associatedWith MacGregor, Frank Silver, 1897- person
associatedWith Marshall, Leon Carroll, 1879- person
associatedWith McCune, George Hall. person
associatedWith Medieval Academy of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Meredity, Albert Barrett, 1871- person
associatedWith Merriam, Charles Edward, 1874-1953. person
associatedWith Michener, James A. (James Albert) 1907- person
associatedWith Minnesota Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Historical Society. Forest Product History Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota territorial Centennial Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Morgan, De Witt Schuyer, 1890- person
associatedWith Morse, Horace T. (Horace Taylor) 1905- person
associatedWith Munro, Dana Carlton, 1866-1933 person
associatedWith National Council for the Social Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Newlon, Jesse Homer, 1882-, l941 person
associatedWith Nolte, Julius M. (Julius Molte) 1894-1964 person
associatedWith Owatonna Art Education Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Owre, Alfred, 1870-1935 person
associatedWith Paetow, Louis John, 1880-1928 person
associatedWith Peik, Wesley Ernest, 1886-1951 person
associatedWith Perkins, Dexter, 1889- person
associatedWith Phillips, Burr W. person
associatedWith Phillips, James Duncan, 1876- person
associatedWith Pierce, Bessie Louise, 1898-1974 person
associatedWith Post, Gaines, 1902- person
associatedWith Pritchett, John Perry, 1902- person
associatedWith Raup, Robert Bruce, 1888- person
associatedWith Read, Conyers, 1881- person
associatedWith Robinson, Edgar Eugene, 1887- person
associatedWith Root, Winfred Trexler, 1879-1947 person
associatedWith Rugg, Harold Ordway, 1886-1960 person
associatedWith Sellery, George C. (George Clarke) 1872-1962 person
associatedWith Shippee, Lester Burrell, 1879-, 1944 person
associatedWith Steiner, Jesse Frederick, 1880- person
associatedWith Strayer, Joseph Reese, 1904- person
associatedWith Tall, Lida Lee, 1873- person
associatedWith Tate, John Torrence, 1889-1950 person
associatedWith Trelkeld, Archie Lloyd, 1889- person
associatedWith Troelstrup, Archie William, 1901- person
associatedWith Tryon, Rolla Milton, 1875-1954 person
associatedWith Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932. person
associatedWith University of Minnesota. General College. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Bibber, Lena C. person
associatedWith Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1941 person
associatedWith Vincent, George E., 1864-1941. person
associatedWith Ware, Edith E. (Edith Ellen) 1882- person
associatedWith Washington, Patty W. person
associatedWith Wesley, Edgar Bruce, 1891- person
associatedWith Willard, James F. (James Field), 1876-1935 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Minnesota--Saint Paul
University of Minnesota.
United States
United States
Subject
Political science
Religious education
Social sciences
World War, 1939-1945
Universities and colleges
College teachers
Educational
Educational surveys
Educators
Folklore
Historians
Historians
History
History
Junior colleges
Liberalism
Loyalty oaths
Occupation
Activity

Person

Birth 1887

Death 1961

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6dz0pdv

Ark ID: w6dz0pdv

SNAC ID: 16781074