Stomberg, Andrew A. (Andrew Adin), 1871-1943

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Amdrew A. Stomberg was professor of Scandinavian languages and literatures at the University of Minnesota (1907-1929) and chairman of the department (1929-1939).

From the description of Papers, 1898-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84494231

University of Minnesota professor and department head in Scandinavian languages and literature from 1907-1939; author of A history of Sweden.

From the description of Papers, 1898-1939. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439733

Andrew Adin Stomberg was an historian and educator.

From the description of Andrew Adin Stomberg papers, 1871-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80173974

Andrew Adin Stomberg, B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College (1895), M.S. University of Minnesota (1896), graduate work at the University of Leipzig (1897-1898) and Harvard University (1904-1905). Professor of Scandinavian languages and literature at the University of Minnesota (1907-1939).

A.A. Stomberg was born March 29, 1871 in Carver, Minnesota. He graduated with a B.A. degree in 1895 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and received his M.S. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1896. He worked in the newspaper industry in St. Paul in 1897 and in May of that year he was assigned to Europe as a special correspondent for the Minneapolis Journal, traveling throughout Scandinavia, Germany, and the Netherlands. He did graduate work at the University of Leipzig from 1897-1898, was an Austin fellow at Harvard from 1904-1905, and in 1916 received the American-Scandinavian Fellowship for the University of Upsala, Sweden.

From 1898-1907 he was professor of history and political science at Gustavus Adolphus College. He came to the University of Minnesota on October 3, 1907 as professor of Scandinavian languages and literature. Stomberg was named head of the department in 1929 and retired in 1939. Upon his retirement, he went to San Francisco where he taught evening classes at the University of California, but after two years he returned to Minnesota. He died on November 16, 1943.

Stomberg’s interest in Swedish and Scandinavian culture is reflected in his many activities. He was the director of the American Institute of Swedish Arts, Literature and Science and served as the editor of its bulletin. He was chairman of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (1918-1920) and headed the Swedish Historical Society (1927-1928). He also headed the Swedish Cultural Society of America in 1926. In 1925 King Gustav V of Sweden made him a Knight of the Order of the North Star. In 1931 he wrote A History of Sweden .

From the guide to the Andrew Adin Stomberg Papers, 1871-1943, (bulk 1910-1939), (University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives [uarc])

Archival Resources
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associatedWith Alexis, Joseph E. A. (Joseph Emanuel Alexander), b. 1885. person
associatedWith American Scandinavian Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Andeer, Carl W. (Carl Wilhelm), b. 1870. person
associatedWith Arrhenius, Svante, 1859-1927. person
associatedWith Arthur Upson Room (Minneapolis, Minn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Christianson, Theodore, 1913-1955. person
associatedWith Clausen, Peter. person
associatedWith Cowling, Donald J. (Donald John), 1880-1965. person
associatedWith Creese, James, 1896-1966. person
associatedWith Eberhart, Adolph Olson, 1870- person
associatedWith Elmquist, A. Louis (Axel Louis), b. 1884. person
associatedWith Erickson, T. A. (Theodore A.) person
associatedWith Flom, George T. (George Tobias), 1871-1960. person
associatedWith Gould, Chester Nathan. person
associatedWith Gustavus Adolphus College. corporateBody
associatedWith Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943. person
associatedWith Hold, Hamilton. person
associatedWith Hollander, Lee Milton, 1880- person
associatedWith Johnson, Amandus, 1877-1974. person
associatedWith Johnson, John Albert, 1861-1909. person
associatedWith Jusson, Harry Pratt. person
associatedWith Leach, Henry Goddard, 1880-1970. person
associatedWith Lind, John, 1854-1930. person
associatedWith Mayo, William James, 1861-1939. person
associatedWith Minnesota Education Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Montelius, Oscar, 1843-1921. person
associatedWith Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930. person
associatedWith Nelson, Olof Nickolaus, d. 1917. person
associatedWith Peterson, Conrad, 1880-1956. person
associatedWith Preus, J. A. O. (Jacob Aall Otteson), 1883-1961. person
associatedWith Rølvaag, O. E. (Ole Edvart), 1876-1931. person
associatedWith Rolvaag, Ole Edvart, 1876-1931 person
associatedWith Seabrook, William, b. 1886. person
associatedWith Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study. corporateBody
associatedWith Strindberg, August, 1849-1912 person
associatedWith Swedish Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Swedish Historical Society of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Swedish Lutheran Church. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Division of Library Instruction. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Library School. corporateBody
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Hospital libraries
Kensington Rune Stone
Kings and rulers
Library schools
Library science
Pennsylvania Dutch
Swedish Americans
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945


Birth 1871

Death 1943



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