Blegen, Theodore Christian, 1891-1969

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Theodore C. Blegen, B.A. (1910) Augsburg College, M.A. (1915), Ph.D. (1925) University of Minnesota. Appointed the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1927 and served as dean of the Graduate School from 1940 until 1960. Theodore C. Blegen was born in Minneapolis on July 16, 1891. He received his bachelor's degree from Augsburg College in 1910 and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1915 and 1925. Before joining the staff of the University of Minnesota in 1927, Dr. Blegen was a professor of History at Hamline University. He was also the superintendent of the Minnesota Historical Society (1931-1939), president of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (1943), and Director of the National Historical Service Board during World War II (1943-1944). In 1940, Dr. Blegen became Dean of the Graduate School, a position he held until his retirement from the University in 1960. Over his career, Dr. Blegen wrote over 20 books and articles. He died on July 18, 1969.

From the description of Theodore Christian Blegen papers 1918-1969. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 429023846

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From the description of Index of Theodore Christian Blegen, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068172

Theodore C. Blegen, B.A. (1910) Augsburg College, M.A. (1915), Ph.D. (1925) University of Minnesota. Appointed the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1927 and served as dean of the Graduate School from 1940 until 1960.

Theodore C. Blegen was born in Minneapolis on July 16, 1891. He received his bachelor's degree from Augsburg College in 1910 and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1915 and 1925. Before joining the staff of the University of Minnesota in 1927, Dr. Blegen was a professor of History at Hamline University. He was also the superintendent of the Minnesota Historical Society (1931-1939), president of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (1943), and Director of the National Historical Service Board during World War II (1943-1944). In 1940, Dr. Blegen became Dean of the Graduate School, a position he held until his retirement from the University in 1960. Over his career, Dr. Blegen wrote over 20 books and articles. He died on July 18, 1969.

From the guide to the Theodore Christian Blegen papers, 1918-1969, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives [uarc])

Theodore Christian Blegen was born in 1891 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of John H. and Anna Blegen. He received a B.A. degree in 1910 from Augsburg College (Minneapolis), where his father was a professor in German and Greek. At the University of Minnesota he received an M.A. in 1915 and a Ph.D. in 1925. After teaching in high schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota, he became a professor of history (1920-1927) at Hamline University (St. Paul); lecturer, associate professor, and professor of history at the University of Minnesota (1927-1939); and dean of its graduate school (1940-1960). His career with the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) began in 1922 while he was teaching at Hamline University. In 1931 he succeeded Solon J. Buck as superintendent, serving until 1939. He returned to the Society as a research fellow in 1960, after his retirement from the University of Minnesota.

He married Clara Woodward in 1916. They had two children: Theodore and Margaret. He died in 1969 in St. Paul.

From the guide to the Theodore Blegen papers, 1878-1968., (Minnesota Historical Society)

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referencedIn Dorson mss., 1925-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn 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 Peerson, Cleng, 1782-1865. Cleng Peerson letter, 1824, 1825, 1924. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Theodore Blegen papers, 1878-1968. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Association of American Universities. Association of Graduate Schools. Records, 1923-1969. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Minnesota Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources. Records, 1941-1942. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Barton, Albert O. (Albert Olaus). Albert O. Barton papers, 1858-1948. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Glueck, Sheldon, 1896-1990. Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Heilbron, Julius, 1860-1940. Julius Heilbron and family papers, 1876-1970. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.) archive, 1923-2007. Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Materials relating to Hamline Branch Library study clubs., Undated and 1897-1980. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Wendell Holmes Stephenson Papers, 1820-1968 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn August Charles Krey Papers, 1887-1961. University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Papers of the University of Minnesota Department of Surgery, 1927-1968 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
creatorOf University of Minnesota. Correspondence with Alma Scott, 1945. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Paulson, O. (Ole), 1832-1907. General Sibley's expedition, 1907. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Nattestad, Ole, 1807-1886. Beskrivelse over en reise til Nordamerica, 1926 / Ole Knudsen Nattestad ; med forbemerkninger av Theodore C. Blegen. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Holvik, Johan Andreas, 1880-1960. Johan Andreas Holvik papers, 1899-1960. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Barnhart mss., 1813-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Graduate School records, 1893-2005 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
creatorOf Carlton C. Qualey papers, 1865, 1904-1988. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Collection pertaining to Norwegian emigration, 1837-1929. Library of Congress
creatorOf Blegen, Theodore Christian, 1891-1969. Index of Theodore Christian Blegen, undated. Library of Congress
referencedIn University of Minnesota. Dept. of Surgery. Papers of the University of Minnesota Department of Surgery, 1927-1968. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Guy Stanton Ford papers, 1885-1965 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
creatorOf Blegen, Theodore Christian, 1891-1969, Mrs. Materials relating to Hamline Branch Library study clubs, undated and 1897-1980. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Blegen, John H., 1851-1928. John H. Blegen reminiscences, [1886]. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Rolvaag, O. E. (Ole Edvart), 1876-1931. Selected O. E. Rolvaag papers, Undated and 1896-1934. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Conference of State Historical Agencies of the Upper Mississippi Valley. Conference records, 1915-1937. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Blegen, Theodore Christian, 1891-1969. Knute Nelson as United States senator from Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Blegen, Theodore Christian, 1891-1969. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and the discovery of Lake Itasca. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Carlton C. Qualey papers, 1865, 1904-1988. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Preus, J. A. O. (Jacob Aall Ottesen), 1883-1961. J.A.O. Preus and family papers, 1853-1946. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Anderson, William, 1888-1975,. Minnesota political party platforms: 1849-1942 / comp. by William Anderson and Theodore C. Blegen, [ca. 1933-1964]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Portraits of University of California individuals and groups, ca. 1850-[ongoing] The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
creatorOf Theodore Christian Blegen papers, 1918-1969 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
creatorOf Scott, Alma, b. 1892. Alma Scott papers, 1876-1974. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Northwest Territory Celebration Commission of Minnesota. Northwest Ordinance celebration papers, 1937-1939. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Blegen, Theodore Christian, 1891-1969. T.C. Blegen papers, 1918-1969. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blegen, Theodore Christian, 1891-1969. Theodore Christian Blegen papers 1918-1969. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. ALS, 1916 January 12 : Sagamore Hill, to [Theodore] Blegen. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Blegen, Theodore Christian, 1891-1969. Theodore Blegen papers, 1878-1968. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
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associatedWith Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.). corporateBody
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associatedWith Barton, Albert O. (Albert Olaus) person
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associatedWith Blegen, John H., 1851-1928. person
associatedWith Conference of State Historical Agencies of the Upper Mississippi Valley. corporateBody
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associatedWith Ford, Guy Stanton. person
associatedWith Glueck, Sheldon, 1896- person
associatedWith Hagen, O. E. person
associatedWith Hagen, O. E. person
associatedWith Heilbron, Bertha L. (Bertha Lion), 1895-1972 person
associatedWith Heilbron, Julius, 1860-1940. person
associatedWith Holvik, Johan Andreas, 1880-1960. person
associatedWith Krey, August C. (August Charles), 1887-1961. person
associatedWith Landsverk, O. G. (Ole Godfred), 1901- person
associatedWith Minnesota Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Nattestad, Ole, 1807-1886. person
associatedWith Nelson, Knute, 1843-1923. person
associatedWith Northwest Territory Celebration Commission of Minnesota. corporateBody
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associatedWith Paulson, O. (Ole), 1832-1907. person
associatedWith Peerson, Cleng, 1782-1865. person
associatedWith Preus, J. A. O. (Jacob Aall Ottesen), 1883-1961. person
associatedWith Qualey, Carlton C., 1904-1988. person
associatedWith Rolvaag, O. E. (Ole Edvart), 1876-1931. person
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associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864. person
associatedWith Scott, Alma, b. 1892. person
correspondedWith Stephenson, Wendell Holmes, 1899-1970 person
associatedWith University of Minnesota. corporateBody
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associatedWith Wahlgren, Erik, 1911- person
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Itasca, Lake (Minn.)
United States
Minnesota
Minnesota
Subject
Imposters and imposture--Minnesota
Norwegian Americans--Minnesota
Imposters and imposture
Inscriptions, Runic
Immigrants
Norwegian Americans
Runes
Kensington Rune Stone
History--Study and teaching
Occupation
Authors
Translator
Educators
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Birth 1891-07-16

Death 1969-07-18

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