Center for Northwest European Language and Area Studies records
Scope and Content
The collection contains grants, program materials, lectures, enrollment figures and directories of members.
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Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.
The Center for Northwest European Language and Area Studies was established in 1965 with support from the U.S. Office of Education. Its purpose was to further research and instruction concerning the countries of Northwestern Europe, including Scandinavia and Finland. The Scandinavian Department oversaw the Center. Courses were drawn from various departments, including literature, linguistics, history, political science, geography and art history as well as languages.
Alrik Gustafson was the Center's first director from 1965-1969. Other directors included Nils Hasselmo (1970-1973), Robert Kvavik (1975-1981) and Michael Metcalf (1982-1984).
In 1988 the Center for Northwest European Language and Area Studies was absorbed by the Center for Nordic Studies, focusing on Nordic and Scandinavian studies. The Center for Nordic Studies closed in 1994 due to budget constraints.
8.75 Cubic Feet (7 boxes)
Collection contains the records of the Center for Northwest European Language and Area Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Collection has not been processed.
- Center for Northwest European Language and Area Studies Records, 1960s-1980s
- Karen Spilman
- May 2005
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- Finding aid written in English
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