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Robert B. Kvavik papers

Identifier: 2000-48

Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers assembled during a portion of Dr. Kvavik's tenure as a vice president within the Office of Academic Affairs. Dr. Kvavik's papers regarding his time as a professor and director of the Center for Northwest European Language and Area Studies are not included in this collection.

The papers include correspondence, reports, minutes, senate committee papers, reports from university departments, schools and colleges, and files on special items and topics.


  • 1987-1992


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Robert B. Kvavik papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Robert B. Kvavik (b. 1942)

Robert Barthel Kvavik was born on May 5, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his B.A. in 1964 from Brooklyn College, his M.A. in 1965 and Ph.D. in 1971 from Stanford University. He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1968 as an assistant professor in the department of political science specializing in Scandinavian government and politics. He was promoted to associate professor in 1975 and later to professor. Dr. Kvavik served as an instructor for the University's Center for Northwest European Language and Area Studies, and later as its director. In 1987, Dr. Kvavik was appointed as an assistant vice president for international education in Academic Affairs. In 1997, he was appointed as an associate vice president in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.


22 boxes (28.6 linear feet)


The collection contains the papers of Robert B. Kvavik, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives by the Office of Academic Affairs on September 10, 2000.

Related Material in University Archives

University of Minnesota. Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs papers

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Robert B. Kvavik papers, 1987-1992
Karen Spilman
July 2005
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