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Carlton C. Qualey (December 17, 1904 - March 25, 1988) was an American professor, author and historian. His research specialized principally in Norwegian-American immigration. An imminent historian, his publications including books, articles and reviews produced over a 60 year career. He is most frequently associated with his 1938 study, Norwegian Settlement in the United States.

Early Life and Professional Career

Qualey was born in Spring Grove, Minnesotamarker. He graduated from St. Olaf Collegemarker (1929), earned his Masters from University of Minnesotamarker (1930) and his Doctorate from Columbia University in (1938). He taught history at Columbia University (1936-1944); Swarthmore Collegemarker (1944-1945); Columbia Graduate School (1945-1946); Carleton Collegemarker (1946-1970).

Qualey was a member of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (1940-1965) and the Organization of American Historians (1965-1973). He served on the editorial board of the Norwegian-American Historical Association (1931-1987). Qualey was the superintendent of the Minnesota Historical Society (1947-1948) as well as a research fellow and initiator of the Ethnic History Project (1973-1981). He was one of the founders and treasurer of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and for many years editor of the Immigration and Ethnic History Newsletter.

Awards

The Carlton C. Qualey Memorial Article Award is a prize is awarded every other year for the best article appearing in the Journal of American Ethnic History during the two preceding calendar years. The award was established by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society in memory of Professor Carlton C. Qualey who was a founder of the Society. The Journal of American Ethnic History is published by the University of Illinois Press. Champaign, Illinoismarker.

Selected Bibliography

  • Pioneer Norwegian Settlement in Minnesota to 1876 (University of Minnesota. 1930)
  • The Fox River Norwegian Settlement: On occasion of the Celebration of 100th Anniversary of the first permanent Norwegian Settlement in the United States at Norway & Ottawa, Illinois, June 22-24, 1934 (Illinois State Historical Society. 1934)
  • The Settlement and Agriculture Development of the Township of Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota to 1880 (Norwegian-American Historical Association. 1936)
  • Norwegian Settlement in the United States (Norwegian American Historical Association. 1938)
  • Recent Biographies in American History (National Council for the Social Studies. 1951)
  • Thorstein Veblen (University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton. 1968)
  • On Being an Ethnic Historian (Friends of the Library, Western Reserve Historical Society. 1972)
  • American Ethnic Nationalisms: A Bibliographical Selection (University of Prince Edward Island. 1979)


References

  1. http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00357.xml "Minnesota Historic Society. Biography Of Carlton C. Qualey"
  2. http://www.iehs.org/Bylaws.htm "The Immigration And Ethnic History Society, Carlton C. Qualey Memorial Article Award
  3. http://www.naha.stolaf.edu/about/preservation.htm "Preserving History. Norwegian American Historic Association. 2005"
  4. http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/jaeh/28.1/index.html “Journal of American Ethnic History. Volume 28, Number 1, Fall 2008 ”


Additional Sources

  • Cross, Robert D. A Tribute to Carlton C. Qualey (The Journal of American Ethnic History, Fall 1988 Vol. 8 No. 1)


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