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Carlson, William Samuel, 1905-1994



  • Existence: 1905 - 1994


William S. Carlson was born on November 18, 1905, in Ironwood, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in 1930, and MA in 1932, and a Ph.D. in 1938. Carlson participated in the University of Michigan Greenland Expedition of 1928–1929 and led the fourth University of Michigan Greenland Expedition in 1930–1931. After completing his education, he joined the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor of Education, eventually becoming a full Professor and Dean of Admissions and Records. He served in the Air Force during the Second World War, building air bases in Canada, Greenland, and Iceland for transport to Britain. After the war, he assumed the Presidencies of the University of Delaware, the University of Vermont, and the State University of New York. He undertook his longest Presidency at the University of Toledo, from which he retired after 14 years. Carlson died on May 8, 1994.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"Northern lights," manuscript

Identifier: Mss-76
Stefansson Mss-76
Date(s): 1940

William S. Carlson (1905-1994), academic administrator. Consist of the typescript of his book, "Northern lights."

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