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A. William Hoglund Papers

Identifier: 1993-0045

Scope and Content

The collection contains administrative records, correspondence, publications, fliers and other materials related to the University of Connecticut's Department of History, and Professor A. William Hoglund's tenure in the department. Subjects discussed in the collection include the UConn AAUP, UConn Senate, Connecticut State Employees Association, Nutmeg State Employees Credit Union, University of Connecticut Educational Properties Inc., Norwalk Community College, Institute of International and Intercultural Studies, John Hay Fellows of History, Senator Brien McMahon, faculty and administrative staff directories, Harry J. Marks Retirement Committee, UConn's Women's Center, and the Center on Group Life and Intergroup Relations.

The collection also contains a wide selection of academic journals and publications, to include Political Affairs, Science & Society, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, Radical America, Studies on the Left, The Cornell Era, Cornell Review, Trends in Church, Education and Industry Cooperation, Scope, The University of Connecticut Bulletin, The American Review, and The Communist.

Among the many people discussed in the collection are university faculty, to include Albert E. Waugh, Audrey Phillips Beck, Homer D. Babbidge, Jr., Christopher Collier, Mary Beth Norton, Paul Goodwin, Reinhold A. Dorwart, Richard D. Brown, Richard O. Curry, Robert Asher, Ronald E. Coons, Karen Kupperman, Hugh M. Hamill Jr., Lawrence Langer, and John A. DiBiaggio.


  • 1868-1997


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.


Born on September 4, 1926, in Baltimore, Maryland, Arthur William Hoglund spent his childhood on a farm in upper New York state where his parents purchased land with a number of other Finnish immigrants, establishing a community with a strong Finnish American character. After graduating from Spencer High School in Spencer-Van Etten, NY, in 1945 Hoglund studied history at Cornell University, receiving a bachelors degree in 1949. Attending the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison for graduate school Hoglund received a master's degree in history in 1950 and a Ph.D in history in 1957. Hoglund's first teaching position was at Muskingum College, in Ohio, from 1957 to 1961, before joining the History Department at the University of Connecticut. Hoglund was appointed Assistant Professor of History at UConn in 1961 and retired as a Professor of History in 1997. A. William Hoglund died in 2008. Hoglund's work was widely published and included books such as Finnish Immigrants in America, 1880-1920 (1960), Union list of Finnish newspapers published by Finns in the United States and Canada, 1876-1985 (1985) and Immigrants and their children in the United States: a bibliography of doctoral dissertations, 1885-1982 (1986).

A detailed biography of A. William Hoglund has been posted by the Finnish North American Literature Association>.


42.9 Linear Feet (1.17.L.6-8; 1.16.A.4-8)

Language of Materials



The collection contains the administrative records of Dr. A. William Hoglund, Professor of History at the University of Connecticut from 1961 until his retirement in 1997.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collection was donated by Dr. Hoglund in several installments beginning in 1993.

A. William Hoglund Papers
Archives & Special Collections staff
2012 April
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Revision Statements

  • 2012 July: Inclusion of additions to the collection

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US