Eva Lund Haugen

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Eva Lund Haugen (February 4, 1907 – October 25, 1996) was an American author and editor. Haugen was born in Kongsvinger, in Hedmark county, Norway. Haugen was twelve years old when her journalist parents emigrated in 1919. They settled in Decorah, Iowa, where both parents worked for the Norwegian-American newspaper, Decorah-Posten. Her father, Einar Lund was editor of Decorah Posten from 1946 to 1962.

Haugen attended the University of Illinois in 1930-1931. Haugen received her B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She was married to American linguist Einar Haugen with whom she was author, co-editor or translator of several books. Separately, she was author and translator of several published works relating to Norwegian-American heritage. She is most associated with her work as translator and editor in connection with works of Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Norwegian writer and Nobel Prize laureate. The Einar and Eva Lund Haugen Memorial Scholarship has been established to honor both Eva Lund Haugen and her husband, Einar Haugen.[1]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Land of the Free: Bjornstjerne Bjornson's America Letters (Norwegian American Historic Association., Northfield, MN. 1978)
  • Peder Anderson of Bergen and Lowell : Artist and Ambassador of Culture (Norwegian-American Studies, Oslo 1973)
  • Bibliography of Scandinavian Dictionaries (Kraus International, White Plains, New York, March 1985 )
  • An Editor Chooses America: The Story of Einar Lund. (Norse Heritage Volume II, 58-72)


  1. ^ Norwegian American Historic Association http://www.naha.stolaf.edu/about/scholarship.htm

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