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Sigmund Skard

Sigmund Skard, Norwegian poet, scholar. Member Modern Language Association (honorary), academies Gothenburg, Oslo, Trondheim.

Background

  • Skard, Sigmund was born on July 31, 1903 in Kristiansand, Norway. Son of Matias and Gyda (Christensen).

  • Education

    • Magister artium, University Oslo, 1931. Doctor Philosophy, University Oslo. Degree (honorary), University Pennsylvania.

      Degree (honorary), University West Berlin.

    Career

    • Librarian University Oslo, 1922-1933. Assistant professor general literature, 1933-1938. Librarian Royal Academy, Trondheim, Norway, 1938-1946.

      On leave as consultant Library of Congress, Washington, 1941-1943, as chief regional specialist United States Office of War Information, 1943-1945. Professor American literature University Oslo, 1946-1973, founder, director American Institute, 1948-1973, president International Summer School, 1958-1968. President Det Norske Samlaget, 1949-1972.

    Works

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association (honorary), academies Gothenburg, Oslo, Trondheim.

    Connections

    • Son of; married Ase Gruda Koht, January 5, 1933. Children: Torild, Malfrid, Asmund, Halvdan, Anne.
    • father: Matias Son
    • mother: Gyda (Christensen) Son
    • spouse: Ase Gruda Koht
    • children: Torild Skard
    • Malfrid Skard
    • Asmund Skard
    • Halvdan Skard
    • Anne Skard
    Sigmund Skard
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    Born July 31, 1903
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    • 1931
      University Oslo
    • 1922 - 1933
      Librarian University Oslo