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American literature educator

Arthur Robert Huseboe, American literature educator. Recipient Governor's award in the Arts State of South Dakota, 1989; National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 1975-1977, 79-83, 92-94; named to South Dakota Hall of Fame, 2001.


Huseboe, Arthur Robert was born on October 6, 1931 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States. Son of Carl and Lillian Ruth (Auby) Huseboe.


Bachelor, Augustana College, 1953. Master of Arts, University South Dakota, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1963.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Dana College, 1984.


Teaching associate Indiana University, Bloomington, 1959-1960. Instructor University South Dakota, Vermillion, 1960-1961. Professor Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, from 1961.

President South Dakota Humanities Foundation, Sioux Falls, 1994-1996, Federation of State Humanities Councils, Washington, 1988-1991. Executive director Nordland Heritage Foundation, Sioux Falls, 1980-2008, Center Western Studies, Augustana, since 1989. National Endowment of the Humanities regional heritage chair, 1989-1906.



Board of directors South Dakot Symphony, Sioux Falls, since 1966. Member Nordland Fest Association, Sioux Falls, since 1975. With United States Army, 1953-1955.

Member Modern Language Association, We. Literature Association (president 1976-1977), Norwegian-American History Association (board directors), South Dakot History Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, theater, classical music.


Married Doris Louise Eggers, May 27, 1953.

Carl Huseboe

Lillian Ruth (Auby) Huseboe

Doris Louise Eggers