Bachelor, Beloit College, Wisconsin, 1939. Hum.D. (honorary), Beloit College, Wisconsin, 1983. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1940.
Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1945.
Member faculty, Denison U., 1945-1948;
member of faculty, Beloit College, 1948-1980;
professor of history, Beloit College, 1957-1980;
college archivist, Beloit College, 1953-1986;
department chairman, Beloit College, 1960-1979;
professor emeritus, Beloit College, since 1980. Member regional committee X Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 1955-1962. Member board Danforth Associates, 1957-1960.
Reader, interviewer Danforth Teacher.Grants, 1962-1966.
Chairman Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board, 1976-1978. Member Rock County History Society (trustee), Beloit History Society (president 1974-1975), American Association of University Professors, American History Association, Mediaeval Academy American, Navy Records Society, Society Nautical Research, State History Society Wisconsin (member Old World Wisconsin committee 1971, curator 1971-1982, curator emeritus, Second vice president 1979-1982), Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.