Sigurd Bernhard Hustvedt (1882-1954) was a professor in the English department at UCLA and helped to found the California
Folklore Society in 1942. The collection consists of 2100 index cards related to one of Sigurd Hustvedt's books,
A Melodic Index of Child's Ballad Tunes (1936) as well as bibliographical notes on popular ballad tunes and a beginning bibliography of Nobel Prize winners.
Hustvedt was born in 1882; a native of Iowa, he graduated from Luther College; began graduate work at Universtiy of California
at Berkeley in 1911, and in 1912 began studying at Harvard University, receiving his Ph.D in 1915; awarded the Parker Fellowship
in Comparative Literature (1914-15) for ballad study in Britain and Scandinavia; returned to teach at the University of Illinois,
but left to serve as captain in World War I; resumed teaching at the University of Minnesota, and in 1921 left to join the
English department at the University of California's newly established Southern Branch; helped to found the California Folklore
Society in 1942 and served as editor of its journal; wrote Ballad Criticism in Scandinavia and Great Britain During the Eighteenth Century (1916), Ballad Books and Ballad Men: Raids and Rescues in Britain, America and the Scandinavian North Since 1800 (1930), and A Melodic Index of Child's Ballad Tunes (1936); retired in 1949; he died on October 4, 1954.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
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