Mickey and Marv at Oseberg Ship, Oslo
Mickey and Marv Slind, at theViking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway, June 2006


This is the personal internet site of

Marv Slind

who is totally responsible for its content.


I am Professor Emeritus of History at Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa, having retired at the end of the 2013 academic year. (In addition to this web site, I also have a web page on the Luther server, which is related to more academic issues: http://www.luther.edu/slindmar). This site is basically designed for pages related to my personal interests, particularly fly fishing and Jimmy Buffett's music.


In connection with a couple of family reunions, I've put together a website related to the families of John and Anna Walli and Ole and Karen Walli. Click here to go to that website.


If you're looking for information about the Burlington-Edison High School Class of 1965's 45-year Reunion, click here.



E-mail: slind@norse.org
Voice Phone: (563) 382-1848
Cell: (563) 380-6645


My primary area of academic specialization was Scandinavian history. If you're interested in Scandinavian Studies, you may like to check the home page of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study.


My most recent publications are

Linka's Diary:
An Immigrant Story
in Word and Sketches


Click here for
more details



Luther College Goes to War:
"Scuttlebutt" and the World War II Letters


Click here for
more details


As you probably guessed from the fact that I have this web page in addition to my academic one, even before my retirement, my interests were not solely academic. My tastes in music range from classical to country, and most of my friends classify me as a "parrothead." Fly fishing and golf are high on my list of outdoor interests. I also enjoy traveling with my wife, Mickey. If you're interested in flyfishing, you might like to investigate some of the sites you'll find if you click on the fish:

I have also been an active member of NAFSA: the Association of International Educators, for over twenty years, and served as Chair of NAFSA's Section on US Students Abroad (SECUSSA) in 1990-91. As a result of my experiences in the field of international education, combined with my popular musical interests, I created a list of songs that illustrate the presence of "Education Abroad in Popular Music"


I would appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have regarding this homepage, the norse.org domain in general, or the course materials for my classes.

send e-mail to:


slind@norse.org



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