Oral History Interview: Vernon Carstensen (230)
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Sifting and Winnowing
University of Wisconsin: A History (Book)
Glenn Frank; His biography; Experimental College; Dean George Sellery; Carstensen's invitation to UW; Division of work between himself and Merle Curti on The University of Wisconsin: A History, volumes I and II; Research assistants; Search for sources; Founding UW Archives; Obtaining regents' papers for Archives; Interviews done for UW History; Scarcity of information on students; Suggested topics for updated UW History; Efforts to obtain WARF grants for social sciences; Important issues in recent UW history; Sifting and winnowing plaque and regents' initial reaction; Ambiguity of Wisconsin Idea; Emphasis on teaching in History Department in 1940s; Paul Knaplund's role in UW affairs; E. B. Fred; Clarence Dykstra; Carstensen's opinion of UW History.