Mickey and Marv at Selbusjøen, Norway
Mickey and Marv Slind, overlooking Selbusjøen, Norway, September 2014

This is the personal internet site of

Marv Slind

who is totally responsible for its content.

I'm 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 has links to pages related to my personal interests, particularly my books, as well as two of my main avocations: fly fishing and Jimmy Buffett's music.

To see the video that one of my students, Bailey Mulholland, made to commemorate my retirement, click here.

Check out my new novel (2017), Ivy:

Ivy Cover

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 50-year Reunion, July 11, 2015, click here.

E-mail: slind@norse.org
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." To go to my "Parrothead Page," click on the parrot

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:

To visit the

Iowa Driftless Fly Tying Club Website

Click Here

I was also 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.

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