A Guide to the Carl M. Rosenquist Papers, 1939
Sociologist and author Carl M. Rosenquist (1895-1973), born in South Dakota, married Helen Elizabeth Barrett, with whom he had two children. He earned a B. S. from the University of Illinois in 1921, a master's degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 1925, and his doctorate in Sociology at the University of Chicago in 1930. Following his graduation from the University of Chicago, he retuned to UT, where he taught until his retirement in 1965. In addition to his teaching career, Rosenquist served as director, president, and editor for several organizations and journals, including the Social Science Quarterly, where he served as editor-in-chief from 1939-1942. Rosenquists’ research covered topics such as Swedish migration, assimilation, urbanization, and juvenile delinquency.
University of Texas at Austin. “Index of faculty/council/200-2001/memorials.” Accessed August 18, 2011. http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/2000-2001/memorials/SCANNED/.
A seven chapter typed manuscript, "Swedes of Texas," comprise the Carl M. Rosenquist Papers, 1939, documenting the sociological impacts of Swedish immigration to Texas. The manuscript, Rosenquist's doctoral dissertation from the University of Chicago, focuses on Swedish motivations for immigrating to Texas, and how their Americanization has affected their language, education, family, religious, and economic life. Additionally, the study examines how their ancestry impacted their acceptance of American lifestyles, and their relations with the larger community.
This collection is open for research use.
Carl M. Rosenquist Papers, 1939, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers