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Chronology of the Life of Elwyn B. Robinson

Date Event
October 13, 1905 Elwyn B. Robinson is born on a farm in Russell Township, Geauga County, Ohio.
June, 1924 Graduates from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, High School.
June, 1928 Graduates from Oberlin College with a A.B. in English.
1928 - 1930 Teaches at New Lyme, Ohio.
Spring 1930 Engaged to Eva Foster.
September-December 1930 Teaches at Old Trail School, Akron, Ohio.
February 1931 Begins graduate work in history at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
September 2, 1935 Marries Eva and begins teaching career at University of North Dakota.
June 1936 Receives Ph.D. and promoted to Assistant Professor of History at UND.
October 19, 1939 Stephen Walter Robinson is born.
November 14, 1942 Gordon Foster Robinson is born.
1947-1948 Publishes Heroes of Dakota, 2 volumes.
1947-1949 Presents radio talks on “Heroes of Dakota.”
1948 Receives appointment to the Mississippi Valley Historical Association's committee for the preservation of historic sites in the Missouri Valley.
June 1948 Receives promotion to Associate Professor of History at UND.
January 1950 Begins teaching a new course on the history of North Dakota.
Fall 1950 Receives appointment as a member of the Board of Directors of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
June 1951 Receives promotion to Professor of History at UND.
June 1952 Begins writing The History of North Dakota.
November 6, 1957 Delivers a public lecture entitled “The Themes of North Dakota History,” inaugurating the 75th Anniversary of the founding of UND.
February 1959 Receives Distinguished Teacher Award from the Alumni Association, UND.
July 1, 1963 Assumes Chairmanship of the Department of History, UND.
November 1964 Resigns as Chairman of the Department of History, UND.
December 1, 1964 Completes the manuscript, History of North Dakota.
Fall 1966 History of North Dakota is published by the University of Nebraska Press.
June 1967 Receives promotion to University Professor of History at UND.
Fall 1967 Receives Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for History of North Dakota.
July 1, 1970 Retires from the University of North Dakota and resigns from the State Historical Board for the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
February 26, 1984 Eva dies at United Hospital in Grand Forks.
May 1984 Receives Distinguished Service Award from the Alumni Association, UND.
March 24, 1985 Dies at Medical Park in Grand Forks.
1986 Receives Heritage Profile Honor Award from the State Historical Board of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, (awarded posthumously).

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