W. Edson Richmond


Fulbright Award (1952)
Fulbright Award


W. Edson Richmond was born in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1916. He earned degrees from Miami University of Ohio and Ohio State University. He accepted a position at Indiana University as an instructor in 1945 and remained at IU until his retirement in 1986. He traveled extensively to Norway, once as a Fulbright Scholar in 1953. He was a Fulbright professor at the universities of Helsinki and Abo, A Ford Foundation grantee for research in Scandinavia (1963), and a Visiting Research Professor in Oslo in 1976. In 1977, Richmond was elected to the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters. He served a President of the Society of Fellows of the American Folklore Society.