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Fryxell, Fritiof, 1900-1986


Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Augustana Historical Society records

Identifier: MSS 203
Abstract The Augustana Historical Society was founded in 1930 with the goal of preserving documents and artifacts related to Scandinavian and Lutheran history. By 1996, the group had revised its mission as being to: "locate, gather, preserve, and publish literary materials bearing on the history of Augustana College, on the relationships of the college to the Lutheran Church, on the history of Swedish immigration to the United States, and on cultural connections between the United States and Sweden."...
Dates: 1918-2020 and undated

Earth Interpreters collection

Identifier: MSS 73
Abstract Earth Interpreters: F. M. Fryxell, Geology, and Augustana was published by the Augustana College Library in 1992 as a tribute to Fritiof M. Fryxell, who began teaching at Augustana from 1923 to 1973 and was instrumental in establishing geology as an independent department in 1929. During his tenure at Augustana, Fryxell founded and curated the geology museum on campus, now called the Fryxell Geology Museum. The Earth Interpreters book is composed of 16...
Dates: 1987-1992

Collection on Rudolph W. Edmund

Identifier: MSS 157
Abstract Rudolph W. Edmund graduated from Augustana College with a Bachelor's Degree in Geology in 1934. After working for a year, Edmund continued his education at the University of Iowa where he pursued and then attained a Master's Degree (1938) and then a Ph. D. (1940). For the remainder of his career, he alternated between working in the private sector as a petroleum geologist and teaching in the geology department at Augustana College, where he was instrumental in helping design new facilities...
Dates: 1933-1998 and undated

Fritiof Melvin Fryxell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 18
Abstract Fritiof Melvin Fryxell was a geology professor at Augustana College from 1929 to 1968. Fryxell was born in Moline, Illinois in 1900. He attended Augustana College, and graduated in 1922 with degrees in biology and English. He later returned to the school as a teaching assistant for biology and English. He took a leave of absence from the college to earn his doctorate in geology, and returned to the school in 1929 as the founder and chair of the geology department. Fryxell also did...
Dates: circa 1891-1987

David McIntyre collection on Roald Fryxell

Identifier: MSS 382
Abstract David McIntyre was an American geologist who worked for the United States Geological Survey for 20 years. His specialty was regional geologic mapping of volcanic rocks. His friend and colleague, Roald H. Fryxell, was a geologist and graduate of Augustana College and the University of Idaho. Fryxell was involved in many groundbreaking projects, including examining moon rocks that the Apollo 11 expedition brought back. He took part in a Seminar of Space Exploration at Augustana College in...
Dates: 1974-1979 and undated

National Association of Geoscience Teachers records

Identifier: MSS 301
Abstract The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is an organization dedicated to the teaching of earth sciences and making information accessible to the general public. The National Association of Geoscience Teachers records, 1937-2017 and undated, consists of 12 series: Constitution, Group Information and Membership, Acquisition Information, Annual Meeting Records and Correspondence, Awards, Regional Sections, Affiliates, Summer Field Training Program, Journal of Geoscience Education,...
Dates: 1937-2017 and undated

Roosevelt Outing Club records

Identifier: MSS 218
Abstract The Roosevelt Outing Club was an organization active at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, for students and faculty from 1924 to 1930. Its purpose was to promote and “provide wholesome outdoor recreation for its members,” to promote the beautification of the Augustana campus, and to “do all in its power everywhere to further the preservation of places of natural and historic interest.” The Roosevelt Outing Club records, 1924-1930, primarily includes books of meeting minutes and the...
Dates: 1924-1930