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Helen S. Collins scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 25

Scope and Contents

The Helen S. Collins scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, invitations, programs, letters, scorecards, ticket stubs, and fellow students' autographs. These document Helen's involvement in social activities at Augustana College (including those with the Sigma Pi Delta sorority) from 1919 to 1922.

Dates

  • 1919-1922

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Historical Note

Helen Collins was born in 1901 in the town of Wakefield, Nebraska. Her father, Henry Collins, was a prominent businessman in the area, and her mother, Sophia Collins, was the daughter of the Salem Lutheran Church's founder. Helen was one of seven children her father hoped would all attend college; Helen and her sister Elsie selected Augustana. While at Augustana, Helen was a member of Sigma Pi Delta (the Speeds) and the women's basketball team. Although Helen actually graduated (with honors) from the University of Nebraska, she still considered Augustana College her alma mater and frequently attended Sigma Pi Delta reunions.

Extent

0.4 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Helen Collins was born in 1901 in the town of Wakefield, Nebraska. Her father, Henry Collins, was a prominent businessman in the area; her mother, Sophia Collins, was the daughter of the Salem Lutheran Church's founder. Helen was one of seven children her father hoped would all attend college; Helen and her sister Elsie selected Augustana. While at Augustana, Helen was a member of Sigma Pi Delta (the Speeds) and the women's basketball team. The Helen S. Collins scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, invitations, programs, letters, scorecards, ticket stubs, and fellow students' autographs. These document Helen's involvement in social activities at Augustana College (including those with the Sigma Pi Delta sorority) from 1919 to 1922.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Custodial History

This scrapbook was donated by the Wakefield Heritage Organization in the town of Wakefield, Nebraska, in 2008. The organization had received the scrapbook from the Collins family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the Wakefield Heritage Organization of Wakefield, Nebraska, 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Natalie D. Markovich, 2009. Revised by Atticus Garrison, June 2016.

Title
Helen S. Collins scrapbook, 1919-1922.
Status
Completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
June 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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