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Carl Otto Granere papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 15

Scope and Contents

The Carl Otto Granere papers, 1873-1946 and undated, is arranged into five series. The Writings series, 1874-1929 and undated, includes poems written in both English and Swedish by Granere. The subject matter is largely academic or religious, with many poems written in memoriam of deceased faculty members or odes to the college. Also included is a one-act play written by Granere. The Religious series, 1895, 1946 and undated, contains a bound sermon book filled with Swedish sermons and various unbound sermons and prayers. The Scholastic series, 1877, 1902 and undated contains Granere's anniversary speech to the class of 1877 as well as other speeches about the state of academic affairs at the college. The Photographs series contains a photograph of Granere and his first wife in Paxton, Illinois, as well as clippings of Old Main and some of the college's founding faculty. The Miscellaneous series, 1880-1889 and undated, contains Granere's pocket-sized financial records and an obituary/posthumous biography written in Swedish.

Dates

  • 1873-1946 and undated

Creator

Language of Materials

English and Swedish

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Carl Otto Granere was born 27 September 1844 in Småland, Sweden. He graduated from Stockholm in 1870 and traveled to Augustana College in Paxton, Illinois, that same year. From 1872 to 1876 he was a professor of Latin and Swedish and assistant instructor in Church History and Doctrinal Theology at the College. He received his Ph.D. in 1898 and was appointed librarian of the college. Granere continued his duties as college librarian until his resignation in 1913. He lived to be the oldest of the original Augustana faculty, and spoke at the 50th anniversary of the college.

Granere married twice, first to Sophia Albertina Wiborg and then to Marie Thomason, mother of their four children: Ruth Mirjam, Carl Emanuel, Helga Johanna and Hortensia Linnea. Granere died in his home in Detroit, Michigan, on 4 February 1933 at the age of 88. He is buried in Moline, Illinois.

Extent

0.4 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Abstract

Carl Otto Granere was born 27 September 1844 in Småland, Sweden. He graduated from Stockholm in 1870 and traveled to Augustana College in Paxton, Illinois, that same year. From 1872 to 1876 he was a professor of Latin and Swedish and assistant instructor in Church History and Doctrinal Theology at the College. He received his Ph.D. in 1898 and was appointed librarian of the college. Granere continued his duties as college librarian until his resignation in 1913. He lived to be the oldest of the original Augustana faculty, and spoke at the 50th anniversary of the college. The Carl Otto Granere papers, 1873-1946 and undated, contains Granere's writings and poetry, religious texts, academic speeches, photographs, and other papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Allison James, 2008. Revised by Atticus Garrison, October 2016.

Title
Carl Otto Granere papers, 1873-1946 and undated.
Status
Completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
October 2016
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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