Frank Rueben Almquist was born on October 14, 1905. He lived in Moline, Illinois, and attended Moline High School. He graduated in 1925, then entered Augustana College in the fall of 1929. Almquist was involved in several organizations on campus, including Omega Nu Omega, Tau Kappa Alpha, the Interfraternity Council, the Men’s Debate Club, and intramural basketball. Almquist graduated from Augustana in 1933, with a bachelor’s degree in commerce and economics. Materials in this collection include correspondence, papers, speeches, course schedules, a Moline High School yearbook, scrapbooks, news clippings, dance cards, and graduation materials (commencement program, invitation, etc.).