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College students, Black

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

African Student Association records

Identifier: MSS 49
Abstract The African Students Association (ASA) was founded in 2017 in order to provide a space for African students to discuss ideas and issues related to Africa. The group is responsible for putting on the annual Afro Fest event, (short for African Festival). The African Students Association records, 2017-2023 and undated, include oprganizational records such as a meeting sign-in sheet, 2018 constitution signed by members, and speeches by the groups president for the 2018 Afro Fest. The collection...
Dates: 2017-2022 and undated

Black Student Union records

Identifier: MSS 44
Abstract The Black Student Union was formed in 1968. Its description in the Augustana College catalog for 1972-1973 states that the group was "open to minority students at express pride in blackness and the traditions and history of the black people; to achieve unity among the black students in their campus lives and activities; [and] to establish better social and cultural relations between black students and the Augustana community." The Black Culture House, also established in 1968,...
Dates: 1984, 1997-2019

Harry S. B. Johnson Papers

Identifier: MSS 166
Abstract Harry S. B. Johnson served as a professor and, later, Dean of Men at Augustana College from 1940 to 1976. The Harry S. B. Johnson papers, 1948-1975 and undated, contains professional correspondence and other documents recording Johnson's activities as the Dean of Men at Augustana College in the 1950s. Topics include students’ academic standing, campus housing accommodations, and disciplinary actions. Included is a folder of material related to a Nigerian student named Mashood Olabisi Ajala,...
Dates: 1948-1975 and undated

Ladies of Vital Essence (L.O.V.E) records

Identifier: MSS 306

Ladies of Vital Essence (L.O.V.E.) was founded in 1981 by a group of Black women looking to remedy a divide between upper and lower campus residence halls. Inviting other women residents to meet and get to know one another, the meeting resulted in the founding of L.O.V.E. The Ladies of Vital Essence (L.O.V.E.) records, 1982-1986, includes one certificate awarded upon iniitiation in the group, as well as one wooden board with a L.O.V.E. chant inscribed.

Dates: 1982-1986

Ross Paulson papers

Identifier: MSS 144
Abstract Dr. Ross E. Paulson was a history professor at Augustana College from 1962 to 1995. He specialized in American and European intellectual history, historiography, and interdisciplinary studies. During his time spent on Augustana’s campus, Paulson was very involved with the school. He served on many campus and faculty committees that served to improve the school’s academic system, student life, and overall organizational structure. Paulson researched and studied many of the relevant topics of...
Dates: 1930-2002 and undated; Majority of material found within ( 1958-2001)

Clarence Woodrow Sorensen papers

Identifier: MSS 6
Abstract Clarence Woodrow Sorensen, the sixth president of Augustana College, was born in Nebraska in 1907. He studied and traveled all over the world, producing fifteen books about his geographical studies, before coming to Augustana College. Sorensen assumed the presidency in 1962, and became the first Augustana College president who was not ordained before or during his term. He oversaw many changes to the campus, and helped to increase donations to the college. Sorensen resigned from his position...
Dates: 1947-1983 and undated

John Thomas Tredway papers

Identifier: MSS 7

John Thomas Tredway was the seventh president of Augustana College, serving from 1975 to 2003. The John Thomas Tredway papers, 1958-1994, comprise Tredway's official papers from the first 5-10 years of his presidency. Papers include correspondence, financial data, campus planning documents, enrollment statistics, and subject files.

Dates: 1958-1994