Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MSS 14
Abstract Carl Linus Eugene Esbjörn (also spelled Esbjorn) was the son of Augustana College's first president, Lars Paul Esbjörn. He attended Augustana College in the 1870s, studying at both the college's Paxton campus and Rock Island campus. He taught at several colleges before taking a permanent position at Augustana as a professor of languages in 1887. He would remain at Augustana for 52 years until his death in 1939, when he was struck by a car while crossing 7th Avenue. Esbjörn was interested in...
Dates: 1838-1941 and undated
Identifier: MSS 13
Abstract Constantin Magnus Esbjörn (also spelled Esbjorn) was born to Gustava and Lars Paul Esbjörn, the founding president of Augustana College, in 1858. C.M. Esbjörn attended Augustana College in Paxton, Illinois, and followed the college when it moved in 1875 to Rock Island, Illinois. Following his graduation from Augustana in 1877, Esbjörn taught at Augustana until 1880 and then again from 1883 to 1890, when he was ordained. He and his family moved frequently throughout the western United States...
Dates: 1868-1925 and undated
Identifier: MSS 1
Abstract The Lars Paul Esbjörn and Esbjörn family papers primarily documents the personal and professional life of the first president of Augustana College, Lars Paul Esbjörn. Esbjörn was born in Sweden in 1808 and immigrated to America in 1849. In 1860, he became the first president of Augustana College, and remained in this position until 1863, when the college was moved to Paxton, Illinois. That same year, Esbjörn returned to Sweden where he lived until his death in 1870. His papers include...
Dates: 1778-1982 and undated