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Campus and public events collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 228

Scope and Contents

The campus and public events collection, 1903-1941 and undated, is arranged into three series: Bulletins, Board of Control of Social Activities, and Board of Control of Public Meetings.

The Bulletins series, 1903-1918, contains weekly events schedules organized by school year. These bulletins were posted to outline weekly events on campus. Events include various debate club meetings, college faculty meetings, prayer meetings, choir concerts, addresses from the president, and other events.

The Board of Control for Social Activities series, 1920-1941, consists of meeting minutes, administrative records and petitions.

The Board of Control of Public Meetings series, 1916-1927 and undated, contains the group's constitution, meeting minutes, and correspondence.

Dates

  • 1903-1941 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Records in this collection relate to two Augustana College organizations: The Board of Control of Campus Activities/Board of Control of Social Activities, and the Board of Control of Public Meetings.

The Board of Control of Social Activities, founded in 1920, oversaw petitions for the use of school buildings for social functions. Many of the petitions were from sororities and fraternities. Members consisted of both students and faculty. The Board of Control of Social Activities was active until 1937, then reorganized as the Board of Control of Campus Activities in 1938. At this time, the group was placed in charge of permitting and funding not only social activities, but also religious activities, lectures and films, musical programs, and other activities. The group was active until at least 1955.

According to its constitution, the Board of the Control of Public Meetings (initially called the Board of Administration) was created in order to efficiently coordinate programs and public events on the Augustana College campus. The board consisted of President Gustav Andreen and four elected faculty members. Campus groups that planned public events, such as the Lyceum, as well as the Boards of Control of Athletics and Literary Groups had to answer to the Board of the Control of Public Meetings.

Extent

0.9 Cubic Feet (/ 2 boxes)

Abstract

The campus and public events collection, 1903-1941 and undated, contains weekly bulletins for campus events and happenings; meeting minutes and official records of Augustana College's Board of Control of Social Activities (later called the Board of Control of Campus Activities), which was charged with overseeing campus programming; and records of the college's Board of Control of Public Meetings, charged with coordinating public events on campus.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Allison James, 2009. Revised by Sarah Horowitz and Julia G. Westblade, 2012. Updated by Atticus Garrison, February 2016.

Title
Campus and public events collection, 1903-1941 and undated.
Status
Completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
February 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

Contact:
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Thomas Tredway Library
Rock Island Illinois 61201 United States