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Roosevelt Outing Club records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 218

Scope and Contents

The Roosevelt Outing Club records, 1924-1930, primarily includes books of meeting minutes and the treasurer’s financial records. The collection also includes the club's constitution, notes, and membership records. These materials were used by the club for organizing trips, planning meetings, governing the club, and recordkeeping.

Dates

  • 1924-1930

Creator

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

The Roosevelt Outing Club was an organization active at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, for students and faculty from 1924 to 1930. Although the group had already existed for several years, the Roosevelt Outing Club was formally organized in 1924 with Fritiof Fryxell, professor of geology, as the faculty advisor. Its purpose was to promote and “provide wholesome outdoor recreation for its members,” to promote the beautification of the Augustana campus, and to “do all in its power everywhere to further the preservation of places of natural and historic interest.”

The club’s primary activity was organizing day trip hikes at nearby natural parks such as Vandruff’s Island in Rock Island County, the Maquoketa, Iowa caves, and others. In its attempt to help beautify the Augustana campus, the club also installed a sun dial on the pedestal between Old Main and Denkmann Memorial Hall and made plans to plant elm trees on campus and install name plates on the campus's existing trees.

Because the collection dates to 1930 and the Augustana College Catalog and Rockety-I yearbook contain no further mention of the club after 1929, the club is presumed to have disbanded sometime around 1930.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Roosevelt Outing Club was an organization active at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, for students and faculty from 1924 to 1930. Its purpose was to promote and “provide wholesome outdoor recreation for its members,” to promote the beautification of the Augustana campus, and to “do all in its power everywhere to further the preservation of places of natural and historic interest.” The Roosevelt Outing Club records, 1924-1930, primarily includes books of meeting minutes and the treasurer’s financial records. The collection also includes the club's constitution, notes, and membership records.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from The Roosevelt Outing Club at an unknown date.

Related Materials

MSS 358 Anna Marian Williams papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kelsey O'Connell, 2011. Revised by Atticus Garrison, February 2016.

Title
Roosevelt Outing Club records, 1924-1930.
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:
639 38th Street
Thomas Tredway Library
Rock Island Illinois 61201 United States