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Flavius Sten scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 216
The Flavius Sten scrapbook, 1911-1930, contains newspaper clippings related to Sten’s life and athletic career. It covers his time at Augustana College as well as his later adult life.

Dates

  • 1911-1930

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Overview

Flavius J. Sten was born in St. Helens, Oregon. He attended the Augustana Academy for high school until 1911, when he entered Augustana College. He was involved in many organizations during his college career, most notably the basketball program. As a freshman, he was a forward on the varsity basketball team, a position he would hold until he graduated. He also coached the girls' basketball team. The Flavius Sten scrapbook, 1911-1930, contains newspaper clippings related to Sten’s life and athletic career. It covers his time at Augustana College as well as his later adult life.

Historical Note

Flavius J. Sten was born in St. Helens, Oregon. He attended the Augustana Academy for high school until 1911, when he entered Augustana College. As a freshman, he was a forward on the varsity basketball team, a position he would hold until he graduated. He also coached the girls’ basketball team. As a sophomore, Sten joined the Gladstone Debating Team, the Phrenokosmian Society, and the Tennis Club. During his junior year, Sten joined the Rooters Club, the track squad, and the baseball team, and he was also elected president of the Augustana Athletic Association. He acted as the treasurer of the Augustana Military Band and played clarinet. During his senior year, Sten acted as the Manager of Athletics and the captain of the varsity basketball team. He was also the "Organizations" editor for the Rockety-I, the school yearbook.

Sten graduated from Augustana College in 1914 as class salutatorian. After graduation, he worked for one year as a science teacher at St. Helens High School in Oregon before moving to Great Falls, Montana. Sten married Clara Johnson in 1917 and became the general manager of the Montana Hardware Company. Sten was inducted into the Tribe of Vikings Hall of Fame in 1977.

Custodial History

Separated from MSS 217 collection of Augustana College Athletics and Physical Education records in December 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Related Materials

MSS 217 Collection on Augustana Athletics and Physical Education

Processing Information

Processed by Helen Reinold, 2011. Revised by Atticus Garrison, February 2016.
Title
Flavius Sten scrapbook, 1911-1930.
Status
completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
February 2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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