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Ruth Erickson scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 197
The Ruth Erickson scrapbooks, 1920s-1951 and undated, contains photographs and two scrapbooks created by Erickson, largely dating from her time at Augustana.

Photographs include images of Erickson as a child, circa 1920s, and her graduation from high school in 1939, as well as photographs from her time at Augustana, which depict campus buildings, the Augustana Choir, graduation, and her friends. Later photographs include snapshots of vacations with her friends, the third grade class she taught in 1951, and friends' weddings.

Scrapbooks, 1941-1943, include newspaper clippings, a map of campus, handouts and programs from campus events, photographs of campus, and keepsakes such as invitations, awards, schedules, corsages, membership cards, and graduation cards. Erickson also kept information about pledging and rushing and mailings from the 25th anniversary of the Kappa Epsilon Nu sorority.

Dates

  • 1920s-1951 and undated

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

1.2 Cubic Feet (/ 2 boxes and 1 oversize box)

Overview

Ruth Erickson transferred to Augstana after completing her first year at Aurora College. She graduated in 1943 with a degree in English. She was a member of the Lutheran Student Association, the Berean Bible Class, the Women’s League, the Women’s Athletic Association, and was a student representative of the Augustana Art Association. The Ruth Erickson scrapbooks date from the early 1920s to 1950. The collection consists of a photograph album and two scrapbooks of Erickson's time at Augustana.

Historical Note

Ruth Erickson transferred to Augstana College after completing her first year at Aurora College. She graduated in 1943 with a degree in English. She was a member of the Lutheran Student Association, the Berean Bible Class (a women’s Bible study), the Women’s League, the Women’s Athletic Association, and was a student representative of the Augustana Art Association. She was a member of the Kappa Epsilon Nu sorority, for which she served as secretary her junior year and president her senior year. She also served on the Intersorority Council as a senior. She was the secretary of the Dormitory Club her junior year and on staff for the Rockety-I yearbok her senior year. After graduation, Erickson became a third grade teacher.

Custodial History

These materials were found in a house near Sorensen Hall that was about to be torn down. There is no information on how the scrapbooks came into the possession of Augustana College.

The scrapbook in box 2 was relocated to oversize shelving in the summer of 2015. The box was renumbered Oversize Box 1.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Julia G. Westblade, 2011. Revised by Atticus Garrison, April 2016.
Title
Ruth Erickson scrapbooks, 1920s-1951 and undated.
Status
completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
April 2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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