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Bernard Wickstrom papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 164
The Bernard Wickstrom papers, 1948-1950 and undated, contains photographs, clippings, and artwork, largely related to Wickstrom's membership in the Phi Omega Phi (POP) fraternity. The collection has been arranged into four series.

The Newspaper Articles series contains three 1950 articles from the Rock Island Argus noting Wickstrom's awards from both SAGA and the Augustana Writers' Club and his participation in an Augustana News Society awards ceremony. The Artwork series consists of a cut-and-paste drawing of the Old Main tower signed by Bernard Wickstrom. The Phi Omega Phi Fraternity series contains captioned photographs from a POP scrapbook (1948-1950) and a roster of POP members in 1950. The Photographs series (1949-1950 and undated) contains photographs of Wickstrom, campus events, and unidentified students, as well as photographs of POP fraternity functions, including two "informals."

Dates

  • 1948-1950 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

0.2 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Overview

Bernard Y. Wickstrom was a student at Augustana College from 1947 until 1950. He was an editor for the Augustana Observer, president of the Augustana chapter of the Alpha Delta Journalistic Fraternity, and a "Poobah." The Bernard Wickstrom papers, 1948-1950 and undated, contains photographs, clippings, and artwork, largely related to Wickstrom's membership in the Phi Omega Phi (POP) fraternity.

Historical Note

Bernard Y. Wickstrom was a student at Augustana College from 1947 until 1950. He was an editor for the Augustana Observer and president of the Augustana chapter of the Alpha Delta Journalistic Fraternity. Wickstrom was also a member of the Phi Omega Phi (POP) fraternity, serving as secretary in 1948 and vice president in 1950. He won various awards for his prose and poetry from the school's literary magazine, SAGA, and he graduated in 1950 with a major in English.

Wickstrom's father, George Wickstrom, was a well-known columnist for the Rock Island Argus until he bought the Zephyrhills News in Zephyr Park, Florida in 1955. Bernard became editor-in-chief of the newspaper after his father's death. He eventually sold the paper to the New York Times. Bernard Wickstrom died 10 September 1987. A stage in Zephyr Park, Florida is named in his honor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the Estate of Bernard Wickstrom, 1988, and from Valerie Davis.

Related Materials

MSS 288 Augustana College Writers' Club papers

Processing Information

Processed by Allison James, 2007. Revised by Atticus Garrison, May 2016.
Title
Bernard Wickstrom papers, 1948-1950 and undated.
Status
completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
May 2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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