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Collection of Augustana College Buildings and Grounds records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 67

Scope and Contents

The Collection of Augustana College buildings and grounds records, 1884-2012 and undated, was assembled by Special Collections staff to document the changing nature of the Augustana College campus. The collection contains materials related to various campus buildings, structures, construction projects, and facilities. Materials primarily include blueprints, floorplans, building sketches, photographs, building dedication programs, building histories, film and video footage, and newsclippings.

Dates

  • 1884-2012 and undated

Language of Materials

English and Swedish.

Conditions Governing Access

Irregular Hillside Soils folder in Hanson Hall of Science subseries closed to researchers until 2025. Audiovisual materials may be inaccessible pending reformatting. Contact Special Collections for more information.

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Augustana College moved to its present location in Rock Island, Illinois in 1875. The oldest still-standing building is Old Main, which was constructed in the 1880s. Several other buildings have either been torn down or repurposed over the course of the school's history.

For more information on the changing nature of Augustana's campus, see the Special Collections digital exhibit, An Augustana Campus History, https://www.augustana.net/SpecialCollections/CampusHistory/index.html

Extent

31.25 Linear Feet (/ 13 boxes, 11 oversize folders, 2 AV boxes, 2 volumes, and 9 oversize blueprint boxes)

Abstract

The Collection of Augustana College buildings and grounds records, 1884-2012 and undated, was assembled by Special Collections staff to document the changing nature of the Augustana College campus. The collection contains materials related to various campus buildings, structures, construction projects, and facilities. Materials primarily include blueprints, floorplans, building sketches, photographs, building dedication programs, building histories, film and video footage, and newsclippings.

Arrangement

Materials related to specific buildings have been grouped together according to the buildings' purpose (e.g. Science Buildings, Dormitories). Within subseries, materials are largely arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was assembled over time by Special Collections staff. 2022 addendum received by Brandon Tidwell, 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Julia G. Westblade, 2012. Updated by Special Collections staff, 2013, Caroline McPherson, December 2014, and Samantha Crisp, June 2015. Revised by Atticus Garrison, June 2016.

Title
Collection of Augustana College Buildings and Grounds records, 1884-2012 and undated.
Status
Completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
June 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