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Harriet Wheeler papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 62
The Harriet Wheeler papers, 1921-1975 and undated, largely relate to Wheeler’s interest in Augustana College and her continued participation with the college through the Alumni Association for many years after her graduation. Wheeler saved personal memorabilia from her commencement, her time at Augustana College, and the Alumni Association. In addition, she maintained a correspondence with the Alumni Association about gift giving and alumni events. This collection includes a few loose scrapbook pages made by Wheeler that are filled with newspaper clippings about Augustana and memorabilia for Augustana events, such as invitations, programs, and tickets. Lastly, Wheeler collected newspaper articles, copies of The Augustana Observer, and Augustana College Bulletins* during her time at Augustana and after her graduation; these articles demonstrate Wheeler’s interest in college events and information about Augustana during and after her attendance.

Dates

  • 1921-1975 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

0.9 Cubic Feet (/ 2 boxes)

Overview

Harriet Rachel Wheeler was born on 23 June 1903 in Davenport, Iowa. She attended Cornell College before enrolling at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois in September 1924. Wheeler was a member of the Woman's Club, and was often on the honor roll. She graduated in 1927 with an A.B. in History. After her graduation, she remained involved with the Alumni Association of Augustana College through correspondence and gift giving. The Harriet Wheeler papers, 1921-1975 and undated, largely relate to Wheeler’s interest in Augustana College and her continued participation with the college through the Alumni Association for many years after her graduation. Materials include scrapbook pages, newsclippings, Augustana College memorabilia, and papers related to Augustana alumni.

Historical Note

Harriet Rachel Wheeler was born on 23 June 1903 in Davenport, Iowa. She attended Cornell College before enrolling at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois in September 1924. Wheeler was a member of the Woman's Club, and was often on the honor roll. She graduated in 1927 with an A.B. in History. After her graduation, she remained involved with the Alumni Association of Augustana College through correspondence and gift giving.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Custodial History

Harriet Wheeler donated some of her correspondence with the Alumni Association of Augustana College and her alumni memorabilia to Special Collections at an unknown date. In April 2011, these materials were added to MSS 207 Alumni Association of Augustana College records under a series for 1927 alumni materials. In May 2011, these materials were separated from MSS 207 and combined with various Harriet Wheeler papers found by Special Collections library staff during cleaning.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Harriet Wheeler at an unknown date.

Related Materials

MSS 207 Alumni Association of Augustana College records

Separated Materials

The original copies of The Observer, collected from 1924 to 1946, and the Augustana Bulletin, collected from 1926 to 1976 [bulk 1926-1957], were separated from the Harriet Wheeler papers, because these materials are represented elsewhere in Special Collections.

Processing Information

Processed by Kelsey O'Connell, 2011. Revised by Atticus Garrison, June 2016.
Title
Harriet Wheeler papers, 1921-1975 and undated.
Status
completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
June 2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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Thomas Tredway Library
Rock Island Illinois 61201 United States