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Augustana College Valkyries records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 45
The Augustana College Valkyries records, 1928-1936, contains financial records related to money received from dues and initiation fees and money spent on social functions. Pages 3-45 cover miscellaneous income, expenses, and balances. Pages 138-150 record the names of the girls who paid dues in 1928-1935. The receipts that are held in the second folder of the collection were previously paperclipped to the last few pages of the notebook and date from 1934 to 1936.

Dates

  • 1928-1936

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

The Valkyries was an honorary athletics society that was created for women at Augustana College in 1928. It was organized by the Augustana Girls’ Athletics Association. Membership was limited to 24 girls who had earned 150 points in athletic competitions and were elected into the group. The Valkyries met to discuss problems in athletics and to promote enthusiasm in all women’s athletics. They also organized social functions for the group as well as the entire student body. The Augustana College Valkyries records, 1924-1936, contains financial records related to money received from dues and initiation fees and money spent on social functions.

Historical Note

The Valkyries was an honorary athletics society created for women at Augustana College in 1928. It was organized by the Augustana Girls’ Athletics Association. Membership was limited to 24 girls who had earned 150 points in athletic competitions and were elected into the group. The name originates from female figures in Norse Mythology who were lovers of heroes and whose duties were to carry dead heroes to Valhalla, Viking heaven. The Valkyries met to discuss problems in athletics and to promote enthusiasm in all women’s athletics. The group also organized social functions for its members and the entire student body. During the height of its activity, the group and its social events were very popular among Augustana students.

Arrangement

The materials bound in the beginning of the notebook are in chronological order. The information in the back of the notebook is in reverse chronological order. The receipts are in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Related Materials

MSS 217 Collection of Augustana College Athletics and Physical Education records

Processing Information

Processed by Kirsten Mathisen, 2012. Revised by Atticus Garrison, June 2016.
Title
Augustana College Valkyries records, 1928-1936.
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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