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Augustana College Office of Development records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 38

Scope and Contents

The Office of Development records, 1938-2012 and undated, contains donor lists, newsletters, progress reports, mailings, news clippings, press releases, building proposals, invitations, brochures, and pamphlets dealing with several fundraising campaign strategies dating back to the early 1900s. It is organized into four series: Donor Lists, Capital Campaigns, Continuous Fundraisers and John Kindschuh. The Donor Lists series consists of Reports of Giving, 1957-1990, Honor Rolls of Donors, 1991-2007, and a 2008 report from the President. The Capital Campaigns series contains information and items relating to various fundraising strategies throughout Augustana’s history. The Continuous Fundraisers series consists of information about the Augustana College Alumni Association and the Annual Fund. These fundraisers continue every year, unlike other short-term fundraising campaigns. The John Kindschuh series contains correspondance from the Office of Planning and Advancement with donors as well as personal letters and condolences.

Dates

  • 1928-2012 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Historical Note

The Office of Development (now the Office of Advancement) at Augustana College creates capital campaigns and fundraising strategies in order to raise money to improve and develop the Augustana campus and facilities. While fundraising took place throughout the history of the college, the development office was officially established during the C.W. Sorensen administration, with Roger Peterson being named the first director of development in 1962.

The Augustana College Alumni Association was created in 1877, and every graduate is granted automatic membership. The group communicates with alumni to ask for contributions toward the Augustana Fund and other projects. Various other campaigns produce building proposals and progress reports that are given to members and potential donors.

Extent

2.2 Cubic Feet (/ 4 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Office of Development (now the Office of Advancement) at Augustana College creates capital campaigns and fundraising strategies in order to raise money to improve and develop the Augustana campus and facilities. While fundraising took place throughout the history of the college, the development office was officially established during the C.W. Sorensen administration. The Office of Development records, 1938-2012 and undated, contains donor lists, newsletters, progress reports, mailings, news clippings, press releases, building proposals, invitations, brochures, and pamphlets dealing with several fundraising campaign strategies dating back to the early 1900s.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Custodial History

The Capital Campaigns series is an assembled collection formed in February 2011 by Special Collections Librarian Sarah Horowitz. The series consists of items removed from vertical files and materials found through sorting ephemera previously housed in large boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Related Materials

MSS 37 Augustana College Office of Alumni Relations records MSS 207 Augustana College Alumni Association records

Processing Information

Processed by Julia G. Westblade, 2012. Updated 2013. Updated by Sarah Horowitz, 2012, and Samantha Crisp, June 2014. Revised by Atticus Garrison, June 2016.
Title
Augustana College Office of Development records, 1928-2012 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

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