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Hal C. Yingling papers

Identifier: MSS 22

Scope and Contents

The Hal C. Yingling papers, 1887-1926 and undated, contains Yingling's personal and professional papers, including Vital Records, Correspondence, Financial Records, Essays, Newsclippings, Miscellaneous, and Photographs.

Vital Records (1912-1922 and undated) contains marriage and baptism certificates, grade reports and degrees, registration records, birth announcements, and graduation announcements.

Correspondence (1915-1923 and undated) consists of letters and telegraphs to and from Yingling regarding his career as a professor at various universities.

Financial Records (1887-1926 and undated) contains records of monetary transactions from Yingling's personal and professional life. Included are receipts, checks, paychecks, freight bills, hospital bills, certificates of agreement, and IOU's.

Essays (undated) comprises Yingling's written work, including his homage to the work of Dr. Mark Francis of the A and M College of Texas, an exploration of aphid eggs, and an account of his honeymoon, which included a scenic journey to Yingling's place of employment in Texas. The folder also contains a poem about the irresistible evils of tobacco, and the lyrics to a song entitled "It's Nice to Get up in the Morning," by Harry Lauder.

News Clippings (undated) consists of newspaper articles and sports boxscores. Aside from baseball scores, the clippings include a cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt's funeral procession, a copy of the Illinois state song by William A. Meese, articles from "Popular Mechanics," and a printed hierarchy of coal products. Newspaper articles touch topics from evolution to religious debate to war, and additionally includes articles on people such as Dr. William Oxley Thompson and Pete Stinchcomb. The final item in this folder is an issue of "The Reveille," the daily newspaper at A and M College of Texas, regarding Dr. Yingling's resignation of his position there.

Miscellaneous (undated) consists of a collection of pamphlets, the majority of which are railroad timetables. Also included is a a gestation chart for farm animals, a pamphlet of Jap-A-Lac varnish samples, and a similar pamphlet of "Water Color for Walls" by Alabastine. There are also road maps of Ohio and Pennsylvania, a newspaper article about a restaurant named Antoine's, sketches of furniture, a book catalog supplement, advertisements, a grocery list, and other jottings.

Photographs (1910 and undated) contains a photgraph of an unidentified infant and a 1910 class photograph at Heidelberg University.


  • Creation: 1887-1926 and undated


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

Dr. Hal Yingling was born 20 September 1890 in the state of Ohio to Louis W. and Ella Brennaman Yingling. He received his B.S. degree in 1910 at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, and his M.A. in 1916 at Ohio State University. On 12 September 1917, Yingling married Delia L. Hoppes.

Yingling spent his professional life teaching biology, entomology, and botany at numerous academic institutions. His career began in 1910 at Old Fort High School in Tiffin, Ohio. From 1912 to 1914, Yingling taught at Massillon, Ohio, coaching basketball as well, and in 1916 transferred to the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Yingling became a professor at Augustana College in 1919 and remained there until 1960, during which time he received his doctorate from Ohio State University.

Aside from his work as a professor, Yingling belonged to several organizations including the American Glad Society; Sigma Xi, an international honor society of science and engineering; the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the American Association of University Professors; and the Genetics Society of America. He was listed in Who's Who in the Midwest as well as American Men of Science. Yingling died 28 June 1971 at the age of 80 at Moline Lutheran Hospital in Moline, Illinois.


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Hal C. Yingling taught biology, entomology, and botany at Augustana College from 1919 to 1960. The Hal C. Yingling papers, 1887-1926 and undated, contains Yingling's personal and professional papers, including Vital Records, Correspondence, Financial Records, Essays, Newsclippings, Miscellaneous, and Photographs.

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Processing Information

Processed by Cathy Kulat, 2004. Revised by Emily Hughes Dominick, 2006, and Atticus Garrison, August 2016.

Hal C. Yingling papers, 1887-1926 and undated.
Atticus Garrison
August 2016
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