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Augustana College Homecoming collection

Identifier: MSS 184

Scope and Contents

The Augustana College Homecoming collection, 1920-2014, is organized into three series levels.

Buttons, 1960-2000, includes buttons that were presented to students, alumni, faculty, and staff during Homecoming events.

Paper ephemera,1920-2014, contains paper materials relating to Homecoming, including programs, schedules, invitations, flyers, and one oversized poster.

Audiovisual, 1988, includes footage of homecoming activities.


  • 1920-2014

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.


2.1 Cubic Feet (/ 5 boxes, 1 AV box, and 1 oversize folder)

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Augustana College began celebrating homecoming in the early 20th Century. This celebration often involves a theme and a week of activities, leading up to the Homecoming football game. Historically, two students are elected as Vi-King and Vi-Queen and are assisted by a Homecoming court. Some events included, parades, pep rallies, concerts, talent shows, contests, walk/runs, and events for alumni. Materials in this collection include buttons, programs, tickets, schedules, newspaper clippings, invitations, and correspondence.


Upon a review of the collection, Box 2 was confirmed to be missing. The current arrangement maintains the original box numbers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A majority of the collection has no traceable provenence or donor information.

Processing Information

Processed by Cait Duffy, May 2022.

Augustana College Homecoming Collection, 1920-2014.
Cait Duffy
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Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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