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Collection of Augustana College scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 190
The collection of Augustana College scrapbooks, 1896; 1960-1965, consists of scrapbooks related to Augustana College assembled by persons or departments unknown. The scrapbooks consist mainly of newspapers clippings; three include general Augustana-related items, while two specifically cover Augustana sports. The scrapbook pages detail campus activities and events, Greek life, social events in the Quad Cities area, Augustana choir events, campus construction projects, student groups, professor accomplishments, homecoming events, and student awards. Most of the newspaper clippings discuss the scores and accomplishments of Augustana’s men’s athletic teams which include football, basketball, wrestling, track and field, baseball, golf, swimming, and tennis. The newspaper clippings originate primarily from newspaper companies in the Quad Cities area, but also include a few newspaper clippings published in other parts of Illinois. These newspaper companies include: Times-Democrat (now the Quad City Times), Moline Dispatch, Rock Island Argus, Davenport Daily Times, Bettendorf News, East Moline Herald, Des Moines Register, Iowa Synod Lutheran, Lutheran Companion, La Crosse Tribune, Bloomington Pantagraph, Woodhull Dispatch, Kankakee Daily Journal, Chicago Daily News, and Chicago Tribune.

Dates

  • 1896; 1960-1965
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1965

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

1.4 Cubic Feet (/ 3 boxes)

Overview

The collection of Augustana College scrapbooks, 1896; 1960-1965, consists of scrapbooks related to Augustana College assembled by persons or departments unknown. The scrapbooks consist mainly of newspapers clippings; three include general Augustana-related items, while two specifically cover Augustana sports. The activities highlighted in the scrapbook pages include Greek life, social events in the Quad Cities area, Augustana choir events, campus construction projects, student groups, professor accomplishments, homecoming events, student awards, and athletic events. Materials in this collection include newspaper clippings published in English and Swedish.

Historical Note

Augustana College was originally founded in 1860 as Augustana College Theological Seminary. The college was first located in Chicago before it was moved to Paxton, Illinois, and eventually moved again to its current location in Rock Island in 1875. At the time the scrapbook of Swedish newspaper clippings was printed in 1896, Augustana had begun to receive a growing number of second generation Swedish-American students. The Swedish publications most likely detail the accomplishments of these students and the contributions made by Augustana to the Swedish community. In 1937, Augustana and nine other colleges withdrew from the “Little 19” conference and formed the College Conference of Illinois (CCI). The CCI became the CCIW in 1967 when Wisconsin institutions entered the conference. At the time, conference sports included football, basketball, wrestling, swimming, baseball, track and field, tennis, and golf. There were no intercollegiate sports available to women athletes until the 1970s. As of 2010, Augustana offers eleven athletic teams for women and twelve athletic teams for men. These materials were found in Special Collections in May 2011 while librarians and student workers were cleaning. The origins are unknown.

Arrangement

Materials arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown. Materials found in Special Collections in May 2011.

Related Materials

MSS 217 Collection of Augustana College Athletics and Physical Education records

Processing Information

Ariana Solis, August 2017.
Title
Collection of Augustana scrapbooks, 1896; 1960-1965.
Status
completed
Author
Ariana Solis
Date
August 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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