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Augustana College charter and constitutions

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 364
The Augustana College charter and constitutions includes an 1869 charter and several versions of the school's constitution. While most of the contitutions are printed, the 1882 selections consist of bound volumes containing passages from older consitutions pasted in with handwritten notes and alterations. The charter, 1880 contitution, 1881 contitution, and 1886 constitution are written in Swedish. The other constitutions are written in English, with the exception of the 1889 constitution which has the official English version as well as a Swedish translation.

Dates

  • 1869-1898, 1966, 1977

Language of Materials

English and Swedish

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

0.4 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Overview

Augustana College was founded by Swedish Lutherans in Chicago as Augustana Theological Seminary in 1860. The Augustana College charter and constitutions contains 1869 charter as well as several stages of the constitution.

Historical Note

Augustana College was founded by Swedish Lutherans in Chicago as Augustana Theological Seminary in 1860. As the school established itself, the official language shifted from Swedish to English and the school moved to Paxton, Illinois before it settled in Rock Island, Illinois in 1875. The school was granted a new charter and its name changed to Augustana College and Theological Seminary to accommodate this move. In 1947, the college and seminary formally separated, and the college's was permanently named Augustana College.

Custodial History

The Augustana College charter and constitutions were removed from the book collection in November 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Julia G. Westblade, 2013. Revised by Atticus Garrison, August 2015.
Title
Augustana College charter and constitutions, 1869-1898, 1966, 1977.
Status
in_progress
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
August 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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