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Richard Anderson papers

Identifier: MSS 345


Richard "Doc" Anderson was born April 22, 1930, in Moline, Illinois. He graduated from Augustana College in 1952 after studying under Frytiof Fryxell and R.W. Edmund. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1955 under the guidance of Leland Horberg, another Augustana alumnus. Anderson served on the faculty of Augustana from 1957 to 1996, where he profoundly influenced several generations of students and faculty members. Anderson was the first person to hold the Fritiof Fryxell Chair in Geology at Augustana. He was appointed to the chair in May 1985, having chaired the geology department since 1968. He died in 2009. The collection includes student files, grade books, subject files, both personal and professional correspondence, and books.


  • circa 1939-2009


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8.7 Cubic Feet (/ 22 boxes)

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