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Paul Joseph Horick, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 414
This collection includes items collected by Paul Joseph Horick, Jr. during his time as an undergraduate student at Augustana College and Theological Seminary. It contains biographical information, a photograph of Paul Joseph Horick, Jr. with his father, Paul Joseph Horick, Sr., Phi Omega Phi materials, Homecoming ephemera from 1944, a copy of the Augustana Observer published on 21 September 1944, and a letterman's sweater with a separate varsity letter 'A'.

The Phi Omega Phi materials include a formal dinner invitation, one issue of the POP Patter newsletter dated August 1945, and a Phi Omega Phi Alumni Association membership card. The Homecoming materials include a 24-page booklet and two copies of a banquet menu and program.

Dates

  • 1944-1945 and undated

Creator

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

2.1 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box and 1 oversize box)

Overview

This collection includes items collected by Paul Joseph Horick, Jr. during his time as an undergraduate student at Augustana College and Theological Seminary. It contains biographical information, a photograph of Paul Joseph Horick, Jr. and Sr., Phi Omega Phi materials, Homecoming ephemera, and a letterman's sweater with a separate varsity letter 'A'.

Historical Note

Paul Joseph Horick, Jr. was born on 6 May 1922 in LaGrange, Illinois and experienced a childhood illness that resulted in total hearing loss and partial blindness1. He enrolled at Augustana College and Theological Seminary in 1941 and graduated in 1945. While at Augustana, he earned a varsity letter in track, was a member of the Phi Omega Phi (POP) fraternity, was inducted into the Sigma Gamma Epsilon national honorary geology fraternity, and served as the Senior class treasurer2. After graduating, he continued his studies in geology at the University of Iowa3. Horick married Claudia Jan Ringgenberg in 1958 and they had one daughter and one son. Horick died on 30 January 2013 in Iowa City, Iowa4.

1 "Obituary for Paul Horick," Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, accessed 16 July 2019, https://www.lensingfuneral.com/obituaries/Paul-Horick?obId=45342#/obituaryInfo

2 "Track Letters," Augustana Observer, 11 May 1944.

"Ninety-two Men Pledge Fraternities with Osos Receiving Thirty-two," Augustana Observer, 9 October 1941.

"Geologists Plan News Letter; Initiate Three," Augustana Observer, 8 February 1945.

"Allan Pfnister To Head Senior Class; Hubert Ahnquist Vice-president," Augustana Observer, 12 October 1944.

3 "Three Geology Students Win Graduate Awards to University of Iowa," Augustana Observer, 19 April 1945.

4 "Obituary for Paul Horick," Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, accessed 16 July 2019, https://www.lensingfuneral.com/obituaries/Paul-Horick?obId=45342#/obituaryInfo

Arrangement

Materials arranged by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Joan Ellen Horick Rasmussen, October 2017

Related Materials

MSS 164 Bernard Wickstrom papers

Processing Information

Processed by Emma Saito Lincoln, July 2019.
Title
Paul Joseph Horick, Jr. papers, 1944-1945 and undated.
Status
in_progress
Author
Emma Saito Lincoln
Date
July 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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