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Augustana College Writers' Club records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 288

Scope and Contents

The Augustana College Writers' Club records, 1947-1955 and undatd, contains a scrapbook spanning the years 1947-1955, and a student publication entitled "Loomings." Materials preserved in the scrapbook include member photographs, newspaper articles regarding SAGA and its annual award ceremony, and selections from Augustana Observer Christmas editions. The scrapbook is divided by year, and information about the club's executive board and highlights from the previous academic year are included at the beginning of each section. "Loomings" contains poems and short stories authored by Augustana students.

Dates

  • 1947-1955 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Historical Note

The Augustana Writers' Club (Also written as Writer's and Writers) was founded in 1937 by English department head Dr. Henriette C.K. Naeseth. The club met regularly for coffee and book discussion. It also brought famous writers to campus and oversaw the publication of SAGA, the school's literary magazine. Augustana's student newspaper, the Observer, reserved an annual Christmas section in which Writers' Club members published poetry and prose about the holiday season.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Augustana Writers' Club (Also written as Writer's and Writers) was founded in 1937 by English department head Dr. Henriette C.K. Naeseth. The Augustana College Writers' Club records, 1947-1955 and undated, contains a scrapbook spanning the years 1947-1955 and a student publication entitled "Loomings."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Ann Boaden, 1992.

Related Materials

MSS 164 Bernard Wickstrom collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Allison James, 2007. Updated by Helen Reinold, 2011. Revised by Atticus Garrison, November 2015.

Title
Augustana College Writers' Club records, 1947-1955 and undated.
Status
Completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
November 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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