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Ann Boaden collection on Emmy Evald

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 287
The Ann Boaden collection on Emmy Evald, 2005-2007 and undated, measures 2.5 linear inches. The collection contains Boaden's handwritten notes on Emmy Evald and research files. Research files include photocopies of material related to the Lutheran Women’s League, the Lutheran Home for Women, and the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Photocopied architectural plans, letters, and articles related to the construction of Augustana’s Woman’s Building and the Evald Lounge Dedication are also included. Additionally, the collection includes three catalogs from Rockford Female Seminary (1879-1880, 1880-1981, and 1882-1883) and Rockford College’s architectural plans for the Evald Fine Arts Room and portrait dedication, as well as biographical information on Emmy Evald, such as photocopies of obituaries, letters, news clippings, and personal statements.

Dates

  • 2005-2007 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

0.2 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Overview

Ann Boaden is a retired instructor in Augustana College's Department of English. Boaden collected these materials on Emmy Evald while researching female figures in Augustana’s history for her book, Light and Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana’s First Century. The Ann Boaden collection on Emmy Evald, 2005-2007 and undated, contains Boaden's handwritten notes on Emmy Evald and research files. Research files include photocopies of material related to the Lutheran Women’s League, the Lutheran Home for Women, and the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Historical Note

Ann Boaden is a retired instructor in Augustana College's Department of English. Boaden collected these materials on Emmy Evald while researching female figures in Augustana’s history for her book, Light and Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana’s First Century.

Dr. Emmy Carlsson Evald served as president of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Augustana Synod from 1892 to 1935. Prior to this, she was actively involved in the woman suffrage movement and the Lutheran church, and she was honored worldwide for her efforts in support of women’s rights. In 1927, Evald and the rest of the Women’s Missionary Society donated $110,000 to construct the Woman’s Building, a new women's dormitory on Augustana’s campus. In 2008, the building was renovated into an academic building and named Emmy Carlsson Evald Hall in honor of Evald's involvement in its construction.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Ann Boaden, June 2011.

Existence and Location of Originals

Materials in research files apparently photocopied from other libraries and collections. Location of originals unknown.

Related Materials

Boaden, Ann. Light And Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana's First Century. Rock Island, Ill. : Augustana College, 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Caroline McPherson, September 2014. Revised by Atticus Garrison, November 2015.

Creator

Title
Ann Boaden collection on Emmy Evald, 2005-2007 and undated.
Status
completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
November 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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