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Augustana College Department of History records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 283
The Augustana College Department of History records, 1950-1983 and undated, contains departmental records and papers of students and faculty of the Augustana College History Department. Of note are papers and promotional information from specific courses offered both on campus and abroad, and meeting minutes from such organizations as the Faculty Senate. The papers document the process of changing departmental policies on curriculum, the quarter system and grading systems. Also represented are statistics on individual history majors and their course enrollment. The collection is arranged into six series.

The Departmental Information series (1957-1983 and undated) contains information on particular students majoring in history during this time as well as changes occurring within the department.

The Faculty series (1964-1982 and undated) contains correspondence between faculty members and requests from students to faculty for letters of recommendation. Biographical information about faculty and prospective candidates are also included.

The Students series (1950-1978 and undated) includes lists of history majors and student workers. Also included are papers related to student events and organizations such as Greek history societies and student-run forums.

The Areas of Study series (1965-1982 and undated) contains information about different history courses offered. Certain courses, including African American Studies and Historiography, are tracked from their inception. Also included are copies of course listings taken from other universities' course catalogues as compared to Augustana's.

The Committees and Meetings series (1963-1981 and undated) contains meeting minutes from faculty-run organizations such as the Faculty Senate and History Department. Smaller committees are also represented. For those interested in the educational aspect of the history department, this series contains documents related to the Service Center for Teachers of History and its Augustana-sponsored program. Included are speeches given at the Service Center event by faculty and general information about the group.

The Miscellaneous series (1965 and undated) contains handwritten notes and otherwise uncategorized informal correspondence from faculty and students. It also contains short timelines and biographies on C.W. Foss and Clarence Sorensen.

Dates

  • 1950-1983 and undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Material in box 5 closed to researchers 75 years from date of creation.

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 Linear Feet (/ 5 boxes)

Overview

The Augustana College Department of History records, 1950-1983 and undated, contains departmental records and papers of students and faculty of the Augustana College History Department. Of note are papers and promotional information from specific courses offered both on campus and abroad, and meeting minutes from such organizations as the Faculty Senate. The papers document the process of changing departmental policies on curriculum, the quarter system and grading systems. Also represented are statistics on individual history majors and their course enrollment.

Historical Note

Education in history has been a part of the Augustana curriculum since the college's founding. The material in this collection spans from the 1950s into the early 1980s and reflects the many departmental changes which occurred during this time, including but not limited to course additions and a reworking of the grading system. The material gives some sense of the evolution of the department with a focus on individual professors and their correspondence with students and other faculty members.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Portions of this collection received from Ross Paulson, March 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by Allison James, 2008. Revised by Atticus Garrison, November 2015.
Title
Augustana College Department of History records, 1950-1983 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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