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Augustana College audiovisual collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 395
The Augustana College audiovisual collection, 1930-2016 and undated, contains video recordings (including films, videotapes, and digital video) and audio recordings (including audiotapes, audiocassettes, and compact discs) related to Augustana College and the Quad City community. Recordings capture campus events, interviews with Augustana faculty and staff, promotional footage, musical performances, religious services, radio broadcasts, and other topics. The collection has been arranged into 8 series: campus and community events; promotional films, footage, and sound recordings; lectures; interviews; musical performances; religious services and documentaries; radio productions; and unidentified and unlabeled recordings.

Dates

  • 1930-2016 and undated

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection. Audiovisual materials may be inaccessible pending reformatting. Contact Special Collections for more information.

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Approximately 250 Items (/ 22 boxes)

Overview

The Augustana College audiovisual collection, 1930-2016 and undated, contains video recordings (including films, videotapes, and digital video) and audio recordings (including audiotapes, audiocassettes, and compact discs) related to Augustana College and the Quad City community. Recordings capture campus events, interviews with Augustana faculty and staff, promotional footage, musical performances, religious services, radio broadcasts, and other topics.

Historical Note

The Augustana College audiovisual collection contains recordings of historical significance to the Augustana College and Quad City community. Several campus events have been captured and preserved, including the construction and burning of Wallberg Hall, the dedication of Andreen Hall, the Diamond Jubilee of 1935, commencements, Founders' Day, homecoming events, fairs, and significant events related to various college presidents. Also included are several recordings of local significance to the Quad Cities community, including reminiscences of the Great Flood of 1965 and several community events.

Arrangement

Physical recordings have been housed together according to size for preservation purposes. In most cases, this physical arrangement does not mirror the intellectual arrangement of the collection. Consequently, item numbers and box numbers are rarely sequential within any given series. In this finding aid, materials have been intellectually arranged in loose alphabetical order.

No original recordings have been reviewed due to risk of damage during playback. As a result, Special Collections staff relied solely on existing labeling information to describe and categorize the recordings in this collection. It is possible that certain recordings' actual contents may differ from their labels.

Original item titles and descriptive labeling have been retained, when possible.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was created by Special Collections staff. The collection was formed from several smaller subsets of recordings that had no traceable provenance or donor information. Some of the promotional films were received from the Augustana College Office of Human Resources in September 2015.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some materials in this collection have been digitized and made accessible in Special Collections at http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/aug_avcoll

Processing Information

Processed by Samantha Crisp, November 2015. Updated by Samantha Crisp, April 2016.
Title
Augustana College audiovisual collection, 1930-2016 and undated.
Status
completed
Author
Samantha Crisp
Date
November 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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