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Black Student Union records

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Identifier: MSS 44
Overview The Black Student Union was formed in 1968. Its description in the Augustana College catalog for 1972-1973 states that the group was "open to minority students at Augustana...to express pride in blackness and the traditions and history of the black people; to achieve unity among the black students in their campus lives and activities; [and] to establish better social and cultural relations between black students and the Augustana community." The Black Culture House, also established in 1968,...

Hold Augie Accountable Protest collection

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Identifier: MSS 408
Overview The Hold Augie Accountable protest was held in October 2016, following an incident involving racist statements chalked around Augustana’s campus. This collection documents the chalking incident, the protest, and the immediate aftermath of the protest, including policy decisions made by Augustana administrators and students’ reactions. The collection includes agendas, speeches, news articles, photographs, recordings, artwork, artifacts, and web content generated during the protests.

Ross Paulson papers

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Identifier: MSS 144
Overview Dr. Ross E. Paulson was a history professor at Augustana College from 1962 to 1995. He specialized in American and European intellectual history, historiography, and interdisciplinary studies. During his time spent on Augustana’s campus, Paulson was very involved with the school. He served on many campus and faculty committees that served to improve the school’s academic system, student life, and overall organizational structure. Paulson researched and studied many of the relevant topics of...

Clarence Woodrow Sorensen papers

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Identifier: MSS 6
Overview Clarence Woodrow Sorensen, the sixth president of Augustana College, was born in Nebraska in 1907. He studied and traveled all over the world, producing fifteen books about his geographical studies, before coming to Augustana College. Sorensen assumed the presidency in 1962, and became the first Augustana College president who was not ordained before or during his term. He oversaw many changes to the campus, and helped to increase donations to the college. Sorensen resigned from his position in...

John Thomas Tredway papers

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Identifier: MSS 7
Overview John Thomas Tredway was the seventh president of Augustana College, serving from 1975 to 2003. The John Thomas Tredway papers, 1958-1991, comprise Tredway's official papers from the first 5-10 years of his presidency. Papers include correspondence, financial data, campus planning documents, enrollment statistics, and subject files.

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