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Claude William Foss papers

Identifier: MSS 20
Abstract Claude William Foss was born in Geneva, Illinois in 1855. He enrolled in Augustana College in 1879, and graduated in 1883 after studying in the classics and science departments. Foss was hired to teach English and history immediately after he graduated. In 1884, he was appointed to the chair of the History and Political Science department, and in 1886 he was elected vice-president of the college. Foss filled the position of president after the deaths of both President Hasselquist and...
Dates: circa 1880-1935

Josua Lindahl papers

Identifier: MSS 16
Abstract Josua Lindahl was a professor of natural science and mathematics at Augustana College and Theological Seminary in Rock Island, Illinois, from 1878 to 1888. Lindahl is remembered as the first full time science teacher at Augustana College and laid the foundation for his successor, John Udden, a later professor of geology. In 1888, Lindahl left Augustana for a position as state geologist and curator at the Illinois Natural History Museum, Springfield. He was an important member of the...
Dates: 1844-1958 and undated