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Augustana Foreign Missionary Society records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 247
Abstract The Augustana Foreign Missionary Society was founded by students at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in 1886. Members of the Augustana Synod had been searching for a way to involve the church in missionary work, and the founding students enthusiastically took on the task. In 1895, the Society was given a state charter of incorporation. The Augustana Foreign Missionary Society records contains a state charter of incorporation, minutes, treasurer's records, membership records, annual...
Dates: 1886-1961

Wennerberg Chorus records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 232
Abstract Augustana College's Wennerberg Male Chorus was formed in October 1901. Gustav Andreen, then president of Augustana College, had requested that a male chorus be organized to participate in the Gunnar Wennerberg Festival to be held the following December. The group eventually merged with the all-female Oriole Chorus in 1931 to form the Augustana College Choir, although the male members of the choir did continue to perform separately as the Wennerberg Chorus until the mid-1960s. The Wennerberg...
Dates: 1901-1933 and undated

Alumni Association of Augustana College records

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Identifier: MSS 207
Abstract The Augustana College Alumni Association was formed in 1877 by the first graduating class of Augustana. The main objectives of the group differed slightly with each iteration of the constitution but generally included continuing "the pleasant relations formed" while at Augustana and promoting the interests of the institution. The Alumni Association of Augustana College records, 1860-2013 and undated, contains meeting minutes, organizational records, promotional materials, and research...
Dates: 1860-2013 and undated

Collection on Olof Grafström

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 151
Abstract Jonas Olof Grafström was an accomplished Swedish American artist active in the Midwest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was known for his landscape paitings, portraits, and altarpieces. The Collection on Olof Grafström, 1899-1998 and undated, primarily consists of photocopies of biographical information. The collection also contains photocopied correspondence between the library staff at Augustana College and people interested in Grafström, a letter from Grafström himself,...
Dates: 1899-1998 and undated

Joseph Benjamin Oakleaf collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 136
Abstract Joseph Benjamin Oakleaf (1858-1930) was a lawyer and book collector from Moline, Illinois. He was known for the historical collections he accumulated, including one of the world's largest collections of material related to Abraham Lincoln. In addition to Lincolniana, Oakleaf also collected autographs and editions of Frithiof's Saga. The Joseph Benjamin Oakleaf collection, 1564-2009 and undated (bulk 1900-2009), includes records of Oakleaf's book and autograph collecting activities, including...
Dates: 1564-2009 and undated; Majority of material found within 1900-2009

Collection of paper keepsakes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 343
Abstract

The collection of paper keepsakes contains tickets, holiday cards, invitations, programs, party favors, and other ephemera. Materials have been split into Augustana- and non-Augustana-related keepsakes.

Dates: 1876-1994 and undated

Oral history interviews

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Identifier: MSS 291
Abstract Oral history interviews, 1980-2023 and undated, contains recordings and transcripts from several oral history projects conducted by or in conjunction with Augustana College. Many of these projects were conducted by students for HIST369, Oral History and Testimonio, from 2008 to 2014. Interview topics include Latino leadership in the Quad Cities, World War II in the Quad Cities, remembrances of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Augustana College history, recollections of Augustana College...
Dates: 1980-2023 and undated

Margaret Olmsted papers

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Identifier: MSS 12
Abstract Margaret Olmsted joined the Augustana faculty in 1921. She was among one of the earliest female professors at the school. In 1937, she was named Associate Professor of Latin and Mathematics. She was known for her love of teaching, and often stressed the importance of studying foreign languages. After 46 years of teaching, she retired in 1967. That same year, she was named Professor Emeritus of Classics. Her connection to Augustana continued when she was named to the Augustana Alumni...
Dates: 1896-1993

Ira O. Nothstein papers

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Identifier: MSS 106
Abstract Ira O. Nothstein served as the head librarian and archivist for Augustana College from 1918 to 1959. He was ordained by the Augustana Lutheran Church in Philadelphia after graduating from Mount Airy Lutheran Theological Seminary. Later, in 1928, Nothstein was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Muhlenberg College. He also wrote a children's book entitled Sylvia of the Birches. The Ira O. Nothstein papers, 1917-1962 and undated (bulk 1943-1956) contains an unpublished...
Dates: 1917-1962 and undated; Majority of material found within ( 1943-1956)

Jules G. U. Mauritzson papers

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Identifier: MSS 123
Abstract Jules Göthe Ultimus Mauritzson was born in Sweden and immigrated to the United States in 1895. He graduated from Augustana College and became a pastor before serving as the head of Augustana's department of Swedish language and literature from 1901 until his death in 1930. The Jules G. U. Mauritzson papers, 1841-1992 and undated, includes Mauritzson’s vital records, sermons, lectures, teaching materials, programs and publications from his student life in Sweden, a scrapbook, memorabilia, and...
Dates: 1841-1992 and undated

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