World War, 1914-1918
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Many Augustana students and professors enlisted in the military during World War I. To support their friends and family, along with the cause, students and professors still at the college raised money to send to the troops. One such collection was the Y.M.C.A. War Fund. This collection consists of a list of campus donors to that fund.
The collection of letters, fragments, and signatures, 1624-1970 and undated, contains letters, manuscript fragments, autographs, bibliographic data, and other items related to noteworthy authors and politicians or associated with local and regional history. This collection was assembled by Special Collections staff from orphan manuscripts and items removed from books in the Rare Book Collection.
Paul Pressel was born in Germany. He later moved to Moline, Illinois, and became a citizen of the United States in 1890. He and his wife had two sons, Harry and Ernest. The Pressel family papers, 1890-1967 and undated, contains correspondence, postcards, and legal documents created by four members of the Pressel family: Paul Pressel, Harry Pressel, Ernest Pressel, and Jane Pressel Kaminski.
The Arthur Wald Armistice Day collection contains pamphlets, articles, political cartoons and other propaganda collected by Dr. Arthur Wald, who served as Dean of the College at Augustana College and Theological Seminary from 1931 until 1947. The collection consists of eight series: Armistice Day; Secular Organizations; Religious Organizations; Foreign Publications; Military and Armaments; Miscellaneous Issues; Propaganda; and Posters, Flyers, and Newspapers.