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Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.) -- Students

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:

Augustana College Prohibition League records

Identifier: MSS 255
Abstract Augustana's Prohibition League was one of fifteen college chapters forming the Intercollegiate Prohibition Association. Formed in 1912, eight years before the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution (banning the manufacture, sale, and transfer of alcohol) would go into effect, the Prohibition Leauge was a proponent of the temperance movement, and supported national organizations such as the Anti-Saloon League (1893). The Augustana College Prohibition League records, 1910-1918 and...
Dates: 1910-1918 and undated

Augustana College Social Committee records

Identifier: MSS 52

The Augustana College Social Committee was organized in 1937, replacing the former Board of Control of Social Activities. The group claimed to "ignore organizational frontiers, including all students in its plans." The committee planned numerous all-school social events throughout the school year, including Halloween and Christmas parties as well as a Spring picnic. This collection contains the group's meeting minutes from 1937 to 1948.

Dates: 1937-1948

Augustana Foreign Missionary Society records

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

Augustana Political Club records

Identifier: MSS 257

The Augustana Political Club, active from 1911 to 1913, began with the support of 20 students who hoped to increase awareness of politics on campus. The Political Club records, 1911-1912, contains the club's foundational documents, including a proposal letter, 6 November 1911, and the club's January 1912 constitution.

Dates: 1911-1912

Augustana College Science Club records

Identifier: MSS 256

The Augustana College Science Club was a student organization founded 7 May 1909, according to the 1910 Rockety-I yearbook, "for the purpose of promoting the study of the natural sciences." The Augustana College Science Club records, 1922-1924 and undated, consists primarily of correspondence concerning the purchase and payment of the Science Bulletin for club members, financial records, and a few scientific articles.

Dates: 1922-1924 and undated

Backman Family papers

Identifier: MSS 108
Abstract The Backman family was active in Galesburg, Ill., in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The head of the family was Carl August Backman, who immigrated to the United States in 1868 and began to study at Augustana College in 1875. Backman received a BA in 1881 and graduated from Augustana Theological Seminary in 1883. After two years as a pastor in Ishpeming, Michigan, he accepted a position at the Swedish Lutheran congregation in Galesburg, Illinois, in the summer of 1885. The Backman...
Dates: 1876-1953 and undated

Elizabeth A. Beck papers

Identifier: MSS 64
Abstract Elizabeth A. Nelson was born in Chesterton, Indiana in 1898. She was valedictorian of her class at Augustana College in 1921 and taught English there for one year until she married Rev. Victor E. Beck in 1922. When her husband was called to pastor a church in Mankato, Minnesota, Mrs. Beck continued her church and community service work there until her death in 1939. She had four children. The Elizabeth A. Beck papers, 1921-1922 and undated, includes four folders of writings, largely...
Dates: 1919-1921 and undated

Erland Levi Borg papers

Identifier: MSS 150

Erland Levi Borg was an Augustana alumnus and Lutheran minister. The Erland Levi Borg papers, 1926-1993 and undated, contains articles, pamphlets, receipts, music uniforms, and paraphernalia regarding the Augustana Concert Band European Tour of 1928 and other campus organizations. There is also biographical information regarding Borg's life after Augustana and photographs of Band Tour Reunions. Materials have been arranged into series according to accession date.

Dates: 1926-1993 and undated

Campus and public events collection

Identifier: MSS 228

The campus and public events collection, 1903-1941 and undated, contains weekly bulletins for campus events and happenings; meeting minutes and official records of Augustana College's Board of Control of Social Activities (later called the Board of Control of Campus Activities), which was charged with overseeing campus programming; and records of the college's Board of Control of Public Meetings, charged with coordinating public events on campus.

Dates: 1903-1941 and undated

Class of 1916 notebook

Identifier: MSS 107

The Class of 1916 was an Augustana College club founded in 1912 by members of the freshman class of the Collegiate Department. Membership was open to any student “properly enrolled in the said class and not affiliated with any other class.” The Class of 1916 notebook, 1912-1916, contains evidence of the inner workings of the organization, including its constitution, minutes, and membership.

Dates: 1912-1916