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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:

Phrateres, Omicron Chapter records

Identifier: MSS 173

The Phrateres was an all female organization for college students centered around socialization, leadership, networking and service. By 1944, there were 13 official chapters, including one at the University of British Columbia, making it an international organization. Augustana College's chapter, Omicron, was founded in 1941. The Phrateres, Omicron Chapter records, 1940-1945 and undated, contains the group's constitution, meeting minutes, bulletins, the group song, and other records.

Dates: 1940-1945 and undated

Phrenokosmian Society records

Identifier: MSS 214
Abstract The Phrenokosmian Society is one of Augustana College's oldest student organizations. According to their constitution, the object of the Phrenokosmian Society was to "promote a Christian life, literary improvement, and intellectual development in general among its members." The Society met weekly for debates, declamations, addresses and discussions. The Phrenokosmian Society records, 1860-1924, has been arranged into six series: Constitution, Bylaws, and letters of certification; Financial...
Dates: 1860-1924

Lenora Purdy papers

Identifier: MSS 160
Abstract Lenora Purdy was born 16 July 1912, to Edward Purdy, an employee of the Iowa Telephone Company, and his wife, Antoinette Blaser-Purdy. Lenora had one sister, Erma (1913-2002), and they both attended the Davenport public schools. These included Monroe School, West Intermediate School, and Davenport High School. Lenora graduated from high school in 1929. After a few years, she enrolled in Augustana College and eventually obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1936. She obtained her Master's from the...
Dates: circa 1850-1993 and undated; Majority of material found within 1919-1941

Runic Honor Society records

Identifier: MSS 211
Abstract The Runic Honor Society of Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, was founded in the spring of 1933 by a group of seven male students. The purpose of the society was to recognize academic achievement and service among Augustana students. Originally, membership was open only to men, but women were included in the society beginning in 1937. The Runic Honor Society records, 1934-1949, contains two components: a secretary's book and a historical sketch with a list of members. The secretary's...
Dates: 1934-1949

Cora Santee scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 111

Cora Santee was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on 16 August 1916. From 1934 to 1937 she attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where she sang in the Augustana Choir which was directed by Henry Veld from 1929 to1966. This collection consists of a scrapbook of Cora Santee’s experience in the Augustana College Choir, which includes programs, news clippings, cards, photographs, posters, and song lyrics.

Dates: 1933-1938

C. Arnold and Blanche Serenius papers

Identifier: MSS 176
Abstract Carl Arnold Serenius was a student at Augustana College from 1922 to 1926. He was very active in the Augustana Male Quartet as well as the Wennerberg Chorus and football. Serenius married Blanche Williams, also a 1926 Augustana College graduate, in 1932. The C. Arnold and Blanche Serenius papers, 1922-1991, contains papers related to the college and professional lives of Blanche, Arnold, and Arnold's brother, Vernon Serenius, including a scrapbook, photographs, professional papers, and...
Dates: 1922-1991

Flavius Sten scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 216
Abstract Flavius J. Sten was born in St. Helens, Oregon. He attended the Augustana Academy for high school until 1911, when he entered Augustana College. He was involved in many organizations during his college career, most notably the basketball program. As a freshman, he was a forward on the varsity basketball team, a position he would hold until he graduated. He also coached the girls' basketball team. The Flavius Sten scrapbook, 1911-1930, contains newspaper clippings related to Sten’s life and...
Dates: 1911-1930

Emil Alfred Swanson papers

Identifier: MSS 134
Abstract Emil Swanson was born in 1891 in Sweden and came to Moline, Illinois in 1908. He received his B.A. from Augustana College in 1923. During his time in Moline, he worked at several vocations including store owner, school teacher, school principal, factory safety inspector, and apartment owner. The Emil Afred Swanson papers, 1908-1945 and undated, contains papers related to Swanson' emigration from Sweden, personal papers (including photographs and letters), a passenger list and other ephemera...
Dates: 1908-1945 and undated

Swanson family papers

Identifier: MSS 391
Abstract This collection relates to various members of the Swanson family, whose patriarch, David Verner Swanson was a minister in the Augustana Lutheran Church. Several members of the Swanson family, including Verner, his sons Alan and Vernon, and Vernon's wife Audrey, attended Augustana College, and many of the materials in the collection relate to their experiences on campus. Most notably, Audrey, a member of Chi Omega Gamma, created a scrapbook documenting life at Augustana during Worl War II,...
Dates: 1911-1995 and undated

Tracy J. Swanson papers

Identifier: MSS 89

Tracy Swanson attended the Augustana Conservatory of Music from 1901 to 1904. The Tracy J. Swanson papers, 1888-1903, contains Swanson's letters home to her parents, a report card, and five books related to Swanson's music studies.

Dates: 1888-1903