Gustav Stolpe papers


MSS 135
2" linear inches (1 box)

Name of Creator(s):

Stolpe, Gustav


Swedish, French, English


There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.)
Conservatories of music.
Reformation Anniversaries, etc.

Finding aid prepared by:

Anna Tunnicliff, 2012


Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201

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Little is known about the origin of this collection.


Gustav Stolpe (1833-1901) was a well-known and successful Swedish musician and composer by the time Augustana College invited him to direct their music program in 1882. Stolpe graduated from Stockholm, Sweden’s Royal Conservatory of Music with a degree of Music Director at the age of 22. He composed and performed music for organ, piano and violin and toured Sweden accompanying internationally recognized soprano, Jenny Lind. Before coming to Augustana College, Stolpe had been a professor of music at colleges in Warberg, Sweden. Stolpe ran the Conservatory of Music at Augustana from its inception in 1884 until 1898. Under his direction, the conservatory grew to enroll over 150 students. Besides directing choir, he taught courses on music history and theory as well as lessons in organ, violin, and voice. When he left Augustana, in 1898, it took five instructors to replace him. In the last few years of his life, Gustav Stolpe ran a small music school in Rock Island, Illinois, and then became the director of the music department at Upsala College in New Jersey, where he died in 1901.


Gustav Stolpe directed Augustana College's Conservatory of Music from 1882-1898. It measures 2 linear inches. This collection includes some of his compositions including those for Augustana’s 1893 Jubilee Festival. The collection in represented in one series of compositions and one sub-series including music for the Jubilee Festival.



This collection is arranged alphabetically by title within series and sub-series.



MSS 179: Anniversaries and Celebrations, 1882-2011
MSS 230: Conservatory of Music records 1886-1962




Series 1: Compositions

Birds in Spring 1898

Bön n.d.

Der Bor Kärlek blott n.d.

En Tonsaga för Piano n.d.

Femtio Smäre Tonstycken n.d.

Flerstämiga Sånger n.d.

Gondolier Sång n.d.

Hedvig-Vals för Piano n.d.

Jesu Födelse n.d.

Körer för Blandade Röster 1887

Ordet Text ur Svenska Psalmboken 1884

Påsk Sång n.d.

Sonja n.d.

Tre Sange med norske text n.d.

Tvenne Visor for sopranrost n.d.

Vue pour violin et piano n.d.

Sub-series 1: Compositions for Jubilee festival 1893

Reformations-sång för Baryton-solo kör och Orkester

Reformations-sång handwritten

Sub-series 2: Dedication of old main at Augustana College June 12, 1889

Invignings Sång

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