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The Roosevelt Outing Club records
1924-1930

MSS 218
2.5 linear inches (1 box)



Creator:

The Roosevelt Outing Club

Language:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Hiking.

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

Finding aid prepared by:

Kelsey O'Connell, 2011.

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




Custodial History
Historical Note
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Container List
Related Materials



CUSTODIAL HISTORY

All of the current contents of The Roosevelt Outing Club records were donated to Special Collections at an unknown date by the Roosevelt Outing Club.

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

The Roosevelt Outing Club was an organization at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, for students and faculty from 1924-1930. Although the group had already existed for several years, the Roosevelt Outing Club was formally organized in 1924 with Dr. Fritiof Fryxell, professor of geology, as the faculty advisor. Its purpose was to promote and “provide wholesome outdoor recreation for its members,” to promote the beautification of the Augustana campus, and to “do all in its power everywhere to further the preservation of places of natural and historic interest.”

The club’s primary activity was organizing day trip hikes at nearby natural parks such as Vandruff’s Island in Rock Island County, the Maquoketa, Iowa caves, and many others. In its attempt to help beautify the Augustana Campus, the club also installed the sun dial on the pedestal between Old Main and Denkmann Memorial Hall and made plans to plant elm trees on campus and place name plates on the trees around campus. Because the materials in the collection stop in 1930 and the Augustana College Catalogs and Rockety-I yearbooks contain no further records about the club after 1929, we assume that the club was no longer officially active after this time.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Roosevelt Outing Club records date from 1924-1930 in 2.5 linear inches and primarily includes books of meeting minutes and the treasurer’s financial records. The collection also includes a constitution of the club, notes, and membership records kept by the club. These materials were used by the club for organizing trips, planning meetings, governing the club, and record keeping.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The Roosevelt Outing Club records has been arranged chronologically.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

        Constitution of the Roosevelt Outing Club, 1924
        Secretary’s Book, 1924-1926
        Notes and receipts kept by the Secretary-Treasurer, 1925
        Minutes Book, 1926-1927
        Treasurer’s Report for the Year, 1927-1928
        Treasurer’s Report Book, 1928-1929
        Receipts kept by the Treasurer, 1928-1930

 

RELATED MATERIALS

MSS 18 Fritiof Melvin Fryxell Papers, 1865-1987
MSS 289 Udden Geology Club


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