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Olof Rudbeck Society records

1910-1928

MSS 221

.75” linear inches (1 box)




Name of Creator(s):

Olof Rudbeck Society

Languages:

Swedish, English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Literature – Societies, etc.
Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.)
Swedish Literature – Appreciation.

Finding aid prepared by:

Anna Tunnicliff, 2012

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
Related Materials
Container List



BOX 1

CUSTODIAL HISTORY

Little is known about the origin of this collection.

 
HISTORICAL NOTE

The Olof Rudbeck Society, named after the Swedish scientist and author, was active on Augustana College’s campus from 1910 until 1928. As one of several Swedish literary societies on campus, the Olof Rudbeck Society was established to further the study of Swedish language and literature.  Membership to the society was limited to twelve male students with a good knowledge of Swedish and an interest in the language and literature of Sweden. The club conducted meetings in Swedish and sponsored the study and discussion of past and contemporary Swedish authors and poets. In 1926 and 1927, the club presided over Swedish declamation contests that featured selections from classical Swedish literature. Throughout its active years the Olof Rudbeck Society was led by Dean Jules Mauritzson.

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Olof Rudbeck Society records date from 1910 to 1928 and measure .75 linear inches. The records consist of the group’s constitution, minutes, and one Book Concern receipt. Because of the size of the collection, it is represented in one series.


 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged chronologically with the exception of the Augustana Book Concern receipt.

 

RELATED MATERIALS

MSS 123 Jules G. U. Mauritzson Papers
MSS 206 Adelphic Society records
MSS 214 Phrenokosmian Society records
MSS 223 Iduna Society records
MSS 259 Svenska Vitterhetssallskapet records

 

CONTAINER LIST


BOX 1


Olof Rudbeck Society 1910-1928

Olof Rudbeck Society Constitution

Minutes, 1910-1928

Book Concern Receipt, 1927


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