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Augustana College correspondence
1855-1974 [bulk 1920s]

MSS 239
4.1 linear feet (9 boxes)



Name of Creator(s):

Andreen, Gustav, 1864-1940.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Athletic Board of Control.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Board of Control of Campus Activities.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Board of Directors.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Conservatory of Music.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Forensics and Drama Committee.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Lectures and Films Committee.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Office of the Registrar.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Publications Board.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Religious Board.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Social Committee.
Glynn, Herbert L., 1905-1984.

Languages:

English, Swedish

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Andreen, Gustav Albert, 1864-1940.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Office of the Registrar.
Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.) - Administration.
Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.). Conservatory of Music.
Fund raising.
Glynn, Herbert L., 1905-1984.
Graham, A. Cyril.
Mandeville, Estelle.
Samuelson, Arvid.

Finding aid prepared by:

Rebecca Hopman, 2010. Revised by Sarah Horowitz, 2012, 2013.

Repository:

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




Custodial History
Administrative History/Biographical Sketch
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Related Materials
Container List



CUSTODIAL HISTORY

The origin of this collection is unknown. The correspondence could have been donated by faculty and staff from the various offices and departments represented. The collection was found in a storage room on the first floor of the Thomas Tredway Library in June 2010. The Board of Directors series was removed from a large notebook in Spring 2012 and added to the collection; its original origin is also unknown. The Miscellaneous series was found in Fall 2013 in a box where letters had been kept as individual collections; its original origin is also unknown.

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

This collection is a compilation of correspondence relating to Augustana College.

Gustav Andreen was the fourth president of Augustana College, presiding over the College and Seminary from 1901 until 1935. He was instrumental in creating the Collegeís first endowment fund, as well as raising money for several new buildings on campus. Andreen was the first American-born president of Augustana, and had a large family spread across the country. He kept in touch with his siblings, wife, and children. He also corresponded with a large number of friends, acquaintances, and professional contacts. [See MSS 4 Gustav Andreen papers for further biographical information]

The Augustana Conservatory of Music was established at Augustana College and Theological Seminary in the fall of 1885. For more than three-quarters of a century, the Conservatory was home to a number of prestigious professors, as well as many talented students. Students could pursue courses in voice, organ, and numerous instruments, much like in the current Department of Music. The Conservatory became the Department of Music in the fall of 1962. [See MSS 230 Conservatory of Music records for more information]

The Office of the Registrar supports several main aspects of a studentís academic career at Augustana College and beyond. Historically, the Office distributed information about the College to prospective students. Staff members assist students who are registering for classes. They also release official transcripts after a student has graduated from the College.

The Campaign for the Expansion of Seminary was an effort to raise $500,000 in order to build a Seminary building on the Augustana College campus. President Andreen headed the effort, and along with several other key members, spread the campaign nationwide to Augustana Synod churches, colleges, and organizations. The campaign was mainly conducted in 1921, and was successful in its efforts.

For many years, there were boards and committees on campus devoted to running the extra-curricular activities at Augustana College. Among those with records in this collection are the Athletic Board of Control, the Board of Control of Campus Activities, the Forensics and Drama Committee, the Lectures and Films Committee, the Publications Board, the Religious Board, and the Social Committee. For most of their existence, these groups were sub-groups to the Board of Control of Campus Activities. [See MSS 52 Social Committee records and MSS 245 Board of Religious Activities records for more information on these groups]

Herbert L. Glynn was a former student and administrator for Augustana College. Glynn graduated from the College with his BA in 1926. He returned to Augustana in 1944 as the director of administrations. Glynn also held posts as the director of admissions and records, the director of field services, assistant to the president, financial aid officer, director of non-academic public events, and research associate. In his role as a research associate (which the papers in this collection pertain to), Glynn conducted historical research in scholarship programs and alumni records. [See vertical file for more information about Glynn]

The Board of Directors functioned as the early version of the Board of Trustees at Augustana College and Theological Seminary. Many of its members were ministers from the Augustana Synod. The Board was in charge of college governance, calling faculty and administrators, setting salaries, and some fund raising.  

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Augustana College correspondence collection is primarily composed of correspondence, both private and professional in nature. There is correspondence from Dr. Gustav Andreenís personal life, the Augustana Conservatory, the Office of the Registrar, the Campaign for the Expansion of Seminary, Herbert L. Glynn, and the Board of Directors. There are also meeting minutes and correspondence from the Board of Control of Campus Activities and its subgroups at Augustana College. 

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

Augustana College correspondence is arranged into the following series:

Series I. Gustav Andreen personal correspondence, 1898-1907

This series is composed of personal correspondence from family, friends, and acquaintances. Some letters are followed by copies of Dr. Andreenís responses. The original order was retained (arranged alphabetically by last name).

Series II. Augustana Conservatory correspondence, 1919-1929

This series contains correspondence concerning the hiring of faculty members; the Conservatoryís property; Conservatory enrollment numbers; student grades; degrees awarded; outstanding bills; arranging recitals, performances, and public statements; letters of recommendation; and news releases. The original order was retained (arranged alphabetically by last name).

Series III. Office of the Registrar correspondence, 1920-1924

This series includes correspondence containing transcripts or information on admission. The original order was retained (arranged alphabetically by last name).

Series IV. Campaign for the Expansion of Seminary, 1921-1922

This series is composed of correspondence, memos, itineraries, announcement drafts, and press releases relating to the campaign for the expansion of Seminary. A substantial amount of the correspondence is from or directed to Dr. Gustav Andreen. The original order was retained.

Series V. Minutes and correspondence of Augustana boards, 1939-1950

This series contains meeting minutes and correspondence from different boards at Augustana College, including the Athletic Board of Control, the Board of Control of Campus Activities, the Forensics and Drama Committee, the Lectures and Films Committee, the Publications Board, the Religious Board, and the Social Committee. The original order was retained (arranged by board or committee).

Series VI. Herbert L. Glynn correspondence, 1969-1974

This series is composed of correspondence concerning scholarships, endowments, and other funds at Augustana. The original order was retained (arranged alphabetically by subject or last name).

Series VII. Board of Directors correspondence, 1896-1901

This series consists of letters both to and from the Augustana College and Theological Seminary Board of Directors. The original order was retained.


Series VII. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1855-1954

This series consists of letters to Augustana College or Augustana College presidents and faculty. Letters are arranged in alphabetical order by recipient.

 

RELATED MATERIALS

MSS 4 Gustav Andreen Papers
MSS 52 Social Committee Records
MSS 230 Conservatory of Music records, 1886-1962
MSS 241 Augustana Office of the Registrar records
MSS 245 Board of Religious Activities records  

 

CONTAINER LIST

BOX 1

Series I. Gustav Andreen personal correspondence, 1896-1907

Miscellaneous, 1899-1901

A, 1898-1901

B, 1898-1901

D, 1898-1901

E, 1898-1901

F, 1896-1900

G, 1898-1900

H, 1898-1902

J, 1899-1901

K, 1898-1901

L, 1899-1901

M, 1898-1902

N, 1898-1902

O, 1898-1902

P, 1899-1901

R, 1898-1902

S, 1898-1902

T, 1898-1902

W, 1898-1901

A, 1904-1907

Andreen, Alexis [brother], 1902-1907

BOX 2

Andreen, Carl [brother], 1902-1906

Andreen, Esther and Gustav [children], 1902

Andreen, Marion [son], 1902-1904

Andreen, Mary [wife], 1903

Andreen, Gustav [to Mary], 1904

Andreen, Otto [brother], 1903-1905

Andreen, Paul [son], 1902-1906

Andreen, Philip [brother], 1903-1906

Andreen, Fritz [brother], 1903-1906

Ericson, Victoria [sister], 1905

E, 1902-1907

H, 1902-1906

K, 1902-1906

Larson, Hilda [sister], 1904-1906

L, 1902-1906

Lydia [sister], 1902-1905

N-O, 1902-1906

P, 1903-1907

BOX 3

Series II. Augustana Conservatory correspondence, 1919-1929

Arvid Samuelson correspondence, 1919-1922

Miscellaneous, 1919-1920

A, 1919-1920

B, 1919-1920

C, 1919-1920

D, 1919-1920

E, 1919-1920

F, 1919-1920

G, 1919-1920

H, 1919-1920

I-J, 1919-1920

K, 1919-1920

L, 1919-1920

M, 1919-1920

N-O, 1919-1920

P-Q, 1919-1920

R, 1919-1920

S, 1919-1920

T, 1919-1920

W, 1919-1920

Y, 1920

BOX 4

A, 1921-1922

B, 1920-1922

C, 1921-1922

D, 1921-1922

E, 1921-1922

F. 1921-1922

G, 1921-1922

H, 1921-1922

I-J, 1921-1922

K, 1921-1922

L, 1921-1922

M, 1921-1922

N-O, 1921-1922

P, 1921-1922

R, 1921-1922

S, 1921-1922

T, 1921-1922

U, 1921

W, 1921-1922

BOX 5

A. Cyril Graham correspondence, 1925-1926

Miscellaneous, 1925-1926

A, 1925-1926

B, 1925-1926

C, 1925-1926

D, 1925-1926

E, 1925-1926

F, 1925-1926

G, 1925-1926

H, 1925-1926

I-J, 1925-1926

K, 1925

L, 1925-1926

M, 1925-1926

N-O, 1925-1926

P, 1925-1926

R, 1925-1926

S, 1925-1926

T, 1925-1926

W, 1925-1926

Y-Z, 1926

Requests and responses for church member addresses, 1925

Miscellaneous correspondence, news clippings, and pamphlets, 1925

BOX 6

Estelle Mandeville correspondence, 1928-1929

Miscellaneous, 1928-1929

A, 1928-1929

B, 1928-1929

C, 1928-1929

D, 1928-1929

E, 1928-1929

F, 1928-1929

G, 1928-1929

H, 1928-1929

I-J, 1928-1929

K, 1929

L, 1928-1929

M, 1928-1929

N-O, 1928-1929

P-Q, 1929

R, 1928

S, 1928-1929

T, 1928-1929

U-V, 1929

W, 1929

Letters of recommendation, 1929

Series III. Office of the Registrar correspondence, 1920-1924

Miscellaneous, 1920-1924

A, 1920-1921

B, 1920-1924

C, 1920-1923

D, 1920-1924

E, 1920

F, 1920-1922

G, 1920-1921

H, 1920-1923

BOX 7

I-J, 1920-1922

K, 1920-1921

L, 1920-1923

M, 1920-1924

N-O, 1920-1923

P, 1920-1922

R, 1920-1922

S, 1920-1923

T-V, 1920

W, 1920-1921

Z, 1920-1921

Series IV. Campaign for the Expansion of Seminary, 1921-1922

Miscellaneous correspondence and news releases, 1921

A-E, 1921-1922

J-L, 1921

Additional mixed correspondence, 1921-1922

Correspondence about a new Womenís Building, 1921

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1921

Correspondence and Building Committee meeting minutes, 1921

BOX 8

Series V. Minutes and correspondence of Augustana boards, 1939-1950

Athletic Board of Control, 1939-1950 [3 folders]

Boards of Control of Campus Activities, 1942-1947

Forensics and Drama Committee, 1942

Lectures and Films Committee, 1942

Publications Board, 1940-1943

Religious Board, 1941-1946

Social Committee, 1939-1949

Series VI. Herbert L. Glynn correspondence, 1969-1974

List of Augustana Friends, 1973

B, 1972-1973

C, 1972-1974

D, 1972-1973

E-F, 1972-1973

G, 1969-1974

H-J, 1971-1973

K-L, 1972-1973

M, 1973

O, 1973

P, 1974

R, 1972

S, 1971-1973

V, 1974

W, 1973

BOX 9

Series VII. Board of Directors correspondence, 1896-1901

1896-1900

1899-1900

1900 [2 folders]

1901 [3 folders]

1902

Series VIII. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1855-1954

1855-1954

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