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Oral history interviews
1983-2014

MSS 291
Approximately 2.25 linear feet (8 boxes)



Creator:

Molly Todd, 2009, 2011
Ellen Hay, 2011
Brian Leech, 2012, 2013

Language:

English

Access:

Original transcripts of interviews with Marilyn Frost and Anonymous (box 4) and CD-0291/27 are restricted for 150 years from the date of creation. Redacted transcripts of these interviews are available in boxes 1 and 3.

Audiovisual materials may be inaccessible pending reformatting. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)
Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.)-- Alumni and alumnae.
Quad Cities (Ill. and Iowa)
World War II--Personal narratives.
Oral history.

Finding aid prepared by:

Allison James, 2009. Updated by Helen Reinold, 2011, Julia G. Westblade, 2012, and Gina Balestri, 2013. Revised by Micaela Terronez, 2014; Caroline McPherson, February 2015.

Preferred citation:

[identification of item], in MSS 291 Oral history interviews, Special Collections, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

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



CUSTODIAL HISTORY

The interviews labeled "What is the Augustana Story?", "World War II on the Quad Cities Homefront", "9/11 at Augustana and in the Quad Cities", and "Latino Leadership in the Quad Cities" were conducted for the final assignments of HIST369, Oral History and Testimonio, from 2008 to 2014. The Augustana faculty biographies were written in an introductory writing class as a part of the first-year liberal studies (LSFY) program.

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

HIST369 Oral History and Testimonio was an Augustana course first taught by Dr. Molly Todd during Winter term of the 2008-2009 academic year. The class focused on the oral history tradition in both theory and practice. Students in the 2008-2009 and 2010-2011 classes conducted oral history interviews with Augustana alumni to piece together "the Augustana Story." The 2012-2013 course was taught by Dr. Brian Leech. This class conducted interviews with Augustana alumni, Quad Cities residents, and former Rock Island Arsenal employees to answer the question "What were the effects of World War II on residents of the Quad Cities?" The 2013-2014 course conducted interviews with Augustana alumni, Augustanba staff, and Quad Cities residents to reserarch 9/11 at Augustana and in the Quad Cities. This same course (2013-2014) also conducted interviews with local Latino leaders to research the contributions Latinos have had within the Quad Cities. Subsequent class projects may vary in subject or theme, but the overall goal will remain to better understand and practice oral history.

The Augustana faculty biographies were written in 2011 based on interviews with retired Augsutana College professors. The papers were part of an assignment for a first-year writing class in the first-year liberal studies (LSFY) program. This LSFY course was taught by Dr. Ellen Hay of the Communications Department.

The Augustana faculty interviews were conducted between the years of 1983 and 1985. Most of the interviews were conducted by Augustana College English Professor, Dr. Ann Boaden. Little is known about the circumstances of why these interviews were conducted.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Oral History Interviews consist of oral histories of various Augustana alumni, Augustana faculty, Quad Cities residents, and former Rock Island Arsenal employees. A separate finding aid for each interviewee (prepared by the interviewers) is available online using the links below. Each interview's finding aid contains biographical information about the interviewee, an interview index, interview notes, and a transcript of the interview. Some finding aids also include a copy of the original audio available for download.

Original transcripts of interviews with Marilyn Frost and Anonymous (box 4) and CD-0291/27 are restricted for 150 years from the date of creation. Redacted transcripts of these interviews are available in boxes 1 and 3.

The What is the Augustana Story? series (2008-2009, 2010-2011) contains the following interviews: Frost, Marilyn; Johnson, Arthur; Nelson, Lillian; Parkander, Dorothy; Peterson, Donald; Horstmann, Jim and Carol; Olsen, Paul; Sundelius, Harold; Tredway, Thomas.

The Augustana faculty biographies series (2010-2011) contains papers based on interviews with Tom Banks,Tom Brown, Nancy Huse, Sonja Knudsen, Doug Nelson, Don Peterson, Ralph Troll, and Roald Tweet.

The World War II on the Quad Cities Homfront series (2012-2013) contains the following interviews: Aguilera, Maria Mercedes; Anonymous; Hammond, Eva; Johnson, Ben; Johnson, Keith; Masterson, Harry; McAdams, William; Pearson, Robert L.; Pierce, Charles and Marguerite (Peggy); Wahe, Martha.

The 9/11 at Augustana and in the Quad Cities series (2013-2014) contains the following interviews: Earel, James; Priggie, Richard; Domski, Gregory; Tredway, Thomas; Swanson, Kai; Schweibert, Mark; Blumle, Stefanie; Calder, Lendol; Rengham, Lars; Behr, Patrick

The Latino Leadership in the Quad Cities series (2013-2014) contains the following interviews: Moreno, Joe; Terronez, Raymond; Garcia, Mary Ann; Macias, Tarcisco; Llaca, Maria; Terronez, Victoria; Savala, Eva; Barajas, George; Chavez, Maria; Schneekloth, Stella; Terronez, Juanita

The Augustana Faculty Interviews series (1983-1985 and undated) contains audiocassette recordings and transcriptions of various interviews conducted with members of the Augustana Faculty. Most of these interviews are regarding Augustana College's history and the interviewees' recollections of the school while they were students and/or faculty members.

The Other interviews series (2010-2011) contains a series of interviews conducted by Rebecca Hopman with Steve Drucker, former president of the Quad Cities chapter of the National Organization of Women.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The interviews are arranged by the year in which the class conducted them. Original folder order has been maintained.

 

CONTAINER LIST

What is the Augustana Story?, 2008-2009 and 2010-2011
     
BOX 1
            Interview with Marilyn Frost [redacted]
            Interview with Arthur Johnson (1913- )
            Interview with Lillian Nelson
            Interview with Dorothy Parkander (1925- )
            Interview with Donald Peterson
          Interview with Jim and Carol Horstmann
          Interview with Paul Olsen
          Interview with Harold Sundelius
          Interview with Thomas Tredway (1935- )

Augustana faculty biographies, 2011
     BOX 2
          Tom Banks
          Tom Brown
          Nancy Huse
          Sonja Knudsen
          Doug Nelson
          Don Peterson
          Ralph Troll
          Roald Tweet

World War II on the Quad Cities Homefront, 2012-2013
     BOX 3
          Interview with Maria Mercedes Aguilera (1936- )
          Interview with Anonymous [redacted]
          Interview with Eva Hammond
          Interview with Ben Johnson (1924- )
          Interview with Keith Johnson (1932- )          
          Interview with Harry Masterson (1915- )
          Interview with William McAdams (1928- )
          Interview with Robert L. Pearson (1936- )
          Interview with Charles and Marguerite (Peggy) Pierce
          Interview with Martha Wahe (1921- )

Restricted interview transcripts
     BOX 4
          Interview with Marilyn Frost [restricted until 2159]
          Interview with Anonymous [restricted until 2163]

9/11 at Augustana and in the Quad Cities, 2013-2014
     BOX 5
          Interview with Patrick Behr
          Interview with Stefaniie Bluemle
          Interview with Lendol Calder
          Interview with Gregory Domski (1981 - )
          Interview with James Earel
          Interview with Richard Priggie (1952 - )
          Interview with Lars Rengham
          Interview with Mark Schwiebert
          Interview with Kai Swanson
          Interview with Thomas Tredway (1935 - )
         
Latino Leadership in the Quad Cities, 2013-2014
     BOX 5     
          Interview with George Barajas (1955 - )
          Interview with Maria Chavez
          Interview with Mary Ann Garcia
          Interview with Maria Llaca (1937 - )
          Interview with Tarcisco Macias
          Interview with Joe Moreno (1954 - )
          Interview with Eva Savala
          Interview with Stella Schneekloth
          Interview with Juanita Terronez
          Interview with Raymond Terronez (1985 - )
          Interview with Victoria Terronez (1953 - )

Augustana Faculty Interviews
      BOX 5
          Dr. F. Fryxell, interviewed by Dr. A. Boaden, Old Main and Cable Hall, February 12, 1983
          Dr. C. Bergendoff, interviewed by Dr. A. Boaden, Augustana History, August 9, 1984
          Dr. C. Bergendoff, interviewed by Dr. A. Boaden, Augustana History, August 12, 1984
          Dr. F. Fryxell, interviewed by Dr. A. Boaden, Dr. Conrad Bergendoff, September 22, 1984
          Mr. and Mrs. E. Espelie, interviewed by Dr. Boaden, interviewed by Dr. A. Boaden, Augustana College Library, October 1, 1984
          Joel Lundeen, interviewed by Dr. R. Tweet, Seminary Library, October 19, 1984
          Dr. C. Bergendoff, interviewed by Dr. A. Boaden, Odds and Ends, January 11, 1985
          Betsy Brodahl, Dr. P. Beckman, and Dr. D. Parkander, interviewed by Dr. R. Tweet, Augie History, January 16, 1985
          Dr. C. Bergendoff, interviewed by Dr. Ann Boaden, Theology and Education, Febuary 18, 1985
          Harold Sundelius, interviewed by Kerstin Krippner, May 1, 1985
          Theology in the Augustana Church by Dr. Conrad J. I. Bergendoff

Other interviews, 2010-2011
      BOX 5
         Interview with Steve Drucker

          
Original audio recordings
     AV BOX 1
          CD-0291/1: Interview with Arthur Johnson
          CD-0291/2: Interview with Lillian Nelson
          CD-0291/3: Interview with Dorothy Parkander
          CD-0291/4: Interview with Donald Peterson
          CD-0291/5-9: Interview with Jim and Carol Horstmann
          CD-0291/10-11: Interview with Paul Olsen
          CD-0291/12-14: Interview with Harold Sundelius
          CD-0291/15-17: Interview with Thomas Tredway
          CD-0291/18-19: HIST359 final presentations
          CD-0291/20: Interview with Tom Banks [2 copies]
          CD-0291/21: Interview with Nancy Huse
          CD-0291/22: Interview with Sonja Knudsen
          CD-0291/23: Interview with Doug Nelson
          CD-0291/24: Interview with Donald Peterson
          CD-0291/25: Interview with Ralph Troll
          CD-0291/26: Interview with Roald Tweet
          CD-0291/27: Interview with Anonymous [restricted until 2163]
          CD-0291/28: Interview with Eva Hammond
          CD-0291/29: Interview with Maria Mercedes Aguilera

     AV BOX 2
          CD-0291/30: Interview with Maria Mercedes Aguilera
          CD-0291/31: Interview with Ben Johnson
          CD-0291/32-33: Interview with Keith Johnson
          CD-0291/34: Interview with Harry Masterson
          CD-0291/35: Interview with William McAdams
          CD-0291/36: Interview with Robert L. Pearson
          CD-0291/37-38: Interview with Charles and Marguerite (Peggy) Pierce
          CD-0291/39: Interview with Martha Wahe   
     
          CD-0291/40: Interview with James Earel
          CD-0291/41: Interview with Richard Priggle
          CD-0291/42: Interview with Gregory Domski
          CD-0291/43: Interview with Tredway,Thomas       
          CD-0291/44: Interview with Kai Swanson
          CD-0291/45: Interview with Mark Schwiebert
          CD-0291/46: Interview with Stefanie Bluemle
          CD-0291/47: Item number not used   
          CD-0291/48: Interview with Lars Rengham
          CD-0291/49: Interview with Patrick Behr

          CD-0291/50: Interview with Raymond Teronez
          CD-0291/51: Interview with Mary Ann Garcia
          CD-0291/52: Interview with Tarcisco Macias
          CD-0291/53: Interview with Maria Llaca

     AV BOX 3
          CD-0291/54: Interview with Victoria Terronez
          CD-0291/55: Interview with Eva Savala   
          CD-0291/56: Interview with George Barajas
          CD-0291/57: Interview with Maria Chavez
          CD-0291/58: Item number not used
          CD-0291/59: Interview with Juanita Terronez 
          CD-0291/60: Interviews with Steve Drucker 

          C-0291/1: Betsey Brodahl, Peter Beckman, Dorothy Parkander- Augie History, January 16, 1984
          C-0291/2: Dr. Conrad Bergendoff: Augustana History, November 28, 1984
          C-0291/3: Dr. Bergendoff, Odds and Ends, January 11, 1985
          C-0291/4: Dr. Bergendoff, College History, November 28, 1983
          C-0291/5: Harold Sundelius, May 1, 1985
          C-0291/6: Ann Boaden, George B. Arbaugh
          C-0291/7: Dr. Conrad Bergendoff: Theology and Education, February 18, 1985
          C-0291/8: Dr. Ross Paulson, AAVP in 1966; Gari Ann Pollard Minorities on QC campuses in 1970
          C-0291/9: Dr. Bergendoff, interviewed by Dr. Ann Boaden, Augustana History, August 9, 1984
          C-0291/10: Dr. Bergendoff, interviewed by Dr. Ann Boaden, Augustana History, September 12, 1984
          C-0291/11: Dr. Fryxell, interviewed by Dr. Boaden, Old Main and Cable Hall, February 12, 1983
          C-0291/12: Dr. Fryxell, interviewed by Dr. Boaden, Old Main and Cable Hall, February 1983
          C-0291/13: Dr. Fryxell, interviewed by Dr. Boaden, Old Main and Cable Hall, February 1983
          C-0291/14: Dr. Fryxell, interviewed by Dr. Boaden, Augustana College Geology Dept., April 8, 1980
          C-0291/15: Dr. Fryxell, interviewed by Dr. Boaden, Matthew Busts, May 24, 1983
          C-0291/16: Dr. Fryxell, interviewed by Dr. Boaden, Grand Teton National Park, Herbert Collins,  June 24, 1983
          C-0291/17: Dr. Fryxell, interviewed by Dr. Boaden, Dr. C. W. Foss, July 1, 1983
          C-0291/18: Dr. Fryxell, interviewed by Dr. Boaden, Dr. Conrad Bergendoff, September 22, 1984
          C-0291/19: Joel Lundeen on Sem. Library, October 19, 1984
          C-0291/20: QC during WWII (Moline Dispatch), Narrator: H. Kuggle, Interviewer: T. Johnson; Mr. & Mrs.W. Kinny, February 19, 1983
          C-0291/21: Ernest Espelie, interviewed by Dr. Ann Boaden, Augustana College Library, October 1, 1984
          C-0291/22: Ernest Espelie, interviewed by Dr. Ann Boaden, Augustana College Library, October 1, 1984




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