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Oral history interviews
2009-2013

MSS 291
Approximately 2.25 linear feet (6 boxes)



Creator:

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

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.

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?" and "World War II on the Quad Cities Homefront" were conducted for the final assignments of HIST369, Oral History and Testimonio, from 2008 to 2013. 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?" 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 Depertment.

 

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, 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.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

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

 

CONTAINER LIST

BOX 1
     What is the Augustana Story?, 2008-2009 and 2010-2011

            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- )

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

BOX 3
      World War II on the Quad Cities Homefront, 2012-2013
          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- )

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

AV BOX 1
     Original audio recordings
          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-0291/29-30: Interview with Maria Mercedes Aguilera

AV BOX 2
     Original audio recordings
          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


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