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Collection on Arthur Larson
1963-1974 and undated

MSS 297
1.5 Linear inches (1 box)



Name of Creator(s):

Office of Development

Languages:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Students.

Finding aid prepared by:

Helen Reinold, 2010.

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 plaque was donated to Special Collections by Carol Borden in 2009. The papers were part of Larson’s alumni file, donated by the Development Office.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Arthur “Brownie” Larson was born in Rockford, Illinois. He enrolled in the Augustana Academy in 1914, and took a brief break to serve in the Navy during World War I. He returned to Rock Island and attended Augustana College from 1918 to 1922. Larson was a member of the Phrenokosmian Society, the Foreign Missionary Society, the Rockety-I staff, and the Lyceum Board. He served as the vice-president of his class in 1919 and 1920, was on the Student Council in 1920 and 1921, and served as chairman of the Senior Banquet Committee. Larson was an early member of the Omicron Sigma Omicron fraternity and on the varsity football team from 1919-1922. He graduated in 1922 with a Bachelor’s Degree in history. Larson married Mae Johnson (Augustana ’23), and they had one daughter, Carol. Larson worked for one year in a school in Manluis, Illinois, before moving back to Rockford. There he taught history for fifty-one years and served as the head of the Social Studies Department of the Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School for thirty-seven years. He served as president of the Rockford Federation of Teachers, and as the vice-president of the Rockford Teacher’s Credit Union. In 1974, Larson received an Outstanding Service Award from the Augustana College Alumni Association, for his work as the 1922 class representative and as a member of the Alumni Board of Directors.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Collection on Arthur Larson contains records from the Development Office, including photographs, programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a plaque.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I. Papers, 1963-1974 and undated

This series contains correspondence, a program, newspaper clippings, alumni biographical forms, and photographs.

Series II. Artifact, 1974

This series contains Larson’s Outstanding Service Award.

 

RELATED MATERIALS

None known

 

CONTAINER LIST

BOX 1

Series I. Papers, 1963-1974 and undated

Series II. Artifact, 1974

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