Jean Schilling Scrapbooks


MSS 305
Approximately 3.2 linear feet

Name of Creator(s):

Schilling, Jean.




There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Black Hawk Hiking Club.

Finding aid prepared by:

Gina Balestri, 2011


Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201

Custodial History
Historical Note
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Materials were donated by LaeUna D. DeWitt in 2011. Materials include photographs and scrapbooks in chronological order.
Jean Schilling was a long time member of the Black Hawk Hiking Club, and went on over 25 Big Hikes. She won the hike attendance award in 1975-1976 and 1977-1978. During 1977 she was one of the club’s directors, arranging three hikes. She served as the club’s Vice President during 1986-1987 and 1987-1988. This biographical information was compiled using the Black Hawk Hiking Club Newsletter



The Jean Schilling Collection dates from 1975-2003 and measures approximately 3.2 linear feet. The collection consists of one series: Big Hikes. The Big Hikes series (1975-2003) contains scrapbooks compiled by Jean Schilling, mostly of her own photos of the Black Hawk Hiking Club’s annual Big Hikes, which were the culmination of the club’s activities for that year. Additional materials include newspaper clippings, letters, photos from fellow hikers and memorabilia. The photos are a mix of group pictures and scenery shots. Three of the albums are not Big Hikes; they are small group ski trips to Estes Park, Colorado in 1981, 1984, and 1985. There are three photo albums that are missing from the collection because Schilling did not attend the Big Hikes. These hikes include: Vermont 1984, Canada 1985, and Washington 1990. Also, the 1997 Big Hike to Michigan was mislabeled as 1993, and can be found in Box 9 with the 1997-1998 trips.


The folders maintain the arrangment and description of Jean Schilling's scrapbooks.


See also MSS 303, Black Hawk Hiking Club; MSS 27, John Henry Hauberg Papers; MSS 307 Georgia First; MSS 61, Ken Brink Papers



Box 1

Big Hikes 1975-2003
56th Annual Big Hike Vermont 1975
57th Annual Big Hike Arizona 1976

Box 2

“Big Hike” Colorado, August 1-15, 1977
Grand Teton Nat’l Park and Yellowstone Nat’l Park, Wyoming July 29-August 13, 1978
Great Smoky Mountain National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee, July 21- August 5, 1979

Box 3

Cooke City, Montana, July 26-August 10, 1980
Estes Park, Colorado, February 28-March 8, 1981
Ontario, Canada, July 11-26 1981

Box 4

Michigan, July 17-August 1, 1982

Box 5

Glacier National Park, Montana, July 2-17, 1983
Estes Park, Colorado, March 10-18 1984
Estes Park, Colorado, March 23-31, 1985
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, July 15-27, 1986

Box 6

“Big Hike” Colorado, July 4-19, 1987
Rangeley Lake State Park, July 16-31 1988

Box 7

Sawtooth National Rec. Area, Idaho, July 15-30, 1989
Black Hills, South Dakota (Mount Rushmore) 1991
Big South Fork, Tennessee 1992

Box 8

Alberta, Canada, June 12-27, 1993
Shoshonie National Forest and Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 25-July 10, 1994
Glacier National Park, Waterton-Glacier International, Peace Park, Montana and Alberta, Canada 1995
“Big Hike” Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky, June 14-24, 1996

Box 9

Upper Peninsula, Michigan, July 19-August 3, 1997
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, July 11-26, 1998

Box 10

Arizona, June 12-27, 1999

Box 11

Utah, June 10-25, 2000
Wisconsin, June 18-30, 2001

Box 12

“Big Hike” Wyoming, July 13-28, 2002
Finger Lakes Area, New York, July 25-August 3, 2003


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