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.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)
Leisure -- United States.

Finding aid prepared by:

Gina Balestri, 2011. Updated by Samantha Crisp, July 2014.

Preferred citation:

[identification of item], in MSS 305 Jean Schilling scrapbooks, Special Collections, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.


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

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Materials were donated by LaeUna D. DeWitt in 2011. Collection formerly known as the Jean Schilling photo album collection.
Jean Schilling was a longtime member of the Black Hawk Hiking Club. She attended over 25 of the club's annual "Big Hikes," which were conducted throughout the United States and Canada. She won the hike attendance award in 1975-1976 and 1977-1978. In 1977, as one of the club's directors, Schilling organized three hikes. She served as the club’s vice president from 1986 to 1988. [Source: Black Hawk Hiking Club Newsletter]



The Jean Schilling scrapbooks, 1975-2003, measures approximately 3.2 linear feet. The collection contains scrapbooks compiled by Schilling, mostly containing her own photos of the Black Hawk Hiking Club’s annual Big Hikes. Additional materials include newspaper clippings, letters, photographs from fellow hikers, and memorabilia. The photographs include group pictures and scenery shots. Three scrapbooks are not related to Big Hikes, but instead depict small group ski trips to Estes Park, Colorado in 1981, 1984, and 1985.

Three Big Hikes are not represented in the collection. These hikes include: Vermont 1984, Canada 1985, and Washington 1990. Additionally, the 1997 Big Hike to Michigan was mislabeled as occurring in 1993, and can be found in Box 9 with the 1997-1998 trips.


Original order and folder titles have been maintained.


MSS 303 Black Hawk Hiking Club records
MSS 27 John Henry Hauberg papers
MSS 307 Georgia First papers
MSS 61 Ken Brink papers



Scrapbooks, 1975-2003

Box 1

56th Annual Big Hike Vermont, 1975
57th Annual Big Hike Arizona, 1976

Box 2

“Big Hike” Colorado, August 1-15, 1977
Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming July 29-August 13, 1978
Great Smoky Mountains 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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