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Henry Reck notebook

No known dates

MSS 347
.75 linear inches (1 box)



Name of Creator(s):

Reck, Henry, 1829-1881.

Languages:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points: Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.)--Faculty.
Theology.
Finding aid prepared by:

Rukmini Girish, 2012.

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
Related Materials
Container List



CUSTODIAL HISTORY
The bound notebook was found in a box in Special Collections in the spring of 2011.

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

Henry Reck was born near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on August 24, 1829. He was ordained as a Lutheran minister in 1852 and served two congregations and two orphanages until he was called to teach at Augustana College in Paxton, Illinois, in 1871.
Reck became head of the department of natural philosophy and offered Augustana’s first science class the same year. He also taught philosophy and English, officially adding the title of professor of English in 1878.
In 1872, Reck, as chairman of the search committee looking for a new location for Augustana College, found the current land in Rock Island, Illinois. He was appointed vice president of the college in 1875.
Reck died on his father’s farm in Pennsylvania on October 27, 1881. He was survived by a wife, Anna R. Merring, and five children: William, Samuel, Warren, Ernest, and Marion.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Henry Reck notebook is undated and measures 0.75 linear inches. It contains lecture notes dealing with apologetics, Bible study, and theology in general; these notes appear to be from his time at Gettysburg Seminary. As the collection consists of one bound notebook, it is represented in a single series. Most of the content is in the first 50 pages, though notes on the anxious bench, clerical politics, and religious education appear after a gap.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The materials are bound in the notebook and are ordered by topic.

 
RELATED MATERIALS
None known

 

CONTAINER LIST

BOX 1

Henry Reck notebook

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