Charles Sabbath papers


MSS 360
0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)

Name of Creator(s):

Charles Sabbath.




There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.) --Students.
Music-- Instruction and study.

Finding aid prepared by:

Madison Neece, 2012. Updated by Samantha Crisp, June 2014.

Preferred citation:

[identification of item], in MSS 360 Charles Sabbath papers, Special Collections, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.


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

Custodial History
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This collection contains materials created and owned by Charles Sabbath. His wife, Barbara Sabbath, donated the materials on October 17, 2012.


Charles John Sabbath was born September 4, 1930, in Muscatine, Iowa. He entered Augustana College in September of 1950 as a sophomore transfer student from Muscatine Junior College. While at Augustana he participated in the Augustana Choir and the Delta Omega Nu fraternity. Sabbath was registered as a music education and mathematics major; a majority of the materials in the collection pertain to his school work in music courses and registration information.  After receiving his BA in music education in May 1953, he married Barbara Ann Boyton, a fellow Augustana student, in June 1953.  Sabbath passed away August 30, 2000. 




The Charles Sabbath papers date from 1949 to 1953 and measure 0.5 linear feet.  The papers consist of correspondence, registration materials, coursework, student life materials, and publications.  The majority of this collection consists of academic papers and notes, materials relating to course registration, and music compositions.

The Correspondence series (1950-1951) measures 0.5 linear inches and includes letters written to Charles Sabbath before his official enrollment at Augustana College in 1950. This correspondence offers insight into the life of a student during the early 1950s—housing guidelines, tips on upcoming registration, and information about Augustana College financing are some of the topics of these letters.

The Registration series (1950-1952) measures 0.5 linear inches and includes materials relating to enrollment and registration for 1950, 1951, and 1952. Registration day layouts for the Gymnasium and Old Main and fee assessment slips are also included in this series.

The Coursework series (1950-1953) measures 5.0 linear inches and includes twelve subseries divided by course. Each subseries contains materials such as notes, graded assignments and papers, exams, ‘original compositions,’ and worksheets from classes taken by Charles Sabbath during his time at Augustana College. Courses represented are:
                First Year Music Theory 103 (Fall 1950)
                Religion 201 Life of Christ (Fall 1950)
                Music 121 Orchestration (Fall 1950)
                American Public Education 200 (Spring 1951)
                Physics 245 Acoustics (Spring 1951)
                Educational Psychology (Spring 1951)
                Mathematics 211 Statistics (Fall 1951)
                Principles of Christian Education (Fall 1951)
                Church Music 438 (Spring 1952)
                Philosophy of Education 401s (Summer 1952)
                Education 322 Tests and Measurements (Spring 1953)
                Materials and Methods of Secondary Education (Spring 1953)

The Student Life series (1950-1952) measures 1.0 linear inches and includes student handbooks, meal cards, schedule planning notes, a copy of “The Dorm News,” and class program schedules.

The Publications series (1951-1953) measures 0.5 linear inches and includes a list of Augustana Observers from 1950-1953 which belonged to Charles Sabbath but have been separated from the collection. Also included are Augustana Bulletins with schedule markings, final examination schedules, and class schedule booklets. All materials were published by Augustana College. 



Materials in this collection are arranged chronologically in each series.




Correspondence, 1950-1951

Registration, 1950-1953

Registration, 1950

Registration, 1951

Registration, 1952

Registration Day Layouts, 1950-1952

Fee Assessment Cards, 1952-1953

Coursework, 1950-1953

First Year Music Theory 103, 1950

Religion 201 Life of Christ, 1950

Music Orchestration 121, 1950

American Public Education 200, 1951

Physics 245 Acoustics, 1951

Educational Psychology, 1951

Statistics 211, 1951

Principles of a Christian Education, 1951

Church Music 438, 1952

Philosophy of Education 401s, 1952


Education 322 Tests and Measurements, 1953

Materials and Methods of Secondary Education, 1953

Student Life, 1950-1952

Schedule Planning Notes

Class Schedule Programs


Publications, 1951-1953

Addendas to the Schedule

Final Examination Schedules

Schedule of Classes Booklets

Seperations List and Observer Clipping

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