Augustana College Office of Development records


MSS 38
13.5 linear inches (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Name of Creator(s):

Augustana College Office of Development




There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Fund raising.

Finding aid prepared by:

Julia G. Westblade, 2012. Updated 2013.
Updated by Sarah Horowitz, 2012, and Samantha Crisp, June 2014.

Preferred citation:

[identification of item], in MSS 38 Augustana College Office of Development records, 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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The original accession date of this collection is unknown and various items have been added gradually.

The Capital Campaigns series is an assembled collection formed in February 2011 by Special Collections Librarian Sarah Horowitz.  The series consists of items removed from vertical files and materials found through sorting ephemera previously housed in large boxes. 


The Office of Development at Augustana College creates capital campaigns and fundraising strategies in order to raise money to improve and develop the Augustana campus and facilities. While fundraising took place throughout the history of the college, the development office was officially established during the C.W. Sorensen.  In 1962, Roger Peterson was named the first director of development.

The Augustana College Alumni Association was created in in 1877 and every graduate is granted automatic membership.  They send out mailing and communicate with alumni to ask for contributions toward the Augustana Fund and other projects.  Various other campaigns produce building proposals and progress reports that are given to members and potential donors.

John Kindschuh was the former Vice-President for Planning and Advancement.



This collection contains materials relating to the Office of Development at Augustana College dating from 1928-2012 and measures 13.5 linear inches.  It contains newsletters, progress reports, mailings, news clippings, press releases, building proposals, invitations, brochures, and pamphlets dealing with several fundraising campaign strategies dating back to the early 1900s.  It also contains published lists of donors who have given money to the college. 

The John Kindschuh series contains professional correspondence with donors as well as a few personal letters.



This collection has been maintained in chronological order by series.  It is organized into four series: Donor Lists, Capital Campaigns, Continuous Fundraisers and John Kindschuh.

The Donor Lists series consists of Reports of Giving from 1957-1990, Honor Rolls of Donors from 1991-2007, and a 2008 report from the President. 

The Capital Campaigns series ranges from 1928-2012 and contains information and items relating to various fundraising strategies throughout Augustana’s history. 

The Continuous Fundraisers series ranges from 1952-2000 and consists of information about the Augustana College Alumni Association and the Annual Fund.  These fundraisers continue every year unlike other short-term fundraising campaigns.

The John Kindschuh series dates from 1983-2004. It contains correspondance from the Office of Planning and Advancement with donors as well as personal letters and condolences.



            MSS37 Augustana College Office of Alumni Relations
            MSS207 Alumni Association of Augustana College collection, 1881-1999
            Coming of Age – by Thomas Treadway




Donor Lists, 1957-2008

Reports of Giving, 1957-1964

Reports of Giving, 1965-1977

Reports of Giving, 1986, 1988-1989, 1989-1990

Honor Roll of Doners, 1990-1991, 1991-1992

Honor Roll of Donors, 1992-1993, 1993-1994

Honor Roll of Donors, 1994-1995

Honor Roll of Donors, 1995-1997 [oversize folder OPF-038/1]

Honor Roll of Donors, 1997-1998

Honor Roll of Donors, 1998-1999

Honor Roll of Donors, 1999-2000

Honor Roll of Donors, 2000-2001 [oversize folder OPF-038/1]

Honor Roll of Donors, 2005-2006

Honor Roll of Donors, 2006-2007

Report from the President, 2008


Capital Campaigns, 1928-2012, undated

Miscellaneous Early Fundraisers, undated

A Greater Augustana, 1928-1929, 1947, undated

Augstana Accelerates, 1966-1973 (2 folders)

Augustana Accelerates Progress Reports, 1966-1969

Partnership Fund, 1970-1976

Agenda For Leadership, 1976-1983

Agenda for Leadership Progress Reports, 1978-1982

Augustana Founders, 1978-1986

Campaign for Augustana, 1988-1992


Augustana Campaign - Tradition and Promise, 1997-2001

Authentically Augstana, 2008-2012

Augustana Fund, 2010-2012

Miscellaneous, 1937-1973, undated (2 folders)

Continuous Fundraisers, 1952-2000, undated

Alumni Association, 1952-1965, 1975, undated

Annual Fund, 1964, 1985, 1994-2000

Pooled Income Fund, undated

John Kindschuh, 1983-1987, 1996-1998, 2003-2004, and undated

John "Jack" Roschmann, 1983-1986

Doren W. Russler, 1984-1985

Anne Catherine Greve Lund Memorial Scholarship Endowment, 1987

Personal Correspondence, 1998, 2003-2004

Miscellaneous, 1996, undated



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