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Augustana College Valkyries records

1928-1936

MSS 45
1 linear inch



Name of Creator(s):

Augustana College Valkyries

Languages:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

College students--Recreation.
College sports for Women--United States.
Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.)
Intramural sports.

Finding aid prepared by:

Kirsten Mathisen, 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
Little is known about the provenance of this collection.
 
HISTORICAL NOTE

The Valkyries was an honorary athletics society that was created for women at Augustana College in 1928. It was organized by the Augustana Girls’ Athletics Association. Membership was limited to 24 girls who had earned 150 points in athletic competitions and were elected into the group. The name originates from female figures in Norse Mythology who were lovers of heroes and whose duties were to carry dead heroes to Valhalla, Viking heaven. The Valkyries met to discuss problems in athletics and to promote enthusiasm in all women’s athletics. They also organized social functions for the group as well as the entire student body. These events were successful and multiple yearbooks recognize the group and list them as a popular and active group.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Augustana College Valkyries records date from 1928 to 1936 and measure 1 linear inch. All the information that is held in the notebook reflects money received from dues and initiation fees and money spent on social functions. Pages 3-45 cover miscellaneous income, expenses, and balances. Pages 138-150 record the names of the girls who paid dues in 1928-1935. The receipts that are held in the second folder of the collection were previously paper clipped to the last few pages of the notebook and date from 1934-1936.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The materials that are bound in the beginning of the notebook are in chronological order. The information in the back of the notebook is in reverse chronological order. The receipts are in chronological order.

 

RELATED MATERIALS

MSS 217 Collection of Augustana Athletics and Physical Education records

MSS 226 Woman's Club records

 

CONTAINER LIST

BOX 1


Financial Information

Treasurer's Report 1928-1935.

Treasurer's Receipts 1934-1936.

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