Office of the Treasury Records
Glen Brolander Accession
1902-1948 scattered

MSS 158
approximately 7.5 linear inches


Glen Brolander


English, Swedish


There are no restrictions on the use of this collection

Access points:

Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.).
Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.). Office of Treasury
Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.)-- Faculty.
Kempe, Andrew

Finding aid prepared by:

Allison James, 2009


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

Acquisition Information
Historical Note
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Box List
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Glen Brolander, former Augustana vice president of financial affairs (1965-1992) donated these papers. They belong to the larger Office of the Treasury Collection.


The Office of the Treasury during the years represented in this manuscript collection, was headed by Professor Andrew Kempe. Kempe oversaw the financial business of the college as well as dealt with inquiries about the School of Commerce.



The Office of the Treasury (Glen Brolander Accession) collection consists of 6 series: Financial Records, Office Duties, Correspondence, Commercial, Control Boards of Activities and Development Fund.

The Financial Records series (1910-1919) consists of correspondence between the treasurer Professor Andrew Kempe and various Augustana students and parents regarding tuition debts and other financial debts to the school.

The Office Duties series (1910-1919) consists of letters from the treasurer regarding duties other than keeping track of tuition payments. These duties include: making arrangements with prospective students visiting the school to pick them up at the train station; settling housing arrangements with incoming students; booking space for events held on campus and fielding payment questions; responding to many graduates inquiring after their diplomas; answering questions about student employment on campus; and finally representing the School of Commerce at Augustana.

The Correspondence series (1911-1919) consists of letters of a more personal nature written to the treasurer Professor Andrew Kempe. A small portion of the letters is between Frances Howe and Kempe regarding the financial situation of a student named Arthur Johnson.

The Commercial series (1902, 1910-1919) consists of correspondence between the Augustana treasurer and various companies about purchases or services rendered for the school such as the installation of ovens or clocks as well as delivery of materials like chemicals for the chemistry lab.

The Control Boards of Activities series (1938-1948) consists of records of the funds allocated to each department for that academic year as well as meeting minutes of the deciding boards.

The Development Fund series (1947) consists of a folder of promotional brochures, donation information, financial statistics and logistics of raising enough money and building a Fine Arts Center on campus. The folder belonged to Birger [?] Swenson.



The majority of the materials were arranged categorically in the absence of a pre-existing order. However, both the Control Boards of Activities and Development Fund series are preserved in their original order, though the materials have been removed from binders and placed in acid-free folders.



Box 1
      Series I. Financial Records

            Records, 1910
            Records, 1911
            Records, 1912
            Records, 1913
            Records, 1914
            Records, 1915
            Records, 1916
            Records, 1917
            Records, 1918
            Records, 1919
      Series II. Office Duties
            Room Reservation, 1910-1919
            Scheduling and Announcement of Events, 1911, 1913-1914, 1917-1919
            School of Commerce, 1911-1917
            Visiting Students, 1913, 1916-1918
            Diplomas, 1913, 1916-1917
            Student Employment, 1914, 1916-1918
      Series III. Correspondence
            Correspondence in Swedish, 1914-1918
            General Correspondence, 1911-1919
            Arthur Johnson Correspondence, 1913-1914
      Series IV. Commercial
            Purchases, 1902, 1910-1913
            Purchases, 1914-1919 and undated
Box 2
      Series V. Control Boards of Activities
            Boards of Campus Activities & Athletics, 1938-1948
            Boards of Student Publications; Lectures and Film; Forensics and Drama, 1941-1942
            Boards of Religious Activities; Social Programs; Musical Programs, 1941-1948
      Series VI. Development Fund
            Materials on Development Fund for Fine Arts Building, 1947



MSS 244 Office of the Treasury records

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