Rockety-I records
1929-1932, 1990

MSS 261
5 linear inches


Jon Sjolund




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Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Students--Yearbooks. 

Finding aid prepared by:

Emily Hughes Dominick, 2007.
Updated by Julia G. Westblade, 2013.


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

Acquisition Information
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The original accession information for this collection is unknown.

The 1990 scrapbook was found in a house near Sorensen Hall that was about to be torn down. There is no information on how the scrapbook came into the possession of Augustana College.



The Rockety-I yearbook first appeared in 1912 and has been published annually under the same name since that time. As noted in the March 1912 issue of the Augustana Observer, the Rockety-I 1912 was "the second of its kind ever attempted at our institution of learning"; the previous attempt at a comprehensive yearbook was the Jubilee 1910 which was published in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the college by the class of 1910.

The name Rockety-I appears to have been taken from the Augustana College yell: "Rockety-eye! Ki-eye! Ki-eye! Rockety-eye! Ki-eye! Ki-eye! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Augustana! Rah! Rah!"

The 1990 scrapbook that was found in an old home near campus appears to have been created by Jon Sjolund after his two years as the Rockety-I editor. He organized the information he gathered over two years along with tips for future editors.



The records contained in this collection pertain to the 1931 Rockety-I yearbook and a scrapbook of editorial information from the late 1980s. The collection covers only the business aspect of the creation of the yearbook, so is very narrow in scope. The collection has been organized into three series: Correspondence, Financial records, and 1990 Scrapbook.

The Correspondence (1929-1932) series includes letters to and from the Rockety-I staff regarding advertising in the yearbook and settling of accounts.

The Financial records series contains printing and engraving contracts, order forms for yearbooks, receipts, bills, bank statements, cancelled checks and other matters related to the finances of the 1931 Rockety-I.

The 1990 Scrapbook series contains correspondence and information gathered at the end of the 1980s as well as notes and brief letters from Sjolund to future editors giving tips and explaining practices. The original subject headings and divisions were maintained.



Organized generally in chronological order. The 1990 scrapbook was maintained in original order.



Box 1
            1929-1932 [3 folders]
      Financial records
            Printing and engraving contracts, 1929-1930
            Rockety-I 1931 bank statements, 1930
            Checkbook and cancelled checks, 1930
            Rockety-I order forms and receipts, 1930
            Invoices, 1930-1931
            Receipt book and receipts, 1930-1931
            List of advertisers and amounts paid or due, circa 1931
            Bound accounts book, 1931
      1990 Scrapbook
            Rockety-I and the College
            Budget Reports
            Finding a Publisher
            Photographic Arts
            Getting Started: Assembling the Editorial Staff
            Educating the Staff



None known


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