Augustana College Department of Art
1963-2006 scattered and undated

MSS 271
5 linear inches






There are no restrictions on the use of this collection

Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Departments-- Art.

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
Box List
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Many brochures were originally addressed to, and perhaps collected by, various faculty and staff members at Augustana.


The Art Department of Augustana College sponsored many on-campus and off-campus events to involve students of all majors as well as the surrounding Quad Cities community in the study and appreciation of art. For example, in addition to the many art exhibitions represented in this collection, the Art Department was involved with at least two community programs called Arting at Augie and Kaleidoscope. The latter is an art enrichment program for young children sponsored by both the Augustana College Art Department and the Quad City Arts Council.

Also of note is the Japan Art Festival on Campus of 1968, which was a month long festival in which Japanese artists conducted workshops on the Augustana campus. Some of the visitors to campus included members of the Japanese Diet, potters, sculptures, artists, koto and shamisen players, theologians and mimes. The event coincided with the larger festival hosted by John Deere Administrative Center which displayed over 100 pieces of art.



The Department of Art collection is fairly small and consists of informational materials about exhibitions by students, faculty, or visiting artists. There is minimal material about the department itself, all of which can be found within the Academic folder, however, the department is well-represented among the exhibitions it sponsors. The collection has three series: Exhibitions, Community Art Programs and Miscellaneous.

The Exhibitions series (1963-1987 scattered and undated) contains brochures, flyers, and posters about artwork and exhibitions by visiting or student artists.

The Community Art Programs series (1969-1978 and undated) contains literature and forms about the art outreach programs offered on the Augustana campus.

The Miscellaneous series (1974-1978, 2006 and undated) contains a drawing of Old Main featured in the 1974 Observer; all of the material directly related to the academic department; correspondence which includes letters defending certain controversial student art displays; and more recently, an ARTS calendar from 2006.



Box 1
       Series I. Exhibitions

            Exhibition brochures: 1963-1968
            Exhibition brochures: 1969-1971, 1985 and undated
            Promotional flyers and posters: 1969, 1971,1974, 1982-1984 and undated
            Augustana Exhibits: 1965-1974
            Augustana Exhibits: 1975-1987 and undated
Box 2
            Japanese Art festival: 1968
            Japanese Art festival news articles: 1968
            Exhibition catalog: 1975-1986 scattered
            News articles: 1971-1976 scattered
      Series II. Community Art Programs
            Kaleidoscope brochures: undated
            Arting at Augie: 1969-1978 and undated
      Series III. Miscellaneous

            Correspondence and memos: 1974-1978
            Academic-related papers, undated
            Miscellaneous: 1974, 2006



MSS 202 Augustana Art Association records

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