Jane Tiedge Papers

MSS 94
0.2 linear feet


Tiedge, Jane.




There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Students.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Professional staff.
Nystul, Ingeborg, 1880-1972.
Women missionaries--China.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America--Missions--China.
China--Description and travel.
Jones, Sissieretta.
Paulson, Ross Evans.

Finding aid prepared by:

Allison James, 2009


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

Custodial History
Biographical Sketch
Scope and Content
Container List
Related Materials


Jane Tiedge donated the collection on March 1, 2001. The materials were separated from the Ross Paulson papers (MSS 144) in 2009.


Jane Tiedge was a non-traditional student at Augustana College in the mid-1990s, as well as a staff member in the Office of International Programs. She was encouraged to begin her studies in history and religion by professor Ross Paulson. Tiedge's research as a student and later as an independent scholar focused primarily on Sister Ingeborg Nystul, a Lutheran missionary to China.



The Jane Tiedge papers contain Tiedge's student essays, including those on Sister Ingeborg Nystul, a diary of her trip to China in 1998, and miscellaneous items. The collection consists of three series: Academic, Trip to China, and Miscellaneous.

The Academic, 1994-1996 and undated series contains student essays written by Tiedge about Sissieretta Jones, Ross Paulson, and Ingeborg Nystul (1971, 1973, 1991, 1994-1996 and undated). Also included is a lengthy essay on Sissieretta Jones by Wilia Estelle Daughtry that Tiedge consulted as a secondary source.

The Trip to China, 1998 series contains a typewritten diary documenting Tiedge's experiences in China, as well as articles and press releases about Tiedge's trip to China to research Nystul.

The Miscellaneous series contains budgets, a poem and clipped obituaries.



Box 1
      Series I. Academic, 1994-1996
            "Sissieretta Jones" (1968) by Wilia Estelle Daughtry, through page 60
            "Sissieretta Jones" (1968) by Wilia Estelle Daughtry, through page 61-150
            "Sissieretta Jones" (1968) by Wilia Estelle Daughtry, through page 151-241
            Essays, 1994 and 1996
            Letters of recommendation, 1995 and undated

      Sub-Series I: Ingeborg Nystul
            Research notes, 1971, 1973, 1991, 1995, and undated
            Essays on Nystul, 1994, 1996, and undated

      Series II. Trip to China, 1998
            Press releases and proposals, 1998
            Diary, 1998

      Series III. Miscellaneous
            Budgets, obituaries, poetry, and field trip form.



MSS 86 Sister Ingeborg Nystul papers; MSS 72 Betsey Brodahl papers

<Back to index>