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Augustana history: further resources

Most of the information and photos found on the sesquicentennial web pages are from Augustana College Special Collections. Please contact Special Collections for more information on a particular photo or story. Special Collections holds much archival material on the history of Augustana College and is a good resource for historical information and documents about Augustana College.

Those interested in a general history of Augustana might consult two useful books:

  • Conrad Bergendoff. Augustana: A Profession of Faith: A History of Augustana College, 1860-1935. Rock Island, Ill: Augustana College Library, 1969.
  • J. Thomas Tredway. Coming of Age: A History of Augustana College 1935-1975. Rock Island, Ill: Augustana Historical Society, 2010.

President Bergendoff's book is available at the Thomas Tredway Library, call number LD271.A665 B4 1969, and a reprint is on sale at the Augustana bookstore. President Tredway's book is also available at the library and from the bookstore.

Online resources about Augustana history:

  • The Observer, Augustana's student newspaper,is available online. The paper, which began in 1902, is an excellent resource for learning about campus culture and events.
  • Those interested in historical photos of Augustana may explore Special Collections's Flickr page. This site provides a sampling of the historical photos held in Special Collections. Most of the photos on the Flickr site are related to Augustana College history.