‘College Archives’ Category

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Archives Renovation: A Brave New World

The College and Lutheran Church Archives has been, for the most part, in its current location since the opening of the second Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library in late 1972. During that last thirty-eight years many items have been collected. Thousands of acid-free boxes serve as home to the unique documents, photographs, recordings, and numerous other […]

Armistice Day Blizzard at Gustavus

Today is the anniversary of the Armistice Day Blizzard of November 1940. The Monday started much like today with unseasonably warm temperatures that had climbed to the low 60s during the afternoon. However, the weather changed quickly and temperatures dropped by 40 degrees over the next several hours. A large and powerful winter storm rolled […]

Archives Insider

As a new academic year begins, I thought I’d give an update and a bit of inside information. Regular open hours will be on the following days.Monday, 8:00-noon and 1:00-4:30Tuesday, 8:00-noon and 1:00-4:30Wednesday, 8-noon Please contact archives staff if you are unable to visit during these hours. We are located directly above the main entrance […]

Past and Present Gustavus Buildings – Display

A new addition is being added to the Gustavus campus! Literally! Construction of the “New Academic Building” is underway, and to keep with the theme, the College and Lutheran Church Archives have brought you a new display, “Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes: Buildings at Gustavus.” The display chronicles how particular buildings at the college have changed, progressed, and […]

Taking the Mystery out of the Archives

According to some, the College and Lutheran Church archives here at Gustavus are a mystery. It seems people are unaware of the types of materials held in the two different yet related collections. First, these archives consist of primary source materials created by student organizations, individuals, departments, offices, local churches, and regional church bodies. Most […]

Christmas and the Holidays at Gustavus

Happy Holidays from the College and Lutheran Church Archives!! The holiday season is fast approaching. To celebrate, the Archives has put up a new display about past campus events. Come see historic programs and pictures from Christmas in Christ Chapel and the Festival of St. Lucia. The new display, created by archives student worker Birgitta […]

American Archives Month

October is designated by the Society of American Archivists as “American Archives Month.” The SAA calls this month a time to “celebrate the American record” and raise public awareness about the importance of archives to the preservation of American history and culture. For our part in the celebration, the College Archives is displaying an “Inside […]

Water you waiting for? Nobel Conference XLV

Each fall, the Nobel Conference at Gustavus has hosted brilliant scientists and Nobel prizewinners. A substantial collection documenting the event has been collected and retained within the College Archives. Materials consist primarily of planning documents and correspondence, but there are t-shirts, recordings, programs, and some photographs. A display was developed to highlight some of these […]

Come On! See Posters at the Hillstrom!

There’s a wonderful exhibit (actually two wonderful exhibits) at the Hillstrom Museum of art, just down the hall from the Book Mark. One of them, Come On! American Posters from World War I, is close to our hearts for two reasons. One, the posters are from the College Archives. Two, the exhibit brochure, commentary, and […]