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Wartburg College Archives: Faculty & Staff

Wartburg College Archives is responsible for the collection and preservation of records that document the college’s history, development, operation, policies, people, activities, and events.

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Faculty Handbooks

Abstract: Records (1953-2006) – of the Wartburg Faculty Handbooks, including drafts and revisions.

Extent: 7 boxes.

Dates: 1953-2006.

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Faculty Information Bulletin

Abstract: Records (1952-2004) from Wartburg College Faculty Information Bulletins, Wartburg College Newsletters from 4/3/1980-7/31/1980 and 10/7/1980-4/28/1981, and Faculty/Staff News.

Extent: 21 boxes.

Dates: 1952-2004

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Faculty Meeting Minutes

Abstract: Records dating from 1932 through 2016 regarding faculty meeting minutes. Collection made up of memos, minutes, correspondence, and various lists.

Extent:  11 boxes

Dates: 1932 - 2016

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Faculty & Staff News

Abstract: Records (1962-2015) of faculty and staff news and workshops.

Extent: 13 boxes.

Dates: 1962-2015.

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Faculty & Staff Organizations

Abstract: Records from the American Association of University Professors with dates ranging from 1950-2001. Records from the American Association of University Women and the Waverly branch are also included with dates ranging from 1947-1999. Wartburg Women’s Club records include correspondence, programs, financial information, membership information, yearbooks, and minutes from 1939-2014.

Extent: 13 boxes.

Dates: 1950-2001, 1947-1999, 1939-2014

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Faculty & Staff Publications

Abstract: Faculty/Staff publications from all departments with dates ranging from 1964-2009.

Extent: 5 boxes.

Dates: 1964-1965, 1968, 2000, 2007, 2008-2009

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John Chellevold Collection (Mathematics)

Abstract: Records containing biographical information, correspondence, press releases, memos, and publications regarding John Chellevold. The dates included range from 1952-1953.

Extent: 1 box.

Dates: 1952-1953.

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Dr. Elmer W. Hertel (Biology and Athletics)

Abstract: Materials (1930-1964) collected by former Wartburg biology professor and athletic coach and director Elmer Hertel, including materials from his time at Hebron College & Academy in Hebron, Nebraska.

Extent: 3 boxes.

Dates: 1930-1964

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Harold Kurtz

Abstract: Records (9/1991-5/1992) of correspondence between Harold Kurtz and Wartburg alumni about the history of Wartburg journalism. The collection also includes Kurtz’s notes and drafts for “Fly the Banner High”. 

Extent: 1 box.

Dates: 9/1991-5/1992.

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Ronald Matthias (History)

Abstract: Four copies of Ronald Matthias’ book, Still on the move: Wartburg College: 1852-2002, published in 2002. Records of Ronald Matthias’ correspondence, family, memos, publications, resignation, original book manuscript and research materials for Still on the Move are also included. Dates range from 1972-1999.

Extent: 4 books, 4 boxes.

Dates: 1972-1999, 12/1/2002

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Gustav J. Neumann (English)

Abstract: This collection consists of writings and works of Gustav Neumann, who was a published author and English professor at Wartburg College. Gustav was also the father to Edwin, for whom the current auditorium is named. Gustav Neumann was a very religious man with a long teaching career at the collegiate level (more than 50 years).

Extent: 15 linear feet

Dates: 1921-1965 (also includes much undated material)

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Gerhard Ottersberg (History)

Abstract: Items include correspondence, speeches, essays, and other writings by Gerhard Ottersberg. Dates range from 1852-1985. Two books are also included, “Iowa Synod” and the “1924 Nebraska Cornhusker”.

Extent: 2 books and 6 boxes.

Dates: 1852-1985.

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Otto Proehl (President)

Abstract: Records include: sermon notes and bulletins from 1954-1964, various correspondence from 1881-1965, diaries and ledger books from 1911-1961, glass slides from 1905-1907, items of interest from 1901-1946, and international and United States postcards.

Extent: 27 boxes.

Dates: 1881-1965, 1901-1946, 1905-1907, 1911-1961, 1954-1964

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Wartburg College Archives

Kay Grigsby, MSLIS
Grant Price Endowed Archivist
kay.grigsby@wartburg.edu
(319) 352-8457

Vogel Library, Wartburg College   |   100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, IA, 50677 |   Phone: 319-352-8500   | Email: asklibrarian@wartburg.edu