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Wartburg College Archives: Yearbooks

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.

Wartburg College Archives

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Special Collections – Publications – Wartburg Yearbook Collection

Preface

The 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.

The Archives is committed to providing access to holdings. However, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with the donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-print materials. In such circumstances arrangements may have to be made for digital duplication or transfer to occur before access can be provided.

 

Introduction

Abstract: This collection includes three yearbook series: The WAHSA, The Warclinian, and The Fortress. The WASHA was published at the Wartburg Normal College on the Waverly Campus in Iowa. The first publication of the WAHSA was in 1919 and the final copy in the archives, dates from 1930-1931. It is believed that WAHSA is an acronym, however, the meaning for which has been lost. The Warclinian was published by Wartburg College on the Clinton, Iowa campus. It was first published in 1930 and the last copy in the archives is from 1934. The Fortress was published by Wartburg College on the Waverly, Iowa campus. It was first published in 1935-1936 after the College’s move to Waverly. The final copy in the Wartburg archives is from 2011 when the publication was discontinued. The books in each series contains pictures of the different campuses and many of the campus improvements throughout the years. They also contain pictures of the students and faculty, however, the later copies of The Fortress do not have yearly pictures of the staff and some do not include portrait pictures of the students. All of the yearbooks have sections dedicated to the recognized clubs on campus.   

 

Scope and Content Note

Extent: This collection includes 267 yearbooks, in 102 boxes, throughout 3 series.

Physical Description: These are finished, published copies of school yearbooks made from paper. The early editions of the WAHSA are bound by string and staples. Within the yearbooks are pictures printed on paper. The 1973 edition of The Fortress consists of two softcover volumes within a cardboard box. The Archives has three copies of the 1973 yearbook in its original format, and one copy in two hardcover volumes.  

Dates: 

  • WAHSA: 1919-1931

  • Warclinian: 1930-1932, 1934

  • The Fortress: 1935-2011

Subjects: Each Yearbook records the year’s sports accomplishments and any major activities on campus. Some of the later editions of The Fortress included records on national and worldly events. 

Related Material: The Fortress yearbooks, 1935-2011 are digitized and located online: https://archive.org/details/wartburgyearbooks

 

Administrative Information

Restrictions: No restrictions

Preferred Citation: [item title/description], [date]; Wartburg Yearbook Collection; Wartburg College Archives, Waverly, Iowa.

Acquisition Information: Items collected by transfer, donation, etc.

Processing Information: Processing completed by WM on 2/24/2017. Updated 5/8/2017

 

Content Description

  1. WAHSA Yearbook, 1919-1931. Includes the annual publication of the WAHSA yearbook in its finished edition. Series includes 33 yearbooks in 10 boxes. Arranged chronologically by year fitting three to a box.

  2. Warclinian Yearbook, 1930-1932, 1934. Includes the annual publication of the Warclinian yearbook in its finished edition. Series includes 13 books in 5 boxes. Arranged chronologically by year. Contents are fit according to how many books can fit a box; leads to some boxes having multiple years in them.

  3. Fortress, 1935-2011. Includes the annual publication of The Fortress yearbook in its finished edition. Series includes 224 books in 87 boxes. Arranged chronologically by year. Contents are fit according to how many books can fit a box; leads to some boxes having multiple years in them. The final box also contains miscellaneous items connected to the Fortress, including awards won by the publication and memos from the publication.

 

Series Description

  1. WASHA
  2. Warclinian
  3. Fortress

 

Yearbooks:

  • 102 boxes.
  • Arranged chronologically.

Container Listing

Box

Series

Content

Date

1

WAHSA

WAHSA 1919 (3)

1919

2

WAHSA

WAHSA 1920 (3)

1920

3

WAHSA

WAHSA 1921 (3)

1921

4

WAHSA

WAHSA 1922 (3)

1922

5

WAHSA

WAHSA 1923 (3)

1923

6

WAHSA

WAHSA 1924 (3)

1924

7

WAHSA

WAHSA 1925 (3)

1925

8

WAHSA

WAHSA 1926-1927 (3)

1926-1927

9

WAHSA

WAHSA 1928-1929 (3)

1928-1929

10

WAHSA

WAHSA 1930-1931 (3)

1930-1931

11

Warclinian

Warclinian 1930 (3)

1930

12

Warclinian

Warclinian 1931 (2)

1931

13

Warclinian

Warclinian 1931 (1) & Warclinian 1932 (2)

1931, 1932

14

Warclinian

Warclinian 1932 (1) & Warclinian 1934 (1)

1932, 1934

15

The Fortress

The Fortress 1936 (3)

1936

16

The Fortress

The Fortress 1937 (3)

1937

17

The Fortress

The Fortress 1938 (3)

1938

18

The Fortress

The Fortress 1939 (3)

1939

19

The Fortress

The Fortress 1940 (2)

1940

20

The Fortress

The Fortress 1940 (1) & The Fortress 1941 (1)

1940, 1941

21

The Fortress

The Fortress 1941 (2)

1941

22

The Fortress

The Fortress 1942 (3)

1942

23

The Fortress

The Fortress 1943 (2)

1943

24

The Fortress

The Fortress 1943 (1) & The Fortress 1944 (1)

1943, 1944

25

The Fortress

The Fortress 1944 (1) & The Fortress 1945 (2)

1944, 1945

26

The Fortress

The Fortress 1945 (1) & The Fortress 1946 (2)

1945, 1945

27

The Fortress

The Fortress 1946 (1) & The Fortress 1947 (2)

1946, 1947

28

The Fortress

The Fortress 1947 (1) & The Fortress 1948 (2)

1947, 1948

29

The Fortress

The Fortress 1948 (1) & The Fortress 1949 (3)

1948, 1949

30

The Fortress

The Fortress 1950 (3)

1950

31

The Fortress

The Fortress 1951 (3)

1951

32

The Fortress

The Fortress 1952 (2)

1952

33

The Fortress

The Fortress 1952 (1) & The Fortress 1953 (2)

1952, 1953

34

The Fortress

The Fortress 1953 (1) & The Fortress 1954 (1)

1953, 1954

35

The Fortress

The Fortress 1954 (2)

1954

36

The Fortress

The Fortress 1955 (2)

1955

37

The Fortress

The Fortress 1955 (1) & The Fortress 1956 (1)

1955, 1956

38

The Fortress

The Fortress 1956 (2)

1956

39

The Fortress

The Fortress 1957 (2)

1957

40

The Fortress

The Fortress 1957 (1) & The Fortress 1958 (1)

1957, 1958

41

The Fortress

The Fortress 1958 (2)

1958

42

The Fortress

The Fortress 1959 (3)

1959

43

The Fortress

The Fortress 1960 (2)

1960

44

The Fortress

The Fortress 1960 (1) & The Fortress 1961 (1)

1960, 1961

45

The Fortress

The Fortress 1961 (2)

1961

46

The Fortress

The Fortress 1962 (2)

1962

47

The Fortress

The Fortress 1962 (1) & The Fortress 1963 (1)

1962, 1963

48

The Fortress

The Fortress 1963 (2)

1963

49

The Fortress

The Fortress 1964 (2)

1964

50

The Fortress

The Fortress 1964 (1) & The Fortress 1965 (1)

1964, 1965

51

The Fortress

The Fortress 1965 (2)

1965

52

The Fortress

The Fortress 1966 (2)

1966

53

The Fortress

The Fortress 1966 (1) & The Fortress 1967 (1)

1966, 1967

54

The Fortress

The Fortress 1967 (2)

1967

55

The Fortress

The Fortress 1968 (3)

1968

56

The Fortress

The Fortress 1969 (3)

1969

57

The Fortress

The Fortress 1970 (3)

1970

58

The Fortress

The Fortress 1971 (2)

1971

59

The Fortress

The Fortress 1971 (1) & The Fortress 1972 (1)

1971, 1972

60

The Fortress

The Fortress 1972 (2)

1972

61

The Fortress

The Fortress 1973 Copy volume I, II (1) &
The Fortress 1973 Original volume I, II (1)

1973

62

The Fortress

The Fortress 1973 Original volume I, II (2)

1973

63

The Fortress

The Fortress 1974 (2)

1974

64

The Fortress

The Fortress 1975 (2)

1975

65

The Fortress

The Fortress 1975 (1) & The Fortress 1976 (1)

1975, 1976

66

The Fortress

The Fortress 1976 (2)

1976

67

The Fortress

The Fortress 1977 (3)

1977

68

The Fortress

The Fortress 1978 (3)

1978

69

The Fortress

The Fortress 1979 (3)

1979

70

The Fortress

The Fortress 1980 (3)

1980

71

The Fortress

The Fortress 1981 (3)

1981

72

The Fortress

The Fortress 1982 (3)

1982

73

The Fortress

The Fortress 1983 (3)

1983

74

The Fortress

The Fortress 1984 (3)

1984

75

The Fortress

The Fortress 1985 (3)

1985

76

The Fortress

The Fortress 1986 (3)

1986

77

The Fortress

The Fortress 1987 (3)

1987

78

The Fortress

The Fortress 1987-1988 (3)

1988

79

The Fortress

The Fortress 1989 (3)

1989

80

The Fortress

The Fortress 1990 (3)

1990

81

The Fortress

The Fortress 1991 (3)

1991

82

The Fortress

The Fortress 1992 (3)

1992

83

The Fortress

The Fortress 1993 (3)

1993

84

The Fortress

The Fortress 1994 (3)

1994

85

The Fortress

The Fortress 1995 (3)

1995

86

The Fortress

The Fortress 1996 (3)

1996

87

The Fortress

The Fortress 1997 (3)

1997

88

The Fortress

The Fortress 1998 (3)

1998

89

The Fortress

The Fortress 1999 (3)

1999

90

The Fortress

The Fortress 2000 (3)

2000

91

The Fortress

The Fortress 2001 (3)

2001

92

The Fortress

The Fortress 2002 (3)

2002

93

The Fortress

The Fortress 2003 (3)

2003

94

The Fortress

The Fortress 2004 (3)

2004

95

The Fortress

The Fortress 2005 (3)

2005

96

The Fortress

The Fortress 2006 (3)

2006

97

The Fortress

The Fortress 2007 (3)

2007

98

The Fortress

The Fortress 2008 (3)

2008

99

The Fortress

The Fortress 2009 (3)

2009

100

The Fortress

The Fortress 2010 (3)

2010

101

The Fortress

The Fortress 2011 (3), Yearbook Awards
c.1950-1970, Memos c. 1950-2001

2011,
c.1950-1970,
c.1950-2001

102

Warclinian

Warclinian 1930 (1), 1931 (1), & 1932 (1)

1930, 1931, 1932

 

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