Wartburg College Archives
Special Collections - Photograph Collection
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.
Abstract: Photograph prints (1852-2014) of the departments, offices, activities, and students of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and associated locations. See series listing for specific subjects covered by collection.
Scope and Content Note
Extent: 1800 folders.
Physical Description: Collection consists of photographs of various types – contemporary, reprints, photocopies, prints on metal, and photos with cardboard backing. Negatives are available for some photographs. There is a single photo album (1904) in the collection.
Dates: The collection covers a range from 1852 through 2014. Significant coverage, and contemporary coverage, begins in the early 1900’s through the 2000’s. There are photographs from the 1860’s, 1880’s, and 1890’s.
Preferred Citation: [item title/description], [date]; Wartburg College Photograph Collection; Wartburg College Archives, Waverly, Iowa.
Acquisition Information: Collection is primarily made up of materials transferred from campus offices and student publications (Trumpet newspaper, Fortress yearbook), but also contains acquisitions from private donations (provenance unknown). It is an “artificial collection” in that materials were put together from various sources due to their format (photographs) and the original creator, donor, and order of materials is often lost.
Processing Information: Processing completed by PC, EB, and AMM on May 9, 2018.
Other Finding Aids
Vogel Library, Wartburg College | 100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, IA, 50677 | Phone: 319-352-8500 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org