Oral Histories, 1979-2009
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Brief Description: This series contains several oral history stories on a variety of topics relating to the history of Luther College and the history of the United States, covering 1979-2008.  Most of the oral histories were collected and created by Luther College students as coursework.  Some final papers are also included.  Other oral histories include commemorative stories for the 25th Anniversary of Preus Library, an account from Pastor Oscar Engebretson from Washington Prairie Church, and oral histories collected by alumni during Homecoming.
Held at:
Luther College Archives
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: 563-387-1805
Email: archives [at] luther.edu
Record Series Number: LCA/RG00/Series 9
Created by: Luther College (Decorah, Iowa)
Volume: 11.2 Linear Feet

This series is arranged chronologically by event into 12 sub-series:

1) Washington Prairie Church (1979)

2) Unknown Course (1982)

3) History 32 (1988)

4) History 72 (1989)

5) 25th Anniversary of Preus Library (1994)

6) History 72 (1995)

7) History 71 (1996)

8) History 49 (1997)

9) Early Women Faculty (1998-1999)

10) History 56 (1999)

11) From Co-ed to Equal (2000)

12) Homecoming (2007-2008)

Biographical Note for Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) :

Located in the small northeast Iowa town of Decorah, Luther College is an undergraduate liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students. The college is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Founded in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants, Luther offers more than 60 majors and preprofessional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor of arts degree. Its mission statement emphasizes faith, leadership, and community service. Luther College provides equal opportunity for all qualified persons in its educational programs and activities.

Access Restrictions: All material is available for research.
Subject Index
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Alumni and alumnae
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Anniversaries
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Coeducation
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - History
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Students
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Though we may hold the property rights, Luther College Archives does not hold the copyrights for all materials. Individuals may use materials for non-commercial, private use, but commercial users must secure permissions from the copyright holders and/or Luther College Archives to reproduce, publish, or quote protected materials and photographs. For more information about the Luther College copyright and fair use policy, please visit https://www.luther.edu/copyright/.
Technical Access Notes: Some materials in this collection require the use for a cassette player and a computer with a 3.5” floppy disk drive.

Cite unpublished materials: Oral Histories, RG00 History Relating to Luther College, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Cite published materials as required by your chosen citation style (Chicago, MLA, APA, etc.).

Finding Aid Revisions: 4/11/2019: Hayley Jackson updated copyright policy link.