Featured Articles in Magazines and Newspapers, 1914-1995 | Luther College Archives

By Sasha Griffin

Collection Overview

Title: Featured Articles in Magazines and Newspapers, 1914-1995Add to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG00/Series 3

Primary Creator: Luther College (Decorah, Iowa)

Extent: 20.05 Linear Feet. More info below.


This series is organized into two sub-series, each arranged chronologically:

1) Articles in magazines (1914-1986)

2) Articles in newspapers (1921-1995)

Subjects: Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Coeducation, Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - History, Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Students - Organizations

Languages: English, Norwegian


Collection of published articles from magazines and newspapers about Luther College.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This series contains various articles in magazines and newspapers that document student life, the origins of coeducation, the Decorah community, and the Luther College administration.  The articles cover a broad date range, as early as 1914 and as late as 1995.  Many of the magazines and newspapers contain images and photographs that add to the breadth of the collection.

Both sub-series are housed in the same physical box.  Also, a number of magazines are listed in the finding aid as "items," however it is important to note that there are several copies of these and they are not contained in a box.  Instead, these "items" are simply arranged, chronologically, on the shelf.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Coeducation
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - History
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Students - Organizations

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box and several loose items

Access Restrictions: All materials are available for research.

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/.

Original/Copies Note: Many of these materials are copies and/or reproductions.  Original documents are most likely held by its respective publisher.

Preferred Citation:

Cite unpublished materials: Featured Articles in Magazines and Newspapers, 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 Revision History: 4/11/2019: Hayley Jackson updated link to copyright policy.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Sub-Series:

[Sub-Series 1: Articles in Magazines, 1914-1986],
[Sub-Series 2: Articles in Newspapers, 1921-1995],

Sub-Series 2: Articles in Newspapers, 1921-1995Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Luther and Western Union are Among Iowa's Many Colleges", 30 January 1921Add to your cart.
A page from Des Moines Register of photos and captions of Luther's campus, President C K Preus receiving congratulations on his son J A O Preus beocming governor of Minnesota, and a few students with the Luther College Bell.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Luther College: A College for Men", 1925Add to your cart.
Section Nine of the Decorah Journal: All Winneshiek County Historical Edition that addresses Luther College's equipment, campus, funds, courses, faculty, graduates, Presidents with photograph, and some images of buildings.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Luther Building Fund is Launched", 11 February 1940Add to your cart.
Article from Des Moines Register about launching a new campus plan to build three new structures.
Item 2: "Luther College Announces New Educational Policy", 20 December 1942Add to your cart.
Article in Waterloo Courier about a new policy that Luther will accept students still in high school on a selective and privileged basis.
Item 3: "Luther College at Decorah Suffers $100,000 Blaze", 2 June 1942Add to your cart.
Article in Waterloo Courier about Main II catching fire.
Item 4: "Cornerstone of 'Old Main' at Luther Yields Many Interesting Mementos", 19 October 1943Add to your cart.
Article in Waterloo Courier about the examination of the cornerstone of Old Main during homecoming and related events.
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: "The Color Camera Visits Iowans at Luther College", 11 May 1947Add to your cart.
Full front page article in Des Moines Register with four large photographs detailing day-to-day activities of some Luther College female students.  Students are: Vivian Asmundson (soph. from Castalia, IA), Katherine Light (fresh. From West Union), Janet Jerdee (jr. from Decorah), Alyce Hanson (sr. from Decorah), Barbara Orwoll (soph. from Decorah), Arleen Mostrom (soph. from Northwood), Georgianne "Jo" Johnson (jr. from Decorah), Marie Holmen (fresh. from Mason City), Darlene Bravick (fresh. from Thompson, IA), Helen Stoen (sr. from Decorah), Evelyn Rolfs (fresh. from Burr Oak, IA), Marilyn Evanson (jr. from Decorah), and Eunie Johnson (fresh. from Aitkens, IA).
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Multiple Articles on One Page, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
One photocopied page that has three articles on it: "Luther College Adopts Guaranteed Cost Plan" from Waterloo Courier, 9 January 1963; "Luther College Appoints a Dean" from Des Moines Register, 19 October 1963; and "New Book On Iowa College" from Des Moine Register, 17 September 1963.
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: "She Returns to College - for Her Daughters", 24 January 1965Add to your cart.
Section 2 in Des Moines Sunday Register features a cover photograph of Mrs. Fern Gericke of Postville at Luther College.  The 2 page article "She Returns to College - for Her Daughters" discusses her life as a 40-year old, full time college student.
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Decorah's Center for Faith and Life", 8 July 1979Add to your cart.
Article in Des Moines Register written by Joan Bunke about the new Center for Faith and Life, including photographs by Bob Nandell.
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Luther College President Feted", 22 October 1981Add to your cart.
Article in The Record about retiring president E D Farwell's reception.
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: "What is it about Decorah that it holds its young so well?", circa 1985Add to your cart.
This article in the Des Moines Register was written by the columnist Chuck "Iowa Boy" Offenburger and discusses how Decorah high school students and Luther students usually stay in the town.
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Luther College In The News, 1993-1995Add to your cart.
This booklet is a collection of articles from around the country that discuss Luther College in a variety of subjects.  Included: "Noodle Club Nosh" Washington Post, 12 September 1994 (Alumni); "State College Winner" The Iowa Music Teacher, 1994 (Alumni); "Rightful Owners" The Cedar Rapids Gazette, 13 November 1994 (Anthropology); "Tracking the Lyme Tick" Cedar Rapids Gazette, 12 July 1994 (Biology); "Professor, student work to preserve ecosystem" Waterloo Courier, 13 November 1994 (Biology); "In Brief: Let It Burn" The Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 June 1995 (Biology); "Bard of Lake Wobegon gets scholarly treatment in book by professor" Minneapolis Star Tribune, 25 September 1994 (Book Reviews); "True Lies" New York Times, 24 July 1994 (Book Reviews); "Paperbacks" Chicago Tribune, 27 November 1994 (Book Reviews); "Women and their Mentors" The Cedar Rapids Gazette, 7 May 1995 (Business); "Time for Freshmen to Report on That Reading List of One" The Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 September, 1994 (English); "Luther launches multicultural education" Metro (Minn.) Lutheran, September 1994 (Gifts and Grants); "Give and Take" The Chronicle of Higher Education, 15 September 1993 (Gifts and Grants); "Gifts" The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 29 November 1994 (Gifts and Grants); "Her Say" Chicago Tribune, 21 August 1994 (Health); "If you want to fix health care, call a nurse" The Des Moines Register, 22 August 1994 (Health); "In brief: Luther College saves livestock from extinction" The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 August 1994 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "Rare Breeds International - Canada '94" The Ark, October 1994 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "A Mighty Fortress for our Genes" St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 1994 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "Rare Breed" Cedar Rapids Gazette, 14 November 1994 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "Want to try a bite of mulefoot pork?" Quad City Times, 15 November 1994 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "College Saves Rare Breeds From Extinction" Omaha World-Herald, Morning Edition, 25 November 1994 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "Small Farmers Fear Huge Operations" Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette, 27 November 1994, multiple newspapers (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "For those who like a rare roast, mulefoot hog is the ideal feast" The Wall Street Journal, 28 November 1994 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "High on hogs? Here's your chance to eat one" Chicago Tribute 15 December 1994, multiple newspapers (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "Hogs for sale" San Francisco Examiner, January 1995 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "Bio-Barn saves old breeds" Moline Dispatch, 15 January 1995, multiple newspapers (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "Mulefoot and marketing" The Ark, March 1995 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "Flawed vision threatens existence of Mulefoot pig" Iowa Pork Today, April 1995 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "To save or not to save rare breeds" Iowa Pork Today, April 1995 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "Assuring the future of rare livestock" The Chronicle for Higher Education, 5 May 1995 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "Marginalia" The Chronicle of Higher Education, 30 November 1994 (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity); "Billboards selling colleges" Marketing News, 8 May 1995 (Miscellaneous); "Strausses research 'lesser-known'" Decorah Public Opinion, 10 August 1995; "Wake Up With More Energy" Redbook, April 1995 (Psychology); "Undergraduate research outside the classroom" Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, March 1994 (Psychology); "Luther women relate eating disorders to endurance sports" Decorah Public Opinion, 2 May 1995 (Psychology); "What lies in our genes?" The Hartford Courant, 7 July 1994 (Religion and Philosophy); "Ghosts, goats, and O.J. Simpson" The Providence Journal, 13 August 1994 (Religion and Philosophy); "In Academia: The Truth About Lies" The Boston Globe, 16 October 1994 (Religion and Philosophy); "Deception is the key to survival for some species" The Boston Globe, 31 October 1994 (Religion and Philosophy);"On The Road Again" Newsweek, 28 November 1994 (Religion and Philosophy); "Critique of Pure OJ" The Washington Post Magazine, 19 March 1995 (Religion and Philosophy); "Luther prof honored by Norwegian king" Waterloo Courier, 10 May 1995 (Scandinavian Studies); "It's 40 Years of TV dinner" Hawaii Tribune-Herald, 2 August 1994 (Sociology); "The myth of the perfect family needs to be replaced" Prevention Quarterly, Summer 1995 (Sociology); "Luther student plays important role in capital museum design" Waterloo Courier, 24 October 1994 (Students); "A penny saved..." Cedar Rapids Gazette, 7 September 1994 (Students); "College struggles to become more diverse" The Lutheran, March 1995 (Students)
Biographical/Historical Note: Booklet "News About Luther College 1994-1995" prepared by Jennifer L. Haack, Public Information Intern.

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[Sub-Series 1: Articles in Magazines, 1914-1986],
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