Concordia College Student Publications (Record Group 16) is the newest addition to the College Archives on-line catalog. Full description is completed for all twenty-eight linear feet of records. They include the archival preservation copies of all the Scout and Cobber yearbooks from 1920 to 2008 and the thousands of photographs used in yearbooks spanning from 1939 to 2008. Copies of the original Crescent and Concordian student newspapers are preserved, as well as microfilm copies and for more recent years digital copies.
Over the years many newsletters, both official and underground, were published on campus, many of them for very short time periods. Thirteen of these important newsletters are preserved that help to document some of the student led activities and issues on campus. Examples include the newsletter Impetus issued from 1969 to 1972 by the January 19th Movement, an anti-Vietnam War protest group.
The Extra Mile, an underground newsletter, was published by nine seniors just before commencement in the Spring of 1982 with the purpose "to honestly, constructively and, when necessary, harshly criticize certain structures, attitudes and organizations we have encountered at Concordia.”
One of the major components of this collection is the extensive number of term papers written by Concordia students, spanning from the 1920s to the present. Most are organized by academic class, primarily English but also History. There is a separate collection of student papers written on some aspect of Concordia College. Examples include “The Black Student Strike of 1976,” “The Women’s Movement: A Success for Concordia Women?,” and “Do You Wanna Dance?: Social Dancing, Joseph Knutson and Cultural Revolution at Concordia College (1891-1969).”
The archives’ public catalog is part of the on-going effort to provide easy access to the collections preserved in the College Archives. Additional records are being added to the catalog on continual basis. We welcome you to visit the on-line catalog. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us.
To search all collections described to-date by term or browse subjects and creators, click on this link: https://cord.cuadra.com/starweb4/l.skca-catalog/servlet.starweb4?path=l.skca-catalog/skcacatalog.web