Lisa Sjoberg, CA College Archivist & Digital Collections Librarian
My favorite artifact in the Archives is... the Perry Expedition Collection because it is a symbol of world peace.
My favorite thing about working in the Archives is... the people I get to work with. Our staff is great, and I love seeing our users get excited about history and the research they are doing. Contact Information Phone: 218.299.3180 Email: email@example.com
Allison Cassell, BA Archives Associate
My favorite artifact in the Archives is... The rare book collection! There's no way I can choose just one book though!
My favorite thing about working in the Archives is... that I get to start my career in the field that I love at the school that helped me achieve so many goals. I get to work hands on with the records and artifacts and I get to help people discover unique and useful facts. The Archives are valuable because... history is an invaluable part of our society. The archives help preserve the history and memory of Concordia so future generations can know what it was like when it began.
My favorite artifact in the Archives is... The library groundbreaking shovel! It is my favorite item because it helped build my favorite building on Concordia's campus!
My favorite thing about working in the Archives is... I have really appreciated the opportunity to gain social media and public relations experience in an archival setting. I also like working with the collections because I learn a lot about history and I love to organize.
The Archives are valuable because... because history is important! If we don't reserve our past, we lose all the knowledge and foundation that got us to the present.
Kaitlin Molden Student Assistant
My favorite artifact or collection in the Archives is... the Fallout Shelter sign because it is so random!
My favorite thing about working in the Archives is... I like learning about all of the weird and random bits of Concordia history. There's some excellent hidden stories in some of the topical files that are always worth revisiting.
The Archives are valuable because... they offer access to the public to learn about different materials, stories, and other fun tidbits. They also help to inform and bridge the gap between the past and present to understand history.
Layne Cole Student Assistant
My favorite artifact in the Archives is... the artifact collection. Tangible pieces of history that were once part of someone's day- to-day life provide a difference lens through which one may think about and learn from the past.
My favorite thing about working in the Archives is... that I am given the opportunity to interact with historical materials first hand. And, of course, the other staff are brilliant company.
The Archives are valuable because... humans have been preserving and recording the past from day one. In today's world where thousands of pieces of new content are created on a daily basis, its ever more important that institutions such as our archives are there to make sure the past isn't forgotten.
Gian Paz Student Assistant
My favorite artifact or collection in the Archives is... the photographs. Probably because you get to see the college grow from a building in a field to a campus covering roughly eleven blocks.
My favorite thing about working in the Archives is... I like having the opportunity to see so many items that contributed to Concordia's evolution as an educational institution that we recognize today.
The Archives are valuable because... having a collection of Concordia's history helps give it it's character. From a renowned choir to royal visits, it's a wonder how a college this far north got so popular.
Annie Weier Student Assistant
My favorite artifact or collection in the Archives is... is either the 1st edition Agatha Christie novel or the German scrolls from the 1400s. I love to read, and think first editions of books are really cool, especially one by a famous author. I'm minoring in German, so I'm interested in the history and culture of the country. My favorite thing about working in the Archives is... I learn something new everyday. It helps me gain a greater understanding of Concordia's history and as a result, i notice things all over campus that are reminders of where the college has been and how far it's come since 1891.
The Archives are valuable because... they serve as a reminder of history and work hard to make sure that history is still relevant today. It's hard to know where you're going if you don't know where you've been, and archives bring deeper meaning to every day things.
Emily Laaveg Student Assistant
My favorite artifact or collection in the Archives are... between the rare book collection or the glass negatives. The rare books because I love history and books that are either super old versions of books popular today, or so old that they've become obsolete and barely readable. As for the glass negatives, i love the old style of capturing a moment from the past in a way that is not super common today.
My favorite thing about working in the Archives is... i enjoy being around and working with so many elements of Concordia's past and related person's/organization's pasts. I love learning about and seeing elements of history and past cultures that have evolved and affect us today.
The Archives are valuable because... the hold so much information about our past and it's so important to know about and learn from the past, especially when it shapes so many elements of our daily lives today.
Concordia College Archives | 901 8th Street South | Moorhead, MN 56562 218.299.3241 | firstname.lastname@example.org Last updated: November 2017