Students are often passionate about political causes and especially so during presidential election years. In the modern era, as evidenced by results of a student preference survey in the most recent issue of the Gustavian Weekly, Gustavus students prefer more liberal candidates. In decades and centuries past, Gusties favored the more conservative contenders. Although the following link will take you to images of electioneering at Gustavus from years past, these few images document only a sampling of political activity and student election activism. To learn more about former elections at Gustavus, please visit the College and Lutheran Church Archives.
Images: Election Images
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
October is American Archives Month so visit the College and Lutheran Church Archives and take a tour. Tours will feature historical Gustavus treasures and awesome artifacts not usually on public display. Find out what the archives is all about and what it has to offer you. The archives is located on the library's top floor, directly above the main entrance.
- Wednesday, 17 October, 11:30-noonish
- Thursday, 25 October, 1:30-2:00ish
- Tuesday, 30 October, 3:30-4:00ish
Monday, September 17, 2012
As Gustavus is busy preparing to welcome Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, check out this new display that showcases their previous visits to our campus. The “Swedish Royalty Visits Gustavus” display features artifacts and articles from the King and Queen’s last three visits. Swedish Royalty has visited Gustavus for the United States’ Bicentennial, to unveil a sculpture, and to rededicate Nobel Hall. Before the King and Queen of Sweden arrive to dedicate the West Mall and celebrate the sesquicentennial, visit this exciting display located on the main floor of the Library near the reference section!
Friday, February 10, 2012
As we celebrate the sesquicentennial of Gustavus Adolphus College, it is important to look back and discover the events that occurred as Gustavus began. One hundred and fifty years ago, our country was in the midst of a Civil War. Many interesting facts can be revealed by studying the conflict, and the archives can help! Check out the Civil War Documents display on the library’s main floor near the reference desk. You’ll gain a greater understanding by reading what a Union solder’s life was like. Some letters of Olof Nelson and excerpts from the diary of N.S. Carter are displayed to showcase the experiences of these men as they fought in the war. This display was created by Lacie Micek, an archives student worker.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Christmas lights and decorations will bring holiday cheer to your research, so come in and unwrap new knowledge!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
|Dr. Peterson's Exposition|
To read additional issues of the Gustavian Weekly from the World War II era, please visit the archives digital collections page. As might be expected, Gustavus was a very different place in the early 1940s. In fact and as can be seen in the attached image, only four buildings from that period remain on the campus today.
|Gustavus Adolphus College, Summer 1942|