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GACA Collection 468. Telander, C. Lorraine. Scrapbook of Gustavus Memories, 1932-1936: Overview

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Collection Description

Telander, C. Lorraine.  Scrapbook of Gustavus Memories, 1932-1936.  GACA Collection 468.  1 folder.

The Scrapbook of Gustavus Memories collection contains one scrapbook created by C. Lorraine Telander during her time as a student at Gustavus Adolphus College from 1932-1936.  Most photos are of Telander’s female peers and friends, though male students appear in the images occasionally.  Photos of these Gustavus students include professional headshots and casual group images.  Depictions of student’s clothing and appearance as well as the Gustavus campus throughout the seasons are prevalent.  Campus events such as homecoming, sorority initiation, graduation, the Day of Music Festival, and of the Gustavian “Weekly Herald Force” are included.  Scenes campus life include buildings, statues, cars, and the interiors of dormitories. 

In addition, there are photos from Telander’s time off campus; these show the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Oace (summer 1935), her time practice teaching in Laffayette, Minnesota (April 1936), and the “Cap and Gown Picnic” at Minneopa Park following her graduation (May 1936).  The backside of a majority of the photos have handwritten descriptions including location, date, and people photographed.

Biographical Note

C. Lorraine Telander of Forest Lake, Minnesota, was the creator of this scrapbook.  She attended Gustavus Adolphus College from 1932-1936 and earned her Bachelor’s degree in English.  Telander was a member of Iota Beta Sorority and Alpha Phi Gamma.  In addition, she was part of the Board of Publications, Chapel Committee, Gustavian Staff, Press Service, Choral Club, Svea, Women’s Athletic Association, Fireside Committee, and was a “G” Letter Winner. Telander also served as the Gustavian Weekly Staff’s Managing Editor, Young Women’s Luther League Treasurer and Vice President, and was Inter-Sorority Senate President.

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