Faculty Videos from the Past

Conversations with Emeriti

Hear in their own words from professors and an administrator/instructor as they tell of their experiences at Augustana beginning in the 1930's through the 1980's.

In 1988, retired faculty members were asked by Dr. Sven Froiland, Professor Emeritus of Biology, to sit in front of a camera and reminisce about the part they played at the College. He called the oral history project, “Conversations with Emeriti,” believing that, at some time in the future, there would be an interested audience to view them. In preparing for the Sesquicentennial by documenting the history of the College through important events and images, we became aware of this treasure trove of history that was captured through Dr. Froiland’s foresight. Dr. Froiland was at Augustana from 1946 until 1988 and in his own right, earned the distinction as a wonderful colleague, outstanding professor and leader who was central in the development of Gilbert Science Center and in establishing the College's outstanding reputation in the natural sciences.

Some of these interviews were condensed into smaller segments that are more conducive to online viewing. Hear and see Dr. Arie Gaalswyk, Professor Emeritus of Math; Emeriti Professors Clara and J. Earl Lee; Administrator Milton Harvey; Professor Emeritus of Art, Dr. Palmer Eide; and Professor Emeritus of Nursing, Margaret Cashman and legendary coach, Lefty Olson.
 

Dr. Arie Gaalswyk
Professor Emeritus of Math
1960-1983

 

J. Earl Lee and Clara Lee
Professors Emeritus of Music and Speech (respectively)
J. Earl: 1931-1992
Clara:  1952-1989
Milton Harvey
Administrator/instructor
1947-1973
 
Dr. Palmer Eide
Professor Emeritus of Art
1931-1971
Margaret Cashman
Professor Emeritus of Nursing
1953-1971

Leonard "Lefty" Olson
Professor Emeritus of HPER and Coach
1931-1968