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Factoid Friday

Want to see more photographs of historical Gustavus and St. Peter? There are two online digital libraries for you to view at Gustavus Adolphus College and Lutheran Archives and the Nicollet County Historical Society Minnesota Reflections Digital Library.

Factoid Friday

Did you know… that our first mascot costume was created by an essay contest sponsored by the Campus Bookstore? In the fall of 1960, two students (Jerry Springston ’62 and Lowell Rasmussen ‘ 61) wrote the winning essay, and the college bookstore purchased a lion costume. Over the next two decades, the costume was lost […]

Factoid Friday: Origins of the Rock

Campus circa 1900. Photo courtesy of the Nicollet County Historical Society The Rock Story By the Swanson Family Gilbert L. Swanson ’42 Louise Johnson Swanson ’43 Susan Swanson Foster ’68 David Swanson ’69 Paul Swanson ’71 Tom Swanson ’73 As told by Susan On my morning walk from Valley View to the cafeteria for breakfast […]

Factoid Friday

In July of 1943, President Walter Lunden, secured a Navy V-12 program at Gustavus. V-12 programs were founded at 131 campuses across the nation to provide commissioned officers to the U.S. Navy during World War II.  As the presidency of the college shifted to Edgar Carlson in 1944, the College was home to 388 Navy […]

Factoid Friday

The farthest place that Gustavus memorabilia has gone? To the moon. We are not kidding! Buzz Aldrin took along a Gustavus pennant when he went to the moon in 1969!

Factoid Friday

According to the 1909 yearbook, students would cut and split their own wood and complete all cleaning such as sweeping and cleaning the halls and classrooms and firing the classroom stoves. Current Gusties and alumni would like to take this time to sincerely thank all the wonderful men and women who make up the Gustavus […]