Entries tagged with ‘1904’

Factoid Friday

  Did you know… that in 1905, the Augustana Synod (forerunner of the ELCA) banned intercollegiate athletic competition from its colleges. One year before, in 1904, President Mattson had enforced a ban on athletics at Gustavus. These rulings were met with fierce opposition. After many years of student protest, the Synod reinstated athletics in 1910. […]

Factoid Friday

The first yearbook was called ‘Manhem’ and it was published in 1904 by the graduating class. The name “Gustavian” appeared for the first time on the 1917 yearbook. Fun Fact: Many of the yearbooks for the first few years of the school were written in Swedish.

Blast from the Past!

This is a photo of the Gustavus Band from the 1904. Gustavus organized its first  instrument group in the late 1870s, followed by the first orchestra in the 1880s.