Entries tagged with ‘st ansgars’

Blast from the Past

What is this building? It is okay that you do not recognize it, as it was never on the St. Peter campus. This building was located in East Union, Carver County, MN. This building once was the home of the Minnesota Elementar Skola and St. Ansgar’s before it moved to St. Peter in 1876 and […]

Factoid Friday

The first college library dates from when the school was at East Union in 1865. A drafted student died in a military camp and left his small collection of books to the school. This collection was supplemented with the purchase of a Webster’s Dictionary.

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Who was the first graduate of Gustavus to serve as college president?   E. Matthias Wahlstrom. The Rev. Wahlstrom completed his coursework at St. Ansgars in the late 1860s. The Rev. Dr. Peter Mattson was the first alum with an actual degree from Gustavus Adolphus College. He was a member of the class of 1892. […]