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View from the Hill

Their Majesties King Carl II Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited Gustavus in 1982. This newpaper is from the November 16, 1982 edition of the Weekly. Visit https://gustavus.edu/library/archives/ for more newspapers and fun photos!

Words of Wisdom

The early annuals here at Gustavus feature cartoons of the senior class and professors, pages of college history, and were written in both English and Swedish. This page from the 1917 Gustavian features Ruth (Nelson) Lundgren ’17, senior class member. Each senior had their portrait in the caps and gowns, their activities at the school, […]

Words of Wisdom

“The road lies forward now! We must honor the past by investing our energies in larger dreams and by giving ourselves to larger attainments…”      -Dr. Edgar A. Carlson, Oct. 31, 1944, Quarterly

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.

Factoid Friday!

Did you know… Old Main was the sole building when school began in St. Peter on October 16, 1876.  It served as a dormitory for the men, library, dining hall, science hall, classroom building and offices, as well as a home (in the basement) for the College President Rev. Jonas Nyquist and his family.

View from the Hill

  Gustavus received national media attention for hosting the “Heavys vs. the Leans” women’s football game on campus. Captains, Geraldine  “Jerry” Baker ’26 and Murtle Adolphuson Rossow ’25,  dressed for the Women’s Football Team in 1924.

Words of Wisdom

“A College is both what it has been and what it hopes to be. It is fruit and seed. It is the product of the planting and watering of other generations―their faith and dedication, their effort and insight, their hopes and dreams; and it is the potential of greater fruitfulness, larger service and more fateful […]

Tuesday Trivia-Answered!

In what year did the Gustavus men’s soccer program have its first season of official conference play as part of the M.I.A.C (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)? C. 1969 In 1967, German Professor Horst Ludwig along with interested students started the team. In 1969, the first official year of conference play. Gustavus won the M.I.A.C. championship […]

Tuesday Trivia

In what year did the Gustavus men’s soccer program have its first season of official conference play as part of the M.I.A.C. (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)? A. 1934 B. 1957 C. 1969 D. 1978 The answer will be posted at 6:00P.M. CST

Blast from the Past

Two male students studying in their dorm at the turn of the 20th Century.