Program for the 84th annual conference of the Minnesota Library Association held May 17-19th, 1979 at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. The theme was "New Directions." The MLA Awards Banquet featured speaker Joel Barker, Northern State Power Company on the topic of "New Dawn for Libraries - Some Possibilities for the Next 25 Years."
Program for the 69th Minnesota Library Association (MLA) annual conference, held October 1-2, 1964 at the FM Hotel in Moorhead, Minnesota. The welcome was given by Mayor of Moorhead, R.M. Stordahl. General session topics include "What to do Before the Architect Arrives-and After," "The Lt. Gov. Speaks to the Library Minded," "The Child Patron," "Reading Interests of College Students" and "New Wrinkles in Mechanical Processing." Other events included tours of the Rourke Art Gallery and School, Forsberg House, Berg Art Center at Concordia College, and Local College Libraries.
Resolution from the 36th annual conference of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA), which took place October 9-11, 1928 in Moorhead, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota. The resolution states that both the North Dakota and Minnesota Library Association express their heartiest appreciation of the many courtesies shown by the cities of Moorhead and Fargo, in addition to all the multiple parties involved.
Printed program for the 36th annual conference of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA), which was held October 9-11, 1928 in Moorhead, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota. This conference was a joint meeting of the Minnesota and North Dakota Library Associations. Sessions took place at the First Methodist Church in Fargo, North Dakota, the First Congregational Church in Moorhead, Minnesota, and at the Masonic Temple library in Fargo, North Dakota. Outside conference activities included an automobile ride through Moorhead and Fargo to the North Dakota State College of Agriculture.
View is to the southeast showing the north and west sides of the Main Administration Building at Concordia College. A large formally dressed crowd poses in the foreground, in front are a number of uniformed band members.
The view is to the southwest from 7th Street and 8th Avenue South. Concordia College buildings shown include from left Academy Hall men's dormitory, Bishop Whipple Hall and the President's home. A house on 6th Street can be seen beyond and to the right of the President's house.
The view is to the southeast looking toward the Old Main Administration building at right and Wheeler Hall Dormitory at left. In front of Old Main stands the Fargo and Moorhead Electric Street Railway's streetcar number 6.
William A. Smaby was born at Peterson, Fillmore County, Minnesota, in 1904. He reflects on his experiences as the Concordia College business office manager since 1952. Mr. Smaby discusses the importance of rural students attending college, interest of parents and teachers, and salary negotiations. He also describes the problems and successes of the greatest �growth period� in the history of the College.
William Jones' career was as an educator. He first taught in Thief River Falls. He conducted the band there. He had various jobs in other towns until they came to Moorhead in 1972. He is presently the Academic Vice-President of Moorhead State University and his wife is director of External Studies also at MSU. They both are planning to retire at the end of the 1984-1985 school year.
Reinhold Utke was born and raised in the Enderlin, ND area. Student life at Moorhead State during the depression of the 1930's is the main topic of this interview. Mr. Utke talks about his decision to attend Moorhead State, financing his education, and student living conditions. Social activities, chapel, and student organizations, such as Alpha Epsilon, are also covered.
Phyllis Thysell was born and raised in South Dakota. Mrs. Thysell was instrumental in the development of the Red River Arts Center, which later became the Plains Art Museum. She discusses her involvement in various community arts groups.
Dr. Dovre reflects upon his career at Concordia College since joining the faculty in 1963, with emphasis upon his years as President of Concordia. He also remarks on the connections between Concordia College and the Fargo-Moorhead community.
Matilda Moen's parents farmed near Northwood, North Dakota. Matilda Moen begins by talking about her experiences while a student in a rural school and of her parents and her family. She also discusses teaching in rural schools. She retired in 1965.
Marilla Jacobs was born on June 28, 1906 in Battle Lake, Minnesota and describes her childhood. Mrs. Jacobs attended Moorhead State Normal School, began teaching in 1927 and retired 1971. She discusses her early teacher training, experiences, and changes in teaching over the years.
Lois Selberg is a native of Rustad, Minnesota. She speaks first of her high school education and her early experiences at Moorhead State. She describes what entering college meant to her in the way of intellectual enlightenment. Mrs. Selberg discusses what the college was like during wartime.
Dr. Joseph L. Knutson was born February 14, 1906 in Grafton, ND, where his father was a Lutheran pastor. Dr. Knutson begins the interview with a short biographical sketch. Dr. Knutson was president of Concordia College from 1950 to 1974. He discusses the college's finances and its relationship to the American Lutheran Church. Concordia College's natural constituency for enrollment was from the Norwegian Lutherans of North Dakota and Minnesota.
Helene Kaeding was born in St. Peter, MN. Mrs. Kaeding describes her ethnic background, her father's business, and attending school at Gustavas Adolphus. She began teaching in 1931 and married in 1940. She describes the difference in attitudes toward education in the various communities in which she taught, and how discipline and respect for teachers has changed.
Gustav L. Schoberg, on the Concordia College faculty from 1930 to 1970, was a professor of German and French and also head of the department. He was also an assistant to President J.N. Brown in public relations, publicity, fund raising, and student recruiting through the Depression of the thirties and World War II.
Dr. Clarence Glasrud was born in North Dakota October 15, 1911. He attended Moorhead State and joined the faculty in 1947 as an instructor in the Division of Language and Literature. He received his MA and PhD from Harvard. He taught at MSU from 1952 to 1977 when he retired and was considered an excellent teacher. Interview 2 of 2.
Catherine Fossay was born and raised in Fergus Falls, MN. Mrs. Fossay describes her years as a student at Moorhead State, particularly her experiences as a student teacher at the Model School on campus, and as a teacher in the affiliated rural school at Oak Mound. Included in her reminiscences are student activities and productions.