Mystic Memories

Thanks to the work of Carolyn Twingley, Serials/ILL/Archives Librarian, and Johanna Bjork, Reference Librarian, we have a new addition to the Mystic Memories collection — Dr. Walter Swensen’s scrapbook.

Dr. Walter J. Swensen served as the first chief administrator at Bismarck Junior College from 1939-1948.  During that time, he kept a scrapbook of photos, clippings, student and faculty rosters, as well as some budget items.  Dr. Swensen earned his BA from Luther College and his MA and PhD degrees from the University of North Dakota.  He died in 1956 at the age of 59.

Dr. Swensen’s scrapbook was presented to the college by his daughter, Norma Groethe, in August 2010 and is housed in the BSC Library Archives.  Because the original scrapbook is fragile and needs to be handled as little as possible, we decided to digitize the scrapbook as a means of making it available to users.

Check it out … online!

Note:  This is a large file; it may take a few minutes for it to open.


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