Hendrickson, Roy. Materials Concerning Roy Hendrickson and the Board of Trustees, 1920s and 1941-1954.

GACA Collection 136


 

Hendrickson, Roy.  Materials Concerning Roy Hendrickson and the Board of Trustees, 1920s and 1941-1954.  GACA Collection 136.  2 Records Center Cartons and 1 ½ Hollinger boxes.


ABSTRACT:
The Roy Hendrickson collection consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, financial documents, reports, photographs, and other materials.  The bulk of these documents are from the mid-1940s and early 1950s.  Hendrickson became a member of the Board of Trustees at Gustavus Adolphus College during 1944 and served as chairman from 1945 into 1953.  Photographs are from the 1920s when Hendrickson was a Gustavus student.  Images include campus buildings, and nature scenes.


HISTORICAL NOTE:
Roy Arthur Hendrickson was born 3 September 1904.  After graduating high school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, he attended Gustavus Adolphus College where he graduated during 1926.   Hendrickson went to law school and passed the bar during 1929 and subsequently practiced law in Willmar, Minnesota.  He became a member of the Board of Trustees at Gustavus during 1944 and served as Chairman of the Board from 1945 into 1953.  In addition to his role on the Gustavus Board, Hendrickson served as Kandiyohi County Attorney from 1934-1950.  It was during January 1954 and within days following surgery for stomach ulcers that Hendrickson died of phenomena.

* Information obtained from the collection.


SCOPE AND CONTENT:
The Roy Hendrickson collection is organized into four series.  These consist of Board of Trustees; Financial; Lutheran Minnesota Conference and Other Lutheran Bodies; and Miscellaneous.  Aside from photographs and an obituary, almost all of these documents were created during Hendrickson’s term as a board member and concern his role as chairman.

  • Series One: Board of Trustees, 1943-1952 – Materials include meeting agendas and minutes, reports, and correspondence.

  • Series Two: Financial, 1944-1952 – Documents in this series include financial reports and other documents.

  • Series Three: Lutheran Minnesota Conference and Other Lutheran Bodies, 1946-1952 – Items in this group consist of reports, programs, and financial recommendations from the Swedish Lutheran Board of Education.

  • Series Four: Miscellaneous, 1920s and 1941-1954 – This series contains photographs taken during the 1920s while Hendrickson was a Gustavus student, his obituary, some miscellaneous correspondence, college materials, and other documents.


RESTRICTIONS:
There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the College Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.


COLLECTION CITATION:
Hendrickson, Roy.  Materials Concerning Roy Hendrickson and the Board of Trustees, 1920s and 1941-1954.  GACA Collection 136.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


ACQUISITION:
Charles Hendrickson, son of Roy Hendrickson, donated this collection during September 2001.


PROCESSED BY:
Jeff A. Jenson processed this collection and developed the finding aid during April 2009.

Lacie Micek, student worker, processed additional materials and updated the finding aid during February 2013.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:
Gustavus Adolphus College.  Board of Trustees.
Hendrickson, Roy Arthur, 1904-1954.
Gustavus Adolphus College--Finance.
College trustees--Minnesota--St. Peter.
Gustavus Adolphus College--Photographs.
Gustavus Adolphus College--Alumni.



GACA Collection 136

Box

Folder

Board of Trustees, 1943-1952

Board of Trustees, Agenda and Minutes, 9-10 September 1951 (Includes Miss Amanda Peterson’s Gift to Gustavus and Objectives of Gustavus Adolphus College)

4

1

Board of Trustees, Building and Grounds Committee, undated

3

1

Board of Trustees, College Expansion, undated

3

2

Committees and objectives, 1948 and undated

4

2

Reports, Annual Report of Gustavus and unknown, 1951

3

8

Correspondence, Incoming and Outgoing

1943-44

1

1

September 1944-January 1945

1

2

January-July 1945

1

3

July-November 1945

1

4

November 1945- March 1946

1

5

March-September 1946

1

6

June 1946-January 1947

1

7

January-May 1947

1

8

May-November 1947

1

9

November 1947-May1948

1

10

May-November 1948

1

11

December 1948-May 1949

1

12

May-October 1949

1

13

October 1949-March 1950

1

14

March-September 1950

1

15

August-December 1950

3

3

January-February 1951

3

4

March-May 1951

3

5

June-July 1951

3

6

August-November 1951

3

7

January-July 1952 and undated

1

16

Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Documents

May 1943-January 1945

2

1

February-July 1945

2

2

August 1945-January 1946

2

3

February-September 1946

2

4

October 1946-March 1947

2

5

March-September 1947

2

6

October 1947-March 1948

2

7

April-September 1948

2

8

October 1948-March 1949

2

9

March-December 1949

2

10

January-April 1950

2

11

April-December 1950

2

12

January-November 1951

2

13

Financial Papers and Reports, 1944-1952

1944

2

14

1945

2

15

1946

2

16

1947

2

17

1948

2

18

1949

2

19

1950

2

20

1951

2

21

1952

2

22

undated

2

23

Lutheran Minnesota Conference and Other Lutheran Bodies, 1946-1952

Lutheran Minnesota Conference, Reports, 1947 and 1949

4

4

Lutheran Minnesota Conference, Convention Program and District Memberships, 1948 and undated

4

5

Newsletter, “News Bulletin of the National Lutheran Educational Conference,” 1949

4

6

Reports, “Report of the Board of Trustees” to Lutheran Minnesota Conference, 1952

4

3

Reports, “Report of the President” [Edgar Carlson] to Lutheran Minnesota Conference, March 1952

4

3

Swedish Lutheran Board of Education, State of Minnesota, Investment Recommendations and Valuations, 1946

3

9

Miscellaneous, 1920s and 1941-1954

Alumni Association materials, 1933-37, 1945-53

3

10

College Band materials, 1941-44

3

11

Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1946-1951

4

8

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Foundation, 1950-52

3

12

Greater Gustavus Association, Board Meeting, Minutes, 26 February 1949

4

9

Obituary, From Daily Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota, 29 January 1954

3

13

Photographs, “Original Photos Possibly by Roy Hendrickson for use in the 1926 Gustavian,” 1926 (Images are of Nature and Campus Buildings)

4

7

Wittenberg College, “Achieve Effective Forward Planning Throughout the College,” undated

3

14