Bederkesa Pädagogische Hochschule Album, 1948.

CAMC Collection 27



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ederkesa Pädagogische Hochschule Album, 1948.  CAMC Collection 27.  ½ Hollinger box.


ABSTRACT:
The Bederkesa Pädagogische Hochschule collection consists of an album created by German students as a token of appreciation for aid packages sent by students at Gustavus Adolphus College following World War II.  The album consists of 73 leaves with 41 photographs and 66 pages of student art along with thank you notes.  Text within the collection is both German and English.


HISTORICAL NOTE:
In December 1947, Gustavus adopted Bederkesa Teacher’s College in Bederkesa, Germany.  Gusties sent twenty-five CARE packages to help Bederkesa’s students survive food shortages throughout the winter.  Bederkesa was established in 1947 to train teachers for public schools in Germany.  Men and women who had not subscribed to National Socialism were accepted into the program.  In addition, the school provided boarding to youth affected by the war.  These students came from a variety of circumstances.  Some had been persecuted or were refugees while others were orphans, semi-orphans, or economically destitute.  Delta Epsilon Omicron, Gustavus’ social welfare organization, oversaw the clothing and food drive.


SCOPE AND CONTENT:
The album contains thank you notes, as well as student art from the students of Bederkesa Teacher’s College and boarding school. There are photographs of the grounds and students as well.


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.


COLLECTION CITATION:

Bederkesa Pädagogische Hochschule Album, 1948. CAMC Collection 27.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


PROCESSED BY:

Edi Thorstensson and C. Johnson processed this album during December 1993.

Birgitta Johnson, student worker, with the assistance of Jeff Jenson developed the finding aid and scanned the collection during September 2009.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Gustavus Adolphus College.  Delta Epsilon Omicron.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Student organizations.
Bederkesa (Germany).  Pädagogische Hochschule.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief -- United States -- Gustavus Adolphus College.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Education and the war.
Children -- Arts & crafts --Germany -- Bederkesa -- 1940-1950.
Children’s art -- 1940-1950.

 

CAMC Collection 27

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Page 1: Front cover- Der Roland Von Bederkesa

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Page 2: Dank der heimschule Bederkesa

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Page 3: Picture of Ring Around the Rosie- 7 Women’s Thank You’s

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Page 4: Page of (5) photographs- land, buildings

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Page 5: 1 free picture of Peter Wessel, 1 Postcard

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Page 6: Page of (4) photographs- boarding school, students

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Page 7: Page of (8) photographs- students working

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Page 8: Page of (4) photographs- recreational activities

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Page 9: Page of (7) photographs- work and play of students

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Page 10: Page of (4) photographs- work and dance of women students

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Page 11: Page of (7) photographs- students dancing, drawing, and walking

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Page 12: Student Art- USA parcels and shoes- Artur Laskus

Opposite side: Student Art- Drawings of girl in her new clothes- Heide Engel

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Page 13: Student Art- Drawing of U.S. parcels- Hans Urve Tiedlke

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Page 14: Student Art- U.S.A. parcels and him in new clothes- Schulse Thesing

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Page 15: Student Art- “Hu-ra” from U.S.A. parcel office- no name

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Page 16: Student Art- Parcel office U.S.A.- J. von Gerlach

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Page 17: Student Art- A U.S.A. ship with parcels- A. von Lindis

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Page 18: Student Art- 2 men bringing parcels to Bederkesa- Walter Wolf

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Page 19: Student Art – A picture of a package marked ‘Bederkesa’ – H. B.

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Page 20: Student Art- Clothing (new) from U.S.A. – D. Reumann

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Page 21: Student Art- 2 men bringing U.S.A parcels- Siegfried Buttler

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Page 22: Student Art- 2 girls trying on their new dresses- D. Genz

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Page 23: Student Art- “Joki-picture” Drawing of a man chasing a boy- E.B.

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Page 24: Student Art- U.S.A. parcels- Brigitte Sheen

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Page 25: Student Art- U.S.A. parcels/clothing- Günther Lengnick

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Page 26: Student Art- New shirts and dresses/U.S.A. parcels- H. Neddermeyer

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Page 27: Student Art- Everyone trying on new U.S.A. clothes- S. Neitzel

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Page 28: Student Art- A boy trying on new U.S.A. clothes, thanks- U. Falun(?)

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Page 29: Student Art- “In these parcels are clothes for the people in Bederkesa.” – Erich Berndt

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Page 30: Student Art- U.S.A. parcels being brought to Bederkesa- Bodo Remus

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Page 31: Student Art- U.S.A. parcels in German post office- H. Kiebert

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Page 32: Student Art- Many thanks to our friends overseas- Mom Richon (?)

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Page 33: Student Art- Boy changes into new clothes- M.L.

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Page 34: Student Art- U.S.A. parcels coming to Bederkesa- K.G.

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Page 35: Student Art- Island Dunes- Käte Schnackenburg

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Page 36: Student Art- Church of Bederkesa

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Page 37: Student Art-North-Sea-Bath Juist: Hammer-Lake- Helga Thomas

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Page 38: Student Art- Mill of Bederkesa, and many thanks- Christa Landweht

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Page 39: Student Art- House on the island of Juist- Marie-Luise Walter

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Page 40: Student Art- “Your things arrieving [sic] which we were thank you very much.”- Ottoman Biderke

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Page 41: Student Art- Thanks from E. Keimers

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Page 42: Student Art- “The Strings Were Used to Tie the Tomatoes”- B. S.

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Page 43: Student Art- The Roland in front of boarding school- W.D. Krabbe

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Page 44: Student Art- The room of American Gifts

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Page 45: Student Art- Map of Bederkesa and envitons- Sigfried Graap

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Page 46: Student Art- The church at the island Juist- Gunfram Reichau

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Page 47: Student Art- The ship that has brought our class oversea- U.D.

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Page 48: Student Art- The gymnasium- P. Wessel

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Page 49: Student Art- 2 pictures of sailboats- Helga Wichmann and A. Brünzes

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Page 50: Student Art- Island Dunes of Juist- R. Opermann

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Page 51: Student Art- 3 Student pictures (Schroiles, Lehmmaren, and Schilla)

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Page 52: Student Art- Corner of our room in Bederkesa- P. Telaer

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Page 53: Student Art- Man receiving U.S.A. parcels- H.G.

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Page 54: Student Art- “A look through our window!”- Ulrich Renski

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Page 55: Student Art- “Our Window”- D. Tiska

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Page 56: Student Art- “Republix Concordia! Versitemet!”- Beumont

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Page 57: Student Art- “Come! Let us dance in our new clothes!”- Fuge Riedel

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Page 58: Student Art- “Kitchen-lift”- Manfred H.

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Page 59: Student Art- “My work-place”-

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Page 60: Student Art- “My new night-dress”- Seydak

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Page 61: Student Art- “The room in which we are driven every morning”- H.B.

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Page  62: Student Art- Boy changing clothes- M. Therau

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Page 63: Student Art- A boy- Guge Wehrueye

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Page 64: Student Art- Watercolor of U.S. parcels being dropped off- Kautz

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Page 65: Student Art- A boy- Hoppe

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Page 66: Student Art- Dr. Franz surveying the gift parcels

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Page 67: Student Art- 3 students changing to new clothes- Barbara Bederke (?)

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Page 68: Student Art- Women trying on new dresses

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Page 69: Student Art- 5 men and a woman receiving new clothes

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Page 70: Student Art- Picture of inside a closet- Guge Wehrueye

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Page 71: Student Art- Two men carry parcels to Bederkesa

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Page 72: Student Art- 2 women in new clothing

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Page 73: Student Art - Fetching the parcels from the post- D. Stucler

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