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Concordia University Friends of the Library Records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 15/04
The records include minutes of executive board meetings as well as annual meetings for 1981-1993. Also available are newsletters and promotional brochures, the constitution, membership lists, details about projects, correspondence, lists of persons who served as officers, and financial records (treasurer’s reports are included with the minutes).


  • 1981 - 1993


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Concordia University Archives is the owner of the materials in the Concordia University Friends of the Library Records and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Concordia University Archives before any reproduction use. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. The status of copyright is governed by the Copyright Law of the U. S. (Title 17, U.S.C.). In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)


The records contain minutes, newsletters, correspondence, project lists, officer lists, and financial records of the Concordia University Friends of the Library.

Historical Note

Following groundwork by Alma Dobberfuhl, Library Director, an organizational meeting convened on January 25, 1981. The goal of the Friends of the Library was stated in the minutes of the first meeting: “To support the development of the materials collection of the Concordia College Library.” The list of charter members contains sixty names. The first annual meeting was held on May 17, 1981, with twenty-five persons present. The group decided to apply the initial funds gathered, $1,195, to the purchase of a microfiche reader. On September 18, 1981, Concordia’s Board of Regents approved the Friends of the Library constitution.

The Friends of the Library hosted a number of fund-raising events throughout its history and was responsible for the purchase of many library materials as well as needed equipment, including the library’s first computer in 1989. The minutes of the September 12, 1993, board meeting announce a future board meeting for November 7, but no record exists that this meeting or any future meetings (or sponsored events) were held.


Arranged by subject, and then chronologically within folders.

Related Archival Materials

Photographs were removed and added to the general photographic collection as follows:

Album: A Stroll Through Time, Fashion Show, 1988 January 31, GP1-1019L

Quilt show, 1990 February, GP1-1020

Doll show, 1989 March 18, GP1-1022 to 1024

Board of Directors, 1981, 1982-1983, GP1-1025 to 1026

Library Fest, 1981 November 8, GP1-1027 to 1033

Library Fest, 1982 November 7, GP1-1057 to 1062

First annual book sale, 1982 April 16-17, GP1-1034 to 1036

William Hermanson art show, 1982 October 3, GP1-1037 to 1042

Art exhibit, 1991 April, GP1-1043 to 1050

Second annual meeting, 1982 May 16, GP1-1051 to 1056
Guide to the Concordia University Friends of the Library Records An Inventory at the Concordia University Archives
Nolan R. Bremer
Description rules
Language of description
Finding Aid is written in English.
Encoding of finding aid supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Concordia University Archives Repository

Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland 97211-6099 USA