Carl Sandburg College to Dedicate Collection of Artifacts From Former President

  Aaron Frey
  Friday, April 28, 2017 3:26 PM

Galesburg, IL

Carl Sandburg College will dedicate a collection of artifacts from former president Dr. William “Bill” Anderson at 4 p.m. May 2 in the Sandburg Library on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

The Dr. William Anderson Collection includes personal pieces that were donated in December by Anderson, who served as Sandburg’s second president from 1977-1983, and will play an essential role in preserving the history of the College and its namesake.

Anderson’s extensive collection consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, autographed books, letters, postcards, memorabilia and more. Included among the items are handwritten letters from Helga Sandburg Crile, Carl Sandburg’s youngest daughter; a Commencement address from Helga with her handwritten notes; books signed by Carl Sandburg; documentation of Civil War re-enactments on College grounds that were started by Anderson; and correspondence with Burl Ives.

Anderson, who now resides in Michigan, will be in attendance for the dedication. He has authored several books, including “A President Remembers: Reflections on the First 44 Years of Carl Sandburg College.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

The dedication ceremony is open to the public. Items in the collection will continue to be on display and available for public view in the library from 7:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays and 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Fridays.

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