Digital Collections

Luther College Publications Archives

Keyword search and browse digitally archived copies of the following Luther College Publications:

  • The College Chips, the school newspaper (1884-2018)
  • The Pioneer, the annual yearbook (1911-2015)
  • The Agora, the faculty journal (1988-2018) 

The Postville Project

Search and browse an interdisciplinary collection of primary and secondary source materials related to the social, cultural and economic context of the 2008 immigration raid in Postville, Iowa and the community as a whole before, during and after the raid.

Luther College Historical Images

View and search a collection of historic, digitized images on the Luther College Archives' Flickr page. 

Joseph Langland: Teacher, Poet and Friend

Read a biography and selected poetry by Joseph Langland and find his papers in the Luther College Archives.

The Trip of a Lifetime: The 1936 Concert Band Tour

A digital collection of archival materials relating to the 1936 Luther College Concert Band Tour to Europe, including a documentary featuring an oral history of Willard Linnevold, '37, and a small set of photographs and digital images.

The Orlando W. Qualley Papyrus Collection

In January 2014, a special cataloging project facilitated a rediscovery of ancient papyri in The Papers of Orlando W. Qualley. This Digital Collection includes a biography of Dr. Qualley; images of the papyri attained during the 1924-1925 archeological excavation in Karanis, Egypt; and a log that Dr. Qualley kept during the expedition that chronicles his work in Egypt.

Koren 100 Newsletters

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Koren in 2021, the Archives and Anthropology Lab have collaborated on a series of newsletters on the history of this iconic building. Each themed newsletter reflects a different era of Koren's history and contains interviews with Luther community members, photos, and more.