Memory Book of Our Time Together, Magadan, Russia, Fall 2010. 1 folder. The "Memory Book of our time together" collection contains one memory book from North-Eastern State University in Magadan, Kolyma, Russia. Daniel Swenson taught English in Russia to fulfill the practicum requirement for his Master of Science in Experimental Education degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. The book has photographs of the area, school, and students. It also includes excerpts from interviews, poems, and short stories. Finding aid available: https://gustavus.edu/library/archives/college/manuscripts/CAMC0111.pdf
Gustav Otto Richard Reusch (1891-1975)
Papers, ca. 1914–75, ca. 2 boxes and 26 manila envelopes. Russian-born Lutheran missionary, pastor, and teacher. Hundreds of letters, manuscripts of writings, lectures, sermons, diaries, memorabilia, clippings, etc. Bulk of the material relates to his missionary work in Tanganyika, Africa, and to his teaching at Gustavus Adolphus College. Born in Samara of German Lutheran parents, raised in Georgia, educated at a military school and at the University of Dorpat, Estonia, where he taught and where he was also a pastor (St. John's Lutheran congregation). As a member of the Cossack Guard in Georgia, he had served in a battalion once sent in pursuit of the young radical Joseph Djugashvili (Stalin). In 1918 he fought the Bolsheviks under Field Marshall Mannerheim of Finland. In 1922 he went to Sweden, then to Denmark. He was in Africa in 1923–47 and 1948–54, and in St. Peter, Minnesota, in 1947–48, 1954–75, retiring from teaching in 1964.