The Concordia Photographs Collection includes images of the history and culture of Concordia University, Saint Paul. The images document student life and academic pursuits, as well as the personnel and buildings and grounds of the institution.
The project, Documenting Minnesota, focuses on themes of environmentalism, activism, and protest during the 1970s. The interviews in this collection cover two specific topics: protests of the planning and construction of a downtown Minneapolis stadium, the Metrodome, from 1972 to 1979; and, celebration of the 1976 American Bicentennial and leadership of the Minnesota American Revolution Bicentennial Commission (MARBC).
The General John W. Vessey, Jr. Oral History Project was established in 2012 with the goal of collecting and permanently preserving the experiences and memories of General John W. Vessey, Jr. during his sixty year career of military and public service, from 1939 to 1999. There are 37 interviews in this series in which General Vessey discusses his life; including his experiences during World War II, the Vietnam War, and his time as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Dr. Thomas Saylor, History faculty member at Concordia University, Saint Paul, interviewed numerous civilians, prisoners of war, and service veterans for his first two books: Remembering the Good War: Minnesota's Greatest Generation and Long Hard Road: American POWs During World War II. This collection houses the interview transcripts and selected audio files or clips from these interviews.
Paul Otto Manz, American composer for choir and organ, is most famous for his hymn festivals in which he played a set of themed hymns interspersed with readings. Each hymn would be introduced with improvisations on that hymn. This is a collection of his handwritten manuscript music notebooks. These notebooks contain compositional preparations for hymn festivals, recorded compilations, and other occasions.
This collection houses Concordia students' final capstone, theses, and dissertation projects.