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Early St. Cloud State student transcripts indexed
Thursday, September 16, 2010
An ongoing project at University Archives is to index the names of St. Cloud State students who appeared in 15 volumes of academic transcripts, dating from the 1870s to the 1930s. These volumes are fragile, oversize, and difficult to use.
Using an Access database, the index is completed through volume 8 and includes over 9,100 names. Dates covered so far are the 1870s through 1916. Two PDF documents were created, one sorted by first date of attendance and the other by last name. The index shows the student’s name (and married name if available), date of enrollment, date of graduation, including for multiple degrees, and the volume and page number in which their transcript appears. Users can also keyword search the index.
The transcripts, which document the academic career of a student, contains a wealth of biographical information about the individual and their family. Information includes age when first attending St. Cloud State, home address, parent’s names, occupation, and nationality, schools attended, and birthplace.
Notable students that appear in the index are future St. Cloud State presidents Waite Shoemaker (1902-1916) and George Selke (1927-1946), Eva and Lillian Lindbergh, sisters of aviator Charles Lindbergh, and Edris and Lenore Coborn, daughters of Chester Coborn, founder of the Coborn’s grocery stores.
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