Ernest Espelie Essay


An essay on Luther alumnus and bookman Ernest Espelie has now been published on the LIS website, linked to Special Collections under the heading "Preus Library Information." Espelie, who had a long career as the Special Collections Librarian at Augustana College (Rock Island), was also a generous donor of important books to the Luther College Library. The many first edition Caldecott winner children's books which he donated are in the Rare Book Room. While Espelie was a student at Luther, he was a Chips editor, helping to build the newspaper into an award-winning college newspaper. The Special Collections librarian at the Thomas Tredway Library of Augustana College provided significant information for this project.