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Rex Syndergaard collection

Identifier: 01EIU-042

Scope and Contents

Course materials and grade books form the bulk of the files in this collection. Other items of interest include a World War II-era combat journal.


  • Created: 1943-1980


Conditions Governing Access

No special conditions exist for access to these records

Biographical / Historical

Parley Rex Syndergaard was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah in 1918. He attended Westminster College (B.A.), Washington University (1941, M.A.), Brigham Young University, and St. Louis University (Ph.D.). Syndergaard served in the European theatre with the Field Artillery of the United States Army from 1943-1945. In 1946 he joined the history department at Murray State College, being appointed Dean of Men two years later. Syndergaard left Murray State in 1954. After working as an editor of a daily newspaper in Taylorville, Illinois, he joined the History department at Eastern Illinois State College (later Eastern Illinois University) in 1956. He served 24 years at the university, including as department chair from 1961 to 1970. Syndergaard died on June 16, 1980. The Dr. P. Rex Syndergaard Scholarship was established by his wife and four daughters.


3.00 boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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