Title: Donald J. Augustin Papers
ID: OGLMC 1338
Extent: 3.75 Linear Feet
1934-; UND Class of 1956 and prolific researcher of Eastern European and Russian history
Donald J. Augustin was born on May 7, 1934. He grew up in Rugby, North Dakota, and distinguished himself on the Rugby High School basketball team. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota in 1956. While at UND, Augustin earned three varsity football letters and four varsity basketball letters. He was one of UND's famous "stadium rats," having resided in a student room underneath UND Memorial Stadium. He was also active in the local chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and in the UND ROTC Air Force Arnold Aviation Society. From 1956-1960, Augustin served in the Air Force and was stationed in Washington D.C. At this time, he played football for Bolling Air Force Base and basketball for Andrews Air Force Base. Augustin then worked for 13 years as a cost analyst for North American Rockwell. He earned his master's degree in Eastern European and Russian history from California State University at Fullerton in 1974. He then moved to Mission Viejo, CA, and became a cost analyst for the U.S. Postal Service. He has been involved with the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's precision flying team, while also conducting considerable research in Eastern European and Russian history.
Acquired: 06/1996. Additional material was donated by Donald Augustin on several occasions: April 19, 1999 (99-2285); 2007 (2007-2875); and August 2022 (2022-3468).
Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: Donald J. Augustin, Mission Viejo, California.
Preferred Citation: Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in July 2013.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers