Rudolf G. Schade was a professor at Elmhurst College who taught history, Greek, and philosophy. He lived from 1908-2000. He came to Elmhurst in 1946 and taught for 32 years. After he retired, he started working on the archives. He had his own unique way of setting it up and the library decided to finish organizing it following his lead. In 1995, he was given an Elmhurst College Founders Medal. Dr. Schade was a highly respected man at Elmhurst College.