Institute Finding Aids: Legal

  • Amidon, Charles F. (Mss 1)
    New York and Pennsylvania native who began his career as an educator before being appointed United States District Judge for North Dakota by President Grover Cleveland
  • Ball, Wilbur F. (SC 28)
    Reminiscences about two legal cases in which he was involved. The Story of Annie McArthur (28 leaves), the first case, concerns a court case involving James G. Craigie, his wife Ann Walker Craigie, and her daughter Annie. The main events take place at Balmoral, Craigie's mill, and Fergus Falls, Minnesota. The second piece is The Story of Two States (18 leaves) which relates the story of a Texas lawyer who ran away with a married woman; they eventually lived in Fargo for some years. A note included indicates the lawyer's name was Miller W. McCraw and his accomplice was I.P. Clapp. A clipping of an interview with Mr. Ball during his term as mayor of Fargo is included.
  • Bangert, Charles G. (Mss 1204)
    Iowa native who received his law degree through correspondence courses and served as city attorney of Enderlin, ND for 40 years as well as being active with the Enderlin Independent, the local paper, and serving as a state senator.
  • Cass County, N.D. Civil Case Files (Mss 339)
    The Cass County Civil Case Files span from the beginning of the court system in Cass County and conclude in 1944. The divorce case files were originally part of these records, however they were pulled from the collection and made a separate collection to aid in their retrieval and use.
  • Cass County, N.D. Divorce Case Files (Mss289)
    Over 3300 divorce cases were handled in district court in Cass County, N.D. between 1878 and 1942. Because the grounds for divorce were liberal and residency requirement no more than 90 days many people from Eastern states, Canada and even over seas, came to North Dakota to obtain a relatively fast divorce.
  • Hildreth, Melvin A. (Mss 654)
    Fargo lawyer and Congressional Medal of Honor winner during the Spanish-American War.
  • Lashkowitz, Harry (first Accession) (Mss 161)
    Jewish immigrant from the Ukraine who became one of Fargo's most successful lawyers and most active community and Jewish leaders in the state. This collection provides a good example of a lawyer's case work.
  • Lashkowitz, Harry (second Accession) (Mss 223)
    Jewish immigrant from the Ukraine who became one of Fargo's most successful lawyers and most active community and Jewish leaders in the state. This collection illustrates Harry's committement to B'nai B'rith and the Anti-Defamation League.
  • North Dakota. District Court (Cass County) Civil Case Files (Mss 339)
    The Cass County Civil Case Files span from the beginning of the court system in Cass County and conclude in 1944. The divorce case files were originally part of these records, however they were pulled from the collection and made a separate collection to aid in their retrieval and use.
  • North Dakota. District Court (Cass County) Divorce Case Files (Mss289)
    Over 3300 divorce cases were handled in district court in Cass County, N.D. between 1878 and 1942. Because the grounds for divorce were liberal and residency requirement no more than 90 days many people from Eastern states, Canada and even over seas, came to North Dakota to obtain a relatively fast divorce.
  • Spalding, Burleigh F. (Burleigh Folsom) (SC 8)
    Reminiscences (73 p., 1924) chiefly relating to North Dakota politics and Spalding's activities as U.S. representative (1899-1901, 1903-1905), with the state Republican Party, and as North Dakota Supreme Court judge (1907-1914), as dictated to Mary Nowatski; donor correspondence; and newspaper clippings. No papers dated 1935-1959.