Finding aids assist in locating physical archival materials. These items may be viewed, by appointment, at the NDSU Archives (701-231-8877).

Items contained in this collection include personal papers and organization records with enduring historic value. NDSU Institute for Regional Studies provides these resources to support research within the NDSU community and beyond.

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  • Jon G. Lindgren Fargo Mayoral Records, 1978-1994 

    Lindgren, Jon G.
    This collection contains materials relating to Jon Lindgren’s time as mayor. They include budget reports, letters written to various people, dealing with different disputes and companies, and personnel files. The files are ...
  • Griggs County Oil Company Records, 1924-1949 

    Griggs County Oil Company
    This collection contains a sampling of weekly reports, called Gallon reports, from individual pumps; gasoline coupons and ration cards; and a sampling of weekly reports from a subsidiary called Larson Oil Company. There ...
  • Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency Records, 1970-1976 

    Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency
    The collection covers the time period of 1970 to 1976 and contains materials relating to the running of the organization. This includes organizational materials, financial documents, meeting minutes, materials relating to ...
  • Valley Medical Network Records, 1976-1997 

    Valley Medical Network
    This collection has two parts, the first being relating to the group itself. The second part, is the newsletter for the group. In the records pertaining to the group, there are financial records, meeting minutes, committee ...
  • Gerald A. Richardson Correspondence, 1953-2007 

    Richardson, Gerald A.
    Both personal and work related correspondence collected by Gerald "Jerry" Richardson, both before and during his career in Communications and University Relations at N.D.S.U.
  • Amenia & Sharon Land Company Verified Bills and Accounts Records, 1918-1930 

    Amenia and Sharon Land Company
    This collection deals with bills and accounts for the Amenia and Sharon Land company from 1918 through the end of 1930. The bills come from a variety of sources and accounts detail such things as blankets being returned.
  • Finding Aid to the Hollyhock Homemaker’s Club Records 

    Hollyhock Homemakers’ Club
    This collection consists of several booklets on running a homemakers’ club that include such things as secretary duties, duties of the president, etc. It also includes two activity books to help run a “Santa’s Workshop” ...
  • Manor Farms Crop Records 

    Amenia and Sharon Land Company
    This collection contains the records pertaining to the 1924 crops that have records for variety of crops including wheat, barley, flax, oats, corn, and clover. The collection is arranged by section number. The records ...
  • Arthur O. and Selma “Sally” Eide Knold Letters, 1940 

    Knold, Author O.; Knold, Selma Annette Eide
    This collection contains letters mostly between Arthur and Sally, though there are a handful of letters to other people. The collection is in date order by the postmark on the envelopes. Many of the letters are written ...
  • Jane Skjei Papers 

    Skjei, Jane
  • Thomas Newgard Collection 

    Newgard, Thomas
    The Thomas Newgard Collection consists primarily of the North Dakota county atlases that he photocopied from published atlases and used to document ethnicity of many of the farm owners for his book "Patterns on the Prairie: ...
  • Communication, Speech and Theatre Association of North Dakota Records 

    Communication, Speech and Theatre Association of North Dakota
    The Communication, Speech and Theatre Association of North Dakota Records primarily document the history and activities of the association from its beginnings as the North Dakota Speech and Theater Association from the ...
  • Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Records, 1940-1981 

    Fargo-Moorhead Symphony
    The collection contains correspondence between board members and donrs; board meeting minutes; budget reports, programs from events, and a historical booklet detailing the history and 50th anniversary of the orchestra.
  • William and Dr. Cynthia Macnider Collection 

    Macnider, William; Macnider, Cynthia Estella Pingree; Macnider, William; Macnider, Cynthia Estella Pingree
    Copies of notes related to William Macnider, a rancher and store owner from Emmonsburg, North Dakota, and his wife, Dr. Cynthia (Pingree) Macnider, physician at Fort Yates.
  • Cooperstown Public School District (N.D.) Records, 1883-1919, 1931, 1959 

    Cooperstown Public School District (N.D.); Cooperstown Public School District (N.D.)
    The Cooperstown School District Records consists of records accumulated by Myrtle Porterville who took an early interest in the history of Griggs County. She did extensive research and collecting while teaching in Cooperstown. ...
  • St. Luke’s School of Nursing Records 

    St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing; St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing
    The St. Luke’s School of Nursing Records document the business of the school, from 1924 to the dissolution in 1987. The bulk of the records are from the last thirty years of operation.
  • Claud C. Dwyer Diaries 

    Dwyer, Claud C.; Dwyer, Claud C.
    Six handwritten diaries chronicling the day-to-day life of Claud Dwyer, a young farmer, during the years 1886 through 1894 in Brandenburg Township, Richland County, Dakota Territory.
  • Prairie Squares Records, 1962-2000; Crescent Squares Records, 1968-1982 

    Prairie Squares; Crescent Squares; Prairie Squares; Crescent Squares
    The Prairie Squares and Crescent Squares Records consist of instructional square dancing manuals and pamphlets, movement guides, historical magazines, local histories of North Dakota square dance clubs, meeting minutes, ...
  • Donald and Sara Lindberg Collection 

    Purves, Deane L.; Lindberg, Donald; Purves, Deane L.; Lindberg, Donald
    Two school papers, one written by Deane L. Purves for Denbigh Gold Sands testing and mining in North Dakota; and the other, Glacier Maid, is about gold mining near Minot, North Dakota, written by Donald Lindberg. Both ...
  • Writings of Lynn Bueling, 2013-2017 

    Bueling, Lynn; Bueling, Lynn
    The 88 items in this collection are re-printings of articles Lynn Bueling wrote for various publications. They detail life in North Dakota and the history of World War I.

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