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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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  • J. Edward Tufft Papers, 1915-1939 

    Tufft, J. Edward
    James Edward Tufft was born on a farm in the St. Thomas, ND area. He was a newspaper editor, and was a special correspondent for a number of business journals. For many years he contributed articles for various journals ...
  • Fargo (N.D.). Department of Parks and Recreation Records, 1910-2010 

    Fargo (N.D.). Department of Parks and Recreation
    Records of the Fargo Department of Parks and Recreation Department, which was established in 1910. Collection consists of the following series: Proceedings, Ordinances, Financial Records, Scrapbooks, Fargo Street Maps, ...
  • “A World War II History” by Sebastian L. Vogel, Record, n.d. 

    Vogel, Sebastian L.
    This small collection continues a recounting of several events that happened to during World War II. It also includes a copy of a telegram from the military listening him as alive rather than missing in action and a letter ...
  • Pamphlets on oil in North Dakota Records 

    Leonard, Arthur; United States Geological Survey
    This small collection contains two items. The first is a small pamphlet written by A. G. Leonard about the possibilities of oil and gas in North Dakota. The second item is a map by the U.S. Geological survey showing rock ...
  • St. John’s Hospital yearly reports and records, 1907-1909 

    St. John's Hospital
    This booklet contains a brief history of the hospital, photographs, and report on the types of cases that were treated at St. John’s. There is also a section on the training of nurses at St. John’s which includes a schedule ...
  • "Profiles of the Residents of Grafton in Walsh County in 1885" and "Residents of Grafton, Walsh County, Recorded in the 1885 Territorial Census," Records, 2013 

    Loos, James
    James Loos complied data from the 1885 Dakota Territory census on Grafton, North Dakota and extrapolated data from it to look at the town as a whole but also the residents themselves and Walsh County.
  • Builders and Traders Exchange Records, 1936 

    Unknown author
    This small collection contains several pieces that have pricing for building materials as well as two contracts for pricing a building.
  • The Black Company Records, 1922-1990 

    Black Company
    Records of the George M. Black Company, Fargo, North Dakota business responsible for the Black Building, Blacks Store Without A Name, and various other commercial enterprises.
  • Benson County Agricultural and Training School Records, 1946-2017 

    Benson County Agricultural and Training School
    By 1911, many North Dakota community farmers recognized the need for training youth in the fundamentals of agriculture. On March 6, 1911, a bill was introduced by Senator A.S. Gibbens and Governor John Burke that would ...
  • Pleasant Valley School District No. 26 Records, 1902-1992 

    Pleasant Valley School District No. 26
    The Pleasant Valley School District No. 26 records are organized into eight different series: Benson County Documents, Faculty Documentation, Curriculum, School Supplies, Correspondence, Blank Forms, Pleasant Valley Reunion, ...
  • Thursday Homemakers’ Club records, 1955-2017 

    Thursday Homemakers’ Club
    The Homemakers’ Clubs started in North Dakota in the 1920’s through the North Dakota Agricultural College (now NDSU) Extension Service as a way to bring information on home economic issues to women throughout the state. ...
  • Fargo-Moorhead Women’s Chorus records, 1934-1955 

    Fargo-Moorhead Women’s Chorus records
    The Fargo-Moorhead Women’s Chorus formed from a group of members of the Sigma Alpha Iota, which was a national professional music sorority that sought to create a chorus for the Fargo-Moorhead area. The first meeting of ...
  • Round Table of Fargo Records, 1897-2007 

    Round Table of Fargo Records
    The Round Table of Fargo formed in 1897 as a women’s literary club. In 1897 several women met to organize the Fargo Literary Club, there were two other older literary clubs in Fargo at the time, so after a few weeks the ...
  • Happy Hour Homemakers Club (Osnabrock, ND) records, 1965-1994 

    Happy Hour Homemakers Club (Osnabrock, ND)
    The object of the Happy Hour Homemakers Club is to study and put into practice information on homemaking. By using the name of Homemakers, the club must be associated with the Extension Service of NDSU. The purpose of the ...
  • Daughters of Dakota Pioneers, Fargo Chapter, records, 1950-2003 

    Daughters of Dakota Pioneers, Fargo Chapter
    The Daughters of Dakota Pioneers, of Fargo Chapter’s purpose is to preserve and maintain the history of North Dakota, and to promote public interest in the resources and activities of the state. Members of the club must ...
  • Agassiz Women’s Political Caucus records, 1983-1984 

    Agassiz Women’s Political Caucus
    This collection focuses on the Agassiz Women’s Political Caucus. This group is a bipartisan women’s organization, devoted to women’s representation in the State and National public office. The organization helped to nominate ...
  • Doin’ Dozen Homemakers Club, 1957-2012 

    Doin’ Dozen Homemakers Club
    The Doin’ Dozen Homemakers Club organized in September of 1957, with seven charter members, then increasing in membership to 12, making it a dozen. The club kept the name of the Homemakers Club as long as it was associated ...
  • Red River Valley Questers Records, 1985-2017 

    Red River Valley Questers
    The purpose of the Quester organization is to educate through research and study. The organization donates funds to the preservation of memorials and historic buildings, used for charitable and educational purposes. The ...
  • Exchange Club of Fargo Records, 1946-2001 

    Exchange Club of Fargo
    The First Exchange Club of Fargo started in the 1920’s but did not survive the great depression and members left or joined the Fargo Lions Club. The second Exchange Club of Fargo was charted in 1946 with 73 members. The ...

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