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Title: Arthur Benson Gilbert

Dates: ca. 1880s-1920

Collection Number: 00055

Quantity: 36 items

Abstract: Includes images of agriculture, the Nonpartisan League, and buildings. Photographs were taken in Bismarck, Brantford, Buffalo Spring, Esmond, Fargo, Hekton, McKenzie, Pretty Rock, Williston and Wyndmere (N.D.).

Provenance: The Arthur Benson Gilbert Photograph Collection was originally donated by Arthur Benson Gilbert (A. B. Gilbert), who was the editor of the Nonpartisan Leader, along with copies of the Leader to the Minnesota Historical Society on February 25, 1935. The Minnesota Historical Society kept the newspapers and images that were taken in Minnesota and the few images of A. B. Gilbert that were in the photo collection.  The images that were identified as being taken in North Dakota were transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota in August of 1960. Other images were disbursed to the states of origin such as South Dakota and Montana.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or
author's heirs. Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Biographical Sketch

Arthur Benson Gilbert, Sr. was born November 27, 1877 in Yorktown, New York to Charles and Eleanor (Titus) Gilbert. His three siblings were Mabel F., Alexander T., and Doris Ophelia Gilbert. He had four years of college and married Helen Churchill Durgin on July 28, 1914 in Winchendon, Massachusetts. They had two children: Arthur Benson Gilbert, Jr. and Max D. Gilbert.

Gilbert was a teacher in Croton Lake, New York, worked for the University Extension Division, State of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, and was Editor of the Nonpartisan Leader.

He died September 4, 1967 in La Mesa, San Diego, California and was buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Find-a-Grave Memorial #122772029
Social Security Death Index,
US Censuses: 1900-1940
World War I Draft Registration


00055-01              Sitting Bull and Custer pageant scene, Hekton (ND) ca. 1913-1916
00055-02              North Dakota Views August 12, 1920
00055-02-03        Man standing in long overcoat behind hogs and pigs August 12, 1920      
00055-02-04        D. H. Evans Hardware buggies and implements store August 12, 1920
00055-02-05        Men standing in front of barn, silo, stables, farmyard August 12, 1920
00055-03              Building project No. 1 Fargo (ND) August 12, 1920
00055-04              North Dakota State Penitentiary composite, Bismarck (ND) ca. 1910-1920
00055-04-02        Warden’s house North Dakota State Penitentiary, Bismarck (ND) ca, 1910-1920
00055-05              North Dakota Supreme Court Justices ca. 1913-1916
00055-06              Home of Territorial Governor Nehemiah Ordway, Bismarck (DT) 1883-1889
00055-07              North Dakota State House State Affairs Committee 1919
00055-08              Hoof operation on pony North Dakota Agricultural College, Fargo (ND) ca. 1910-1920
00055-09              Frazier School, Divide County (ND) ca. 1910-1920
00055-10              A. C. Townley and unknown Labor Representative of North Dakota ca. 1910-1920
00055-11              Farmers who bailed out A. C. Townley at Jackson County (MN) ca. 1918-1921
00055-12              A. C. Townley Nonpartisan League meeting, Buffalo Spring (ND) ca. 1920-1930
00055-13              Witt Cawley family, Pretty Rock (N.D.)  
00055-14              Corn pickers on the P. E. Knight farm, Pretty Rock (N.D.)              
00055-15              Engineering building North Dakota State University, Fargo (N.D.)             
00055-16              Old North Dakota State Capitol, Bismarck (N.D.), 1883
00055-17              Man at entrance to barn shed                   
00055-18              North Dakota farm scene                            
00055-19              North Dakota farm scene                            
00055-20              North Dakota farm scene                            
00055-21              Man and pigs in pig sty                 
00055-22              Man with pigs and ducks in farmyard                     
00055-23              North Dakota farm scene                            
00055-24              North Dakota farm scene                            
00055-25              North Dakota farm scene                            
00055-26              Family with flock of chickens                      
00055-27              Turning hogs into Liberty Bonds farm scene                        
00055-28              Newly built house, Mandan (ND)                            
00055-29              Boys’ Corn and Potato Club, Pulaski Township, Walsh County (N.D.)       
00055-30              Cyclone hit and blew over granary on A. J. Halverson farm, Esmond (N.D.) August 3, 1916
00055-31              Street scene, Williston (N.D.)    
00055-32              Harvesting Durum wheat on I. P. Baker Farm, Bismarck (N.D.), August 28, 1917
00055-33              Paulson Land Company Farm, Wyndmere (N.D.)              
00055-34              McKenzie Hotel, McKenzie (N.D.)           
00055-35              P. T. Anderson farm, Brantford (N.D.)   
00055-36              Lambs

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