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Title: Orrin Grant Libby

Dates: ca. 1870s-1920

Collection Number: 00060

Quantity: 19 inventoried items

Abstract: Photographs of American Indian artifacts found at archaeological expeditions, people from Hebron (N.D.), Minnewaukan (N.D.) and the Black Hills Expedition members from Grand Forks (N.D.).

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Orin Grant Libby in January 1946.

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.

Related Collections:
MSS 10085 Orin Grant Libby

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
Orin Grant Libby was born June 9, 1864, on a farm near Hammond, Wisconsin. He attended the River Falls State Normal School and graduated in 1886. He received his undergraduate degree in 1892, his master's degree in 1893, and his Ph.D. in 1895, all from the University of Wisconsin. Libby was an instructor in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin - Madison from 1895 to 1902.  He moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1902, became head of the History Department at the University of North Dakota, and retired in 1945.

Dr. Libby helped reorganize the State Historical Society of North Dakota and served as its secretary from 1905 to 1945. He was president of the North Dakota Audubon Society from 1903 to 1909, president of the State Library Commission in 1909, and president of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association in 1910. He was a member of the Lions Club, the Franklin Club, Masons, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Pi Zeta, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Dr. Libby married Eva Gertrude Cory in September 12, 1900. They had two children, Charles and Margaret. Orin Libby died at his home in Grand Forks, North Dakota on March 29, 1952.
The Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection was established in 1952 at the University of North Dakota and is named in his honor. The Reading Room at the State Historical Society of North Dakota was similarly named in memory of Dr. Libby in 1982.

Sources:  Grand Forks Herald, March 30, 1952; Fargo Forum, March 30, 1952; and North Dakota Quarterly, Summer, 1969.

PARTIAL INVENTORY

00060-00001       Pottery found in Kankakee (?) Valley, Lowell (Ind.)         
00060-00002       Artifact from Indian grave, Tower Hill (Wis.)        
00060-00003       Wm. Plummer Company implement yard, Minnewaukan (N.D.)               
00060-00004       Minnewaukan (N.D.)    
00060-00005       Indian Baskets                  
00060-00006       Black Hills Expedition members from Grand Forks (N.D.): Wm. Budge, Thos. Hall, Hector Bruce, W. S. Woodruff, J. S. Eshelman, and D. M. Holmes, 1874 (copy)
00060-00007       Writing Rock, Williams County (N.D.)      
00060-00008       Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krueger and Mr. and Mrs. George Raber                        
00060-00009       H.F. Eidmann and Reverend Hoch, Secretary and President of Society that founded Hebron (N.D.)
00060-00010       Mr. and Mrs. John Urban, Hebron (N.D.)             
00060-00013       Ferryboat and riverboat landing                               
00060-00016       Unidentified Native American man                         
00060-00017       Unidentified                     
00060-00018       Unidentified Native American people                   
00060-00019       Unidentified Native American men                        
00060-00020       Unidentified Native American man                         
00060-00021       Unidentified man                           
00060-00023       ? Clark, ? Schlaugen, Agnes Dickson, and Ma, Eleanor and Kenneth Westrand
00060-00206       R. S. Lyon ranch, 1920

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