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Title: Gudmundur Grimson Papers                         
                                                                                               
Dates: 1887-1959

Collection Number: 10120

Quantity: 17.5 feet
                                               
Abstract: Papers consist of correspondence, biographical material, school records, election and campaign material, professional and judicial files, newspaper clippings, records of his work with his native country of Iceland on various events and projects, activities with the Lions Club and Masons. The most important part of the collection deals with the death of Martin Tabert or Munich, ND, and the resulting trial, also known as “the Whipping Boss” trial of Walter Higginbotham. The case reformed the penal system in Florida, eliminating the convict leasing system. The collection contains significant information on Masonic Island, formerly Park Island, in Lake Metigoshe, which was purchased by the Masons in the 1930s.
                               
Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Keith and Lynn Grimson on August 24, 1973. Preliminary processing was completed by Frank Vyzralek. The collection was processed and this inventory was created by Emily Schultz in October 2011-January 2012.

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

Copyrights: Copyrights to 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 or 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.

Transfer: 14 publications were transferred to the State Archives Publications on January 30-31, 2012. 5 feet of publications in Icelandic were transferred to the Pembina County Historical Museum in January 2012. Several items were offered to the Museums Division in January 2012.

Related Collections: Museum collections: 11611 Spindle; 13475 Whip; 14173 Radio; 14174 Radio. See case file for more information about objects.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
From G. Grimson’s autobiographical sketches, Box 8, Folder 1

Gudmundur Grimson was born November 20, 1878 in Iceland, and brought as a child to the United States by his parents in 1882, landing in Boston on August 2. His father homesteaded in Cavalier County, ND, in 1886, and was with his minor children admitted to full citizenship in 1894. Gudmundur attended country school, and grade school in Milton, ND, receiving a common school diploma in May, 1895.He worked herding cattle, farming and threshing. Grimson began teaching country school at sixteen years of age. He established the first country school library in Cavalier County.

He enrolled in the University of North Dakota in the fall of 1898. With Vilhjalmar Stefansson, he “bached” in a little board shanty that first school year. They lived on $1.60 each per week. He was later employed as janitor and mail carrier, then appointed Postmaster at the University and in that connection conducted the University Book store. Grimson took part in University activities, represented the Adolphi Literary Society in three annual Literary Society debates. In 1900 won the Thomas Medal for improvement in debate. He was the business manager and chief promoter for the first “Dacotah,” University Annual, published in the spring o f 1903 and made entirely self-sustaining. He managed the first class play, which was printed and published. From the net proceeds of the Annual and play the class of 1904 presented a cast of “Nike of Samothrace-Winged Victory,” the first class memorial. Grimson was President of the Senior class, 1904.

He was one of the founders of the University Bachelor Club, which later became Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, of which he became a member. Elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, honorary scholastic society.

Gudmundur Grimson graduated with a B. A. degree, UND, 1904. He continued post graduate study and received his M. A. degree, UND, 1905. Grimson was awarded a Fellowship in political economy, University of Chicago, and attended there studying economics and law the summer term of 1905 and the fall and winter term, 1905-1906. He returned to UND and finished the law course, receiving a LL.B. degree in June 1906. He was immediately admitted to the Bar in North Dakota.

From there, he established a law office at Munich, North Dakota, October 1, 1906 and practiced there until January 1, 1911. He arranged for the incorporation of the village of Munich and became a member of its first Board of Trustees in 1907 and served until January 1, 1911. He purchased the Munich Herald, 1908, and published and edited the same until 1912. Many editorials, especially on the enforcement of the Prohibition Law, were copied in other papers. Grimson was elected States Attorney, Cavalier County, in November 1910. He moved to Langdon, ND, January 1, 1911. There, Grimson opened up a law office of Grimson and Johnson in connection with the State’s Attorney’s office. He was re-elected States Attorney every two years and served until January 1, 1924.

During World War I, Grimson served as Government Appeal Agent under the Selective Service Act, County Chairman of the Local Advisory Board, County Chairman, “Four Minute Men” the organization of speakers who talked at every public meeting or show to keep up the public morale, County Chairman of the United War Workers, and helped raise over $35,000 in Cavalier County for agencies such as the Y.M.C.A., Salvation Army, Knights of Columbus, etc.

Grimson went to Florida in January 1923 to investigate the death of a neighbor, Martin Tabert. On that first trip he investigated the laws, methods of conviction and went out into the back woods to ascertain the causes of his death. Grimson brought back a report which aroused North Dakotans and brought on a movement for further investigation and prosecution. A subscription of $4,000 was raised to prosecute the case. The ND Legislature passed a resolution calling upon Florida to investigate and prosecute. He then secured the assistance of the New York World in a campaign to abolish the leasing system of prisoners to private concerns. Grimson was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General to assist in the investigation and prosecution. He returned to Florida with witnesses from other states, whose evidence presented to the Grand Jury brought an indictment for murder against the whipping boss, Walter Higginbotham. In response to the ND resolution the Florida Legislature appointed a committee for investigation, who presented to that committee the evidence of about one hundred witnesses, which, together with the publicity aroused over the whole nation, so convinced the Florida Legislature of the truth of the charges that it abolished the leasing system as well as the corporal punishment of prisoners.

After the close of the Legislature the case against the whipping boss was prosecuted. A change of venue was taken to another county and after a strenuous fight the whipping boss was convicted of murder in the second degree and sentenced to ten years imprisonment. Later the case was reversed on the ground of alleged error in taking the charge of venue and sent back to the original county for trial, the Supreme Court saying, however, that the evidence was sufficient to warrant conviction. In the second trial the whipping boss was acquitted.

The lumber company involved, Putnam Lumber Company, made a settlement of the civil damages before the civil action was begun against them, and paid $20,000. Out of that all the subscriptions that could be traced were refunded and all expenses of the whole campaign paid, leaving a substantial amount for the parents. This investigation had a salutary effect upon penal administration all over the country. The leasing system was so discredited as to be abolished everywhere, and more humane treatment of prisoners resulted.

On December 1, 1926, Grimson was appointed by Governor A. G. Sorlie, Judge of the District Court, Second Judicial District, to fill the vacancy caused by the promotion of Judge A. G. Burr to the Supreme Court. Grimson served as such until September 13, 1949, being elected in 1928, re-elected in 1932, 1936, 1942 and 1948.

As a member of the Judicial Council, Gudmundur Grimson actively promoted vocational training at the State Training School, called the attention of the Legislature to the advisability thereof, which was the means of an appropriation providing for the beginning of such vocation training there. Also, as a member of a committee of the Council, he made a survey of County Jails and strongly urged the establishment of a State Work Farm in lieu of County Jails as well as a place to which to send first offenders. He also urged simplification of criminal and civil procedure.

In 1930 Grimson was appointed as the official representative of the State of ND at the millennial celebration of the founding of the Icelandic Parliament held in Iceland in June, 1930. He delivered to the Icelandic people the greetings, good will and felicitations of ND on June 26, 1930 at Thingveller, the open air natural amphitheater where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930, in the presence of 30,000 people and the representatives of the Nations of Europe and America. A report of this mission appears in the Senate Journal March 1931. His sons, Keith and Lynn Grimson joined him on this trip.

Grimson was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Iceland, June 9, 1930. Also the Order of the Millennial Celebration, a special medal struck off by the Icelandic Government for the occasion, and in 1939 the Order of the Falcon for distinguished service in his adopted country.

Grimson made another trip to Europe, accompanied by his wife, in 1932 as a representative of the Transamerican Air Lines and the Pan American Airways. He secured for them a franchise from Iceland for the establishment of airports for Trans-Atlantic flying, and also a contract with Denmark for preferential rights for exploration and establishment of air routes over Greenland.

In the summer of 1949 Judge and Mrs. Grimson, together with Dr. and Mrs. Vilhjalmur Steffansson, the Arctic Explorer, were invited by the Government and the National Association of Iceland to be their guests in Iceland during the month of July. This was in recognition of the services rendered by them to their adopted country, the United States, reflecting credit on the Icelandic nationality. They accepted their invitation and were royally entertained in Iceland for the whole month. Thereafter Judge and Mrs. Grimson visited the continent, especially Germany, returning late in August.

In 1938 he was elected to Honorary membership by the ND Chapter of the Order of the Coif, as an outstanding member of the bench and bar of the state. Grimson was a thirty-second degree mason, member of the Lions Club and Rugby Commercial Club, and the American and ND Bar Associations. In June 1930, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of North Dakota.

In March 1940 Grimson was designated by the Supreme Court of ND as Chairman of a committee to review the Rules of Practice and Procedure in the District and Supreme Courts, in administrative bodies exercising quasi-judicial functions, and in the Probate Courts and County Courts with Increased Jurisdiction. The report of this committee was largely adopted in the 1943 code. Grimson was largely instrumental in the adoption of Chapter 28-11 ND RC 1943 providing for pre-trial conferences to expedite trial of cases and the Juvenile Court Act of 1943, Chapter 27-16 ND RC 1943. He was also on the committee that secured the adoption of Chapters 130, 131 and 212 of the 1949 Session Laws concerning adoptions.

In addition to the work in his own district, Judge Grimson was called in to preside at trials in forty of the fifty three counties in the state. He was also called to sit in the Supreme Court twenty-one times, and in fourteen of these cases he wrote the opinions of the court, in twelve of which the judgment was unanimous.

On May 22, 1940 Judge Grimson wrote the President volunteering for any service in connection with the defense program of which he might be capable. On June 7, 1943 he was appointed as a public member of the trial panel of the Regional War Labor Board, with headquarters in Chicago.

During WWII, Judge Grimson was one of the organizers and for three years President of the Home Folks Service Club of Rugby, which did much to help the morale at home and of the Pierce County Service people at the front, by public meetings, correspondence, etc.

Judge Grimson was active in the North Dakota Conference of Social Welfare and was President in 1944 and 1945. During that time and under his leadership the Conference secured the enactment of a law for the inspection and licensing of all institutions for the aged and assisted in securing the enactment of a law for the establishment of recreational centers as memorials for heroes of thee WWI; and commencing the investigation concerning the need of home for juveniles and unfortunates to prevent them from becoming subjects of the State Training School. The Conference, under his leadership, also advocated the enactment into law of the principle that War Memorials should be “Living Memorials” dedicated to character building and recreation for youth. He secured the inclusion of that principle as section 40-5511 of the 1947 Supplement ND RC 1943.

Throughout his career on the bench, Judge Grimson was interested in youth welfare, youth conservation and the prevention of juvenile delinquency. He was vice president of the ND Youth Council when organized in 1947. He was instrumental in securing the legislative enactment of Chapter 50-16 ND RC 1943 for the establishment of a community youth council.

On September 7, 1949, the Honorable Fred G. Aandahl, Governor of ND, appointed Judge Grimson to the vacancy on the ND Supreme Court caused by the retirement of Judge A. G. Burr. He served on the Supreme Court until January 1, 1959, when he retired, because he felt that upon reaching 80 years one should take things more leisurely.

In November 1956, Grimson served as a judge for the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge in the determining of its awards to individuals and associations for keeping alive the American way of life. He participated in the Conference of Chief Justices of the United States in NY in 1957, and at Pasadena in 1958. He was Grand Historian of the Masonic Lodge since 1949. He was a past President of the North Dakota Historical Society.

Mrs. Grimson was born Ina Viola Sanford, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Sanford, in Nashua, IA, April 5, 1879. Her parents traced their American ancestry back to President Tyler. In 1882 Ina came with her parents to Sheldon, ND, where she was brought up and went through common school. She began teaching school when she was 16 years of age and was so occupied when her parents moved to Milton, ND, in 1894. She there met Gudmundur Grimson while both were teaching common school. She attended the UND and graduated from the Normal Department in 1904. She taught school at Inkster, Larimore and Grand Forks. On September 5, 1906, following Mr. Grimson’s graduation from the University Law School, they were married, at the home of Mrs. Grimson’s parents, which was then Grand Forks. She was principal of the Munich schools for three years. In 1908 they purchased the Munich Herald and together published it until 1912. They moved to Langdon in 1911, where they continued to live for 16 years. While in Langdon Mrs. Grimson was active in church and missionary work, Womans Club, Eastern Star, Royal Neighbors and the Parent-Teachers Association. She was president of the Womans Club and PTA and Worthy Matron of the Easter Star two years each, and a district deputy in the organization of the Langdon Assembly of the Order of the Rainbow Girls and was Mother Advisor for two years. She was also chairman of the Junior Red cross. She was elected Worthy Grand Matron of the Order of the Easter Star in ND in 1930. During that year she stressed work for young people. She established the educational fund of the Order and assisted in the arrangements for the first Grand Assembly of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She was for many years deputy inspector of the Order, and chairman of the Lillian Lillibridge Camp Committee. She was elected president of the ladies auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Rugby in 1947, and was later chairman of the state committee on Americanism and essay contest of that organization. She was also active in the Rugby Womans Club.  

In 1949 Judge Grimson was appointed to the North Dakota Supreme Court. They then moved to Bismarck, where they made their home until the time of her death. In Bismarck she was very active in community and church work. She was a member of the OES, DAR, Pioneer Daughters, Community Council, Pan Attic, Fortnightly, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, War Mothers and the Presbyterian Guild.

Mrs. Grimson was always interested in the welfare of the community, especially the youth where she lived or taught school. After their sons Keith and Lynn were born, Mrs. Grimson made good use of the knowledge of and experience in teaching .She adopted the Montessori System to the pre-school play of the boys and got them so well prepared that Keith when six years old entered the third grade and Lynn when five years old entered the second grade. She always looked after their interest whether at home or in school.

In September, 1956, the couple marked their Golden Wedding anniversary and made a tour of the places where they had lived, which included Milton, UND, Munich, Langdon, Rugby, and Bismarck.

Judge Grimson retired on account of age and because his wife was not in the best of health. After retirement they took a trip to Durham, NC, to visit their son, Keith. Upon examination there it was found that she was suffering with abdominal aortic aneurysm. An emergency operation was performed on May 3, 1959. Everything possible was done for her at the Duke Medical Center. She passed away May 18, 1959. Funeral services were held in Bismarck, May 22, in the Presbyterian Church.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Family correspondence
Box 1:
1 Grimson, G. S. (Grimur), 1887-1930
2 Grimson, Gudrun correspondence, 1900-1901
3 Grimson, Ina correspondence, 1927-1930
4 Grimson, John correspondence, 1928-1930
5 Grimson, Keith correspondence, 1927-1930
6 Grimson, Lynn correspondence, 1928
7 Grimson, Steinir (Steinar) correspondence, 1899-1901
8 Grimson, Steingrimur correspondence, 1901-1906
9 Grimson, Steingrimur and Gudrun correspondence, 1900-1906
10 Grimson, S. S. (Svobjorn), 1901-1928
11 Gudmundson, Kristin (Stina – sister), 1887-1906
12 Ingebo, Pearl (cousin), 1938
13 Johnson, John A. (cousin), 1894-1906
14 Jonsson, Steintrimur (nephew), 1926-1932                    
15 Kelly, Mrs. Carrie (sister), 1891-1906
16 Family correspondence, unfiled, 1905-1949
17 Family correspondence, unfiled, 1902-1949

Early correspondence
18 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1902-1910
19 A correspondence, 1897-1906
20 B correspondence, 1895-1906
21 C correspondence, ca. 1902-1905
22 D correspondence, 1900-1905
23 E correspondence, 1902
24 F correspondence, 1896-1903
25 G correspondence, 1896-1905
26 H correspondence, 1898-1906
27 J correspondence, 1896-1907
28 K correspondence, 1899-1906
29 L correspondence, 1897-1906
30 M correspondence, 1897-1906
31 N correspondence, 1895-1906
32 O correspondence, 1898-1903
33 P correspondence, 1901-1906
34 R correspondence, 1897-1906
35 S correspondence, 1897-1906
36 T correspondence, 1890-1906
37 U correspondence, 1901-1906
38 W correspondence, 1900-1906

1925-1935 correspondence
Box 2:
1 1925-1935 correspondence, A
2 1925-1935 correspondence, B-Be
3 1925-1935 correspondence, Bi-Br
4 1925-1935 correspondence, Bu-By
5 1925-1935 correspondence, C
6 1925-1935 correspondence, D
7 1925-1935 correspondence, E
8 1925-1935 correspondence, F
9 1925-1935 correspondence, G
10 1925-1935 correspondence, G (continued)
11 1925-1935 correspondence, H
12 1925-1935 correspondence, I
13 1925-1935 correspondence, J
14 1925-1935 correspondence, J (continued)

Box 3:
1 1925-1935 correspondence, K
2 1925-1935 correspondence, L
3 1925-1935 correspondence, Mc
4 1925-1935 correspondence, M
5 1925-1935 correspondence, N
6 1925-1935 correspondence, O
7 1925-1935 correspondence, P
8 1925-1935 correspondence, Q
9 1925-1935 correspondence, R
10 1925-1935 correspondence, S
11 1925-1935 correspondence, S (continued)
12 1925-1935 correspondence, S (continued)
13 1925-1935 correspondence, T
14 1925-1935 correspondence, U
15 1925-1935 correspondence, V

Box 4:
1 1925-1935 correspondence, W
2 1925-1935 correspondence, X, Y & Z

1936-1942 correspondence
3 1936-1942 correspondence, A
4 1936-1942 correspondence, B
5 1936-1942 correspondence, B (continued)
6 1936-1942 correspondence, B (continued)
7 1936-1942 correspondence, C
8 1936-1942 correspondence, D
9 1936-1942 correspondence, E
10 1936-1942 correspondence, F
11 1936-1942 correspondence, G
12 1936-1942 correspondence, G (continued)
13 1936-1942 correspondence, H
14 1936-1942 correspondence, H (continued)
15 1936-1942 correspondence, I
16 1936-1942 correspondence, J
17 1936-1942 correspondence, J (continued)
18 1936-1942 correspondence, K

Box 5:
1 1936-1942 correspondence, K (continued)
2 1936-1942 correspondence, L
3 1936-1942 correspondence, L
4 1936-1942 correspondence, Mc
5 1936-1942 correspondence, M
6 1936-1942 correspondence, M (continued)
7 1936-1942 correspondence, N
8 1936-1942 correspondence, O
9 1936-1942 correspondence, P
10 1936-1942 correspondence, Q
11 1936-1942 correspondence, R
12 1936-1942 correspondence, S
13 1936-1942 correspondence, S (continued)
14 1936-1942 correspondence, S (continued)
15 1936-1942 correspondence, T
16 1936-1942 correspondence, U
17 1936-1942 correspondence, V

Box 6:
1 1936-1942 correspondence, W
2 1936-1942 correspondence, X, Y & Z

1943-1949 correspondence
3 1943-1949 correspondence, A
4 1943-1949 correspondence, B
5 1943-1949 correspondence, B (continued)
6 1943-1949 correspondence, B (continued)
7 1943-1949 correspondence, C
8 1943-1949 correspondence, D
9 1943-1949 correspondence, E
10 1943-1949 correspondence, F
11 1943-1949 correspondence, G
12 1943-1949 correspondence, H
13 1943-1949 correspondence, I
14 1943-1949 correspondence, J
15 1943-1949 correspondence, J (continued)
16 1943-1949 correspondence, K
17 1943-1949 correspondence, L
18 1943-1949 correspondence, Mc

Box 7:
1 1943-1949 correspondence, M
2 1943-1949 correspondence, N
3 1943-1949 correspondence, O
4 1943-1949 correspondence, P
5 1943-1949 correspondence, Q
6 1943-1949 correspondence, R
7 1943-1949 correspondence, S
8 1943-1949 correspondence, S (continued)
9 1943-1949 correspondence, S (continued)
10 1943-1949 correspondence, T
11 1943-1949 correspondence, T (continued)
12 1943-1949 correspondence, U
13 1943-1949 correspondence, V
14 1943-1949 correspondence, W
15 1943-1949 correspondence, W (continued)
16  1943-1949 correspondence, X, Y & Z

Grimson personal material
17 Correspondence between Jon Steingrimsson (Grimson) and his parents, 1878-
1934 (with correspondence to/from Gudmundur)

Box 8:
1 Grimson biography and history
2 News clippings about Grimson
3 News clippings about Ina, Lynn and Keith
4 UND
5 Grimson business cards and miscellaneous

Election and campaign material
6 1920, re-election, State’s Attorney
7 1922, re-election, State’s Attorney
8 1922, re-election, lists of residents by town
9 1922 campaign for Judge
10 1922 campaign for Judge (continued)
11 1922 campaign for Judge (continued)
12 1924, Judge of the Supreme Court of ND
13 1924, Judge of the Supreme Court of ND (continued)
14 1924, Judge of the Supreme Court of ND (continued)
15 1924, Judge of the Supreme Court of ND (continued)
16 1928 campaign/election         
17 1936 campaign/election
18 Supreme Court appointment, 1935-1938
19 Certificates of election, 1916-1932

Professional/judicial material
Box 9:
1 Juvenile Court/Juvenile Commissioners, 1927-1928
2 Ruth Bryan Owen file, 1930-1933
3 US Court of Customs appeals, 1932
4 Judicial Council, 1935
5 Jury matters for ND Bar Association, 1935
6 Hon. Asgeir Asgeirsson, 1935
7 Debt Adjustment Board, 1935-1936
8 National Emergency Relief Council, 1937
9 Collection and Land Department, Bank of North Dakota, 1937 (loans made – loans, farms & foreclosures on hand, December 31, 1937)
10 Usher L. Burdick publications to Grimsons, 1940, 1949
11 Conference of Chief Justices, 1954 and 1957  

Cases
12 State of ND vs. Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), et al, 1921
13 Peter G. Johnson vs. G. Grimson, G. E. Stromberg, F. W. Blakley and G. Johnson, 1922 (commitment to Insane Asylum)
14 Edward G. Patterson vs. Burleigh County, ND, 1927 (Tax case)
15 Edward G. Patterson vs. Burleigh County, ND, 1927 (Tax case) (continued)
16 State of ND vs. Frank Williams, 1930 (Criminal, bootlegging)
17 Makens vs. Makens, 1931 (Rights of a wife to sue her husband)
18 Esther Johnson vs. William Langer, 1932 (Continuance)
19 Mike Haider vs. Henry Buee, 1934 (Foreclosure Farm Laborer’s Lien)
20 Fred Chounard, 1935-1936 (Incompetency)
21 Hazel Gissel, 1936 (Bootlegging)
22 State of ND vs. Roy W. Frazier, 1936 (Unlawful firearm discharge)
23 Leonard Carlson case, 1936 (charged with burglary in Alabama)
24 Lewis family, 1937 (alimony and child support)
25 Leo Mongeon, 1937
26 Federal Land Bank vs. Fred Borusky (Foreclosure), 1937 (Foreclosure caused by depression and crop failure) 
27 State of ND vs. Lester Hamel, 1937 (Payment at San Haven [tuberculosis])
28 Burke County Farmer’s Press vs. The Columbus Reporter, et al, 1937 (Contest case)
29 State of ND vs. Erwin Young, Lee R. Coman, and Charles Hawley, 1938 (Criminal, selling liquor on Sunday)
30 State of ND vs. Clifford Chambers, 1938 (Criminal, bootlegging)

Box 10:
1 Presbytery of Bismarck et al vs. Mattison, et al, 1938-1939 (Title to Presbyterian Church property at Leith)
2 Minot – Ward County Fair case, 1939

Tabert case
3 Tabert case correspondence, 1922
4 Tabert case correspondence, January-February 1923
5 Tabert case correspondence, March 1923
6 Tabert case correspondence, April 1923
7 Tabert case correspondence, May 1923
8 Tabert case correspondence, June-August 1923
9 Tabert case correspondence, September-December 1923
10 Tabert case correspondence, 1924
11 Tabert case correspondence, 1925
12 Tabert case correspondence, 1926-1961
13 Tabert case correspondence, n.d.
14 Miscellaneous Tabert case material, ca. 1923-1925
15 Tabert case legal documents, ca. 1923-1925
16 Tabert case – evidence, 1921-1922
17 Tabert case – Grimson’s notes/speeches, ca. 1923-1925
18 Martin Tabert Committee, 1923-1925
19 Tabert case – financial material, ca. 1923
20 Journal of the Senate, 1923-1925
21 Tabert case printed material, 1921-1959
22 Bound book of news clippings – Tabert (photocopies), ca. 1923-1925
23 Newspaper clippings, ca. 1923-1925
24 Newspaper clippings, ca. 1923-1925
25 Newspaper clippings, ca. 1923-1925

Newspaper clippings (mostly about Tabert Case)
Box 11:
1 Newspaper clippings, n.d.
2 Newspaper clippings, 1900
3  Newspaper clippings, 1901
4  Newspaper clippings, 1902
5  Newspaper clippings, 1903
6  Newspaper clippings, 1904
7  Newspaper clippings, 1905
8  Newspaper clippings, 1906
9  Newspaper clippings, January 23, 1923
10 Newspaper clippings, January 25, 1923
11 Newspaper clippings, February 3, 1923
12 Newspaper clippings, February 11, 1923
13 Newspaper clippings, February 17, 1923
14 Newspaper clippings, February 21, 1923
15 Newspaper clippings, February 26, 1923         
16 Newspaper clippings, February 28, 1923
17 Newspaper clippings, March 1, 1923
18 Newspaper clippings, March 2, 1923
19 Newspaper clippings, March 3, 1923
20 Newspaper clippings, March 4, 1923
21 Newspaper clippings, March 5, 1923
22 Newspaper clippings, March 6, 1923
23  Newspaper clippings, March 7, 1923
24  Newspaper clippings, March 8, 1923
25  Newspaper clippings, March 9, 1923
26  Newspaper clippings, March 10, 1923
27  Newspaper clippings, March 12, 1923
28  Newspaper clippings, March 15, 1923
29  Newspaper clippings, March 16, 1923
30  Newspaper clippings, March 17, 1923
31 Newspaper clippings, March 18, 1923
32 Newspaper clippings, March 20, 1923
33  Newspaper clippings, March 21, 1923
34  Newspaper clippings, March 22, 1923
35  Newspaper clippings, March 23, 1923
36  Newspaper clippings, March 24, 1923
37  Newspaper clippings, March 25, 1923
38  Newspaper clippings, March 26, 1923
39  Newspaper clippings, March 27, 1923
40 Newspaper clippings, March 28, 1923
41 Newspaper clippings, March 29, 1923
42 Newspaper clippings, March 30, 1923
43  Newspaper clippings, March 31, 1923
44 Newspaper clippings, April 1, 1923
45 Newspaper clippings, April 2, 1923
46 Newspaper clippings, April 3, 1923
47 Newspaper clippings, April 4, 1923
48 Newspaper clippings, April 5, 1923
49 Newspaper clippings, April 6, 1923
50 Newspaper clippings, April 7, 1923
51 Newspaper clippings, April 8, 1923
52 Newspaper clippings, April 9, 1923
53 Newspaper clippings, April 10, 1923
54 Newspaper clippings, April 11, 1923
55 Newspaper clippings, April 12, 1923
56 Newspaper clippings, April 13, 1923
57 Newspaper clippings, April 14, 1923
58 Newspaper clippings, April 15, 1923
59 Newspaper clippings, April 16, 1923
60 Newspaper clippings, April 17, 1923
61 Newspaper clippings, April 18, 1923
62 Newspaper clippings, April 19, 1923
63 Newspaper clippings, April 20, 1923
64 Newspaper clippings, April 21, 1923
65 Newspaper clippings, April 22, 1923
66 Newspaper clippings, April 23, 1923
67 Newspaper clippings, April 24, 1923

Box 12:
1 Newspaper clippings, April 25, 1923
2 Newspaper clippings, April 26, 1923
3 Newspaper clippings, April 27, 1923
4 Newspaper clippings, April 28, 1923
5 Newspaper clippings, April 29, 1923
6 Newspaper clippings, April 30, 1923
7 Newspaper clippings, May 1, 1923
8 Newspaper clippings, May 2, 1923
9 Newspaper clippings, May 3, 1923
10 Newspaper clippings, May 4, 1923
11 Newspaper clippings, May 5, 1923
12 Newspaper clippings, May 6, 1923
13 Newspaper clippings, May 7, 1923
14 Newspaper clippings, May 8, 1923
15 Newspaper clippings, May 9, 1923
16 Newspaper clippings, May 10, 1923
17 Newspaper clippings, May 11, 1923
18 Newspaper clippings, May 12, 1923
19 Newspaper clippings, May 13, 1923
20 Newspaper clippings, May 14, 1923
21 Newspaper clippings, May 15, 1923
22 Newspaper clippings, May 16, 1923
23 Newspaper clippings, May 17, 1923
24 Newspaper clippings, May 18, 1923
25 Newspaper clippings, May 19, 1923
26 Newspaper clippings, May 20, 1923
27 Newspaper clippings, May 21, 1923
28 Newspaper clippings, May 22, 1923
29 Newspaper clippings, May 23, 1923
30 Newspaper clippings, May 24, 1923
31 Newspaper clippings, May 25, 1923
32 Newspaper clippings, May 26, 1923
33 Newspaper clippings, May 27, 1923
34 Newspaper clippings, May 29, 1923
35 Newspaper clippings, May 30, 1923
36 Newspaper clippings, May 31, 1923
37 Newspaper clippings, June 1, 1923
38 Newspaper clippings, June 2, 1923
39 Newspaper clippings, June 3, 1923
40 Newspaper clippings, June 4, 1923
41 Newspaper clippings, June 5, 1923
42 Newspaper clippings, June 6, 1923
43 Newspaper clippings, June 7, 1923
44 Newspaper clippings, June 14, 1923
45 Newspaper clippings, June 24, 1923
46 Newspaper clippings, June 26, 1923
47 Newspaper clippings, June 27, 1923
48 Newspaper clippings, June 28, 1923
49 Newspaper clippings, June 29, 1923
50 Newspaper clippings, June 30, 1923
51 Newspaper clippings, July 1, 1923
52 Newspaper clippings, July 2, 1923
53 Newspaper clippings, July 3, 1923
54 Newspaper clippings, July 4, 1923
55 Newspaper clippings, July 5, 1923
56 Newspaper clippings, July 6, 1923
57 Newspaper clippings, July 7, 1923
58 Newspaper clippings, July 8, 1923
59 Newspaper clippings, July 9, 1923
60 Newspaper clippings, July 10, 1923
61 Newspaper clippings, July 11, 1923
62 Newspaper clippings, July 12, 1923
63 Newspaper clippings, July 13, 1923
64 Newspaper clippings, July 14, 1923
65 Newspaper clippings, July 16, 1923
66 Newspaper clippings, July 17, 1923
67 Newspaper clippings, July 18, 1923
68 Newspaper clippings, July 19, 1923
69 Newspaper clippings, July 20, 1923
70 Newspaper clippings, July 21, 1923
71 Newspaper clippings, July 22, 1923
72 Newspaper clippings, July 24, 1923
73 Newspaper clippings, July 25, 1923
74 Newspaper clippings, July 26, 1923
75 Newspaper clippings, July 27, 1923
76 Newspaper clippings, July 28, 1923 and July 31, 1923
77 Newspaper clippings, August 2, 1923
78 Newspaper clippings, August 3, 1923
79 Newspaper clippings, August 28, 1923
80 Newspaper clippings, September 1, 1923
81 Newspaper clippings, September 3, 1923
82 Newspaper clippings, September 6, 1923
83 Newspaper clippings, September 10, 1923
84 Newspaper clippings, September 17, 1923
85 Newspaper clippings, September 21, 1923
86 Newspaper clippings, September 26, 1923
87 Newspaper clippings, November 28, 1923
88 Newspaper clippings, November 29, 1923
89 Newspaper clippings, December 1, 1923
90 Newspaper clippings, December 5, 1923
91 Newspaper clippings, 1924
92 Newspaper clippings, 1925
93 Newspaper clippings, 1932
94 Newspaper clippings, September 1933
95 Newspaper clippings, June 1934

Organizational
96 Lions Club (Peace Garden resolution), 1934
97 Masons – Lake Metigoshe/Masonic Island (Park Island), 1933-1935
98 Masonic Island, 1935-1947
99 Masonic Island, 1947
100 Masonic Island, 1947
101 Masonic Island, 1944-1945

Box 13:
1 Masonic Island, 1943-1944
2 Masonic Island, 1943-1946
3 Masonic, 1932
4 Masonic, 1931-1932
5 Masonic
6 Masonic matters, 1934
7 Masonic matters, 1934 (continued)
8 Masonic, 1935-1936
9 Masonic, 1935-1936 (continued)
10 Masonic matters, 1936-1937
11 Masonic, 1937-1938
12 Masonic, 1938-1939

Box 14:
1 Masonic, 1937-1938 (continued)
2 Masonic matters, 1939-1940
3 Masonic matters, 1941-1942
4 Masonic, 1941-1942
5 Masonic, 1941-1942 (continued)
6 Masonic, 1942-1943

Iceland and Icelandic activities
7 Icelandic matters, 1934-1947
8 Icelandic matters, 1938-1939
9 Icelandic horses, 1934-1935
10 Iceland trip, 1932
11 Iceland speech, 1932
12 Speaker, Icelandic Canadian Club and 40th Anniversary, February 24, 1959
13 Icelandic Parliament millennial celebration, 1930

Box 15:
1 1930 trip correspondence, A-D, ca. 1928-1930
2 1930 trip correspondence, E-L, ca. 1928-1930
3 1930 trip correspondence, M-Z, ca. 1928-1930
4 Unfiled correspondence regarding Iceland, 1944-1947
5 Iceland in the New York World’s Fair, 1938-1939
6 Iceland in the New York World’s Fair, 1938-1939 (continued)
7 Iceland in the New York World’s Fair, 1938-1939 (continued)
8 Iceland in the New York World’s Fair, 1938-1939 (continued)
9 Iceland in the New York World’s Fair, 1938-1939 (continued)
10 Icelandic book and souvenirs, 1940-1946
11 Icelandic Committee, 1935-1936
12 Icelandic affairs, 1941-1944
13 Pan American, 1934-1943
14 Stefansson, 1935-1937

Box 16:
1 Stefansson and Pan American, 1932-1933
2 Transamerican Airlines Corp., 1932-1933
3 Transamerican Airlines Corp., 1932-1933 (continued)
4 Iceland misc., n.d.       

Photographs
Photographs 01-296        Digital scans, available on the Q drive
Box 17: Photographs 297-330     Scans and image descriptions on the Q drive
Box 18: Photographs 331-333     Scans and image descriptions on the Q drive
Box 19: Photographs
Box 20: Photographs
Box 21: Photographs
Box 22: Photographs
Box 23: Photographs
Box 24: Photographs
Box 25: Photographs
Box 26: Photographs
Box 27: Photographs
Box 28: Photographs
Box 29: Photographs
Box 30: Photographs
Box 31: Photographs

Oversized material
Box 32:
Diploma, Master of Arts, University of North Dakota, June 1905
Certificate, Attorney of the Supreme Court of ND, June 9, 1906
Diploma, Bachelor of Laws , University of North Dakota, June 14, 1906
Map of Florida, ca. 1923
Broadside, April 1924 Pay Roll of Appointive Officials and Employees of ND
Certificate, delegate in the millennial celebration of the Icelandic Parliament, May 1930
Certificate, Doctor of Laws, University of Iceland, June 1930       
Broadside, Lynn G. Grimson for Attorney General, 1952

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