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Title: Ruth LaPlant Reid                 

Dates: ca. 1910s-1960s

Collection Number: MSS 10188

Quantity: 1 foot

Abstract: Consists primarily of recipes collected by Mrs. Reid, but also includes reminiscences of North Dakota in the early 1900s, and reminiscences of Laura Odegaard, Andrew Hemley, and Verne Barks. Reid lived in Egeland, Towner County (ND).

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired this collection from Ruth L. Reid in May 1966.

Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to the 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.  Permission to use any radio or television broadcast portions of the collection must be sought from the creator.

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
From the Record Herald, Cando (ND), January 24, 1980

Ruth LaPlant was born March 15, 1891 in Otsego (MN) and attended school there and at Anoka, graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1914. She taught school in Sleepy Eye (MN) and Egeland where she met and married Walter Scott Reid. They made their home in Devils Lake for several years, later moving to a farm near Clyde. When they retired from farming they moved back to Egeland where her husband died in 1954. She resumed her teaching career at high schools in North Dakota and South Dakota, retiring in 1958. She moved to Egeland, residing there until she moved to Atchinson (Kansas) in 1969 to live with her daughter Laura (Mrs. Lance) Garten. Ruth Reid passed away January 10, 1980 at Jefferson County memorial Hospital Geriatrics Center where she had been a patient since 1977.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Reminiscences and stories:
“Someone to Remember”
“An Early Dakota Adventure”
“What Pioneers?”
“Pioneers’ Ho’”
“I Find Some Friends”
“North Dakota Storms”
“Early Days in North Dakota”
“Stories of North Dakota”
2 Recipes: Breads, sandwiches and waffles
3 Recipes: Cakes
4 Recipes: Candy, honey
5 Recipes: Coffee and tea
6 Recipes: Cookies
7 Recipes: Fish, meats, cheeses
8 Recipes: Fruit: desserts, drinks, jams, juices, canning
9 Health
10 Recipes: Holidays
11 Recipes: Hot dishes
12 Recipes: Ice cream and iced desserts
13 Recipes: Milk drinks, chocolate
14 Recipes: Pancakes, waffles
15 Recipes: Party refreshments
16 Recipes: Pies

Box 2:
1 Recipes: Pickles
2 Plants, gardening
3 Recipes: Potatoes
4 Recipes: Puddings and pudding sources for desserts
5  Recipes: Salads, salad dressings
6 Recipes: Soups
7 Recipes: Vegetables
8 Recipes: Miscellaneous
9 Recipes: Miscellaneous
10 Recipes: Miscellaneous

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