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Title: Old State Capitol Cornerstone                                                      

Dates: 1883        

Collection Number: MSS 10266

Quantity: .25 ft and oversize

Abstract: Consists of the contents of the cornerstone in the 1883 State Capitol in Bismarck (ND) including a program of the dedication ceremony, calling cards, North Dakota newspapers, a speech by Governor Nehemiah Ordway, and letters.

Provenance: The provenance of the collection is unknown.

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.

Box 1:
1 List of contents of cornerstone and those present at laying of cornerstone, n.d.
2 Calling cards of those present at the laying of the cornerstone, September 5, 1883
3 Ephemera from cornerstone consisting of advertisements for railroads and newspapers, a program for the laying of the cornerstone, railroad tickets, and a layout of the ND Capitol grounds and surroundings, September 5, 1883
4 Ephemera from cornerstone including a schedule of events for day, a blank receipt of the Inter-Mountain Freeman, signatures of those attending ceremony, September 5, 1883
5 Copy of address given by Governor N.G. Ordway at laying of the cornerstone, September 5, 1883

Oversized (in map case drawer):
Original copy of Governor N.G. Ordway’s address at ceremony, September 5, 1883
Steele Herald, September 1, 1883
Daily Globe, St. Paul, September 1, 1883
Daily Globe, St. Paul, September 4, 1883
Bismarck Daily Tribune, September 5, 1883

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