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Title: State Capitol Cornerstone                                              

Dates: 1883-1932

Collection Number: MSS 10317

Quantity: .25 ft. and oversized

Abstract: Consists of correspondence concerning selection of contents of the cornerstone; copies of the dedication speeches, printed materials, programs, invitations, reports, tickets, and ribbons that were placed in the cornerstone; an original and photocopy of the souvenir dedication program for the capitol cornerstone ceremony; an inventory of contents of the cornerstone; and newspapers containing articles about building of the North Dakota Capitol.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota on October 8, 1935 by an unknown donor.

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. 

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 / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Correspondence dealing with planning of laying and contents of cornerstone, 1932
2 Guest lists of first and second cornerstone laying, and information on guests attending ceremony, 1883-1932
3 Contents of cornerstone, 1883-1932
4 Copy of speech given at first cornerstone ceremony by Gov. Ordway, 1883
Copy of speech given at second cornerstone ceremony by Gov. George F. Shafer, 1932
5 Printed material from second cornerstone ceremony including programs, ribbons, and tickets, 1932

Oversized (in map case drawer):  
Newspapers containing articles about the building of the Capitol and laying of the cornerstone
Bismarck Tribune, April 7, 1934
Bismarck Capital and North Dakota State Record, October 7, 1932
Mandan Pioneer, October 6, 1932
Bismarck Tribune, October 5, 1932
Bismarck Tribune, New Capitol Edition, April 7, 1934

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