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Title: Pioneers' Association of the Devils Lake Region  

Dates: ca. 1890-1943

Collection Number: MSS 10452

Quantity: .25 ft.

Abstract: Records primarily consist of biographies of pioneers in Ramsey County (N.D.) filed alphabetically by last name. The biographies are written on application forms submitted for membership in the Pioneers' Association. Supplemental biographical information, including newspaper clippings, obituaries, correspondence and/or reminiscences is available for several of the pioneers.  Membership applications for the Fifty Year Club and the Lake Region Chapter Pioneer Daughters of North Dakota are also integrated into the alphabetical files.

The records also include preliminary meeting minutes, a petition for the organization of the City of Devils Lake as a Special School District (copy), general correspondence, presentations on the history of Ramsey County, an informational booklet about the organization that includes a list of pioneers of the region, a blank membership application form, membership card, newspaper clippings about the organization and Ramsey County (N.D.) history, and a photograph of the first post office in Devils Lake.

Provenance:  The provenance of this 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.

Related Collections:
MSS 10125 Grand Forks (ND) Pioneer Club
MSS 10168 Burleigh County (ND) Pioneers Association
MSS 10453 Pioneer Club (Grand Forks, ND)
MSS 20196 Bismarck and Burleigh County Pioneer Association

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Pioneer biographies (membership applications), A-C, ca. 1900-1934
2 Pioneer biographies (membership applications), D-G, ca. 1900-1934
3 Pioneer biographies (membership applications), H-L, ca. 1900-1934
4 Pioneer biographies (membership applications), M-O, ca. 1900-1934
5 Pioneer biographies (membership applications), P-S, ca. 1900-1934
6 Pioneer biographies (membership applications), T-Z, ca. 1900-1934
Miscellaneous:
-Preliminary meeting minutes, ca. 1900
-Petition for the organization of the City of Devils Lake as a Special School District (copy), 1890
-General correspondence, 1922-1924
-Presentation on the history of Ramsey County by Ernestine M. Reckelberg, 1919
-"Settlement of the Lake Region, North Dakota," Address by Henry Hale at Teachers Institute and District Club Conventions, n.d.
-"North Dakota's Inland Sea: Devils Lake," transcribed from W. L. Dudley's Devils Lake Illustrated
-Informational booklet about the organization that includes a list of pioneers of the region, n.d.
-Blank membership application form, ca. 1900
-Membership card (Ernest W. Bremer), n.d.
-Newspaper clippings about the organization and Ramsey County (N.D.) history, ca. 1900-1943
-Photograph of the first post office in Devils Lake, ca. 1920

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