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Title: Rotary International, Bismarck, ND Chapter

Dates: 1920-2010

Collection Number:  10521

Quantity: 13.5 feet

Abstract: Includes minutes, committee reports, financial records, membership roster, The Buffalo Horn, and other publications, slides, and awards. 

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota received the Rotary International, Bismarck Chapter Records from Mary Jane Schmaltz in November 1988.

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

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HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Bismarck Rotary Club was formally organized on March 4, 1920 by the Fargo Rotary Club. Charter members were: J. Leonard Bell, Raymond Bergson, Rev. George Buzzelle, George A, Duemeland, Fred L. Conklin, Henry J. Duemeland, George F. Dullam, Paris R. Fields, Burt Finney, John P. French, Harry P. Goddard, Arthur W. Gussner, William E. Lahr, George Keniston, A. W. Lucas, George D. Mann, George W. Gustafson, Carl Nelson, George L. Price, Dr. Eric P. Quain, Dr. Lloyd Schipfer, N. N. Steele, Dr. S. B. Toney, and Jock Whitney.

The original charter number was 558. Realignment of district lines over the years has resulted in Bismarck Rotary being assigned number 681 in District 5580.

In less than a year of existence, the Bismarck Rotary sponsored the Dickinson Rotary on February 21, 1921 and the Mandan Rotary later that year. By 1984 the Bismarck Rotary had grown so large that another club, the Far West was sponsored.

The Buffalo Horn was first published in 1921 and was first edited by George F. Will under the name Adenoid Al. Editorship passed to George Bird from 1931-1980. Later editors were Bob McLeod, James P. Swanson, and Denise Spanjer.

Meetings were held in the Patterson Hotel from 1920-19230, the Grand Pacific Hotel from 1930-1973 and the Municipal Country Club, Sheraton Galleria, Holiday Inn, and Elks Club after that.
An arboretum cosponsored by the Bismarck Rotary Club and Bismarck Parks and Recreation was established in northwest Bismarck. In 1961 it was dedicated by the Bismarck Park Board as the George Bird Memorial Rotary Park. When it became part of the Municipal golf course a new area was dedicated as the George Bird Memorial Park and Arboretum in 1985.
Rotarians work with 4-H, high school students, ring bells for the Salvation Army and provide other community service.

Sources: “A History of the Bismarck Rotary Club, 1920-1998,” compiled by Winifred Stump-Delong

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Constitution and By Laws                       1962                        
2 Correspondence                                   1924                        
3 Correspondence, January-July               1925                        
4 Correspondence, August-December     1925                        
5 Correspondence                                   1926                        
6 Presidential Correspondence, Misc.                                      
7 Committees                                          1924-1928                
8 Committees                                          1931-1932                
9 Committee Reports                               1961-1962                
10 Report, Bismarck Rotary Club               1961-1962                
11 Vocational Service Committee             1961                        
12 Committees                                        1966                        
13 Committees-Dr. Edwin Perrin              1969-1970                
14 Committee Reports                             1969-1978                
15 Committee Reports                             1972-1976                
16 Classification Committee                                                     
17 Committee Information                                                      
18 Committees                                                                       
19 Committees                                                                       
20 Report of Annual District Conference   1970                        
21 Rotary History                                     1920-1970                
22 History Committee                              1973                        
23 Bismarck Rotary Club Reports              1985                        
24 Membership, 1923-1924                      1968                        
25 Rotary Songs                                                                      
26 Conferences                                                                       
27 Conferences, Bismarck-Mandan          1961                        
28 Bismarck Rotary Club                                                          
29 Bismarck Rotary Club                           1973-1975                
30 Bismarck Rotary Club                           1977-1978                
31 Bismarck Rotary Club                           1985-1987                
32 Bismarck Rotary Club Programs            1968-1969                
33 Rotary Foundation Award Application                                 
34 Weekly Program Suggestions                                              
35 Newsclippings (facsimilies)                                                  

Box 2:
1 Minutes of the Bismarck Rotary Club     1920-1966                
2 Minutes                                                1924, 1938                

Box 3:
1 Financial, Rotary Savings                                                       
2 Financial, Expenses                               1959-1965                
3 Accounts and Expenses                         1977-1978                
4 Rotary Club Members, Accounts A-L                                     
5 Rotary Club Members, Accounts M-Z                                    
6 Deposit Record                                     1973                        
7 Statement of Account                                                          
8 Check Stubs                                                                         

Box 4:
1 Receipts                                                1972-1975                
2 Receipts                                                1976-1977                
3 Bismarck Rotary Club Treasurer             1971-1973                
4 Bismarck Rotary Club Treasurer                                             
5 Memorials                                            1947-1976                
6 Memorials/Resolutions                         1947-1953                

Box 5:
1 Semi-Annual Reports/Membership lists                                
2 Alphabetical file A                                                                 
3 Don Hansen                                                                         
4 By Laws                                                                                
5 Constitution and By Laws                                                      
6 International Convention                                                      
7 Conference                                                                          
8 Alphabetical file C                                                                 
9 Committees District #558                       1975-1976                
10 Miscellaneous C                                                                  
11 Committee Chairman Reports              1975-1976                
12 Danish Team Visit                                                               
13 Alphabetical file E                                                               
14 Alphabetical file F                                                               
15 Finance                                                                              
16 Finance                                                                              
17 Finance                                                                              
18 Governor's Monthly Letter                                                 
19 District Governor                                                                
20 Alphabetical file H                                                               
21 Alphabetical file I                                                                
22 Alphabetical file J                                                                
23 Alphabetical file K                                                               
24 Alphabetical file L                                                                
25 Alphabetical file M/Music Committee                                 
26 Alphabetical file N                                                               
27 Alphabetical file O                                                               
28 Project Letters                                                                    
29 Alphabetical file P/Publicity Committee                                             
30 Alphabetical file Q                                                               
31 Alphabetical file R                                                               
32 Semi-Annual Report 1939-1961                                           
33 Alphabetical file R                                                               
34 Alphabetical file S                                                               
35 Alphabetical file T                                                               
36 Alphabetical file V                                                               
37 Alphabetical file Y                                                               
38 Memberships                                                                     

Box 6:
1 Membership lists                                                                  
2 Semi-Annual report                                                              
3 Histories of club                                                                    
4 Paid bills                                                                               
5 First National Bank                                                                
6 Resolutions                                                                          
7 District officers                                                                     
8 District Officers                                                                     
9 Russell-Hampton Co.                                                            
10 John Peterson                                                                    
11 Program Committee                                                           
12 Other Rotary Clubs                                                             
13 Rotary International-Orders                                                
14 Rotary International-Correspondence                                 
15 Membership Committee                                                    
16 Contribution Requests & Correspondence                                         
17 Membership Reports to R1 & Dist.                                      
18 Miscellaneous Correspondence                                          
19 Meeting Minders                                                                
20 Club Constitution & By Laws                                                
21 Correspondence with members and                                   
22 All American Specialty Co.                                                   
23 Dakota National Bank                                                          
24 Attendance Rosters                                                            
25 Program & Meeting records                                                
26 Gavel Project                                                                      
27 Attendance Reports                                                           
28 Rotary Foundation                                                              
29 Accounting Materials                                                          
30 Board Minutes and Correspondence                                   
31 Governors Monthly letter                                                   
32 Committee Reports                                                            
33 Insurance Policies                                                               
34 Rotary International News                                                  
35 Classification Committee                                                     
36 Nominating Committee                                                      
37 Financial Statements & Budget                                            
38 Prior Financial Statements                                                   
39 Forms                                                                                 
40 All Committees-material                                                     
41 Mandan Rotary                                                                   
42 George Bird                                                                        
43 Club Meetings                                                                    
44 Pictures for Roster                                                              
45 Membership Cards                                                             
46 Rotary Projects                                                                   
47 Tokyo Convention                                                              
48 Birthday                                                                             
49 Other Bismarck & other organizations                                 
50 Tax Returns                                                                        
51 New Members                                                                   
52 Budget Committee                                                             
53 Receipts Memoranda                                                         
54 Check Appendages                                                             
55 Luyben receipts for billings                                                  
56 Billings letters                                                                     
57 Ledger sheets for terminated members                                            
58 Luyben issue of Hon                                                           
59                                                                                           
60 Ideas for programs & fees                                                   
61 Audit and budget                                                                
62 4-H Banquet                                                                       
63 Ledger sheets of terminated members                                             
64 Buffalo Horn                                                                       
65 Void Checks                                                                        
66 Cassette Monologue                                                          
67 Rummage Sale                                                                    
68 Other Clubs Publications                                                     
69 Prospects                                                                           

Box 7:
1 Buffalo Horn                                         1921                        
2 Buffalo Horn                                         1922                        
3 Buffalo Horn                                         1923                        
4 Buffalo Horn                                         1924                        
5 Buffalo Horn                                         1925                        
6 Buffalo Horn                                         1926                        
7 Buffalo Horn                                         1927                        
8 Buffalo Horn                                         1928                        
9 Buffalo Horn                                         1929                        
10 Buffalo Horn                                        1930                        
11 Buffalo Horn                                        1930                        
12 Buffalo Horn                                        1931                        
13 Buffalo Horn                                        1932                        
14 Buffalo Horn                                        1933         
15 Buffalo Horn                                        1934                        
16 Buffalo Horn                                        1935                        
17 Buffalo Horn                                        1936                        
18 Buffalo Horn                                        1937                        
19 Buffalo Horn                                        1939                        
20 Buffalo Horn                                        1940                        
21 Buffalo Horn                                        1941                        
22 Buffalo Horn                                        1942                        
23 Buffalo Horn                                        1943                        
24 Buffalo Horn                                        1944                        
25 Buffalo Horn                                        1945                        
26 Buffalo Horn                                        1946                        
27 Buffalo Horn                                        1947                        
28 Buffalo Horn                                        1948                        
29 Buffalo Horn                                        1949                        
30 Buffalo Horn                                        1950                        
31 Buffalo Horn                                        1950                        
32 Buffalo Horn                                        1951                        
33 Buffalo Horn                                        1952                        
34 Buffalo Horn                                        1953                        
35 Buffalo Horn                                        1954                        
36 Buffalo Horn                                        1955                        
37 Misc.                                                                                  

Box 8:
1 Buffalo Horn                                         1956                        
2 Buffalo Horn                                         1957                        
3 Buffalo Horn                                         1958                        
4 Buffalo Horn                                         1959                        
5 Buffalo Horn                                         1960                        
6 Buffalo Horn                                         1961                        
7 Buffalo Horn                                         1961                        
8 Buffalo Horn                                         1962                        
9 Buffalo Horn                                         1963                        
10 Buffalo Horn                                        1963                        
11 Buffalo Horn                                        1964                        
12 Buffalo Horn                                        1964                        
13 Buffalo Horn                                        1965                        
14 Buffalo Horn                                        1965                        
15 Buffalo Horn                                        1966                        
16 Buffalo Horn                                        1966                        
17 Buffalo Horn                                        1967                        
18 Buffalo Horn                                        1967                        
19 Buffalo Horn                                        1968                        
20 Buffalo Horn                                        1968                        
21 Buffalo Horn                                        1969                        
22 Buffalo Horn                                        1969                        
23 Buffalo Horn                                        1969                        
24 Buffalo Horn                                        1970                        
25 Buffalo Horn                                        1970                        
26 Buffalo Horn                                        1971                        
27 Buffalo Horn                                        1971                        
28 Buffalo Horn                                        1972                        
29 Buffalo Horn                                        1973                        
30 Buffalo Horn                                        1973                        
31 Buffalo Horn                                        1973                        
32 Buffalo Horn                                        1974                        
33 Buffalo Horn                                        1975                        
34 Buffalo Horn                                        1975                        
35 Buffalo Horn                                        1975                        
36 Buffalo Horn                                        1976                        
37 Buffalo Horn                                        1976                        
38 Buffalo Horn                                        1977                        
39 Buffalo Horn                                        1978                        

Box 9:
1 Buffalo Horn                                         1977                        
2 Buffalo Horn                                         1978                        
3 Rotary International                              1979                        
4 Rotary International                              1980                        
5 Rotary International                              1981                        
6 Rotary International                              1982                        
7 Rotary International                              1983                        
8 Rotary International                              1984                        
9 Rotary International                              1985                        
10 Rotary International                            1986                        
11 Rotary International                            1987                        
12 River Traffic                                         1981                        
13 River Traffic                                         1984                        
14 River Traffic                                         1985                        
15 River Traffic                                         1986                        
16 River Traffic                                         1987                        
17 Trestleboard                                       1983-1985                
18 Governor's Monthly Newsletter          1978, 1986                
19 Prairie Flower                                      1982                        
20 Prairie Flower                                      1983                        
21 Prairie Flower                                      1984                        
22 Prairie Flower                                      1985                        
23 Prairie Flower                                      1986                        
24 Prairie Flower                                      1987                        
25 Buffalo Chips                                       1920-1970                
26 Buffalo Horn, Dups.                             1955-1978                
27 Misc. Newsletters                                                               
28 For Editor of Club Publication               1924-1925                
29 Newsletters/Publications                                                    
30 District Governor's Monthly Newsletter                                            
31 The Weekly Letter                               1925                        
32 Buffalo Horn, Volume I                        1921                        
33 Buffalo Horn, Volume I                        1921                        
34 Buffalo Horn, Volume II                       1922-1923                
35 Buffalo Horn, Volume II                       1922-1923                
36 Buffalo Horn, Volume III                      1923-1924                
37 Buffalo Horn, Volume III                      1923-1924                
38 Buffalo Horn, Volume IV                      1924-1927                
39 Buffalo Horn, Volume IV                      1924-1927                

Box 10:
1 Ephemera                                                                            
2 Ephemera/Pamphlets                                                          
3 Photos                                                                                 
4 Photos                                                                                 
5 Photos                                                                                 
6 Rotary Songs                                                                        

Box 11:
1 Pamphlets/Brochures                                                           
2 Bismarck Club Rosters  1929-1975                
3 Mandan Club Roster   1984-1985                
4 Club Rosters-Duplicates  1929-1975                
5 Misc. Rosters, Membership, Brochure                                  
6 Forms                                                                                  

Box 12:
Slide Set, Multi Language Rotary                                              
Slide Set, Multi Language Rotary                                              
Notes on Bismarck Rotary, Cassette  1920-1985                
Slides: 75th Anniversary outtakes                                            
Rotary gift pins                                                                        
Personalized Rotary Buttons                                                   
100 Rotary balloons                                                                 

Box 13:
1 Manual of Procedure  1975                        
2 Manual of Procedure 1984                        
3 Focus on Rotary  1982                        
4 Club Service  1982                        
5 Vocational Service  1982                        
6 Community Service 1982                        
7 International Service 1982                        
8 Youth Activities 1982                        
9 The Rotary Foundation 1982                        

Box 14:
1 Button: Rotary International    1964                        
2 Plaque: Annual Golf Tourney Winner     1965-1971                
3 Plaque: Bismarck Rotary and 4-H            1953                        
4 Plaque: Bismarck Rotary and Boy Scouts                                              
5 Attendance Trophy Bismarck Rotary                                     
6 Rotary International Bronze Emblem                                     
7 Photo Album/Slides                                                              

Box 15
1 Banner: Rotary West Chicago, IL                                            
2 Banner: Rotary Athens, TX                                                    
3 Banner: Rotary Atascadero, CA                                             
4 Banner: Rotary Aspen, CO                                                    
5 Banner: Sedro-Wooley, WA                                                  
5 Banner: Vesterbro Fredericia Danmark                                 
6 Banner: Rotary Las Vegas, NV                                               
7 Banner: Rotary Milpitas, CA                                                  
8 Banner: Rotary Polo, IL                                                         
9 Banner: Rotary St. Charles, IL                                                
10 Banner: Rotary Morrill, NE                                                   
11 Banner: Rotary Naperville, IL                                               
12 Banner: Rotary deMaceio Leste Dist. 455                                           
13 Banner: Rotary Moelv Norway                                            
14 Banner: Rotary Paterson, NJ                                               
15 Banner: Haderslev                                                              
16 Banner: Rotary Aabenraa Danmark                                     
17 Banner: Rotary East Singapore                                            
18 Banner: Rotary Alamo, CA                                                   
19 Banner: Rotary Springfield, VT                                             
20 Banner: Rotary Forest Grove, OR                                        
21 Banner: Rotary Nagoya Japan                                              
22 Banner: Rotary Detroit Lakes, MN                                       
23 Bismarck Rotary Cap                                                           
24 Bismarck Rotary Arm Bands (2)                                            
25 Bismarck Rotary Vest                                                          
26 Rotary Flag                                                                         
27 Souvenir Rotary Waikiki, HI                                                 

Box 16:
1 Framed Poster, District 558 Area Map                                   
2 Framed Poster, Bismarck Rotary Gavels 1955                        

Box 17:
1 Rotary Banners-Box                                                              
2 Rotary Fifty Years of Service 1905-1955                
3 Official Directory    1983-1984                
4 Birmingham Convention Proceedings    1984                        
5 Rotary As We Saw It, History   1962
6 Ribbons                  
7 Ephemera                                                                            
8 Ephemera                                                                            
9 The Rotarian     1976                        
10 The Rotarian 1977                        
11 The Rotarian 1978                        
12 The Rotarian 1979                        
13 The Rotarian 1980                        
14 The Rotarian 1981                        
15 The Rotarian 1982                        
16 The Rotarian 1983                        
17 The Rotarian 1984                        
18 The Rotarian 1986                        
19 The Rotarian                                        1987                        
20 Other Magazines/Publications      

Box 18:
1 Recognition Dinner Program, 1995       
2 Directories, 1994-2004               
3 Buffalo Horn, 1997-1998           
4 Buffalo Horn, 1999-2000           
5 Buffalo Horn, 2001      
6 Buffalo Horn, 2002      
7 Buffalo Horn, 2003      
8 Buffalo Horn, 2004      
9 Correspondence once attached to publications returned to collection from Publication              
10 Song sheets
11 Printed copy of the Power point presentation (with script) used at the 90th birthday party of the Bismarck Rotary Club, March 24, 2010                                      

               

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