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Title: Howard R. Huston Papers

Dates: 1917-1955

Collection Number: MSS 10895

Quantity: .25 foot

Abstract: Includes letters, postcards, an oratory, and newspaper clippings of Howard Huston. Also consists of 31 photographs and 5 postcards of Huston's deployment to London and France during WWI. Photographs have typewritten descriptions by Huston of the landscape, cemeteries, and people who were in France.

Provenance: The collection was donated by Virginia Brooks, great niece of Howard Huston, on November 4, 2003. Additional material was donated by Ms. Brooks on February 7, 2003 and on July 22, 2010.

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


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.


Huston (1892 - 1955) served with the Fourth Division in France. Born in ND, Huston grew up in Saline Township, McHenry County and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a liberal arts degree just before his enlistment in 1917. Huston saw combat, was wounded, and received three citations. He later served as an aide to General W. D. Conner. Following the war, he worked for the secretariat of the League of Nations. In 1930, he went to work for American Cyanamid Corporation.


Box 1:
1 Correspondence, 1917-1918
2 "America's Last Frontier" speech by Huston, University of ND, representing the State of ND in the inter-state oratorical contest held in York, NE, April 6, 1917
3 "I Was There" With the Yanks on the Western Front, 1917-1919," by Cyrus Leroy Baldridge and Hilmar Robert Baukhage, copyright 1919
4 News clippings, ca 1917-1955
5 Photographs and post cards, ca 1917-1918

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