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Title: Pearl Harbor Survivors Association North Dakota Chapter Records

Dates: 1940-2007

Collection Number: MSS 10999

Quantity: 6 feet

Abstract: Consists of membership information, national constitution and by-laws, correspondence, reports of chapter officers, Secretary-Treasurer records, information about Pearl Harbor Survivor Day, financial reports, scrapbooks, issues of Pearl Harbor-Gram, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Silver Anniversary Commemorative Book, USS Bostwick (DE-103) War Diary, "Crossing the Line in the USS pennsylvania" book, reunion and convention materials, handbooks, printed material, articles, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association North Dakota Chapter Records from Helen Rivinius, ND Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, in December 2007. Additional material was donated by Ethel Martin, wife of Survivor John Martin in October 2009 and by Helen Rivinius in July 2012. Emily Schultz prepared the inventory to the collection in October 2009 and updated it in July 2012.

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

Copyrights: Copyrights to 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 or 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 1:
1 Membership – rosters, charter, obituaries, reports of deaths of members, 1980s-1990s
2 National constitution and by-laws
3 Correspondence
4 Reports of chapter officers, 1977-1996
5 Secretary-Treasurer Records, 1972-1992
6 Executive order, Governor William L. Guy, “Pearl Harbor Survivor Day,” December 7, 1966        
7 Financial reports, 1971-1996
8 Scrapbook, 1971-2002
9 Scrapbook, 1971-2002 (continued)
10 Scrapbook, 2007
11 Newsletter, Pearl Harbor-Gram, 1964-1968, 1979, 1987-1988         
12 Newsletter, Pearl Harbor-Gram, 1989-1991
13 Newsletter - Pearl Harbor-Gram, 1992-1994, 2004, 2006
14 Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Silver Anniversary Commemorative Book, 1984
15 USS Bostwick (DE-103) War Diary, compiled ca. 1990
16 “Crossing the Line in the USS Pennsylvania,” 1940
17 Handbooks, 1988 and 1993    
18 Reunion/convention programs, booklets, and travel information, 1963-1991 
19 Miscellaneous printed material: mailings, posters, forms, letterhead, envelopes, bumper sticker and window decal, flag ribbons and party streamers (on ribbon is written “Pearl Harbor Survivor”)
20 Published material (including newspaper and magazine clippings)
21 Photograph of survivors: Donald Marman, John Martin, Al Scheiber, Sam (?) Kostenko, Milton Gettel, Harold Brucheueen, Marcel Saent, George Paul “Survivors of Pearl Harbor at 2002 reunion,” 2002

Box 2:
Poster – USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

Box 3:
Pearl Harbor Commemorative edition newspapers

Oversize              (Map case folder)
Oversized group photograph of the 50th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, December 7, 1991
Oversized photograph of the destroyer Escort, 1940s
Membership charter plate, 1966

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