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Manuscripts by Subject - Family / Local History - #11082

Title: Busch, Berning and Bernard Family Papers

Dates: 1899-1993

Collection Number: MSS 11082

Quantity: 4.75 feet

Abstract: Consists of manuscripts which describe Henry L. and Esther Bernard's youth in Grafton, Oakwood, Grand Forks, Valley City, and New Berlin, reminiscences of Christmas celebrations in North Dakota, material created by Dick Bernard for the 1993 Busch-Berning family reunion, and copies of records of the USS Woodworth. Small MSS 20616 was added to this collection on February 10, 2011. Genealogical information about the family can be found in the case file, as well as in the two books by Dick Bernard in the State Archives Publications.

March 6, 2012 accession consists of copies of log books of the U.S.S. Woodworth (1945), Busch-Berning reunion DVDs (1993), biographical information about George Busch and Jean (Tannahill) Busch, miscellaneous WWII material of George Busch, correspondence to George Busch, photographs, and photocopies of correspondence to and from George W. Busch and Jean (Tannahill) Busch. The copies of correspondence (box 3, folders 7-19) are RESTRICTED until the family approves their availability to researchers.

Provenance: The papers were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Dick Bernard on February 16, 2011. The collection was processed, and the finding aid created by Emily E. Schultz in February 2011. Additional material was added to the collection in March 2012.

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

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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.

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BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Manuscripts describing Henry L. and Esther Bernard's youth in Grafton, Oakwood, Grand Forks, Valley City, and New Berlin, ND; reminiscences of Christmas celebrations in ND (formerly MSS 20616) (3 items), 1981
2 Microfilm: muster roll, USS Woodworth, copy made in 1934?
3 Laminated material from Busch-Berning family reunion (1993): prints of news clippings, photographs, poetry, correspondence; original photographs; genealogical information, ca 1900-1993

Box 2:
(loose) (Copies of) USS Woodworth records: before & after George Busch, 1942-1945

Box 3:
1 Copies of Log Books (4) of the U.S.S. Woodworth, July 1, 1945-October 31, 1945
2 Busch-Berning reunion DVDs, July 2-4, 1993
3 Biographical information about George Busch and Jean (Tannahill) Busch
4 Miscellaneous George Busch WWII material
5 Correspondence to George Busch, 1944-1945
6 Photographs (mostly copies)
7 RESTRICTED Correspondence, miscellaneous to and from George Busch (copies), 1941-1945
8 RESTRICTED Correspondence between George Busch and Jean Tannahill (copies), 1941
9 RESTRICTED Correspondence, Jean Tannahill to George Busch (copies), 1942
10 RESTRICTED Correspondence, George Busch to Jean Tannahill (copies), 1942
11 RESTRICTED Correspondence, George Busch to Jean Tannahill (copies), 1943
12 RESTRICTED Correspondence, Jean (Tannahill) Busch to George Busch (copies), 1944
13 RESTRICTED Correspondence, Jean (Tannahill) Busch to George Busch (copies), 1944 (continued)
14 RESTRICTED Correspondence, George to Jean Busch (copies), 1944  
15 RESTRICTED Correspondence, Jean to George Busch (copies), 1945
16 RESTRICTED Correspondence, Jean to George Busch (copies), 1945 (continued)
17 RESTRICTED Correspondence, George to Jean Busch (copies), 1945
18 RESTRICTED Correspondence, George to Jean Busch (copies), 1945 (continued)
19 RESTRICTED Correspondence, Jean to George Busch (copies), n.d.

Oversize
Laminated material from Busch-Berning family reunion (1993): prints of photos, post cards, poems, page from a diary, correspondence, hand-drawn map of tour of USS Woodward, 1899-1949
Plat map: Grant County, WI, 1918: William Busch and George Berning land highlighted, 1918
Laminated material about Frank Bernard (USS Arizona), 1938-1943

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