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Title: Hildor E. Nelson

Dates: 1940-1945

Collection Number:  11121

Quantity: .25 feet

Abstract: Papers consist of correspondence to and from Nelson when he was serving on the U.S.S. Alabama, registration certificate, program from the third anniversary of the U.S.S. Alabama, a photograph of Nelson in front of the U.S. Capitol, Hildor E. Nelson letterhead, a copy of Stars and Stripes, poetry, religious ephemera relating to the Church of the Nazarene, and a political candidacy card of Hans J. Nelson.

Provenance: The collection was donated by Mark E. Nelson, son of Hildor E. Nelson, on March 26, 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.         

This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

The “U.S.” binder that held Nelson’s papers was offered to the Museum Division of the SHSND in March 2012. See case file for more information.


Hildor E. Nelson was born to Hans J. and Ella H. Nelson on the family farm north of Minot, ND, September 13, 1916. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, on the U.S.S. Alabama. Nelson died August 30, 2005 and is buried in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND.


Box 1:
1 Correspondence to and from Hildor Nelson, 1943-1945              
2 Miscellaneous material - registration certificate, 3rd anniversary of the U.S.S. Alabama program, photograph, letterhead, Stars and Stripes, poetry, Hans J. Nelson card, Church of the Nazarene ephemera, 1940-1945    

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