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Manuscripts by Subject - Politics & Government- #11128

Title: Captain Charles L. Anderson

Dates: 1951-1999

Collection Number: MSS 11128

Quantity: 1.25 feet

Abstract: Papers consist of correspondence, material relating to Anderson's retirement from the Bismarck Police Department, awards, certificates, diplomas, training information, miscellaneous printed material, news clippings, a scrapbook, and photographs. The collection was donated by Gary and Sharon Anderson, via the Museum Division, with the help of Police Chaplain Dan Sweeney.
Provenance: The collection was donated by Gary and Sharon Anderson on June 8, 2012. Gary was the son of Charles Anderson.

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

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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.

Related Collections:  Museum Division Accession Number 2011.00002. Object numbers 2011.00002.00001 – 2011.00002.00004

From Anderson’s obituary in the Grand Forks Herald, August 19, 2010

Charles Anderson, age 85, of Center and formerly of Bismarck, died August 16, 2010 at the Baptist Home in Bismarck.

Charles was born on May 5, 1925 in Mandan, the son of Alvin and Olive (Linman) Anderson. Raised in Center he attended Consolidated Schools and helped his Dad on the family farm. Charles married Gladys Rozina Oestreich on October 10, 1943. They farmed for a time before moving to Bismarck where Charles began his service with the Bismarck Police Dept. He knew there wasn't enough land to support two families on the farm and had been inspired to pursue a law enforcement career by an uncle he had never met, Victor Linman, who served as a police officer in California. As it turned out, Charles made the right decision and loved his job. He retired as a Captain in support services after 36 years on the police force. Gladys died on April 2, 2002.

Charles was a member of McCabe United Methodist Church in Bismarck before transferring to the Center Church three years ago when he returned to Center to live with his son and daughter-in-law. A life member of the NRA, he enjoyed woodworking and loved to hunt as well as read.

Survivors include his children, Duane (Marian) Anderson of Ada, Oklahoma, Corrine Dockter of Bismarck, Gary (Sharon) Anderson of Center and ViAnn (Kevin) Olson of Grand Forks; three grandchildren, Lissa (Jason) Munn, Erin Olson and Carly (Eric) Rudnick; three great-grandchildren, Levi Charles and Sophia Rose Munn and Arlo Rudnick; and his brother, Malcolm "Mac" Anderson of Hillsboro, Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys; and his son-in-law, Clarence Dockter.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Center United Methodist Church with the Reverend Peder Anderson officiating.

Burial will be in the Center Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the Buehler-Larson Funeral Home in Mandan and will continue one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Saturday.


Box 1:
1 Correspondence, 1958-1978
2 Retirement and “Charles Anderson Day” (April 30, 1987), 1987
3 Awards, certificates, diploma, training information, 1951-1981
4 Miscellaneous printed material, 1951-1999
5 News clippings, ca. 1951-1987

Box 2:    Photographs
11128-01    Captain Charles Anderson portrait ca. 1985
11128-02    Bismarck Police 'posse' Charles Anderson, Chief Mederior and Mrs. Curtis ca. 1980
11128-03    Charles Anderson at desk on phone, ca. 1960
11128-04    Bismarck Police Department office, Sgt. Anderson, 1960
11128-05    Charles Anderson at desk, March 1976
11128-06    Charles Anderson at typewriter, ca. 1951
11128-07    Charles Anderson helping Jeff Trauger cross State Street and Thayer, ca. 1960
11128-08    McKenzie Hotel under construction, September 9, 1910, A. E. Boyce photo (post card)
11128-09    Charles Anderson with group at Louie’s Inn, Dresser, WI, 1977
11128-10    Sgt. Ray Ulrich and Lt. Charles Anderson installing portable stop lights on Fourth and Broadway, February 26, 1963
11128-11    Bismarck Police Department with motorcycles outside World War Memorial building, ca. 1960
11128-12    Bismarck Police Department portrait, ca. 1958
11128-13    Charles Anderson with automobile ca. 1958
11128-14    Charles Anderson with evidence - cloth with swastika, Bismarck Tribune photo, either 1959 or 1969 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-15    Bismarck Police Department accepting citation for pedestrian safety, 1965 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-16    Bismarck Police Department staff portrait, ca. 1960 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-17    Bismarck Police Department and Highway Department staff ca.1960 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-18    Unidentified group photo (removed from scrapbook)
11128-19    Traffic Institute Northwestern University, March-April 1965 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-20    Bismarck Police Department staff portrait, ca. 1960 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-21    Eagle Traffic Engineering Session March 1964 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-22    Bismarck Police Department staff photo, ca. 1950s (removed from scrapbook)
11128-23    Bismarck Police Department group portrait, ca. 1960 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-24    Bismarck Police Department with cars and motorcycles with the Capitol in the background, ca. 1960s (removed from scrapbook)
11128-25    Captain Charles Anderson and (might be) Matzel, ca. 1980 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-26    Police officer (might be) Matzel at desk, ca. 1980 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-27    Charles Anderson helping Jeff Trauger cross State Street and Thayer, ca. 1960 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-28    Charles Anderson helping Jeff Trauger cross State Street and Thayer, ca. 1960 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-29    Bismarck Police Department building, ca.1980 (removed from scrapbook)
11128-30    Bismarck Police Department building, ca.1980 (removed from scrapbook)

Loose Scrapbook: Retirement information, news clippings, correspondence, photographs, certificates, 1951-1987

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