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Title: Richard Guthmiller
Dates: 1942-1952

Collection Number: MSS 11248

Quantity: .25 ft.

Abstract: Consists of letters received by Richard Guthmiller (Medina, N.D.), from friends serving in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. The letters discuss the soldiers' experiences during World War II and personal matters. Correspondents include, including Paul Mayer, Herbert Mayer, Albert Sebekow, Gerhart Job, Reuben Dockter, Harold Dockter, and Arthur Dockter.

Provenance: The Richard Guthmiller Papers were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Sarah Walker on January 12, 2015. 

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

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in 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 and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.  Permission to use any radio or television broadcast portions of the collection must be sought from the creator.

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.


Richard Guthmiller was born August 7, 1924, at the family farm home southwest of Medina, the son of Friedrich Guthmiller and Katharina (Dockter) Guthmiller. He attended the local rural school and also one year of high school, later receiving his GED, and grew to manhood in the vicinity. He farmed 8 1/2 miles southwest of Medina on the family farm until June 1991, when he retired and moved into Medina where he resided until he passed away on December 20, 2004, at a Bismarck hospital. Guthmiller was a member of the English Lutheran Church and served on the church council, the St. Peters Cemetery Board, Medina Lions Club, Medina Senior Citizens and Germans from Russia Heritage Society. He also was township assessor and secretary-treasurer of the Medina Fire Department.


Box 1:
1 Correspondence           1942-1943
2 Correspondence           1944
3 Correspondence           1945
4 Correspondence           1946-1952

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