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Title: American Lung Association of North Dakota

Dates: 1909-1986

Collection Number: 11330

Quantity: 5 feet

Abstract: Records of the American Lung Association in North Dakota (formerly known as the North Dakota Anti-Tuberculosis Association, the North Dakota Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association and the Tuberculosis and Health Association), including minutes, posters, architectural blueprints, a scrapbook and certificates.

Provenance:  The American Lung Association of North Dakota records were donated to the SHSND by the Association on October16, 2017.

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

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AGENCY SKETCH - Camp Grassick - a summer camp for children

The idea for a children's summer camp in North Dakota originated with the North Dakota Anti-Tuberculosis Association, who in 1928 purchased land and cabins alongside Lake Isabel with funds raised through the sale of Christmas Seals. Named in honor of a pioneer physician in the state, Camp Grassick was established to provide wholesome outdoor living for undernourished children, with the purpose of supplementing the work of the Sanatorium at San Haven by a preventative program. Many of the first campers were patients at San Haven. Helen Katen, executive secretary of the Association, was camp director.

Then, as now, private organizations and individuals contributed generously to the camp. The Elks Lodge of Bismarck, the Masonic Grand Lodge, and the A.O.U.W. Grand Lodge each donated a cabin to the Anti-Tuberculosis Association. The Northern Pacific Railway contributed a mail car cabin, and the late Dr. Fannie Dunn Quain donated a four-bed infirmary. Other contributions included physiotherapy equipment from the Elks Lodge of Mandan.

Having pointed up the need for a summer camp for children and demonstrated the practicality of such a camp, the North Dakota Anti-Tuberculosis Association shifted its emphasis to other projects, and in 1947 sold Camp Grassick to the North Dakota State Elks Association. Under the ownership and maintenance of the Elks, Camp Grassick, by special agreement, has been operated by the State Public Welfare Board and has continued as a children's camp.

Source: pamphlet in State Archives vertical file, likely published by the State Public Welfare Board, 1950

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 North Dakota Anti-Tuberculosis Association minutes, 1909-1920
2 North Dakota Anti-Tuberculosis Association minutes, 1921-1934
3 North Dakota Anti-Tuberculosis Association minutes, 1935-1948

Box 2:
1 North Dakota Anti-Tuberculosis Association minutes, 1948-1965
2 North Dakota Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association minutes, 1965-1979
3 Items: 00001-00047, Camp Grassick photograph album, ca. 8/1932   
4 Items: 00048-00096, Christmas Seals campaign photographs, 1960-1979

Box 3:    Items: 00096-00141, ca. 1925-1986

Box 4:    Items: 00142-00161 (scrapbook) and items: 00162-00166 (loose), 1909-ca. 1976

MAP.001             Items: 00167-00181, ca. 1984

PHOTOGRAPHS INVENTORY

11330-00001       Lawrence Spicer, Wilma Price, Townsley French, and Dake at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00002       Mary Margaret French at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00003       Children at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00004       View of Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00005       View of Camp Grassick buildings from Lake Isabel (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00006       Children swimming in Lake Isabel, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00007       Pledge of Allegiance, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00008       Playground, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00009       Children in bathing suits outside Elks Lodge, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00010       Children in bathing suits, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00011       Girls in bathing suits, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00012       Children outside building, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00013       Staff and children on shore of Lake Isabel, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00014       Boys outside bunkhouse on the shore of Lake Isabel, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00015       Boys sleeping in bunks, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00016       Archery practice, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00017       Calisthenics, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00018       Children beside dart game, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00019       Pledge of Allegiance, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00020       Children playing, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00021       Archery practice, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00022       Children playing, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00023       Archery practice, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00024       Children playing, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00025       Children playing volleyball, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00026       Children with luggage departing from train, probably at Dawson (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00027       Man unloading from back of truck, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00028       Boys with dogs sitting on a canoe, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00029       Boys building a sand castle, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00030       Boys weaving baskets, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00031       Boys painting, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00032       Children on shore of Lake Isabel, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00033       Children playing on shore of Lake Isabel, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00034       Boys outside bunkhouse on the shore of Lake Isabel, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00035       Children on the shore of Lake Isabel, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00036       Children weaving rugs, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00037       Children sleeping on cots, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00038       Children outside having tea, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00039       Building at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00040       Buildings at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00041       Building at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00042       Children eating in dining room, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00043       Boys playing ping-pong, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00044       Girls at archery practice, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00045       Girls listening to a speaker, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00046       Children on boat, Lake Isabel, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00047       Children weaving baskets, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00048       Elsie Hatley White Cup, n.d.
11330-00049       Women working on Christmas Seal campaign, ca. 1955
11330-00050       Women working on Christmas Seal campaign, ca. 1955
11330-00051       Women working on Christmas Seal campaign, ca. 1955
11330-00052       Christmas Seal Campaign members  in front of stack of mail bags: Edward Sypnieski, Florence Scot, and the former Bismarck Post Master, ca. 1965
11330-00053       Group working on Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1960
11330-00054       Christmas Seal Campaign members  in front of stack of mail bags: Edward Sypnieski, Florence Scot, and the former Bismarck Post Master, ca. 1963
11330-00055       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1963
11330-00056       Christmas Seal Campaign, including Governor Guy, ca. 1963
11330-00057       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1963
11330-00058       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1963
11330-00059       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1963
11330-00060       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1963
11330-00061       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1963
11330-00062       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1963
11330-00063       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1963
11330-00064       Christmas Seal Campaign, including Governor Link, ca. 1973
11330-00065       Christmas Seal Campaign, including Governor Brunsdale, ca. 1955
11330-00066       Governor Guy signing bill for Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1963
11330-00067       Christmas Seal Campaign, including Governor Link, ca. 1973
11330-00068       Christmas Seal Campaign, including Governor Link, ca. 1973
11330-00069       Christmas Seal Campaign, including Governor Link, ca. 1973
11330-00070       Christmas Seal Campaign, including Governor Olson, ca. 1983
11330-00071       Christmas Seal Campaign, including Governor Olson, ca. 1983
11330-00072       Meany (AFL/CIO), Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1970
11330-00073       Shuman (American Farm), Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1970
11330-00074       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 2/1968
11330-00075       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 9/1966
11330-00076       Christmas Seal queen and pageant winners, 1977
11330-00077       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1977
11330-00078       Christmas Seal, ca. 1977
11330-00079       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1977
11330-00080       Group with bike outside the North Dakota Lung Association Building, ca. 1977
11330-00081       Lung-A-Thon For Asthma swim meet, ca. 1980
11330-00082       Lung-A-Thon For Asthma swim meet, ca. 1980
11330-00083       Lung-A-Thon For Asthma swim meet, ca. 1980
11330-00084       Man beside Christmas Seal mail bags, ca. 11/1966
11330-00085       Man beside Christmas Seal mail bags, ca. 1968
11330-00086       Postal worker with Christmas Seal mail bags in truck, ca. 1968
11330-00087       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 11/1967
11330-00088       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1968
11330-00089       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1968
11330-00090       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1968
11330-00091       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1968
11330-00092       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1968
11330-00093       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1968
11330-00094       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1986
11330-00095       Christmas Seal Campaign, ca. 1986
11330-00096       Christmas Seal stamp image, 1975
11330-00097       Virgil Hill working at desk, ca. 1982
11330-00098       Virgil Hill and others viewing Lung Association Exhibit, ca. 1982
11330-00099       North Dakota State Department of Health Mobile X-ray Unit, ca. 1960
11330-00100       Infirmary at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00101       Building at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00102       Children playing horseshoes, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00103       Children playing horseshoes, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00104       Children roasting marshmallows, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00105       Pledge of Allegiance, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00106       Arts and crafts, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00107       Dr. Pray, Dr. Grassick, Minnie Jean Nielson, Dr. Fannie Dunn Quain, Helen K. Katen, and Dr. B. K. Kilbourn at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00108       Archery practice, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00109       Children on morning walk before breakfast, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00110       Mrs. R. A. Spragen with Marion and Joan Haugen, who were leaving for Camp Grassick (N.D.), 7/19/1941
11330-00111       Clean up squad, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00112       The pie social, possibly at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00113       Children playing, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00114       Building at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00115       Building at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00116       Children playing, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00117       Physical examinations, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00118       Children on dock, shoreline and in boats, Lake Isabel, Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00119       Boys washing at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 8/1932
11330-00120       Ruth Williams, unidentified, Walter Reitan, Sidney Loken, Clara D. Brown, Robert B. Tudor, Herbert J. Wilson, Rev. A. J. Fisher and Dan Chapman, ca. 1960
11330-00121       Governor William Guy signing a bill, ca. 11/1966
11330-00122       Portrait of Dr. James Grassick, ca. 1925
11330-00123       Helen K. Katen with North Dakota Lung Association automobile, ca. 1930
11330-00124       North Dakota Health Association Officers: Ruth Williams, Walter R. Reitan, Dr. Robert B. Tudor, Clara D. Brown and Daniel J. Chapman, ca. 1957
11330-00125       Virgil Hill working at desk, ca. 1982
11330-00126       Virgil Hill with Governor Allen Olson at bill signing, ca. 1982
11330-00127       Virgil Hill and others viewing Lung Association Exhibit, ca. 1982
11330-00128       Portrait of Christmas Seals girls, Fargo (N.D.), ca. 1930
11330-00129       Portrait of Virgil Hill, 1984 Olympic Medalist, ca. 1984
11330-00130       Autographed portrait of Virgil Hill, 1984 Olympic Medalist, ca. 1984
11330-00131       Governor Arthur Link and First Lady Grace Link presenting Christmas Seal award, 1977
11330-00132       Governor Arthur Link presenting trophy to Paulette Whiting for Christmas Seal design project, 1978
11330-00133       Portrait of James A. Swamley, ca. 1965
11330-00134       Governor George Sinner signing bill, ca. 1986
11330-00135       Volunteers preparing Christmas Seal letters for mailing during the 1960 campaign, 1960
11330-00136       North Dakota Lung Association Christmas Seal educational exhibit, ca. 1970
11330-00137       Edna Gaither, Registered Nurse, and R. S. McCCradie beside North Dakota Lung Association automobile, ca. 1930
11330-00138       North Dakota Health Association Officers: Florence Scott (ex-committee), Dr. Warren Lee (Treasurer), Mrs. Elmer Anderson (Dickinson, second Vice President), Mrs. John Williams (Washburn, ex-committee), Harry Pippin (Williston, President), Cora Shelstad (Bismarck, first Vice President), 1967
11330-00139       Buildings at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 1932
11330-00140       Helen K. Katen's cabin, sold to Elks when the took over Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 1932
11330-00141       First building purchased from Phil Webb at Camp Grassick (N.D.), ca. 1932
11330-00142       Portrait of Donald Keller, medical illustrator (Mobile Unit designer), ca. 1976
11330-00143       Children viewing Lung Association mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00144       Children viewing Lung Association mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00145       Children viewing Lung Association mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00146       Children viewing Lung Association mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00147       Children viewing Lung Association presentation, ca. 1976
11330-00148       Children viewing Lung Association presentation, ca. 1976
11330-00149       Lung Association mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00150       Lung Association mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00151       Lung Association mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00152       Lung Association mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00153       Lung Association mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00154       Lung Association mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00155       Lung Association mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00156       Program Associate Tim  Glass, Mel Walz, Duane Flick, Dr. Bill Riecke, Don Keller, B. F. Heitzman beside mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00157       Governor Arthur Link speaking about the work of the North Dakota Lung Association, ca. 1976
11330-00158       Bismarck Mayor Bob Heskin and Governor Arthur Link cutting the ribbon for the Christmas Seal mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00159       Students at school viewing mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00160       Students at school viewing mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00161       Students at school viewing mobile exhibit, ca. 1976
11330-00162       Certificate of name change to North Dakota Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association , 10/1/1964
11330-00163       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association Articles of Incorporation, 4/10/1964
11330-00164       Amendment of Articles of Incorporation, 4/18/1952
11330-00165       Appointment of Dr. Fannie Dunn Quain to the International Congress on Tuberculosis, 7/25/1908
11330-00166       North Dakota Anti-Tuberculosis Association certificate of Corporate Existence, 4/5/1909
11330-00167       Poster: "American Lung Association"
11330-00168       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Office building (Martin and Hillyer), n.d.
11330-00169       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Foundation plan and details, n.d.
11330-00170       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Floor plan, n.d.
11330-00171       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Elevations, n.d.
11330-00172       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Wall sections, n.d.
11330-00173       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Details, n.d.
11330-00174       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Framing plan, n.d.
11330-00175       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Floor plan, n.d.
11330-00176       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Plumbing plan, n.d.
11330-00177       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Heating and ventilating, n.d.
11330-00178       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Heating details, n.d.
11330-00179       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Revised front elevation, n.d.
11330-00180       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Structural plans, n.d.
11330-00181       North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association office blueprint: Elevations, n.d.

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