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Title: Gus Sorlie
               
Dates: 1920-1974

Collection Number: 2014-P-038

Quantity: 103 digital items

Abstract: Collection includes a scan of the booklet from the dedication of the Sorlie Memorial Bridge (Grand Forks, N.D.) and 103 digital photographs. The images in the collection include Governor Arthur Gustav Sorlie, his wife Grace, and children Arthur Jr., Ruth Glenn, and Evelyn, Garrison Dam construction and dedication ceremonies, aerial photographs of the Bismarck (N.D.) area,  the North Dakota Capitol grounds, Bismarck (N.D.) airport, soap box derbies and an Elks Parade.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Gus Sorlie on December 18, 2014.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this 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.
               
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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Arthur Sorlie Papers, 1924-1928. (University of North Dakota microfilm)

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Arthur Gustav Sorlie was born near Albert Lea (Minn.) to Iver and Mary (Olson) Sorlie on April 26, 1874. He was raised on the family farm and attended country school and the Albert Lea Academy. Sorlie came to North Dakota January 1, 1894, and worked for a bank at Buxton (Traill County, N.D.) for three years. Later he operated a general store at Buxton and in 1899 became a traveling salesman for the St. Paul shoe firm. He opened a bread and cracker factory at Grand Forks in 1903. In 1907, he entered the fuel, feed and seed business in Grand Forks (N.D.) by establishing A. G. Sorlie and company. He later became president of the Sorlie motor company of Larimore (N.D.), the Sorlie-Webster company of Fisher (Minn.), the Jefferson Motor Company of Albert Lea (Minn.) , and the Jefferson Oil Company of Albert Lea (Minn.).He also became vice president of the Douglas State Bank (Douglas, N.D.), constructed and operated several gas stations, and acquired interests in a number of elevators. 

A. G. Sorlie became a member of the Grand Forks city council, and was elected Governor in 1924 and in 1926. He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers, the Knights of Pythias, the A. I. U.W., the Sons of Norway, the Kiwanis, and Commercial clubs and the Merchants Association of Grand Forks and was a lifelong member of the Norwegian Lutheran Church.

In 1900 Sorlie married Jennie Odegard. Jennie passed away after had three children: Arthur, Louise and Ruth. Arthur married Grace Hilleboe in 1919 at Grand Forks. Two children were born to them: Glenn and Evelyn.

INVENTORY
Sorlie Memorial Bridge booklet

2014-P-038-00001 Aerial of Bismarck (N.D.) looking southwest from capitol toward Missouri River 1953
2014-P-038-00002 Aerial of Bismarck (N.D.) looking southwest from capitol toward Missouri River 1953
2014-P-038-00003 Aerial view of Mandan and Memorial Bridge from Bismarck, 1946
2014-P-038-00004 Aerial view of Capitol Building looking southeast, Bismarck, 1946
2014-P-038-00005 Aerial view of Bismarck, looking to the northeast, 1946
2014-P-038-00006 Aerial view of Bismarck, looking  east at Avenue D, 1946
2014-P-038-00007 Aerial view of Capitol Building looking east, Bismarck, 1946
2014-P-038-00008 Aerial view of Bismarck, looking to the northwest, 1946
2014-P-038-00009 Aerial view of Bismarck (N.D.) looking to the southwest, 1953
2014-P-038-00010 Aerial of Bismarck (N.D.) ca.  1965
2014-P-038-00011 Aerial of Bismarck (N.D.) State College and Missouri River ca. 1965
2014-P-038-00012 Aerial of the Bismarck (N.D.) airport ca.  1965
2014-P-038-00013 Aerial of Bismarck (N.D.) ca.  1965
2014-P-038-00014 Aerial of Bismarck (N.D.) ca.  1965
2014-P-038-00015 Grand Pacific Hotel sign welcoming dignitaries for the 1953 groundbreaking of Garrison Dam
2014-P-038-00016 Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune building corner 4th Street and Thayer early 1950s
2014-P-038-00017 Demolition of Grand Pacific Hotel and Finney Drug, downtown Bismarck, 1974
2014-P-038-00018 Demolition of Grand Pacific Hotel and Finney Drug, downtown Bismarck, 1974
2014-P-038-00019 Demolition of Grand Pacific Hotel and Finney Drug, downtown Bismarck, 1974
2014-P-038-00020 Demolition of Grand Pacific Hotel and Finney Drug, downtown Bismarck, 1974
2014-P-038-00021 View of Bismarck (N.D.) from Hillside Park, early 1950s.jpg
2014-P-038-00021 View of Bismarck (N.D.) from Hillside Park, early 1950s
2014-P-038-00022 Lillian Lahr pulling kids in duck boat at intersection of Washington St and Ave D Bismarck, April 1950
2014-P-038-00023 Flooded street intersection, Ave D and Washington St Bismarck, March or April 1950
2014-P-038-00024 Flooded street intersection, Ave D and Washington St. Bismarck, March or April 1950
2014-P-038-00025 Bismarck (N.D.) ambulance 1949
2014-P-038-00026 View of State Capitol Building, June 1950
2014-P-038-00027 View of blockhouse at Ft. Lincoln State Park, south of Mandan (N.D.), 1950
2014-P-038-00028 Missouri Valley Motors, Bismarck, 1949
2014-P-038-00029 NWA flight at Bismarck (N.D.) airport, 1948
2014-P-038-00030 Sorlie car parked at Avenue D house, 1948
2014-P-038-00031 Davis Service Station, eventually became part of Fleck and Wilhelm dealerships, Bismarck,, December 14, 1947
2014-P-038-00032 Davis Chevrolet car lot, probably on West Broadway, Bismarck, December 14, 1947
2014-P-038-00033 Looking east on Thayer Avenue from top of Tribune building corner of Thayer and 4th St, Bismarck, 1946
2014-P-038-00034 Montgomery Ward Building from top of Tribune building corner of Thayer and 4th St, Bismarck, 1946
2014-P-038-00035 View of marquee and 4th street from top of Tribune building corner of Thayer and 4th St, Bismarck, 1946
2014-P-038-00036 Liberty Memorial Building, Bismarck, 1946
2014-P-038-00037 Cannon on lawn of Liberty Memorial Building, Bismarck, 1946
2014-P-038-00038 Cannon on lawn of Liberty Memorial Building, capitol visible, Bismarck, 1946
2014-P-038-00039 Liberty Memorial Building, Bismarck, 1946
2014-P-038-00040 Vice President Alben W. Barkley visiting Bismarck (N.D.), 1950
2014-P-038-00041 Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune float in Golden Jubilee Parade in Bismarck, August 1939
2014-P-038-00042 Earth lodge, Fort Lincoln south of Mandan (N.D.), 1950
2014-P-038-00043 Construction of the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune Building corner 4th and Thayer Bismarck (N.D.) 1920
2014-P-038-00044 Construction of the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune Building corner 4th and Thayer Bismarck (N.D.) 1920
2014-P-038-00045 Construction of the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune Building corner 4th and Thayer Bismarck (N.D.) 1920
2014-P-038-00046 Elks Parade, looking west on Main from the 500 block of Main St, Bismarck (N.D.) 1950
2014-P-038-00047 Elks Parade, looking east on Main from the 500 block of Main St, Bismarck (N.D.) 1950
2014-P-038-00048 Elks Parade, Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune float on 500 block Main Street, Bismarck (N.D.) 1950
2014-P-038-00049 Elks Parade, view from 500 block Main Street, Bismarck (N.D.) 1950
2014-P-038-00050 Elks Parade, Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune float on 500 block Main Street, Bismarck (N.D.) 1950
2014-P-038-00051 Elks Parade, looking west on Main from the 500 block of Main St, Bismarck (N.D.) 1950
2014-P-038-00052 Elks Parade, view from 500 block Main Street, Bismarck (N.D.) 1950
2014-P-038-00053 Elks Parade, view from 500 block Main Street, Bismarck (N.D.) 1950
2014-P-038-00054 Elks Parade, Gold Seal Co float on 500 block Bismarck (N.D.) 1950
2014-P-038-00055 Elks Parade, Auto Dealers float on 500 block Bismarck (N.D.) 1950
2014-P-038-00057 Elks Parade, Cloverdale Ice Cream float on 500 block Bismarck (N.D.) 1950
2014-P-038-00058 Elks Parade, Elks float in parade, corner of Broadway and 2nd St, Bismarck (N.D.) 1950
2014-P-038-00059 President Dwight D Eisenhower in Bismarck (N.D.) before going to the Garrison Dam groundbreaking ceremony 1953
2014-P-038-00060 President Dwight D. Eisenhower speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for Garrison Dam, 1953
2014-P-038-00061 President Dwight D Eisenhower being introduced at the groundbreaking ceremony for Garrison Dam, 1953
2014-P-038-00062 Garrison Dam construction, July 1950
2014-P-038-00063 Garrison Dam construction, July 1950
2014-P-038-00064 Garrison Dam construction, July 1950
2014-P-038-00065 Garrison Dam construction, July 1950
2014-P-038-00066 Garrison Dam construction, July 1950
2014-P-038-00067 Garrison Dam construction, July 1950
2014-P-038-00068 Garrison Dam construction, July 1950
2014-P-038-00069 President Eisenhower and other dignitaries at dedication of Garrison Dam, 1953
2014-P-038-00070 Men in Native American clothing and dress at Garrison Dam dedication, 1953
2014-P-038-00071 President Eisenhower and dignitaries in green Cadillac on capitol ground en route to the Garrison Dam dedication, 1953
2014-P-038-00072 Crowd awaiting the arrival of President Eisenhower and other dignitaries at the dedication of Garrison Dam, 1953
2014-P-038-00073 Crowd awaiting the arrival of President Eisenhower and other dignitaries at the dedication of Garrison Dam, 1953
2014-P-038-00074 Aerial view of Bismarck (N.D.) Airport and President Eisenhower's planes for the dedication of Garrison Dam, 1953
2014-P-038-00075 Governor A G Sorlie, Glenn, Evelyn, Ruth, Arthur Jr. and Grace Sorlie ca.  1925
2014-P-038-00076 Badlands Tour, Gov Sorlie, Raymond S. Torrey, Walter Cushing, Geo. R. Osterhaut, June 14-19, 1925
2014-P-038-00077 Badlands Tour, Petrified Forest, Gov Sorlie, Raymond S Torrey, Hon J H Sinclair and unidentified June 14-19, 1925
2014-P-038-00078 Governor Arthur G Sorlie on horseback ca.  1920
2014-P-038-00079 Portrait of Governor Arthur G Sorlie printed by Lumart 1928
2014-P-038-00080 View of Sorlie Memorial Bridge from Demers Avenue 1929
2014-P-038-00081 Ruth, Glenn, Evelyn Sorlie and unidentified photographer on Sorlie Memorial Bridge, Grand Forks 1929
2014-P-038-00082 Ruth, Glenn, Evelyn and Grace Sorlie on Sorlie Memorial Bridge, Grand Forks (N.D.) 1929
2014-P-038-00083 Portrait of Governor Sorlie and wife Grace
2014-P-038-00084 Arthur G Sorlie and son Glenn
2014-P-038-00085 Leo Lalonde at Soap Box Derby, Bismarck, 1952
2014-P-038-00086 Soap Box Derby, Bismarck, 1952
2014-P-038-00087 Soap box derby Bismarck (N.D.) 1952
2014-P-038-00088 Soap Box Derby, Bismarck, 1952
2014-P-038-00089 Soap Box Derby Race, Bismarck, 1952
2014-P-038-00090 Soap Box Derby Race, Bismarck, 1952
2014-P-038-00091 Soap Box Derby Race, Bismarck, 1952
2014-P-038-00092 Soap Box Derby Race, Bismarck, 1952
2014-P-038-00093 Soap Box Derby Race, Bismarck, 1952
2014-P-038-00094 Soap Box Derby Race, Bismarck, 1952
2014-P-038-00095 Soap Box Derby racing, Bismarck, July 1950
2014-P-038-00096 Soap Box Derby racing, Bismarck, July 1950
2014-P-038-00097 Soap Box Derby racing, Bismarck, July 1950
2014-P-038-00098 Soap Box Derby racing, Bismarck, July 1950
2014-P-038-00099 Motorcycle cop at Soap Box Derby racing on the Capitol grounds, Bismarck, July 1950
2014-P-038-00100 Soap Box Derby racing, Bismarck, July 1950
2014-P-038-00101 Soap box derby, Bismarck (N.D.) 1953
2014-P-038-00102 Soap box derby, Bismarck (N.D.) 1953 Glenn Sorlie at right
2014-P-038-00103 Soap box derby, Bismarck (N.D.) 1953

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