Title: State Historical Society. Historical Records Survey, Local Government Records Survey Files
Dates: ca. 1936-1942
Record Series: 30568
Quantity: 26 feet
Abstract:Series is arranged alphabetically by county and contains records survey forms, including ”The Volumes Form,” “The Volumes and Unbound Records Form,” and “The Printed Records Form.” The records survey forms provide record titles, volume, location, function, arrangement, and descriptions of contents. Some files include manuscript drafts of county guides, notes, maps, records inventories, and diagrams of records storage areas.
Provenance: The North Dakota State Archives acquired these records series through the auspices of the Historical Data Project, Professional and Service Division, Work Projects Administration, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota, ca.1936-1940.
Copyright: Public records are not subject to copyright restrictions, although record series may contain copyrighted material. Consideration of such copyrights is the responsibility of the author and publisher.
Access: These records are available for public inspection under provision of the North Dakota Century Code, 55-02.1-08.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the record group, series name and number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.
The North Dakota Historical Records Survey began in 1936 and was sponsored by the Division of Women’s and Professional Projects, Works Progress Administration, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota. The purpose of the survey was to “discover, preserve, and make accessible the basic materials on the history” of North Dakota. Records inventories were conducted for North Dakota counties, cities, townships, churches, social and fraternal organizations, newspapers, and the State of North Dakota. In addition the survey identified historical manuscripts, prepared transcripts of significant local government records, and assembled a listing of pre-1889 books, periodicals, and other printed materials available in North Dakota. Publications of the North Dakota Historical Records Survey include:
Inventory of the County Archives of Williams County, 1938
Abstract and Check List of Statutory Requirements for County Records, 1939
Bibliography of Theses Prepared at the University of North Dakota, 1940
Inventory of the County Archives of Golden Valley County, 1941
Inventory of the County Archives of Mercer County, 1941
Guise to Church Vital Statistics Records in North Dakota, 1942
Inventory of Federal Archives in the States No. 33, North Dakota, 1943
Box / Folder Inventory
Adams County-Barnes County
Barnes County-Benson County
Benson County-Bowman County
Bowman County-Burleigh County
Burleigh County-Cass County
Cass County-Divide County
Divide County-Dunn County
Emmons County-Foster County
Foster County-Grand Forks County
Grand Forks County-Griggs County
Griggs County-LaMoure County
LaMoure County-Logan County
Box 173 :
McHenry County-McLean County
McLean County-Mountrail County
Mountrail County-Ramsey County
Ramsey County-Richland County
Richland County-Sargent County
Sheridan County-Steele County
Towner County-Traill County
Walsh County-Ward County
Ward County-Wells County
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