Title: Burleigh County Pioneers Association Records
Collection Number: MSS 10168
Quantity: 4.25 feet
Abstract: Records consist of minutes, minute books, rosters of charter members, resolutions, photographs, programs, histories, songs, financial records, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks documenting the association's pioneer members and historical events in Burleigh County, Teachers Registers (from Fort Rice that include attendance records, grades, records of library books and County Superintendent visits), and a magnetic audio reel of the Oahe Land Owners Association (Bismarck, ND) meeting regarding the Sibley Island Proposal (Corps of Engineers project).
To qualify for membership in the association, individuals had to either have been a resident of Dakota Territory (prior to October 1889) and have 25 years residence in Burleigh County; be a descendant of such qualified person; or must have married such qualified person or descendant thereof. The organization dissolved in 2003.
Provenance: The papers were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by J. B. Belk in January 1944. Additional material was added to the collection by Emma Swenson in 1996 and by Kate Hausauer in 2010. MSS 20628 (Bismarck Pioneer List) was added to the collection in September 2013. In February 2016, Doris Landerholm donated a minute book from 1952-2003.
Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to the collection.
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BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY
1 R. L. Polk & Co. directory of Bismarck, 1884 and 1885 (typed)
2 Minutes, membership list, proceedings and financial material of the Burleigh County Pioneer’s Park Association, and documentation of the purchase of Pioneer Park, ca. 1930-1936
3 Lists of deceased members, 1935-1942
4 Song lyrics that were sung at meetings
5 Printed material
6 Pioneer obituaries
7 Magnetic audio reel of the Oahe Land Owners Association (Bismarck, ND) meeting regarding the Sibley Island Proposal (Corps of Engineers project)
8 Early documents, ca. 1873-1907: meeting minutes, charter members and constitution (December 1873-May 1874), lists of Bismarck pioneers and young ladies of Bismarck, history of Bismarck questionnaire for a survey conducted by Herbert Clay Fish (SHSND) about the history of Bismarck in an effort to generate a list of early pioneers, and a genealogy of Mrs. Charlotte N. Taylor tracing her ancestry to Charlemagne
9 Minute book, 1952-2003
Box 2: Teachers Registers from Fort Rice that include attendance records, grades, records of
library books and County Superintendent visits, 1917-1946
Obituaries of Burleigh County Pioneers and historical events of Burleigh County: February 1984 – November 12, 1987
Obituaries of Burleigh County Pioneers and historical events of Burleigh County: May 1980 – March 1984
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