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Manuscripts by Subject - Politics / Government - #10347

Title: North Dakota Republican Party

Dates: 1959-1982

Collection Number: 10347

Quantity: 6.25 feet and oversize

Abstract: Records consist of state convention files, correspondence, legislative candidate files, RNC files, selection of delegates files, election data, and campaign materials.

Provenance:
The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the North Dakota Republican Party Records from State Chairwoman Marlys Fleck in October 1983. David Gray prepared the inventory in 1983.

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.  Researcher 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.

SERIES DESCRIPTION


The North Dakota Republican Party Records consist of seven records series: State Convention Files, Correspondence, Legislative Candidates Files, Republican National Committee Files, Election Data, Miscellaneous Files, and Campaign Materials.

The State Convention Files date from 1959-1979, occupy two and a half feet, and are arranged chronologically. The files consist of convention proceedings and minutes (Republican State Central Committee, Republican Congressional Nominating Committee, staff meetings, regional meetings, and the Executive, Research, Publicity, Finance, and Organization Committees), agenda, by-laws, correspondence, notes, memoranda, budgets, news releases, schedules, rosters of delegates and candidates, endorsements, press conference statements, campaign materials, financial reports, registration forms, invoices, programs, newsletters, biographical sketches of candidates and delegates, seating charts, and party platforms. Most of the files document planning, arrangements, and proceedings of state conventions. Elements of the files deal with other subjects and activities not related to the state convention, including political rallies, administration, public relations, public issues, campaign strategies, and fundraising.

The Correspondence Files, 1968-1982, occupy one half foot and are arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The files document relations between the North Dakota Republican Party and various state or federal candidates and office holders. The files consist of letters, newsletters, notes, campaign materials, telegrams, newspaper clippings, biographical sketches of candidates and office holders, news releases, memoranda, and speeches relating primarily to political campaigns, public issues, and legislation.

The Legislative Candidates Files, 1972-1981, occupy one half foot, and are arranged chronologically. The files consist of correspondence, reports, directories, biographical sketches of candidates, news releases, notes, and memoranda. They document relations between the Party and candidates and office holders in the North Dakota Legislature and executive branch, as well as provide information concerning public issues, campaign strategies, and legislation.

The Republican National Committee Files, 1968-1979, occupy one half foot, and are arranged chronologically. The files document relations between the North Dakota Republican Party and the Republican National Committee and consist of correspondence, news releases, reports, memoranda, campaign materials, rosters, and party platforms. Most of the material deals with the selection of Republican National Committee delegates and political strategy.

Election Data, 1966-1980, measures one half foot, and is arranged chronologically. The data relates to analysis of the Republican voting record in the North Dakota Legislature and measuring Republican support on the local level. The files contain vote tabulations, reports, correspondence, budgets, and campaign plans.

The Miscellaneous Files, 1966-1982, are arranged by series. They include minutes, 1973-1980 (of various committees), New Voter Committee File, 1971-1972 (correspondence, memoranda, notes, news releases, and reports documenting the Committee’s efforts to recruit first time voters as Republican supporters), Get Out the Vote File, 1968-1976 (correspondence, memoranda, rosters, and notes documenting activities relating to voter registration and Republican support on the local level), and Republican Regional Workshop Files, 1969 (correspondence, rosters, agenda, registration materials, and minutes relating to political workshops concentrating on organization, public relations, and finance). Other materials include a scrapbook, Chairman’s procedure manual, Governor’s Club stationary, and a manuscript by Joseph C. Crawford, Upward Bound: The 1966 Republican Campaign in North Dakota, 1967.

Republican Campaign Materials, ca. 1970s-1980s, occupy one foot and are arranged by medium. This series consists of political posters, leaflets and brochures, bumper stickers, buttons, recorded political advertisements (audio and video cassettes) from the 1982 state and federal elections, and two slide trays containing 35mm slides from a 1972 Nixon re-election presentation.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Minutes 1859-1960
2 Minutes 1962
3 Minutes 1963
4 Minutes 1964
5 Convention Proceedings
6 Arrangements 1964
7 Minutes 1965
8 Convention Proceedings 1966
9 Minutes and Arrangements 1966
10 Minutes 1967-1968
11 Minutes 1968
12 Minutes 1968
13 Minutes 1968
14 Minutes 1968
15 Minutes 1968
16 Convention Proceedings 1968
17 Arrangements 1968
18 Arrangements 1968
19 Arrangements 1968
20 Arrangements 1968
21 Minutes 1969-1971
22 Arrangements 1969-1971
23 Arrangements 1969-1971
24 Arrangements 1970

Box 2:
1 Minutes 1972-1973
2 Arrangements 1972
3 Arrangements 1972
4 Arrangements 1972
5 Arrangements 1972
6 Arrangements 1972
7 Arrangements 1972
8 Delegate Lists 1972
9 Delegate Lists 1972
10 Minutes 1973
11 Arrangements 1973
12 Arrangements 1973
13 Minutes 1974
14 Arrangements 1974
15 Arrangements 1974
16 Arrangements 1974
17 Precinct Committeemen Rosters 1974
18 Minutes 1975-1976
19 Arrangements 1975-1976
20 Arrangements 1975-1976
21 Arrangements 1976
22 Arrangements 1976

Box 3:
1 Delegate Lists 1976
2 Delegate Lists 1976
3 Delegate Lists 1976
4 Memoranda and Reports File 1977
5 Minutes 1978
6 Memoranda and Reports File 1978
7 Memoranda and Reports File 1978
8 Arrangements 1978
9 Delegate Lists 1978
10 Delegate Lists 1978
11 Delegate Lists 1978
12 Memoranda and Reports 1979
13 Memoranda and Reports 1979

Correspondence Files
14 Mark Andrews 1968-1972
15 Mark Andrews 1972-1981
16 Richard Elkin 1970-1978
17 Gerald Ford 1972-1977
18 Thomas Kleppe 1972-1976
19 Allen Olson 1973-1978
20 John Sellie 1976-1981
21 Allan Young 1971-1977
22 Milton Young 1969-1972
23 Milton Young 1973-1982

Legislative Candidates File

Box 4:
1 1972
2 1972
3 1973-1974
4 1974-1975
5 1975-1976
6 1976
7 1976-1979
8 1976-1979
9 1978
10 1979
11 1980-1981

Republican National Committee Files

12 1968-1979
13 1970-1972
14 1970
15 1972
16 1972
17 1973
18 1974-1976
19 1975-1977
20 1975-1977

Box 5:
1 1976-1981
2 1978-1979

Election Data

3 1966
4 1966
5 1968
6 1968
7 1968
8 1969
9 1972, 1974
10 1976
11 1980

Miscellaneous Files

12 Minutes 1973-1980
13 New Voter Committee File 1971-1972
14 Get Out the Vote Files 1968-1976
15 Republican Regional Workshop File 1969
16 Republican Regional Workshop File 1969
17 Scrapbook 1966-1979
18 Chairman’s Procedure Manual 1971
19 State Convention Programs 1972-1982
20 Governor’s Club Materials n.d.
21 Upward Bound: the 1966 Republican Campaign in North Dakota

Republican Campaign Materials

22 ca. 1970s-1980s
23 ca. 1970s-1980s
24 ca. 1970s-1980s

Box 6:
1 ca. 1970s-1980s
2 ca. 1970s-1980s
3 ca. 1970s-1980s
4 ca. 1970s-1980s
5 ca. 1970s-1980s

Box 7: 1982

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