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Title: Frank A. Wenstrom Papers

Dates: 1927-2000

Collection Number: MSS 10474

Quantity: 9.25 feet

Abstract: Papers consist of Wenstrom’s files relating to service as President of the 1971-1972 Constitutional Convention, Lieutenant Governor Wenstrom’s 1964 visit to the World’s Fair, his involvement with the ND Silver Haired Legislature (SHL), Silver Haired Assembly (SHA), and Silver Haired Education Association (SHEA), and personal and organizational material.
Included are committee minutes and reports, correspondence, memos, notes, newsletters, journals, programs, publications, letters, speeches, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Provenance: The collection was donated by Frank A. Wenstrom January 30, 1986.
Additional material was donated by Mrs. Wenstrom in 1999 and by Mark McGinley, executor of the Wenstrom estate in 2008. Jim Ryen, of the Williams County Historical Society/Frontier Museum, donated additional material in May 2010. The finding aid was compiled by Emily J. Ergen in May 2010.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Frank A. Wenstrom was born July 27, 1903, to James A. and Annie (Kringstad) Wenstrom at Dover in Wells County, ND. He attended grade school in the Bilodeau School District, Wells County, and graduated from Carrington High School. Wenstrom then began his career in the oil business. He married Mary Esther Pickett on June 10, 1938, in Carrington. They moved to Williston, and Wenstrom continued in the oil business until 1943.

Wenstrom managed the Williston Chamber of Commerce, 1945-1951, and worked at the First National Bank in Williston from 1951-1960. He served as executive officer of Northwestern Federal Savings and Loan Association of Williston from 1964-1968. From 1957-1960 and from 1967-1986, Wenstrom served in the ND Senate from District 1. From 1963 to 1964, Wenstrom served as 28th Lieutenant Governor of ND under William L. Guy. In 1970, Wenstrom was elected delegate to the 1971-1972 ND Constitutional Convention, and was elected President (or Chairman) of the Convention in 1971.

Wenstrom was a member of the University of North Dakota (UND) Foundation board of directors from 1965 to 1997 and received the Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from UND in 1990. He was the first non-lawyer to receive the Upper Missouri Bar Association Distinguished Service Award in May 1991. Wenstrom was a member of the Salvation Army Board of Advisers, Rotary Club, First Union Church, Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Red Cross of Constantine, KEM Temple and Elks Lodge. Frank A. Wenstrom died in Williston May 12, 1997.

Sources:

Bismarck Tribune, May 12, 1997
Frank A. Wenstrom Papers. MSS 10474. North Dakota State Archives.

BOX/FOLDER INVENTORY

OVERSIZE
Needle Arts magazine, 1930
Frank and Esther Wenstrom Appreciation Day clipping from Williston Herald, September 9, 1982
1992 Republican National Convention official photographs
Certificate, appointment to Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Aide-de-Camp in the Alabama State Militia, August 3, 1977

OVERSIZE
1950-1957 scrapbook

BOX 1
1 Constitutional Convention, 1971
2 Constitutional Convention, 1971 (continued)
3 Constitutional Convention, 1971 (continued)
4 Constitutional Convention, 1971 (continued)
5 Constitutional Convention, 1971 (continued)
6 Constitutional Convention, 1971 (continued)
7 Constitutional Convention, 1971 (continued)
8 Constitutional Convention, 1971 (continued)
9 Constitutional Convention, 1971 (continued)
10 Constitutional Convention calendar, 1971
11 Constitutional Convention and miscellaneous, books
12 Constitutional Convention audit, 1973-1975
13 Constitutional Convention bills introduced, 1972
14 Constitutional Convention bills introduced, 1972 (continued)
15 Salient Issues of Constitutional Revision, National Municipal League, 1967
16 Farmers Union, Union Farmer (constitutional convention), 1971-1972

BOX 2
1 Constitutional Convention, publicity campaign, 1963-1972
2 Constitutional Convention, labor objections, 1972
3 Constitutional Convention, Fargo and letters to the editor, 1972
4 Public School financing (California and Texas) (Serrano vs. Priest), 1972
5 Constitutional Convention, letters, 1972
6 Constitutional Convention, 1974
7 Constitutional Convention, 1972
8 Constitutional Convention, constitutions, 1967-1972
9 Constitutional Convention, mixed material, 1971-1973
10 Constitutional Convention, Wenstrom speech to Grenora School, 1974
11 Constitutional Convention, books, 1973
12 Constitutional Convention, miscellaneous correspondence, 1971-1972
13 Constitutional Convention, miscellaneous correspondence, 1971-1972 (continued)
14 Constitutional Convention, miscellaneous correspondence, 1971-1972
(continued)
15 Constitutional Convention, staff and Attorney General opinions, 1972
16 Williston Community Hotel Company, stockholders, 1972
17 Letters for Constitutional Convention in Bismarck, 1971
18 Constitutional Convention, letters and publications, 1971-1972
19 Letters to answer, 1951-1969
20 Information for staff, Fargo Forum (Constitutional Convention)
21 Extension Department, Farm Bureau (Constitutional Convention), 1972
22 Governor Guy - correspondence and other information (Constitutional Convention), 1972
23 ND State Planning Commission (Constitutional Convention), 1972
24 Miscellaneous personal correspondence (some Constitutional Convention), 1972
25 Personal, letters and publications, 1969-1971
26 League of Women Voters (Constitutional Convention), 1971
27 House Bills 1033 and 1484 (Constitutional Convention), 1971
28 HUD - Senator Young, Delegate Byrne, etc. (Constitutional Convention), 1971
29 Statewide meetings and correspondence (Constitutional Convention), 1971
30 Executive Director applications (Constitutional Convention), 1971
31 Constitutional Convention calendar and publications, 1971

BOX 3
1 Constitutional Convention, newsletter, 1971-1972
2 Constitutional Convention, final drafts and reports (Executive and Legislative functions), 1971
3 Constitutional Convention, final drafts and reports (Finance and taxation; Judicial functions and political subdivisions), 1971
4 Constitutional Convention, final drafts and reports (Preamble, Bill of rights and suffrage), 1971
5 Constitutional Convention, final drafts and reports (Education, resources and public lands), 1971
6 Constitutional Convention, 1971
7 Constitutional Convention, 1971 (continued)
8 Constitutional Convention, 1971 (continued)
9 Constitutional Convention, correspondence and miscellaneous, 1971
10 Constitutional Convention, miscellaneous, 1971
11 Constitutional Convention, miscellaneous, 1971 (continued)
12 Constitutional Convention, miscellaneous, 1971 (continued)
13 Constitutional Convention, miscellaneous, 1971 (continued)

BOX 4
1 Bills and resolutions, 1980
2 Silver-Haired Legislative Assembly (SHL) resolutions, 1980
3 Aging Network-SHEA 1985 & "evaluation," 1985
4 SHL, general, AARP, 1984
5 Steering Committee minutes, 1981-1982
6 Silver-Haired Assembly (SHA) Committee Chairman appointments and letters, 1980, 1982, 1984
7 Insurance: SHIBA, 1984
8 Mill Levy allocations, 1984
9 Miscellaneous materials, 1985
10 SHA, 1984
11 SHL journals, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Days, 1980
12 Civics for Seniors, 1984
13 Rules SHA, 1985-1987
14 Material from desk, 1984
15 Property Tax Circuit Breakers, 1975
16 SHL, journal and report on bills, 1982
17 SHL, 1984
18 SHL, Larry Brewster, 1984
19 SHL, Frank Wenstrom Files (letters), 1980
20 AARP convention, New Orleans, 1982
21 Bills, 1984
22 Vivian Rask, 1984
23 SHA letters, 1984
24 Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Bill 2276, 1985
25 Resolutions, 1984
26 Extra bills and resolutions, 1984
27 Instructions for session leaders, 1984
28 Financial information, Carrington meeting, 1989
29 SHA: answers to questions, 1983-1984
30 Aging Network, 1984
31 SHL committees and committee chairmen, 1980-1982
32 SHL notes, journals, 1980 session, 1980
33 SHL Steering Committee, November 1983
34 SHL Steering Committee, HELP, 1982 Evaluation Report on SHL, 1982
35 SHL Bills and other material, 1982
36 Committees and Chairman, Desk Force, 1986
37 Letter file on Steering Committee appointments, 1988
38 Steering Committees; Past Committees miscellaneous information, 1988
39 SHL 1988 bills to legislature, 1988
40 Senate bill 2278, 1988
41 Living legislators 1988 SHL legislators, 1988
42 "Influencing the legislative process," NRTA-AARP workbook, 1980
43 Letters from SHEA office, 1986
44 SHL, phone numbers, 1980
45 State Bar Association of ND News Media Guide, January 1981

BOX 5
1 The Beginning: SH Education/SHA and Aging Network of ND, 1979-1982
2 Legislative summary 1993
3 SHL: By-laws, meetings, schedule proposal, 1979-1980
4 SHA Delegates and bills, resolutions, 1985
5 1988 rules, NDSHA constitution and by-laws, 1988
6 Frank Wenstrom, 1989-1990
7 Legislative Process, Frank Wenstrom 1975 session (special talk), 1975
8 1986 workshop, Bismarck, ND, 1986
9 Weekly update, action on specific House bills, 1989
10 Special information: Gramm-Hollings-Rudman, various minutes, SHL bills passed
in 1985 session: Senior Dent Facts: Health Care-Silver Eagle - Outline of Long Term Care by Tangedahl, 1985
11 Mill Levy: Senate Bill 2246, 1987
12 Senate Bills: 2276, 2277, 2278, 1985
13 Silver-Haired Education Association (SHEA) and Aging Network of North Dakota (ANND)-SHEA meetings, 1982
14 Senate Bills and resolutions 1982
15 Search Committee SHL, 1991
16 Governor's Council on Aging, "Making needs known" (Wenstrom speech), and other material, 1978
17 Debate and protocol, plurality-majority two-thirds vote, 1971
18 Letters about tally sheets, 1988
19 Ralph Erickstad biography, n.d.
20 SHA rules, n.d.
21 Committee on Commission FAW Chairman, 1988
22 Letters after new director and letters pertaining to 1989 Elections, 1989
23 Delegate Lists, 1989
24 "Knowing Your Rights: A Guide to North Dakota Senior Citizens Legal Rights" (handbook) by Darlene Weber, n.d.
25 "Silver Haired Legislature: A Model for Senior Legislative Advocacy" by Mary Lou Goeke and Jon B. Wolfe, 1984
26 Resolutions, journals, some bills, 1986
27 Legislative Council, Legislators and 1985 Committees, 1985, 1987
28 SHA 1984 session, 1984
29 SHL 1988 session information, 1988
30 Aging Network Council and SHL Steering Committee, 1980-1982
31 State Plan for Aging: Issued By Governor Sinner, 1985
32 1987 SHA Elections, 1987
33 1988 Bills and resolutions received from Council, 1988
34 SHL Bills of special interest, 1985
35 Letters, Steering Committee reports, miscellaneous, 1985-1986
36 Fund Raising Letter and Issue Committee meeting, 1988
37 List of SHA members by terms, 1985-1987

BOX 6
1 SHL issues, 1988-1989
2 World's Fair, NY, 1964
3 Remarks by Lieutenant Governor Frank A. Wenstrom, North Dakota Day, World's Fair, NY, May 21, 1964
4 SHL miscellaneous, 1979-1989
5 SHL miscellaneous, 1987-1989
6 Bills, 1992
7 Speeches, 1964, 1970s
8 Speech material
9 Invitations and programs, 1980s
10 History of the legislature, 1993
11 ND Republican convention programs, 1996, 2000
12 UND Honorary Doctorate Degree, 1990
13 Funeral Service Program, 1997
14 Articles and Stories
15 JC Penney News, 1927, 1967, 1971
16 Forbes Magazine - Quotable Quotes, 1950-1960s
17 Noted North Dakotans, History of New Town
18 Williams County Historical Society
19 ND history - early days
20 History of the Peace Gardens
21 Interview with Wenstrom, Prairie Winds magazine, Williston's Individualized Network of Gifted Students, Williston, ND, 1986
22 Newspaper clippings, 1963, 1990s
23 Stories/history articles, ND
24 Patriotic clippings/stories

BOX 7 (for individual photograph descriptions, see below)
1 Publications, ND government, Where Your Governors Live, miscellaneous, 1971
2 Upper Missouri Valley Fair parade ribbon, n.d.
3 Resolutions honoring service, memorial, 1986, 1999
4 Medora Musical cassette
5 "Prayer of a Homemaker," by Lydia Jackson
6 Sketch of ND State Capitol, by Nellie Solberg, 1980
7 Autographed 8-track tape of Myron Floren's polkas
8 1940s-1950s scrapbook (personal and professional)
9 1940s-1950s scrapbook (personal and professional) (continued) (photos 10474-01 - 10474-05)
OVERSIZE 1950-1957 scrapbook (at end of collection)
10 1959-1960 Legislative session scrapbook (photos 10474-06 - 10474-10)
11 1967-1969 Legislative session scrapbook (photos 10474-11 - 10474-16)
12 1967-1969 Legislative session scrapbook (continued) (photos 10474-17 - 10474-19)
13 1967-1969 Legislative session scrapbook (continued) (photos 10474-20 - 10474-22)
14 1971 Constitutional convention (and Legislative session) scrapbook (photos 10474-23 - 10474-24)
15 1971 Constitutional convention (and Legislative session) scrapbook (continued)

BOX 8 (for individual photograph descriptions, see below)
1 1972 Constitutional convention (and Legislative session) scrapbook
2 1972 Constitutional convention (and Legislative session) scrapbook (continued)
3 1972 Constitutional convention (and Legislative session) scrapbook (continued)
4 1972 Constitutional convention (and Legislative session) scrapbook (continued)
5 1973 Legislative session scrapbook
6 1973 Legislative session scrapbook (continued) (photos 10474-25 - 10474-26)
7 1974-1975 scrapbook (legislative and miscellaneous)
8 1974-1975 scrapbook (legislative and miscellaneous) (continued) (photos 10474-27 - 10474-31)
9 1978-1979 scrapbook (legislative, Masonic, SHL) (photos 10474-32 - 10474-36)
10 1978-1979 scrapbook (legislative, Masonic, SHL) (continued) (photos 10474-37 - 10474-46)
11 1982-1983 scrapbook (legislative) (photos 10474-47 - 10474-69)
12 1990s scrapbook (photos 10474-70 - 10474-71)
13 1990s scrapbook (continued) (photos 10474-72 - 10474-73)

BOX 9 (for individual photograph descriptions, see below)
1 Inauguration of Governor Guy, 1963 (photos 10474-74 - 10474-79)
2 Frank Wenstrom portraits, ca 1972 (photos 10474-80 - 10474-82)
3 Constitutional Convention, 1971-1972 (photos 10474-83 - 10474-140)
4 Commercial photographs (mass produced), Ed and Nancy Schafer, Ronald Reagan on horse at ranch, 1985 & n.d.

Photographs
Box 7, Folder 9
10474-01 Wenstrom with four unidentified men, between 1940-1959
10474-02 Wenstrom with six unidentified men, between 1940-1959
10474-03 Two unidentified men, between 1940-1959
10474-04 Unidentified man, between 1940-1959
10474-05 Unidentified man, between 1940-1959

Box 7, Folder 10
10474-06 1960 Presidential campaign, Vice President Nixon and Mrs. Nixon arrive at
Sloulin International Airport during visit to American Legion convention, Williston, ND, June 20, 1960 (pictured are Arley Bjella, Bev Bjella, Frank Wenstrom, Esther Wenstrom, and Mrs. Nixon) (Artice Portrait Studio, Williston, ND)
10474-07 1960 Presidential campaign, Vice President Nixon and Mrs. Nixon arrive at
Sloulin International Airport during visit to American Legion convention, Williston, ND, June 20, 1960 (pictured are Governor Davis, Pauline Davis, Vice President Nixon, Mrs. Nixon, and Frank Wenstrom) (Artice Portrait Studio, Williston, ND)
10474-08 1960 Presidential campaign, Vice President Nixon and Mrs. Nixon arrive at
Sloulin International Airport during visit to American Legion convention, Williston, ND, June 20, 1960 (pictured are Frank Wenstrom, Vice President Nixon, and Mrs. Nixon) (Artice Portrait Studio, Williston, ND)
10474-09 Unidentified group (with Frank Wenstrom), probably during Vice President Nixon's 1960 Presidential campaign in Williston, ND, June 20, 1960 (Artice Portrait Studio, Williston, ND)
10474-10 Frank and M. Esther Wenstrom at dinner, might be Wenstrom Appreciation Night November 2, 1960 at the Plainsman Hotel, Williston, ND

Box 7, Folder 11
10474-11 Rotary Club portrait (probably Williston club), members identified on back, June 6, 1966
10474-12 Republican District Convention, June 16, 1966 (left to right: Herman Schmitz, Frank Wenstrom, John David Lodge, Mrs. Lodge, Bob Peterson) (Artice Portrait Studio, Williston, ND)
10474-13 Wenstrom and legislators on senate floor during hearing, 1967 (photo by W. P.
Sebens, Ex. Sec. ND State Soil Conservation Committee)
10474-14 Wenstrom and legislators on senate floor during hearing, 1967 (photo by W. P.
Sebens, Ex. Sec. ND State Soil Conservation Committee)
10474-15 Senate Appropriations Committee group photograph, 1967 (members are identified on accompanying piece of paper)
10474-16 Angie Stein, Secretary of Appropriations Committee, 1967

Box 7, Folder 12
10474-17 Alec Rawitscher and Frank Wenstrom, downtown Williston, 1967
10474-18 United States Savings and Loan Legislative league, Washington, D.C., 1968
(Vince Finnigan & Associates, Planned Photography) (left to right around table: Unidentified, unidentified, Senator Quentin Burdick, Donald T. Nicklawsky, unidentified, Frank Wenstrom (standing), Senator Milton Young, John Aalsma (standing), unidentified, unidentified, Paul Bridston)
10474-19 United States Savings and Loan Legislative league, Washington, D.C., 1968
(Vince Finnigan & Associates, Planned Photography) (left to right around table: Unidentified, Senator Quentin Burdick, Frank Wenstrom, Senator Milton Young, John Aalsma, unidentified, Paul Bridston, unidentified)

Box 7, Folder 13
10474-20 Order of the Eastern Star officers (Williston chapter?) group portrait (officers are
identified on accompanying piece of paper), 1968 (Artice Portrait Studio, Williston, ND)
10474-21 State Firemen's Convention, Bottineau, ND, large group portrait, probably June 5,
1963
10474-22 State Firemen's Convention, Bottineau, ND, group in automobile, probably June 5, 1963

Box 7, Folder 14
10474-23 Constitutional Committee meeting, April 1971, Agnes Geelan, President Frank
Wenstrom, Vice President William Pearce, Joseph Byrne. Photograph taken by second Vice President, Stanley Saugstad. At this meeting, the Chairman and Vice Chairman are being picked for the various committees
10474-24 Constitutional Committee meeting, April 1971, Agnes Geelan, President Frank
Wenstrom, Vice President William Pearce, Joseph Byrne. Photograph taken by second Vice President, Stanley Saugstad. At this meeting, the Chairman and Vice Chairman are being picked for the various committees

Box 8, Folder 6
10474-25 1973 Legislative session, Frank and M. Esther Wenstrom
10474-26 1973 Legislative session, Frank Wenstrom and Jack Coughlin

Box 8, Folder 8
10474-27 Probably legislators' wives St. Patrick's Day party, Western Village (Minot? ND),
March 5, 1975?
10474-28 Probably legislators' wives St. Patrick's Day party, Western Village (Minot? ND),
March 5, 1975?
10474-29 Probably legislators' wives St. Patrick's Day party, Western Village (Minot? ND),
March 5, 1975?
10474-30 Dave and Marge Neiberg (sp?) family, Jamestown, 197?
10474-31 Senator Jerome Walsh and Senator Frank A. Wenstrom hang portrait of Abraham Lincoln, 1975 legislative session, Bismarck, ND

Box 8, Folder 9
10474-32 Governor Art Link with legislators and Wenstrom, might be approving 1976 judicial article, signed November 21, 1978
10474-33 Opening day of legislative session, Myron Oscar Solberg and Frank Wenstrom,
January 3, 1979
10474-34 North Dakota senators' names on board in senate chamber and gavel, 1979
10474-35 Governor's reception, inauguration of Governor Art Link, January 3, 1979, Major Holly and Frank and Esther Wenstrom
10474-36 Governor's reception, inauguration of Governor Art Link, January 3, 1979, Major Holly and Frank and Esther Wenstrom

Box 8, Folder 10
10474-37 Frank Wenstrom presiding over the North Dakota Silver Haired Legislature, 1980
10474-38 Frank Wenstrom presiding over the North Dakota Silver Haired Legislature, 1980
10474-39 Legislators at Camp Grafton (Legislators' Day?), left to right: Senator Frank
Wenstrom, Senator Liveton (sp?), Representative Oscar Solberg, and unidentified, June 1978
10474-40 Legislators at Camp Grafton (Legislators' Day?), in group are Charles Scofield,
Olaf Opedahl, Senator George Rait (sp?), Senator Frank Wenstrom, and Representative Dean Winkjer, June 1978
10474-41 Legislators at Camp Grafton (Legislators' Day?), in group are Charles Scofield, Olaf Opedahl, Senator George Rait (sp?), Senator Frank Wenstrom, and Representative Dean Winkjer, June 1978
10474-42 Legislators at Camp Grafton (Legislators' Day?), in group are Charles Scofield,
Olaf Opedahl, Senator George Rait (sp?), Senator Frank Wenstrom, and Representative Dean Winkjer, June 1978
10474-43 Legislators at Camp Grafton (Legislators' Day?), Anne Powers and Frank Wenstrom, June 1978
10474-44 Frank Wenstrom greeting two friends while exiting airplane (Legislators' Day?), Camp Grafton, June 1978
10474-45 Legislators viewing demonstration at Camp Grafton (Legislators' Day?), June 1978
10474-46 Legislators viewing demonstration at Camp Grafton (Legislators' Day?), June 1978

Box 8, Folder 11
10474-47 Frank Wenstrom presiding as Master of Masonic Lodge, ca 1982-1983
10474-48 Escorting elected state officials, 1983 Joint Session and Inaugural Reception,
Representative Carlisa Mushik, Senator Frank Wenstrom, January 4, 1983
10474-49 Frank Wenstrom waves goodbye to Santa Claus, December 25, 1982
10474-50 Appropriations Committee meeting, Stella Fritzell (Grand Forks), Russell Shane
(Share?) (Vice Chairman), Evan Lips (Chairman), Frank Wenstrom (Williston), Bismarck, 1983
10474-51 Governor Allen I. Olson signing House Bill 1314, seated, left to right: Representative Serenus Hoffner, Governor Olson, Representative Brynhild Haugland; standing, left to right: Senator Evan Lips, Senator Frank Wenstrom, Representative Joe Pelier, March 7, 1983 (signed by Olson)

10474-52 Governor Allen I. Olson signing Senate Bill 2073, seated, left to right: Senator
Frank Wenstrom, Governor Olson, Senator Floyd Stromme; standing, left to right: Representative Charles Mertens, Senator Harvey Talleckson, 1983 (signed by Olson)
10474-53 Governor Allen I. Olson signing unidentified bill, surrounded by legislators, 1983
(signed by Olson)
10474-54 Six Lieutenant Governors reunion, standing left to right: Wayne G. Sanstead
(Minot, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979), Richard F. Larson (1969, 1971), Charles Tighe (Bismarck, 1965, 1967), Frank A. Wenstrom (Williston, 1963-1964), and Orville W. Hagen (1961 session); seated: Ernest M. Sands (1981-1983), February 16, 1983 (signed by Sands)
10474-55 Six Lieutenant Governors reunion, standing left to right: Ernest M. Sands, Wayne
G. Sanstead, Richard F. Larson, Charles Tighe, Frank A. Wenstrom, and Orville W. Hagen, February 16, 1983 (signed by Sands)
10474-56 Six Lieutenant Governors reunion, standing left to right: Orville W. Hagen, Frank
A. Wenstrom, Charles Tighe, Richard F. Larson, Wayne G. Sanstead, Ernest M. Sands, February 16, 1983
10474-57 Six Lieutenant Governors reunion, standing left to right: Ernest M. Sands, Wayne
G. Sanstead, Richard F. Larson, Charles Tighe, Frank A. Wenstrom, Orville W. Hagen, February 16, 1983
10474-58 Governor Allen I. Olson with Senator Frank Wenstrom, 1983 (signed by Olson)
10474-59 Legislators' Day, Senator Frank Wenstrom and others at Camp Grafton, 1983
10474-60 Legislators' Day, Senator Frank Wenstrom and others at Camp Grafton, 1983
10474-61 Senate Chambers, 1983
10474-62 Group at Caucus dinner, left to right, seated: Esther Wenstrom, Senator Vasper,
LeRoy Erickson, Alice Olson, Orville Schindler, 1983
10474-63 Senator Beruche's (sp?) birthday, Senator Frank Wenstrom, Senator Gratberg
(Valley City) Senator Chester Reaten, 1983
10474-64 Recognition of Chester Nelson, Council of Five, left to right: Senator Frank Wenstrom, George Clement (Bismarck, from Council of Five), Senator Eva Siss (Bismarck), Senator Bryce Streibel (Fessenden), ca 1983
10474-65 Senate Appropriations Committee, front left to right: Frank Wenstrom, Stella
Fritzell; back row, left to right: Evan Lips, Russ Thore, unidentified secretary, 1983
10474-66 Legislators' Day, Senator Frank Wenstrom and others at Camp Grafton, 1983
10474-67 Senate Appropriations Committee, among group are: Larry Issak, Frank Wenstrom, Jens Tennefar, Harvey Zollachson, Walsh, Bryce Streible, Stella Fritzell, Gary Nelson, Malcolm, Zeveeten, Grotberg, Nooden, Stromme, Hergard, Evan Lips, Russell Lane, and Chester Nelson, 1983

10474-68 Republican Legislators' wives, presenting wheelchair purchased to Governor Olson for use in the Capitol, from left to right: Jane Moore, Lela Erickson, Lola Hanson, Jean Trunefos, Marlene Gorden, Sandy Hughes, June Irveaten (sp?), Phyllis Vorper, Connie Nusholas, Julie (?) Adams, Mary Lou Retzer, Esther Wenstrom, Adaline Schindler, Lorrine Rice, Alice Miller, Betty Thore, Governor Olson, Al Lick (left to right order may be approximate), 1983
10474-69 Masonic Grand Lodge officers portrait, Wenstrom standing far right, 1982

Box 8, Folder 12
10474-70 Frank Wenstrom receives Williston Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award, May 6, 1991
10474-71 Frank Wenstrom receives North Dakota Community Leadership Award, presented by Patty Hanson, Director of the Greater North Dakota Association for Outstanding Community Service and Leadership, 1992

Box 8, Folder 13
10474-72 Tree planting ceremony dedicated to Governor Art Link, Governor George Sinner with shovel, Alexander Mayor Joe Weber (with head down), Alexander, ND, September 30, 1992
10474-73 "Elect Frank A. Wenstrom State Senator 45th Legislative District November 6"
post card, Independent Citizens Committee for Frank Wenstrom, 1956

Box 9, Folder 1
10474-74 Governor William L. Guy inauguration, the Grand March, left to right: General
Melhouse, Mrs. (Jean) Guy, Governor William L. Guy, Esther Wenstrom, Lieutenant Governor Frank Wenstrom, unidentified, 1963
10474-75 Governor William L. Guy inauguration, the Grand March, left to right: Stan Sangstad, General Melhouse, Mrs. (Jean) Guy, Governor William L. Guy, Esther Wenstrom, Lieutenant Governor Frank Wenstrom, 1963
10474-76 Governor William L. Guy inauguration, Lieutenant Governor Frank Wenstrom with gavel at the podium, 1963
10474-77 Governor William L. Guy inauguration, Lieutenant Governor Frank Wenstrom at the podium, Secretary of State Ben Meier on far left (looking to his right), Judge James Morris, and Governor William L. Guy, 1963
10474-78 Governor William L. Guy inauguration, unidentified priest swearing in Governor Guy, left to right are Judge James Morris, Governor William L. Guy, unidentified (in background), unidentified priest, and Frank Wenstrom, 1963
10474-79 Legislative wives' tea at Governor's Mansion, left to right: Mrs. Ole Breum, Mrs.
Wenstrom, Mrs. Walter Christenson, Mrs. Otto Hauf (Max), Bismarck, ND, 1963

Box 9, Folder 2
10474-80 Senator Frank A. Wenstrom portrait, ca 1972
10474-81 Senator Frank A. Wenstrom portrait, ca 1972
10474-82 Frank A. Wenstrom, President, Constitutional Convention, in seat, ca 1972

Box 9, Folder 3
10474-83 Delegates elect called to order by Governor William L. Guy, opening of the
organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-84 Prayer offered by Reverend James M. Butler (pastor of First Presbyterian Church
of Bismarck, ND), opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, standing left to right: Governor Guy, Judge Alvin C. Strutz (Chief Justice ND Supreme Court), Secretary of State Ben Meier, Butler, and Reverend William F. Garvin (Cathedral of the Holy Spirit of Bismarck), April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-85 Secretary of State Ben Meier reading names of the duly elected delegates, opening
of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, seated left to right: Reverend James M. Butler (First Presbyterian Church of Bismarck), Judge Alvin C. Strutz (Chief Justice ND Supreme Court), Governor Guy (at desk), Barbara King (Secretary of the Convention), Art McKinney (Aide to Governor Guy), and Roy Gilbreath (Chief Clerk), April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-86 Governor Guy making the charge to the Convention delegates, opening of the
organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, seated left to right: Reverend James M. Butler (First Presbyterian Church of Bismarck), Judge Alvin C. Strutz (Chief Justice ND Supreme Court), and Ben Meier (Secretary of State), April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-87 Nominees for office of President of the Constitutional Convention addressing the
assembly, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, left to right, seated: Stan Saugstad (Minot), Roland Meidinger (Jamestown), Governor Guy, William Pearce (Bismarck), Frank A. Wenstrom at rostrum. Clara Wendt (Bismarck, page appointed for the planning session), desk directly in front of the rostrum, left to right: Barbara King (Secretary), Art McKinney, Roy Gilbreath (Chief Clerk), the head just showing left of the clerks rostrum, Judge Ralph Erikstad, Supreme Court Justice, appointed temporary Parliamentarian, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-88 Tellers appointed by Governor Guy for counting votes for President of the
Constitutional Convention, facing camera, left to right: George Longmire, Joe Byrne, and Esky Solberg, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-89 Counting of votes for President of Constitutional Convention, opening of the
organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-90 Roland Meidinger (Jamestown) congratulating newly elected President Frank A.
Wenstrom, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-91 At the close of the third ballot, Governor Guy announced that delegate Frank A.
Wenstrom was the duly elected President of the Constitutional Convention, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-92 Governor Guy appointed delegates to escort newly elected President Frank A.
Wenstrom to the rostrum; delegates left to right: Mrs. Frank Jestrab (Williston), Mrs. Bea Peterson (New England), C. Warner Litten (Fargo) and William Kelsch (Mandan), opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-93 Governor Guy presenting gavel to President Wenstrom, the gavel was made by the
Blind School at Devils Lake, ND, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-94 President Wenstrom delivering acceptance speech, opening of the organizational
session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-95 President Wenstrom delivering acceptance speech, opening of the organizational
session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-96 President Wenstrom talking with Governor William L. Guy, opening of the
organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-97 President Wenstrom delivering his acceptance speech, seated in back of Governor
Guy, at the desk just in front of the rostrum, left to right: Barbara King (Secretary), Art McKinney (Governor's Office), Roy Gilbreath (Chief Clerk), Ralph Erikstad (Supreme Court Justice), unidentified, newsmen at the front desk: unidentified, Phil Mathews, Fargo Forum, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-98 Delegates to the ND Constitutional Convention seated in the House Chamber in
the ND State Capitol, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, Bismarck, ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-99 Delegates to the ND Constitutional Convention seated in the House Chamber in
the ND State Capitol, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, Bismarck, ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-100 The Governor's 1971 Band of Mandan, ND, presented a concert in Memorial Hall
prior to the call to order of the Constitutional Convention, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, Bismarck, ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-101 The Governor's 1971 Band of Mandan, ND, presented a concert in Memorial Hall
prior to the call to order of the Constitutional Convention, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, Bismarck, ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-102 The Governor's 1971 Band of Mandan, ND, presented a concert in Memorial Hall
prior to the call to order of the Constitutional Convention, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, Bismarck, ND, April 6, 1971 (taken by the National Guard)
10474-103 Governor Guy presenting President Frank A. Wenstrom the gavel made by the
North Dakota School for the Deaf. There were two made and Governor Guy received one, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (Bismarck Tribune photo?)
10474-104 Governor Guy presenting President Frank A. Wenstrom the gavel made by the
North Dakota School for the Deaf. There were two made and Governor Guy received one, opening of the organizational session of the Second Constitutional Convention of the State of ND, April 6, 1971 (Bismarck Tribune photo?)
10474-105 North Dakota Constitution Convention Plenary Session opening program, call to
order, President Frank Wenstrom, January 3, 1972 (signed by Governor Bill Guy)
10474-106 President Frank A. Wenstrom and First Vice president William Pierce on opening
day of the session, January 3, 1972
10474-107 President Frank A. Wenstrom opening the Session of the Constitutional
Convention of the State of ND, January 3, 1972 (Minot Daily News photo?)
10474-108 Photograph of some Constitutional Convention delegates, signed on the back, ca.
1972
10474-109 Constitutional Convention delegate C. Warner Litten (left) and President Frank
A. Wenstrom (right), 1972
10474-110 Constitutional Convention delegates light-up voting board by name, ca. 1972
(North Dakota Army National Guard photo)
10474-111 Presentation of the proposed new State Constitution of ND to Secretary of State
Ben Meier, by the Constitutional Convention President, Frank A. Wenstrom, March 3, 1972
10474-112 Delegates to the ND Constitutional Convention seated in the House Chamber in
the ND State Capitol, Bismarck, ND, January 3, 1972
10474-113 Delegates to the ND Constitutional Convention seated in the House Chamber in
the ND State Capitol, Bismarck, ND, January 3, 1972
10474-114 Delegates to the ND Constitutional Convention seated in the House Chamber in
the ND State Capitol, Bismarck, ND, January 3, 1972
10474-115 Delegates to the ND Constitutional Convention seated in the House Chamber in
the ND State Capitol, Bismarck, ND, January 3, 1972
10474-116 Delegates to the ND Constitutional Convention seated in the House Chamber in
the ND State Capitol, Bismarck, ND, 1971 or 1972
10474-117 Delegates to the ND Constitutional Convention seated in the House Chamber in
the ND State Capitol, Bismarck, ND, 1971 or 1972
10474-118 President Frank Wenstrom at podium, might be counting votes, March 3, 1972?
(the same day as the presentation of the proposed new State Constitution of ND to Secretary of State Ben Meier)
10474-119 Constitutional Convention delegate wives, left to right: Arlene (Mrs. Ralph)
Christensen, Cecilia (Mrs. Clarence) Rude, Mrs. Gail Hernett, Esther (Mrs. Frank) Wenstrom, probably in the ND State Capitol, Bismarck, ND, February 17, 1972
10474-120 Constitutional Convention delegate wives "fun time," might be in the ND State
Capitol, Bismarck, ND, 1972?
10474-121 Constitutional Convention delegate wives "fun time," might be in the ND State
Capitol, Bismarck, ND, 1972?
10474-122 John Dwyer, Barbara King, 30th day of Constitutional Convention, House Chamber, ND State Capitol, Bismarck, ND, February 17, 1972
10474-123 Mrs. Hernett and other Constitutional Convention delegate wives at the Patterson Hotel, Bismarck, ND, 1972?
10474-124 Mrs. Hernett and other Constitutional Convention delegate wives at the Patterson Hotel, Bismarck, ND, 1972?
10474-125 Mrs. Hernett and other Constitutional Convention delegate wives at the Patterson Hotel, Bismarck, ND, 1972?
10474-126 No-host luncheon, Constitutional Convention delegate wives at the Elks Club,
Bismarck, ND, 1972?
10474-127 No-host luncheon, Constitutional Convention delegate wives at the Elks Club,
Bismarck, ND, 1972?
10474-128 No-host luncheon, Constitutional Convention delegate wives at the Elks Club,
Bismarck, ND, 1972?
10474-129 No-host luncheon, Constitutional Convention delegate wives at the Elks Club,
Bismarck, ND, 1972?
10474-130 No-host luncheon, Constitutional Convention delegate wives at the Elks Club,
Bismarck, ND, 1972?
10474-131 Constitutional Convention delegate wives at ND Capitol, Bismarck, ND, 1972?
10474-132 Constitutional Convention delegate wives "fun time," might be in the ND State
Capitol, Bismarck, ND, 1972?
10474-133 Constitutional Convention, Agnes Geelan and Frank Wenstrom, House Chamber
in the ND State Capitol, Bismarck, ND, 1972
10474-134 Frank and Esther Wenstrom with plaques, the large plaque was a gift to President
Wenstrom from the delegates (inscription is printed on paper with photograph), the smaller plaque is a gift of the office staff of the president, depicting "a ballot" (staff who signed are printed on paper with photograph), ND State Capitol, Bismarck, ND, February 17, 1972
10474-135 Esther Wenstrom with a plaque, given to President Wenstrom from the delegates
(inscription is printed on paper with photograph), ND State Capitol, Bismarck, ND, February 17, 1972
10474-136 Plaques and photograph on wall of Wenstrom home in Williston, ND, 1973
10474-137 Frank and Esther Wenstrom at home in Williston, ND, 1973
10474-138 Frank Wenstrom, taken at Manville's Store in Waskesiu, Prince Albert National
Park, Canada, June 1972
10474-139 North Dakota Congressional Delegation in front of U.S. Capitol, Washington
D.C., February 1971 (individuals are identified on paper with photograph)
10474-140 Masonic Constitutional Convention delegates, left to right: Elmer Cart (Minot),
Kyle Miller (Bantry), Grant Trenbeath (Neche), Myron Wallin (Crosby), Earl Rundle (New England), and I.E. "Esky" Solberg (Bismarck) (Wenstrom was unable to attend), 1971 or 1972

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