Title: Arthur B. Brainard Papers
Dates: 1882, 1910-1940
Collection Number: Mss 10649
Quantity: 1 foot
Abstract: Consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, pamphlets, and publications belonging to Mr. Brainard's business, Boy Scout troops, and community activities in Ramsey County. The largest portion of the collection contains photographs of the C. P. Brainard home and hardware store, Fort Totten and Devils Lake, Native Americans (Sioux), Devils Lake Boy Scout troops (1910 and 1920), a Boy Scouts photo of "Great Grandpa Purdy Brainard", WWI July 4th parade in Devils Lake, Devils Lake Fire Department, 1944 photos--christening "Victory", a 1911 Certs Aeroplane, and a motorcycle with a sidecar.
Provenance: The State Archives received the Arthur B. Brainard Papers as a transfer from the Museum Division. The Museum received the collection from Arthur’s son, Thomas C. Brainard in May 1995.
Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights to 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 or 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.
Box / Folder Inventory
1 Merchandising Suggestions for Hardware 1923
2 Topographical Map of Ramsey Co. D.T. 1882
3 Creel's Topographical Map of Ramsey Co. 1882
4 AOUW Bulletin, January 1937
5 Devils Lake Boy Concert Band, Program 1936
6 Devils Lake Junior Band, Letterhead
7 Devils Lake Band, Newsclipping 1969
8 Motorcycling Magazine 1912
9 Motorcycling Magazine 1913
10 Stationery: A. Brainard Harley-Davidson
11 C. P. Brainard Hardware, Calendar 1920
14 Native American (Sioux) Photos
15 Photos: Devils Lake Boy Scouts 1910, 1920
16 Photos: Devils Lake Boy Scouts, Misc.
17 Photo: Devils Lake Victory Ship Christened 1944
18 Newspaper clipping (facsimile) 1969
19 Devils Lake Diamond Jubilee Edition 1882-1957
20 Devils Lake Diamond Jubilee Edition 1882-1957
21 Devils Lake Diamond Jubilee Edition 1882-1957
22 Devils Lake Diamond Jubilee Edition 1882-1957
23 Devils Lake Diamond Jubilee Edition 1882-1957
24 Devils Lake Diamond Jubilee Edition 1882-1957
25 Facsimile of Envelopes
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