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Title: North Dakota Natural Science Society

Date: 1966-1995

Collection Number: Mss 10666

Quantity: 2.25 feet

Abstract: Includes articles of incorporation, by-laws, executive committee minutes, annual meeting minutes, president's correspondence, general correspondence, membership information, newsletters, brochures, financial records, and audiotapes and transcripts associated with a tour conducted by Robert Levis, the second owner of the Cross Ranch.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the North Dakota Natural Science Society Records as a gift from Earle H. Campbell on August 15, 1984.  An additional two feet of material was donated by Paul Kannowski, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Society, in September 2010. In 2004 the Society was reorganized and became the Great Plains Natural Science Society.

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Box/Folder Inventory

Box 1:
1  Executive Committee Minutes and Correspondence 1966-1994
2  Organizational Meeting Minutes 1966
3  Annual Meeting Minutes 1967
4  Annual Meeting Minutes 1968
5  Annual Meeting Minutes 1969
6  Annual Meeting Minutes 1970
7  Annual Meeting Minutes 1971
8  Annual Meeting Minutes 1972
9  Annual Meeting Minutes 1973
10 Annual Meeting Minutes 1974
11 Annual Meeting Minutes 1975
12 Annual Meeting Minutes 1976
13 Annual Meeting Minutes 1977
14 Annual Meeting Minutes 1978
15 Annual Meeting Minutes 1979
16 Annual Meeting Minutes 1980
17 Annual Meeting Minutes 1982
18 Annual Meeting Minutes 1983
19 Annual Meeting Minutes 1984
20 Annual Meeting Minutes 1985
21 Annual Meeting Minutes 1986
22 Annual Meeting Minutes 1987
23 Annual Meeting Minutes 1988
24 Annual Meeting Minutes 1989
25 Annual Meeting Minutes 1990
26 Annual Meeting Minutes 1991
27 Annual Meeting Minutes 1992
28 Annual Meeting Minutes 1993
29 Annual Meeting Minutes 1994
30 Annual Meeting Minutes 1995
31 List of Officers 1967-1994
32 Prairie Naturalist Assistant Editor 1986-1990
33 Articles of Incorporation 1984-1985
34 By-laws 1989-1992
35 Membership List 1967
36 Membership List 1968
37 Membership List 1969
38 Membership List 1970
39 Membership List 1971
40 Membership List 1972
41 Membership List 1973
42 Membership List 1974
43 Membership List 1975
44 Membership List 1976
45 Membership List 1977
46 Membership List 1978
47 Membership List 1979
48 Membership List 1980
49 Membership List 1981
50 Membership List 1982
51 Membership List 1983
51 Membership List 1984
52 Membership List 1985
53 Membership List 1986
54 Membership List 1987
55 Membership List 1988
56 Membership List 1989
57 Membership List 1990
58 Membership List 1991
59 Membership List 1992
60 Membership List 1993
61 Membership List 1994
62 Membership List 1995

Box 2:
 1  President’s Correspondence 1968-1969                           
 2  President’s Correspondence 1970-1971                           
 3  President’s Correspondence 1977-1978                           
 4  President’s Correspondence 1979-1980                           
 5  President’s Correspondence 1980-1981                           
 6  President’s Correspondence 1982-1983                           
 7  President’s Correspondence 1983-1984                           
 8  President’s Correspondence 1968-1969                           
 9  President’s Correspondence 1984-1985                           
10 President’s Correspondence                1985-1986                           
11 President’s Correspondence                1968-1969                           
12 President’s Correspondence                1986-1987                           
13 President’s Correspondence                1987-1988                           
14 President’s Correspondence                1968-1969                           
15 President’s Correspondence                1988-1989                           
16 President’s Correspondence                1989-1990                           
17 President’s Correspondence                1990-1991                           
18 President’s Correspondence                1991-1992                           
19 President’s Correspondence                1992-1993                           
20 President’s Correspondence                1993-1994                           
21 President’s Correspondence                1994-1995
22 State/Federal Officials’ Correspondence 1972-1991
23 Correspondence Misc. 1967-1995
24 Natural Areas Committee Incoming Correspondence                1968-1980
25 Natural Areas Committee Outgoing Correspondence                1969-1979
26 Natural Areas Committee Membership Correspondence 1972-1977
27 Natural Areas Legislation Correspondence 1967-1973
28 Newsletter Editor Correspondence 1984-1992
29 Natural Areas Committee Reports 1967-1969
30 Natural Areas Committee News Releases 1971-1977
31 Newsletter 1967-1980
32 Brochures, Prairie Naturalist and membership n.d.
33 Billing Forms n.d.
34 Treasurer’s Records 1966-1982
35 Treasurer’s Report 1980
36 Treasurer’s Report 1981                                         
37 Treasurer’s Report 1982
38 Treasurer’s Report 1983
39 Treasurer’s Report 1984
40 Treasurer’s Report 1985
41 Treasurer’s Report 1986
42 Treasurer’s Report 1987
43 Treasurer’s Report 1988
44 Treasurer’s Report 1989
45 Treasurer’s Report 1990
46 Treasurer’s Report 1991
47 Treasurer’s Report 1992
48 Treasurer’s Report 1993
49 Treasurer’s Report 1994
50 Treasurer’s Report 1995
51 Treasurer’s Report 1996
52 Tax Exempt Status 1985
53 Federal Tax Returns 1985
54 Federal Tax Returns 1986
55 Federal Tax Returns 1987
56 Federal Tax Returns 1988
57 Federal Tax Returns 1989
58 Federal Tax Returns 1990

Box 3:
Audio cassettes (5) and transcripts of a ND Natural Science Society tour of Cross Ranch September 8, 1979 led by Bob Levis. He talks about Knife River flint, turtle effigies, Mandan villages, glacial erratic, beaver dams, the origin of the name Cross Ranch, efforts to get the land designated as a state park, the Nature Conservancy, and natural and geologic features.

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