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Title: Frances Wold

Dates: 1881-1994

Collection Number: 10680

Quantity: 15.25 feet

Abstract: Consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, note cards, greeting cards, World War I and World War II ephemera, interviews, local history files on Burleigh County and North Dakota, a scrapbook of poems for children, ephemera, and working papers for articles in various publications.  

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Frances Wold Papers from Meryl R. Atterberry, Janet Kamnikar, and Clark Wold in December 1995. Additional material was donated by Clark Wold in February 2013.


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Transfer: Twelve books were transferred to the library collection.

Biographical Sketch

Frances Margaret Cox Wold was born to Leonard and Faye Lesley Cox on October 2, 1915 in Bismarck, North Dakota. The Wolds had another daughter, Ruth and a son, Winston. The family lived in Benedict, Fort Clark and Sanger, ND. Frances attended Garrison High School and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1933. She passed her state teacher examinations in 1934 and from 1934 to 1938 was a rural school teacher in Sheridan and Oliver counties. She married Joseph Wold on November 2, 1938 in Bismarck and they raised three children: Janet, Meryl, and Clark.

Frances no longer taught school after she married, however, in the 1950s she began work as a reporter and weekly columnist for the Wilton News. In 1986 the Wilton News became the Leader/News and Frances continued her weekly column, “From the Files.” She continued to write for the Leader/News as well as the Bismarck Tribune and a biweekly column for the Farm and Ranch Guide, “Then and Now,” until 1994. She had a special interest in North Dakota history and this collection contains her extensive research files on a variety of topics.
Frances had articles and book reviews published in a variety of newspapers, magazines and journals including North Dakota Outdoors, REC Magazine, the Minneapolis Star & Tribune, North Dakota History, and the Fargo Forum. Two collections of her columns have been published: Prairie Scrapbook and Then and Now.

Frances was the Regan Town Clerk for 28 years, was Treasurer for the Regan School Board, Burleigh County Special Education Board member for nine years, taught Sunday School, Bible School, Adult Bible classes and vacation Bible School at Sunne Lutheran Church in Regan and was a guest speaker for a North Dakota history class at the University of Mary for six years. Frances earned many awards including one from the American Association for State and Local History in 1978, the Woman of Achievement award from the ND Press Women in 1985, and Excellence in Local History award from the ND State Historical Board in 1988.

Frances Wold died in Bismarck September 2, 1995. Her husband Joseph preceded her in death in Regan in 1971.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Hamburg Papers (Jews)                            
2 Sach, Charles Recollections-early Wing                              
3 Jews: Toba Geller Correspondence                     
4 Jews                  
5 Trupin Letters                               
6 Trupin, Sophie, "Dacotah Diaspora", Jews                        
7 Cross Ranch    1979      
8 Centennial, North Dakota         1989      
9 From the files: Aug. 15, 1984-Aug. 28, 1994                      

Box 2:
1 North Dakota Mines: Bibliography                       
2 Chronological Notes: 1889-1913                            
3 Chronological Notes: 1914-1919                            
4 Strike Material, 1924                  
5 Chronological Notes: 1920-1930                            
6 Chronological Notes: 1930-                      
7 Pix                      
8 Personalities, Bios, Obits                          
9 Miscellaneous Notes and Copies                          
10 Burleigh Mines other than WLCC                        
11 Chapin, Longhorn, Macomber Beanery                           
12 Manuscript                  
13 Correspondence: Larry Remele                          
14 Correspondence: Miscellaneous                        
15 AML Database                            
16 General Mining Material, Not Wilton                
17 Government Reports                              
18 Washburns and Norlands, Some Correspondence                     
19 North Dakota History (2 copies)                          
20 Wilton's 90th Jubilee (newspaper)                    
21 Note Cards                   
22 Photos                           
23 Still S.S. and Choir                      
24 Misc. Clippings                            
25 Correspondence, Manuscripts, Interviews                    
26 Richardson, W.B. and Gordon Correspondence                           
27 Photos                           
28 1975 to Present                          
29 Old Items                      
30 Redington, Marianne, Drawing of Depot                        
31 Wilton Soo Depot                      
32 Wilton History-Yellow Sheets                               
33 History-General                         
34 News Stories: Celebrations, Storms, Etc.                        

Box 3:
1 Remele, Larry-Death   1988      
2 Lone Scout Troops                      
3 Mail Carriers and Handling                       
4 Mosquitoes                   
5 Newspapers and News People                             
6 Northern Lights                            
7 Welk, Lawrence                           
8 Musicians and Singers                               
9 Norwegians                   
10 Personalities-North Dakota                  
11 North Dakota Politics, See Also Politicians                      
12 North Dakota Politicians                         
13 Post Offices                 
14 Post Offices and Mail Carriers                              
15 Historic Preservation-General                             
16 Quality of Life, See also-Rural life, etc.                             
17 Railroads                       
18 Ranches-Northern Burleigh County                  
19 REC                  
20 Reptiles, Amphibians                               
21 Rodeo                            
22 Rosemeade                 
23 Roughrider Awards                  
24 Rural Life and Development                 
25 Russian Thistles                          
26 Scandinavians, see also ethnic groups                              
27 Stars-The Heavens                   
28 Sewing and Clothing, Needlework                     
29 Sunflowers                  
30 Swedes                         
31 Telephones                 
32 Transportation and Roads                     
33 Trapping, Fur Trade                  
34 Trees, Shrubs and Berries                      
35 1920's and 1930's                       
36 Ukrainians                    
37 Weather                       
38 Wells and Water                        
39 Windmills                      
40 Women's Rights, ERA                              

Box 4:
1 World War II                  
2 Anderson, Kathie                        
3 Berg, Francie                 
4 Mabin, Mike, Poetry                  
5 Cowboy Poets                              
6 Foley, James W.                           
7 Hagstrom, Jerry                            
8 Hudson, Lois                  
9 L'Amour, Louis                              
10 Rolfsrud, Erling                           
11 Taylor, Joseph Henry                               
12 Thompson, Era Bell                   
13 Trapp, Lois                    
14 Barnes-Williams, Mary Ann                   
15 Woiwode, Larry                         
16 Group Stories of North Dakota Writers                            
17 North Dakota Writers I                            
18 North Dakota Writers II                          
19 History of Regan and Regan Community          1912-1962           
20 Regan High School Reunion   1980      
21 Photos                           
22 Photos                           
23 Anniversaries                              
24 Banks                             
25 History, Chronology, Notes, Photos                  
26 Churches                      
27 F.H. Elevator                
28 Regan History                             
29 Newspapers                
30 Local People                
31 Obituaries (more recent)                       
32 Obituaries and Bios (old)                        
33 Post Office                   
34 Weddings                     
35 Notes for Regan History for 75th Jubilee          1987      
36 Regan Jubilee, 1962                  
37 Regan Jubilee, 1972                  
38 Regan Jubilee, 1987                  
39 Newspaper clippings                               

Box 5:
1 Anniversaries                
2 Ambulance                     
3 Anstrom, Otto                              
4 Local People-Moved Away                      
5 Local People-Deceased                             
6 Local People                  
7 Businesses                     
8 Bank                  
9 Buildings                          
10 Churches: Ukrainian                 
11 Churches: Sacred Heart                          
12 Churches: First Presbyterian                
13 Churches: Painted Woods                     
14 Churches: Swedish Baptist                    
15 Churches: Greek Orthodox                   
16 Churches: Bethelhene Lutheran                         
17 Churches: Mission Free                          
18 Churches: Saints Peter and Paul                         
19 Churches: General                    
20 City Government-recent                       
21 City Government-old                              
22 Clubs: Lions, Jaycees, Jaycettes, etc.                
23 Community Betterment                         
24 Clippings-old                               
25 North Dakota Centennial-Wilton                        
26 Eastman House                          
27 Fire Department                        
28 F, General     1993      
29 Wilton Jubilee, 1974                 
30 Jahr House                   
31 Legion and Auxiliary                 
32 Moonshining, Liquor, etc.                      
33 Nursing Homes                          
34 Biographies and Obituaries   
35 Obituaries and Biographies - more recent                      

Box 6:
1 7th Cavalry, Local                         
2 Senior Citizens                              
3 Wilton sports-more recent, not school                              
4 Wilton Sports-old, not school                 
5 Hrumby, Joan and science kids                              
6 School History                               
7 Special Ed                        
8 School-General                            
9 Wilton School Difficulties           1981-1982           
10 School-Meslowski Ranches                   
11 School Sports                              
12 Faculty, School Boards, Annual Schedules
13 School-Graduates and Alumni                             
14 Weddings                     
15 Wilton News                               
16 Leader, Staff etc.                       
17 Animals                         
18 Architecture, Buildings, Old Homes                   
19 Miller, Gary                  
20 Artists                            
21 Birds                               
22 Blue Laws and Prohibition                     
23 Bookmobile, Libraries                              
24 North Dakota Books, Magazines, etc.                               
25 Burleigh County History Book                              
26 Boxelder Bugs and other bugs                             
27 Cars                 
28 Early Days-Stories and Memories                       
29 Education-Schools                    
30 Environment and Recycling                   
31 Ethnic Origins-North Dakota Character                            
32 Misc. Ethnic Groups                 
33 Families-Women and Their Work                       

Box 7:
1 Farming-Recent                           
2 Farming-Old                   
3 Finns                 
4 Fish and Fossils                             
5 Wildflowers, Prairie, Vegetation                           
6 Flu-Medicine, Doctors                               
7 Food and Cooking                       
8 Fuel and Stoves                            
9 Germans From Russia                
10 Grasshoppers                             
11 Health                            
12 Heritage Foundation                
13 Homesteading                            
14 Horseshoes                 
15 Housekeeping, Lifestyles, Furnishings                             
16 Interviews                    
17 Ku Klux Klan                 
18 Lutefiske                       
19 Lutefiske, Lefse                         
20 Cemeteries, Funerals                              
21 Canfield Schools                        
22 Canfield Township                    
23 Broders, Emil-Canfield                            
24 Photos-Kids                 
25 Estherville                    
26 Ghylin Township, Burleigh County                     
27 Grass Lake, Burleigh County                 
28 Rock Hill, Burleigh County                      
29 Schrunk                         
30 Pleasant View, Burleigh County                          
31 Later Ecklund History                               
32 Anderson, Victor, Ira Falkenstein                       
33 Ecklund Township, Old History                            
34 Painted Woods                          
35 Baldwin                         
36 Simons-Wogansport                
37 General Burleigh County History                        

Box 8:
1 Jefferies and McLean Newspapers                      
2 McLean County                            
3 Fort Clark                        
4 Washburn                       
5 Oliver County                
6 Oliver County, Hazel Miner                     
7 RC & D                              
8 Schools, Rural                
9 School Histories-Mine, Burleigh County                             
10 Haystack Butte                           
11 Wing-Anniversaries & Weddings                        
12 Wing-Churches                          
13 Wing-General and Businesses                             
14 Kerr, Alma Kjelland                   
15 Wing History                
16 Wing Obits                   
17 Wing-Organizations                  
18 Wing-People                               
19 Wing-School                
20 Photos                           
21 Misc. loose Regan, Wing                        
22 Photos, Newspapers                               
23 Clippings-Later                           
24 Programs, etc.                            
25 Regan School                              
26 High School Reunion 1980      
27 Misc. Issues-Regan Reporter                               
28 History                           

Box 9:
1 Church-Photos, Misc.                
2 Photos-General                           
3 Minister, Confirmation, Membership  1992      
4 Sunne Centennial and Book                    
5 Clippings                          
6 History                             
7 Museums                       
8 Peace Gardens                             
9 Assumption Abbey                     
10 Misc. Sites                    
11 Sibley Park, Driscoll                   
12 General Booklets and Maps                 
13 Fort Totten, Devils Lake                          
14 Knife River Sites, Stanton, Highway 200                           
15 Medora, Roosevelt Park                        
16 Washburn, Mandan, Lewis and Clark                

Box 10:
1 Missouri Valley Historical Society                          
2 Booklets                          
3 File 13                               
4 Conservation, Ecology & Reclamation                 
5 Photos-North Dakota                
6 Business                          
7 Irrigation and Garrison Diversion                          
8 State Library                  
9 Heritage Center                           
10 Bismarck Buildings                    
11 Bismarck History                        
12 Bismarck People                        
13 North Dakota Capitol                               
14 Steamboating                             
15 Fort Lincoln                  
16 Modern Bismarck                      
17 Mary College                               
18 Little Big Horn, Sitting Bull, Custer                      
19 Custers                          

Box 11:
1 Fjelde: Bio., Correspondence                 
2 Coal and Power                            
3 Indians and Archaeology                          
4 Blizzard of 1966                             
5 History-General ND, old news stories                 
6 Little Casino                   
7 Borner, Florence                          
8 Slaughter, Linda                           
9 Scrapbook                      
10 Guide Country by Frances Wold                         
11 Prairie Scrapbook by Frances Wold                    

Box 12:
1 Awards, Certificates, Information                        
2 Woman of Achievement                          
3 AASLH History Award                 
4 History Award                1988      
5 Heritage Center Advisory Panel                            
6 Westworks Writers Workshop, Billings                1986      
7 Washburn Forum         1978      
8 My Book Reviews                        
9 Pride of Dakota Box Elder Bug Books                  
10 Dakota Farmer Book Review                
11 Correspondence about my writing-old                            
12 Correspondence-articles, editors, etc.                             
13 Correspondence-mostly about writing             1973-1983           
14 Correspondence-general       1965-1989           
15 Correspondence about my writing     1983-1988           

Box 13:
1 High School Reunion                  
2 Local History Helps                      
3 Genealogy and Genealogical Sheets                   
4 Family Histories                            
5 Smoke Signals and Private Historical Soc                            
6 Ethics                
7 My Kind of Writing                      
8 Religion                            
9 Travel                               
10 Poetry and Verse                      
11 Ideas                              
12 Business                        
13 Interviewing                
14 Practical Helps                            
15 Actual Writing                             
16 Writing in General                     
17 Antiques and Collecting in general                     
18 Books and Catalogs                  
19 Dishes                            
20 Farming Tools, Barbed Wire, etc.                        
21 Glassware                    
22 Jugs, Jars and Bottles                               
23  Mirrors, Furniture, Clocks                     
24 Needlework, Fabrics                
25 Paper Stuff, including post cards                        
27 Photography                               
28 Small Collectibles                       
29 Spoons and Metalware                          
30 Tokens                           
31 Agencies                       
32 Caregivers                    
33 Elderhostel                  
34 Poems, Jokes, Quotes, etc.                  
35 Growing Old and Retirement                               
36 Education                     
37 Grandparents                             
38 Health, etc.                  
39 Housing and Homes, safety                  
40 Living Wills, powers of Attorneys, etc.                             
41 Medicare, Social Security, Insurance                 
42 Medicine, Drugs, Addiction                   
43 Nutrition and Food                   
44 Transportation                           
45 Lord of Life Newsletter                           

Box 14:
1 Newspapers                  
2 Photos                             
3 Wilton News-my features and copies                 
4 Anniversaries, birthdays, reunions                      
5 Cameras and Picture Taking                    
6 Cars and Driving                           
7 C.C. Fund                        
8 Deaths and Funerals                  
9 Education and Teaching                            
10 Health                            
11 IBP                   
12 Worth re-reading                      
13 Programs, Songs, Etc.                              
14 Lent and Easter                          
15 Prayer                            
16 The Church and Churches, incl. Lutherans                      
17 The Bible and Bible Studies                   
18 Christianity and Religions in general                  
19 Stewardship                
20 Biographies                  
21 Church-at-large                          
22 Living the Christian Life                           
23 Bible Studies, Devotions, etc.                              
24 Society                           
25 Travel                             

Box 15:
1 Tribune Stories                             
2 Wilton Photos, Calendars                         
3 Publications, Reviews                
4 Scrapbook                      
5 Certificates, Diplomas                
6 Cassette Tapes                             

Box 16:
1 Correspondence           1936-1977           
2 Certificates      1945-1980           
3 Newspaper clipping re: holiday greeting cards                
4 Regan, ND                      
5 Ephemera  

Box 17:
1 Greeting cards, 1909-1948
2 “Khaki Komedy” that belonged to Leonard Cox (father of Frances Wold), 1918
3 Silk fringe Christmas card sent to relative of Frances Wold, 1881
4 World War I thrift card (thrift stamps), ca. 1917
5 “Wooden nickels” cards from the Bismarck Golden and Diamond Jubilees, 1939 and 1947
6 Ration books and World War II ephemera, ca. 1944-1945

Box 18:
Scrapbook of poems for children, compiled in 1935-1936                    

                      

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