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Title: Roy H. “Andy” Andersen Collection

Dates:
1949-1975

Collection Number:
10684

Quantity:
2 feet

Abstract:
Includes radio interviews by Andersen with Governor William Guy, President Lyndon B. Johnson, U.S. Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy, and businessman Robert McCarney.  There is also a recent oral history with Andy Andersen about his life and the changes in the radio broadcasting business.  The collection also contains 29-16mm film clips that have been put together on two cores.  The clips include Bismarck construction and demolition scenes, Mandan rodeo, Gene Autry, Sanish (ND), Buffalo Lake (ND), and Bismarck (ND) scenes.

Provenance:
The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Andersen Collection from the Bismarck Public Library in 2009.

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.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH


From obituary in the Bismarck Tribune, July 28, 1994
Roy H. “Andy” Andersen, 97, 1016 N. Fourth St., Bismarck, died July 26, 1994, in the nursing home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gerhardt-Schreiner-Ladbury Funeral Home, Bismarck, with the Rev. Ken Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck, with military graveside services conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Gilbert N. Nelson, Post No. 1326, Bismarck.

Mr. Andersen was born July 11, 1897, the son of William F. and Ann (Ario) Andersen, in Mankato, Minn., where he attended schools graduating from Mankato high School. 

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1917, serving in France, where he was assigned to Company B, Second Engineers, who took part in active service at Chateau Theirry, Belleu Wood, Saissons.  Andy was cited from bravery and coolness under heavy shell fire, carrying messages, and was made a member of the Royal Legion of France.

After the war, Andy returned to Mankato and continued a landscaping service.

He married Helen Heinz in Mankato in 1924.  They had a daughter Shirley, and a son, Robert K.
After the landscaping business fell victim to the depression, Andy was employed by the National Park Service and later became a salesman for the F.E. Compton Encyclopedia Co., being transferred to Bismarck as district manager in early 1940.

He married Evelyn Iverson in August 1946 and they continued living in Bismarck after his retirement.

Andy was a life member of American Legion, serving as commander of Lloyd Spetz Post No. 1, 1976-1977; life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, WWI Custer Trail Barracks and the International War Veterans Alliance.  He loved the railroad and was a member of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, Denver, the Bismarck Elks Lodge and various sportsman clubs.  He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman; he was sentimental and loved music.  He could untangle any fishing line and fix anything non-mechanical.  He was nonpolitical, a loyal American and rigid in his decisions; never idle, he loved children and was always looking to the future with a zest for living.  He enjoyed a long and happy life, loved by all. He was the last survivor of a family of 11 children.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; one daughter, Shirley Griffing, Neilsville Wis.; one daughter in law, Jean Andersen, Maple Plain, Minn.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Andersen was preceded in death by his son, Robert K. in 1989.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY


Box 1:
1 Loose originals of news bulletins, n.d.
2 Audio recording of Governor Guy’s news conference re: Constitutional Convention, 2/16/1972
3 Audio recording of Governor Guy airplane incident (bad sound quality), n.d.
4 Audio recording of Governor Guy and President Lyndon Johnson, n.d.
5 Audio recording of Governor Guy airplane accident, n.d.
6 Audio recording of Gov. Guy news conference re: ND State Penitentiary, n.d.
7 Audio cassette tapes:
10684-30: LBJ & Gov. Guy/Const. Conv. News Conf., n.d.
10684-31: A.L. (Andy) Anderson, 11/14/1996
10684-32: Side One: Radio broadcast re: plane problems for Gov. Guy, Broadcaster in IL, Gov. Guy re: plane problem, interview Col. MacDonald interview, plane problem Side Two: Radio broadcast of plane incident (poor quality), Gov. Guy news conference re: State Penitentiary, ca. 1972
10684-33: R.P. McCarney press conference, 04/06/1972
10684-34: Gov. Guy news conference “Won’t Run for Governor”, 01/05/1972
10684-35: Ted Kennedy at Dedication, n.d.
10684-36: Side One: Governor Guy news conference, Side Two: Governor Guy on referral election, n.d.
10684-37: Ted Kennedy and Governor Guy, n.d.
10684-38: Gov. Guy, n.d.
10684-39: Unidentified, n.d.  

Film Inventory:

ORIG_NO

FORM

YYYYMMDD

CITY

STATE

DESCRIBE

10684-1

16mm

1951/00/00

Sanish

ND

Sanish 1931 (or 1951?)

10684-2

16mm

1949/00/00

Mandan

ND

Mandan Rodeo 1949

10684-3

16mm

1951/00/00

 

ND

Fleck Garage fire 1951 - skiing

10684-4

16mm

1951/00/00

 

ND

Fleck Garage Picnic at Hunting Lodge - Buffalo Lake - Garage Fire - Construction Oldsmobile Building

10684-5

16mm

1975-1976/00/00

Bismarck

ND

Bismarck Hospital early stages of construction and remodeling, 1975-19760

10684-6

16mm

0000/00/00

 

 

Unidentified

10685-7

16mm

0000/00/00

Bismarck

 

Presbyterian Church and Lodge (no good)

10685-8

16mm

1973/00/00

 

ND

Urban Renewal (with a list of new construction projects in the past decade)

10685-9

16mm

1973/00/00

 

ND

Probably Urban Renewal (with a list of new construction projects in the past decade)

10685-10

16mm

1974/02/10

 

 

Unidentified

10685-11

16mm

1975/00/00

 

ND

new Construction 1975 - excellent-every bit of it

10685-12

16mm

0000/00/00

Bismarck

ND

Good Grand Pacific Hotel spoilage (not sure of spelling)

10684-13

16mm

1973/00/00

 

ND

(Roll #129065) Urban Renewal (with a list of new construction projects in the past decade)

10684-14

16mm

0000/00/00

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #969537) Presbyterian Church view from the ? Local Schools? Pioneer Elementary?

10684-15

16mm

0000/00/00

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #99581) Kirkwood Plaza, motel, etc.

10684-16

16mm

0000/00/00

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #113282) Top of Capitol

10684-17

16mm

1973/00/00

 

ND

(Roll #150071) Urban renewal (with a list of new construction projects in the past decade)

10684-18

16mm

1973/00/00

 

ND

(Roll #750629) New Construction 1973 - excellent to good

10684-19

16mm

0000/00/00

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #192051) Hospitals, Kirkwood Plaza

10684-20

16mm

1974/04/04

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #180025) Grand Pacific Hotel - Start of Demolition - Showing original façade, panoramic of city front top of Patterson Hotel, '74-'75

10684-21

16mm

1974/04/16

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #211170) Apparently panorama from top of Capitol - seems over exposed and apparently blank

10684-22

16mm

1974/04/16

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #211171) Panorama - top of Capitol - some light plus much dark - under lighted

10684-23

16mm

1974/04/18

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #204504) Grand Pacific Demolition Stanton top floor (back) panorama top of Capitol

10684-24

16mm

1974/04/18

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #204505) Panorama - top of State Capitol looking south

10684-25

16mm

1975/02/14

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #763124) Hospitals and Kirkwood Bank Construction, 1974-1975

10684-26

16mm

1975/03/08

Bismarck

ND

St. Alexius and Mid-Dakota Clinic (short section otherwise blank)

10684-27

16mm

1975/06/10

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #346799) Grand Pacific Hotel demolition down to 2nd Floor

10684-28

16mm

1975/06/10

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #346801) Grand Pacific Hotel demolition medium stage - other scenes? Wachter and Motor Motel

10684-29

16mm

1975/06/17

Bismarck

ND

(Roll #354631) Grand Pacific demolition advance stage, July 1975

 

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