Title: Rosina Belle Pinkham (Mrs. Joseph Bambusch)
Dates: 1912-1919, 1923
Collection Number: 10876
Quantity: .25 foot
Abstract: Consists of publications used while teaching in Hettinger, North Dakota and includes lesson plans, tests, notices from the Superintendent's office of Hettinger and Adams counties.
Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Rosina Belle Pinkham Papers from Phyllis Jones in February 2003.
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Rosina Belle Pinkham was born June 24, 1901 in Cumberland, Wisconsin to William and Mary Pinkham. The family headed to North Dakota to homestead and got off the train in Lemmon, South Dakota. They lived in Kansas City, Adams County, North Dakota and Rosina attended school in the township where they lived. By working for room and board in a doctor's home in Hettinger, she was able to attend high school and graduated in 1920. Rosina attended Dickinson State Normal School in 1920 and became a teacher. She taught for three years in Adams and Dunn counties and then married Joseph C. Bambusch July 20, 1923 in Moorhead, Minnesota. They moved to St. Paul, Minnesota. She taught all of their seven daughters to read before they entered school.
Joseph C. Bambusch was born July 4, 1898 in North Dakota to Deresia and John Bumbusch who emigrated from Hungary to Wagendorf in Hettinger County. He died September 7, 1973 in St. Paul. Rosina Bambusch died August 29, 1998 in St. Paul.
Letters from Phyllis Gene Jones and Jo Teare, daughters of Rosina and Joseph Bambusch and Ancestry.com.
Box / Folder Inventory
1 Tests n.d.
2 Class Notes on teaching n.d.
3 Lesson plan for school no. 2 Kansas City (ND) School District no. 7 n.d.
4 Lesson guides n.d.
5 Pupil's Workbook in the Geography of North Dakota 1923
6 Course of study for the common and graded school of North Dakota 1912
7 Handbook for teachers in the Hettinger School 1919
8 Photograph of Rosina Pinkham about the time she was teaching
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