Title: Gessner Dairy
Dates: ca. 1900-1960s
Collection Number: MSS 11091
Quantity: 1.5 feet
Abstract: Collection consists of family photographs, photographs of cattle, genealogical information, a telephone directory and railroad material from Penn (ND), a yield chart, and publication. Transferred from the Museums Division June 11, 2011
Provenance: The papers were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota Museum Division by Fred G. Regan, nephew of Ivan Gessner, on March 1, 2009. The collection was transferred to the State Archives on June 11, 2011. The collection was processed, and this document was created by Emily E. Schultz in July 2011.
Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
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.
Photo: 11091-01 Boy on tractor portrait, ca. 1960s
Photo: 11091-02 Gessner family portrait, ca. 1900 (identification on paper with collection)
Photo: 11091-03 Probably Gustav and Amelia Gessner portrait, n.d.
Photo: 11091-04 Gessner Dairy Swiss Brown Cows
Photo: 11091-05 O’Regan family portrait, ca. 1900 (identification on paper with collection)
Family tree (2 sides)
Penn, ND telephone directory (copy)
Chart, yield by county/crop, 1912-1913
Pages from Structural Details or Elements of Design in Timber Framing, by Henry S. Jacoby, 1914
4 computer prints of cows on Gessner Dairy
1 computer print out of the Penn, ND, railroad depot
1 computer print-out of a Great Northern Railway car outside the Penn, ND, railroad depot
Photocopy of architectural drawing of Penn, ND, railroad depot
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