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Title:   Mark Harvey Fort Buford Research Files

Dates: ca. 2000

Collection Number:  MSS 11108

Quantity: 2.75 feet

Abstract: Collection consists of Harvey’s research files on the history of Fort Buford and the Yellowstone-Missouri River confluence, mostly copies of archival sources from the National Archives, Missouri Historical Society (on Fort Union), and Montana Historical Society. Much of it is letters written to or from Fort Buford by various U.S. Army officials in the 1860s-1880s.  Also included are 8 bound copies of Army records originally copied from the National Archives by Ben Innis of Williston, ND.

Provenance: The Files were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Dr. Mark Harvey on December 15, 2011.

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.

Transfer:

 

BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Buford/Institute Room
2 Innis, Ben, “Briefly Buford”
3 Murray, Robert, “Brief Guide to Research on Army Posts” from library of Thomas R. Buecker
4 Institute on Buford
5 6th and 22nd Infantry sketch
6 Fargher 24-31 NPS Fort Union 1962 A Proposed Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, National Park Service
7 Primary Collections about Fort Union
8 Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881 Fort Berthold Agency
9 General Stanley’s Route/Map
10 Yellowstone Valley bibliography, Virginia Heidenreich-Barber
11  HRA/Fort Union Contract
12 Emails confluence project
13 Confluence newspaper notes and leads
14 Fort Buford Index Files
15 Washington Matthews Papers
16 Hazen-Garfield correspondence
17 Letters sent 1873-1881
18 Buffalo robe numbers at Fort Union
19 Fort Buford working file SHSND
20 National Archives, December 2000
21 Tom Buecker information
22 “Mondak” MT, 1965
23 War for the West
24 1875 Hygiene Report
25 Virginia Heidenreich-Barber
26 Levi Larsen manuscript
27 Alice Margaret Eikenberry manuscript
28 Correspondence about post traders
29 W. Matthews, 1870-1872
30 Forts Rice and Stevenson
31 Buford to file
32 W. Matthews Papers Rolls 1 and 3
33 P. Surgeons, 1872-1874
34 Steamboat Baker SHSND
35 USDI/NPS National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, Fort Union/Fort Buford Draft)
36 J. Kimball, 1866-1870
37 General Sheridan 1871 Buford expansion
38 Yellowstone News (Mondak)
39 Army Records, Volume I, 1866-1868
40 Army Records, Volume II, 1869-1870
41 Army Records, Volume III, 1871-1873
42 Army Records, Volume IV, 1874-1875
43 Army Records, Volume V, 1876-1878
44 Army Records, Volume VI, 1879-1882
45 Army Records, Volume VII, 1883-1887
46 Army Records, Volume VIII, 1888-1896

Box 2:
1 SHSND collections
2 “Z” file
3 “Y” file
4 Proposed Park (late 50s)
5 Fort Union library sources
6 “Wisconsin Volunteers…” Wisconsin Magazine of History
7 1873: subject: buildings, new quarters urged
8 M666 R120
9 1883-1887 Buford annual reports
10 Subject: Annual report Fort Buford
11 1870 buildings/guardhouse           
12 Liquor problems at Buford
13 1871: subject: Contractors arrangements
14 1870: subject: Secretary of War report
15 1872: subject: state/condition of fort in 1872 (poor)
16 1871: buildings/barracks
17 Secretary of War 1868
18 1870: subject: Annual report Fort Buford
19 1879-1882 Fort Buford inspection reports
20 1880: subject: wood sources nearby
21 1876 General Sheridan’s report
22 Correspondence about decisions to build barracks
23 Buford letters sent, 1867-1869
24 1872: subject: miscellaneous
25 1873: subject: exploring Yellowstone River
26 1872: subject: Broohaha with Lieutenant English
27 1868: subject: transfer of Union burials
28 1866-1867: early Fort Buford
29 Innis Confluence chronology
30 Fort Berthold microfilm
31 1873: subject: Indians
32 1872
33 1870/1871: subject: Indian tribes – who and where
34 Sitting Bull

Box 3:
1 W. Matthews Papers
2 Appendix
3 Post Surgeon’s reports
4 1868-1869 Fort Buford
5 “Leftover research documents taken to Williston 2/20”
6 Buford map lists/Bismarck research
7 1876: supply depot transport.
8 1866-1867 Secretary of War
9 1866  Secretary of War report
10 1881 Secretary of War report
11 1869, 1871 and 1875 Secretary of War Reports
12 1876-1877 depot
13 Montana Historical Society records
14 National Archives notes, March 2001
15 “Securing the Confluence: A Portrait of Fort Buford, 1866 to 1895” by Mark Harvey
(North Dakota State University, Fargo), for publication in North Dakota History
16 Issues of North Dakota History: Journal of the Northern Plains (1966, 1972, 1974, 1979,
1985, 1989, 1998, 1999)
17 North Dakota Historical Quarterly January 1928
18 Miscellaneous sources

Box 4:
1 Miscellaneous sources
2 Miscellaneous sources
3 Miscellaneous sources
4 Miscellaneous sources

Box 5:
1 Miscellaneous sources
2 Miscellaneous sources

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