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Title: June (Forsgren) Thompson            

Dates: 1970s-1980s

Collection Number: MSS 11124

Quantity: 2 feet
                                               
Abstract: Papers consist of Thompson’s research on the Patterson Hotel (Bismarck, ND) intended for publication, including correspondence, notes, photographs, negatives, newspaper clippings, printed material.

Provenance: The collection was donated by June’s daughter, Karen Fay Thompson, on April 2, 2012. The collection was processed and this inventory was created by Emily E. Schultz in April 2012.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
From Thompson’s obituary in the Bismarck Tribune June 16, 2000

June Thompson, 80, 417 1/2 East Broadway Ave., died June 16, 2000 at her home.

June was born Dec. 31, 1919 in McGregor, the daughter of Evald and Caroline (Ryan) Forsgren. She was raised and educated in McGregor and Noonan, and graduated in 1941 from North Dakota Agricultural College, Fargo, with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics education.

She taught at Aneta and Williston before marrying James Mark Thompson, Selz, in 1944.
They settled in Bismarck in 1946 and bought Sioux Sporting Goods in 1953. June helped Jim build the business, directing all advertising, display, camping and outdoor wear until the two closed and store and retired in 1998.

June was honored to have served on the following civic and community boards: Sakakawea Girl Scout Council, Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Women, Bismarck-Mandan Development Association, Downtowners, Vision Fund, Crime Stoppers and Bismarck City Forestry.

June was the first woman to serve on a Bismarck bank board of directors at Norwest Bank. An avid downtown booster, she spearheaded the first few Bismarck Downtown Street Fairs, starting in 1974 and advised its leaders for 15 years.

She helped promote the activities and goals of Sports Incorporated, a buying group of independent sporting goods retailers, that now numbers more than 300 stores in 48 states. For several years, she served as a member of the nominating committee for the Sierra Club's national board of directors.

She is survived by her husband, James; her daughter, Karen, Buffalo, Minn.; one son, Ryan; daughter-in-law, Kathleen, and brother, F. Leslie "Bud" Forsgren, Crosby. She was preceded in death by her parents.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Correspondence, notes, memoranda, for book
2 Printed material for book
3 Newspaper clippings
4 Newspaper clippings  

Box 2: Prints (11124-01 – 11124-200)
11124-01 – 11124-07       “Christmas 1977” (negatives box 8) 
11124-08 – 11124-31       “Downtown and Patterson, June 1982” (negatives box 8) 
11124-32 – 11124-55       “Save the doors, etc. July 1982” also labeled “Patterson and Depot September 1982” (negatives box 8) 
11124-56 – 11124-79       “Patterson hard hat party and 4th of July” (negatives box 8) 
11124-80 – 11124-103     Downtown images (negatives box 8) 
11124-104 – 11124-127   Patterson Hotel and downtown images (negatives box 8) 
11124-128 – 11124-151   “Downtown Churches and Crane Work” (negatives box 8) 
11124-152 – 11124-170   Views of Patterson Hotel apartment (negatives box 8) 
11124-172 – 11124-183   “California 1977” (negatives box 8) 
11124-184 – 11124-187   Grand opening of 7th and 9th one-way streets (negatives box 8) 
11124-188 Christmas party photograph, ca 1977 (negatives box 8) 
11124-189 – 11124-191   Patterson exterior and downtown businesses, ca. 1977 (negatives box 8) 
11124-192 Unidentified woman, ca. 1977 (negatives box 8) 
11124-193 – 11124-195   Patterson hotel exterior, ca. 1977 (negatives box 8) 
11124-196 – 11124-200   “1977” (negatives box 8) 

Box 3:    Prints (11124-201 – 11124-279)
11124-201 – 11124-204   Patterson construction, ca 1977(negatives box 8) 
11124-205 – 11124-206   Patterson construction, ca 1982 (negatives box 8) 
11124-207 – 11124-216   GP Warehouse fire (negatives box 8) 
11124-217 – 11124-227   “June 1982” (negatives box 8) 
11124-228 – 11124-259   Downtown scenes and businesses, Patterson Hotel, October 1977 (negatives box 8) 
11124-260 – 11124-270   “Moving out the crane July 28, 1982” (negatives box 8) 
11124-271 – 1124-275     “December 1982” (slides box 9) 
11124-279  “Therrien” (slides box 9) 

Box 4:    Prints (11124-319 – 11124-376)
11124-319  Freddie sweeping, early Monday morning, April 1980

Box 5:    Prints (Patterson Hotel interior and exterior, construction, downtown scenes and businesses, people, 1970s-1980s)

Box 6:    Prints (Patterson Hotel interior and exterior, construction, downtown scenes and businesses, people, 1970s-1980s)

Box 7:    Prints (Downtown Business Women tea event for construction crew, 1982; Patterson
Hotel exterior; Grand Opening of one-way streets-7th and 9th, fall 1978; Views from Patterson, 1977; Construction work on the Patterson; Missouri River at Sunrise, October 1978; Margaret Countryman’s birthday party, 1978; Construction on Main and 5th, October 10, 1977; Downtown Bismarck scenes; Christmas party 1977)

Box 8:    Negatives (11124-01 – 11124-270, 11124-296 – 11124-318)
11124-01 – 11124-07       “Christmas 1977” (prints box 2) 
11124-08 – 11124-31       “Downtown and Patterson, June 1982” (prints box 2) 
11124-32 – 11124-55       “Save the doors, etc. July 1982” also labeled “Patterson and Depot September 1982” (prints box 2) 
11124-56 – 11124-79       “Patterson hard hat party and 4th of July” (prints box 2) 
11124-80 – 11124-103     Downtown images (prints box 2) 
11124-104 – 11124-127   Patterson Hotel and downtown images (prints box 2) 
11124-128 – 11124-151   “Downtown Churches and Crane Work” (prints box 2) 
11124-152 – 11124-170   Views of Patterson Hotel apartment (prints box 2) 
11124-172 – 11124-183   “California 1977” (prints box 2) 
11124-184 – 11124-187   “From Patterson opening at 7 & 9th Street” (prints box 2) 
11124-188 Christmas party photograph, ca. 1977 (prints box 2) 
11124-189 – 11124-191   Patterson exterior and downtown businesses, ca. 1977 (prints box 2) 
11124-192  Unidentified woman, ca. 1977 (prints box 2) 
11124-193 – 11124-195   Patterson hotel exterior, ca. 1977 (prints box 2) 
11124-196 – 11124-200   “1977” (prints box 2) 
11124-201 – 11124-204   Patterson construction, ca. 1977 (prints box 3) 
11124-205 – 11124-206   Patterson construction, ca. 1982 (prints box 3) 
11124-207 – 11124-216   GP Warehouse fire (prints box 3) 
11124-217 – 11124-227   “June 1982” (prints box 3) 
11124-228 – 11124-259   Downtown scenes and businesses, Patterson Hotel, October 1977 (prints box 3) 
11124-260 – 11124-270   “Moving out the crane July 28, 1982” (prints box 3)  
11124-296 – 11124-315   Peavey Elevator fire
11124-316 – 11124-318   “Fog banks on river at sunrise, October 1978”

Box 9:    Slides (11124-271 – 11124-295)
11124-271 – 1124-275     “December 1982” (prints box 3)
11124-276 – 11124-278   “Save the depot”
11124-279  “Therrien” (print box 3)
11124-280 – 11124-283   Probably “Save the depot” continued
11124-284 – 11124-287   Amtrak delayed by derail, August 6, 1978
11124-288 – 11124-291   Disco fire, August 6, 1978
11124-292 – 11124-295   Patterson interior views

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