Title: State Historical Society. North Dakota Writers' Project, Ethnic Group Files
Dates: ca. 1935-1942
Record Series: 30559
Quantity: 2 feet/1 microfilm roll #16186
Abstract: Consists of biographical sketches and reminiscences of immigrants in North Dakota, histories of ethnic settlements, and correspondence.
Provenance: The North Dakota State Archives acquired these records series through the auspices of the Historical Data Project, Professional and Service Division, Work Projects Administration, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota, ca. 1936-1942.
Copyright: Public records are not subject to copyright restrictions, although record series may contain copyrighted material. Consideration of such copyrights is the responsibility of the author and publisher.
Access: These records are available for public inspection under provision of the North Dakota Century Code, 55-02.1-08.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the record group, series name and number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.
Transfer: Photographs that were filed with this series were transferred to the photograph collection. Publications were transferred to the library collection.
The North Dakota Writers’ Project began in 1935 and was sponsored by the Division of Women’s and Professional Projects, Works Progress Administration, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Many of the publications planned by the North Dakota Writers’ Project were never published. Survey work of the North Dakota Writers’ Project ended in 1942.
The Ethnic Group Files, Series 30559, were prepared to provide background information for the hard wheat study. The files consist of biographical sketches and reminiscences of immigrants in North Dakota, general information on ethnic groups, histories of ethnic settlements, bibliographies, newspaper clippings, survey instructions, and correspondence concerning collection of the data.
Box / Folder Inventory
2 General Information, Russian-Germans
3 Socio-Ethnic speeches
4 Working outline of other state Writers' Projects
5 Outlines, Socio-Ethnic
6 General Ethnic Groups No. 1
7 General Ethnic Groups No. 2
8 McIntosh County Ethnic Groups; German-Russian, A-N
9 Griggs County Ethnic Groups; Norwegian Biographies
11 Americans, No. 2
22 German-Russians, Benson County
23 German-Russians, Cavalier County
24 German-Russians, Emmons County
25 German-Russians, Logan County
26 German-Russians, McHenry County
27 German-Russians, McIntosh County
28 German-Russians, McLean County
29 German-Russians, Morton County
30 German-Russians, Pierce County
31 German-Russians, Stark County
32 German-Russians, Ward County
6 Norwegian, Adams County
7 Norwegian No. 1, Benson County
8 Norwegian No. 2, Benson County
9 Norwegian No. 3, Benson County
10 Norwegian, Bottineau County
11 Norwegian, Burke County
12 Norwegian, Cavalier County
13 Norwegian, Divide County
14 Norwegian, Griggs County
15 Norwegian, McHenry County
16 Norwegian, McKenzie County
17 Norwegian, McLean County
18 Norwegian, Oliver County
19 Norwegian, Pembina County
20 Norwegian, Richland County
21 Norwegian, Sargent County
22 Norwegian, Towner County
23 Norwegian, Traill County
24 Norwegian No. 1, Williams County
25 Norwegian No. 2, Williams County
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