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Manuscripts by Subject - Politics / Government - #10795

Title: Francis B. Daniel Papers

Date: 1937-1980

Collection Number: Mss 10795

Quantity: 2 feet

Abstract: Consists of correspondence, Nonpartisan League minutes, political materials, financial records, district reports, pamphlets, scrapbook, and newspaper clippings. 

Provenance: The papers were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Francis Daniel in December 2000. 

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Biographical Note

Francis B. Daniel was secretary of the 1954 Nonpartisan League state convention. Daniel, a Ray, ND rural campaign field man for the Democratic Party in 1958 was also active in the NPL. Early in 1959 he was elected to the board of The Leader, the NPL newspaper, and in June started a supplement to it, “The Follower.” According to the Williston Herald, Daniel was League executive secretary based in Fargo.

Box/Folder Inventory

1. Correspondence, Arnold Holder                                                                           
2. Correspondence, Senator William Langer                                                             
3. Correspondence, William S. Murray                    1950-1955                                 
4. Correspondence, Ray Thompson                                                                           
5. Correspondence, 1954 Campaign                        1954                                          
6. Correspondence, NPL                                         1954                                          
7. Correspondence, NPL                                         1959                                          
8. Correspondence from F. B. Daniel                    1958-1959                                 
9. Correspondence, NPL and Minutes                                                                      
10. Correspondence                                                 1958-1960                                 
11. Correspondence                                                 1958-1960                                 
12. Correspondence                                                                                                   
13. Correspondence 1954; Mailing Lists                 1954; 1956                                
14. Correspondence, about 1958 Convention & Election 1958                                
15. Correspondence, Campaign                               1958-1960                                 
16. Correspondence, Campaign & Forms                1956                                          
17. Correspondence                                                                                                   
18. Wedding Announcement                                                                                     
19. NPL State Convention, Minutes                       1954                                          
20. NPL Convention Resolutions                            1952-1954                                 
21. Mailing List of Organizations; NPL & Democratic     1950s                                         
22. NPL Minutes                                                     1954                                          
23. Credentials                                                                                                           
24. Minutes                                                                                                                
25. List of Delegates and Credentials                                                                       
26. Minutes, Resolutions, Correspondence             1954-1960                                 
27. NPL State Convention Minutes                        1956-1958                                 
28. Campaign Ideas                                                                                                   
29. SB 69 State Legislative Session 34th                                                                   
30. Speech or Editorial                                                                                              
31. List of Office Holders, State and National                                                         
32. Office Files: Smorgasbord                                                                                   
33. Political Affairs-Precinct Committee                 1948-1958                                 
34. Farmers Grain Elevator Broadcast Transcript,   May 1958                                  
35. Young Democrats Newsletter                                                                             
36. Farmers Union Action Bulletin                          May-June 1958                         
37. Facts on North Dakota Political Groups            April 1957                                 
38. Senator Milton R Young: Press Releases          1956                                          
39. NPL Political Ad, “Vote NPL Democratic”                                                       
40. Political Advertisement                                     June 28, 1956                            
41. Office Files of F. B. Daniels                              1958-1960                                 
42. V-60 and the Campaign                                                                                       
43. 1954 Campaign                                                  1954                                          
44. ND Farmers Union Vote Yes! Pamphlet                                                             
45. Campaign Materials                                           1958                                          
46. Anti-Corruption Measure                                   1954                                          
47. Pamphlets                                                                                                             
48. District Reports                                                                                                    

Box 2:
1. Financial Records “ND Volunteers for Stevenson” Committee                                    
2. Financial Records                                                                                                  
3. Daniel newspaper clippings                                                                                  
4. Newspaper clippings                                                                                              
5. Newspaper clippings                                                                                              
6. Formative years newspaper clippings                                                                    
7. Senate vacancy and special election newspaper clippings                                     
8. Newspaper clippings                                                                                              
9. Scrapbook: newspaper clippings                          1937-1940s                               
10. Newspaper clippings                                                                                            
11. Newspaper clippings                                          1980s                                         
12. National Union Farmer                                      1950, 1958                                
13. National Union Farmer: Washington Newsletter, 1958                                      
14. Newspaper clippings                                                                                            


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