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Manuscripts by Subject - Family / Local History - #11032

Title: Frederick Roland Papers

Dates: 1937-1960

Collection Number: 11032

Quantity: .5 foot

Abstract: Consists of diaries written by a Norwegian carpenter who settled in the Williston, ND area.

Provenance: Pamela Albertson, Belchertown, Massachusetts, mailed the collection to the State Historical Society on June 28, 2009, on behalf of Frederick's children: Lorraine Quie, Williston, ND; Ione Albertson, Hadley, MA; and Verne Roland, Sydney, MT. The collection was accessioned, and the finding aid created by Emily J. Ergen in July 2009.

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.

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Frederick Roland was born August 4, 1894, in Norway. Roland came to the United States through Ellis Island, and settled in the Williston area. Frederick Roland had a home in Appam, ND, and worked as a carpenter. He passed away January 9, 1974 in Williston, ND.


The Frederick Roland Papers are arranged in chronological order and contain Frederick Roland's 1918 draft card, his United States Department of Labor identification card from 1936, and ration cards from World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of five-year diaries that Roland kept from 1937 to 1960, written in Norwegian. Also in the collection is a payment receipt note, a handwritten note, a bookmark made by one of Frederick's children, used stamps collected by Frederick Roland, an order form for negatives and enlargements, and three negatives of the Roland property in Appam, North Dakota.



1 Finding Aid
2 Draft card, 1/2/ 1918
3 Identification card, United States Department of Labor, U.S. Employment Service, 8/1/1936
4 Diaries: 1937-1940 and 1941-1945 (in Norwegian) 1937-1945
5 Payment receipt note, Arley R. Bjella, 12/8/1941
6 Handwritten listing - Alfred Roland, with dates and monetary values, 6/9/1941
7 Handmade bookmark 194-
8 War ration booklet - contains several War Ration Booklets 1942-1943
(One: Fred, Lorraine Ann, and Vern Frederick Roland, May 1942; and two: Fred and Lorraine Ann Roland, 1943; and Certificate of bookholder)
9 Basic Mileage Ration Card 1943 or 1944
10 Diaries: 1946-1950 and 1951-1955 (in Norwegian) 1946-1955
11 Diary, 1956-1960 (in Norwegian) 1956-1960
12 Stamps 1970-1974
13 Order form for negatives and enlargements n.d.
14 Three negatives n.d.

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