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Manuscripts by Subject - Indians of North America - #21133

Title: Mike and Linda Graham, Frank Zahn Research Papers

Dates: 1932-2012             

Collection Number:  MSS 21133

Quantity: 0.15 ft. plus digital files

Abstract: Consists of twenty digital scans and photocopies of correspondence, reminiscences, invitations, funeral programs, newspaper clippings, published article and photographs.
Provenance: Mike and Linda Graham donated the research papers to the State Historical Society of North Dakota on August 22, 2012. Mike’s uncle married Gladys Zahn, who re-married Frank Zahn; Gladys Zahn was Mike Graham’s step-aunt.  Scans were created by State Archives’ Staff. The Grahams donated additional material on September 20, 2012.

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

Related Collections:       
MSS 10162 Frank Zahn Collection
MSS 11064 Clara Zahn Ramey Family. Reminiscences
MSS 20067 William P. Zahn Papers, 1871-1907
MSS 80065 Standing Rock Indian Reservation Collection, 1897-1926
MSS 10149 Russell Reid Papers
MSS 10157: 0873A&B Oral History Collection, Zahn, Gladys J. Mrs. 120 minutes on two 60 minute cassettes. Conducted July 18, 1974. Ft. Yates, Sioux, SI-7
MSS 10157: 0874A&B Oral History Collection, Zahn, Frank B. 90 minute cassette. Copy of an interview recorded in 1964 by Mr. Paul Dyck. Loaded by Mrs. Gladys Zahn of Bismarck and copied March 14, 1977 Sioux County
1199 Zahn, Josephine Oral History Interview. Vyzralek, Frank. September 19, 1978
Photo Collections: 00535, 00900, A0249, A1637, A2535, B1000, B1001, B1002, B1004, B1005, B1006, B1007, B1008, B1009, B1014, C1650, C3729.


Folder 1:
Newspaper clipping, the story of Flying Cloud, told to the (unidentified) author by Francis (Frank) Zahn, grandson of Flying Cloud, n.d.

Letter to Gladys Zahn from Lawrence Welk regarding Frank’s death, July 25, 1966

“My Stepfather ‘Chief Flying Cloud II’ Reminiscence,” by Sara (Fisher) Edwards (Gladys’ daughter)

“The second miracle-my Dad’s suitcase” by Goerge Ross

Letter to Michael and Linda Graham from Frank B. Zahn, Jr., October 14-18, 2006

Letter to Governor Hoeven from Mike and Linda Graham about the state of the Catholic Indian Mission Cemetery where Frank Zahn and others are buried, Fort Yates, ND, October 11, 2010

Article from unidentified publication about the Pipestone Indian School, n.d.

Newspaper clippings about productions at the Pipestone Indian School (Gladys Fisher was the director and a composer), 1930s

Pipestone directory (copy), 1937             

Photograph (computer print) - Entrance to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency, 2012

Photograph (computer print) - Mike and Linda Graham at the North Dakota Heritage Center with bust of Frank Zahn, 2012

Photograph (computer print) – “Standing Rock Agency Office Building” by Frank Fiske (we also have in Photo Collection 1952) with a note by Mike Graham that the building was Frank Zahn's home and also his museum

Photographs (computer prints) - Standing Rock cemetery documenting damage to graves, 2012               

Disc with digital scans (see below)

Digital files
Pennsylvania Military College and Thomas Wheelan swearing-in invitations, 1932, 1951
Frank Zahn, Wholesaler of Cannon Balls news clipping, n.d.
Frank Zahn’s funeral program July 6, 1966
Article from The Bismarck Tribune about Gladys Zahn, October 22, 1977
Gladys Zahn’s funeral program, April 20, 1993
Frank Zahn, General Pershing, Red Tomahawk and Gen Hyatt at West Point, 1929 (REFERENCE USE ONLY) with letter from Frank B. Zahn, Jr. to Michael and Linda Graham, October 14-18, 2006
Gladys Zahn, ca. 1930s
Frank and Gladys Zahn outside their Minneapolis home, ca. 1940s
Frank Zahn in headdress outside ND Capitol, might be 1958
Color guard procession at Frank Zahn’s funeral, July 6, 1966
Mike Graham, Gladys Zahn and Mike's cousin, ca. 1970s
William P. Zahn and Princess Kezewin tombstone Fort Yates, ND, 2010

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