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U.S.S. North Dakota

11133 USS North Dakota (SSN 784)
Invitations, an identification badge, and two DVDs from the keel laying ceremonies of the USS ND held May 11, 2012 at Quonset Point, RI), and a Bismarck/Mandan Chamber of Commerce flyer with a history of the ship and advertisement for USS ND merchandise. (.25 foot plus a digital scan)

11228 Edward C. Feelan
ca. 1921
Consists of Feelan's shellback certificate while a member of the crew of the U.S.S. North Dakota (January 24, 1921) and a copy of a photograph of the U.S.S. North Dakota. Both items were removed from frames but still are matted. (3ft).

11317 Alfred Hastel and Irene (Waters) Deming
Consists of photographs and postcards of the battleship U.S.S. North Dakota, other ships, a portrait of the crew of the U.S.S. North Dakota and Deming's shellback certificate. Items 00001-00004 were scanned and disposed of due to condition issues. (5ft. including oversize in map drawer)

20453 Gilbert F. Rindahl
Papers, March 1953
Typescript entitled, "A History of the U.S.S. North Dakota," describing the construction, physical features, inadequacies, and naval service of the U.S.S. North Dakota. (1 item)

20809 U.S.S. Battleship North Dakota
Records, 1908-1929
Launching attendance list, invitation to the public reception following the return of the silver service to North Dakota, and a menu for the party traveling to the christening site via passenger train. (11 items)

21257 USNS Bismarck (JHSV-9)
Papers, 2014
Information packet from 2014 regarding the building of the USNS Bismarck (JHSV-9), a Navy owned ship operated by the Military Sealift Command (MSC).  Packet includes written information and several photographs within the packet. Building of the USNS Bismarck (JHSV-9) began in 2016. (1 item)

Between the Wars

10041 American Legion Auxiliary, Lloyd Spetz Unit No. 1
Records, 1919-1967
Bismarck, ND
Histories of the Auxiliary (1919-1970) and cradle roll cards with information about children of veterans created and maintained by the Auxiliary to facilitate charity work for veterans and their families.(2ft)

10359 Clarence Anderson
Papers, ca. 1961
Traill Co., ND
Typescript histories of the upper Red River Valley, Traill Co., Hillsboro, and Caledonia detailing exploration, settlement, military history, businesses, and local archeology. Includes lists and biographical sketches of early settlers, poetry, and personal reminiscences. Much of the information in the collection was published in a History of Traill County, 1976. (3r/#1680-1681, 4282)

10408 American Legion Department of North Dakota
Records, 1944-1984
Convention programs and one digital scan of a portrait of attendees at the First Convention of the North Dakota Department of the American Legion, Bismarck (N.D.), 1919. (.25 ft.)

10789 State Historical Society of North Dakota. Governor’s Conference
Records, 1999
Tapes from the annual conference titled "Myth and Reality, the Military Experience and North Dakota Oral Histories." Participants include Eugene Aune, Robert Austin, Albert Henry Becker, Brendon Brazil, Everett Haunson, John Jacobson, Gary O'Callaghan, Duane Olson, Mary Pardue, and Herb Place. (10 audio cassettes)

10919 American Ex-Prisoners of War. Department of North Dakota. Dakota Plains Chapter
Records, 1988-1998
By-laws, minutes, correspondence, former POW personal profiles, directories, scrapbook, and memorabilia including name tags, ex POW caps, and SD license plates. (.5ft)

10920 Ora Martin
Papers, 1922-1929, 1950s
Correspondence and receipts with a military school in San Diego, CA and photographs of U.S. Navy pilots and ships and family photos . See also MS-20607. (.25ft)

21016 William Reed Baldner
Papers, 1930-1931
Certificates, a photograph, an appointment list, and a publication. The b/w group photograph is of the 2nd Platoon, Company K, and the publication is a copy of the Clover Leaf, the official publication of the 88th Division of Organized Reserves. The issue is dedicated to the men at the Fort Lincoln Camp and is autographed by men who were there. (.05ft)

21185 "Good-Bye Old Armory" (Jamestown, ND) Souvenir program
Program includes a reprint of the December 16, 1912 program for the opening of the Jamestown Armory and a reception ball for Company H, North Dakota National Guard along with the program for the closing of the Armory, August 3, 1985. (1 item)

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