Red River Valley History Papers (S711)

  • 1849- 

    Collection Description

    This collection contains old photographs, newspaper articles, newspapers, books, pamphlets and broadsides pertaining to the history of Minnesota, the Red River Valley and individual communities in northwest Minnesota. The newspapers in this collection are anniversary editions and contain town histories and biographies of early settlers. Most of the photographs are dated but unidentified. There are also newspaper articles about steamboats on the Red River and reminiscences by one time steamboat owner Henry W. Alsop and his son H.L. Alsop. 

    Box List

    • Box 1: Media, Newspaper Articles/Editions, Newsletters, Pamphlets
    • Box 2 and 2A: Photographs, ca. 1855-1910
    • Box 3: Photographs by O.E. Flaten, ca. 1855-1910
    • Box 4: The Fargo Forum Newspaper, Diamond Jubilee Edition. June 4, 1950
    • Box 5: Fargo Newspapers
    • Box 6: Moorhead Newspapers and Publicity Pamphlets
    • Box 7: The Fargo Forum Newspaper, Centennial Edition. June 15, 1975
    • Box 8: Area Newspapers
    • Box 9: Area Newspapers and Publications; Slides
    • Box 10: Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles, Postcards and Memorabilia
    • Boxes 11-13: History Books of Various Churches, Towns, or Townships
        

    Inventory

    Box 1

    • Media
      • The Good Life. Promotional of Fargo-Moorhead (VHS). ca. 1993
      • The Old Red Trail. History of Interstate 94 in ND. Prairie Public (DVD - Housed in Grey Cabinet ). 2007
      • The Prairie Women: A Legacy (CD and DVD - Housed in Grey Cabinet). 2012
      • Ulen-Hitterdal (VHS). 1934
       
    • Newspaper Articles/Editions and Newsletters
      •  Daily Times, Crookston, Minnesota. 1976.
      • The Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Golden Jubilee Edition. June 28, 1932
        • The Golden Jubilee Edition of this paper was put out in conjunction with the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Fergus Falls' incorporation as a city. There are articles on Joe Whitford, who, along with being the first white settler in Fergus Falls, gave the city its name. There are also articles on the history and growth of the city and of the paper, an account of Otter Tail City during its boom days and reminiscences by early settlers. In addition, there is a speech given by C.J. Hilton which concentrates on the growth of education in Fergus Falls and in Minnesota, as well as a reminiscence on going to school in early Fergus Falls by A.F. Nichols.
         
      • The Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Otter Tail County Centennial Edition. July 25, 1968
        • These two sections of the Journal contain short histories on many towns and townships in Otter Tail County. Included are Aastad Township, Battle Lake, Bluffton, Carlisle, Eagle Lake Township, Elizabeth, Erhard, Fergus Falls, Henning, Leaf Lake Township, Old Clitherall, Orwell, Otter Tail City, Otter Tail Village, Pelican Rapids, Phelps Mill, Richville, Rothsay, Underwood, Vergas, and Vining. There are also articles on the William Dunn family, Nels B. Thompson and Fort Juelson.
         
      •  The Fargo Forum. September 11, 2001
        • A special edition regarding terrorist attack on the USA, including local reaction
         
      •  Minneapolis Journal. June 13, 1937
      •  Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, Territorial Centennial Edition, Part I. August 28, 1949
        • This paper contains historical articles about Minnesota in the 18th and 19th centuries.
         
      •  Minnesota Historical News. December 1922-February 1, 1946
        • This newsletter was distributed to newspapers by the Minnesota Historical Society. It contains articles about the Society and on Minnesota History. The newsletters in this folder contain articles relating to the Red River Valley.
         
      •  St. Paul Dispatch/St. Paul Sunday Pioneer Press, Minnesota Diamond Jubilee History. December 31, 1933.
        • This paper contains articles on the history of Minnesota. Some subjects covered are exploration, farming, Indians, industry, Minnesota participation in United States wars, religion, settlement, and transportation. Included is an article on the Red River ox carts.
         
       
    • Pamphlets, Broadsides, Programs and Maps. ca. 1900-
      • Clay County
        • Advertising pamphlet on farming in Clay County, ca. 1940
        • “Are You Prepared? An Emergency Guide for Cass & Clay Counties.”
        • Program for the Clay County Centennial Celebration, July 8, 1972
        • Miscellaneous historical facts regarding Clay County
        • Standard Map, 1914
         
      • Fargo
        • “Are You Prepared for an Emergency?”
        • “Fargo at the Waters Edge”
        • “Fargo: Corporate Report”
        • “Fargo: The Largest City in North Dakota"
        • “Look Around Downtown: Fargo Heritage Discovery Walk”
        • "This Is Fargo: Gateway to the Northwest"
         
      • Fargo-Moorhead
        • Main Avenue Red River Bridge Dedication, 2004
        • Maps
        • Town Crier
         
      • Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo
      • Miscellaneous
        • "Afran Chautauqua International: A Historical Program Based on the History of the Red River Valley from 1860-1880"
        • Amundsen, Roald brochure, 1927
        • “A Broadside to the Voters of Polk County” written by John Gleason, ca. 1900
        • Dakota 1885
        • "Fifty Years of Weather in the Red River Valley." 1951
        • “Historic Grand Forks”
        • “Historic Reeves Drive [Grand Forks]”
        • Hudson Bay Company Souvenir of Historical Exhibit. 1970
        • Mahnomen County-Village Hospital Dedication. 1960
        • Manual for the Civilian Air Raid Warning System and Control Systems, State of Minnesota. 1942
        • Minnesota Territorial Centennial Pageant Scripts, 1948
        • “The Peddler and the Pioneer,” Roseau River Anthology. 1988
        • “The People of the Red River.” Harpers Monthly, January 1859
        • "Phelps: A Peek Into Its Past"
        • Red River area attractions
        • Red River of the North, Explorer’s Guide
        • Red River Valley map
        • Red River Valley Scout Council Scout News (Boy Scouts) and badges
        • A speech entitled "The Teutonic Spirit" which was delivered by Julius E. Olson at the unveiling of the statue of Rollo, July 12, 1912
        • State of Minnesota Manual for the Civilian Air Raid and Control Symptoms. 1942
        • Sundal Lutheran Church [Fertile, MN] Souvenir Programs. 1956, 1981
        • “The Truth about Wilkin County.” ca. 1910
        • Warroad Heritage Center/Public Library. 1991
        • “Welcome to Vergas”
        • "World War II." Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, 2014.
         
      • Moorhead
        • “Ah, Moorhead”
        • Charter. 1947, 1952
        • Community Profile
        • Early Moorhead history
        • Important trade and data information. 1959-68
        • General information
        • Map (plot), ca. 1866; Points of Interest/Map, undated
        • “Metropolitan Moorhead”
        • “Moorhead”
        • “Moorhead for Industry”
        • “Moorhead Matters,” 2004
        • “Moorhead: The City with a Future”
        • “Moorhead: The Key City of the Red River Valley.” 1882
        • Program for the soldiers and sailors homecoming day, July 4, 1919
        • "Some Episodes in the History of Moorhead, Minnesota"
        • “Things to Be”
        • “The Valley of the Red River of the North and the City of Moorhead, 1883.”
        • “Welcome”
        • “You’re Ahead in Moorhead.”
         
      • North Dakota
        • "Have You Gotten through August: Barometers of Survival in North Dakota Pioneer Accounts"
        • Lewis and Clark
        • Museums
        • Railroads
        • Visitor Centers
         
       

     Box 2

    • Photographs
      • unidentified
      • Lake Park, Minnesota
      • Lockhart School
      • Otter Tail County
        • Little Pine Lake, Ottertail Lake, Round Lake. 1940
         
      • Photographs received from Moorhead Public Library
      • Red Lake Falls, Minnesota (W.A. Riechel, photographer)   
       

    Box 2A

    • Photographs
      • Duluth Lynching. 1920
      • Logging. ca. 1910-1920
       
    • Photographs received from Ron Olin
      • Bridge
      • Crookston, MN – Sons of Norway
      • Government Building
      • Hancock, MN – Hardware Store
      • House/Family
      • Leibold Home/Family
      • Little Falls, MN – Simmonet’s Store
      • Mahnomen, MN – White Earth Band. 1895
      • McIntosh, MN – Depot. 1910
      • Minneapolis, MN – Armistice Parade; Ole Bull Statue
      • Moorhead, MN – Library/Post Office
      • Native Americans – White Earth, MN ?
      • Neilsville, MN – School Picture. 1928-29
      • Osakis, MN – School District 67. 1884
      • Rackdell, MN – Musicians
      • Shevlin, MN – Depot. 1910
      • St. Paul, MN – Airplane. 1920s
      • Warren, MN – North Star College Graduates. 1913
      • Tintah, MN
      • Warren, MN   
       

    Box 3

    • Identified Photographs
      • Flaten, Dora, Oscar and O.E.
      • Freewan, Mr. and Mrs.
      • Freewan, Henry and Frank Westberig
      • Heito, C.B. (Glyndon)
      • Johnson, Carl
      • Johnson, Clarence (Pharmacist)
      • Johnson, Frank
      • Johnson, Wally (Jeweler)
      • Jrareut, Johnson, Wally
      • Monson, Andrew (Children of)
      • Thurstenson, Ludwig and Jennette
       
    • Unidentified
      • Children
      • Couples
      • Families
      • Groups
      • Men
      • Women  
       

    Box 4

    • The Fargo Forum, Diamond Jubilee Edition. June 4, 1950

     

      Box 5

    • Courier News. August 20, 1919
    • Divet Story. March 1, 1950
    • The Fargo Forum.
      • October 4, 1921; April 11, 1935; October 27, 1936; November 1, 1936; January 1, 1950; June 4, 1950; February 26, 1966 (“Industry in F-M”); November 22-26, 28, 1963, December 9, 1973 (deals with President John Kennedy’s assassination); August 18, 1974 (President Nixon resigns); June 19-20, 2010 (Tornado Wadena, MN)
       
    • Red River Valley Days. 1986. Valley life from 1880s to 1940  

     

     Box 6

    • Moorhead Daily News.
      • June 4, 1885; October 25, 1894; June 12, 1907; October 4, 1913; October 14, 1920; September 22, 1921; November 21, 1933; October 27, 1936; June 3, 1937; June 7-12, 1937; October 21, 1937; February 21, 1938; July 21, 1941; July 24, 1941; and May 13, 1954.
      • Copy of the Levi Thortvedt Story dated February 5, 12, 19, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 1938 (February 26, 1938 missing).
      • Byron Murray articles. 1941-43
       
    • Moorhead Independent Holiday Supplement. 1/5/1900
    • Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook 

     

      Box 7

    • The Fargo Forum, Centennial Edition. June 15, 1975.

     

      Box 8

    • Country Press, Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, Moorhead, Minnesota. September 6, 1940
      • This edition of the Country Press newspaper was published to celebrate its fiftieth year of publication. Included is the history of the newspaper and a paragraph on each of 31 other area publications which originated before 1899. There are also histories of Barnesville, Felton, Georgetown, Glyndon, Hawley, Hitterdal, Moorhead, Muskoda, Ulen, and Clay County. Other articles cover Moorhead's school system and colleges, including teachers such as Nina Hall. Other articles tell of Moorhead's water system, area farming, and the Post Office. Also included is an articles on the possible origins of Moorhead's pioneer log cabin.
       
    • Country Press/Moorhead Daily News. May 29, 1931
      • Articles and pictures of tornado destruction in Clay and Norman Counties.
       
    • Fargo Forum/Moorhead Daily News. June, 1957; June 15, 1997, June 21, 2007 (recaps of 1957).
      • Articles and pictures of tornado destruction in Fargo, North Dakota.
       
    • The Red River Gazette, Glyndon Centennial Souvenir, Glyndon, Minnesota. June 1972
      • This paper includes a reprint of the first issue of the Red River Gazette, which was published in Glyndon, Minnesota. The original was published June 27, 1872. The articles related Glyndon's founding, early history, and how the town came by its name. There are also articles on several area pioneers as well as a map showing the locations of some of Glyndon's residences and businesses in 1900.
       
    • Tribune, Bismarck, North Dakota. February 16, 1982
      • This special edition illustrates the diverse ethnic heritage of the people of North Dakota.  
       

    Box 9

    • Barnesville Record-Review, Clay County Centennial Edition. April 27, 1972
      • Includes information on Baker, Georgetown, and the Grong Church.
       
    • Biological Survey of the Red River of the North. 1986
    • A City Is More than People: A Study of 15 Minnesota Communities. 1954
    • Current Economic Progress Report for the Upper Midwest, 1964. 1965
    • Emerging Forces in Conflict: Critical Choices for the Upper Midwest. 1977
    • Kittson County Enterprise, Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, September 11, 1935
      • This edition contains articles on the history of Kittson County from prehistoric times to the early part of the twentieth century. There are articles on Lake Aggassiz, historic and prehistoric Indians, early explorers, the fur trade, the Selkirk colony, Norman W. Kittson, the Red River Ox carts, the Reil rebellions, steamboating on the Red River, railroading in the Red River Valley, and Pembina, ND. Included is a history of Kittson County as well as articles and historical sketches of Kittson County towns and townships such as Beaton, Bronson, Deerwood, Donaldson, Hallock, Halma, Humboldt, Joe River, Jupiter, Karlstad, Kennedy, Lancaster, Northcote, Noyes, Orleans, Robbins, and St. Vincent. There are also articles on churches and businesses located in Kittson County. Other articles deal with early settlers such as the Florance family and Kittson County's newspapermen.
       
    • Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, Centennial Edition. 1949.
    • Official Calendar of the Minnesota Territorial Centennial, 1949
      • The calendar is decorated with reproductions of paintings relating to Minnesota's early history. There is also a summary of important events in Minnesota's pre-1858 history.
       
    • Pride published by the Red River Scene. 1960; 1964; 1985-88
    • Richland County Farmer-Globe, Fort Abercrombie. September 22, 1936
      • This special edition of the paper contains many historical sketches and articles on Fort Abercrombie and the Sioux Indian uprising of 1862. There are also stories about steamboats on the Red River, Georgetown during the Indian War, log drives on the Otter Tail River and settling the Red River Valley.
       
    • Slides of Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead, and rural areas
    • West Minnesota Profile. ca. 1973
    • “Why Do People Pay Rent; Renters and Investor's Guide” ca. 1900s. Newspaper ads for Becker and Clay Counties  

     

     Box 10

    • Agriculture
      • "History of Wheat Raising in the Red River Valley" by George Lamphere (1900). Minnesota Historical Society Collections
      • "Labor, Wages, and Masculinity on North Dakota's Bonanza Farms, 1874-1910."
       
    • Alsop Brother Freight Line. March 24, 1883-1955
      • This consists of Henry W. Alsop's articles about steamboats on the Red River and reminiscences, and a negative of an Alsop steamboat.
       
    • Basketball Tournament Program. 1948
    • Carlisle School Souvenir, Carlisle, Minnesota. 1918
    • Clay County Census Information. 1870, 1880
    • College Club Menu, Moorhead. ca. 1940
    • Columbia Hotel Menus/Ad. 1909-1911; undated
    • Correspondence. 1925
    • Crookston
      • Crookston Community Theatre History. 1994
      • Scenic Portfolio. 1905
       
    • Cynosure (Newsletters)
    • The Cynosure Annual. 1904. Annual of Fargo High School, Fargo, North Dakota
    • Debs, Eugene, Speech in Fargo. 1895
    • Decades of Kiwanis Service. 1996. Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota Kiwanis district history
    • Dilworth, Railroad. 1988
    • A Dream Is a Dream. 1980. Viking ship publication by Robert Asp
    • Early History of Moorhead in the 1870's and 1880's by Morris Fredericks
    • Ecosystems of the Red River Valley
    • Environmental Issues
    • Fargo
      • College Conservatory of Music Book. 1906-07
      • Fire. Howard Binford Guide, 1988
      • Hanna, Louis: ND Governor. Howard Binford Guide, 1989
      • Manufacturing Cigars. Howard Binford Guide, 1988
      • Ski Jumps. Howard Binford Guide, 1988
      • Tyler Castle, Oak Grove Park, Howard Binford Guide, 1988
       
    • Fargo/Moorhead
      • Football. Howard Binford Guide, 1988
      • The F/M Communiversity: Thirty Years of Learning: 1965-1995. History of Communiversity
      • Streetcars. Howard Binford Guide, 1988
       
    • Fisher, Minnesota
      • Fisher Flasher (Fisher High School Yearbook). 1939
      • Tin Plates. 1882-85
       
    • From Ireland to Minnesota: Stories from the Heart. 1996
    • The Futurian. 1938. Annual of Bagley High School
    • “Henry A. Bruns: Failed Frontier Entrepreneur,” by Carroll Engelhardt. Minnesota History, Summer 2002.
    • History of Moorhead City Park Board and Park System. 1944
    • In and Out of the Law, Letter from Fargo, North Dakota. 1983
    • Kittson County
      • "History of Kittson County" by Ruth Easton. 1971
       
    • Life in Bonanzaville Country During Those Good Old Days, Calendar. 1995
    • Maps
    • Minnesota and Dacotah. 1860
    • North Dakota. 1889
    • Memories of My Red River Valley Days, 1892-1978. Millie Corneliussen Rasmussen
    • Moorhead
      • Affirmative Action Program. 1974
      • Calendars. 1985, 1986, 1994, 2004
      • First Presbyterian Church, 7th Anniversary
      • History Highlights
      • History Speech by Benjamin F. Mackall. 1912
      • Jag Wagons. Howard Binford Guide, 1988
      • The Moorhead Ladies Sextette
      • Moorhead Plastics Annual Report. 1964
      • Park Board and Park System History. 1944
      • Post Office souvenir. 1915
      • Red River Rexallite [Rexall Drug Store]
      • Red River Star newspaper article. 1991
      • Rourke Art Museum
      • Silverline Annual Report. 1968
      • Souvenir of Moorhead, MN: 1905-06. Photographed by O.E. Flaten
      • Technical College
        • Catalog. 1989-90
        • Yearbook. 1992, 2002 (CD)
         
      • Water and Light Department Annual Report. 1937
      • Welcome to Moorhead. ca. 1950s
      • Wood Paved Streets. Howard Binford Guide, 1988
       
    • “Moorhead,” by Cora Werne. A collection of news articles and photos of the early history of Moorhead
    • Name Indexes
      • Comstock Centennial, 1890-1990. (See Box 11)
      • In the World War 1917-1918-1919: Clay County, Minnesota
      • Journey Back to Hawley. 1972 (See Box 11)
       
    • Newspaper Articles
      • Early Moorhead Street Names; Census of Minnesota: Every Incorporated City and Village, 1920; Moorhead Pioneer Log Cabin, September 3, 1940; History of Felton, Hitterdal and Ulen, September 13, 1940; aerial view of Fargo/Moorhead, ca. 1955; Life of William G. Moorhead, 1966; Moorhead City Hall, 1973; Georgetown, Minnesota; Gem of the Plain, March 4, 1986; various articles regarding early settlement, Duke Ellington, icebergs, oxcarts, potatoes, river boats, and Moorhead saloons;
       
    • “The North-West” by Bayard Taylor
      • Newspaper articles that appeared in the New York Daily Tribune, 1871 concerning Taylor's travels through Minnesota and the Red River Valley.
       
    • Oak Mound Consolidated School District No. 78 Kragnes Township, MN 1913-1957
    • Old Days…Old Ways…in Northwestern Minnesota by Ethel Thorlacius
    • Polk County
      • “Polk County: The Settlement of Early settlers of Polk County” by T.M. McCall
       
    • Red Hawks Baseball Cards
    • Red River Valley
      • "Geology of the Red River Valley" by John Brophy
      •  "Home Life Among the Pioneers" by Laura Sandness  
      • Publications
        •  50 Years of Weather in the Red River Valley. 1951
        •  Origin of the Red River Valley by Wesley Olson
        •  Proceedings of the Red River Valley Old Settlers Association. 1897-99
        • Red River Collected Essays (2 volumes)
        • Red River Tales and Trails: A Collection of Student Essays. 1992, 2001
        • Red River Tales and Trails: A Living History
        • Red River Trails by Grace Flandrau
        • Red River Trails: Oxcart Routes between St. Paul and the Selkirk Settlement 1820-1870 by Rhonda Gilman. 1979
        • Red River Valley
        • Soil Survey of the Red River Valley Area, Minnesota. 1939 (Includes county maps of Minnesota)
         
      • “Red River Ox Cart Trails.” 1975
      • “Red River Valley of the North: A History” by Roland Dille.
      • “Religion and Radio in the Red River Valley,” 1975; 1981
      • “Settlement of the Red River Valley” by Tim Holte, 1998
      • “Trade on the Red River Trails” by Theresa Barket
      • "The Truth About Wilkin County, Minnesota." ca. 1910
       
    • A Resset Album. Includes early history of Rothsay, Minnesota plus a few World War II letters
    • Restaurant Menus
      • North Star Café, Moorhead
      • Whip Café, Fargo  
       

    Box 10A

    • The Scout. 1912, 1914, 1917. Publication from Park Region College, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
    • "A South Dakota Blizzard," by Stanley Holliday. 1943
    • Steamboats/Paddleboats on the Red River
    • Teacher Salaries, Fargo. 1953-54
    • The Tokns Project: An Oral History of Hispanic Immigrants to the Red River Valley. 2005
    • The Twin Towers at the Falls of St. Anthony. 1926
    • Waukan, Fargo College Yearbook.1909
    • West of the Red: The Role of Transportation in the Development of North Dakota. NDSU, 1996
    • World War II Memories: From the Frontlines to the Homefront. Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, 2014 

     

     Box 10B

    • Postcards
      • Catherine Knowles Donation (all MN communities) – Albert Lee, Alexandria, Bagley, Barrett, Bigfork, Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, Duluth, Ely, Fergus Falls, Little Falls, Maple Lake, Mesabi Iron Range, Minneapolis, Moorhead, Owatonna, Park Rapids, Phelps Mill, Rochester, St. Cloud, St. James, St. Paul, St. Peter, Winona, Chippewa National Forest, Fort Snelling National Park, Itasca State Park, Sibley House, Thompson Hill Information Center, Minnesota Vacation Land; Holland, Michigan 
      • Minnesota - Becker, Fergus Falls, Milaca, Moorhead (aerial, Briggs Floral, Concordia College, Elevator, Front Street, Library, Northern Pacific Depot, Red River [1879], Ulen, Wadena, Wheaton [Lake Traverse]. Courthouses (Becker, MilleLacs, Otter Tail and Wadena Counties)
      • Miscellaneous - Grafton, ND; Oakes, ND; Onawa, IA; Sioux Falls, SD; Waterloo, IA  
       

    Box 11

    • Ada Centennial: 1876-1976. Ada, Minnesota centennial's souvenir program
    • Buffalo Wallows & Bayous: A History of Minot, Dakota Territory 1886-89. 2008
    • Buildings and People ....... Moorhead, MN. 1979. A study of buildings in Moorhead
    • Casselton: A Neighborhood Portrait. 1994. A photo/text documentary of Casselton, North Dakota
    • A Centennial History of the Trinity Luther Church, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1882-1982
    • Central Lutheran Evangelical Church Centennial, 1974. Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
    • The Century in Photos, 1900-1999. Compiled by the Forum, Fargo, North Dakota. 1999
    • A Century of Change – See Last 100 Years in Moorhead, Minnesota
    • A Century Together. 1975. A history of Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota.2 volumes
    • Climate Architects: The Story of Moorhead and Its Chamber of Commerce, 1927-1977
    • Comstock Centennial: 1890-1990. Comstock, Minnesota community story; includes name index
    • Comstock ELCA, Comstock, Minnesota: 1895-1995. Centennial book of Clara Lutheran, Evangelical Lutheran and Comstock ELCA
    • Conference on Rural America Proceedings. Crookston, Minnesota, 1976. Booklet containing presentations of various speakers at conference
    • Dilworth Lutheran Church Celebrating 60 Years (1948-2008)
    • Early Bridges of Moorhead and Fargo: 1871-1893 by David Vik.1984
    • Early Community History: Kindred, North Dakota, 1870-1900
    • The Early History of Riverside Cemetery in Champion Township, Wilkin County, MN.1974. Included in this history are names of early burials and a brief biography of the early founders.
    • Early History of the Village of Lengby. 1976
    • Early Pioneers of Abercrombie, North Dakota
    • East Otter Tail County. 1977. History of East Otter Tail County, including some family histories
    • Fenian Invasion Story. 1871. A journey from the Red River Valley to Manitoba
    • Fifteen Minutes in Fargo. Compiled by Fargo Chamber of Commerce
    • First Congregational Church Moorhead, Minnesota. 1952
    • Flom Centennial. 1977. Flom, Minnesota community story
    • Footprints of Yesterday: Centennial 1879-1979. Centennial book of Crookston, Minnesota
    • For Sale By Owner. 1990. A photo/text documentary of gas stations in rural Minnesota and North Dakota
    • Frazee: Dedicated to Your Leisure Time. 1972. Booklet providing information about Frazee, Minnesota, including such things as business, industry, and daily living
    • Glacial High Ridge Trail: Oldest and Longest Trail in Minnesota. 1990. Research of the High Ridge Trail from Sibley County, Minnesota to Pembina County, North Dakota
    • Gohper Historian - Agriculture and Industry in Northwestern Minnesota. 1959
    • The Growers: Sugar in the Valley. 1993. A photo/text documentary of sugar beet growing in the Red River Valley
    • Hawley United Methodist Church: 1881-1981. Centennial booklet of church located in Hawley, Minnesota
    • Here-There-Everywhere in Clay County, Minnesota. 1972. History of Clay County, Minnesota
    • Historical Album and Centennial Book: Perham, Minnesota, 1871-1971
    • "Historical Church of St. John the Divine." Pamphlet regarding St. John's Church, Moorhead, Minnesota
    • History and Inspiration from Leaf Mountain: 1873-1973. Church centennial booklet
    • A History of First Congregational United Church of Christ: 1894-1994. Moorhead, Minnesota. Volume 1 is history of church; Volume 2 is family histories of church members
    • A History of Highland Grove Township. Short history of Highland Grove Township, Clay County, Minnesota
    • History of Nay-Tau-Waush. 1952. Student paper
    • History of Polk County, Minnesota by Arnold Hoffe. 1960  

     

     Box 12

    • History of the Red River Valley Conference of the Augustana Lutheran Church. 1953
    • Holy Rosary Parish, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Dedicatory brochure of new church
    • Home of the Viking Sword: Ulen, Minnesota
    • “Inside” Fargo/Moorhead. ca. 1972. Compiled by Fargo/Moorhead Chambers of Commerce. A short history of the two cities
    • Journey Back to Hawley. 1972. History of the early years of Hawley, MN; includes name index
    • Kittson - A County in Action. Information regarding Kittson County, Minnesota
    • Lake Bronson, Minnesota - Jubilee Souvenir 1904-1979
    • The Lake of the Woods District of Northern Minnesota. 1915
    • Last 100 Years in Moorhead, Minnesota, 1900-2000. 2000
    • Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. 1969. Partial copy of a publication by the Minnesota Historical Society which deals with Polk County, Minnesota
    • “Minnesota, Mother of Lakes and Rivers,” National Geographic, March 1935.Articles dealing with Minnesota, including the northwestern part of the state

     

     Box 13

    • Nazareth Lutheran Church Celebrating a Century of Grace: 1893-1993. Holt, Minnesota
    • New York Mills - Seventy-five Years of Progress: 1884-1959. Pictorial history of New York Mills, Minnesota
    • Nidaros Lutheran Church 1872-1972. Centennial booklet
    • Nogle Openelser Fra Fossom......1989. Norwegian book of settlement of Flom, Fossum, Home Lake, and Wild Rice Townships of Minnesota
    • The Northland, A History of Roseau County. 1975. A history of Roseau County, Minnesota
    • Old Clitherall's Story Book: A History of the First Settlement in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, 1865-1919. 1975
    • 100 Year Celebration, Fergus Falls, 1872-1972. Centennial book of Fergus Falls, Minnesota
    • 100 Years of Progress - Sod to Shoreline 1871-1971: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Centennial. 1971
    • 120th Anniversary. 1994. Anniversary booklet of the Nora Congregation located in Gardner, North Dakota
    • One Hundredth Anniversary, 1872-1972: Vining Lutheran Church, Vining, Minnesota
    • Opening the Red River of the North to Commerce and Civilization, 1896.
    • Oslo Diamond Jubilee: 1905-1980. Oslo, Minnesota Jubilee booklet
    • Perennial: An Image of Moorhead. 1992. A photo/text documentary of Moorhead, Minnesota
    • Pioneering in the Red River Valley by Christine Hagen Stafne. Regarding settlement near Fort Abercrombie, North Dakota
    • Records of the Past; Monuments for the Future by Ron Matthies. 1976. Photo/text of rural buildings
    • The Red River Valley Territorial Pioneers. 1949. Includes the 1850 and 1857 census of Pembina County, North Dakota
    • The Red River Valley: The Great Wheat Lands. 1881. Second annual report of the Fargo Chamber of Commerce
    • Richland Lutheran Church: 1879-1954. Anniversary booklet of a Lutheran church located near Walcott, North Dakota
    • Richwood Lutheran Church, 1870-1972. History booklet of a Lutheran church located in Becker County, Minnesota
    • Rindal, Minnesota: 100 Years, 1879-1979
    • Rock Prairie Lutheran Church: 1871-1996. Located near Elbow Lake, Minnesota
    • R/UDAT - Red River Visions. Fargo-Moorhead. 1989
    • Roseau County Centennial: 1895-1995  
    • Roy Johnson's Red River Valley, 1982. Selection of historical articles first printed in the Forum from 1941-1962
    • Rural Cass County: The Land and People. 1976. Biographies and history of Cass County, North Dakota
    • Sacred Heart Church, Frazee, Minnesota 1975 - Holy Year
    • St. James Lutheran Church 40th Anniversary. 1995. Booklet of church located in Crystal, Minnesota
    • St. Peters Episcopal Church: 1903-1981. Booklet of church located in Warroad, Minnesota
    • Samuel Memorial Episcopal Church: 100 Years: 1893-1993. Booklet of church located in Naytahwaush on the White Earth Indian Reservation
    • Scramble Church 2002. Located near Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
    • Stories and Poems of the Hills and Homes of Rollag, 1983. Wrote by William Nelson, includes historical information regarding Rollag, Minnesota
    • The Story of Red River Land. 1967. History and development of the Red River Basin written by Erling Rolfsrud
    • Tales of Hungry Point: 1905-1925 (located on Big Cormorant Lake, Becker County, Minnesota) told by Elizabeth Stefne
    • These Are Immigrants. 1955. Short history of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
    • Three Families and 350 Years in America, 1990. Includes brief history of founding of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
    • To God Be the Glory: 120th Anniversary Wild Rice Lutheran Church. 1993. This booklet includes correspondence, list of pastors, and a timeline of church events.
    • Under Prairie Skies. 1976. Centennial history of Ada, Minnesota
    • Underwood Centennial: 1881-1981. Centennial book of Underwood, Minnesota
    • Up Home: The Land and the People: A Centennial Collection of Roseau
    • Vergas: A Bicentennial Review, 1903-1976. A history of Vergas, Minnesota, located in Otter Tail County
    • Walking on Water. 1997. Photo/text documentary regarding ice fishing in Minnesota and North Dakota
    • Welcome to Dilworth. 1991. Photo/text documentary of Dilworth, Minnesota
    • Women of Thief River Falls at the Turn of the Century. 1977. The history of the role of women in Thief River Falls, Minnesota