Wynona H. Wilkins Papers, 1956-1994
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Brief Description:

The Wynona H. Wilkins Papers consist mainly of newspaper clippings dating from 1956-1994. These along with magazine articles, postcards, greeting cards and letters are arranged alphabetically by topic. The majority of the material dates from the 1970's.

Wilkins initially gathered items to illustrate the thesis of her article "The Idea of North Dakota", that is, people viewed North Dakota negatively because they were not familiar with the state. Wilkin's project started almost by accident. She was in Oklahoma City, Okla., in a card shop. She picked up a greeting card that read "Hi there! I just arrived here in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and that's a bit of a blow 'cause I'm supposed to be in Furdsville, North Dakota. Oh well, see you soon!" She bought it, the first entry in her collection.

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at] library.und.edu
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1296
Created by: Wilkins, Wynona
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/15/1994. Additional material was received from Robert Wilkins, on October 18, 1991; Acc.#94-2003
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
University of North Dakota - Faculty
Women's History
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Wynona Wilkins, Grand Forks, North Dakota  Donation; Acc. #94-1979
Related Publications:

God Giveth the Increase: The History of the Episcopal Church in North Dakota by Robert and Wynona Wilkins.  Fargo: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1959.

North Dakota: A Bicentennial History by Robert and Wynona Wilkins. New York: Norton, 1977.

PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Wynona Wilkins Papers.  OGLMC 1296, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.