164th Infantry Association Records, 1877-
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Brief Description: The papers include daily journals, periodic reports, battle reports, killed in action reports, missing in action reports, military awards, orders and information on the regiment, including its early history before activation for World War II. A significant amount of the material relates to the 164th Infantry Association, including membership records and publications about the unit. Another major component of the collection deals with the regiment's service in World War II, as well as artifacts from the war.
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/1278-164
Created by: 164th Infantry, North Dakota National Guard
Volume: 47.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1996.

Series I:  Pre-World War II

Series II:  Orders

Series III:  Regimental S1 (Administration) Materials

Series IV:  Regimental S2 (Intelligence) Materials

Series V:  Regimental S3 (Operations) Materials

Series VI:  Campaigns

Sub-Series 1:  Guadalcanal (October 1942-February 1943)

Sub-Series 2:  Fiji (March-November 1943)

Sub-Series 3:  Bougainville (December 1943-November 1944)

Sub-Series 4:  Philippines (January-August 1945)

Sub-Series 5:  Occupation of Japan (September 1945-June 1946)

Sub-Series 6:  Pacific Theater Operations (December 1941-September 1945)

Series VII:  Press and Publications

Sub-Series 1:  General Articles and Publications

Sub-Series 2:  They Were Ready Materials

Series VIII:  Personnel

Sub-Series 1:  Regimental Personnel Records

Sub-Series 2:  Theodore Frost

Sub-Series 3:  Robert Kjonaas

Sub-Series 4:  Oliver M. Settingsgard

Sub-Series 5:  Vern Gray

Sub-Series 6: John Fischbach

Sub-Series 7: Walter Abbott

Sub-Series 8: Samuel Baglien

Sub-Series 9: Homer Bjornson

Sub-Series 10: Herman A. Brocopp

Sub-Series 11: Douglas Burtell

Sub-Series 12: Rudy Edwardson

Sub-Series 13: Phillip Engstrom

Sub-Series 14: Jim Fenelon

Sub-Series 15: Robert Hall

Sub-Series 16: Eugene Hill

Sub-Series 17: Karl Klemetsrud

Sub-Series 18: Riley Morgan

Sub-Series 19: Thurston Nelson

Sub-Series 20: Vince Powers

Sub-Series 21: John Stannard

Sub-Series 22: Ben Thornberg

Sub-Series 23: Arthur C. Timboe

Sub-Series 24: Alvin Tollefsrud

Sub-Series 25: John Tuff

Sub-Series 26: Bernard Wagner

Series IX:  Association Materials

Series X:  Artifacts

Series XI:  Oral History

Sub-Series 1:  Interview Documents and Transcripts

Sub-Series 2:  Audio Recordings

Sub-Series 3:  Video Recordings

Series XII:  Photographs

Series XIII:  Obituaries and Funeral Programs

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Military History - 164th Infantry (North Dakota National Guard)
Military History - World War II (WW2)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes:   

Donation; The collection has been added to on numerous occasions by various donors:

96-2090, Jim Fenelon

97-2131, Jim Fenelon

97-2145, Jim Fenelon

97-2164, Walter Ensminger

98-2187, Jim Fenelon

98-2189, Jim Fenelon

98-2207, Mark Durley

98-2239, Douglas Burtell

98-2240, Jim Fenelon

98-2244, Jim Fenelon

98-2245, Jim Fenelon

98-2247, Jim Fenelon

98-2248, James Fenelon

99-2279, Donna Kjonaas

99-2280, Jim Fenelon

99-2281, James Fenelon, Walker Johnson, 164th Infantry Association

99-2282, Hetty Walker

99-2323, Marie Seas

99-2334, Gladys Bjornson

99-2340, Doris Radke

99-2341, Raymond Conlin

99-2342, Jim Fenelon

99-2343, Alvin Tollefsrud

99-2355, Alvin Tollefsrud

99-2396, Jim Fenelon

2001-2513, Jim Fenelon

2002-2574, North Dakota Humanities Council

2003-2603, Jim Fenelon

2004-2665, Jim Fenelon

2004-2669, Anthony Hannel

2006-2862, Ann Marie Settingsgard

2007-2908, Jim Fenelon

2010-3017, Edward Milligan

2011-3087, Unknown donor

2011-3095, Jim Fenelon

2012-3152, Evelyn Hill (via Dr. Kim Porter)

2012-3192, James Fenelon

2012-3197, Terry Shoptaugh

2013-3206, Neil Tollefsrud

2013-3207, The Company of Military Historians

2013-3208, Shirley J. Olgeirson

2013-3209, Terry Shoptaugh

2013-3216, Daniel Sauerwein

Related Materials: OGLMC 917, North Dakota National Guard Records
Related Publications:

The Battle of Coffin Corner and Other Comments Concerning the Guadalcanal Campaign by John E. Stannard.  Gallatin, TN, 1992.

Citizens as soldiers: a history of the North Dakota National Guard by Jerry Cooper with Glenn Smith.  Fargo: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1986.

Combat Officer:  A Memoir of War in the South Pacific by Charles H. Walker.  New York:  Ballantine Books, 2004.

Guadalcanal:  The U.S. Army Campaigns in World War II.  Center for Military History.  Onile at http://www.history.army.mil/brochures/72-8/72-8.htm

I Am Ready: 164th Infantry Regiment, North Dakota National Guard.  164th Infantry Association of the United States, 1994.

Service and Sacrifice: Remembering the 164th Infantry Regiment in World War II by Daniel Sauerwein.  Grand Forks, ND:  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, 2013.

They were ready: the 164th Infantry in the Pacific war, 1942-1945  by Terry Shoptaugh.  Valley City, ND:  164th Infantry Association of the United States, 2010.

This is Guadalcanal:  The Original Combat Photography by L. Douglas Keeney and William S. Butler.  New York:  W. Morrow, 1998.

164th Infantry News.  Three to four issues yearly, 1963-

PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). 164th Infantry Association Records. OGLMC 1278-164. Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: The finding aid was significantly reorganized and added to Archon by Daniel Sauerwein, Special Collections Student Assistant, in January 2013.