Grand Army of the Republic, Grand Forks Chapter Records
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Brief Description:

The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), Grand Forks Chapter Records contain financial records as well as membership lists, records of meetings, and miscellaneous enclosures from the Willis A. Gorman Post #6 and the Willis A. Gorman Woman's Relief Corps (WRC). The records are arranged chronologically from 1886 to 1964.

The first addition to the collection includes two scrapbooks and 3 convention proceedings of the Woman's Relief Corps, Department of North Dakota. The material dates from 1887 to 1948. The Convention Proceedings date from 1938 Convention, held in Valley City; the 1941 meeting held in Jamestown; and the 1943 Convention held in Grand Forks.

Both of the scrapbooks were created by the WRC. The first scrapbook won first prize at the 1936 Convention, held in Devils Lake. This scrapbook contains war clippings, a history of Abraham Lincoln, ribbons from the GAR and WRC, brochures and programs, Memorial Day recollections, photographs and a list of the deceased.

The second scrapbook includes photographs of GAR and WRC officers, newspaper clippings on WRC and GAR events, poems, financial information, pamphlets, information regarding George Washington's bicentennial, letters and ribbons.

A second addition consists of one ribbon from the 1900 Encampment of the Willis A. Gorman post. The Encampment was held June 26-28, 1900, in Grand Forks.

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]
Record Series Number: OGLMC/958
Created by: Grand Army of the Republic
Volume: 2.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 02/00/1984.

Additional material was received from:

Grand Forks County Historical Society, January 28, 1993; 93-1865

Daniel Sauerwein, June 2013; 2014-3245

Jay Jerde, Madison, Wisconsin, March 2021; 2021-3451

Arrangement: Arranged in two boxes.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Grand Forks - Organizations
Military History - Civil War
Organizational Records
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Myra Museum, Grand Forks, North Dakota  Donation; 84-1274
PreferredCitation: [Description of Item]. Grand Army of the Republic, Grand Forks Chapter Records. OGLMC 958. Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon by Daniel Sauerwein, Special Collections Student Assistant, June 2013.