Title: Mavourneen Todd Anderson Papers
ID: OGLMC 1078
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
1904-1989; Curator, Frontier Museum, Williston, North Dakota
Mavourneen T. Todd was born October 3, 1904, in Bottineau, North Dakota, to Dwight and Jessie Todd. She later moved with her family to Williams County where she attended various schools. Mavourneen graduated from Williston High School and from the University of North Dakota in 1931. She taught at various schools and, in 1934, married John Anderson, who worked for the Great Northern Railroad. They moved to Williston shortly after their marriage and resided at 524 W. Fourth Street. Anderson was a member of the First Union Church of Williston and the Royal Neighbors. From 1960 to 1976, Mavourneen and her husband devoted many hours of service to the Frontier Museum north of Williston. She served as curator and a member of the Board of Trustees in the 1960s. Mavourneen Todd Anderson died February 25, 1989, in Williston.
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Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: Mavourneen Todd Anderson.
Related Materials: OGLMC 764, Dwight Todd Papers
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Mavourneen Todd Anderson Papers. OGLMC 1572. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in December 2013.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Scope and Contents: Mavourneen Todd Anderson compiled historical sketches of early 20th century homesteaders in Williston and in Williams County, North Dakota. These histories were gathered in the 1950s and early 1960s. Some of these sketches are direct interviews with surviving homesteaders, but most seem to be third party information concerning the early homesteaders. The material was received in an unorganized state and was reorganized alphabetically. These historical sketches are incomplete and offer only brief facts on the persons noted.