Eunice Gronvold Kalloch Papers, 1873-1983
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Brief Description:

The Eunice Gronvold Kalloch Papers primarily consist of materials related to the political career of her father, F.T. Gronvold. Also included are photographs, newspapers, periodicals, and books. In addition, there are materials about Eunice Kalloch Park in Albuquerque, the teaching career of Kalloch's mother, Alice Egeland Gronvold, and about the Ellingson Gronvold Hardware Store and Gronvold Motor Company, both in Rugby,

Fingar Thorsen Gronvold was born 25 April 1868 in Eggedal, Buskerud, Norway. He received his education at a common school in Norway and emigrated in 1886. Gronvold came to North Dakota and settled near Rugby. He owned and operated a hardware store called Gronvold-Halseth Company. He later went into the automobile business with his sons.

In 1899, Gronvold became active in politics and was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives as a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to the state senate in 1908 and held this seat until 1918. In 1930, he returned to the senate and served until his death on 7 November 1941. Gronvold was involved in community affairs, serving 23 years on the Board of Directors for the Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby. He was also a member of the Rugby City Council.

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/578
Created by: Kalloch, Eunice Gronvold (1908-1988)
Volume: 10.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/30/1980. Eunice Gronvold Kalloch donated additional materials in the summer of 1982: 82-1001, 82-1003, and 82-1019.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
New Mexico
Politics and Government - Republican Party
University of North Dakota - Alumni
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Norwegian [nor]
Acquisition Notes: Eunice Gronvold Kalloch, Albuquerque, New Mexico  Donation; 80-659
Related Publications:

Kalloch, Eunice Gronvold.  The first ladies of New Mexico.  Santa Fe: Lightning Tree, 1982.

Kalloch, Eunice Gronvold.  Papa and mama were pioneers. Albuquerque, 1983.

PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Eunice Gronvold Kalloch Papers. OGLMC 578, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in March 2013.