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Wynona H. Wilkins Papers, 1956-1994

Collection Overview

Title: Wynona H. Wilkins Papers, 1956-1994

ID: OGLMC/1296

Creator: Wilkins, Wynona

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 10/15/1994

Languages: English [eng]


UND French professor, author, editorial assistant for North Dakota Quarterly, chronicler of North Dakota’s image

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Administrative Information

Accruals: 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.

Acquisition Source: Wynona Wilkins, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: Donation; Acc. #94-1979

Separated Materials: Six photographs were separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinet.

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.

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

Processing Information: Finding aid migrated to Archon in November 2013.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "The Idea of North Dakota" by Wynona Wilkins; North Dakota Quarterly, Winter 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Material used for ArticleAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: "Some Perceptions of North Dakota" by Wynona Wilkins; speech given at the FLAND banquet, April 9, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "The Image of North Dakota in recent American Travel Literature" by Ann Rathke; North Dakota Quarterly, Fall 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "The Mind and Spirit of North Dakota Part II"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: DAKOTA SKETCHES, School of the Air History Series No. 5-8Add to your cart.
Folder 8: BuffaloAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Comic StripsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1981-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Drake, ND Book Burning, 1973-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Economy, 1969-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Ethnic, 1971-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Greeting CardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: HumanitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Magazine ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: MisspellingAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Missiles, 1969-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Music, 1971-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Names; Newspaper Clippings, 1969-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Other States' Images, 1968-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 22: PerceptionAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Population: 1970 Census of Population: Number of Inhabitants: North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Population; Clippings, 1956-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Schools in North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Weather; Newspaper Clippings, 1966-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Weather; Magazine Articles and Postcard, 1966-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Zap, ND; Zip to Zap, 1969-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 29: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Photograph 1: Robert and Wynona WilkinsAdd to your cart.
Photograph 2: Robert and Wynona Wilkins present first-edition copy of North Dakota: A History to Congressman Mark AndrewsAdd to your cart.
Photograph 3: Robert and Wynona Wilkins present first-edition copy of North Dakota: A History to Senator Quentin BurdickAdd to your cart.
Photograph 4: Joseph Duffey, Robert and Wynona Wilkins, Eleanor Goodall, and Everett AlbersAdd to your cart.
Photograph 5: Robert and Wynona Wilkins with Arthur and Grace LinkAdd to your cart.
Photograph 6: Robert and Wynona Wilkins autographing their books for Arthur LinkAdd to your cart.