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N. Johanna Kildahl Papers, 1895-1951

Collection Overview

Title: N. Johanna Kildahl Papers, 1895-1951

ID: OGLMC/0073

Creator: Kildahl, N. Johanna (1868-1967)

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1951

Languages: English [eng]


1868-1967; Towner County, North Dakota, homesteader, political writer

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The N. Johanna Kildahl Papers largely consist of various writings by Miss Kildahl. Some deal with her life and childhood, but most are about politics. The political writings focus on the League of Nations and international law. Kildahl believed that the League of Nations should have been formed more carefully and composed of as many nations as possible. Each of those nations would then have equal rights within the League.

The essay titled "Selfhelp" details her financial struggles as a student at the University of North Dakota, but also discusses the many benefits she obtained from having a college education.  Another essay, "Reminiscences", is a personal history of homestead life on the Dakota prairie of the 1880s. Daily life is described along with significant events of the time. Kildahl's description of this era provides a clear and personal view of life as a farm child.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional material was donated by Dr. Paul Kannowski, UND Biology Department, in 1985 (86-1467).

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: N. Johanna Kildahl

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). N. Johanna Kildahl Papers.  OGLMC 73, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in February 2014.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Selfhelp" (read in chapel at The University of North Dakota, 1895). 3pp.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letter to President Woodrow Wilson, Versailles, France, January 15, 1919 from Maza, ND, typewritten copy, 6pp.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letter to the Hon. W. G. Harding, Marion, Ohio, December 30, 1920 from Minneapolis, MN, typewritten copy, 7 ppAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: "International Law," 1924, 18 pp.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "League of Nations," 1924, 14 ppAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: "Practical Plan for World Peace," 1924, 17 pp. And "Five Fundamental Slogans for World Peace", 1 pAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "World Court," 1924, 24 pp.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspaper clippings from Minneapolis newspapers regarding Kildahl's League of Nations activitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Reminiscences, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 10: GratitudeAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Letter from Kildahl to Mr. Peterson, November 20, 1951Add to your cart.