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Raymond G. Vendsel Papers, 1953-1975

Collection Overview

Title: Raymond G. Vendsel Papers, 1953-1975


Creator: Vendsel, Raymond G. (1917-1989)

Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 03/07/1980

Languages: English [eng]


1917-1989; North Dakota State Senate, 1957-1960, and unsuccessful candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 1954 and United States Senate in 1958

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Raymond Vendsel Papers contain political correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks and memorabilia dating from 1953 to 1975. Also included is a research paper about Vendsel, written by a student at Minot State Teacher’s College. The scrapbooks consist primarily of undated, political newspaper clippings. The campaigns of Vendsel are included in the scrapbooks.

Three oversize photographs were placed in the OGLMC oversize photograph cabinet.

Administrative Information

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

Acquisition Source: Raymond G. Vendsel, Minot, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: Donation; 80-635

Separated Materials: Photographs 1-3 are oversize and located in the oversize photograph cabinet (top drawer)

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Raymond G. Vendsel Papers. OGLMC 562, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

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

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Political Correspondence, 1953-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Seminar Paper by Merle Parsley, Minot State Teacher’s College: “Raymond Vendsel: Statesman, Rancher and Friend”, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Newspaper Clippings (Political), February-April 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Newspaper Clippings of John F. Kennedy's Assassination, December 9, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Memorabilia - Political buttons, etc.Add to your cart.

One "Vendsel for Congress" bumper sticker

Two "Vendsel U.S. Senate" bumper stickers

One ticket for the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, July 1952

Four buttons: "Vendsel for Congress"; (William) Guy; Ailsa Simonson; and North Dakota USA

One name tag: Mrs. Ray Vendsel, Presidential Reception Committee for Harry S. Truman in Minot, September 29, 1952

One tie clasp: McClusky Canal Groundbreaking, May 1970

Three pins: Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, 1960; Kennedy pin; Adlai pin (Adlai Stevenson?)

Folder 7: PhotographsAdd to your cart.

562-4: From left - G. Mennen Williams, Raymond Vendsel, and McKenzie County newspaper publisher, undated

562-5: From left - Walter Hjelle, Estes Kefauver, and Raymond Vendsel, undated

562-6: Daphna Nygaard (left) and unidentified woman, October 11, 1958

562-7: From left - Vendsel, Harry S. Truman, and John Lord (candidate for governor), October 11, 1958

562-8: From left - Harry S. Truman, Vendsel, and Sydney B. Hocking, October 1958

562-9: Estes Kefauver, undated

562-10: Senator Kefauver and Vendsel at rally near Minot, May 7, 1956

562-11: Seated in front - Esther Vendsel, Mrs. G. Mennen Williams, Rosamund O'Brien; seated behind - Jean Guy; standing in back - John Yunker, William Guy, Vendsel, Irene Yunker, G. Mennen Williams, undated

562-12: From left - William Guy, G. Mennen Williams, Vendsel, Mary and P. William Lanier, undated

562-13: Raymond Vendsel, undated

Item 1: “John F. Kennedy Memorial Edition” of Life magazine, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 2: “The President and His Son,” Look, December 3, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 3: Political Scrapbook 1Add to your cart.
Item 4: Political Scrapbook 2Add to your cart.
Oversize Folder 1: PhotographsAdd to your cart.

562-1: North Dakota House of Representatives, 1963

562-2: North Dakota Senate, 1957

562-3: North Dakota Senate, 1959