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Laura Green Papers, 1870-1969
Title: Laura Green Papers, 1870-1969
Primary Creator: Green, Laura (1876-1969)
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 09/06/1991
Subjects: Grand Forks, Women's History
Scope and Contents of the Materials
Collection Historical Note
Laura Green was born September 24, 1876. Her father, George Aker, and his wife came to Dakota Territory by covered wagon. They built a cabin in 1870 in what is now the Riverside Park area of Grand Forks, North Dakota. They are believed to be the first white family to settle in Grand Forks.
Laura Green graduated from Grand Forks High School in 1893. In 1898 she married Robert Green, a prominent contractor in Grand Forks. She was an active charter member of the Congregational Church, now known as the Federated Church. She worked in the office of the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce when it was first organized. She served as secretary of the Public Welfare Association for many years, worked with the original Community House and was on the board of the YMCA for 7-8 years. She was also especially active in Red Cross work and also active in the Masonic Lodge, the Community Chest Organization for about 11 years. Laura Green died November 22, 1969.
Materials found in the collection served as the source of biographical information.
Repository: Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: Wyman Sheppard, nephew of Laura Green, and his wife Alice
Acquisition Method: Donation; 91-1770
Separated Materials: A taped interview with Laura Green was separated and placed in the Video Tape Collection as #947.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Laura Green Papers. OGLMC 1234, 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 April 2014.
Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH000934782
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