Franz Rickaby Papers, 1918-2012
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Brief Description: The Rickaby Papers are a small collection of materials regarding his work at the University of North Dakota and his legacy. Among the local materials are selected articles from the Grand Forks Herald (1918-1923) and a tribute after his premature death from The Quarterly Journal of the University of North Dakota (1925). In addition, the collection contains a typescript of his play The Christmas Spirit: A Poetic Fantasy in Two Acts and another typescript about the Dacotah/Dakota Playmakers. Lastly, there are published articles about the life of Rickaby from the Journal of American Folklore (1968) and from California History (2011).
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/698
Created by: Rickaby, Franz L. (1889-1925)
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 12/07/1981. Additional materials were deposited in 1983 (83-1218) and by Rickaby's granddaughter, Gretchen Dykstra
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
University of North Dakota - Faculty
University of North Dakota - Theater
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Original materials were part of the UND biographical file  Donation (81-868)
Related Materials:

OGLMC 175: Olger B. Burtness Papers

OGLMC 685: Frederick H. Koch Papers

OGLMC 1155: Sara Edna Hesketh Papers

Frans Rickaby Collection at the Mills Music Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Related Publications:

Rickaby, Franz, and Lillian Rickaby. The Christmas Spirit: A Poetic Fantasy in Two Acts. Grand Forks, ND: The Normanden Publishing Company, 1921.

Rickaby, Franz, and Lillian Rickaby. Waiting at the Church: A Farce in One Act. Boston, MA: Walter H. Baker Company, 1923.

Rickaby, Franz. Ballads and Songs of the Shanty-Boy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1926.

Rickaby, Franz, Gretchen Dykstra, and James P. Leary. Pinery Boys: Songs and Songcatching in the Lumberjack Era. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2017.

PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Franz Rickaby Papers. OGLMC 698. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.