North Dakota Prisoner of War Reports, 1982
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Brief Description:

The North Dakota Prisoner of War Reports consist of lengthy questionnaires completed by North Dakota prisoners of war from World War II and the Korean War. The questionnaires highlight the experiences of serviceman held in various prisoner of war camps in Germany, Japan and Korea. Many photocopied photographs, letters, telegrams and other documents are also  included.

The North Dakota Prisoner of War Reports was a project officially supported by the North Dakota Ex-Prisoner of War Organization and the Chester Fritz Library. Elmer Lian of Grand Forks designed and administered the project in 1982 in order to preserve the history of North Dakota's prisoners of war. Lian himself was a prisoner of war in Germany in 1944 and 1945.

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/786
Created by: Lian, Elmer T. (1918-2001)
Volume: 1.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/27/1982.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Military History - Korean War
Military History - Prisoners of War (POW)
Military History - World War II (WW2)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Elmer Lian, Grand Forks, North Dakota  Donation; 82-1046
Related Materials:

Kriegieland: Conversations with ex-POWs Video # 1018-1040, 1427-1433

Stalag Luft I POW 55th Anniversary, Video # 1460-1462

Edward and Elmer T. Lian Papers, OGLMC 208

PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). North Dakota Prisoner of War Reports. OGLMC 786, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in November 2013.