Title: Fortnightly Club Records
ID: OGLMC 0038
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet
Grand Forks social club founded in 1898, consisting of prominent members of UND, as well as the business, legal and medical communities
The Fortnightly Club was founded by Rev. Frank Hays, a Grand Forks Presbyterian minister, on October 20, 1898, with sixteen charter members. Meetings were held the first and third Monday from October through May. As stated in the constitution, “The object of this club shall be the cultivation of social relations, and as a means thereto the discussion of literary, scientific, and current topics.” Membership included prominent persons at the University of North Dakota, as well as members of the business, legal and medical communities.
Acquired: An addition was received anonymously at an unknown date; Acc.2000-2448
Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Donation; the acquisition records are unavailable
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Fortnightly Club Records. OGLMC 38, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in May 2014.
Collection Material Type: Organizational Records
Scope and Contents: The Fortnightly Club Records consist mainly of papers read before the Fortnightly Club, and minutes of their meetings. Also included are newspaper clippings, programs, codes of conduct correspondence, membership information and the constitution.