Michael Polovitz Papers, 1988-2001
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Brief Description:

The Michael Polovitz Papers date from 1988-2003. It consists of four scrapbooks kept by his wife Barb which contain many articles from the Grand Forks Herald, as well as some articles from the North Dakota League of Cities Bulletin, The Washington Post, Business America, The New York Times, and Money. These scrapbooks also include programs from the many events he attended while as mayor, thank you notes from the countless people that he helped, pictures from the places he visited, correspondence, and documents pertaining to city projects that he worked on.

Also included is Polovitz’s book, The Mayor’s Alley. This book was written in 1997 using the scrapbooks mentioned above and details the many things that Polovitz accomplished while in office, along with the hardships that came with the position.

A fifth scrapbook documents Polovitz’s time serving as a State Senator. Much of what is contained in this scrapbook is articles from the Grand Forks Herald and the Bismarck Tribune. These articles cover Polovitz’s proposed tax break for all North Dakota citizens under thirty years of age which was not passed. This scrapbook also contains many pictures of Polovitz as well as thank you notes.

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] library.und.edu
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1481
Created by: Polovitz, Michael (1926-2013)
Volume: 1.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 11/22/2004.
More information is available at http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH008179159
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Politics and Government - Democratic/Nonpartisan League (Dem/NPL)
University of North Dakota - Faculty
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Michael Polovitz, Grand Forks, North Dakota  Donation; Acc.#2004- 2721
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Michael Polovitz Papers.  OGLMC 1481, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in December 2013.