George B. Winship Papers, 1882, 1921, 1964
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Brief Description:

The George B. Winship Papers date from 1921 and 1964. Included are two copies of a 45 page typewritten essay entitled "Pioneering in North Dakota."  The essay regards the stage coach station Winship and William Budge erected on the Turtle River, fourteen miles north of Grand Forks, in 1871. In December 1872, Winship sold his share of the business to Budge, and moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he took up trade as a printer. He returned to the Grand Forks in June 1879, when he founded what eventually became known as the Grand Forks Herald. Winship wrote "Pioneering in North Dakota" in April 1921.

Also included is an August 2, 1964, article from the Grand Forks Herald entitled "Herald Founder Won One August Battle in 1889 But Lost Another." The article reports on the political intrigue surrounding Winship and his battles with the "old gang" of North Dakota politicians, chiefly Alexander McKenzie and Nehemiah Ordway.

Finally, the collection contains a photocopy of Winship's typewritten autobiography. Events described include the Sibley Expedition of 1864, the Riel Rebellion, the Davy Expedition of 1867 and numerous Red River Valley and Grand Forks happenings. The photocopied typescript dates from 1882 and is not complete. The holder of the original is unknown.

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/739
Created by: Winship, George (1847-1931)
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: Additional material, in the form of Winship's autobiography, was deposited on September 14, 1988 (Acc.#88-1620).  The donor is unknown.
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Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Grand Forks - Newspapers
Pioneer Life
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: The collection was originally part of the North Dakota Biographical File
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). George B. Winship Papers. OGLMC 739. Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: The finding aid was migrated to Archon in March 2012.