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Burt Finney Papers, 1925-1959
Title: Burt Finney Papers
ID: OGLMC 1256
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet
Pharmacist in Bismarck, North Dakota; World War II veteran
Burt Finney was born to Charles and Ellen Finney on April 11, 1880 on a homestead in Cass County. At age 14, he became an apprentice to the local pharmacist. He moved to Bismarck seven years later, where he established his own pharmacy. He lived in Bismarck for the rest of his life. On January 17, 1917 he married Mary J. Stevens of Bismarck, ND. His first and only child, Mary Louise Finney, was born on July 30, 1919. Throughout his life Burt was involved in many clubs and organizations and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Burt enjoyed hunting, fishing, music, theatre, and ballet. He died August 13, 1959.
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Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: Mary Louise Finney, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Burt Finney Papers. OGLMC 1256, 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 November 2013.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Scope and Contents:
The Burt Finney Papers consist mainly of correspondence from Burt to his daughter, Mary Louise (Box 1, Folder 5 - Box 2, Folder 12). The letters date from 1925-1958 and discuss topics such as: birthdays, trips, politics, weather, parental concerns regarding Mary's grades, jobs, and social life, as well as World War II, Burt's social life, and entertainment.
In addition to the letters, the collection contains an eleven-chapter book related to Finney's correspondence compiled by Mary Louise (Box 1, Folder 1-2). Also included are character sketches and odds and ends from the book As I Remember It written by Burt Finney, in addition to the finished book itself (Box 1, Folders 3-4).