Title: Mabel Bliven Oral Interviews
ID: OGLMC 790
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
On January 4, 1916, Mabel and Emery Bliven were married in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Two days later, they moved to a homestead forty miles east of Middle River, Minnesota, in rural Beltrami County. Mabel gave birth to a daughter, Dolores, on November 16, 1916, at her mother's house in Grand Forks. A second daughter, Harriet, was born in September 1918. After proving their claim, the Bliven family moved back to Grand Forks in 1921.
Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: Susan Peterson, UND Department of History.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item).Mabel Bliven Papers. OGLMC 790, 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 October 2013.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Scope and Contents: The Mabel Bliven Oral Interviews consist of Mabel’s remembrances of living on the family homestead in Beltrami County. Other subjects are discussed, including the celebration surrounding the end of World War I, but the vast majority of the interview regards life on the homestead. A transcript, as well as the taped interview on two audio-cassette tapes, is included.