Title: Lillian Bolack Papers
ID: OGLMC 1089
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
1906-1995; 28 page essay regarding the pioneer life of Alfred Bolack, Lillian’s father. Alfred Bolack moved to Dakota Territory from Ohio circa 1873
Lillian Elizabeth Bolack was born November 15, 1906, to Alfred and Caroline (Ritter) Bolack. Lillian had two sisters and one brother. She attended Rye No. 2 school in Grand Forks County, which was two miles from where the family lived. Lillian graduated from St. James Academy in Grand Forks, and her family regularly attended St. Michael's Church. She lived on the farm with her brother, Alfred. In 1988, she moved to St. Anne's Guest Home. Lillian Bolack died September 11, 1995, at United Hospital in Grand Forks.
Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: Father William Sherman, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Lillian Bolack Papers. OGLMC 1089. 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 July 2013.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Scope and Contents: The Lillian Bolack Papers includes an essay written by Bolack entitled "Pushing Back the Frontiers: A Pioneer Family in Rye Township, Grand Forks, North Dakota." The paper is 28 pages long and relates stories of Alfred Bolack's life as a child, husband, and father, along with his five brothers and six sisters, dating back to 1858. Alfred Bolack moved from Ohio to North Dakota around 1873, where he started a farm near what is now Larimore and eventually moved closer to Grand Forks.