Anna V. Kirk Papers, 1908-1929, 1962, 1976, 1993, 2003
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Brief Description:

The Anna V. Kirk Papers consist of a scrapbook, photographs, family history information, and a newspaper clipping pertaining to a 1925 Grand Forks trial where Anna Kirk served as a juror.

Anna Kirk created the scrapbook, which contains photographs of groups in which she was a member, ribbons from the WCTU annual conventions, and newspaper articles, many written by Kirk, about women and politics, suffrage, and WCTU activities. She personalized the scrapbook with a selection of poems, quotes, and pictures of people, such as past U.S. Presidents, who inspired her.

Two photographs are included in the collection. One is from 1925 of a grand jury in the Grand Forks County District Court. Kirk was the first woman to serve on a jury in this court. The other photograph is a 1962 portrait of Kirk. A family history contains a brief biography of her husband, Ernest Kirk, and their children, Sidney, Harvey, and Dorothy Ann. Also included is an article written by Milt Winger, resulting from an interview with Dorothy Ann Kirk, Anna's only daughter, on December 6, 1993.

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/1321
Created by: Kirk, Anna V.
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 12/04/1995.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Prohibition - Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU)
Women's History - Suffrage
Women's History - Women's Organizations
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Dorothy Ann Kirk  The Anna Victoria Kirk Papers were deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection by Dorothy Ann Kirk, Anna's daughter on December 4, 1995 (95-2048).
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item) Anna V. Kirk Papers. OGLMC 1321, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in July 2012. Minor revisions were undertaken at that time to combine materials into fewer folders. No materials were discarded at that time.