North Dakota Depression Interviews, 1920-1940
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Brief Description:

The first 35 folders are the result of a History class at the University of North Dakota in 1974, entitled "North Dakota in the Depression."  Students in the class interviewed many North Dakotans about the Great Depression experiences.  In some cases, a transcription of the interview is included, although the majority is reports of the interview.

Folders 36-60 are the result of a 1999 oral history project undertaken by the Walsh County Historical Preservation Commission.  These interviews were recorded on audio cassette tape and then transcribed.  The tapes and transcriptions were given to Dr. Kim Porter of the UND History Department, who then donated them to the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

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/274
Volume: 2.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1974. Additional material was deposited by Dr. Kim Porter, UND History Department, on 6 August 2009 (Acc.#2011-3068).
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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
Great Depression
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: The original acquisition records are unavailable.
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item).  North Dakota Depression Interviews.  OGLMC 274, 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 February 2013.