Herman Stern Papers, 1904-1979
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Brief Description: The collection contains correspondence, documents, audio tapes, scrapbooks, and photographs related to Stern's work in helping Jewish refugees escape Nazi Germany prior to World War II, as well as his work on behalf of the American war effort. Further, the collection contains materials related to his civic and philanthropic efforts in North Dakota, including the Greater North Dakota Association, North Dakota Winter Show, Boy Scouts of America, and Rotary Club, as well as materials on his business dealings, specifically the Straus Company.
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] library.und.edu
Record Series Number: OGLMC/217
Created by: Stern, Herman (1887-1980)
Volume: 25.25 Linear Feet

Additional material was received from:

Edward Stern, Fargo, North Dakota, September 15, 1980; Acc.#80- 666

James Hetland, Grand Forks, North Dakota, August 17, 1985; Acc. #85-1392


The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1: World War II

Series 2: Civic Organizations

Series 3: Business

Series 4: Other Materials

Series 5: Scrapbooks

Series 6: Photographs

Series 7: Audio Tapes

Series 8: Oral History

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Business and Industry
Military History - World War II (WW2)
Religion - Jewish
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]
Acquisition Notes:   Donation; The acquisition records are unavailable
Related Publications: "You Have Been Kind Enough to Assist Me": Herman Stern and the Jewish Refugee Crisis, by Terry Shoptaugh. Fargo: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 2008.
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Herman Stern Papers.  OGLMC 217, 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 September 2015.