Title: Clayton N. Watkins Papers
ID: OGLMC 1608
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1924-1927
Assorted materials from a 1928 graduate of the University of North Dakota.
Clayton N. Watkins graduated from Fargo High School and then attended the University of North Dakota (UND), graduating in 1928 with a Bachelor of Arts. During his time at UND, Watkins was Sophomore Class President and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Ad Altiora Literary Society, and the Reserve Officers Training Corps (Officers' Club). He also played on the varsity football team, earning a letter in the sport, and was selected to Who's Who. In addition, Watkins was a member of the H.C. Plumley Chapter in Fargo of DeMolay International, an organization involved with teaching young men to be leaders in their communities. His trip to Europe in 1924 was likely as a representative of DeMolay.
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Acquired: 12/31/2012. Additional material donated April 30, 2013 (2013-3205)
Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: Jean Watkins Northrup, Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Clayton N. Watkins Papers. OGLMC 1219. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Scope and Contents: The Clayton N. Watkins Papers consist primarily of materials from the 1920s, when Watlkins was a high school student in Fargo and then a student at the University of North Dakota (UND). Included are several letters and postcards from a trip to Europe in 1924 and photographs from his high school and college days. There are also newspaper and magazine articles and a "Beat the Aggies" pin from a football game between UND and the North Dakota Agricultural College (later NDSU).