Samuel Torgerson Papers, 1895-1952
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Brief Description:

The Samuel Torgerson Papers consist primarily of the incoming personal correspondence of Torgerson, dating from 1895 to 1939. Letters from prominent North Dakotans include: J.F.T. O’Connor, Gerald P. Nye, Olger B. Burtness, John Moses, John Burke, and Asle J. Gronna. The correspondence documents Torgerson’s personal, business, religious, social and political interests. The correspondence dates from 1895 to 1939, and is arranged chronologically.

A subject index to the Samuel Torgerson correspondence was created and is arranged alphabetically. The list also includes names of people with whom Torgerson corresponded frequently, or who were prominent political figures. All of the correspondence with each of these groups is listed under the person's name. Significant subjects covered in these letters will also appear under the relevant subject headings. Under each subject heading are entries consisting of the date, a content note, and the box and folder location of the correspondence.

Besides the correspondence, a biographical sketch of Samuel Torgerson is included. The sketch was written in 1952 by Marion Richards, the daughter of Samuel Torgerson. Two folders of Torgerson’s speeches and writings are also included.

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/0012
Created by: Torgerson, Samuel (1856-1947)
Volume: 2.25 Linear Feet
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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
Business and Industry
Politics and Government - Democratic Party
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Marion Richards, Grand Forks, North Dakota  The acquisition records are unavailable.
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Samuel Torgerson Papers. OGLMC 12, 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.