P.H. Costello Papers, 1934-1944
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Brief Description:

The P.H. Costello Papers consist entirely of correspondence to and from Costello, dated 1934- 1944. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence between Costello and John Moses. The two had known each other from their days together at UND, in addition to their joint affiliation with the Democratic Party. Much of the correspondence relates to the political climate in Griggs County and the status of the Democratic Party in North Dakota, as well as the nature of politics statewide. The two were close friends, however, as they frequently discussed happenings in each other's families, as well as John Moses' health.

The collection also contains a 1936 letter from Costello to William Langer. Costello, then President of the American Pharmaceutical Association, pledges to assist the Governor-Elect with any questions he may have regarding food and drug legislation and public health.

Also included is correspondence to and from Thomas Moodie, who won election as the Democratic candidate for Governor in 1934. Both Moodie and Costello express pleasure regarding levels of support for the Democratic Party in Griggs County.

Also included are several 1942 letters of recommendation on the behalf of Costello to the NABP. Finally, several letters written by Costello regarding the job applications of friends are present.

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

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/1257
Created by: Costello, P.H. (Patrick Henry) (1897-1971)
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 08/14/1992.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Cooperstown, North Dakota
Health and Medicine
Politics and Government - Democratic Party
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Robert Vogel, Grand Forks, North Dakota  Donation; Acc.#92-1838
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). P.H. Costello Papers.  OGLMC 1257, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in January 2014.