Jerald Quam Papers, 1982-1988
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Brief Description:

The Jerald Quam Papers consist of material relating to the Grand Forks Speedway, as well as automobile racing in North Dakota. Included are issues of Inside Track magazine, dedicated to racing in North Dakota. Also included are several racing programs, entitled Greater Grand Forks Speedway. There is an issue of a nationally published magazine titled Open Wheel, which contains an article on the Grand Forks Speedway on page 62. Also included are several issues of Pride 'n Joy, a collector car magazine published in Valley City, North Dakota.

Over seventy photographs were separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets. The photographs depict the Grand Forks Speedway, as well as drivers and cars that raced there.

The Grand Forks Speedway was constructed as a Works Progress Administration project in 1937. Over twenty thousand people attended the dedication of the speedway, presided over by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on October 4, 1937. The track was renovated in the 1950s and is still used every Friday during the summer for races.

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/1157
Created by: Quam, Jerald (1942-)
Volume: 1.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/28/1987.
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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
Grand Forks - Speedway
Sports and Recreation - Auto Racing
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Jerald Quam, Hendrum, Minnesota  Donation; 87-1569 and 88-1599
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Jerald Quam Papers. OGLMC 1157, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in February 2013.