Clyde Duffy Papers, 1911-1973
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Brief Description:

The Clyde Duffy Papers date from 1911-1973, and consist mainly of correspondence. Duffy was an active member of the North Dakota Republican Party, and this is reflected in the large amount of political correspondence in the collection. Also included is correspondence, reports, and legal materials related to his service as a Special Investigator appointed by Governor John Moses. Other materials include several folders containing the text of his speeches, legal materials, and a 1973 autobiography entitled “Observations Along the Way.

The collection was reprocessed in January 2005; material housed in Boxes 5 and 6 was rearranged and placed into acid-free folders. Researchers should note that some material which was listed as being housed in these two boxes was not found when the collection was reprocessed. The material in question consisted mainly of various political pamphlets collected by Duffy.

Several publications were separated and added to the North Dakota Book Collection. This includes four editions of The Red Flame, as well as several publications of the United States Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections. From 1941 and 1942, this committee investigated claims the Langer was not entitled to his Senate seat due to misconduct “as a public officer and as an attorney at law.” The committee ultimately recommended that Langer should not be seated, although the entire Senate voted 52-30 to seat Langer.

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/0052
Created by: Duffy, F. Clyde (1890-1977)
Volume: 6.75 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
Politics and Government - North Dakota Governor
Politics and Government - Republican Party
University of North Dakota - Alumni
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes:   Donation; The acquisition records are unavailable
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Clyde Duffy Papers.  OGLMC 52, 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 April 2014.