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John Rolczynski Papers, 1919-1988
Title: John Rolczynski Papers
ID: OGLMC 1341
Extent: 15.0 Linear Feet
Chronicler and historian of Minto, North Dakota
John P. Rolczynski was born in Minto, North Dakota, on February 1, 1929. He was the son of Frank J. and Bertha Rolczynski. John Rolczynski served in the United States Air Force from 1953 until 1957. He died on November 28, 2014, in Grand Forks.
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Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: John Rolczynski, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). John Rolczynski Papers. OGLMC 1341, 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 August 2014.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Scope and Contents:
The John Rolczynski Papers were extensively damaged during the 1997 Red River Valley Flood. On May 8, 1997, the day after the donation of John Rolczynski Papers, the entire collection was delivered to a frozen food locker in Hope, North Dakota. The materials remained there for a year until they were shipped from Hope to Grand Forks Grocer in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Working with two to three boxes at a time, the Department of Special Collections unfroze and dried each document prior to appraisal and processing. The John Rolczynski Papers have been divided into five series as follows:
Series 1: Minto Subject Files
Series 2: Minto History Book
Series 3: General Correspondence
Series 4: Legal Materials
Series 5: Photographs