Fred Schneider Papers, 1905-2002
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Brief Description:

The Fred Schneider Papers consist primarily of historical postcards of Grand Forks and the University of North Dakota. The postcards were kept in their original order. Two hundred Grand Forks postcards were divided into the following categories: Grand Forks promotional postcards, hotels, schools, churches, hospitals, city hall, post office and court house, public library, downtown buildings, DeMers Avenue and 3rd Street, street scenes, parks, swimming pool, town and country club, Red River bridges, Red River scenes, mills and factories, scenes of Grand Forks, state fairgrounds, airport, and armory. All of the individual Grand Forks postcards are listed in the box and folder inventory.

Materials related to the University of North Dakota include a Murad Cigarette card, two Egyptienne Luxury tobacco silks, and 53 historical postcards. The postcards depict the UND campus and buildings such as the President's residence, Chester Fritz Auditorium, and the Library building. All of the individual UND postcards are listed in the box and folder inventory.

Also included are 172 of Fred Schneider's personal pictures of the 1997 flood. The pictures were kept in their original order, and depict the Schneider home and their neighborhood before and after the flood, as well as the city of Grand Forks after the flood. Also included are four aerial photographs of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. All of the photographs are listed in the box and folder inventory.

Buttons from the Fort Totten Days, the United Tribes Pow-Wow, and the UND Indian Association (UNDIA) Time-Out and WACIPI are also included. Duplicate Time-Out and WACIPI buttons were placed in University Publications. All of the individual buttons are listed in the box and folder inventory.

Other materials in the collection include Schneider's personal journal from the 1997 flood, an article from Life Magazine entitled "After the Flood: Grand Forks Rebuilds," and 1998 and 1999 Grand Forks History calendars.

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/1461
Volume: 1.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 04/03/2003.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Grand Forks - Postcards
Red River Valley Flood of 1997
University of North Dakota - Buildings
University of North Dakota - Faculty
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Fred Schneider, UND Anthropology Department  Donation; Acc.2003- 2631
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Fred Schneider Papers.  OGLMC 1461, 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 October 2014.