Edward J. Franta Papers, 1923-1928
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Brief Description:

The Edward J. Franta Papers consists primarily of a scrapbook documenting his time at the University of North Dakota between 1923 and 1927.

The scrapbook begins with a few pages of entries made by friends. The information collected from each individual includes the following: the date, hometown, nickname, birthday, ambition, "happy thoughts" and photograph. The first entry in this section was made in 1923 and the last one was made in 1926.

A majority of the scrapbook contains photographs and newspaper articles about UND athletics, fraternities, sororities and Franta's involvement at UND. The articles are taken primarily from the Dakota Daily Student and Grand Forks Herald, although articles from other newspapers are included. Specific information included about UND's athletic and intramural sports teams are game summaries, player profiles and photographs of individuals or teams. Additional articles focus on the events and activities taking place at the fraternities and sororities on campus, such as their meetings, elections, socials and other general information. Other articles center on Franta's achievement and involvements at UND.

A portion of the scrapbook includes newspaper articles, photographs and a certificate of completion from the advanced infantry training that Franta completed at Camp Snelling in July of 1926.

Also included in the collection are copies of articles published in the Alumni Review, Cavalier County Republican and Who's Who about Franta.

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/1470
Created by: Franta, Edward J. (1906-1988)
Volume: 1.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/10/2003.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
University of North Dakota - Alumni
University of North Dakota - Student Life
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Harry Franta, Libertyville, Illinois  Donation; Acc.2003-2648
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item).  Edward Franta Papers.  OGLMC 1470, 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 November 2014.