Title: Dacotah Custom Shirt Shop Records
ID: OGLMC 1235
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Operated in Grand Forks from 1919-1934
Edwin M. Rosenquist opened the Dacotah Custom Shirt Shop in Grand Forks, North Dakota, circa 1919. In August 1920, Rosenquist transferred the mortgage to E.J. Lander & Co., a mortgage and real estate firm in Grand Forks. Lander & Co. acted as the trustee of a creditors fund established to aid Rosenquist. Unfortunately, Rosenquist still found it difficult to meet expenses and went bankrupt in August 1923. The creditors agreed to appoint Nettie Stinson as shop manager, but business did not improve. Stinson left in October 1929, and Isabel Bjelde and Louise Stavig assumed her duties. In November 1931, Stavig quit and Belle Kolstad became Bjelde's new partner. Kolstad left in April 1933, and Mrs. Dorbyshire [first name unknown] joined Bjelde as co-manager. Financial problems continued to plague the Dacotah Custom Shirt Shop and until it went out of business in December 1934.
Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: Robert Lander.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item) Dacotah Custom Shirt Shop Records. OGLMC 1235. Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in January 2013.
Collection Material Type: Business Records
Scope and Contents: The Dacotah Custom Shirt Shop Records date from 1920-1937 and contains correspondence from 1920-1931. Major correspondents include E.J. Lander, E.M. Rosenquist and Nettie Stinson. The records also include scattered office memorandums from 1923-1937, financial materials from 1920-1935, and miscellaneous materials.