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North Dakota Prisoner of War Reports, 1982

Collection Overview

Title: North Dakota Prisoner of War Reports, 1982

ID: OGLMC/786

Creator: Lian, Elmer T. (1918-2001)

Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 10/27/1982

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

World War II and Korean War

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The North Dakota Prisoner of War Reports consist of lengthy questionnaires completed by North Dakota prisoners of war from World War II and the Korean War. The questionnaires highlight the experiences of serviceman held in various prisoner of war camps in Germany, Japan and Korea. In addition to the questionnaires, many photocopied photographs, letters, telegrams and other documents are included.

The North Dakota Prisoner of War Reports was a project officially supported by the North Dakota Ex-Prisoner of War Organization and the Chester Fritz Library.  Elmer Lian of Grand Forks, North Dakota, designed and administered the project in 1982 in order to preserve the history of North Dakota's prisoners of war. Lian himself was a prisoner of war in Germany in 1944 and 1945.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Elmer Lian, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: Donation; Acc.#82-1046

Separated Materials:

Three photographs were separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets:

OGL#786-1 Crew of bomber Dakota Demon, no date

OGL#786-2 Bomber Mean Kid, June 1944

OGL#786-3 Crew of bomber Mean Kid, no date

Related Materials:

Kriegieland: Conversations with ex-POWs Video # 1018-1040, 1427-1433

Stalag Luft I POW 55th Anniversary, Video # 1460-1462

Edward and Elmer T. Lian Papers, OGLMC 208

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). North Dakota Prisoner of War Reports. OGLMC 786, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in November 2013.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH000773402


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Allen, Henry E. of Dickinson: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Behle, William of Valley City: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Boyd, Darwin R. of New Rockford: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Bonemeyer, Maurice of Fargo: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Burns, Edward A. of Bowman: JapanAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Byars, Rhynard of Fairdale: JapanAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Carlascio, J.A. of Jamestown: JapanAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Carlson, Orlean E. of Devils Lake: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Carlson, Pershing Y. of Bismarck: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Cole, Brownell H. of Valley City: JapanAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Deede, Jerry of Fargo: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Dolejsi, Joe of Bismarck: GermanAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Everson, Lloyd C. of Dunseith: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Fliflet, Orval of Hannaford: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Foster, Charles C. of Minot: JapanAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Frank, Peter E. of Fargo: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Helmer, Alvin O. of Lidgerwood: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Holmgren, Lester E. of West Fargo: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Huber, Vernon R. of Mandan: KoreaAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Johnson, Albert A. of Milnor: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Knudson, Glenn C. of Larimore: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Lian, Elmer T. of Grand Forks: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: McCloud, Merlin S. of Maddock: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Medenwaldt, Dennis of Minot: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Murphy, Eugene P. of Grand Forks: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Ott, George L. of Reeder: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Petterson, Bernard of Binford: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Schmit, Rev. David of Drake: GermanAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Scholand, Joseph of Reynolds: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Schuld, Nick of Richardton: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Selliken, Juline B. of Grafton: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Smith, Donald of Souris: JapanAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Soderberg, Willard D. of Portland: KoreaAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Sortland, Sam of Ambrose: JapanAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Stone, Floyd L. of Walhalla: KoreaAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Tastad, Herald of Portland: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Tjomsland, Gordon J. of Menoken: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Tofte Edwin of Epping: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Walker, Dan of Mayville: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Wenger, George of Flasher: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Zahn, Sylvester of Linton: GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Correspondence sent by Elmer Lian along with questionnairesAdd to your cart.