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Aaron McGaffey Beede and Ralph Gordon Beede Papers, 1899-1969

Collection Overview

Title: Aaron McGaffey Beede and Ralph Gordon Beede Papers, 1899-1969

ID: OGLMC/206

Creator: Beede, Aaron McGaffey (1859-1934)

Extent: 5.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The Aaron McGaffey Beede and Ralph Gordon Beede Papers (1899-1969) has been arranged so that material related to Aaron McGaffey Beede is first. This includes his extensive personal and professional correspondence, dating from 1915 to 1934.

Materials for Ralph Gordon Beede, son of Aaron McGaffey Beede, are arranged last. This consists primarily of personal and professional correspondence (1925-1965). One folder containing the text of speeches delivered by Ralph Gordon Beede, as well as a folder of legislative materials, is also included.

The collection was rearranged in December 2004, so that similar files were arranged together. Please note that no material was discarded during this process.

Date Acquired: 06/20/1972

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

Personal papers of Aaron McGaffey Beede, an Episcopal Church missionary to Native Americans, and his son Ralph Gordon Beede, a politician and newspaper publisher

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Included are four ledgers: the first ledger, “A,” is undated and consists of an untitled literary manuscript. Ledger “B” contains the handwritten text of Beede’s speeches, as well as newspaper clippings consisting of the text of speeches. Ledger “C” consists of miscellaneous documents and entries regarding Beede’s missionary work. The final ledger, “D,” contains diary entries for 1919.

Arranged third are Beede’s eighteen handwritten journals, which date 1912-1922. The journals record his activities as an Indian missionary, as well as reflections on his life and times. Weather reports and local happenings were also frequent entries. Researchers are urged to note that the end date for some of the journals was difficult to determine. The listed dates in the Box and Folder Inventory should not be viewed as absolute.

Several of his unpublished manuscripts, including a lengthy one on Indian customs, are also included. The manuscripts also include two essays written on the Dakota Indian Victory Dance, one mystery play, and one article written for possible publication. Beede’s finished publications are arranged next. Duplicate copies of publications were cataloged and added to the North Dakota Book Collection. Material related to Aaron McGaffey Beede ends with two folders of miscellaneous material located following the publications.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional material was received from William McGaffey Beede on June 14, 1983 (83-1173)

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

Acquisition Source: William McGaffey Beede, Minot, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: Donation

Separated Materials:

Sitting Bull & Custer by Aaron McGaffey Beede. Bismarck Tribune: 1913. Call Number: E83.876 B4

Large Indian Cornfields in North Dakota Long Ago, and an Indian Drama Petite for School Children by Aaron McGaffey Beede. Bismarck Tribune: 1914. Call Number: E78.N75 B4

Heart-in-the-Lodge, “All a Mistake” by Aaron McGaffey Beede. Bismarck Tribune: 1915. Call Number: E99.D1 B4

Toward the Sun, Poems by A. McG Beede, Ph.D., with Commentary Notes by Melvin R. Gilmore. Bismarck Tribune: 1916. Call Number: PS3503.E243 T6 1916

Self Sloughed-Off Person Free: Heart and Pluck in this Epoch by Aaron McGaffey Beede. Grant County News: 1934 Call Number: PS3503.E243 B43

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Aaron McGaffey Beede and Ralph Gordon Beede Papers. OGLMC 206, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid added to Archon in July 2012.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH006840242


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Introductory MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence regarding donation of collection, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings and Obituaries: Aaron McGaffey Beede (1934), Ralph Gordon Beede (1969)Add to your cart.
Series 2: Aaron McGaffey BeedeAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1915-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1920-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence: Citizens State Bank vs. Olaf G. Smealand, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: Bearpaw Land Papers, including sale to Ordway and correspondence with the Bank of North Dakota, 1923-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Ledgers: “A”, undated literary manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Ledgers: “B”, undated, text and clippings of speechesAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Ledgers: “C”, 1900-1902Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Ledgers: “D”, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Journal 1, 1912 - August 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Journal 2, December 18, 1913 - February 21, 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Journal 3, February 22, 1914 - August 15, 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Journal 4, August 25, 1914 - February 11, 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Journal 5, February 11, 1915 - May 16, 1915Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Journal 6, May 17, 1915 - June 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Journal 7, October 28, 1915 - December 4, 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Journal 8, December 5, 1915 - February 12, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Journal 9, February 12, 1916 - June 11, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Journal 10, June 14, 1916 - August 8, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Journal 11, August 10, 1916 - September 26, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Journal 12, September 25, 1916 - October 21, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Journal 13, October 21, 1916 - December 18, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Journal 14, (plus loose sheets from August 1914), December 19, 1916 - July 13, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Journal 15, July 14, 1917 - September 2, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Journal 16, September 4, 1917 - November 27, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Journal 17, January 24, 1919 - April 29, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Journal 18, March 28, 1920 - January 30, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 14: “Extract’s from Dad’s Journal,” article submission to Atlantic Monthly, 1943Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscript: “Private File,” outline and manuscript regarding IndiansAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Manuscript: “The Dakota Indian Victory-Dance”Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Manuscript: “Sioux Indian Victory-Dance.", November 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Manuscript: “The Man Soul: Indian View of Life, Death, Flower, Animals, Ghosts, and Whitemen, A Mystery Play in Four Acts”Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Manuscript: “Western Sioux Cosmology and Letting Go of the Ghost.", August 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Manuscript on Indian customs: A-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Manuscript on Indian customs: A-BAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Manuscript on Indian customs: A-BAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Manuscript on Indian customs: C-EAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Manuscript on Indian customs: EAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Manuscript on Indian customs: F-HAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Manuscript on Indian customs: I-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Manuscript on Indian customs: IAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Manuscript on Indian customs: M-QAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Manuscript on Indian customs: M-QAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Manuscript on Indian customs: R-UAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Manuscript on Indian customs: RAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Manuscript on Indian customs: V-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Manuscript on Indian customs: V-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Publication: Heart-in-the-Lodge, 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Publication: Large Indian Cornfields in North Dakota Long Ago and an Indian Drama Petite for School Children, 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Publication: Self Sloughed-Off Person Free: Heart and Pluck in this Epoch, (includes publicity materials), 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Publication: Sitting Bull & Custer, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Publication: Social Teaching of Paul, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Publication: Some Hindrances to Social Progress in the United States, 1899Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Publication: The Terrible Rat: The Lost Calf, and a North Dakota Congressman, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Publication: Toward the Sun, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Miscellaneous: Newspaper clippings, assorted lodge and pocket cards, check stubsAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Miscellaneous: Maps of New Leipzig, North Dakota, Street Improvements; Public Programs, North Dakota Agricultural College, 1914-1916; Bird Lore and Bird Songs of the North American Indian by N.W. Jipson; Manual for the State of North Dakota, 1926; North Dakota Historical Quarterly, October 1940; A History of... (essay book written by E. Helen, 1925; A Buffalo Sweatlodge and Early Cheyenne Villages, both written by George Bird Grinnell; The School Bell; Souvenir Programs, Department of Public Speaking, North Dakota Agricultural College, 1913-1914Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Newspaper clippings and other materials on Aaron McGaffey Beede, 1906, 1926, 1934, 1962, undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Ralph Gordon BeedeAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1925-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence: William G. Bek to R.O. Wilson regarding Beede’s Ph.B degree; lesson sheets for a short story correspondence course at UND, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1940-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1944-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1960-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 7: House and Senate Bills and MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Speeches, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence and other material relating to the induction of Ralph Gordon Beede into the North Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame, 1983Add to your cart.
Series 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Photograph 1: Two unidentified Dakota IndiansAdd to your cart.
Photograph 2: Hokanson Brothers Store, Fort Yates, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 3: Black Hills Council, Fort Yates, North Dakota, September 1923Add to your cart.
Photograph 4: Gray Hawk, a Dakota, 1923Add to your cart.
Photograph 5: Aaron McGaffey Beede, Francis Zahn and two unidentified Indians: Probably taken about 1917-1918 in Wahpeton, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 6: Ralph Gordon Beede and U.S. Representative Usher BurdickAdd to your cart.