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John Burke Papers, 1906-1963

Collection Overview

Title: John Burke Papers, 1906-1963


Creator: Burke, John (1859-1937)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The John Burke Papers are grouped into three series detailing biographical information, correspondence and research notes.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1952

Languages: English [eng]


Governor of North Dakota (1907-1913), United States Treasurer (1913-1921), North Dakota Supreme Court (1924-1937)

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The John Burke Papers are grouped into three series.

Series One consists of biographical materials, including typescript copy of articles regarding Burke published in various newspapers and magazines as well as a selection from Lewis Crawford's History of North Dakota. Also included are newspaper clippings, mementos and posthumous honors, including the launching of Liberty Ship "John Burke" in 1942 and the unveiling of a statue of Burke in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in 1963.

Series Two consists of Burke's correspondence and writings. Correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, is mostly complete for 1916, but is quite limited in other years. Also included is a file containing 125 letters of congratulation received by Burke upon his first election to the governorship in 1906, and correspondence with Usher Burdick  from 1930-1932.

Series Three is comprised of research notes and correspondence by the Catholic Historical Society of St. Paul from a project conducted after Burke's death in May 1937. Correspondence files include numerous detailed personal reminiscences of Burke's life by friends and colleagues.

Administrative Information

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

Acquisition Source: Thomas Burke

Acquisition Method: Donation

Related Publications: Acceptance of the statue of John Burke presented by the State of North Dakota: proceedings in the Congress and in the Rotunda, United States Capitol, June 27, 1963.  Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1963.

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). John Burke Papers. OGLMC 1, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in August 2012.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH000714697

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Biographical MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biography: Personal and familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Biography: Public lifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Honors and mementos, 1912-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Newspaper clippings following death in May 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Posthumous honors, 1942, 1963Add to your cart.
Series 2: Correspondence and WritingsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Congratulatory letters received upon election as North Dakota governor, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence with Usher L. Burdick, 1930-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letters received by Burke, 1916-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Carbons of outgoing correspondence, 1915-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Text of speech delivered to National Credit Men's Association, 21 June 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 11: North Dakota Supreme Court Briefs, 1935, undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Posthumous Biographical Research Project by the Catholic Historical Society of St. Paul, MinnesotaAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, Reverend James Connolly, 1937-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, Sister Helen Angela Hurley, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Research notes of Rev. Connolly and Sister Hurley, Part 1Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Research notes of Rev. Connolly and Sister Hurley, Part 2Add to your cart.