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Michael Polovitz Papers, 1988-2001

Collection Overview

Title: Michael Polovitz Papers, 1988-2001

ID: OGLMC/1481

Creator: Polovitz, Michael (1926-2013)

Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 11/22/2004

Languages: English [eng]


1926-2013; Mayor of Grand Forks, 1988-1996; North Dakota State Senator, 2000-2004

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Michael Polovitz Papers, 1988-2003, consist of four scrapbooks prepared by his wife Barb. Contents are mostly articles from the Grand Forks Herald, as well as some from the North Dakota League of Cities Bulletin, The Washington Post, Business America, The New York Times, and Money. These scrapbooks also include programs from events he attended as mayor, thank you notes, pictures, correspondence, and documents pertaining to city projects. Also included is Polovitz’s book, The Mayor’s Alley. This book was written in 1997 and chronicles his accomplishments and setbacks while in office.

A fifth scrapbook pertains to his tenure as a State Senator. It contains articles from the Grand Forks Herald and the Bismarck Tribune regarding Polovitz’s proposed tax break for citizens under thirty years of age. It also has many images of Polovitz and assorted thank you notes.

Administrative Information

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

Acquisition Source: Michael Polovitz, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: Donation; 2004- 2721

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Michael Polovitz Papers. OGLMC 1481, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid added to Archon in December 2013.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Mayor’s Alley, by Mike Polovitz, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, April 1988-August 1990Add to your cart.
Item 2: Scrapbook, August 1990-August 1992Add to your cart.
Item 3: Scrapbook, August 1992-December 1994Add to your cart.
Item 4: Scrapbook, January 1995-June 1996Add to your cart.
Item 5: Scrapbook- State Senate, September 2000-May 2001Add to your cart.