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Robert D. Campbell Papers, 1909-1959, 1979

Collection Overview

Title: Robert D. Campbell Papers, 1909-1959, 1979


Creator: Campbell, Robert D. (1867-1961)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Languages: English [eng]


1867-1961; Grand Forks physician who was a member of the Medical Corps in World War I

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Robert D. Campbell Papers date from 1909-1959, and consist primarily of correspondence. The business correspondence is arranged first, dates from 1909-1941, and consists mostly of letters from Campbell’s professional colleagues regarding patient referral and care. Correspondence from Campbell’s patients regarding both their symptoms and their bills is also included.

Personal correspondence is arranged next, and has been housed in three folders. These letters date from Campbell’s service in the Medical Corps in World War I, and were sent from him to his wife. The letters were written while Campbell was stationed in the United States, as well as from when he was in France. He commonly wrote about daily happenings around camp, what the weather was like, and what he was doing on his down time. Most of his time in France was spent away from the front lines at Evacuation Hospital Number 12. He did visit the front lines from time to time, however, including right before the armistice took effect. On the morning of November 11, 1918, he wrote that “The big guns were going all night. We wonder if it means that the Germans are going to refuse to surrender. Many happy returns of the date, it may be a great day in history.” Campbell sent letters until he returned to the United States in February 1919.

Also included are folders containing the text of Campbell’s speeches, newspaper clippings, and biographical information.  A miscellaneous folder contains opera programs, UND publications, professional citations, and material related to the Robert D. Campbell Foundation.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional material was donated by Mary Margaret Frank, Grand Forks, North Dakota, on November 20, 1990; Acc.#91-1766

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

Acquisition Method: Donation; the acquisition records are unavailable

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Robert D. Campbell Papers.  OGLMC 132, 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_ALEPH006989188

Box and Folder Listing

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Folder 1: Business Correspondence, January 1909 - February 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Business Correspondence, October 1919 - December 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Business Correspondence, August 1922 - December 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Personal Correspondence, January - November 11, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Personal Correspondence, November 13, 1918 - February 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Personal Correspondence, June 1946 - January 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Speeches, 1946-1952, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Letter (1918) and biographical information (1979)Add to your cart.