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Rosemarie Myrdal Papers, 1966, 1975, 1984-2016

Collection Overview

Title: Rosemarie Myrdal Papers, 1966, 1975, 1984-2016

Predominant Dates:1984-2016

ID: OGLMC/1541

Creator: Myrdal, Rosemarie (1929-2023)

Extent: 8.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 03/03/2009

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

1929-; State legislator (1985-1992), Lieutenant Governor (1992-2000), and volunteer for many organizations throughout North Dakota

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Rosemarie Myrdal Papers date from 1966 to 2016 and have been divided into six series.

Series 1: Personal

Series 2: Legislative

Series 3: Lieutenant Governor

Series 4: Volunteer Activities

Series 5: Photographs

Series 6: Oversize Materials and Artifacts

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional material was donated by Myrdal: 2012-3160, 2016-3322 and 2017-3334.

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

Acquisition Source: Rosemarie Myrdal, Edinburgh, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: Donation; Acc. 2009-2967

Separated Materials:

Five VHS video cassettes were separated and placed in the Video Tape Collection:

1541-1:  North Dakota Republican State Convention, April 3-5, 1992

1541-2: "Last Place to Governor" Compilation Reel, Schafer for Governor.  Capital Video Communications.  January 1993

1541-3: Feature on Myrdal by KXMB TV, Bismarck

1541-4:  "The Schafer Era: These Have Been Wonderful Years"

1541-5: "Marketing the Schafer Administration"

One audio cassette was separated and placed in the Audio Tape Collection.  The tape consists of a "Country Go 'Round" Interview of Rosemarie Myrdal on KLTC Radio.  The interview took place on September 23, 1992.

Researchers should note that all tapes have been loaned to an outside vendor for migration to a digital format.  For this reason, they might not be available for immediate viewing.

Related Publications: Myrdal, Rosemarie.  "My Experiences as Lieutenant Governor" in Important Voices: North Dakota's Women Elected State Officials Share Their Stories, 1893-2013. Edited by Susan E. Wefald. Institute for Regional Studies: Fargo, 2014.

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Rosemarie Myrdal Papers.  OGLMC 1541, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Processing Information: Processed by Sonja Hathaway, Special Collections intern, in Fall 2012.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: PersonalAdd to your cart.
The first series contains personal material, mainly consisting of correspondence received by Myrdal.  This correspondence dates from 1975 to 2005 and covers time periods when Myrdal was in the North Dakota House of Representatives, as Lieutenant Governor, and as a private citizen.  One folder containing certificates of appreciation and one folder of newspaper clippings are also included.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence from Ed and Nancy Schafer, 1995-2001, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1984-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1993-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Certificates Presented to Myrdal, 1986-1999Add to your cart.
Item 1: Future Farmers of America, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 2: Future Farmers of America, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 3: Office of the Governor, Regarding Service on the Educational Telecommunications Council, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 4: North Dakota School Boards Association, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 5: Future Farmers of America, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 6: American Diabetes Association, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 7: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 8: Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 9: Future Business Leaders of America, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 10: Region VI Children's Services Coordinating Committee, 1999Add to your cart.
Series 2: LegislativeAdd to your cart.
The second series contains materials from Myrdal's service in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1985 to 1992.  The materials in this series include scrapbooks, daily planners, correspondence, and certificates.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, May-November 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrapbook, November 1984-February 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Scrapbook, February-April 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Scrapbook, May 1985-December 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1986 Monthly plannerAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Scrapbook, January - December 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 1988, correspondence and articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: 1989, Planner, Articles, and AwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: 1990, Planner, Articles, and AwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: 1991, Planner, Articles, and AwardsAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Lieutenant GovernorAdd to your cart.
The third series contains materials relating to Myrdal's tenure as Lieutenant Governor.  Materials for the 1992 campaign are extensive.  The series also contains her daily planners for 1992 to 2000, as well as correspondence and other documents relating to her activities.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Biographical Information, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Election Campaign Plan, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Campaign Volunteers, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Campaign Financing, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Undated Letters of Support and News Clippings, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Miscellaneous Campaign literature, January-March 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Governor's Race Campaign Literature, January-March 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Campaign Articles, February 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Campaign Articles, March 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Campaign Articles, April 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Campaign Articles, May 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Campaign Schedule and Articles, June 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Campaign Articles, July 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Campaign Schedule, July 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Campaign Articles, August 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Campaign Schedule, August 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Campaign Articles, September 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Campaign Schedule, September 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Campaign Articles, October 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Campaign Schedule, October 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Campaign Articles, November 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Campaign Schedule, November 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 33: State Republican Convention, April 2-5, 1992Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Congratulations on Election, November-December 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Articles, December 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Invitation to Presidential Inauguration, December 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Appointment Book, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Schafer's Political Plan, May 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Articles, Spring 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Articles, Summer-Winter 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Appointment Book, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Articles and Events 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Appointment Book, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Articles and Events 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Appointment Book, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Articles and Events, Spring 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Articles and Events, Summer-Winter 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Appointment Book, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Articles and Events, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Appointment Book, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Articles and Events, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Appointment Book, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Articles and Events, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Lamar Alexander, Presidential Candidate Campaign 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Appointment Book, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Articles and Events 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Four State Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consortium, 1997-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Special Issue, Neurotoxicology and Teratology: The Four State Fetal Alcohol Consortium, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Publication: Growing Futures: Five Year Visioning Plan, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 27: North Dakota Capital Complex Master Plan, December 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Miscellaneous Speeches and Notes, 1991-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Speech Material, 1990-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Correspondence on Retirement, Death of Husband, and Christmas, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Miscellaneous, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Lt. Governor Activity Report, 1993-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Lt. Governor Activity Report, AwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Publication: An Era Of New Opportunity for North Dakota: The Schafer Administration, 1992-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Electoral College, 2000Add to your cart.
Series 4: Volunteer ActivitiesAdd to your cart.
The fourth series regards Myrdal's volunteer activities.  The series has been divided into four sub-series.
Sub-Series 1: IntroductionAdd to your cart.
The first sub-series consists of a document outlining her volunteer work, a list of the organizations of which she has been involved, and the dates of her participation.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Myrdal's Reflections on Community Service, 2001-2012Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: History and PreservationAdd to your cart.

Myrdal was passionate about preserving the history and culture of North Dakota and this is the subject of the second sub-series.  Documents relating to the Heritage Association are contained in one folder and are mainly newsletters, particularly ones in which Myrdal wrote a column.

Myrdal was involved with Preservation North Dakota from 2003 to 2007. These folders contain information on meetings, correspondence between the board members, planning for the organization, fundraising, grant proposals and awards, bylaws, and an incomplete collection of newsletters.

Myrdal served as state representative for the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 2001 to 2007. There are seven folders highlighting Myrdal’s involvement with the organization, as well as the connections between the National Trust and Preservation North Dakota.

Her involvement in Icelandic Communities Association shows not only her interest in preservation, but also links these efforts to programs to encourage tourism.  Nine folders contain notes from meetings, project plans, board members correspondence, and newsletters.

Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Heritage Association, Home Quarter, 1989-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Preservation ND, Bylaws, 1999-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Preservation ND, 1991 ConferenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Preservation ND, Newsletters, 2001-2003, 2008, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Preservation ND, Meetings and Correspondence, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Preservation ND, Meeting and Correspondence, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Preservation ND, Meetings and Correspondence, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Preservation ND, Prairie Churches Grant Proposal, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Preservation ND, Meetings and Correspondence, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Preservation ND, Meetings and Correspondence, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Preservation ND, Bush Grant Proposal, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Preservation ND, Meetings and Correspondence, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Preservation ND, Meetings and Correspondence, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Preservation ND, Hutmacher Complex, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Preservation ND, Meetings and Correspondence, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Preservation ND, Meetings and Correspondence, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 18: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 19: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 20: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 21: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 22: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 23: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 24: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Icelandic Communities Association, 1991 and 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Icelandic Communities Association, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Icelandic Communities Association, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Icelandic Communities Association, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Icelandic Communities Association, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Icelandic Communities Association, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Icelandic Communities Association, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Icelandic Communities Association, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Fjalla Blad, Icelandic Communities Newsletter, 2002-2009Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Icelandic Communities Association, By-Laws, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Icelandic Communities Association, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Icelandic Communities Association, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Icelandic Communities Association, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Icelandic Communities Association, 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Icelandic Communities Association, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Icelandic Communities Association, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Icelandic Communities Association, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Icelandic Communities Association, 2016Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Northeastern North Dakota Heritage Association, 2016Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Community DevelopmentAdd to your cart.
Myrdal was also concerned with community development. She was not only interested in basic infrastructure, but also the resources needed to provide health, education, and economic opportunities.  Several folders document her work with the Wellness Outreach Without Walls Network, as well as First Care Health Center in Park River, North Dakota. Documents related to the North Dakota Library Coordinating Council are contained in eight folders, which include correspondence, bylaws, program development and implementation, and the grants that Myrdal was directly involved in either writing or granting.  Information on North Dakota Communities Foundation, including meeting notes, correspondence, and financial statements, are divided between three folders.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Wellness Outreach Without Walls Network Grant, 2010-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 35: First Care Health Center, Strategic Planning 2003-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 36: First Care Health Center, Personnel Audit by the UND Center for Rural Health, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 37: First Care Health Center, Strategic Plan, June 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 38: First Care Health Center, Governing Board Meeting Minutes, 2011-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 39: ND Library Coordinating Council, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 40: ND Library Coordinating Council, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 41: ND Library Coordinating Council, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 42: ND Library Coordinating Council, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 43: ND Library Coordinating Council, 2008Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: ND Library Coordinating Council, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 2: ND Library Coordinating Council, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 3: ND Library Coordinating Council, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 4: ND Community Foundation, Meetings, Records, Correspondence, 2003-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 5: ND Community Foundation, Meetings, Records, Correspondence, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 6: ND Community Foundation, Meetings, Records, Correspondence, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Environment and TourismAdd to your cart.
Myrdal was also deeply interested in improving the environment and encouraging tourism.  One file of material documents Myrdal’s service with the North Dakota Centennial Trees Program from 1989 to 2001.  Documents pertaining to the North Dakota Water Commission are contained in one folder and deal with the legislative proposals and correspondence related to flooding in the state. Nine folders detail Myrdal’s activities with Red River Resource and Conservation Development.  These files date from 2002 to 2009 and include grant applications, financial and project reports, planning documents and correspondence.  Myrdal was also a member of the International Peace Garden Board of Directors from 2004 to 2008.  Materials from this organization include financial reports, correspondence, and meeting minutes.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 7: ND Centennial Trees Program Binder, 1989-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 8: ND State Water Commission, Red River Valley, 2001-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Red River Resource Conservation and Development, Planning Documents, 2001-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Red River Resource Conservation and Development, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Red River Resource Conservation and Development, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Red River Resource Conservation and Development, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Red River Resource Conservation and Development, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Red River Resource Conservation and Development, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Red River Resource Conservation and Development, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Red River Resource Conservation and Development, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Red River Resource Conservation and Development, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 18: International Peace Garden Board of Directors, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 19: International Peace Garden Board of Directors, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 20: International Peace Garden Board of Directors, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 21: International Peace Garden Board of Directors, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 22: International Peace Garden Board of Directors, 2008Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 22: International Peace Gardens, Historical Information, 1966-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 23: International Peace Gardens, By-Law Committee, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 24: International Peace Gardens, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 25: International Peace Gardens, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 26: International Peace Gardens, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 27: International Peace Gardens, Financial Materials, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 28: International Peace Gardens, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 29: International Peace Gardens, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 30: International Peace Gardens, Financial Materials, 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 31: International Peace Gardens, Peace and Conflict Resolution Center, 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 32: International Peace Gardens, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 33: International Peace Gardens, Financial Materials, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 34: International Peace Gardens, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 35: International Peace Gardens, Financial Materials, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 36: International Peace Gardens, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 37: International Peace Gardens, Financial Materials, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 38: International Peace Gardens, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2016Add to your cart.
Folder 39: North Dakota State Federation of Garden Clubs, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Material in this folder takes the form of a scrapbook in a 3 ring binder. The title on the front reads "The Gardeners' Guide to the Enjoyment of Natural Beauty in North Dakota." Myrdal served as the group's Scenic Sites chair from 1973 to 1975.
Series 5: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
The fifth series consists of photographs, mainly from Myrdal's time as Lieutenant Governor.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Photograph Album, 1992-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Legislative Years, 1985-2002 (17 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Miscellaneous Legislative Photographs, 1985-1992 (6 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Miscellaneous, 1989 (3 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Minot Hostfest with Pam Davy, undated (4 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Miscellaneous Lt. Governor Photographs (22 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Miscellaneous, 1992 (7 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Governor Schafer Visits Oakes, October 18, 1993 (3 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Miscellaneous, 1993-1995 (6 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Miscellaneous, 1996 (10 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Miscellaneous, 1997 (14 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Miscellaneous, 1998 (16 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Review of Mounties, June 1998 (14 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Miscellaneous, 1999 (10 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Miscellaneous, 2000 (8 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Velva Capital for a Day, 2000 (5 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Fort Yates Capital for a Day, 2000 (12 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Last Days in Office, 2000 (18 Photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Schafer Administration Color Photographs, 1992-2000 (4 Photos)Add to your cart.
Series 6: Oversize Materials and ArtifactsAdd to your cart.
The final series contains various oversize materials and artifacts.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Button, "1991 Legislative Session, Myrdal, Olson, Vosper"Add to your cart.
Item 2: Button, "I'm Rosemarie Myrdal, District 11 GOP Candidate, N.D. House of Representatives", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Item 1: Blue Angels Print, Personally Signed and Given to Myrdal, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 2: Caricature of Myrdal Campaigning, Drawn by Claude Allen, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 3: Re-Election Poster, Myrdal and Rep. Alice Olson, November 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "In Appreciation, KMOT TV 10, North Dakota Ag-Expo", 1993Add to your cart.
Consists of four photographs of Myrdal, along with several unidentified people. mounted on poster board
Folder 3: Linen Hanging from Mrs. Sherwin's First Grade Class, Center, North Dakota, January, 7, 1998Add to your cart.
Features signatures of 22 students and the teacher
Folder 4: Lieutenant Governor License Plates, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 2000Add to your cart.
Item 1: Large, Color Photograph of the Schafer AdministrationAdd to your cart.
Autographed by sixteen officials in the Administration, but not including the Governor, First Lady, nor Myrdal
Item 2: Large, Color Photograph of Myrdal with Vice President Al GoreAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Plaques Presented to Myrdal, 1992-2000Add to your cart.
Item 1: North Dakota Parks and Tourism, Special Merit Award, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 2: Arbor Day Plaque, "Trees Across the Border," Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management, May 3, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 3: "For Her Dedication to the Beauty of the Pioneer Memorial Gardens and Bird Sanctuary at Homme Dam," U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, June 1993Add to your cart.
Item 4: North Dakota Centennial Trees Program, 2000Add to your cart.