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Grand Army of the Republic, Grand Forks Chapter Records

Collection Overview

Title: Grand Army of the Republic, Grand Forks Chapter Records

Predominant Dates:1886-1964

ID: OGLMC/958

Creator: Grand Army of the Republic

Extent: 2.75 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged in two boxes.

Date Acquired: 02/00/1984

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

Contains records, scrapbooks, event programs, and other items related to the activities and history of the Willis A. Gorman Post 6 and the Willis A. Gorman Woman's Relief Corps # 2.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), Grand Forks Chapter Records contain financial records as well as membership lists, records of meetings, and miscellaneous enclosures from the Willis A. Gorman Post #6 and the Willis A. Gorman Woman's Relief Corps (WRC). The records are arranged chronologically dating from 1886 to 1964.

The first addition to the collection includes two scrapbooks and 3 convention proceedings of the Woman's Relief Corps, Department of North Dakota. The material dates from 1887 to 1948. The Convention Proceedings date from 1938 Convention, held in Valley City; the 1941 meeting held in Jamestown; and the 1943 Convention held in Grand Forks.

Both of the scrapbooks were created by the WRC. The first scrapbook won first prize at the 1936 Convention, held in Devils Lake. This scrapbook contains war clippings, a history of Abraham Lincoln, ribbons from the GAR and WRC, brochures and programs, Memorial Day recollections, photographs and a list of the deceased.

The second scrapbook includes photographs of GAR and WRC officers, newspaper clippings on WRC and GAR events, poems, financial information, pamphlets, information regarding George Washington's bicentennial, letters and ribbons.

A second addition consists of one ribbon from the 1900 Encampment of the Willis A. Gorman post. The Encampment was held June 26-28, 1900, in Grand Forks.

Administrative Information

Accruals:

Additional material was received from:

Grand Forks County Historical Society, January 28, 1993; 93-1865

Daniel Sauerwein, June 2013; 2014-3245

Jay Jerde, Madison, Wisconsin, March 2021; 2021-3451

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

Acquisition Source: Myra Museum, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: Donation; 84-1274

Preferred Citation: [Description of Item]. Grand Army of the Republic, Grand Forks Chapter Records. OGLMC 958. 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 into Archon by Daniel Sauerwein, Special Collections Student Assistant, June 2013.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Financial Records Ledger, Woman's Relief Corps, 1886-1899Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Quarterly Record and Roll of Officers, Willis A. Gorman Post #6, 1887-1890Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Day Book, Willis A. Gorman Post #6, 1892-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Enclosures and Quartermaster Reports from Day Book in folder 3, 1915-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Financial Records Ledger, Willis A. Gorman Post #6, 1893-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Loose materials from ledger in folder 5, 1896-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Roll Book and By-Laws. Willis A. Gorman Post #6, 1898-1899Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Record of Proceedings Ledger, Willis A. Gorman Post #6, 1898-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Loose materials from ledger in folder 8, 1902-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Cash Book, Woman's Relief Corps, 1916-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Journal-Meeting Records, Woman's Relief Corps, 1938-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Enclosures-Journal - Woman's Relief Corps, 1938-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Cash Book, Woman's Relief Corps, 1953-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Ledger-Financial Records, Woman's Relief Corps, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Membership Applications and Financial Enclosures Ledger, Woman's Relief Corps, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 16: History of the Department of North Dakota Woman's Relief Corps, ca. 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 1938, 1941, 1943 Woman's Relief Corps Convention ProceedingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Ribbon from the 1900 EncampmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Program for the rededication of the GAR Memorial Statue in Grand Forks, June 23 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Membership Roster, Willis A. Gorman Post, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Program, Grand Army of the Republic Encampment, Valley City, North Dakota, June 1908Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 1Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 2Add to your cart.