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Oscar Lunseth Papers, 1917-1972

Collection Overview

Title: Oscar Lunseth Papers, 1917-1972

Predominant Dates:1940-1970

ID: OGLMC/372

Creator: Lunseth, Oscar (1894-1976)

Extent: 15.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1976

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Oscar Lunseth Papers are divided into five series.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Method: Donation; the acquisition records are unavailable. A signed certificate of gift was received from John Lunseth, Cambridge, Minnesota, on January 12, 1987.

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item).Oscar Lunseth Papers. OGLMC 372, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

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

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH006746869


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Water MaterialsAdd to your cart.
This series consists of correspondence, minutes, hearing reports, newsletters and related materials concerning various water-related agencies both public and private. Materials from the North Dakota Water Conservation Commission comprise the bulk of this series. The materials are arranged alphabetically by agency and date from 1940 to 1974.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Congressional Bills - water-relatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Eastern ND Water Development Association - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Eastern ND Water Development Association - reports, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Garrison Dam - reports, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Garrison Diversion Conservancy District - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Garrison Diversion Conservancy District - minutes and resolutionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Garrison Diversion Conservancy District - reports, etc., 1960-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Garrison Diversion Conservancy District - reports, etc., 1957-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Garrison Diversion Conservancy District - reports, etc., 1952-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Grand Forks Dike - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Grand Forks Dike - reports, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Greater ND Association - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Greater ND Association - reports, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Hydroelectric resourcesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Jamestown Dam - reports, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Minnesota - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Miscellaneous materials from Illinois, Idaho, Montana, and SaskatchewanAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Miscellaneous water-related materials, 1955-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Miscellaneous water-related materials, 1946-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous water-related materials, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous water-related materials, 1940 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Mississippi Valley Association - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Missouri Basin Inter-Agency Committee - reports, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Missouri-Souris Projects Association - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Missouri-Souris Projects Association - minutes and resolutionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Missouri-Souris Projects Association - reports, etc., 1953-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Missouri-Souris Projects Association - reports, etc., 1946-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 11: National Reclamation Association (Bureau of Reclamation) - correspondence, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: National Reclamation Association - reports, etc., 1955-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 13: National Reclamation Association - reports, etc., 1947-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 14: National Reclamation Association - reports, etc., 1944-1946 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: National Water Conservation Conference - newsletters, etc., 1955-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 2: National Water Conservation Conference - newsletters, etc., 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 3: National Water Conservation Conference - newsletters, etc., 1944-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 4: North Dakota Reclamation Association - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: North Dakota Reclamation Association - meetings and resolutionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: North Dakota Reclamation Association - reports and informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission, 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 9: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 10: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 11: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission, January-December 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 12: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission, January-December 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 13: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission, January-December 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 14: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission, 1945-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 15: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission, August 5, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 17: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - memos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - agenda, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - minutes of meetings- agenda Jan. 1963-Dec. 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2: North Dakota State Water Conservation agenda Jan. 1962-Dec. 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: North Dakota State Water Conservation agenda Feb. 1962-Dec. 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 4: North Dakota State Water Conservation agenda Jan. 1960-Dec. 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: North Dakota State Water Conservation agenda Jan. 1958-Oct. 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 6: North Dakota State Water Conservation agenda Jan. 1957-Dec. 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 7: North Dakota State Water Conservation agenda Jan. 1956-Dec. 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 8: North Dakota State Water Conservation agenda Jan. 1955-Nov. 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 9: North Dakota State Water Conservation agenda Jan. 1953-Dec. 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 10: North Dakota State Water Conservation agenda May 1951-Dec. 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 11: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission of appropriations Jan. 1962- April 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 12: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission of appropriations Jan. 1960- Dec. 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 13: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission of appropriations Feb. 1956- Dec. 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 14: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission of appropriations April 1951-Dec. 1955Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - news bulletins, Aug. 1952- Feb. 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - news bulletins, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 3: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - news bulletins, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - reports, bills, information 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - reports, bills, information 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 6: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - reports, bills, information 1959-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 7: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - reports, bills, information 1955-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 8: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - reports, bills, information Nov. 1942-Jan. 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 9: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - reports, bills, information undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - resolutions, April 1945- April 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 11: North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission - resolutions, April 1945- April 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 12: North Dakota State Water Conservation statementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: North Dakota State Water Conservation water-rights materialAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: North Dakota Water Users Association - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: North Dakota Water Users Association - minutes, resolutions, budgetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: North Dakota Water Users Association - reports and information, 1964-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: North Dakota Water Users Association - reports and information, 1958-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Pembina River Flood Control Association - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Pembina River Flood Control Association - reports and informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Red Lake River Development Association - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Red Lake River Development Association - minutes, resolutionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Red Lake River Development Association - reports and informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Red River Basin Planning Committee - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Red River Basin Planning Committee - minutes, resolutionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Red River Basin Planning Committee - reports and informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: South Dakota Coordinating Committee for Missouri Basin Development - minutes and reports, 1952-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Upper Colorado River Commission - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - statements, informationAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Grand Forks City MaterialsAdd to your cart.
This series contains correspondence, proceedings of the City Council, reports, city ordinances, and department files from Oscar Lunseth's tenure as a Grand Forks city official. The files are arranged alphabetically and cover 1934-1975.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Grand Forks Air Force Base - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Grand Forks International Airport, 1957-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Airport - miscellaneous, 1943-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Armory Auditorium, 1937-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Attorney - correspondence, 1946-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Auditor, 1940-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bacon vs. CityAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Board of City Commissioners - committees (see also City Council Committees)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bridges, Highways, and New Airport - reports, etc., 1956-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bridges, Highways, and New Airport - reports, etc., 1956-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Budgets, 1955-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Budgets, 1934-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Chamber of Commerce - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: City Civil Service and PensionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: City Council Committees - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: City Council Committee materials - salary committee and miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: City Council - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: City Council - Revised Ordinances of 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 19: City Council - ordinancesAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: City Council - ordinancesAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: City Council proceedings, Jan. 4, 1960-April 18, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 2: City Council proceedings, July 6, 1959-Dec. 21, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 3: City Council proceedings, Jan. 5, 1959-June 30, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 4: City Council proceedings, Jan. 6, 1958-Dec. 15, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 5: City Council proceedings, March 4, 1957-Dec. 18, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 6: City Council proceedings, Jan. 3, 1955-May, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 7: City Council proceedings, Feb. 4, 1952-Feb. 23, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 8: City Council proceedings, Jan. 5, 1942-Oct. 18, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 9: City Council proceedings, July 8, 1940-Dec. 15, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 10: City Council - reports on examination June 30, 1955 and June 30, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 11: City Council - reports on examination June 30, 1958 and June 30, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Dakota Plumbing and Heating annual reports, 1924-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Engineering Department, 1940-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Fire Department, 1940-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Health DepartmentAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: League of North Dakota Municipalities bulletins, 1956-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: League of North Dakota Municipalities bulletins, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 3: League of North Dakota Municipalities - correspondence, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: League of North Dakota Municipalities - municipal officers conference and taxes 1952, 1958, and 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: City Manager correspondence, April 25, 1953-Dec. 4, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: City Manager - “Monday's News”, July 16, 1954-Dept. 15, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 7: City Manager, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Mayor's Office - correspondence, 1958-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Mayor's Office - correspondence, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Mayor's Office - correspondence, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Mayor's Office - correspondence, 1940-1953 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Mayor's Office - date books, 1954-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Mayor's Office - proclamationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Mayor and City Council - voucher listsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Miscellaneous, 1954-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Miscellaneous, 1939-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Parking, 1954-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Petitions to change GovernmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Planning Commission, 1958-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Planning Commission, 1948-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Police Department, 1943-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Recognition Night - correspondence, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sewage Department - correspondence, etc., 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sewage Department - correspondence, etc., 1956-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Sewage Department - correspondence, etc., 1940-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Sewage Department - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Sewage Treatment Plant statements, 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Street Department, 1957-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Street Lighting SystemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Tax Proposals and Information - Mill LeviesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Township and Zoning Commission (see also Planning Commission)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Treasurer, 1941-1959 (see also Auditor)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: University of North Dakota, 1953-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Waterworks/Water Department - correspondence, etc., 1957-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Waterworks/Water Department - correspondence, etc., 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Waterworks/Water Department - engineering reports, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Waterworks/Water Department - contracts, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Waterworks/Water Department - correspondence, etc., 1939-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Waterworks/Water Department - monthly reports, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Waterworks/Water Department, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Welfare Tickets, 1933-1935Add to your cart.
Series 3: Personal MaterialsAdd to your cart.
This series consists of correspondence, personal files, and financial and business materials relating to Oscar Lunseth. The materials are arranged alphabetically and range from 1934 to 1963.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American LegionAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Personal Correspondence, 1961-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Personal Correspondence, 1951-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Personal Correspondence, 1934-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Personal Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Financial Materials, 1952-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Financial Materials, 1917-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 8: FreemasonryAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Membership CardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: North Dakota Association - soil conservation districts, Resources Council, and Industrial DevelopmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: North Dakota State and County Fair Association - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: North Dakota State and County Fair Association - minutes, resolutions, and court casesAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: North Dakota State and County Fair - reports and informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Plumbing and Heating Company - information, reports, and licensesAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Plumbing and Heating Company - correspondence and meetingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: ReligionAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Rotary Club - correspondence, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Rotary Club - weekly bulletins, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Rotary Club - weekly bulletins, 1954-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 21: American Scandinavian FoundationAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Sons of Norway, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: University of North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Newspapers and MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
This series contains newspaper clippings about the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, water-related subjects, and personal events. Also included are files containing general miscellaneous materials (1942-1960).
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Grand Forks articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Grand Forks articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Grand Forks articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Grand Forks articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: North Dakota articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Personal articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Water articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Miscellaneous, 1955-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous, 1942-1954 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 5: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
The photographs were separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets.
Photograph 1: Unidentified, undated musical at UND (three copies)Add to your cart.
Photograph 2: Intake pipe at Water Works, August 28, 1910 (three copies)Add to your cart.
Photograph 3: Red River, Grand Forks North Dakota: undated (three copies)Add to your cart.
Photograph 4: North Dakota officials meeting with Senator Milton Young and Assistant Secretary of the Interior Fred Aandahl, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 5: Unidentified groupAdd to your cart.
Photograph 6: Monument: "North Dakota's Oldest Concrete Pavement"Add to your cart.
Photograph 7: Gordon Caldis, Marlin Obie, Bill Micklin, Leonard Egstrom, Dale Cox, Lyle Anderson, Oscar Lunseth, March 14, 1962Add to your cart.
Photograph 8: Unidentified Grand Forks street sceneAdd to your cart.
Photograph 9: Grand Forks Builders & Traders - Old Timers Night, May 2, 1972 (group picture)Add to your cart.
Photograph 10: First State Plumbing Board (L.G. Hanson, J.B. Rapaport, Rasmus Lunseth, Bernard Thompson), July 1, 1941Add to your cart.
Photograph 11: Lunseth Plumbing and Heating, undated group pictureAdd to your cart.
Photograph 12: Autographed picture of Senator Mark Andrews, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 13: Oscar Lunseth, undated (four copies)Add to your cart.
Photograph 14: Oscar Lunseth and Northwest Airlines Flight Attendant, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 15: Oscar Lunseth and other Grand Forks city officials, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 16: Oscar Lunseth and other Grand Forks city officials, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 17: Oscar Lunseth playing checkers, February 1951Add to your cart.
Photograph 18: Oscar Lunseth at the unveiling of the "North Dakota's Oldest Concrete Pavement" monumentAdd to your cart.
Photograph 19: Oscar Lunseth and unidentified, undatedAdd to your cart.
Oversize Folder 1: Oversized photographsAdd to your cart.
Separated and placed in the Oversize File Cabinets.
Photograph 1: "Henry Roeder Rig" (farm machinery), September 1915Add to your cart.
Photograph 2: Bjarne Male ChorusAdd to your cart.
Photograph 3: Bjarne Male ChorusAdd to your cart.
Photograph 4: Master Plumbers of North Dakota Convention in Minot, 1926Add to your cart.
Photograph 5: Aaker's Business CollegeAdd to your cart.
Photograph 6: Unidentified group (possibly the Sons of Norway)Add to your cart.
Photograph 7: Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, May 1931Add to your cart.
Photograph 8: Bjarne Male ChorusAdd to your cart.
Photograph 9: Unidentified group (possibly the Bjarne Male Chorus)Add to your cart.