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Samuel Torgerson Papers, 1895-1952

Collection Overview

Title: Samuel Torgerson Papers, 1895-1952

ID: OGLMC/0012

Creator: Torgerson, Samuel (1856-1947)

Extent: 2.25 Linear Feet

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

1856-1947; Banker and frequent letter writer from Mayville and Grand Forks, North Dakota

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Samuel Torgerson Papers consist primarily of the incoming personal correspondence of Torgerson, dating from 1895 to 1939. Letters from prominent North Dakotans include: J.F.T. O’Connor, Gerald P. Nye, Olger B. Burtness, John Moses, John Burke, and Asle J. Gronna. The correspondence documents Torgerson’s personal, business, religious, social and political interests. The correspondence dates from 1895 to 1939, and is arranged chronologically.

A subject index to the Samuel Torgerson correspondence was created and is arranged alphabetically. The list also includes names of people with whom Torgerson corresponded frequently, or who were prominent political figures. All of the correspondence with each of these groups is listed under the person's name. Significant subjects covered in these letters will also appear under the relevant subject headings. Under each subject heading are entries consisting of the date, a content note, and the box and folder location of the correspondence.

Besides the correspondence, a biographical sketch of Samuel Torgerson is included. The sketch was written in 1952 by Marion Richards, the daughter of Samuel Torgerson. Two folders of Torgerson’s speeches and writings are also included.

Administrative Information

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

Acquisition Source: Marion Richards, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: The acquisition records are unavailable.

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Samuel Torgerson Papers. OGLMC 12, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was migrated to Archon in February 2013.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH000715480


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1895-1896Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1899Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1899-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1904-1911Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1918-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1920-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1923-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1925-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence, January-July 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence, August-September 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence, October-November 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence, December 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence, January 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence, February 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence, March 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence, April 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence, May-June 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence, July-AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence, September-October 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence, November 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Correspondence, December 1930Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, January-February 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, March-April 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, May-June 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, July-August 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, September-October 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, November-December 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1932-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, January-April 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, May-December 1934Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1937-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Biography of Samuel Torgerson, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Speeches and WritingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "The Banker's Relation to the Community", 7 pages.Add to your cart.
Item 2: "The Brown Man's Burden", poem, 1 page.Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Has Wilson Made Good?", 8 pages.Add to your cart.
Item 4: "The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson", 16 pages.Add to your cart.
Item 5: 7 page speech on trusts and the Republican Party.Add to your cart.
Item 6: "Modernism", 13 pages.Add to your cart.
Item 7: "The Attitude of the Church to Labor", 20 pages.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Speeches and WritingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Thrift", 10 pages.Add to your cart.
Item 2: "What Is a Good Sermon?", 9 pages.Add to your cart.
Item 3: "The Dangers of Present Commercialism", 15 pages.Add to your cart.
Item 4: "Norway's Struggle for Freedom", Quarterly Journal of the University of North Dakota, January 1918Add to your cart.
Item 5: "The Progress of Peace", 26 pages.Add to your cart.
Item 6: "The Spirit of the Time", 11 pages.Add to your cart.