[Back to Formatted Version]

Edith Thompson Papers, 1885-1931

Collection Overview

Title: Edith Thompson Papers, 1885-1931


Creator: Thompson, Edith (1885-1981)

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Languages: English [eng]


1885-1981; Society Editor for the Grand Forks Herald, 1927-1963

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Edith Thompson Papers contain two books, one program and a scrap album. The "Manual and Directory for the City of Grand Forks, 1885" was the first Grand Forks City directory. The "History of Grand Forks County," (1900) emphasizes the city of Grand Forks' first ten years. The program is the "Fiftieth Anniversary Banquet," October 31, 1931. This contains a list of residents who had lived in Grand Forks for 50 years or more as of 1931. A World War I scrap book, dated September 10, 1917-March 8, 1918, consists of newspaper clippings about drafted individuals and personal comments from Phillip R. Bangs. Bangs was continually denied military service due to defective vision. He recorded these experiences in his scrap album.

Administrative Information

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). Edith Thompson Papers. OGLMC 167, 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 December 2013.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH8179592

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Grand Forks, North Dakota Directory," 1885Add to your cart.
Item 2: "History of Grand Forks County," 1900. Written by H.V. ArnoldAdd to your cart.
Item 3: "Fiftieth Anniversary Banquet" program, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 2: World War I scrap book made by Phillip R. BangsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: "Edith Thompson: Early Day Grand Forks Resident and Long Time Herald Society Editor," Red River Valley Memories, December 1996.  Written by Janet Elaine Smith.Add to your cart.
Photographs :Add to your cart.
Photograph 1: Steamer Selkirk, Landing on 3rd Street: April 1882Add to your cart.
Photograph 2: Steamer Selkirk, Landing on 3rd Street: April 1882Add to your cart.
Photograph 3: [missing]Add to your cart.
Photograph 4: Souvenir Album, City of Grand Forks: 1897Add to your cart.
Photograph 5: Steamer Selkirk, Landing on 3rd Street: April 1882Add to your cart.
Photograph 6: Grand Forks, Third Street Looking SouthAdd to your cart.
Photograph 7: 1876 Grand ForksAdd to your cart.
Photograph 8: Government dredging boats on Red RiverAdd to your cart.
Photograph 9: Navigation on the Red River at Grand Forks. Red River Transportation Co.’s Steamers. Barges unloading grain at elevator.Add to your cart.