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John Moses Papers, 1900-1945

Collection Overview

Title: John Moses Papers, 1900-1945

ID: OGLMC/015

Creator: Moses, John (1885-1945)

Extent: 7.5 Linear Feet

Languages: English [eng], Norwegian [nor]

Abstract

1885-1945, Governor of North Dakota, 1939-1945; United States Senate, 1945

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The John Moses Papers date from 1900-1945 and are divided into six series:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Financial

Series 3: Masonic Activities

Series 4: Political Materials

Series 5: Speeches and Addresses

Series 6: Miscellaneous

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). John Moses Papers.  OGLMC 15, 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 February 2014.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH000973533


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
About two-thirds of this series is in Norwegian and is between Moses and his relatives in Norway. The remaining correspondence centers upon his life in St. Paul from 1905-1911, as well as his university days from 1912-1915. The bulk of the university correspondence centers around three University coeds, Jessie Grassick, Alice Hunter, and Edna Rasmussen. From 1916- 1929 the correspondence gradually shifts to letters dealing with Moses' law practice, although there are many letters from his family in Norway and other people whose friendship he developed while at the University. Among the correspondents are B.J. Loss, a personal friend of Moses', who was in the tree nursery business. These letters discuss the common political issues of the day. There is also the correspondence of Ferdinand Froeschle and Percy Hansen, two friends who were in the Armed Forces. The series dates from 1900 through 1944.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal Correspondence: 1900-1903Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Personal Correspondence: 1904-1905Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Personal Correspondence: 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Personal Correspondence: 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Personal Correspondence: 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Personal Correspondence: 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Personal Correspondence: 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Personal Correspondence: January - July 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Personal Correspondence: August - December 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Personal Correspondence: 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Personal Correspondence: 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Personal Correspondence: 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Personal Correspondence: 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Personal Correspondence: 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Personal Correspondence: 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Personal Correspondence: 1918-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Personal Correspondence: 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Personal Correspondence: 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Personal Correspondence: 1924-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Personal Correspondence: 1926-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Personal Correspondence: 1943Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal Correspondence: 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence: Percy Hansen, 1942-44Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence: B. J. Loss, 1910-1914Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence: B. J. Loss, 1936-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence: B. J. Loss, 1939-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: Sigma Nu, 1935-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: UND Law Alumni, 1939-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: North Dakota Bar Association, 1937-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: Biographical, 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Series 2: FinancialAdd to your cart.
This series contains general financial information, as well as some tax returns. Also included is a folder detailing Moses' holdings in the Beulah Amusement Company.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Personal and Business File: 1934-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Beulah Amusement Company: 1936-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Income Tax Returns and Miscellaneous Reports: 1938Add to your cart.
Series 3: Masonic ActivitiesAdd to your cart.
Moses was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and this series outlines his activity within the group, from 1939-1944. He was the Grand Master of North Dakota from 1941-1942.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence with W. L. Stockwell: 1939-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence with W. L. Stockwell: 1942-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence with W. J. Hutchinson: 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 16: General Correspondence: 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 17: General Correspondence: 1942-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Meridian Lodge Trusteeship: 1938-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Invitations and Dates: 1941Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Invitations and Dates: 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dispensations and Requests: 1941-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Publications: 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous Programs and Clippings: 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Masonic Service Association: January 1, 1941 - April 30, 1942.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Masonic Service Association: May 1, 1942 - July 31, 1942.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Grand Masters Addresses and Reports: 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Speeches: 1941-1942.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Decorations and Honors: 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Series 4: Political MaterialsAdd to your cart.
This series dates from 1936-1945. It consists of press releases, campaign financial information, Democratic party materials, correspondence, and subject files.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Campaign Press Releases: 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Campaign Expenses: 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Langer Bond Deal: 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 13: General File: 1939-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 14: General File: 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 15: General File: 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Democratic Campaign: 1942Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence: Congratulations: 1942 ElectionAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Victory Garden Program: 1942-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Trips to Washington and Texas: 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Water Conservation Commission, Trucker Reports: 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Democratic National Convention: 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Missouri River Development: 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: Congratulations: 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Miscellaneous: 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: General, 1940-1945Add to your cart.
Series 5: Speeches and AddressesAdd to your cart.
This series dates from 1934-1944, and contains general campaign speeches, addresses to the State Legislature, and his speeches as governor. The series is arranged chronologically, save for the last three folders, which consist of radio addresses, source material for his speeches, and copies of the remarks of other persons.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Speeches: 1934-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Speeches: 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Speaking Engagements: 1937-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Speeches: 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Speeches: 1938 (cont.)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Speeches to 26th and 27th Legislative Assembly: 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Speeches: 1939Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Speeches: 1939 (cont.)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Speeches: 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Speeches: 1940 (cont.)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Speeches: 1940 (cont.)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Speeches: 1940 (cont.)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Speeches: 1940 (cont.)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Speeches: 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Speeches: 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Speeches: 1942 (cont.)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Speeches: 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Radio Addresses KFYR and KSTPAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Material for Addresses: 1934-1943Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Addresses of OthersAdd to your cart.
Series 6: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
This series contains information regarding Moses' fishing trips, as well as day books, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings. Moses' copy of the United States Senate Manual is also included.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Fishing Trips:1941-1943Add to your cart.
Item 1: Day Books (7)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Scrapbooks (2)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Miscellaneous Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Moses' United States Senate ManualAdd to your cart.