Jerald Quam Papers, 1982-1988
Primary Creator: Quam, Jerald (1942-)
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 07/28/1987
The Jerald Quam Papers consist of material relating to the Grand Forks Speedway, as well as automobile racing in North Dakota. Included are issues of Inside Track magazine, dedicated to racing in North Dakota. Also included are several racing programs, entitled Greater Grand Forks Speedway. There is an issue of a nationally published magazine titled Open Wheel, which contains an article on the Grand Forks Speedway on page 62. Also included are several issues of Pride 'n Joy, a collector car magazine published in Valley City, North Dakota.
Over seventy photographs were separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets. The photographs depict the Grand Forks Speedway, as well as drivers and cars that raced there.
The Grand Forks Speedway was constructed as a Works Progress Administration project in 1937. Over twenty thousand people attended the dedication of the speedway, presided over by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on October 4, 1937. The track was renovated in the 1950s and is still used every Friday during the summer for races.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: Jerald Quam, Hendrum, Minnesota
Acquisition Method: Donation; 87-1569 and 88-1599
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Jerald Quam Papers. OGLMC 1157, 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 February 2013.
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- Box 1
- Folder 1: Inside Track, June-September 1985
- Folder 2: Inside Track, June-September 1986
- Folder 3: Inside Track, May-June 1987
- Folder 4: Inside Track, August-September 1987
- Folder 5: Greater Grand Forks Speedway, September 1987-May 1988
- Folder 6: Open Wheel, April 1988
- Folder 7: Pride 'n Joy, September 1981-March 1982
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