Eunice Gronvold Kalloch Papers, 1873-1983
Primary Creator: Kalloch, Eunice Gronvold (1908-1988)
Extent: 10.25 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 07/30/1980. More info below under Accruals.
The Eunice Gronvold Kalloch Papers primarily consist of materials related to the political career of her father, F.T. Gronvold. Also included are photographs, newspapers, periodicals, and books. In addition, there are materials about Eunice Kalloch Park in Albuquerque, items regarding the teaching career of Kalloch's mother, Alice Egeland Gronvold, and materials about the Ellingson Gronvold Hardware Store and Gronvold Motor Company, both in Rugby,
Fingar Thorsen Gronvold was born 25 April 1868 in Eggedal, Buskerud, Norway. He received his education at a common school in Norway and emigrated in 1886. Gronvold came to North Dakota and settled near Rugby. He owned and operated a hardware store called Gronvold-Halseth Company. He later went into an automobile business with his sons.
In 1899, Gronvold became active in politics and was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives as a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to the state senate in 1908 and held this seat until 1918. In 1930, he returned to the senate and served until his death on 7 November 1941. Gronvold was involved in community affairs, serving twenty three years on the Board of Directors for the Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby. He was also a member of the Rugby City Council.
Eunice Constance Gronvold Kalloch was born 5 May 1908 near Rugby, North Dakota. She was the daughter of F.T. (Fingar Thorsen) and Alice (Egeland) Gronvold. After attending one year at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, she enrolled at the University of North Dakota in 1927 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1930. She was a member of the Chi Omega sorority, Zeta Phi Eta - an honorary drama fraternity, and played intramural womens hockey, basketball, and volleyball. Kalloch earned a Master's degree in Geography from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and worked for a time at the Pentagon with U.S. Army Intelligence.
Eunice married Parker Cromwell Kalloch, Jr., in 1940 and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1945. She was an active member of many community and civic organizations including the League of Women Voters, the Albuquerque Bicentennial Commission, the Bernalillo County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, and the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. In 1973, New Mexico Governor Bruce King declared a Eunice Kalloch Day and, in 1978, a park in Albuquerque was named in her honor.
Kalloch was also the author of two books: The First Ladies of New Mexico (1982), and Papa and Mama Were Pioneers (1983). Eunice Kalloch died 8 September 1988 in Albuquerque.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: Eunice Gronvold Kalloch, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Acquisition Method: Donation; 80-659
Kalloch, Eunice Gronvold. The first ladies of New Mexico. Santa Fe: Lightning Tree, 1982.
Kalloch, Eunice Gronvold. Papa and mama were pioneers. Albuquerque, 1983.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Eunice Gronvold Kalloch Papers. OGLMC 578, 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 March 2013.
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- Item 1: The Bismarck Capital Aug. 22, 1937
- Item 2: The Bismarck Tribune Aug 22, 1939
- Item 3: Camp Dodgers Aug 30, 1918
- Item 4: The Daily Argus - Women's Edition undated
- Item 5: Dakota Territorial Centennial, Feb. 28, 1961
- Item 6: Des Moines Register, Dec. 8, 1941-October 1, 1962
- Item 7: Fargo Forum September 2, 1918
- Item 8: The Farmer - Dakota Edition, March 12, 1938
- Item 9: Farmer's Union Page Dec. 23, 1936
- Item 10: Grand Forks Herald, Dec. 7, 1977-June 20, 1954
- Item 11: The Leader, June 17, 1954
- Item 12: Mandelia Times-Messenger, June 4, 1948
- Item 13: Minot Daily News July 1, 1939, May 20, 1940
- Item 14: Normanden, Fargo North Dakota, Aug. 10, 1950
- Item 15: North Dakota Democrat, Oct. 31, 1918
- Item 16: North Dakota Nonpartisan June 17-Oct.28, 1936
- Item 17: Northwest Farmstead, July 19. 1913
- Item 18: Pierce County Tribune, Oct. 31, 1918 and June 10, 1920
- Item 19: St. Paul Sunday Tribune, Dec. 1, 1918
- Item 20: Skandinaven, June 27, 1939, June 30, 1939
- Item 21: The Sunday Journal - Women Section, March 19, 1960
- Item 22: The Wolford Mirror, Oct. 31, 1SID
- Item 23: Kvinden og Hjemmet, Feb. 1933
- Item 24: Minot Daily News, June 2, 1939
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