Ewald C. Pietsch Papers, 1927-1965
Primary Creator: Pietsch, Ewald C.
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 03/26/1982
The Ewald C. Pietsch Papers, 1927-1965, consist mainly of materials pertaining to his 1934 Master of Science thesis, The Activity Pattern and Major Activities of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Among the thesis contents are over one hundred photographs taken of Grand Forks. These original photographs have been removed from their respective locations within the thesis and foldered separately. At some point, negatives and reprints were made from the photographs. The reprints, of lower quality, had been separated and stored in the Photograph File Cabinets, but these have now been discarded. The collection also contains assorted materials from geography and geology courses, including a two volume textbook of geology. The first of these volumes originally belonged to Arthur G. Leonard, professor of geology at UND who died in 1932.
The oversize folder contains a large cloth-backed map of Grand Forks with a key to businesses and institutions and another key for general categories of property use. This is likely the first figure from Pietsch's thesis. Also, the first few pages of his thesis are essentially a scrapbook of materials. Although the thesis was originally cataloged as a book and shelved that way in Special Collections, the unique features and local relevance, coupled with keeping the loose photographs in proximity to the book, prompted us to return the book to the collection.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: Family of Ewald Pietsch
Acquisition Method: Donation; 82-994
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Ewald C. Pietsch Papers. OGLMC 761, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Processing Information: Materials reorganized by Michael Swanson, Assistant Archivist.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid added to Archon in October 2014.
Other Note: The thesis photographs have been scanned and the files are stored on the archive drive in Special Collections.
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