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Alexander C. Burr Papers, 1940-1977

Collection Overview

Title: Alexander C. Burr Papers, 1940-1977


Creator: Burr, Alexander C.

Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 12/01/1984

Languages: English [eng]


1901-1977; Involved with energy research in North Dakota as a member of the North Dakota Research Foundation and the U.S. Bureau of Mines Lignite Research Laboratory

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Alexander C. Burr Papers date from 1940 to 1977. The majority of the material consists of miscellaneous reports from the 1950s regarding North Dakota lignite and the state's natural resources. Also included is a statistical analysis of Charles Carothers' participation in the first North Dakota Constitutional Convention in 1889. Carothers was the youngest member of the Convention and Burr's maternal uncle.

Separated and placed in the Orin G. Libby Photographic Collection were five North Dakota related photographs. Also separated and accessioned as individual Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collections were copies of the Polish Review (OGL#1183) and the Netherlands News and Netherlands News Digest (OGL#1184). Each of these serials were published during World War II, and designed to make the American public aware of the plight of Nazi occupied countries.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Mrs. Alexander C. Burr, Bismarck, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: Donation; Acc.#84-1341

Separated Materials:

Five photographs were separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets.

OGL#998-1: Senator Quentin Burdick, undated

OGL#992-2: Governor William Guy, undated

OGL#998-3: Senator Milton R. Young, undated

OGL#998-4: Charles R. Robertson Lignite Research Laboratory of the Bureau of Mines, Grand Forks, undated

OGL#998-5: Magazine Rack Designed by North Dakota Research Lab, undated

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Alexander C. Burr Papers.  OGLMC 998, 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, July 2012.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH000771968

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical Newspaper Clippings, 1940-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1945-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Industrial Development in North Dakota: Planning and Realization", March 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Lignite Branch - Fuels Technology Division Region V, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Reports for February, April, May, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Natural Resources, Reports and SpeechesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: North Dakota Research Foundation - "Cull Potato Project for the Red River Valley"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: North Dakota Research Foundation - "Preliminary Expansion of Report on Dehydration of Cull Potatoes", 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: North Dakota Research Foundation - Separation Process Company Report, Catasauqua, PA, 1953: Adaptability of North Dakota Limestone for Cement Manufacture, by Dr. Oliver BowlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: "North Dakota", Statistical Report, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Recent Population Changes in North Dakota", January 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "A Selected Bibliography on Conservation of Natural Resources", Alex C. Burr, March 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Speeches to the International Peace Garden Committee, 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "United States Population and Church Membership, 1850-1955"Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Charles Carothers, Delegate to the North Dakota Constitutional Convention, 1889- Journal of the Convention and Summary of Carothers' Voting RecordAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: The Dacotah, 1904 - Charles Carothers NotedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: The Dacotah, 1906 - Charles Carothers NotedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Photographs of Regional U.S. Bureau of Mines Experiment Stations: 1925-1952Add to your cart.