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Era Bell Thompson Papers, 1924-1986

Collection Overview

Title: Era Bell Thompson Papers, 1924-1986

ID: OGLMC/1636

Extent: 2.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/28/2014

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Era Bell Thompson Papers include a poem she wrote in high school, articles from the Dakota Student, and a transcript of an interview from 1978.

Note that a large Era Bell Thompson collection (99 linear feet) is located at the Chicago Public Library in the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature.

Administrative Information

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

Acquisition Source: Unknown, though some materials were deposited by the Era Bell Thompson Multicultural Center

Acquisition Method: Donation; 2014-3271

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Era Bell Thompson Papers. OGLMC 1636, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Processing Information: Processed by Heather Hopkins, Special Collections work study student

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poem, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dakota Student and Alumni Review articles plus Dacotah yearbook entries, 1925-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Book and newspaper articles (various) and memorial service program, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Transcript of an interview with Era Bell Thompson, March 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 5: PhotographsAdd to your cart.

1636-1: Era Bell Thompson as a young woman standing outside a building (date and location unknown)

1636-2: head shot of Era Bell Thompson, ca. 1979

1636-3: similar photograph as 1636-2

Folder 6: Correspondence, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Oversize Folder 1: Oversize photograph of a young Era Bell ThompsonAdd to your cart.
Separated and placed in the Oversize File Cabinets.