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Works Progress Administration, North Dakota Writers Project: Ethnic Group Files, 1935-1942

Collection Overview

Title: Works Progress Administration, North Dakota Writers Project: Ethnic Group Files, 1935-1942

ID: OGLMC/1380

Creator: Works Progress Administration

Extent: 3.0 Microfilm Reels

Date Acquired: 02/00/1999

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains files organizes information alphabetically according to ethnic group. The files contain biographical sketches and immigrants’ reminiscences, histories of ethnic settlements, bibliographies, and newspaper clippings. Survey instructions and correspondence concerning the collection of data are also included.

Administrative Information

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

Acquisition Method: Purchased from the State Historical Society of North Dakota; Acc.99-2268

Original/Copies Note: Originals held by the State Historical Society of North Dakota

Related Materials: Works Progress Administration, Historical Data Project: Pioneer Biography Files: OGLMC 1119

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Works Progress Administration, North Dakota Writers Project: Ethnic Group Files.  OGLMC 1380, Reel #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in February 2015.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH000974216


Box and Folder Listing

Microfilm Reel :Add to your cart.
Microfilm Reel 1: Instructions, General Information, Russian-Germans, Socio-Ethnic speeches, Working outline of other state Writers’ Projects, Outlines, Socio-Ethnic, General Ethnic Groups (two folders), McIntosh County Ethnic Groups; German-Russian, A-N, Griggs County Ethnic Groups; Norwegian Biographies, Americans (two folders), Austrian, Bohemians, Canadian, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, Finnish (partial)Add to your cart.
Originals in Records of the WPA, Box 85, Folders 1-19, State Historical Society of North Dakota
Microfilm Reel 2: Finnish (continued from previous roll), French, Germans, German-Russians from Benson County, German-Russians from Cavalier County, German-Russians from Emmons County, German-Russians from Logan County, German-Russians from McHenry County, German-Russians from McIntosh County, German-Russians from McLean County, German-Russians from Morton County, German-Russians from Pierce County, German-Russians from Stark County, German-Russians from Ward County, Greeks, Hungarians, Icelandic, Indians, Irish, Jewish, Lithuanians, Luxembourg, Norwegians, Norwegians-Benson County (three folders), Norwegians-Bottineau County, Norwegians-Burke County, Norwegians-Cavalier County, Norwegians-Divide CountyAdd to your cart.
Originals in Records of the WPA, Box 85, Folders 19-36 and Box 86, Folders 1-13, State Historical Society of North Dakota
Microfilm Reel 3: Norwegians-Griggs County, Norwegians-McHenry County, Norwegians-McKenzie County, Norwegians-McLean County, Norwegians-Oliver County, Norwegians-Pembina County, Norwegians-Richland County, Norwegians-Sargent County, Norwegians-Towner County, Norwegians-Traill County, Norwegians-Williams County (2 folders), Poland, Russian, Swedish (2 folders), Swiss, Syrian, UkrainiansAdd to your cart.
Originals in Records of the WPA, Box 86, Folders 14-32, State Historical Society of North Dakota