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Neil C. Macdonald Papers, 1863-1970

Collection Overview

Title: Neil C. Macdonald Papers, 1863-1970

Predominant Dates:1896-1923

ID: OGLMC/0097

Creator: Macdonald, Neil C. (1876-1923)

Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

1876-1923; State Inspector of Elementary Schools, 1911-1916; State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1916-1918

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Neil C. Macdonald Papers consist primarily of materials related to his educational career. Included are his writings, some of which were composed while he was the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Other items pertain to his time at Harvard University, his illness and death, and to other members of the Macdonald family.

125 photographs were separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets. Most of the photographs depict Neil Macdonald and his work in the field of education. There are also several photographs of the extended Macdonald family.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional material was donated by John W. Macdonald, Annapolis, Maryland, on November 25, 1988 (88-1629).

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

Acquisition Method: Donation; the original acquisition records are unavailable.

Related Materials: Kathrine Tiffany Papers: OGLMC 266

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Neil C. Macdonald Papers. OGLMC 97, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid added to Archon in July 2015.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Foreword" to the collection, written by Kathrine Tiffany: 17 March 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Testimonials on character, ability, and achievements: 1920-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Newspaper clippings: 1911-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Materials from Harvard: 1920-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Illness: 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Death: 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Tributes: 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Educational Writings: 1911-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Educational Writings as Superintendent of Public Instruction: 1917-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous Correspondence: 1863, 1904, 1920Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Europe: 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence and newspaper clippings of relatives and friendsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence of his motherAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Souvenir battlefield stonesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Teachers Contract and Teachers' Certificate for May S. Dickinson 1887, Ransom CountyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Teacher's Contract for Katherine Belanger: 1896Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Property Tax Statement for Neil Macdonald: 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence to Neil Macdonald: 1922, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence regarding the Neil Macdonald Scholarship: 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Photographs :Add to your cart.
Separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets.
Photograph 1: Unidentified negativesAdd to your cart.
Photograph 2: Unidentified negativesAdd to your cart.
Photograph 3: Neil Macdonald, Harvard Graduation, June 1921Add to your cart.
Photograph 4: Neil Macdonald, Harvard Graduation, June 1921Add to your cart.
Photograph 5: Neil Macdonald, Harvard Graduation, June 1921Add to your cart.
Photograph 6: Neil Macdonald, circa 1916Add to your cart.
Photograph 7: Neil Macdonald, circa 1916Add to your cart.
Photograph 8: Neil Macdonald, Superintendent of Public InstructionAdd to your cart.
Photograph 9: Neil Macdonald, at his office in Bismarck: 1917Add to your cart.
Photograph 10: Neil Macdonald with other state employees and spouses at a picnicAdd to your cart.
Photograph 11: Neil Macdonald with other state employees and spouses at a picnicAdd to your cart.
Photograph 12: Neil Macdonald with other state employees and spouses at a picnicAdd to your cart.
Photograph 13: Neil and Kathrine Macdonald on the grounds of the State CapitolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 14: Kathrine Macdonald and Sport (hunting dog) - the photograph was taken outside of the Valley City home where Neil and Kathrine lived when Neil was the State Inspector of Elementary Schools, 1910-1916Add to your cart.
Photograph 15: Neil Macdonald on a rural school inspection trip: circa 1910-1916Add to your cart.
Photograph 16: Neil Macdonald on a rural school inspection trip: circa 1910-1916Add to your cart.
Photograph 17: Neil and Kathrine Macdonald, along with E.J. Taylor, Superintendent of Public Instruction: circa 1910-1916Add to your cart.
Photograph 18: Neil Macdonald in Shriner’s uniformAdd to your cart.
Photograph 19: Neil Macdonald in Mason’s uniformAdd to your cart.
Photograph 20: Neil and Kathrine Macdonald, August 1904Add to your cart.
Photograph 21: Neil Macdonald at graduation from Mayville Normal School: 1896Add to your cart.
Photograph 22: Neil Macdonald at graduation from UND: 1900Add to your cart.
Photograph 23: Bachelor’s Club, Mayville Normal School: 1894-1895Add to your cart.
Photograph 24: Neil Macdonald and other members of the UND Class of 1900Add to your cart.
Photograph 25: Neil Macdonald: 1893Add to your cart.
Photograph 26: (Misnumbered)Add to your cart.
Photograph 27: Unidentified trainAdd to your cart.
Photograph 28: Edith Jean Macdonald: 1939Add to your cart.
Photograph 29: Neil Macdonald’s hunting dog, SportAdd to your cart.
Photograph 30: Unidentified schoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 31: Schulke Block, Langdon, North Dakota: circa 1916Add to your cart.
Photograph 32: Freeman University, circa 1916Add to your cart.
Photograph 33: 8th grade boys, Eden Valley SchoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 34: 8th grade boys, Eden Valley SchoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 35: “Growth of Consolidated Schools,” (Photograph of Chart): undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 36: “Growth of Consolidated Schools,” (Photograph of Chart): undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 37: “Growth of Consolidated Schools,” (Photograph of Chart): undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 38: “Growth of Consolidated Schools,” (Photograph of Chart): undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 39: “Growth of Consolidated Schools,” (Photograph of Chart): undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 40: “Growth of Consolidated Schools,” (Photograph of Chart): undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 41: “Growth of Consolidated Schools,” (Photograph of Chart): undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 42: “Growth of Consolidated Schools,” (Photograph of Chart): undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 43: “Growth of Consolidated Schools,” (Photograph of Chart): undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 44: Unidentified SchoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 45: Unidentified SchoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 46: Manning School District #10Add to your cart.
Photograph 47: Pisek, North Dakota, SchoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 48: Sarnia School, Whitman, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 49: Dawson, North Dakota, High SchoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 50: “A Happy North Dakota Farmer & His Well Built Sod Cottage”Add to your cart.
Photograph 51: Neil Macdonald (?) as a childAdd to your cart.
Photograph 52: Temporary Schoolhouse, Dunn CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 53: 14 year old boy kept out of school to assist in the harvestAdd to your cart.
Photograph 54: 14 year old boy kept out of school to assist in the harvestAdd to your cart.
Photograph 55: 10 year old boy kept out of school to assist in the harvestAdd to your cart.
Photograph 56: Depot and Train, Hannah, North Dakota: circa 1915Add to your cart.
Photograph 57: Red River OxcartAdd to your cart.
Photograph 58: 14 year old girl kept out of school to assist in the harvest: 1912Add to your cart.
Photograph 59: Unidentified students at an unidentified schoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 60: "Consolidated Schools in North Dakota," (Photograph of Chart): 1914Add to your cart.
Photograph 61: Unidentified ledger bookAdd to your cart.
Photograph 62: Brooklyn SchoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 63: “Consolidated Schools in North Dakota,” (Photograph of Chart): 1914Add to your cart.
Photograph 64: Brooklyn SchoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 65: Unidentified SchoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 66: 8th Grade Girls: 1912Add to your cart.
Photograph 67: TractorAdd to your cart.
Photograph 68: Boy kept out of school to assist in the harvestAdd to your cart.
Photograph 69: Ox driven wagonAdd to your cart.
Photograph 70: 13 year old boy kept out of school to assist in the harvestAdd to your cart.
Photograph 71: “Map Showing Number and Location of Consolidated Schools in the United States,” (Photograph of Chart): 1921Add to your cart.
Photograph 72: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 73: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 74: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 75: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 76: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 77: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 78: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 79: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 80: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 81: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 82: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 83: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 84: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 85: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 86: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 87: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 88: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 89: Neil Macdonald, 1917Add to your cart.
Photograph 90: Neil Macdonald, 1917Add to your cart.
Photograph 91: Neil Macdonald, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 92: Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Glasgow, MontanaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 93: Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Glasgow, MontanaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 94: Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Glasgow, MontanaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 95: Linden School District: 1893 (Neil Macdonald - teacher)Add to your cart.
Photograph 96: Macdonald family home, Hannah, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 97: Neil and Isabelle (McLeod) Macdonald (father and mother): 1898Add to your cart.
Photograph 98: John (brother) and Isabelle MacdonaldAdd to your cart.
Photograph 99: Neil Macdonald and his sister, Charlotte, and her daughter, EvangelineAdd to your cart.
Photograph 100: Charlotte and Belle Macdonald (sisters): 1898Add to your cart.
Photograph 101: N.R. Macdonald (brother) and his wife, MedaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 102: Charlotte and her husband, George, with their children: Howard, Donald, and EvangelineAdd to your cart.
Photograph 103: Isabelle MacdonaldAdd to your cart.
Photograph 104: Alexander Macdonald, Blois, France: July 1918Add to your cart.
Photograph 105: Colin C. MacdonaldAdd to your cart.
Photograph 106: Isabelle Macdonald and four of her grandchildrenAdd to your cart.
Photograph 107: Colin Macdonald (brother)Add to your cart.
Photograph 108: Colin and Donald Macdonald (brothers)Add to your cart.
Photograph 109: Evangeline GeorgeAdd to your cart.
Photograph 110: Neil A. Macdonald (nephew of Neil Macdonald)Add to your cart.
Photograph 111: Macdonald Family PortraitAdd to your cart.
Photograph 112: Isabelle MacdonaldAdd to your cart.
Photograph 113: Norman and Evelyn MacdonaldAdd to your cart.
Photograph 114: Charles Y. Macdonald: 1914Add to your cart.
Photograph 115: Henry McLeanAdd to your cart.
Photograph 116: Helen Sullivan, Assistant Superintendent of Public InstructionAdd to your cart.
Photograph 117: Alexander Macdonald, UND Graduation Picture: 1912Add to your cart.
Photograph 118: John Wellington Macdonald, UND Graduation Picture: 1953Add to your cart.
Photograph 119: Neil C. Macdonald (son of Neil Carnot Macdonald's’s brother, Donald)Add to your cart.
Photograph 120: U.S. Senator Gerald Nye and John Wellington MacdonaldAdd to your cart.
Photograph 121: Donald, Neil C., and John Wellington MacdonaldAdd to your cart.
Photograph 122: Newspaper clipping of Edith Macdonald (daughter of Donald Macdonald, winning a bicycle contest): September 6, 1948Add to your cart.
Photograph 123: Newspaper clipping of John Wellington Macdonald leaving UND to enter the U.S. Military: January 1951Add to your cart.
Photograph 124: Newspaper clipping of Joyce Macdonald (daughter of Alexander C. Macdonald) at UND: December 1952Add to your cart.
Photograph 125: Newspaper clipping of Donald C. Macdonald playing chess with Samuel Reshevsky, world famous chess playerAdd to your cart.