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University of North Dakota — Benefactors

Olger Burtness Papers: 1884-1960; UND Class of 1906 and 1907. Member of the United States House of Representatives, 1921-1933, and District Court Judge, 1950-1960. Burtness Theater named in his honor, following a $100,000 donation by his widow, Zoe Burtness

Ralph Engelstad Papers: 1930-2002; UND Class of 1954. Donated over $100 million to UND, 1987-2002. Both the "old" and "new" Ralph Engelstad Arenas were named in his honor

Chester Fritz Papers: 1892-1983; Attended UND from 1908-1910. Donated more than $2.25 million to UND to finance the Chester Fritz Scholarship Fund, the Chester Fritz Library, the Chester Fritz Auditorium and the Kathrine B. Tiffany Scholarship Fund.

John Hancock Papers: 1883-1956; UND Class of 1903; donated $25,000 towards the construction of Memorial Stadium. Hancock Hall was dedicated in his honor on October 24, 1952

William Kenneth Hyslop Papers: 1885-1981; UND Class of 1906 and donor of over $7 million to the University. The Hyslop Sports Center is named in his honor

Jack Stewart Papers: 1904-1973; Executive Director of the Memorial Stadium fund drive. Donated $100,000 in 1967 to establish scholarships and build the Winter Sports Center

Bryce Streibel Papers: 1922-2006; Long time UND benefactor who gave money in support of the Center for Aerospace Sciences; honored with the Sioux Award in 1976; Streibel Hall is named in his honor

Kathrine Tiffany Papers: 1878-1978; A charter member of the Fellows of the University, who also endowed the the Chester Fritz Library East Asian Room. Encouraged her nephew, Chester Fritz, to donate funds for the Chester Fritz Library, the Chester Fritz Auditorium, the Chester Fritz Scholarships, and the Chester Fritz Professorships

Edna Twamley Papers: 1879-1966; Daughter of James Twamley, one of the founders of UND. Donated funds in 1960 toward the construction of 4th floor at Twamley Hall

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Last Update: 2 September 2009

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