ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58202

JANE SINNER PAPERS

COLLECTION: OGL #1267

DATES: 1981-1992; Bulk Dates, 1985-1992

SIZE: 8.75 linear feet

INTRODUCTION

ACQUISITION:The Jane Sinner Papers were deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection by Jane Sinner, Governor's Residence, Bismarck, ND January 25, 1993. (Accession #93-1862).

ACCESS:Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Elizabeth "Jane" (Baute) Sinner was born January 13, 1931 in Lebanon, Kentucky, where she lived until 1948. She attended St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1948 and then Webster University, also in St. Louis, from 1949 through 1951. While at Webster University she met George Sinner, future governor of North Dakota. The two were married in 1951 and moved to Casselton, ND, Sinner's home town. The Sinners raised ten children. Before becoming the state's First Lady, Jane Sinner involved herself with a variety of local social and arts groups as well as the North Dakota Mental Health Association.

As North Dakota's First Lady from December 1984 through December 1992, Jane Sinner initiated several social and cultural projects. First among them was the "Celebration of Lights," which she began in conjunction with the North Dakota Mental Health Association. Held statewide during the Christmas season, "Celebration of Lights" is an annual awareness and fund raising campaign that benefits the ND Mental Health Association.

Jane Sinner also was concerned about problems associated with teen pregnancy and violence in children's television programming. She spoke often on both subjects, addressing parents' groups and school boards. She also participated in a September 1987 Western Governors' Association conference on television violence.

Her position as First Lady enabled her to promote local arts. Jane Sinner helped form the Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Camp, a summer program for North Dakota youths interested in theatre. She also attended art shows across the state, presenting Governor's Awards to local artists and displaying their work at the Governor's Residence in Bismarck.

In addition to acquiring art for her state home, Jane Sinner established a private, non-profit foundation, "Friends of the Residence," to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of the Governor's Residence. Of the Residence's 18 rooms, 16 were restored and redecorated under her direction.

To promote the beautification of state lands, especially roadsides, Jane Sinner founded "North Dakota Goes Wild!" The private/public partnership gathered information about North Dakota's wild flowers and distributed seed packets and related documentation to individuals and groups across the state.

After Governor Sinner's second term expired in December 1992, the Sinners moved to Fargo.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

When received, the Jane Sinner Papers consisted of nine boxes filled with documents and materials related to or created by Jane Sinner during her eight years as North Dakota's First Lady. Folders containing correspondence were, for the most part, arranged chronologically. The bulk of the collection consisted of folders that were organized by subject. Subject headings were primarily arranged in alphabetical order. One box was filled with appointment books and a guest book.

When processed, the Jane Sinner Papers were arranged into three series - Correspondence, Subjects, and Appointment and Guest Books. Audio/visual materials were separated and stored elsewhere within the Department. Photographs were separated and placed in the Orin G. Libby Photographic Collection.

SERIES I, CORRESPONDENCE
Correspondence is arranged chronologically and consists of both in-coming and out-going letters. Letters contain a variety of information from projects that Jane Sinner was involved with to requests for recipes and letters of thanks. Many letters also contain newspaper clippings. Although folder 16 is labeled "Correspondence from Children," letters from children can also be found throughout the regular correspondence.

SERIES II, SUBJECTS
Subjects are arranged alphabetically and include events, projects, topics, organizations, and associations with which Jane Sinner was involved during her eight years as First Lady. Some subjects, such as "Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting" and "Optimal Pregnancy Outcome Project (OP-OP)," include overlapping documents. After locating desired materials within the Subject Series, researchers are encouraged to examine related time frames within the Correspondence Series for associated documents.

SERIES III, APPOINTMENT AND GUEST BOOKS
Appointment books kept by Jane Sinner chronicle her activities as First Lady as well as family-related dates. Available too are the governor's appointments for December 1984 through December 1985. Guest Books for the Governor's Residence date from January 1985-December 1992. Guests for January and February 1988 were not recorded. Guest Book entries include only name and address. All items in this series are arranged chronologically.

BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

SERIES I - CORRESPONDENCE
Box 1

Folder

  1. Correspondence NOV 1984-DEC 1985
  2. Correspondence JAN-JUN 1986
  3. Correspondence JUL-DEC 1986
  4. Correspondence JAN-JUN 1987
  5. Correspondence JUL-DEC 1987
  6. Correspondence JAN-JUN 1988
  7. Correspondence JUL-DEC 1988
  8. Correspondence JAN-JUN 1989
  9. Correspondence JUL-DEC 1989
  10. Correspondence JAN-JUN 1990
  11. Correspondence JUL-DEC 1990
  12. Correspondence JAN-JUN 1991
  13. Correspondence JUL-DEC 1991
  14. Correspondence 1992
  15. Correspondence 1992
  16. Correspondence from children

SERIES II - SUBJECTS
Box 2

Folder

  1. Abortion Veto APR 1991
  2. Accounts, household FEB 1985-MAR 1986
  3. Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting, correspondence MAY 1985-DEC 1986
  4. Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting, correspondence JAN 1987-JUL 1989
  5. Art for Governor's Residence
  6. Art Shows
  7. Art Shows
  8. Art Shows
  9. Art Associations
  10. Articles, clipped
  11. Articles, clipped
  12. Articles, clipped related to Lola Perpich, First Lady of Minnesota 1989
  13. Bicentennial Commission of the US Constitution
  14. Bicentennial Commission of the US Constitution
  15. Bicentennial Commission of the US Constitution
  16. Bicentennial Commission of the US Constitution
  17. Bicentennial Commission of the US Constitution
  18. Bicentennial Commission of the US Constitution
  19. Bicentennial Commission of the US Constitution
  20. Bill of Rights Traveling Exhibit 1991
  21. Celebration of Lights, ND Mental Health Association
  22. Capitol Arts and Historic Preservation Committee
  23. Capitol Grounds
  24. Centennial "Party of the Century" 1989
  25. Centennial Commission 1990

Box 3
Folder

  1. Child Abuse, North Dakota
  2. Children's TV Programming, correspondence JUL 1987-NOV 1988
  3. Christmas Cards and Lists
  4. Christmas Cards List, Governor's Residence
  5. Christmas Cards received from other governors
  6. Christmas Decorations on loan
  7. Christmas, Governor's Staff
  8. Christmas 1985, Germans from Russia
  9. Christmas 1986
  10. Christmas 1987
  11. Christmas 1988, Swedish
  12. Christmas 1989, Norwegian
  13. Christmas 1990, Ukrainian
  14. Christmas 1991, English
  15. Constitutional Celebration Committee
  16. Directories
  17. "Enough is Enough"
  18. Friends of the Residence, general file
  19. Friends of the Residence, correspondence 1987-1989
  20. Friends of the Residence, correspondence 1988-1992
  21. Friends of the Residence, corporate fund raising
  22. Friends of the Residence, thank you letters to contributors JAN 1992
  23. Friends of the Residence, foundation letter to oil companies SEP 1991
  24. Friends of the Residence, Meridian Oil press release FEB 1992
  25. Friends of the Residence, mailing labels
  26. Friends of the Residence, manual part I
  27. Friends of the Residence, manual part II
  28. Functions 1984-1985
  29. Functions Regretted 1985
  30. Functions Attended 1986
  31. Functions Attended 1986
  32. Functions Regretted 1986
  33. Functions Attended 1987

Box 4
Folder

  1. Functions Regretted 1987
  2. Functions Attended 1988
  3. Functions Regretted 1988
  4. Functions Attended 1989
  5. Functions Attended 1989
  6. Functions Regretted 1989
  7. Functions Attended 1990
  8. Functions Regretted 1990
  9. Functions Attended 1991
  10. Functions Regretted 1991
  11. Functions Attended 1992
  12. Functions Regretted 1992
  13. Functions held at the Governor's Residence 1985-1988
  14. Functions held at the Governor's Residence 1989-1992
  15. Functions-Inaugural Ball JAN 1989
  16. Functions-American Energy Assurance Council SEP 1989
  17. Functions-Interstate Oil Compact Commission JUN 1990
  18. Functions-"The Brass Bash" JUN 1991
  19. Functions-Mother of the Year 1981-1986
  20. Functions-Mother of the Year 1986-1992
  21. Gifts-pottery bowls
  22. Gifts sent 1986
  23. Gifts received
  24. Legislative committees 1989
  25. Legislators' directories
  26. Legislature 1991-1993
  27. Mental Health
  28. Midwest Living article

Box 5
Folder

  1. National Governors' Association, arts review
  2. National Governors' Association, governors list
  3. National Governors' Association, winter 1990
  4. National Governors' Association 1991
  5. National Governors' Association 1992
  6. Optimal Pregnancy Outcome Project (OP-OP)
  7. Personal File
  8. Policy Statements related to the Residence, Campaign, and Governor's Office
  9. Presidential Scholars
  10. Press and Press Releases 1984-1992
  11. Proclamations
  12. Pro-Life Mail 1984
  13. Quilt of governors' wives
  14. Quilting Project for governor's residence guest room
  15. Quotes
  16. Recipes and Recipe Requests
  17. Republic of China Mission AUG 1986
  18. Governor's Residence Decorating
  19. Governor's Residence Guest Room
  20. Governor's Residence Personnel
  21. Retired Senior Volunteer Program APR 1987
  22. Sinner Family Information
  23. Sleepy Hollow Arts Park, Performing Arts Camp
  24. Sleepy Hollow Summer Theatre "Annie Get Your Gun" 1990
  25. Sleepy Hollow Summer Theatre "Plain and Fancy" 1991
  26. Sleepy Hollow Summer Theatre "Oklahoma!" 1992
  27. Speeches
  28. Speeches
  29. Speeches
  30. Speeches-Adolescent Pregnancy
  31. Governors' Spouses Correspondence JUL 1985- JUL 1988
  32. Governors' Spouses Correspondence AUG 1988- JUN 1992
  33. Governors' Spouses Seminars, general
  34. Governors' Spouses Seminars, general
  35. Governors' Spouses Seminars, general
  36. Governors' Spouses Seminar Handbook MAY 1985
  37. Governors' Spouses Seminar Handbook MAY 1985

Box 6
Folder

  1. Governors' Spouses Seminar, papers May 1985
  2. Governors' Spouses Seminar Handbook APR 1986
  3. Governors' Spouses Seminar Handbook NOV 1986
  4. Governors' Spouses Seminar Handbook NOV 1990
  5. Governors' Spouses Seminar Handbook SEP 1991
  6. State Historical Society
  7. State Hospital
  8. Stationary
  9. Teddy Bears
  10. Teddy Bears
  11. Television Programming for Children
  12. Tourism
  13. Transition 1992
  14. Travel, Canada
  15. Travel, Japan
  16. Travel, Little Rock, Arkansas
  17. Travel, Norway
  18. Travel, Republic of Korea
  19. Travel, Seattle
  20. Travel, Telluride, Colorado
  21. Travel, Utah
  22. Travel, West Germany
  23. Volunteer Service Awards 1981-1988
  24. Wildflowers-North Dakota Goes Wild! (NDGW), handbook part I
  25. Wildflowers-NDGW, handbook part II
  26. Wildflowers-NDGW, booklet requests 1991
  27. Wildflowers-NDGW, brochures
  28. Wildflowers-NDGW, brochure requests
  29. Wildflowers-NDGW, catalogs & seed information
  30. Wildflowers-NDGW, correspondence 1990-1991
  31. Wildflowers-NDGW, form letters
  32. Wildflowers-NDGW, general file
  33. Wildflowers-NDGW, magazine articles
  34. Wildflowers-NDGW, slide program
  35. Wildflowers-NDGW, meeting SEP 1990
  36. Wildflowers-NDGW, meeting MAR 1992
  37. Wildflowers, brochures and pamphlets
  38. Wildflowers, brochures from other states 1991
  39. Wildflowers, "Creating Your Own Wildflower Garden or Prairie Restoration" by ND Game & Fish Department 1989
  40. Wildflowers, mail 1989
  41. Wildflowers, mail JAN 1990-DEC 1992
  42. Western Governors' Association, George R. Ariyoshi correspondence
  43. Western Governors' Association, correspondence JUL-AUG 1990
  44. Western Governors' Association, general file part I
  45. Western Governors' Association, general file part II
  46. Western Governors' Association, Fargo 1990
  47. Western Governors' Association, South Dakota 1991

Box 7
Folder

  1. "Windbreak"
  2. Wines & Spirits

SERIES III - APPOINTMENT AND GUEST BOOKS

  1. Appointments 1984
  2. Appointments-George Sinner-DEC 1984-DEC 1985
  3. Appointments 1985
  4. Appointments 1986
  5. Appointments 1987
  6. Appointments 1988
  7. Appointments 1989
  8. Appointments 1990
  9. Appointments 1991
  10. Appointments 1992
  11. Guest Book JAN 1985-DEC 1987
  12. Guest Book MAR 1988-DEC 1992

SEPARATIONS RECORD

The following publications were removed from the collection and cataloged as books within the Department of Special Collections.
--The Centennial Tree Program, (State of North Dakota, 1988). 2 copies
--North Dakota Department of Transportation Roadside Research Project: Wildflower Inventory, paper by Kathleen Hoffman 26 AUG 1991.
--Trolls of District IV; Sons of Norway, compiled by Valborg Fisher (Mandan, ND: United Printing, (1980?).

The following nine audio cassette tapes were removed from the collection and added to the Audio Tape Collection:

Audio Tape Number Audio Tape Description
Audio tape #1677 Western Governors' Association conference on "Violence in Television," presentation by Tipper Gore, 8 OCT 1987
Audio tape #1678 Western Governors' Association conference on "Violence in Television," presentation by Al Swift, 9 OCT 1987
Audio tape #1679 Western Governors' Association conference on "Violence in Television," discussion of panel and spouses, 9 OCT 1987
Audio tape #1680 Western Governors' Association conference on "Violence in Television," presentation by Payne Mullholland, 9 OCT 1987
Audio tape #1681 Western Governors' Association conference on "Violence in Television," presentation by Payne Mullholland continued, 9 OCT 1987
Audio tape #1682 Western Governors' Association conference on "Violence in Television," First Ladies' session, 9 OCT 1987
Audio tape #1683 "Adolescent Pregnancy Strategies," 13 MAR 1987
Audio tape #1684 Jane Sinner on KFYR's John Ruby radio call-in show, #1, 18 DEC 1990
Audio tape #1685 Jane Sinner on KFYR's John Ruby radio call-in show, #2, 18 DEC 1990

The following two video tapes were removed from the collection and added to the Video Tape Collection:

Video Tape Number Video Tape Description
Video tape #482 "History of Pembina, First City in North Dakota" by Candy Wood
Video tape #483 "Swedish Christmas Decorations, 1988" narrated by Olaf Ribb, filmed by Guy Rittel of Community Access Television

The following 140 photographs were removed from the collection and added to the Orin G. Libby Photographic Collection in the Department of Special Collections.

 Photograph Number  Photograph Description
 OGL #1267-1  Gift necklace for Barbara Bush
 OGL #1267-2  Governor Sinner and Rosie Greis on her 96th birthday
 OGL #1267-3  The Sinners with Rosie Greis on her 96th birthday
 OGL #1267-4  Jane Sinner with Taiwanese delegation
 OGL #1267-5  Jane Sinner with Taiwanese delegation
 OGL #1267-6  Jane Sinner with Taiwanese delegation
 OGL #1267-7  Residence Christmas tree 1985
 OGL #1267-8   Jane Sinner hosts lunch for Germans from Russia group who decorated residence for Christmas 1985
 OGL #1267-9   The Sinners and Dick Weber at Christmas tree lighting in the "Great Hall" 4 DEC 1986
OGL #1267-10 Jane Sinner with group who decorated residence for Christmas 1990
OGL #1267-11 Jane Sinner with Thelma Hyde Klingensmith, 1965 ND Mother of the Year, and Louise Shafer Petrick, 1986 ND Mother of the Year, 12 APR 1986
OGL #1267-12 Governor Sinner with Merit Mothers Sadie Sargent, Eunice Kost, and Doris Hanson, 12 APR 1986
OGL #1267-13 Jane Sinner with award winning painting and its young artist
OGL #1267-14 Jane Sinner portrait
OGL #1267-15 Jane Sinner portrait
OGL #1267-16 Jane Sinner portrait
OGL #1267-17 Quilters' reception
OGL #1267-18 Quilters working on guest room quilt
OGL #1267-19 Quilters working on guest room quilt
OGL #1267-20 Governor with 1987 ND Presidential Scholars
OGL #1267-21 Governor Sinner portrait
OGL #1267-22 Sinner family portrait
OGL #1267-23 Residence guest room before quilt
OGL #1267-24 Residence guest room after quilt
OGL #1267-25 Jane Sinner with Margaret Klinger, 1985 ND Mother of the Year
OGL #1267-26 The Sinners with Margaret Klinger, 1985 ND Mother of the Year and her husband
OGL #1267-27 Margaret Klinger (left), 1985 ND Mother of the Year, poses with past ND Mothers of the Year
OGL #1267-28 Louise Petrick, 1986 ND Mother of the Year and her husband
OGL #1267-29 Louise Petrick (center front), 1986 ND Mother of the Year, poses with past ND Mothers of the Year
OGL #1267-30 Edith Lerfald, 1987 ND Mother of the Year and her husband
OGL #1267-31 The Sinners with Edith Lerfald, 1986 ND Mother of the Year
OGL #1267-32 Jane Sinner with Mary Sawchuk, 1988 ND Mother of the Year
OGL #1267-33 Mary Sawchuk, 1988 ND Mother of the Year and her husband
OGL #1267-34 Jane Sinner and Mary Sawchuk (seated center), 1988 ND Mother of the Year, pose with past ND Mothers of the Year
OGL #1267-35 Elizabeth "Betty" Baccus, 1989 ND Mother of the Year and her husband
OGL #1267-36 Elizabeth "Betty" Baccus (center seated), 1989 ND Mother of the Year poses with past ND Mothers of the Year
OGL #1267-37 Jane Sinner with group that decorated residence in a teddy bear theme for Christmas 1986
OGL #1267-38 Residence Christmas tree decorated for Swedish Christmas 1988
OGL #1267-39 Jane Sinner with group that decorated residence in a Swedish theme for Christmas 1988
OGL #1267-40 Residence Christmas tree decorated for Norwegian Christmas 1989
OGL #1267-41 Jane Sinner with group that decorated residence in a Norwegian theme for Christmas 1989
OGL #1267-42 Governor with 1986 ND Volunteer Action Award recipients
OGL #1267-43 Governor with Robert Edison, Edyth Rustad, Lila Kozel, Wayne Ratzak, and Ken McIntyre, 1988 ND Volunteer Action Award recipients
OGL #1267-44 Jane Sinner receives wild flowers from girl scout member, Grand Forks 1990
OGL #1267-45 Jane Sinner plants evergreen tree while girl scout member looks on, Grand Forks 1990

OGL #1267-46

Jane Sinner at ribbon cutting ceremony, Radisson Inn Bismarck April 1990
OGL #1267-47 Teddy bear decorations at residence, Christmas 1986
OGL #1267-48 Teddy bear decorations at residence, Christmas 1986
OGL #1267-49 Exterior of ND Governor's residence
OGL #1267-50 to #1267-61 Governor Sinner presenting Outstanding Volunteer Service Award, 18 APR 1986
OGL #1267-62 Don Mund, Director of Building Management, speaking at ND Employee Christmas party
OGL #1267-63 to #1267-78 Jane Sinner presenting ND Employee Service Award at Christmas party
OGL #1267-79 Russ Steiger, Bismarck Business Development; Governor Sinner; Bruce Whitley, from Bismarck; and Robert Whitney, Director of the Economic Development Commission at a Friendship Force reception, 11 JUL 1986
OGL #1267-80 Walther Mareth (left) and former governor Arthur Link at a Friendship Force reception, 11 JUL 1986
OGL #1267-81 Shirley Steiger, Debra Anderson, and Jane Sinner at a Friendship Force reception, 11 JUL 1986
OGL #1267-82 Governor Sinner, Jane Sinner, and guest from West Berlin at a Friendship Force reception, 11 JUL 1986
OGL #1267-83 Kathryn Satrom (far right), Head of Workman's Compensation Bureau at a Friendship Force reception, 11 JUL 1986
OGL #1267-84 Governor Sinner, Jane Sinner, former governor Arthur Link, and Grace Link at a Friendship Force reception, 11 JUL 1986
OGL #1267-85 Jane Sinner, Hannelore Mareth, and Walther Mareth at a Friendship Force reception, 11 JUL 1986
OGL #1267-86 Governor Sinner and Jane Sinner greeting guests at a Friendship Force reception, 11 JUL 1986
OGL #1267-87 Jane Sinner (rear right) and Kathryn Satrom (far right), Head of the Workman's Compensation Bureau, at a Friendship Force reception, 11 JUL 1986
OGL #1267-88 Betty Jo Hay, President of the National Mental Health Association, and Jane Sinner at the Governor's Residence reception for Ms. Hay, 11 APR 1986
OGL #1267-89 Jane Sinner is presented a photograph of the first ND Mental Health Christmas Tree (see Celebration of Lights) by Governor Sinner and Loretta Bierdeman, who co-chaired the original program, at the Governor's Residence reception for Betty Jo Hay, President of the National Mental Health Association, 11 APR 1986
OGL #1267-90 Governor Sinner and Betty Jo Hay, President of the National Mental Health Association, at the Governor's Residence reception for Ms. Hay, 11 APR 1986
OGL #1267-91 Richard Rayl, Betty Jo Hay, and Governor Sinner at the Governor's Residence reception for Ms. Hay, 11 APR 1986
OGL #1267-92 Jane Sinner, Betty Jo Hay, Governor Sinner, and Kathy Hogan, Director of the Cass County Social Services, at the Governor's Residence reception for Ms. Hay, 11 APR 1986
OGL #1267-93 Jane Sinner, Betty Jo Hay, Governor Sinner, and Joan Macdonald at the Governor's Residence reception for Ms. Hay, 11 APR 1986
OGL #1267-94 Betty Jo Hay and Jane Sinner at the Governor's Residence reception for Ms. Hay, 11 APR 1986
OGL #1267-95 Entertainer at the Governor's Residence reception for Betty Jo Hay, President of the National Mental Health Association, 11 APR 1986
OGL #1267-96 Jane and Governor Sinner with ND Presidential Scholars and Betty Pyle, MAY 1985
OGL #1267-97 Governor Sinner, Betty Pyle, State Superintendent Wayne Sanstead (far right), and ND Presidential Scholars, MAY 1986
OGL #1267-98 Jane Sinner with Rosie Greis, Goodrich, North Dakota's "50-year Avon Lady," with her daughter (far left) and an unidentified woman (far right)
OGL #1267-99 Farewell party for Bismarck Superintendent of Schools, Al Andrews after he was fired, given at the Governor's Residence, 21 MAY 1986. Pictured (l-r, standing) Jan Tomasko, Diane Albrecht, Duke Albrecht, Marv Erdmann, Lois Erdmann, unnamed woman, unnamed man, Jane Sinner, and Governor Sinner (l-r, seated) Mike Tomasko, Mary Andrews, and Al Andrews
OGL #1267-100 Jane Sinner, Virgil Hill, professional boxer, and Governor Sinner at a reception for Sports Media, APR 1987
OGL #1267-101 Eddie Futch, Virgil Hill's trainer, unnamed man, Virgil Hill, professional boxer, and Governor Sinner at a reception for Sports Media, APR 1987
OGL #1267-102 Former ND "Mothers of the Year," APR 1986
OGL #1267-103 Guests at ND "Mother of the Year" reception, 12 APR 1986. Honoree Louise Petrick stands beside Jane Sinner
OGL #1267-104 Governor's Residence Teddy Bear Christmas, 1986
OGL #1267-105 Jane Sinner and Pat Ness, Governor's Residence Manager, December 1986
OGL #1267-106 Probably participants at the 2nd Inaugural Ball, JAN 1989
OGL #1267-107 (l-r) Lieutenant Governor Lloyd Omdahl; Richard Weber, North Dakota Council on the Arts; and former governor Arthur Link, ca. 1986
OGL #1267-108 Picnic to honor new Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-109 Picnic to honor new Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-110 Jane Sinner; Bruce Larson, Director of Motor Vehicle Department; Kathryn Satrom; and Senator Joe Satrom at picnic to honor Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-111 Lt. Governor Omdahl and Ruth Omdahl at picnic 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-112 Charlotte Larson, Bruce Larson, Director of Motor Vehicle Department (on left) and Senator Joe Satrom (far right) at picnic for Lt Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-113 Justice Meschke (with crutches), Governor Sinner, and Walt Hjelle, Highway Department Commissioner (in sport coat) at picnic for Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-114 Brian and Barbara Berg (3rd and 4th from left) and Byron Knutson (center with glasses) at picnic for Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-115 Chuck Flemming, Governor's Chief-of-Staff (far left), Rose Reinbold, and Leo Reinbold, ND Public Services Commissioner (4th and 5th from left) at picnic for Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-116 Jane Sinner, Governor Sinner, and Blanche VandeWalle, mother of ND Supreme Court Justice VandeWalle at picnic for Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-117 ND Supreme Court Justice VandeWalle, Governor Sinner, and VandeWalle's mother, Blanche, at picnic for Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-118 Governor Sinner and Nick Spaeth (wearing shorts) at picnic for Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-119 ND Supreme Court Justice Gierke, Judy Gierke, and Jane Sinner at picnic for Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-120 Chuck Suchy, ND Troubadour performing at picnic for Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-121 Eric Sinner and James Inman tending bar at the picnic for Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-122 Ben Meier, ND Secretary of State (far right, facing camera) at picnic for Lt. Governor Omdahl, 4 AUG 1987
OGL #1267-123 Steve Sharkey, Governor's Residence manager; Governor Sinner, Kevin Covell (with beard), Congressman Dorgan's office; and Bernie Wagner at Justice Gierke luncheon with veterans' group representatives. ca. 1990
OGL #1267-124 Governor Sinner signing bill while North Dakota veterans' group representatives watch. ca. 1990
OGL #1267-125 Veterans' groups representatives at Justice Gierke luncheon. ca. 1990
OGL #1267-126 Veterans' groups representatives at Justice Gierke luncheon. ca. 1990
OGL #1267-127 Veterans' groups representatives at Justice Gierke luncheon. MG Alexander Macdonald, ND Adjutant General in uniform, third from left. ca. 1990
OGL #1267-128 Governor Sinner with ND Chief Justice and Mrs. Ralph Erickstad at 18th floor reception for Bismarck civic leaders, Capitol, spring 1989
OGL #1267-129 Governor Sinner; Vern Wagner (on Governor's left), ND Medical Association; and Ernie Fleck, Bismarck attorney, at 18th floor reception for Bismarck civic leaders, Capitol, spring 1989
OGL #1267-130 Jane Sinner and Barbara Berg (on Jane's right), wife of Superintendent of ND Highway Patrol, at 18th floor reception for Bismarck civic leaders, Capitol, spring 1989
OGL #1267-131 Justice Beryl Levine, Governor Sinner, and Richard Rayl, Director of ND Office of Management and Budget, at 18th floor reception for Bismarck civic leaders, Capitol, spring 1989
OGL #1267-132 Governor Sinner and James S. Perry, ND Historical Society Superintendent, at 18th floor reception, for Bismarck civic leaders, Capitol, spring 1989
OGL #1267-133 Mike Deisz, Executive Director of ND Job Service, and Governor Sinner at 18th floor reception for Bismarck civic leaders, Capitol, spring 1989
OGL #1267-134 Elaine Little, ND Corrections, and Governor Sinner at 18th floor reception for Bismarck civic leaders, Capitol, spring 1989
OGL #1267-135 Bismarck artist Kathleen Moynihan and Jane Sinner at 18th floor reception for Bismarck civic leaders, Capitol, spring 1989
OGL #1267-136 Jane Sinner and Judith Ekberg-Johnson, President, Meyer Broadcasting, at 18th floor reception for Bismarck civic leaders, Capitol, spring 1989
OGL #1267-137 Joan Macdonald, wife of ND Adjutant General, and Jane Sinner at 18th floor reception for Bismarck civic leaders, Capitol, spring 1989
OGL #1267-138 Jane Sinner, Glenn Pomeroy, ND Securities Commissioner, and unnamed woman at 18th floor reception for Bismarck civic leaders, Capitol, spring 1989
OGL #1267-139 Pat Ness, Governor's Residence manager, December 1987
OGL #1267-140 Governor's Residence staff members, Christmas 1986

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