ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
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MYRON ATKINSON PAPERS

COLLECTION: OGL #408

DATES: 1969-1976

SIZE: 1.25 linear feet

INTRODUCTION

ACQUISITION: The Myron Atkinson Papers were deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection by Myron Atkinson Jr. on May 16, 1977, and were opened for research in August of 1977 (Acc. #77-418).

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

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Myron Atkinson was born on September 22, 1927, in Bismarck, North Dakota. He was educated at Bismarck and graduated from Bismarck Junior College in 1947. He also attended the University of North Dakota, and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He participated in Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Kappa Psi, and band. He received his law degree from UND in 1951, and was involved in the professional law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. During the Korean War, Atkinson entered the US Army. He enlisted at Bismarck on January 7, 1952, and separated as a 1st Lieutenant on June 30, 1954.

Atkinson was a prominent attorney and realtor and played an active part in Bismarck civic affairs. He served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from the 32nd District from 1969 to 1976, was a member of the Republican National Committee, and chairman of the North Dakota State Republican party. He was the president of the Atkinson Co., and a member of the Elks, American Legion, and Knights of Columbus.

Atkinson married Marjory L. Barth in 1951 and they had seven children.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Myron Atkinson Papers date from 1969-1976. The bulk of the material deals with Atkinson's legislative duties on the Judicial "A" and "C" Committees in 1975-76. Also included are his legislative notes on the 1973 and 1975 sessions. Correspondence, notes, and related materials dealing with Atkinson's legislative career from 1969 to 1976 are also included.

BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. Judicial "A" Committee Minutes
  2. Judicial "A" Correspondence 6/5/75-9/1/76
  3. Judicial "A" Electoral Law Proposals
  4. Judicial "A" Electoral Law Proposals
  5. Judicial "A" Electoral Law Proposals
  6. Judicial "A" Miscellaneous Materials
  7. Judicial "C" Committee Minutes
  8. Judicial "C" Correspondence 10/7/75-10/8/76
  9. Judicial "C" Correspondence 6/4/75-10/3/75
  10. Judicial "C" Proposals
  11. Judicial "C" Miscellaneous Materials
  12. Judicial "C" Miscellaneous Materials
  13. Judicial "C" Miscellaneous Materials
  14. Judicial "C" Miscellaneous Materials
  15. Judicial "C" Miscellaneous Materials
  16. Judicial "C" Miscellaneous Materials
  17. Judicial "C" Miscellaneous Materials
  18. Bills of 1973 Legislature
  19. 1975 Legislative Bill Index
  20. 1975 Legislative Notes
  21. 1975 Legislative Notes
  22. 1975 Legislative Notes
  23. 1975 Legislative Notes
  24. 1975 Legislative Miscellany
  25. 1973 Legislative Bill Index
  26. 1973 Legislative Notes
  27. 1973 Legislative Notes
  28. 1973 Legislative Notes
  29. 1973 Legislative Notes
  30. 1973 Legislative Miscellany
  31. 1973 Legislative Miscellany
  32. 1969 Legislative Correspondence
  33. 1969 Legislative Correspondence
  34. 1969 Legislative Correspondence

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