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Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection > Business Records

Baukol-Noonan Lignite, Inc. Records: One of the largest mining companies in North Dakota; founded in Noonan, North Dakota, in 1928

Alexander C. Burr Papers: 1901-1977; Involved with energy research in North Dakota as a member of the North Dakota Research Foundation and the U.S. Bureau of Mines Lignite Research Laboratory

M. D. Butler Papers: 1877-1948; Owner of the Palace Drug Store in Brocket, North Dakota

Community Input Committee Records: 1981-1999; organization of businesswomen in the Greater Grand Forks area

Dacotah Custom Shirt Shop Records: Operated in Grand Forks from 1919-1934

Dakota Malting and Brewing Company Records: Operated in Bismarck from 1961-1965

E.J. Lander & Co. Records: Real estate, land development and farm management firm with holdings throughout northern North Dakota and Montana. Headquartered in Grand Forks and founded in 1883

Fankhanel’s Variety Store Records: Family owned business in Hillsboro, North Dakota, from 1929-1995

Grand Forks Commercial Club Records: Founded in 1904, “promote the progress, extension, and increase of trade” in Grand Forks. Became known as the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce in 1932

Great Northern Fire Insurance Company Records: Grand Forks, 1910-1924

Osmund Gunvaldsen Papers: 1893-1982; founded the Northwest Development Association, which bought and sold mineral and oil rights in the Upper Midwest

Hampden (North Dakota) Implement Company Records: 1903-1939

John M. Hancock Papers: 1883-1956; UND Class of 1903 and partner in the New York City investment firm of Lehman Brothers. Active in the mobilization effort in World War II, through service on the War Resources Board, and on a special survey of the rubber industry. Also a member of the American delegation to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission

A.L. Hanson Papers: 1854-1938; Banks and Real Estate in Hillsboro, North Dakota

Implement Dealers Mutual Fire Insurance Company Records: North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota, 1903-1986; continued as America West Insurance Company, 1986-

International Credit Association Records (Grand Forks Chapter): 1982-1998

A.S. Kleppe Papers: Ledger book for Kleppe’s watch repair business in Traill and Williams counties, North Dakota

Michael Maidenberg Papers: 1942-; Publisher of the Grand Forks Herald, who was also active in the economic development of Grand Forks

Manns Inc. Records: Wholesale and general store in Devils Lake, North Dakota, from 1891-1985

McCanna Farming Company Records: Company was founded in 1881 in Grand Forks

Norman Midboe Papers: Scrapbooks documenting the history and development of the Grand Forks Airport, 1959-1985

Nash Finch Company Records: One of the largest wholesale grocers in the United States. Origins in Devils Lake and Grand Forks, North Dakota

North Dakota Micro-Business Marketing Alliance: Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Mandan, this group seeks to promote economic development in North Dakota

North Dakota-Montana Wheat Growers Association Records: Wheat growing cooperative, headquartered in Grand Forks, from 1922-1931

North Dakota Typographical Conference Records: North Dakota affiliate of the International Typographical Union, organized to improve the working conditions of the state’s printers. Founded in Carrington in 1967 and active until 1987

Northern Packing Company Records, Grand Forks: This meat processing plant opened in December 1919

J. F. T. O’Connor Papers: 1884-1949; United States Comptroller of Currency, 1933-1938

Odegard and Thompson Store Records: Financial ledgers (1882-1883) for this general merchandise store, the first business in Cooperstown, North Dakota

O.H. Phillips Co. Records: Records of a Larimore, North Dakota, business which sold farm machinery, fuel, lumber, and automobiles. The collection dates from 1916-1933, and also includes material related to the estate of O.H. Phillips

Pasta Collection: Materials related to pasta industury, especially in North Dakota

Red River Valley Potato Growers Association Records: Founded to “foster and promote” the potato growing industry in North Dakota.

Reyleck’s Department Store Records: Grafton, North Dakota, 1887-1995

Schjeldahl Entrepeneur Records: Business records, dating from 1948-2000, of several engineering and manufacturing corporations created and owned by Gilmore T. Schjeldahl. Schjeldahl’s companies constructed everything from plastic bags and adhesive tape, to telecommunications chips and angioplasty catheters. A native of Northwood, North Dakota, all of Schjeldahl’s businesses were headquartered in Minnesota

Herman Stern Papers: 1887-1980; Owner of Straus Clothing, with several locations in North Dakota, including Valley City and Casselton. Founding member of the Greater North Dakota Association, the State Chamber of Commerce. Assisted over 120 Jews in escaping Germany before the Holocaust

Samuel Torgerson Papers: 1856-1951; Banker and frequent letter writer from Mayville and Grand Forks, North Dakota

Washburn Lignite Coal Company Records: Coal company headquartered in Wilton, North Dakota. Operational from 1900-1946

N.H. Whitcomb Papers: 1875-1948; Business records for Whitcomb and Darger, a service station in Flasher, North Dakota

Edwin White Papers: 1896-1989; Official in the Federal Communications Commission who was also an inventor

Frank G. Wilkins Papers: Real estate speculator in the Bismarck area, and secretary to Nehemia G. Ordway, the last governor of Dakota Territory

John and David Wilson Account Ledgers: Ledgers for two stores: Columbia, Pennsylvania (1826-1853), and Northeastern Kansas (1869-1885)

Last Updated: 19 October 2011

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