Institute Finding Aids: Fargo, N.D.

  • Audubon Society Of Fargo-Moorhead (Mss 328)
    The Audubon Society of Fargo-Moorhead was organized on April 15, 1970, for the purpose of studying, appreciating, and promoting conservation and environmental concerns, with a particular emphasis on bird life.
  • Ballou, William (SC 46)
    Business receipts, "Letter to Bill" pamphlet which mentions the strike of Local 137, a letter, and clippings about Ballou and his home.
  • Bovard, Jane (Mss 313)
    The Jane Bovard papers contain materials involving four organizations with which Bovard was involved: North Dakota Council for a Legal Safe Abortion, Fargo Women's Health Organization, Citizens for a Real Choice, and Red River Women's Clinic. In addition to records from these organizations, the papers contain a large collection of newspaper clippings in three formats: originals, photocopies, and clippings that were assembled into scrapbooks by Bovard, FWHO staff, and organization members.
  • Century Together (Mss 240)
    The research papers amassed by the History Section of the Fine Arts Club of Fargo, that was asked to prepare the Fargo portion of a history of Fargo-Moorhead for the 1975 centennial celebration of Fargo, N.D. and Moorhead, Minn.
  • Citizens For Better School Planning (Mss 192)
    A community group formed to protest the proposed location of a new high school in Fargo.
  • Citizens Organized For Residential Protection (CORP) (Mss 260)
    CORP was organized in 1968 to oppose the construction of a bridge at 12th Avenue North in Fargo.
  • Commons Club (Mss 921)
    Mens' club founded at Fargo in 1910 to discuss current events.
  • Dakota Heartland Health System Auxiliary (Mss287)
    The auxiliary's origins began at former St. John, St. Ansgar and Dakota hospitals in Fargo-Moorhead area. It's mission was to raise funds for the benefit of the hospitals and F-M area.
  • Emerson H. Smith Parent-Teacher Association (Mss268)
    This quite complete set of records documents the activities of the P.T.A. and school, for an elementary school on the south side of Fargo, N.D.
  • Fargo Citizens For City Management (Mss 174)
    Organization started in 1953 by a small group of citizens concerned about keeping the city manager position in city government.
  • Fargo Diamond Jubilee Corporation (Mss 7)
    The corporation planned the celebration for Fargo's 75th anniversary in June 1950.
  • Fargo Lions Club (Mss 284)
    The records document the activities of a established and active service and philantropic organization in the Fargo-Moorhead community.
  • Fargo-Moorhead All-America City 2000 Committee (Mss 312)
    The records of the Fargo Moorhead All-America City 2000 Committee concern the committee's successful campaign for Fargo, N.D. and Moorhead, Minn. jointly to be declared an All-America City in 2000. The campaign began in late 1999 and picked up speed in early 2000 when the sponsor organization, the National Civic League, declared Fargo Moorhead a finalist. The Fargo Moorhead committee presented at the national competition for finalists in Louisville, Kentucky in early June, 2000. On the basis of that presentation, the National Civic League declared Fargo Moorhead an All-America city.
  • Fargo-Moorhead Centennial (Mss 33)
    Originally began as a plan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fargo's incorporation, but expanded to include the city of Moorhead, MN.
  • Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council Of Governments (Mss 324)
    On October 17 and 18, 1961, at the North Dakota State Capitol Building, state and regional engineers, planners and administrators met to continue discussing the use of funds from the Urban Renewal Administration to complete planning studies in the state, in particular the Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., urbanized area. By the end of the meeting a tentative outline had been created for a Fargo-Moorhead Transportation Study and procedures for organizing the effort had been agreed upon. Thus, the first multi-jurisdictional growth plan for the Fargo-Moorhead urbanized area had began.
  • Fargo-Moorhead Open Forum (Mss 75)
    Public speaker forum that began as an adult education program spanning the years 1930 to 1967 and attracted speakers such as Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • Fargo-Moorhead Winter Club (Mss 368)
  • Fargo (N.D.) And Moorhead (Minn.) Newspaper Collection (Fargo (N.D.) and Moorhead (Minn.) Newspaper Collection)
    This alphabetical listing is for hard copy issues of various Fargo and Moorhead newspapers, including school newspapers that are available in the Archives Research Room.
  • Fargo, N.D. Ephemera Collection (Mss 1599)
  • Fargo, N.D. Historical Collection (Mss 414)
    Vertical file collection of Fargo related historical documents on a wide variety of topics.
  • Fleming, Rufus (Mss 315)
    Ohio native who came to Dakota Territory in 1881 and became a bonanza farmer near Wheatland, ND and active Fargo Mason.
  • Komus Klub (Fargo, N.D.) (Mss 341)
    The Komus Klub was organized in 1926 at Fargo, N.D. but also included neighboring towns such as Moorhead, Minn. and others in the surrounding area. The Komus Klub held social and dinner dances as well as formal dances many times during the year.
  • Lamont, Joseph (Mss 320, Mss 1596.20, Tape 254)
  • Lindgren, H. Elaine (Mss 199)
    North Dakota State University professor of Sociology who spent twelve years studying a grassroots group that opposed the construction of a bridge to be used for commercial purposes through their residential neighborhood.
  • Lindgren, H. Elaine (Mss 272)
    Research papers assembled by two NDSU professors regarding the antiabortion protestors active in Fargo in early 1990s.
  • Lindgren, Jon G. (Mss 272)
    Research papers assembled by two NDSU professors regarding the antiabortion protestors active in Fargo in early 1990s.
  • Lindgren, Jon G. (Fargo 12th Ave. North Bridge) (Mss 203)
    North Dakota State University professor and former mayor of Fargo, who became involved with the group protesting the construction of a bridge through their neighborhood.
  • Lindgren, Jon G. (Fargo Mayoral Records) (Mss 273)
    Lindgren's topical files kept while Fargo's mayor related to a number of local controversial issues.
  • Mazaheri, Mort L. (Mss 370)
  • Monson, John, 1853-1945 (Mss 304)
    The John Monson Papers includes financial and advertising information relating to the Monson Trunk Company, as well as the reminiscences of John and Mattie Monson.
  • National Postal Transport Association (U.S.). Fargo Branch. (Mss 361 & Mss 1576)
  • North Dakota Masonic Temple Library (Mss 1942)
    This collection is a valuable reference collection covering almost all facets of Red River Valley history and to some extent North Dakota. It is comprised mainly of newspaper clippings although there are some pamphlets, brochures and manuscripts.
  • North Dakota Right To Life Association. Fargo-Moorhead Chapter (Mss 139)
    The Fargo-Moorhead chapter of the North Dakota Right to Life Association was organized in February of 1972. It was organized as a "non-profit interfaith educational association" by Fargo citizens who believe that this life has dignity at all stages of development and that this life has certain rights guaranteed by the United States and North Dakota constitutions.
  • Roberts, Charles A. (SC 45)
    Newspaper clippings of the Roberts family. Includes a 1934 series of interviews of Matilda Roberts by Ida May Owen concerning life in early Fargo, with mention of her dressmaking business, selling sewing machines, the birth of her children, frequent absences of her husband, meeting Custer's widow, growth of Fargo, 1893 Fargo fire, and building her mansion in Fargo. Also includes clipping on their grandson, Vernon Roberts, pioneer Fargo aviator, and obituaries.
  • Sutherland, James W. (SC 128)
    Correspondence relating to the Fargo Fire Dept., fire runs and volunteer lists (1895-1904), payroll list, and newspaper clippings.
  • Travois Club (Fargo, N.D.) (Mss 314)
    The Travois Club of Fargo, N.D. was primarily a social organization for its members, though periodically it organized fundraisers and other such events. The records of the Travois Club detail the club’s activities from 1936 to 1974 primarily through its meeting minutes, membership booklets, correspondence and a very good scrapbook with photographs and clippings about its members.
  • United Way Of Cass-Clay (Mss 254)
    Documents local Fargo-Moorhead organization dedicated to raising local funds to assist the human service programs of 36 member agencies.
  • W. J. Lane Company (Fargo, N.D.) (Mss276)
    Fargo business that delt in real estate, appraisals, property management and loans. Also includes records of associated business, Harry Arneson, Jr. and Associates.