Bicentennial Story #123-DSC #1

Title

Bicentennial Story #123-DSC #1

Description

Account of the origin of the establishment of a Dickinson Normal School.

Date

10/20/1975

Contributor

O. T. Belsheim

Rights

This recording cannot be copied or reproduced without the written permission of the Dickinson Museum Center. This recording may be freely used for education uses, so long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this recording file is permitted without written permission of the Dickinson Museum Center.

Format

mp3

Medium

audio reel, analog, 1/4 inch polyester tape

Language

English

Identifier

BS-123

Spatial Coverage

Dickinson, ND

Rights Holder

Copyright Stark County Historical Society and Dickinson Museum Center

Transcription

Who was it who made the first suggestion that a higher education institution be established at Dickinson? The answer is open to speculation. According to an undated newspaper clipping in the Maude Klinefelter Scrapbook, which is now in the DSC Library, it was Peter J. Berg, the superintendent of schools in Dickinson from 1906 to 1938. According to a DSTC Quarterly Bulletin of September 1942, it was M. L. McBride, a Dickinson attorney campaigning for the State Senate in 1912. He is supposed to have made the suggestion at a meeting of the Daglum Coffee Club in June of that year. At that same gathering, H. C. Berry, a candidate for the State House of Representatives, also urged establishment of such an institution and further suggested that its location be in Dickinson. Fred Maser, then a candidate for judge of Stark County, was also present and discussed the advantages of Dickinson as a proposed location.

This is Bicentennial Story No. 123, prepared by O.T. Belsheim for the Stark County Historical Society.

Original Format

Sound recordings

Duration

1:34

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kbps

Decade

1970 1979

Physical Location

Bicentennial tape #7, Bicentennial stories 108-127

Geolocation

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>

Citation

“Bicentennial Story #123-DSC #1,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed June 25, 2024, https://dmc.omeka.net/items/show/528.