Bicentennial Story #125-DSC #3

Title

Bicentennial Story #125-DSC #3

Description

Account of campaign in 1916 to establish a Normal School in Dickinson.

Date

10/22/1975

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-125

Spatial Coverage

Dickinson, ND

Rights Holder

Copyright Stark County Historical Society and Dickinson Museum Center

Transcription

Preceding the election of November, 1916, a committee made up of W.L. Richards, Judge Maser, T.D. Casey, Ed Hughes and George Senour collected more than $3,500 in Dickinson to carry on a state-wide campaign for voters' approval of a state college in Dickinson.

George S. Keniston of Bismarck was engaged as a full-time campaign director with a staff of stenographers and typists which reached 12 members. Among present Dickinson residents who worked in Keniston's office are Mrs. Laura Chernasek, Mrs. Vernon McCutchan, and Ward Johnson. E.L. Peterson took charge of promotion among the state's newspapers. In all, the promoters distributed more than two million pieces of advertising material and mailed more than 200,000 letters to voters across the state.

This is Bicentennial Story No. 125, prepared by O.T. Belsheim, for the Stark County Historical Society.

Original Format

Sound recordings

Duration

1:39

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 #125-DSC #3,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed June 25, 2024, https://dmc.omeka.net/items/show/530.