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Title Forum Communications Company Collection
Call Number MSS 267
Extent 4 boxes
Dates of Creation 1881-1990
Creator Forum Communications Company
Scope & Content The collection consists of a series of subject files on Fargo-Moorhead that were pulled from the files of the Forum Communications Company that had to do with the Fargo Moorhead area. Being general files they cover a very broad range of subjects with materials spanning the years anywhere from 1881 to the early 1990's.
Admin/Biographical History The Forum Communications Company is a local communications conglomerate that owns newspapers, television stations, and one radio station across North Dakota, Minnesota, and into Wisconsin. They also own a printing operation. As part of the company's day-to-day activists they kept what they called the “Graphics and Pamphlets File” which consisted of files on a variety of topics that contained historical materials in the company's archives in the interests of providing background information for any potential stories on those topics.
Subjects Moorhead (Minn.)
Fargo (ND)
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Acquired from Forum Communications company in 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, and 1996.
Containers Inventory
American Crystal Sugar Company (Photos), 1948
American Crystal Sugar Compay (Pamphlets), 1948
American Legion – Moorhead (Contains Photos), 1988
Archies West Unlimited (Pamphlet), [ca 1988-1990]
Beer in North Dakota – Red River Valley Brewing Company, 1933
Bethesda Lutheran Church – Moorhead (Contains Photos), 1955
Blanchard, Richard (Contains Photos), 1935
Blizzard, March 15th 1941
Boats (Contains Photos), 1937
Bridges Fargo-Moorhead (Contains Photos) 1874-1979 1 of 2
Bridges Fargo-Moorhead (Contains Photos) 1874-1979 2of 2
Bridges – Minnesota (Contains Photos), 1939
Canfield, Thomas Hawley, 1950
Clay County Courthouse (Contains Photos), 1932, 1986
Clay County General, 1959
Church of God of Prophesy – Moorhead (Contains Photos), 1939
Clay County Historical Society (Contains Photos), 1937
Clay Couny History, [ca. 1930's]
Clay County Schools (Contains Photos), ca. 1930's
Clay County Schools Pamphlets on reorganization plan, 1948
Comstock, Ada Louise- Program prepared for Moorhead Women's Club, 1931
Comstock Hotel – Moorhead (Photo), 1961
Concordia College – General (Contains Photos), 1936
Concordia Lutheran, 1949
Creameries (Contains Photos), 1936
Crime
Dale, Minnesota (Contains Photos), 1985
Dams (Contains Photos), 1937
DeCamp, Ralph (Died) (Contains Photos), 1957
Dilworth, Minnesota (Contains Photos), 1938, 1940, [1972]
Drought, 1936, 1988
Evangelical Free Church of Moorhead, 1936
Fargo – History (Contains Photo), 1881
Fargo-Moorhead Twins (Contains Photos), undated
Farms General (Contains Photos), 1920
Federal Land Bank, 1951
Fires – Moorhead, 1936-1937, 1940
First Congregational Church of Moorhead (Contains Photos), 1937
First Presbyterian Church - Moorhead, undated
Floods – Fargo-Moorhead (Contains Photos), 1952
Flood Control – Fargo-Moorhead (Contains Photos), 1929, 1953-1954
Floods – Red River (Contains Photos), 1936
Floods – Fargo-Moorhead, 1943
Fredreick Martin Hotel – Moorhead, 1952
Geology (File # 1 of 2), 1914
Georgetown Story by Roy Johnson, 1955
Grace Methodist Church – Moorhead (Contains Photos), 1937
Hagen, Dr. O.J. (Contains Photos), 1941
Hawley, Minn., 1939, 1947, 1950
Highways – North Dakota (Contains Photos), 1959
Holes, Andrew, (Contains Photos), 1950, undated
Holt, Benjamin, 1972, 1982
Hopkins, Nellie, 1938
Ice Harvest, 1973
Ku Klux Klan, 1923-1924
Lamb, John T. Coal and Oil Company, Moorhead, MN (Contains Photos), 1962
Moorhead Area of Chamber of Commerce, 1950
Moorhead Armory (Contains Photos), 1939
Moorhead Buildings (Contains Photos), 1937-1938
Moorhead City Charter, 1939
Moorhead City Council, undated (Empty)
Moorhead Country Club (Contains Photos), 1939
Moorhead Deaths, 1965
Moorhead Fire Department, 1930
Moorhead History (Contains Photos), 1937, 1952
Moorhead Schools (Contains Photos), 1937, 1954, 1964
Moorhead State University Buildings (Contains Photos), Undated
Moorhead Streets and Paving (Contains Photos), 1989
Murders: Lee, J. Milton (Contains Photos), 1939
Northwest Airlines, 1941-1942
Olav V, King, 1939
Railroads – Derailments (Contains Photos), 1937
Railroads – Great Northern, 1936
Railroads – Northern Pacific (Contains Photos), 1937, 1939
Red River (Contains Photos), 1936
Red River Pollution, 1931-1933
Red River Valley, 1961
Red River Valley History, 1881, 1976
Roosevelt, Franklin D. And Eleanor (Contains Photos), 1936-1937
St. Francis de Sales Church – Moorhead (Contains Photos), 1949
St. John's Episcopal Church – Moorhead (Contains Photos), 1937
St. Josephs Catholic Church – Moorhead (Contains Photos), 1937
Scrap Metal, 1942
Selective Service, 1940
Sherman, B.C., 1937
Skree Township Hall, 1987
Streetcars (Contains Photos), 1937
Sugar Beets, 1936
Swedish Mission Covenant Church, 1934
Trinity Lutheran Chuch – Moorhead, 1936
Ulen, Minnesota (Contains Photos), 1936
Veterans General, 1945-1946
World War 2, 1946