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Aerial view of UND Williston, Williston, N.D.
Aerial view of UND Williston, Williston, N.D.
TitleAerial view of UND Williston, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1985?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAerial view overlooking the University of North Dakota Williston campus, a water tower, tennis courts, trees, buildings, and homes. In the distance the a river is visible.
General SubjectAerials
Colleges & universities
Subject (LCTGM)Aerial views
Aerial photographs
Cities & towns
Water towers
Universities & colleges
Tennis courts
Organization NameUniversity of North Dakota. Williston Center
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Item Number1-68-9-4
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Color photographic prints
Color images
Dimensions of Original21 x 31 cm.
Transcription"UND - W, Return Print to Shemorry" - Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryWilliam E. "Bill" Shemorry was a native of Williston, N.D. who began work in the newspaper industry as a newsboy selling the Williston Herald and the Williams County Farmers Press. In 1953, he started to publish the Williston Plains Reporter, which he operated for 25 years before selling to the Williston Herald. Shemorry then began to concentrate on his own writing and photography. In addition to writing many books on the history of Williams County, he also collected photographs of early North Dakota photographers. Shemorry was an active member of the Williston Fire Department, was Civil Defense Chief of Williams County for three years in the 1950's, and was a combat photographer in World War II. Shemorry's photograph of the discovery of oil in North Dakota on April 4, 1951 at the Clarence Iverson No. 1 is one of the most famous oil photographs ever taken, and was published in many national publications.
"The UND-Williston Center, since 1957 has grown from a few extension classes to the present two year college of 600 students with a faculty and staff of 52." - Information from the book Photo 100 by William Shemorry published in 1987.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection Mss 10958
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection (1-68-9-4)
Rights ManagementPermission to reproduce this image must be requested from the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Ordering InformationTo order a reproduction, inquire about the collection, or provide information about an image, please email Emily E. Schultz at
Digital IDws16894
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