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Old Main, North Dakota Agricultural College, Fargo, N.D.
Old Main, North Dakota Agricultural College, Fargo, N.D.
TitleOld Main, North Dakota Agricultural College, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1909-11-15
DescriptionA view of the Administration Building, also known as Old Main on the campus of the North Dakota Agricultural College in Fargo. A flag flies from the top of the building.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectEducation
Colleges and universities
Subject (LCTGM)Universities & colleges
Flags
Postcards
Subject (AAT)Richardsonian Romanesque
Personal NameBrende, Karen
Organization NameOld Main (Fargo, N.D.)
North Dakota Agricultural College
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
Item Number00770-013
Format of OriginalPostcards
Transcription"Agricultural College, Administration Bld., Fargo, N.D."--Printed on front of postcard.
"Dear Karen, well I suppose you have my nice letter now. It was fierce but I sent it anyway. We had blizzard all day yesterday so we staid at home all day long. It was quite a long day but there are only four more Sundays left now so I feel pretty good anyway. Am going to melt snow and wash my hair today. I think the rest of the girls will do it too, so you can just picture 4 girls sitting around with their beautiful tresses. Don't fail to write soon. Lovingly, Elise. Miss Karen Brende, Williston, N.D."--Handwritten on back of postcard.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryOld Main was the first building on the North Dakota Agricultural College campus in 1891. It still stands and is still used as a building for administrative offices.
Though the Morrill Act providing land to support state agricultural and mechanical colleges was passed in 1862, North Dakota could not take advantage of the law until it achieved statehood. In 1890, the college was organized and hired a small faculty of agricultural specialists. The school was known as the "AC" until it became North Dakota State University in 1960. The administration building, known as "Old Main" is today one of the oldest buildings on campus.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionFrederick Rice Postcard Collection 00770
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00770-013)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00770013
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