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Northern League Baseball Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2013-021

Content Description

The collection consists of various materials relating to Northern League Baseball. The Northern League existed in the upper Midwest and southern Canada during the periods of 1901-1917, 1933-1941 and 1946-1971. South Dakota played a valuable part in the history of the Northern League with teams in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Huron and Watertown. Materials found in the collection include photographs, postcards, programs, scorecards, schedules, passes, contracts, news clippings and tickets. The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society also received a number of Northern League Baseball materials from the donor.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1900s-1970s



1.75 Cubic Feet


3036A Folder 1: Donor Research Materials--Northern League Folder 2: Aberdeen Pheasant Score Book, 1949 Folder 3: Benefit Game Program, Sioux Falls vs. Aberdeen, Sept 30, 1948 for Duluth Dukes Folder 4: Northern League Records, 1933-1968 Folder 5: Aberdeen Pheasants—Stock Certificate, 1946 Folder 6: Aberdeen Pheasants, Player Questionnaires Folder 7: Northern League Baseball, research and statistics Folder 8: Northern League Baseball, team letterhead/correspondence Folder 9: Northern League passes (8) Folder 10: Northern League ticket books/ticket stubs Folder 11: Northern League schedules Folder 12: Northern League player’s correspondence, letters, envelopes (3) Folder 13: Checks (2) Folder 14: Northern League Baseball Player contracts (RESTRICTED) Folder 15: Northern League Baseball Card/Autograph collection (index from Museum collection) Folder 16: Programs—Northern League Baseball—All Star Games Folder 17: Programs—Bismarck/Mandan Pards Folder 18: Programs—Fargo/Moorhead Twins Folder 19: Programs—Grand Forks Chiefs Folder 20: Programs—Minot Mallards 3036B Folder 21: Programs—Duluth Dukes I Folder 22: Programs—Duluth Dukes II Folder 23: Programs—Superior Blues Folder 24: Programs—Duluth/Superior White Sox Folder 25: Programs—St. Cloud Rox Folder 26: Programs—Winnipeg Goldeyes Folder 27: Programs—Eau Claire Bears Folder 28: Programs—Eau Claire Braves 3035B Folder 29: Scorecards—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1947-1954 Folder 30: Scorecards—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1957-1964 Folder 31: Scorecards—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1965-1967 Folder 32: Scorecards—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1968-1970 Folder 33: Scorecards—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1971 Folder 34: Programs—Huron Phillies Folder 35: Programs—Sioux Falls Packers 3035C Folder 36: Photo—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1947 Folder 37: Photo—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1955 Folder 38: Photo—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1957 Folder 39: Photo—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1958 Folder 40: Photo—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1959 Folder 41: Photo—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1963 Folder 42: Photo—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1964 Folder 43: Photo—Aberdeen Pheasants, 1969/1970 Folder 44: Photo—Fort William (Thunder Bay, Ontario) ca. 1915 Folder 45: Photo—Crookston Pirates, 1940 Folder 46: Photo—Duluth Dukes, 1942 Folder 47: Photo—Eau Claire Bears, 1948 Folder 48: Photo—St. Cloud Rox’s, 1948 Folder 49: Photo—Fargo/Moorhead Twins, 1954 Folder 50: Photos—Photographs/Postcards (Teams/Players/Stadiums) Folder 51: Photos—St. Cloud Rox’s, Souvenir Player Photos, 1952 Folder 52: Photos—Aberdeen Pheasants vs. Sioux Falls Packers Folder 53: Photos—St. Cloud Rox’s team photos (reproductions) FB 369 Photo—Eau Claire Bears, 1952 Photo—Larry Piper, Winnipeg ca. 1908 vs. Fargo FB 701 Newspaper Clippings Aberdeen Pheasants / Northern League Baseball