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Paulson Family Collection--Stanley County

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2013-111

Content Description

The collection consists of materials associated with the Paulson family of Stanley/Haakon County dating form the 1890s to 1950s. Nels and Marin Paulson traveled from Denmark to the United States in 1900. In 1908, the family filed for a homestead claim in what was then Stanley County in present day Haakon County, Township 7 north Range 24 east. Of particular interest is the hand written farm journal of brothers Carl and Nels Peter Paulson (sons of Nels and Marin) dating from 1918 to 1921. The journal provides daily operations of the brother’s work on the farm. Additional journal photocopies from 1922, 1924 and 1925 are included with the collection. Also included are thirteen issues of “Den Danske Pioneer’s” “The Danish Pioneer’s” an publication out of Omaha (NE) which features news, various stories and poems (in Danish) for Danish pioneers settling in the Midwest and Great Plains. A folder list of the other items is provided below. Additional items were added to the Vertical File collection under “Hayes, S.D.” and “Moenville, S.D.” A Farm Directory for Stanley and Hughes Counties was added to our phone directory collections.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1890s-1950s


0.75 Cubic Feet


2157A Farm Journal of Peter and Carl Paulson, 1918-1921 (with one bound photocopy) 7510A Folder 1: Farm Journals (photocopies) 1922, 1924 and 1925 Folder 2: Marriage Certificates, Carl and Carrie (Engelbretson) Paulson 1928 and Carl and Huldra (Hendrickson) Paulson 1936 Folder 3: Stock Certificate, Four Corners Lighted Field Association Inc., 1955. Folder 4: Haakon County Graduation program and diploma, 1943 Folder 5: Carl Paulson school notebook, 1911 Folder 6: Kirley (S.D.) Community Club Tickets, 1930 / Insurance information Folder 7: Land transaction documents Folder 8: World War II, ration booklet Folder 9: Brand Board Certificate 1938, Car Invoice 1963 Folder 10: Miscellaneous Family papers Folder 11: Two books printed in Danish language Folder 12: Paulson Family Childbirth Day Book (Danish)/ Psalm Book (Danish) 7510B Folder 1: Book-“Den Kommende Kong” (Danish) “The Future King” Folder 2: Music Book / Geography Book (Danish) Folder 3: “Den Danske Pioneer’s” (Danish) “The Danish Pioneer’s” 1894, 1897 Folder 4: “Den Danske Pioneer’s” (Danish) “The Danish Pioneer’s” 1900 Folder 5: “Den Danske Pioneer’s” (Danish) “The Danish Pioneer’s” 1901 Folder 6: “Pioneerens Bibliothek” (Danish) 1902 Folder 7: “Pioneerens Bibliothek” (Danish) 1903 7510C Folder 1: Notepads/ Business Advertisements F.S. Rowe & Co. (Fort Pierre, S.D.) Midland Co-op Marketing Association (Midland, S.D.) Folder 2: Notepads/ Business Advertisements Dorothy Bros (Philip, S.D.) Baye & Parsons (Philip, S.D.) Folder 3: Notepads/ Business Advertisements First National Bank (Philip, S.D.) Folder 4: Notepads/ Business Advertisements Miscellaneous out-of-state notepads with notes Folder 5: Notepads/ Business Advertisements Dakota Improved Seeds Company/ Disco Seeds St. Charles Hotel (Pierre, S.D.) E.A. Lucas Company (Pierre, S.D.) Olsen, Frankman & Tuntland (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Folder 6: Notepads/ Business Advertisements Wagner, Garrison & Abbott Livestock Sales and Services (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Folder 7: Notepads/ Business Advertisements Farmer’s Union Co-op Association Folder 8: Notepads/ Business Advertisements Stockgrowers Bank (Fort Pierre, S.D.) The Fort Pierre Bank (Fort Pierre, S.D.) Glass Plates (description): Coyote in a trap One man (older) and one Native American women (older) Man and woman standing next to wooden structure/barn Two large haystacks Group of fifteen children standing near shack (2) Horses in pasture Young girl in dress standing by chair Two hunters with guns, rabbits and coyotes Farmstead, tar paper shack Man on horseback Two men with Two women (sitting)/ possibly husband and wife