Red River Valley Historical Society/Red River Valley Heritage Society (S4857)


Historical Sketch

Incorporated in 1964, the Red River Valley Historical Society is “a central agency for coordinating and encouraging the preservation and making known of those aspects of Red River Basin history that would be of general concern.” The society acts as a liaison among historical groups in the Red River Valley area, including organizations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Canada. Their publications have included the Red River Valley Historian, and the Red River Valley Heritage Press. In 1982, the group changed its name to the Red River Valley Heritage Society. 

Collection Description

This collection includes articles of incorporation, correspondence, minutes, and copies of the Societies’ publications, all in excellent condition.


Box 1

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Photographs, Annual Meeting. 1990
  • Red River Valley Heritage Center
  • Building Committee Minutes. 1983
  • Contracts/Correspondence. 1983
  • Fundraising Correspondence. 1983-84
  • Interpretive Program
  • East Ottertail County
  • East Polk County
  • Marshall County
  • Red River Valley Historical Society - Correspondence. 1964-67, undated
  • Financial Statements. 1983
  • Financial Statements/Minutes/Programs. Vol. 1. 1969-82
  • Minutes. 1964-68
  • Miscellaneous
  • Newsletters
  • The Heritage. 1988-
  • Red River Valley Historian. 1966-80
  • Red River Valley Heritage Press. 1988- 

Box 2

  • Newsletter - Red River Valley Heritage Press. 1976-1988