Former North Dakota Lt. Gov. Rosemarie Myrdal’s personal papers available for research in UND special collections


Curt Hanson

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Chester Fritz Library


The University of North Dakota's Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections announces the personal papers of Rosemarie Myrdal, the former North Dakota lieutenant governor, are open for research in the department.

The Rosemarie Myrdal Papers chronicles Myrdal's personal life and charitable work, including her volunteer work with the Edinburg (N.D.) School Board, the Icelandic Communities Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the North Dakota Diabetes Association, the North Dakota Library Coordinating Council, Preservation North Dakota and the Red River Resource Conservation and Development.

In addition, items related to her political campaigns and service as a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives and lieutenant governor are in the collection.

The collection is open to researchers during Special Collections' normal hours of operations.

About Rosemarie Myrdal:

Myrdal was born in Minot, N.D., graduated from Fargo Central High School, and attended the North Dakota Agricultural College (now North Dakota State), graduating in 1951 with a bachelor's degree in education.

A Republican, Myrdal was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives in 1984, serving until 1992. In 1992, she was elected lieutenant governor and served under Gov. Ed Schafer, with the two winning re-election in 1996 by a larger margin. Both Myrdal and Schafer chose not to run again in 2000.

Since leaving public office, Myrdal has been active in organizations related to health care, education, tourism and heritage preservation. She and her husband, John, raised five children on their farm near Edinburg.