|NDSU to Hold Records of Ethnic Group
"NDSU to Hold Records of Ethnic Group." Forum, 21 January 1979.
The North Dakota Historical Society of Germans from Russia has
named the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies at North Dakota
State University, Fargo, as the official repository for its records.
With the establishment of the "Germans from Russia Heritage
Collection," the NDSU institute will become a center for research
on Germans from Russia in the Upper Great Plains, said John E. Bye,
curator of manuscripts.
Germans from Russia comprise the second largest ethnic group in
North Dakota, trailing only Norwegians, and more of them have settled
in North Dakota than in any other state.
Organized in 1971, the North Dakota Historical Society of Germans
from Russia has 1,300 members in 10 chapters around the state. The
society and the institute will work closely in their efforts to
ensure the preservation of this group’s heritage through collecting
records, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories and published
Already various types including oral history interviews, a collection
of books from the society’s Minot chapter, and a collection
of maps and books from Dr. Karl Stumpp of Stuttgart, West Germany,
have been donated to the collection.
Reprinted with permission of the Forum.
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