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Peggy Lee Photographs Added to Digital Horizons

A series of 11 photographs featuring Peggy Lee and her husband Dave Barbour’s visit to Valley City, N.D. in 1950 have been added to the Institute’s Photo Gallery collection on Digital Horizons. The photographs document the reception held by them at the home of Herman Stern after Peggy Lee’s performance at the North Dakota Winter Show. The images were scanned from the original negatives taken by Gifford Herron, Fargo Forum photographer, with a number of them used in a feature story in the Forum of March 8, 1950.

Fargo Forum Obituary Index reloaded with 793 new entries

The Institute has added 793 new obituaries to the Fargo Forum Obituary Index, including August 28, 1891-Dec. 31, 1892 found in Daily Argus; and November 17, 1891-Oct. 26, 1892 found in the Fargo Forum & Daily Republican. There are now 76,743 total entries in the database. Thank you to our volunteer Elaine Linke for her time perusing the microfilms for these obituaries.

Folklore Collection Preserved at Institute

The folklore collected for over thirty years by NDSU Students and Timothy J. Kloberdanz, professor emeritus of anthropology, is now available for public research use at the Institute for Regional Studies. Items from the collection are featured in the newly published book Sundogs and Sunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains, published by the North Dakota Council on the Arts and authored by Kloberdanz and Troy A. Geist, NDSU alumus and State Folklorist with the Council.