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Lawrence Welk Manuscript Collections, NDSU Archives

Lawrence Welk Collection, Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection, North Dakota State University

Proving Up the Welk Homestead, 2 August 2014, video by Dr. Angela Smith.

Party on the Prairie: Proving Up the Welk Homestead, Ludwig and Christine (Schwahn) Welk Homestead, Strasburg, North Dakota, 11-3 August 2014.

"Several dozen volunteers participate in 'Proving up the Welk Homestead'." Emmons County Record, 14 August 2014.

"Ludwig and Christina (Schwahn) Welk Homestead, Strasburg, North Dakota." n.d.

Bahr, Jeff. "Welk had many ties to South Dakota." Aberdeen American News, 17 May 2014.

Bahr, Jeff. "Two of Welk's Siblings lived in Aberdeen." Aberdeen American News, 31 May 2014.

Burke, Allan. "NDSU contingent shores up the barn at Welk Homestead." Emmons County Record, 1 May 2014, 1 & 3.

Burke, Allan. "People of North Dakota have an opportunity to preserve homestead for future generations." Emmons County Record, 4 July 2013, 1 & 3.

Burke, Allan. "SHSND will decide on Welk homestead after cost analysis ." Emmons County Record, 18 July 2013, 1 & 3-4.

Burke, Allan. "State Historical Society sees future potential for the Welk homestead." Emmons County Record, 4 July 2013, 1 & 3.

"Forum editorial: Purchase historic Welk site." Fargo Forum, 30 June 2013.

Haga, Chuck. "Lawrence Welk’s niece recalls happy days at the family home in Strasburg, N.D." Grand Forks Herald, 10 July 2013, A9.

Ibarra, John. "The greatest gift to our generation from the settlers at the Welk farm." Emmons County Record, 23 July 2013, 1. (7-25-13)

Images of the Welk Homestead on the GRHC's Flickr

Isern, Tom. "Welk homestead more than bubbles." Bismarck Tribune, 27 July 2013.

"It's about more than an old house." The Forum, Fargo, North Dakota, 14 January 2014, page A4

Jenkins, Clay. "When did we get too sophisticated to honor Lawrence Welk?" Bismarck Tribune, 19 January 2014.

Lawrence Welk music arrangement index available online

Lawrence Welk Collection, NDSU Archives, North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo.

National Register of Historic Places, 28 October, 1993, Ludwig & Christina Welk Homestead.

"State to purchase Welk Homestead." Emmons County Record, 16 January 2014, 1 & 20.

Books and videotapes about Lawrence Welk can be located at this GRHC website page:


Lawrence Welk Books, CDs, and Videotapes (**Some items are limited quantity and out of print**)

Oral Interviews with Fern Renner Welk, Branson, Missouri, 21 May 1994 and Santa Monica, California, 27 July 1994

Oral Interview with Eva Welk, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 11 November 1993

Oral Interview with Jayen Walton Rosen, San Antonio, Texas, 26 Jauary 1992 (former Champagne Lady with The Lawrence Welk Show)

Death of Myron Floren, July 23, 2005

Death of Lawrence Welk, May 17, 1992


Death of Fern Renner Welk, 13 Februrary 2002

Death of Norma Zimmer, 10 May 2011

Other Articles about Lawrence Welk

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