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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.