Archives News

Family Tree Magazine recognizes archives website in its top 75 list

For a third year in a row, Family Tree Magazine, has named the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies Archives website the best North Dakota website for doing genealogical and family history research in the state. In its article “Top 75 Websites of 2012” in the December issue it states “In selecting this year’s best state websites, we looked especially for databases (at least one per state) where you can search for your ancestors’ names. Some sites also have digital images of original records, and several of the sites regularly add new searchable documents.”

Change in Wednesday evening hours starting January 2013

The NDSU Archives will be changing its Wednesday evening schedule starting January 2013.  The archives will be open on the first and third Wednesdays of each month during the academic school year. On those Wednesdays the Archives will be open until 8 PM.

The dates for evening hours during Spring Semester will be:

January 16
February 6
February 20
March 6
March 20
April 3
April 17
May 1

"For Eagles to be Crows” programs mounted on Digital Horizons

“For Eagles to be Crows” a series of programs aired on KDSU in 1973, have now been digitized and loaded into Digital Horizons.  The programs were intended to facilitate interracial understanding and allow the Native American people of North Dakota the opportunity to speak about their past, their future, and what was important to them from their own point of view.  The programs are divided into three sections, the first sections contains the heritage of the Native American people on the Fort Berthold, Fort Totten, Standing Rock and Turtle Mountain Reservations.

NDSU Archives now a member of Historypin

Have you ever wished you could have walked around Fargo a hundred years ago? Now is your chance! The NDSU Archives is combining history with geography through This dynamic new website allows users to “pin” historic photographs onto a Google map. Thus viewers can see the historic photograph superimposed onto the current Google street view map, and compare what buildings looked like in the past with today.