The Institute for Regional Studies and University Archives will return to our academic school year hours on August 22nd. Starting on that date our hours of operation will be 8:00 to 4:30 Monday – Friday. We will resume our Wednesday evening hours on August 31st, in which we will be open until 8.
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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.
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.