The microfilm runs of the Bismarck Tribune and the Grand Forks Herald that were located at the NDSU main library are now located at the Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives and are available for use in its research room. The years available for the Bismarck Tribune are 1970 through 1999. The Grand Forks Herald years available are from the beginning of publication in 1879 through 1999.
With the much appreciated work of volunteer Jane Skjei, over 9,000 additional entries have been added to the North Dakota Biography Index. This is an ongoing project of the Institute for Regional Studies to provide easy access to the wealth of biographical information on North Dakotans in a wide variety of publications. Current work is to complete the indexing of community histories published since 1980 (we are currently indexing those beginning with 'R'), as well as newly received community histories.
Welcome to the completely revamped website of the Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives, now released in January 2009. Our new look is part of the new website developed for the NDSU Libraries. Almost all the information found on our former site has been retained and included on the new site.
Check out the main categories found in the left column. Each will give you further options. We have also tried to develop links between related pages and topics to make maneuvering easier.