NDSU to Hold Records of Ethnic Group

"NDSU to Hold Records of Ethnic Group." Forum, 21 January 1979.


The North Dakota Historical Society of Germans from Russia has named the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies at North Dakota State University, Fargo, as the official repository for its records.

With the establishment of the "Germans from Russia Heritage Collection," the NDSU institute will become a center for research on Germans from Russia in the Upper Great Plains, said John E. Bye, curator of manuscripts.

Germans from Russia comprise the second largest ethnic group in North Dakota, trailing only Norwegians, and more of them have settled in North Dakota than in any other state.

Organized in 1971, the North Dakota Historical Society of Germans from Russia has 1,300 members in 10 chapters around the state. The society and the institute will work closely in their efforts to ensure the preservation of this group’s heritage through collecting records, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories and published material.

Already various types including oral history interviews, a collection of books from the society’s Minot chapter, and a collection of maps and books from Dr. Karl Stumpp of Stuttgart, West Germany, have been donated to the collection.

Reprinted with permission of the Forum.

 

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