Stuckle to deliver 'Dakota Memories' presentation in Saskatchewan
May 15, 2008
Acacia (Jonas) Stuckle, special collections associate for the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, will deliver a presentation about the Dakota Memories Oral History Project on Friday, June 13, at 1 p.m. at the German Russian Cultural Festival in Leader, Saskatchewan.
“The presentation will inform the public on what the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection has to offer along with information about the Dakota Memories Oral History Project,” Stuckle said.
According to Stuckle, many Germans from Russia left North Dakota in the early 1900s to settle in central and southern Saskatchewan including the Leader area. “I plan on sharing sample video clips from interviews we have conducted and audio clips from our three radio series. The collection is an archival repository, and we are seeking historic photographs, textiles, cookbooks and family histories,” she said.
Sponsored by the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection located at the NDSU Library, the Dakota Memories Oral History Project is an effort to document and preserve German-Russian ethnic identity. Since 2005, organizers have traveled the Northern Plains, gathering stories and documenting family relationships and childhood memories of second- and third-generation Germans from Russia.
For more information, contact Stuckle at (701) 231-6596 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the German Russian Cultural Festival 2008 is available at http://www.sasktourism.com/whats-happening/sasksecrets-newsletter/may-2008-home/may-2008-german-russian-festival.