Dedication of the Marie Rudel Portner Germans from Russia Room & the Announcement of the Marie Rudel Portner Endowment for the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection

May 26, 2000
North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo


Presentation of the check with gift of $1,117,710.50 to the North Dakota State University Foundation for the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection. (l-r): Ashley Ness, attorney, Las Vegas; John Q. Paulsen, President, NDSU Development Foundation Board of Trustees, Fargo; Michael M. Miller, NDSU Library, and Doug Reimer, trust officer, Las Vegas. Ross Rudel, artist and grandnephew of Marie Rudel Portner, Los Angeles and native of Rapid City, SD, created the photomural that is the centerpiece of the display cases for the new Marie Rudel Portner Germans from Russia Room. Display cases feature the life of Marie Portner and other Germans from Russia displays.


Permission to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested by contacting Michael M. Miller