Online Exhibits

Highlighted here are online exhibitions developed by the NDSU Archives. 

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Fargo, North Dakota, Its History and Images

Fargo, North Dakota, Its History and Images

This site was developed by Fargo native and NDSU alumnus John Caron and donated to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives in 2004. It contains over a thousand images devoted to the history and development of Fargo.

Kurke & Associates, 1915-1963: A Photographic Exhibit of William F. Kurke and his Fargo Architectural Firm

Kurke & Associates, 1915-1963: A Photographic Exhibit of William F. Kurke and his Fargo Architectural Firm

Kurke & Associates was the largest architecture firm in Fargo for several years. With its roots in Fargo dating from 1913, Kurke & Associates became one of the most influential architectural firms in Fargo, and perhaps in all of North Dakota. This photographic exhibit is a supplement to the online finding aid and information about the Kurke & Associates Collection.

Land in Her Own Name

Land in Her Own Name

Land is often known by the names of past owners. In North Dakota, "Emma's Land," Gina's Quarter," and "The Ingeborg Land" are reminders of the many women who homesteaded across the state. This powerful exhibit tells the story of some of the women who endured the hardships and enjoyed the accomplishments of homesteading in their own name.

Photographers of Fargo, North Dakota

Photographers of Fargo, North Dakota

Beginning with Fargo's first photographic studio in 1879, over a hundred photographers have practiced their trade in the city, helping to document the development of Fargo, its people, and the region. This site documents those photographers with biographical information, time period and location of their business in Fargo.

The Way It Was .. Depression Era Memories of Richard Bostwick

The Way It Was .. Depression Era Memories of Richard Bostwick

Courtesy the family of Richard Bostwick in Washington State, the Institute for Regional Studies is pleased to present his vivid reminiscences of life in Fargo during the 1920s and 1930s.

Other Regional Exhibitions of Interest

North Dakota Governors
This online exhibit produced by the State Historical Society of North Dakota documents the ten governors of Dakota Territory (1861-1889) and the governors of North Dakota from 1889 to present.

Rough Rider Awards: North Dakota's Highest Honor
The Rough Rider Awards recognize current or former North Dakotans who have been influenced by the state in achieving national recognition in their fields of endeavor.

Historic Architectural Survey of Bowman County, North Dakota
Developed by Thomas Isern, NDSU Professor of History and University Distinguished Professor, this site presents the results of a county-wide survey covering small towns, farms and ranches in the extreme southwest county of Bowman.