New book donations to the NDSU Archives

The NDSU Archives would like to thank the donors of the following books added to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection. 

Marion Cory Nelson donated two of her publication.  Just over the Rise and The Book of Ruth: Tracing the Jenne Family Since the Knights of Old.  The two books are family histories of the Jenne and Cory families.  Marion was born and raised in Fargo, and today lives in Tacoma, Washington.


Mowing the Cemetery was published in 1988 by John Solensten is a series of short stories in a fictionalized small town named Odin.  Mr. Solensten was a native of Minnesota, and professor of literature at Concordia College in Minneapolis.  The artwork in the book was done by Robert Walton, who taught art in the Fargo High Schools.  Thank you to Don Lindberg for the donation.


Encounter on the Great Plains, Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930, is a new book by Karen V. Hansen, Professor of Sociology & Women's and Gender Studies, Brandeis University.  Her book chronicles the interactions of the Dakota Indians and the Scandinavian immigrants around Devils Lake, North Dakota.  Several photographs from the Institute for Regional Studies Archives photograph collections were used in the book.  Thank you to Karen Hansen for her kind donation.


Jane Miller and her husband, Vernon Ege donated their book Knud Otterson: Company A, 5th Minnesota Infantry Volunteer 1862-1865.  The book is the result of the research that the couple did into the Civil War activities of Jane’s great-great grandfather.


Thank you to Michael Miller for the donation of the book Dillingen Franciscans USA 1913-2013.  The book follows the Dillingen Franciscan Sisters from Dillingen, Germany, to Collegeville, Minnesota and Hankinson, North Dakota.


The book Abstract 100: 31 Artist. Abstract Art, Southern Red River valley 1954-2010.  Was donated by the Minnesota State University Moorhead Gallery.  It features artwork and brief biographical information on 31 abstract artist from the region.


These books will be available for review once the NDSU Archives are reopened next spring.