Thank you to Rodney Nelson for submitting a copy of his latest compilation of poetry, Bog Light. Mr. Nelson is an author and poet who grew up in Christine and Fargo, N.D. He has previously donated his personal papers, as well as the papers of his mother Eva (Gunderson) Nelson. He continues to produce poetry, and keeps the archives well informed of his literary activities.
Author and hiking enthusiast Susan Wefald is scheduled to give a reading of her book, “Spectacular North Dakota Hikes – Bring the Dog,” Monday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Weber Reading Room of the NDSU Main Library. The Institute for Regional Studies published the book, and a representative will be on hand with books for purchase.
A North Dakota Public Service Commissioner for 16 years, Wefald now enjoys exploring the state on hikes with her husband, Bob, and their three-year-old Goldendoodle, Sandy.
A new family history book has been donated to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection.It is entitled Dakota Originals: Stories of My Family, as told by Caroline Conrath.The book was donated by the author, and compiler
The Civil war letters composed by Homer Northrop have been mounted on Digital Horizons, North Dakota Historic Documents collection. Mr. Northrop was a native of Mottville, New York. He enlisted in the 149th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company G.
Nicholas C. P. Vrooman, has donated a copy of his book entitled “The Whole Country was …’One Robe’”, The Little Shell Tribe’s of America. This book was a project of Northern Plains Folklife Resources, and published by Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana and the Drumlummon Institute in 2012.
During Spring break, the NDSU Archives will follow the hours observed by the NDSU Campus. From March 11-15, the hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Regular hours will resume March 18th.
For a third year in a row, Family Tree Magazine, has named the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies Archives website the best North Dakota website for doing genealogical and family history research in the state. In its article “Top 75 Websites of 2012” in the December issue it states “In selecting this year’s best state websites, we looked especially for databases (at least one per state) where you can search for your ancestors’ names. Some sites also have digital images of original records, and several of the sites regularly add new searchable documents.”
Trista Raezer, interim director of the NDSU Archives was featured in the The Forum's business section, in a weekly column entitle "It's My Job" by Angie Wieck. The story ran December 17, 2012, and can be viewed on the Inforum website at: