The Institute has added 793 new obituaries to the Fargo Forum Obituary Index, including August 28, 1891-Dec. 31, 1892 found in Daily Argus; and November 17, 1891-Oct. 26, 1892 found in the Fargo Forum & Daily Republican. There are now 76,743 total entries in the database. Thank you to our volunteer Elaine Linke for her time perusing the microfilms for these obituaries.
The folklore collected for over thirty years by NDSU Students and Timothy J. Kloberdanz, professor emeritus of anthropology, is now available for public research use at the Institute for Regional Studies. Items from the collection are featured in the newly published book Sundogs andSunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains, published by the North Dakota Council on the Arts and authored by Kloberdanz and Troy A. Geist, NDSU alumus and State Folklorist with the Council.
Cal Olson was chief photographer and later managing editor of Fargo, N.D.’s Forum newspaper from 1950 to 1978. In 2010 his family donated his extensive collection of negatives to the Institute for Regional Studies. This collection is a rich visual legacy documenting the people and life in North Dakota and western Minnesota .
Jamie Parsley, Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota, weaves a heartbreaking story of the 1957 Fargo Tornado of loss, poetry, pain, faith and, ultimately, renewal, and gives voice to those victims who, before now, were unable to speak for themselves.
North Dakota Agriculture College / State University Presidents Collection provides a visual chronicle of all Presidents of North Dakota Agricultural College/North Dakota State University from 1890 to present. The collection includes biographical information for each president and includes selected images. The images are housed at NDSU Institute for Regional Studies and University Archives.
Family Tree Magazine, the best American magazine devoted to genealogy, has named the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies website the best North Dakota website for doing genealogical and family history research in the state.