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NDSU library collection adds Poppke Collection

FARGO The North Dakota State University Libraries’ Germans from Russia Heritage Collection has announced the completion of the Herb Poppke Collection. The collection is now organized, processed and available for research.

Herb Poppke, the son of German Russian immigrants, was a fervent supporter of researching and preserving the culture and history of the Germans from Russia.

The collection includes correspondence, maps, photographs, research papers and files, materials from organizations, newspapers and magazines, publications, photographs, audio cassettes and other items related to the Germans from Russia.

The collection is about 23 linear feet and has 16 boxes of materials, including correspondence to individuals and organizations, ranging from personal matters to research topics.

For more information about the NDSU Libraries’ Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, call (701) 231-6596 or visit (

Ondracek awarded space grant fellowship

Minot State University mathematics major Chloe Ondracek was awarded the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium undergraduate fellowship for $3,500. Ondracek will complete a research project involving an inverse problem for projectiles under the supervision of Narayan Thapa, MSU assistant math professor.

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium works to prepare students for careers supporting NASA goals by funding research projects in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields for North Dakota students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.