Fieldschool in North Dakota

Fieldstone house

Prof. Anna Andrzejewski took 7 graduate students to southwestern North Dakota for 5 days to research the vanishing buildings of German-Russian immigrants. These early twentieth-century buildings built of fieldstone have not received any scholarly attention – thus the class gave students the opportunity to conduct primary research. They gathered oral historical evidence, and recorded the buildings using measured drawings and photography. The remainder of the semester will be spent conducting paper research in order to produce a public product – likely a website – that will document this previously untold story.