Not planning on taking a trip to North Dakota any time soon?  Then enjoy the rich photographic collections of the Institute for Regional Studies at North Dakota State University from the comfort of your own computer.  The staff at the Institute did a beautiful job of putting their collections on-line.  The end result of all of their fine work can also be found at the Library of Congress' American Memory website in a series called "The Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920."

Here is how the project archivist described Minaret's role in the process:

We used Minaret in developing the bibliographical records for the images from our collection placed onto the Library of Congress' American Memory website. The Institute for Regional Studies at NDSU received one of ten competitive awards given in the first round of the American Memory competition. Many hours were spent in developing full-cataloging records for each image. Minaret worked beautifully and the transfer of data to LC went without a hitch. The site, called The Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920, came up on American Memory late last April [1998], the first of the awardees to be done.

Congratulations to the Institute for a job well done.  Once you see their collections on-line, you will see why they deserved this award.