Time capsule discovered in oldest campus building There was a remarkable discovery last Friday that is of great historical significance to MSU Moorhead. Workers renovating Lommen Hall, unexpectedly came across the corner stone for Weld Hall—the two buildings are joined. Within the stone was a time capsule in the form of a large sheet metal box. Weld Hall was constructed in 1916. […]
Electronic formats of The Moorhead Normal School  and Moorhead State Teachers College  are now available online through University Archives. This two-volume history, written by Clarence [Soc] Glasrud, MSTC alum and Emeritus Professor of English of MSU, tells the history of MSUM from its beginnings through 1957.
Terry Shoptaugh, University Archivist, had his latest book officially “launched” April 5 at the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck. They Were Ready focuses on the 164th Infantry Regiment during World War II and includes the stories of 70 World War II veterans of the unit with original art work by Doug Burtell of Bowman. Bernard Wagner, a Valley City veteran of WWII and Korea, and president of the 164th Infantry Veteran’s Association, introduced the book at the ceremony. Shoptaugh’s other books include You Have Been Kind Enough to Assist Me: Herman Stern and the Jewish Refugee Crisis (2008) and Moorhead, MN (Images of America) (2004).
Dr. Terry Shoptaugh will deliver the 2009-2010 Roland and Beth Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecture during Homecoming Week next fall semester. hoptaugh arrived on campus in 1986, hired as the Director of University Archives/Northwest Minnesota Historical Center and part-time reference librarian. He earned tenure in 1991 and for many years, students have enrolled in Dr. Shoptaugh’s history and American multicultural studies classes. Moreover, as Korella Selzer writes in her nomination letter for the Dille Lecturer, students respect and appreciate his knowledge of local history, Minnesota History, and U.S. History. “He,” Selzer notes, “instills in them the overall context of history. I have witnessed students becoming excited about their research after discussing their projects with Dr. Shoptaugh.” Click headline to read more.