It is with great delight that we start this blog site off with an award announcement. William C. Sherman’s Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of Rural North Dakota, 2nd Edition, has recently been named as the 2017 Notable Document Award by the North Dakota Library Association. This win moves his book automatically into competition at the national level with the American Library Association.
First published by NDSU Press (then the Institute for Regional Studies Press) in 1983, Prairie Mosaic was reprinted January 2017 in a collaborative effort with the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection and the NDSU Libraries. This Second Edition hardcover book now includes twenty new pages of photos and a new introduction by University Distinguished Professor Thomas D. Isern.
Our thanks to Michael Miller and Jeremy Poseley-Kopp for sorting through hundreds of photos in the William C. Sherman Photograph Collection, and to Amanda Booher, who designed the new book cover and finessed all of the additions to the interior design.
We anxiously await news of how Prairie Mosaic will fare at the national level.