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IF Midwest

A Cultural Heritage Project

IF Midwest is a cultural heritage project. Its activities focus on understanding the French presence in the Midwest. Activities consist of information gathering in local communities of French language origin, developing public programs, preparing publications, and offering workshops and courses. IF Midwest's first geographical region of focus is North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota. This region can be viewed by clicking on the Map, French Heritage in the Midwest of the United States: The Red River Valley of the North. Within the map, viewers may click on communities to view additional information as it is posted. To gather information, IF Midwest depends largely on Heritage Informants who help in the more than 50 communities found in the map. IF Midwest manages the web site, while the Chester Fritz Library on the campus of the University of North Dakota processes new materials.
We invite persons interested in IF Midwest's mission to contact the IF Midwest director, Virgil Benoit, Ph.D., Professor of French, University of North Dakota at:
virgil.benoit@UND.edu
or
IF Midwest Director
Box 8198 UND
Grand Forks, ND 58202