Ephraim Historical Foundation Expands Collection

This year, the Ephraim Historical Foundation (EHF) grew through adding numerous objects and archival materials to its collections, representing donors from five states; did an audit by reviewing approximately 6,000 collection objects and archival materials; and added 158 linear feet to storage space in Svalhus.

Of special note were three-plus hours of oral histories that were added following interviews with Ranny Nelson and James Ingwersen, resulting in 51 pages of transcribed material; and artist James Ingwersen donated two stunning portraits of prominent Ephraim artists, as well as a self-portrait.

Ten researchers visited the foundation to use the EHF archives, and 27 images from EHF collections were featured in outside research and publications.

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“Charles Peterson” by James Ingwersen, oil on board, c. 2010. Submitted.
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“Self-Portrait” by James Ingwersen, oil on board, c. 2015. Submitted.
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“Karsten Topelmann” by James Ingwersen, pastel on board, c. 1985. Submitted.

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