A donation to the Glückstal Colonies Research Association will help with ongoing research and documentation of the Glückstal colonies. There are currently three funds to which you can contribute. 

Glückstal Colony Research Association Fund

The purpose of this fund is two-fold: 1) coordinate the efforts of individuals researching descendants of the Glückstal colonies, and 2) locate, gather, organize and access all sources pertaining to researching descendants of the Glückstal, Neudorf, Bergdorf, Kassel and their daughter colonies.

Homer Rudolf Memorial Fund

This fund is in honor and recognition of Dr. Homer Rudolf (10 March 1938 – 8 January 2018), a well known scholar, music historian, and writer. Homer's ancestral German villages were Bergdorf, Glueckstal, Kassel, Neudorf and daughter colony, Klein Bergdorf (Glückstal District). His ancestors homesteaded in rural Wishek, McIntosh County, south central North Dakota. A native of Wishek himself, Homer lived in Richmond, Virginia at the time of his death. 

Homer's contributions to the Glückstal Colonies Research Association and to the Germans from Russia as a whole were many. Homer was a member of the 1998 Journey to the Homeland Tour, as well as a board member of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society. He was editor of GCRA's two major books, The Glückstalers in New in Russia and North America (2004) and The Glückstalers in New Russia, the Soviet Union, and North America (2008). He was the scriptwriter for two award-winning Prairie Public documentaries, "A Soulful Sound: Music of the Germans from Russia" (2005) and "Heaven Is Our Homeland." Between 2010 and 2014, he was the coordinator of the Glückstal Colonies Research Association. In 2016, Homer donated his large private library, including his extensive collection of German hymnals to establish the Dr. Homer Rudolf Collection at the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection at the North Dakota State University Libraries.

Margaret (Aman) and Robert Freeman Publication Fund

This publication fund was established in honor of Margaret (Aman) and Robert Freeman in recognition of their significant role in the founding of the Glückstal Colonies Research Association in 1987 and their many years of support for all of its efforts. This fund exists as a special account at the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection at North Dakota State University Libraries in Fargo and will be used only to provide financial support for future publications of GCRA.

To donate, please indicate on your check which fund you are donating to and mail your check to the following address. 

GCRA Treasurer
1944 Vista Creek Dr
Frisco, TX 75036

Thank you for your support!

Page last updated 1 December 2020


Email: Duane Stabler

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