Homer Rudolf Memorial Fund

Dr Homer Rudolf - 10 March 1938 - 8 January 2018

The Germans from Russia community has lost a well known scholar, music historian, and writer. Homer Rudolf, Richmond, VA, native of Wishek, ND, was a dear colleague and special Friend of the GRHC.

In 2016, Dr. Rudolf donated his large private library including his extensive German hymnals to establish the Dr. Homer Rudolf Collection.

Homer was coordinator of the Glueckstal Colonies Research Association from 2010 to 2014 - www.glueckstal.net. He was editor of GCRA's two major books, "The Glueckstalers in New in Russia and North America" (2004) and "The Glueckstalers in New Russia, the Soviet Union, and North America" (2008).

He was scriptwriter for two award-winning Prairie Public documentaries, "A Soulful Sound: Music of the Germans from Russia" and "Heaven Is Our Homeland".

Homer was a member of the 1998 Journey to the Homeland Tour. He was a board member of the Germans from Russia Society.

More information about Dr. Homer Rudolf is at the GRHC webpage, Significant Contributors to German-Russian History & Culture - https://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/outreach/friends/index.htm.

Homer's ancestral German villages were Bergdorf, Glueckstal, Kassel, Neudorf and daughter colony, Klein Bergdorf (Glueckstal District). His ancestors homesteaded in rural Wishek, McIntosh County, south central North Dakota. 

3 photo(s) Updated on: 30 Mar 2019
  • Homer Rudolf with Carol Just at the Welk Homestead State Historic Site during the GRHC Dakota Memories Heritage bus tour, September, 2011.
  • Homer Rudolf (left) in the village of Glueckstal near Osessa Ukraine, May, 1998, during the Journey to the Homeland Tour.
  • Margaret Aman Freeman and Homer Rudolf, at the, Amerika Haus, Russlanddeutschen Bundestreffen, Wiesbaden, Germany, June, 2007. Margaret was founder of the Glueckstal Colonies Research Association.


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