Backstage Pass to North Dakota History

This blog takes you behind the scenes of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Get a glimpse at a day-in-the-life of the staff, volunteers, and partners who make it all possible. Discover what it takes to preserve North Dakota's natural and cultural history.

Crystal Portner is a Collections Processing Intern in the State Archives. She is a double major in History and Catholic Studies at the University of Mary in Bismarck and will graduate in December 2021. Originally from Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, Crystal is spending the summer helping process the Roy Johnson and Louis Pfaller Collection along with various other projects in the Archives.