Northern Plains Peoples & Places (.np3) is a collaboration that provides historical and cultural information pertaining to the Northern Plains. This growing archive includes documents, photographs, and artifacts as well as our current scholarly activities. This collaboration strives to provide resources and narratives to promote a better understanding of the Northern Plains, our home.
"Improving the quality of social and cultural life in the Northern Plains ... achieving a better understanding of the region, its heritage, and its resources ... and stimulating interest in the solution to regional problems through the application of knowledge areas of concern to the Center for Western Studies." – CWS Constitution
Mikkelsen Library serves as the information center for the Augustana University community through its development of a local collection, its access to other sources of information, its support of the instructional process, and its encouragement of independent learning and research.