The Center for Volga German Studies supports research into and preservation of the heritage, history, traditions and accomplishments of the Volga Germans. The Center seeks knowledge and understanding of the relevance of Volga Germans yesterday, today and tomorrow. As a research center, it seeks to answer the following questions:

  • What does the study of Volga German history teach us about yesterday?
  • What difference does a Volga German heritage make today?
  • What impact will knowledge and understanding of Volga German history make on tomorrow?


Browse the Center for Volga German Studies Collections:

Congregational Church Photographs, Portland, OR

Portland Photographs

Riffel Collection

Stacy Hahn Collection

The Volga Flows Forever (Book Series)