The Immigrant Woman is based on Norma Pipkin’s research into the period of 1878-88, and on the stories of several Volga Germans and photographs of the time. The Immigrant Woman is Norma Pipkin’s tribute to her great-great-grandmother Anna Eva Spötter Rupp. It is based on her research into the period of 1878-88 and based on the stories of several Volga-Germans and photographs of the time. A local woman made a dress from the period and Pipkin then asked the Video Production class at Hays High School to video her presentation. They produced the video and several DVDs, which Pipkin offered to AHSGR. The video is 45 minutes long and has more than her 30 minutes presentation. She also has added other material to complement her live performance. Pipkin’s intent is to educate and interest others about the Volga-German women and their struggles on the prairie.