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    • Research into radiation

    • Shown here is one of the monkeys used by the USD medical school for research on the effects of radiation. During the early 1950s, defense-related studies were also being conducted in the math, physics, and psychology departments. In 1951, Dr....
    • Art lesson

    • This unidentified young student was one of many who attended summer art classes offered on campus by Professor Wilber M. Stilwell. This photograph, taken in Old Main when the art facilities were located on the third floor, illustrates a...
    • Madwoman of Chaillot

    • Group portraits
    • The Madwoman of Chaillot, directed by Warren M. Lee and Berl C. Russell, was presented January 13-14, 1955. Joyce Hartzell played the madwoman. (Note: This photograph was specifically chosen to illustrate the condition of many of our early...
    • Barber Fay Swisher

    • Barber Fay Swisher, originally from Emerson, Iowa, had his shop in the basement of the March Theatre for twenty years before moving to the Evergreen Service building group on Cherry Street in 1956. The March Theatre was torn down in early 1957....
    • Observatory

    • An unidentified student peers through the telescope at the observatory located on the north side of Inman Field on the University of South Dakota campus. The observatory was built in 1917 at the cost of $6,500. Features of the observatory included...
    • Robert Penn

    • Portraits
    • Artist Robert “Bobby” Penn is shown here taking a break from dancing during the annual student Wacipi at the Dakota Dome. Robert “Bobby” Penn began his University of South Dakota career in 1966 and studied under the direction of Oscar Howe....
    • Ruth and General Lloyd R. Moses

    • On April 9, 1990, Lloyd Moses attended a dedication at the E. O. Lawrence Communications Building for a military library presented in his honor: the General Lloyd R. Moses Library. He was honored at the dedication for donating nearly all the 500...
    • Interviewing Dave Brubeck

    • Dave Brubeck, famous jazz pianist, presented a concert on October 14, 1956, at the Yankton High School Auditorium, organized by the Yankton College Student Association. Brubeck and his band, Paul Desmond, Norman Bates, and Joe Morello, played to a...
    • Wacipi, Dakota Dome

    • The USD Tiospaye Student Council Wacipi celebrated its 33rd consecutive year in 2005 and is organized by students with assistance from advisors and the native Wase Wakpa community members. Donations, annual Indian taco sales, and funds from the USD...
    • Kabuki Medea

    • Shozo Sato, Japanese artist, assists Whitney Buss with her costume. The Arts of Japan honors seminar focused on Sato’s visit and his expression of various forms of Japanese art, including sumi-e (black ink drawing) and ikebana (flower arranging)....
    • USD vs. Northern Colorado

    • Sports photography
    • The Dakota Day game in 1996 featured the University of South Dakota Coyote football team against the Bears from the University of Northern Colorado. USD won the D-Day battle against the fifth-ranked Bears 27-24 in overtime.
    • Chet Baker

    • Portraits
    • Chet Baker, legendary jazz trumpet player, performed with his quintet in the Sioux Falls Community Playhouse (Orpheum Theatre) on January 15, 1957. Due to cold weather, only 400 people attended the concert.
    • Civil defense

    • In 1963, the University of South Dakota began constructing fallout shelters on campus. These shelters were located beneath Norton Hall, Brookman Hall, Noteboom Hall, Burgess Hall, East Hall, Dakota Hall, and Julian Hall. The education building,...
    • Untitled

    • This image is indicative of the Collection’s many “mystery photos.” Information being wholly absent, we can only surmise that this image was taken during an athletic camp or during training exercises before or during an out-of-state event.
    • The Tumbleweed 1956

    • Dakota Wesleyan University (Mitchell, S.D.) -- Periodicals; College Yearbooks -- South Dakota -- Mitchell; College Yearbooks;
    • 1956 yearbook for Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota.


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