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University of South Dakota Collections

ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Chilson Collection

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The Chilson Collection includes materials relating to local histories, South Dakota history, Native American cultures, and western expansion of the United States.

 

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Mahoney Music Collection

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Extraordinary expertise and years of effort by John P. Mahoney created one of the most comprehensive collections of books, periodicals, pamphlets, and ephemera about violins and the violin family of instruments.

 

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Richardson Collection

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The Richardson Collection is made up of distinct manuscript collections focusing on South Dakota's cultural, political, and economic history. Examples include the William J. Janklow collections, the Cedric Cummins Papers, and the Gutch WWII letters.

 

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USD Archives

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The USD Archives holds the records of the academic and administrative departments of USD as well as materials relating to the activities of its students, faculty, and alumni. The Educational Media Film Collection is featured, which includes circa 1950s-60s 16mm films that marketed the university in various ways.

 

 

The Volante is the weekly student-run newspaper at the University of South Dakota. Begins with the first issue from 1887.

 

USD Photograph Collection

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The USD Photograph Collection represents the visual history of the University of South Dakota from the 1880s to the present. Major subjects include: academics, alumni, athletics, buildings, alumni collections, events, offices, organizations, presidents, South Dakota, students, and Vermillion.

 

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SOUTH DAKOTA ORAL HISTORY CENTER

American Indian Research Project

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The recordings in this collection pertain to Native Americans of the Northern Plains, with a specific focus on the tribes of South Dakota

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South Dakota Oral History Project

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The South Dakota Oral History Project is a collection of recordings taken from every county in South Dakota. This collection broadly focuses on South Dakota history, politics, and social life

 

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UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Exhibitions

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The University Libraries Art and Exhibits Committee hosts juried and unjuried exhibitions within the library building. Represented in this online collection are works from exhibitions such as the biennial Bound and Unbound: Altered Book Exhibition and annual Corroborations.

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Campus Collections

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Campus Collections is the result of collaborative efforts between the University Libraries and departments and programs across campus to provide digital access to a variety of historical collections held throughout the University. One example is the Asteraceae family of specimens collected by W. H. Over.

 

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University Publications

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University Publications is a collection of newsletters, journals and other publications created by campus offices and programs throughout the history of the University of South Dakota. Public Affairs, part of this collection, is published by USD's Government Research Bureau between 1960 and 2002.

 

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