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It was south and west of Yankton, Dakota Territory. This 1872 map can be viewed in the Archives and Special Collections.

Map of Military Department of the Platte, Nebraska. Washington, D.C.: Engineer Dept., U.S. Army (Washington D.C. : N. Peters, Photo-lithographer), 1872.  CHILSON COLLECTION MAP 4190 W728 1872

What do you think of this great graphic expression of the University of South Dakota’s academic programs in 1982? The poster also lists the year each program started. It was created by Wayne Knutson, and is in the College of Arts and Sciences collection.

Peter Norbeck’s papers (SD governor 1917-1921 and US senator 1921-1936) has a folder titled Thirty Hour Week. Archie Gubbrud’s papers (SD governor 1960-1964) has a folder titled Forty Hour Week. Was there a discussion about working thirty hours per week before there was a discussion about the forty-hour work week?

Both sets of papers are in the Archives and Special Collections.

Happy Labor Day.

Image is from the Digital Library of South Dakota.

Library of Congress sponsors #ArchivesHashtagParty once a month, and August’s topic is #ArchivesAthletes. LOC invites archives to submit tweets about athletes who broke records and barriers, famous sites for training and competition, patents for sport equipment, or historic moments that still give you goosebumps.

Map of the Ceded Part of Dakota Territory: Showing Also Portions of Minnesota, Iowa & Nebraska, Smith, B. M., et al, 1861. Archives and Special Collection has this map in the Chilson Collection with the call number 4130 S64 1861.

The inset map in the upper left corner shows the entire Dakota Territory and its boundaries.

First floor of East Hall ca. 1912

Franklin B. Gault was USD President 1906 – 1913. Archives and Special Collections received volume 3 of three ledgers of material associated with his term as president. Much of the ledger is hard-to-read handwritten text or typewritten papers glued to the pages of the ledger. This ledger contains interviews, correspondence, rulings, material on the general administration of the university, and programs from sporting, musical, and academic events. It does contain some student information which may violate FERPA.

Ledger 3 was found in Tacoma, Washington. Locations of volume 1 and volume 2 are unknown.

During the 1980s and 1990s, USD commencement programs often highlighted USD buildings.

This advertisement is from the Official Automobile Blue Book, 1920. Vol. 10. This book is in our Special Collections Books collection and it is just full of maps, advertisements, and advice. I love this book for all that it tells us about traveling by car in 1920.

Library of Congress sponsors #ArchivesHashtagParty once a month, and June’s topic is #ArchivesOnWheels.

Archives and Special Collections will be closed for renovation/expansion from May 14th, 2021 to January 01, 2022. Patron services will be limited.

If you need additional information please contact the Archives at speccoll@usd.edu.

If they are or were rural women, check out Linoleum, better babies & the modern farm woman: 1890-1930 by Marilyn Irvin Holt. She describes the Domestic Economic Movement, which was education aimed at women concerning “saving time and money, preventing disease, and creating an attractive home.”

She sets this movement in the context of other movements and changes happening at the time: New Woman, Outdoor Girl, scientific farming, labor-saving machines for house and farm, electricity, telephones, radios, indoor plumbing…

We see the creation of 4 H, the home extension agent, and more.

This book is in the Chilson Collection in the Archives and Special Collections.

Happy Mother’s Day

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