Photographs come to the USD Photograph Collection from numerous locations. Sometimes, photographs are labeled or depict easily identifiable subjects and are thus easy to process. It is usually the case, however, that processing requires extra historical research. Searching to discover as much as they can about a certain photograph, photograph collection employees turn to sources like yearbooks, newspapers, and other primary documents. When this method of research fails, photographs run the risk of remaining unidentified, making them useless to archives patrons. Help us figure out how photographs like the one above fit into the story of USD and Vermilion. If you have any information regarding the identity of the photographer, what and who the photograph depicts, or when the photograph was taken, please leave a comment or contact the USD Archives and Special Collections. Thanks for your help!
–Information gathered from the USD Photograph Collection, Series 3