Archive for August, 2013


Yesterday the Archives and Special Collections received a blast from the past! Andrea Peterson, who was a student assistant in the University Libraries from 2004-2007, stopped by to say hello. Currently, she is a research assistant for Senator Tim Johnson and is working on completing her master’s degree.

While employed at the Libraries, she worked on processing the USD Photograph Collection and created several finding aids for the Richardson Collection, which include: the Lewis Ellsworth Akeley Papers and the Wall Drug Papers. Andrea also transcribed a Civil War Diary that is now available electronically in the Digital Library of South Dakota.

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What is the University

The Archives and Special Collections is acquiring digital copies of the 16mm films in the Educational Media Film Collection. We have just received this year’s DVDs from the company contracted to do the conversion. They are:

The Great Lakes of South Dakota

Happiest Gold Rush Ever

Have You Really Seen South Dakota?

Health Care: Crisis at Rosebud

In the Interests of Time

South Dakota Kaleidoscope

Films converted last year are:


Snow Piece

The University and You

The Eternal Search

Graduate Study: A Key to the Future

University of South Dakota vs. South Dakota State University football game, unknown dates.

These DVDs may be viewed in the Archives and Special Collections.


The image above is from the movie What is the University?

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