Archive for October 15th, 2015


Did your grandparents or great-grandparents attendĀ the University of South Dakota? The Archives and Special Collections has the following sources to help you find out.

Sources listing graduates and those who attended butĀ did not graduate:

University Catalogs, 1883-1884 school year to the current school year. Early catalogs often list enrollees.

Coyote Yearbooks, 1903 through 1986.

Student, Faculty, and Staff Directory (Phone books), 1919-1920 school year through 2003-2004 school year.

Volante Student Newspapers, 1897 to the current date. There is an index for 1985 through 1997 Volantes.

Sources listing graduates (These sources do not include those who did not graduate.):

Alumni Directories. Most directories list alumni living at the time of the directory is published. Published in 1937, 1949, 1970, 1976, 1982, 1994, 2000, and 2015.

Alumni Newsletters, 1905 to the current date. Title changes from the Alumni Newsletters to the Alumni Quarterly to the South Dakotan. There is an index for 1905 through 1930.

Commencement Announcements, 1899 through current year. These programs often list all those who are graduating.

Contact us if you want to stop by and use these sources.

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