Archive for August, 2016

To learn more about Labor Day and labor issues in South Dakota, check out the Albert J. Maag papers in the Archives and Special Collections.


Albert J. Maag (1891-1965) was the president of the South Dakota State Federation of Labor. This collection contains correspondence, minutes of the annual AFL conventions, and yearbooks of the federation, plus much, much more.  It even has a folder on Labor Day. Most of the collection dates from 1928 through 1964.




Image from the Albert J. Maag papers.

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I have been waiting.


Image from Catalogue of the University of South Dakota for the year 1892-3.

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You can see photographs from the early days of the Casa Grande National Monument and Frank Pinkley in the Mabel Townsley Papers at the Archives and Special Collections.




“The General Land Office took over management of the ruins and hired a young man named Frank Pinkley in 1901 to be the first on-site custodian. In 1903 a shelter roof of corrugated iron supported by redwood timbers was built over the Casa Grande, and between 1906 and 1908 major excavations and repairs of the ruins were conducted under the direction of Jesse Fewkes of the Bureau of Ethnology. Most of the lower walls visible today were uncovered at that time. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Casa Grande Ruins to be a National Monument on August 3, 1918 and management of the Ruins was transferred to the National Park Service.” from Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona, https://www.nps.gov/cagr/learn/historyculture/index.htm (accessed August 12, 2016).

National Park Service turns 100 on August 25th, 2016.

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