Archive for April 23rd, 2020

It happened a little over 100 years ago. On October 15, 1918 through November 10, 1918, the University of South Dakota suspended classes and sent the students home in a effort to stop the spread of the Spanish flu. No regular students, staff, or faculty died. Seven soldiers on campus for SATC training were not so lucky (Cummins, The University of South Dakota 1862-1966, 1975, page 138).

There was no hospital in town to treat the sick.

For a list of histories about USD, check out the “USD Histories” link on the Archives and Special Collections web page.

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