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Archive for January, 2021

The following treatises from the Mahoney Music Collection can now be found in the Digital Library of South Dakota.

L’art du violon: nouvelle méthode by Pierre Marie François de Sales Baillot
Ueber Paganini’s kunst die violine zu spiele: ein anhang zu jeder bis jetzt erschienenen violinschule, nebst einer abhandlung über das flageoletspiel in einfachen und doppeltönen: den heroen der violine, Rode, Kreutzer, Baillot, Spoher, zugeeignet by Carl Guhr
Die ersten etuden: für violine in der ersten position by Richard Hofmann
Praktische violin-schule: ein methodisch geordneter, mit bezeichnung des bogenstriches und fingersatzes versehener uebungsstoff zur gründlichen erlernung des violinspiels / 1 uebungen in der ersten position by Christian Heinrich Hohmann
Praktische violinschule / Heft II by Christian Heinrich Hohmann and Ernst Ludwig Heim
Solfège du violoniste en 2 parties…toute la partie spéciale du violon est de Ch. Dancla by August-Mathieu Panseron and Charles Dancla

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Recently added to the Archives and Special Collections website are instructions for navigating and searching through finding aids on ArchivesSpace:

The Archives and Special Collections department is moving our Richardson Collection finding aids to ArchivesSpace. Though the physical location and the format of the finding aids are changing, you can continue to access the finding aids through the Archives and Special Collections website.

We also added to our website instructions for navigating and searching in ArchivesSpace. The instructions can be found by clicking on the line “Finding Aids (collection guides)” on our website.

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 They are land ownership maps.

The Archives and Special Collections has many cadastral maps, both as sheet maps and in atlases. Library records for most of these maps and atlases are in the library catalog and can be found using such subject terms and key words such as cadastral, real property maps, landowner maps, land use, and General Land Office.

Here is a sample list of local cadastral atlases in the Archives and Special Collections:

Clay County Atlas, 1901

Standard Atlas of Clay County, 1912

Atlas of Clay and Union Counties, 1924

Atlas of Clay and Union Counties, 1960

Atlas of Clay and Union Counties, 1980

Atlas of Clay County, 1990, Centennial Series

Farm and Home Directories: Clay, Lincoln, Turner, Union, and Yankton Counties, 1984-present.

Cadastral maps are helpful to historians, genealogists, archaeologists, and those tracing landowners for legal reasons. Though cadastral maps are often reliable, the ultimate source of past and present ownership information is still the county courthouse.

Keep in mind, ownership is only one type of land / human relationship. The others are harder to map.

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