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The Archives and Special Collections has recently received five 1968 aerial photographs showing parts of Vermillion or areas close to Vermillion.

These photos show that in 1968 that not much of the town or the University was north of Cherry Street, and that the Mulberry Bend area looked very different before the construction of the bridge over the Missouri River.

Each photo shows:

VE-IJJ-24 – Southeast portion of the town of Vermillion and country to south and east.

VE-IJJ-26 – Where the Vermillion River joins the Missouri River and surrounding country.

VE-IJJ-32 – Missouri River and surrounding country in the Mulberry Bend area. Has handwritten information on photo.

VE-IJJ-34 – Southwest portion of the town of Vermillion and county to south and west.

VE-IJJ-37 – Northwest portion of the town of Vermillion and county to north and west. Has handwritten information on the photo.



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Spooky Coyote


The Student Activities Council, Program Council poster collection is now open to researchers.


It consists mainly of posters advertising events at the University of South Dakota sponsored by the Program Council. The events include concerts, movies, lectures, speakers, Dakota Days, opening of the Muenster University Center (MUC), Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Wacipi. The events also include performances by comedians, acapella groups, local bands, and international dance troupes.


In addition to posters, included in this collection are flyers, pamphlets, programs, events lists, calendars of events, digests of Program Council activities, and a few photographs.


The 6 linear feet of material span the years 1979-2010.


The Program Council began in 1968 as a combined effort between the Coyote Student Center and the Student Association. It is a student-run programming board that is responsible for bringing entertainment and a variety of cultural, educational, recreational, and social programs to the University of South Dakota campus.


Contact the Archives and Special Collections for a copy of the guide to the collection.


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This collection of letters between Gordon Aadland and Al Neuharth is now open for research. Aadland and Neuharth met at the University of South Dakota, where they both worked on the student newspaper the Volante. Aadland graduated in 1949 and Neuharth in 1950. After college, both worked on SoDak Sports, a statewide weekly newspaper on South Dakota sports co-founded by Neuharth. Afterwards, both left the state to lead successful lives on their chosen paths.

These letters span from the early 1970s through 2013, their pages consisting of joy, jokes, and pranks, the words revealing a friendship that spanned decades. Although most of the letters were received from Neuharth, Aadland’s side of the correspondence also appears occasionally, allowing for the reader to witness both Neuharth and Aadland’s sense of humor, wit and repartee.

Contact the Archives and Special Collections for a copy of the guide to the collection.

Aadland Senior PicNeuharth Senior Pic

Pictured above are Gordon Aadland and Al Neuharth respectively. The photos are taken from their senior pictures in the Coyote yearbook (Aadland: 1949 and Neuharth 1950).

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