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The John Day collection on Arthur Amiotte (MS 046) is now open to researchers.

The majority of this collection was gathered by John Day before, during, and after the retrospective on Arthur Amiotte’s art in 2001. Also included are VHS recordings featuring Amiotte.

The 4.5 linear feet of material span the years 1962-2010, with the bulk from of the material dated 1980-2003.

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

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One hundred years ago last month, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae at the University of South Dakota at Vermillion was founded. The club reorganized into the Vermillion Branch of the American Association of University Women on October 23, 1924. The papers for this group can be viewed at the Archives and Special Collections.

 

The meeting minutes stop in 1981. Did the group disband around that time?

 

 

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Archives and Special Collections recently received a scrapbook created by A. L. Wilson. This scrapbook contains approximately 80 programs for voice student recitals, university choir, and other music groups from 1916 to 1965, plus a few news clippings, and it complements another collection we have of music programs.

 

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Alvin Leroy (A. L.) Wilson taught voice at the University of South Dakota 1915 to 1968.

 

 

 

 

 

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I received a helpful suggestion to use the book Dakota Imprints to determine if The People’s Problem and Its Solution by William H. Lyon was the first book published in the Dakota Territory. It does not list Lyon’s book, but the first book it does include was published in the same year as Lyon’s, 1886.

 

Dakota Imprints lists items earlier than 1886, but they all appear to be Dakota Territory publications, broadsides, and an industry circular. The book that was published in the same year as Lyon’s was History and Resources of Dakota, Montana, and Idaho by Moses K. Armstrong.

 

Dakota Imprints and Armstrong’s book are in the Chilson Collection. Lyon’s book is in the William H. Lyon Papers.

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William H. Lyon

William H. Lyon

 

I recently found the note below in a book called The People’s Problem and Its Solution by William H. Lyon and copyrighted in 1886. This book was published by the author and printed by Press Job Print, Sioux Falls, Dakota Territory.

 

The note is: “Please accept this work with the complements of the author. It is believed to be the first book ever published in the territory of Dakota.”

 

How can I verify this claim?

 

Lyon’s book and picture can be found in the William H. Lyon Papers at the Archives and Special Collections.

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From the Peter Norbeck Papers, Box 11

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News report :: Institute of American Indian Studies - USD

Charles Trimble was born in Wanblee SD in 1935. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from USD in 2008 for his distinguished record of public service, and was inducted in the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 2013.

 

Below are listed some of the organizations Mr. Trimble has served:

American Indian Press Association

National Congress of American Indian

American Indian National Bank in Washington DC

ARROW, Inc.

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

World Council of Indigenous Peoples

U.N. Sub-commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities

Human Rights Experts meeting of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Historical Society

Board of the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation

State Historic Preservation Board

American Folklife Center Board of Trustees in the Library of Congress

Institute of American Indian Studies at the University of South Dakota

 

For his biography and a more complete list of his service, see the Institute of American Indian Studies News Report, Spring 2009 on the Digital Library of South Dakota (http://dlsd.sdln.net/cdm/ref/collection/iais/id/1) and his South Dakota Hall of Fame 2013 presentation (http://www.sdhalloffame.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=78&iid=681&first=&last=&catid=&home_town=&date_inducted=2013).

 
Please contact the Archives and Special Collections for a guide to his papers.

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