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Archives and Special Collections recently received a 1938 report about the Standing Rock Reservation written by E.D. Mossman for a visiting congressional committee . Shown below is one of the pages from this report.

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It’s always so nice to have classes visit the Archives!

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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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