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Frederick (Feikema) Manfred (1912-1994) was writer-in-residence at the University of South Dakota from 1968 through 1982. In 1993, the University of South Dakota awarded Manfred an honorary doctorate of letters and literature.

 

Photographs from the USD Photograph Collection, Series 3.

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Irma Margaret Falck, circulation librarian, with unidentified library patron.

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Edith B. Siegrist (May 9, 1925 – July 31, 2011) was a librarian and library science professor at the University of South Dakota for 24 years.  Passionate about libraries and librarianship, Siegrist’s financial donation helped to establish the expansion of the Vermillion public library in 2013: Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

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Before the online catalog and the advent of computers, searching for books and library items happened via little drawers full of magical cards, diligently typed by library staff, and sorted by author or title.

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