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South Dakota State University Archives & Special Collections contains the university archives, as well as material related to South Dakota history and life. These two general collection areas include manuscript and archival materials, books, serials, audiovisual materials, and photographs. We also house the Senator Thomas A. Daschle Congressional Papers and the Senator Thomas A. Daschle Congressional Research Study. Collections are accessible on the upper level of Hilton M. Briggs Library on the campus of South Dakota State University.

APPOINTMENTS WELCOME!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, access to the South Dakota State University Archives & Special Collections is currently limited by appointment.

Call 605-688-5094 for assistance.

For online consultation, please contact the Archives via e-mail: arcrefs@sdstate.edu

COLLECTIONS

Senator Thomas A. Daschle Papers
The Senator Thomas A. Daschle Papers includes photographs and documents from his distinguished twenty-six year public career in the U.S. House and Senate.

SDSU Archives and Special Collections
The SDSU Archives & Special Collections contains the university archives, as well as material related to South Dakota history and life. These two general collection areas include manuscript and archival materials, books, serials, audiovisual materials, and photographs.

Prairie Striders Running Club Library
Index to the Prairie Striders Running Club Library is comprised 636 volumes of books, about 5,000 periodicals and newsletters, and has the results of 16 annual races.

Jim Koch Amateur Wrestling Collection
Index to the Jim Koch Amateur Wrestling Collection is comprised of 31 wrestling books and 61 bound volumes of Amateur Wrestling News, the oldest and most respected wrestling publication in the country.

Registration for Onsite Visit

All reading room researchers must register once every year prior to being granted access to any collection.

Register Online

Registration includes:

Providing a driver's license or other valid form of photo identification.
Completing a registration form. All registration forms and information are confidential and are only viewed by staff; it will be kept in his or her researcher file record.
Returning patrons within the calendar year, beginning on January 1, will only be required to show photo identification and sign in and out of the reading room.

Registration forms will remain on file for return visits for 5 years then destroyed..