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Gertrude Stickney Young Papers
- 1929-1965 (Creation)
0.21 linear feet (1 half document case)
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Gertrude Stickney Young was born in Sioux Falls, Dakota Territory, September 14, 1883 to Emma and Sutton Young. Sutton Young was the first speaker of the house in South Dakota legislature. After attending numerous schools, she received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1960. She later attended Cornell University, University of Chicago, and the University of California. Young was on the faculty of South Dakota State University from 1907-1942, where she was reportedly a very popular instructor. Following her promotion to Professor Emeritus in 1942, she spent much of her time writing historical sketches of South Dakota, some titles including: South Dakota; An appreciation, and Dakota Again. Many of these were published privately and are now available in many libraries across South Dakota. / Among her civic contributions, Gertrude was the first president of the Brookings Branch of the American Association of University Women, a leader in the Faculty Women's Club, the Woman's Club of Brookings and various other organizations in the Brookings area and in South Dakota. / Gertrude Stickney Young died in January, 1965.
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This collection is composed of some manuscripts of Gertrude Young, including material relating to the history of the history department at South Dakota State University. Also included are some Christmas cards featuring artwork of Ada Caldwell, a close association of Young. Newspaper clippings, miscellaneous certificates, and some correspondence round out the collection.
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Open. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.
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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.
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Ada B. Caldwell ; a tribute
Brookings, S.D., Privately published, 1940.
Call number: SD Collection: ND237.C19 A3
And there were these
Brookings, S.D., Privately printed, 1958.
Call number: SD Collection: F651.Y63
Brookings, S.D., G.S. Young, 1950.
Call number: SD Collection: F651.Y61
Dr. Frederick A. Stafford in Dakota, 1884-1922
Brookings, S.D., G. S. Young, 1954.
Call number: SD Collection: F651.Y62
Glimpses of South Dakota State College 1957
Call number: Archives: S537.S6 Y68 1957
The journal of a missionary to the Yankton Sioux: 1875-1902
Pierre, S.D. : South Dakota State Historical Society, 1958.
Call number: SD Collection: F646.S6 v.29 1958
The Mennonites in South Dakota
Pierre, S.D., South Dakota Historical Society, 1921.
Call number: [SD Collection: F646.S6 v. 10 1920
The sea and the land and the sky
[s.l. : s.n., 19--?].
Call number: SD Collection: F651.5.Y68
South Dakota, an appreciation
Brookings, S.D. : [Young] 1944.
Call number: SD Collection: F651.Y6
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookings, South Dakota, 1893-1947
Brookings, S.D.? " s.n., 1947.
Call number: SD Collection: BX5980.B76 S3
William Joshua Cleveland, 1845-1910
S.l. : s.n., [1961?]
Call number: SD Collection: BX5995.C55 Y6
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