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State University Theater Records
The collection is composed of programs, posters, season ticket brochures, and photographs from the plays, musicals, and revues produced by State University Theatre.
South Dakota State University. State University Theatre
Prairie Repertory Theater Records
The collection is composed of programs, posters, season ticket brochures, and photographs from the plays, musicals, and revues produced by Prairie Repertory Theatre.
Prairie Repertory Theatre (S.D.)
American Indian Student Association Records
This collection is composed mainly of materials pertaining to the Native American Club’s activities on campus. One of the activities created by the club is the South Dakota State University Wacipi (powwow) which is a major part of this collection. Folders on the Wacipi include photographs, finances, tapes, posters, evaluations, and contest registrations. A few Folders include pictures of other activities that the Native American Club has held such as Hand games, picnics, and basketball tournaments. Also includes is general club finances and budget requests made by the club to the Student Association.
South Dakota State University. American Indian Student Association
American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program Records
This collection is composed mainly of material pertaining to the American Indian History Conference. This conference, first organized in 1992, focuses on Native American History Conference that brings American Indian speakers, artists and performers to the South Dakota State University campus for the purpose of better educating the student body, faculty and community about Native American cultures. Because this conference receives support from various parts of the university, the decision was made by the processor to place this material with the American Indian Studies Program records. Folders includes minutes, correspondence, planning documents and materials, funding materials, a list of participants, a coordinator to-do list, and CDs. A historical overview of the conference written by Dr. David Crain who served as coordinator from 1993-2007.
The collection also includes materials on the annual Consider the Century Programs. Materials include posters, CDs, and video recordings of the programs. Also included is a small amount of material dealing with the American Indian Studies Program curriculum. Folders include a syllabus for the Introduction to American Indian Studies course and a poster advertising service-learning summer program opportunities.
South Dakota State University. American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
American Indian Student Center Records
This collection focuses on the role of the American Indian Student Center on the South Dakota State University campus from 2000 to 2012. Included are materials related to events, fundraisers, and trips planned by the American Indian Student Center. The folders mainly consist of audiocassettes, video tapes, CDs and photographs that showcase these events. There are also a few flyers and emails that illuminate the information about American Indian Student Center events.
South Dakota State University. American Indian Student Center
Composed mainly of proposals to the National Science Foundation for research project. Also included are annual and semi-annual reports, publications, minutes, and some conference material.
South Dakota EPSCoR
This collection is composed mainly of slides and photographs related to Gardner's research on virus diseases of plants, with a focus on wheat streak mosaic virus and tobacco mosaic virus. Also included is material related to crop injuries related to the environment and air pollution. Other material included publications related to his research.
Gardner, Wayne S.
This collection is composed mainly of material gathered by Marquardt in relation to independent Cuban libraries. Included are articles, correspondence, and research. Also included is a small amount of campaign paraphernalia related to the presidential campaign of Bill Richardson in 2008.
This collection is composed of course notes from the welding classes that Harry Svec taught. In the course notes there is also a brief history of how welding came to be and talks about the metal work that was done long ago. There are notes that contain how to do a certain weld and different types of welds and what they work best for. Also, there are magazines for welding that highlight different things that were happening in the welding industry during this time. Also included is a poem to one of his late friends, William Allen.
This collection is composed of publication related to rammed earth structures, some of which were written by DeLong, others are collection publications. Also included are biographical material about H.H. DeLong and photographs.
DeLong, H.H. (Henry Herbert)
Collection consists of files relating to the SDSU Theatre program, productions by State University Theatre and Prairie Reparatory Theatre, slides and photographs, programs, course material, news clippings, and posters.
Johnson, James L.
The Frank Klock Papers are composed of 10 CDs of digital photographs of South Dakota State University buildings.
This collection consists of correspondence, writings, maps, field notebooks, and research projects conducted by Dr. Carter Johnson during his academic career. A large number of photographs, slides, and digital images of Johnson's research, and include various plants and trees growing in various locations throughout the United States, primarily the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Badlands National park in western South Dakota, Itasca State Park in Minnesota, and North Dakota.
Johnson, W. Carter
The Mary O’Neill Papers are composed of course material, college course notes, files related to her work with AmericaView, South DakotaView, Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium, and South Dakota State University. Also included is material related to the many research projects related to geospatial technologies, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and global positioning systems.
Joseph and Signe Stuart Papers
Work history of Joseph and Signe Stuart including lecture notes, correspondence, retirement material, material related to Signe's Badlands intermedia performance at South Dakota State University, art exhibition material, photographs, videos, sketches, and biographical information.
Stuart, Joseph, 1932-2016
The collection is composed odf a small amount of material collected by Col. Dwight L. Adams. Included is material related to casualities of soldiers from South Dakota during World War II, newspaper clippings, awards and activities of Adams, and an obituary.
Adams, Dwight L. 1922-
This collection is mainly composed of material collected by Janet Stofferan while employed by the Simplicity Pattern Company. The material give researchers a look at the day-to-day workings of field staff traveling for the company. Included is correspondence, promotional materials, newspaper clippings, information regarding insurance, travel policies, routing and payments, schedules and promotions for stylists in the fashion promotion department.
Researchers will also find a small amount of material related to Adaline Snellman Hsia, a history of home economics at South Dakota State University, course syllabi from the 1960s, and material for judges at the Little International Agricultural Exposition at South Dakota State University.
In this collection there are letters that were sent directly to George when he was president and other letters. There are also items that commemorate George for his work during his time at SDSU.
Brown, George Lincoln
Dr. Granholm’s papers span his long career at South Dakota State University as well as his interactions with the University of Winnipeg in Canada and Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. He took many detailed notes of his daily activities, events attended, and notes on book he read and conferences he attended. Included is correspondence, programs, articles, clippings, notes, and photographs.
The notebooks are composed of professional diaries, calendars, and notes. Each notebook was assigned a number by the donor and have a table of contents with page numbers in the front. Granholm recorded notes on events he attended or participated in, notes on books he read, and may contain inclusions, such as, programs, articles, and clippings.
This series consists of files on conferences which Granholm attended or participated in. Conferences programs, proceedings, schedules, and session notes.
This series consists of both letters and emails. The material is arranged both chronologically and alphabetically.
Material in this series is composed of files used in courses taught by Granholm. Courses taught include Global Studies, Honors courses, Biology courses, Botany, and Zoology. The bulk of the material is from Bioethics and Global Studies I and II. Also included are files related to an Honor Colloquium on a variety of different topics.
This series consists of files related to the Global Studies Program which Granholm headed. Included is background material on the program, correspondence, conference material, strategic plan for the program, internships, and majors
The grants material is composed of files related to research grants awarded to Granholm.
MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Granholm spent several of his sabbaticals at Manchester Metropolitan University [MMU] which established the basis of many student and faculty exchanges
Dr. Granholm was involved with several organizations during his career. Some of which he served as presidents, such as the South Dakota Academy of Science. Material consists of correspondence, notes, minutes, and photographs.
This series consists of material prepared for presentations and lectures given by Granholm. Included are notes, conference programs and proceedings, and PowerPoint presentations.
The project series is composed of other projects Granholm worked on. Included is material related to the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, a Coteau des Prairies book, and a project related to community in Clear Lake, South Dakota, a collaborative effort that included several SDSU faculty.
The research series consists of material gathered by Granholm during his career. Included are files on American Indians, the Lincoln Commission Study, and individuals.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
This material consists of files related to Granholm’s long career at SDSU. Included are files related to the Biology & Microbiology Department, committees he served on, reports, and notes from the Friday Faculty Forums.
The travel material is made up of files related to the many trips to the United Kingdom, West Africa, Mull, Scotland, Winnipeg, Canada, and Antarctica. Included are notes, schedules, photographs, and electronic media.
UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG
Dr. Granholm participated in a faculty exchange program at the University of Winnipeg where he taught ethics and global studies. Included is correspondence, writings, conferences, and photographs.
Dr. Granholm wrote many scholarly articles during his career related to his research. Included are manuscripts and off-prints of many of these articles.
The general material consists of material related to his career and included clippings, notes, professional staff evaluations, curriculum vitae, photographs, and files related to his retirement from SDSU. Also included are several files related to his work activities. These files contain documents related to his work year, such as correspondence, programs, notes, writings, and photographs.
Granholm, Nels H.
This collection is composed mainly of material related to the Conference on American Indian History and Culture and research related to the Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad Corporation in relation to railroad safety in Brookings, South Dakota.
This collection is composed of materials related to Dr. Gibbonâ€™s research on developing fuels and chemicals from biomass as replacements for petroleum-based products. The bulk of the collection is article reprints, manuscripts, correspondence, and other material related to articles Gibbons submitted to scholarly journals. The clippings files consist of newspaper and magazine articles about ethanol and ethanol production. The photographs are mainly made up of ethanol and fermentation plants and equipment. Also included are manuscripts of Gibbonâ€™s M.S. thesis and Ph. D. dissertation.
Gibbons, William Ray 1958-
This collection is composed to material related to Dr. Mary Arnold’s career. Files included material from classes she taught, writings, correspondence, and records from her work with high school journalism.
Arnold, Mary Peterson
This collection is composed of materials Dr. Woodard accumulated during his career. The materials relate to many topics, such as, American Indians, cultural and racial diversity, and nicknames of sports teams.
The bulk of the files relate to his activities with American Indians, Oak Lake Writers’ Society, South Dakota Humanities Council, South Dakota Resources Coalition, and South Dakota World Affairs Council. The content of these files may include correspondence, clippings, and grant material.
The files related to his work in the English Department at South Dakota State University are composed of course material, syllabi, tests, notes, committee files, and his work with Consider the Century and Great Plains Writers’ Conferences. Also included are audiocassettes of speakers at the Great Plains Writers’ Conference.
Material related to his publications are comprised of manuscripts, clippings, correspondence with co-authors and publishers.
Researchers will also find files related to people with whom Woodard worked. These files may contain correspondence, clippings, or writings.
Woodard, Charles 1942-
Composed of materials related to her tenure at Dean of the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University. Included are reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, presentations, notes, writings, and photographs.
Olson, Roberta K.
The collection consists mostly of the retirement book created by the SDSU library staff for Alfred G. Trump's retirement party on June 5, 1972, in Brookings. The book includes numerous letters, one telegram, several news clippings, as well as 27 color photographs of the party. It also includes two programs from the retirement party with menu. The papers also contain a certificate of recognition from the Mountain Plains Library Association, two plaques presented to Trump as token of appreciation for his commitment to South Dakota State University, and a certificate of completion from the University of Denver's Annual Institute of Archival Administration. There is also the Proclamation of Anne Trump Day (April 5, 1981) presented to Anne Trump by the Brookings City Commission.
Trump, Alfred G. (Alfred George), 1907-1994
This collection is composed of the personal papers of Hilton M. Briggs. It is composed of material related to his retirement as president of South Dakota State University and his life after his retirement. It also contains recognition materials in the form of plaques, certificates, and trophies. Included are many files related to his induction to the Saddle and Sirloin Club portrait collection. Also included are biographical materials, clippings, correspondence, writings, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Briggs, Hilton M. (Hilton Marshall), 1913-2001
Material relating to Jim Marking's career in coaching basketball as collected by him. Includes some instructional materials and basketball handouts, notes, notebooks of plays, record forms, and game programs, etc. Also includes press clippings regarding his retirement in 1974 and numerous congratulatory letters and cards for both his retirement and for his induction into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.
The collection is comprised largely of materials related to the poultry coursework of Phillip E Plumart, both as a graduate student and as a faculty member. It also includes a copy of his Master's Thesis.
Plumart, Phillip E.
Comprised of David B. Doner’s scrapbook, which largely documents his career of public service. It also includes five loose family photographs.
This collection includes printouts of 2001 emails from Geoffrey and Sue Grant to friends in USA, written while they were in Kunming, China, and recounting their experiences and views of life in Kunming and at Yunnan University. It also includes a CD-ROM with â€œHundreds of .jpg picturesâ€”Kunming, Beijing and Tibetâ€ and the draft introduction (by Ronald J. Troyer of Drake University) to what would become the book â€œSocial Control in the Peopleâ€™s Republic of Chinaâ€ (1989), which is in Box 2, File 28. One folder includes materials relating to the US and SD Departments of Transportation and to SD LTAP (Local Transportation Assistance Program).
Also included are printed materials relating to the Eisenhower Foundation sponsored trips to China, including correspondence, briefing package, journals, reports, descriptions of specific daily visits, detailing â€œimportant local officialsâ€, participants, as well as interpreters, etc. The majority are dated 1987, but there is one each from 1983 and 1984. The two from 1988 and later include SDSUâ€™s â€œChina Exchange Programâ€ and the book, â€œSocial Control in the Peopleâ€™s Republic of Chinaâ€ (1989) with a chapter by Dr. Grant, â€œThe Family and Social Control: Traditional and Modern.â€ Finally research will find approximately 49 oversize 19 in. x 13 in. color photographs of daily life in China (all that had labels stated 2001 Kunming).
Grant, Geoffrey W.
The Robert T. Wagner papers span his career from 1971 until his retirement in 1997. The records are composed of materials related to all aspects of his career at South Dakota State University. Also included is a small amount of material related to his service as Vice President at Dakota State College.
Files related to his academic teaching as a professor of Rural Sociology at SDSU are composed of correspondence, calendars, programs related to speaking engagements, and greeting cards of thanks and birthday wishes. A minimal amount of material is related to the courses he taught.
The Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs at SDSU records are composed of calendars, correspondence, clippings, newsletters, greeting cards, photographs, and certificates awarded to Wagner. A small amount of materials related to teaching can be found in these files as he still taught some classes during this time.
Records related to his presidency at SDSU make up the largest portion of this collection. These files are composed of correspondence, clippings, calendars, certificates, reports, newsletters, evaluations, and greeting cards. At the end of this material researchers will find material related to his retirement.
Wagner, Robert T.
Charles F. "Fritz" Gritzner Papers
Collection is composed of writings, teaching and research materials, and material related to his non-teaching professional activities.
Gritzner, Charles F.
Jay Dirksen was the Track and Field and Cross Country coach at South Dakota State University from 1969 to 1977. The collection consists mainly of Dirksen's files on S.D.S.U. athletes coached by him. The file include record sheets of training programs, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and other data related to the running career of each athlete. Also included are files related to Dirksen's research on cross country running.
The collection contains documents relating to the arrangements made for the Cuba trip and the political implications that surrounded the trip. Correspondence between David Martin and Senator George McGovern detail the breadth of such an undertaking. In addition, a post trip overview, numerous newspaper clippings, photographs, and radio excerpts are included in the collection.
The collection contains numerous of articles written by Wahlstrom, well as speeches and talks given by Wahlstrom relating to his research regarding the nutrition of swine. These topics include selenium poisoning, protein supplements, vitamins, and other dietary issues.
Wahlstrom, Richard C.
The collection is primarily composed of photographs collected by Billow, as well as awards, writings, correspondence, and her familyâ€™s genealogical documents and photographs. Papers and photographs relating to her role planning and organizing the 2000 and 2001 South Dakota Tours for new faculty at SDSU are also included. The scrapbook contains family genealogical documents such as birth, confirmation, and marriage documents, as well as Dr. Billowâ€™s original art including watercolors, ink drawings, and sketches.
Billow, Joye Ann
This collection is composed mainly of materials related to the Promotional Techniques for Engineers class which Benton Lee developed with Dean of Engineering Ernest Buckley in 1987. Material consists of general files for the class including lecture notes, class notebooks, and audio-visual material. Also included are personal files from 1992-2010 and cover Benton Lee's years as a graduate assistant for the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium and diversity coordinator for the College of Engineering.
In 1987, Dean of Engineering, Ernest Buckley and Mary Jo Benton Lee developed the Promotional Techniques for Engineers course. The concept was to teach journalism skills to engineering students and then ask them to promote major university-wide and state-wide events with their newly acquired skills. The ten students each year, who were hand-picked for this experience, all became student leaders.
Between 1987 and 1992, the students were routinely given budgets of $20,000 to use for the promotion of major events that drew speakers and participants from around the country. These events, all sponsored by the College of Engineering, included an Impact '87 Trade Fair, a Making Connections ethics seminar, and an Expanding Horizons Together entrepreneurship workshop.
The Promotional Techniques for Engineers Class series is composed of general files, class lecture notes, class notebooks on promotional campaigns, and audio-visual material. An item of note is the proceedings from the American Society of Engineering Education conference which includes a paper that explains the promotional techniques class in detail (page 1-8).
The Class Projects series is composed of promotional campaign material for various projects that the class worked on. Included are files on the Entrepreneurs' Workshop (Expanding Horizons Together - A Seminar on Entrepreneurship Opportunities), the Impact '87 Trade Fair, and the Seminar on Ethics (Making Connections - A Seminar on Ethics in a Technological Society). Included are promotional campaign reports which details the promotional techniques the class used for each project.
The Personal Files series is composed of other College of Engineering material that Benton Lee collected during her tenure. Included are files of the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium while she was a graduate assistant (1992-1998) during the time when South Dakota's tribal colleges were incorporated into the Consortium. Also included are files while she served as the Diversity Coordinator for the College of Engineering (1998-2010). Benton Lee took this position after she completed her Ph.D. in Sociology in 1998.
South Dakota State University-Flandreau Indian School Success Academy is an early and intensive college preparatory program for American Indian high school students. This material includes reports and a history of the Flandreau Indian School.
Lee, Mary Jo Benton
In the course of his research over the last ten years, Associate Professor Matthew Cecil has used the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act to collect the J. Edgar Hoover-era FBI files of hundreds of prominent journalists. In all, Cecil has collected nearly 90,000 pages of FBI information. The files have provided the raw material for several scholarly publications and Cecil has several more, along with a book project, in the works.
The folders consist of photocopied files provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the request of Dr. Cecil. The documents were reviewed under the Freedom on Information/Privacy Acts, Title 5, United Stated Code, Section 552/552a by the FBI. Deletions were made to protect information which was exempt from disclosure. A deleted page information sheet was inserted in the file to indicate where pages were withheld. These sheets will be found in the folders.
Most of the material in the folders is made up of correspondence and clippings from newspapers and tearsheets from magazines and other publications. Researchers will also find case reports, FBI teletype (a message sent and received via a teleprinter-character printer connected to a telegraph that operates like a typewriter), routing slips, memoranda, telegrams, surveillance reports, news releases, interviews, essays, investigations, and typescripts.
While the strength of this collection lies in journalism and the J. Edgar Hoover era of the FBI, the topics of the collection covers a wide variety of subjects, from Communism and McCarthyism to organized crime, kidnapping, death threats, and the Kennedy Assassination and smear campaigns.
Some photocopies provided by the FBI are difficult to read. When this occurred, a sheet was inserted in the file that states:
"The best copy obtainable is included in the reproduction of these documents. Pages included that are blurred, lights, or otherwise difficult to read are the result of the condition of the original document. No better copy can be reproduced."
Some of the material received were water damaged. While no mold is present, the papers are warped and wrinkled. They are dry but may become brittle over time. These folders have been marked as "water damaged." The Archives reserves the right to refuse photocopy requests if these materials become too fragile or may be damaged by the photocopying process.
This collection is composed of material related to activities of Dr. Alexander. The bulk of the material is composed of files related to her writing and speeches. Folders consist of correspondence, research, agreements with publishers, grant material, and manuscripts. Researchers will also find records related to her term on the Brookings School Board including material related to her campaign, papers related to her involvement in Chautauqua, and records dealing with her term as head of the English Department at South Dakota State University, with a small amount of material related to courses she taught. Also included is material related to various other activities conducted by Alexander, such as her involvement with the Episcopal Church, and research dealing with women, women's rights, pioneer women, feminism and sexism. Also included are files related to Alexander’s term serving on the South Dakota Commission on the Status of Women.
Alexander, Ruth Ann
This collection is composed of materials created by F. Robert Gartner in relation to his research, activities, presentations, and writings. Gartner's research is composed of material related to range management such as, prescribed burning mechanical treatments, chemical applications, wildlife, livestock, and erosion; and studies on various ranches in the Black Hills area of South Dakota. Also included are publications collected by Gartner in relation to his research. Researchers will also find a large amount of photographic images related to Gartner's research which consists of slides, photographs and negatives.
Gartner, F. Robert
This collection is composed of material collected by J.P. Hendrickson in his work with the South Dakota Constitutional Revision Commission and the writing of the Home Rule Charter for Brookings, South Dakota in 1996. Folders contain reports, commission documents, minutes, correspondence, material relating to constitutional amendments, and notes.
Hendrickson, J.P. (John P.) 1923-2002
This collection is composed of the papers of Robert V. Burns. The bulk of the collection is related to the NAFTA Conference arranged by Dr. Burns in 2000, the South Dakota Executive Branch reorganization, and material associated with his involvement as a commissioner on the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (W.I.C.H.E.).
The NAFTA Conference material deals with the Canadian/United States Agricultural Trade Issues Emerging form NAFTA conference. Included is correspondence with participants, and government officials, publications, publicity, talking points, conference proceedings, and a copy of South Dakota governor William Janklow's keynote speech. The South Dakota Executive Branch Reorganization includes material associated with the Citizen's Commission on Executive Reorganization on which Dr. Burns served. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is composed meeting agenda books and publications of the commission.
Also included are minutes, agenda and correspondence associated with the various committees and commissions on which Burns served, such as the National Commission on the Cost of Higher Education, the Constitutional Revision Commission, files pertaining to railroad safety in Brookings, South Dakota, judicial elections, and a file pertaining to his State Representative campaign in 1980.
Burns, Robert V. (Robert Vincent)
This collection is composed of reports on experiments conducted at the Big Stone Power Plant, collected material, files related to his consulting work with Dorand Engineering Services, personal material consisting of correspondence, class lectures, research, community involvement, and publications.
Dornbush, James N.
This collection is composed of appointment books, correspondence, clippings, certificates, biographical material, photographs, material published by Dr. Hogan, and material collected by Dr. Hogan in his research.
Hogan, Edward Patrick 1939-
This collection is composed of material related to activities in which Evans was involved in during his career, newspaper clippings of articles featuring Evans, reviews of books and poetry written by Evans, material collected and gathered by Evans over the course of his trips to China and the writings the occurred as a result of these trips, publications, poems and books authored or co-authored by Evans and published, Evans works as they appeared in anthologies, textbooks and other publications, reviews of Evans works as reviewed by his peers, and manuscripts of poems, essays, writings and talks.
Included are files related to his work as Poet Laureate of South Dakota, articles related to his career as a writer, correspondence, diaries, research, copies of published books, clippings, journals, and manuscripts of early versions of Evans works that include notations by the author.
Evans, David Allan
The John E. Miller papers are composed of materials collected by Dr. Miller during his career. Included is course material, interviews, talks, writings, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and friends and colleagues. The bulk of the material is Laura Ingalls Wilder and research for his many other writings.
The general material consists of files related to Dr. Miller’s personal life outside of teaching and writing. He was involved with many organizations, such as the South Dakota Humanities Council, the South Dakota State Historical Society, Phi Kappa Phi, and history conferences, such as the Midwestern History Association and the Dakota History Conference. Included are correspondence, photographs, awards, articles about Miller, SDSU material, and family files.
Dr. Miller taught many courses during his tenure as a faculty member of the History Department at South Dakota State University. Courses include U.S. History, South Dakota history, American economic history, and methods and philosophy of history. After his retirement he taught Osher Lifetime Learning Institute [OLLI] courses on many topics such as the great depression, U.S. president and legislators, and democracy. Included are course notes, exams, and other material related to teaching history.
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES
This material is composed of material gathered on friends and colleagues. Included is correspondence, articles, clippings, and photographs.
Dr. Miller conducted many oral history interviews during the course of his career. The recordings include many important historical figures, such as George McGovern and John Wooden, as well as prominent members of the South Dakota State University community, and SDSU faculty, staff, and administrators. His early interviews were recorded on audiocassettes, and eventually upgraded to digital recorders. There are some transcripts and permission forms for these recordings, but not all.
See the audiovisual and electronic media series for the recordings.
TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, ETC.
This series consists of many talks, presentations, and workshops given by Dr. Miller throughout his career. He also served on panels at conferences, including the Dakota History Conference and Laurapalooza. Included are notes used articles, journals, books, and research material.
LAURA INGALLS WILDER
Dr. Miller is one of America's leading authorities on Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane, having written many books and articles on the Wilder’s. Material consists of 16 boxes of research on books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, the Ingalls-Wilder family, places where Wilder lived, notebooks of handwritten notes, critiques of other authors works on Wilder, articles and clippings on related to Wilder, research gathered from manuscript collections related to Wilder, other authors works, and Dr. Miller’s writings.
Dr. Miller wrote many articles, books, and reviews during his career. He also wrote book chapters, collaborated with other authors, and encyclopedia entries. He was a very prolific writer and it is difficult to know whether everything he ever wrote is included in the collection. Included are manuscripts, books, articles, book proposals, notes, and correspondence with other authors and publishers.
The research material is composed of material collected by Dr. Miller for various projects. Researchers will find material on topics such as politics, elections, democracy, U.S. and South Dakota history, sports, small towns, and creativity; and historical figures such as Johnny Carson, Lawrence Welk, Sam Walton, John Wooden, Walt Disney, George McGovern, Karl Mundt, Alvin Hanson and many others too numerous to list. This material was used in his writings and in teaching his courses at SDSU.
Included are 40 boxes of articles and clippings from newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, books, and online research gathered during his many trips to archives, historical societies and libraries. The material consists of notebooks and handwritten notes, writings, publications, books, and photographs. The majority of the material is photocopies, but some books, magazines, and journals are also included.
The Brookings County research is composed of research gathered by John E. Miller from the Donald D. Parker Collection held at the Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Donald D. Parker was Head of the History Department at South Dakota State University from 1943-1965. Folders consist mainly of research on early Brookings County, South Dakota and covers the years from circa 1870-1930.
The Hubert B. Mathews and Hubert Jean Mathieu Hubert B. Mathews attended Dakota Agricultural College in Brookings in 1888 and accepted a position on the college staff in 1893. He became head of the physics Department, and was the first acting dean of the Division of Engineering. He was Vice President at South Dakota State College. H.B. Mathews coordinated much of the building work on the campus during the first half of the 20th century. Mathews Hall, a dormitory on campus, is named in his honor. Professor Mathews served twice as the Mayor of Brookings from 1907-1910 and again from 1915-1917. Hubert Jean Mathieu, son of Hubert B. Mathews, graduated from South Dakota State College in 1919. He then studied painting under Harvey Dunn. He is known for his Our Democracy editorial cartoons that appeared in such magazines as the Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, Ladies Home Journal, McCall’s and Cosmopolitan in the 1940s. He changed the spelling of the family name back to the original French spelling of Mathieu, supposedly for art reasons. He used the name "Mat" as his signature on many of his works.
Because of their relationship as father and son and their similar names, researchers should look at each folder carefully to ensure the correct information is gathered as material for both men is interfiled. Included are drawing of the campus of South Dakota State University by Hubert J. Mathieu as well as several of the Our Democracy editorial cartoons. The notes file was compiled by Dr. Miller and includes a notebook and several homemade note cards. The photograph file consists only of one photocopied page of three photographs of both Hubert B. and Hubert J.
The Brookings County Democratic Party records are composed of material given to John E. Miller by Ruby Mershon. Her father, Paul, was county chairman of the Brookings Democratic Party during the 1950s. Folders contain clippings, campaign material, newsletters, financial material, programs, and sample ballots. Some items of note include an official program and souvenir banner commemorating the visit of President John F. Kennedy to St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1962.
The South Dakota State University: A pictorial history, 1881-2006 research consists mainly of photocopies of clippings, articles, and yearbooks etc. Researchers will find material related to all areas of the history of South Dakota State University, from activities, athletics and administration to buildings, Hobo Day, and alumni, students and faculty.
The Looking for History of Highway 14 series is composed of research gathered by John E. Miller for this book. The book highlights fifteen towns and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Folders consist of research gathered while compiling chapters for this book and include newspapers, county history books, photographs, and notes by Miller.
AUDIOVISUAL AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA
This series consists of 231 audiocassettes, 10 digital recorders, 17 CDs, 1 DVD, 18 USB flash drives, 24 SD Cards as well as some born digital material.
Miller, John E. 1945-2020
This collection is composed of three diaries of J.M Aldrich during his tenure as a student at Dakota Agricultural College from 1885-1888. The diaries give an invaluable account on life as a student during the early years of the college.
The diaries are separated into three volumes, one for each year Aldrich was a student at the college. Between 1930 and 1932, Aldrich made typewritten transcripts copied from his original diaries and included parenthetical comments for clarification. Each daily entry states the day and date, which are underlined, and relate Aldrich's daily activities. Most of the entries are trivial, recounting the activity of each day, but give an excellent portrayal of the atmosphere of Dakota Territory life in the 1880's. Topics included in the diaries range from accounts of his journeys between his home in Minnesota to Brookings to administrative upsets such as President George Lilley losing his position to Lewis McLouth.
Aldrich, John Merton, 1866-1934
This collection is composed of the papers of Sherwood O. Berg. Material is composed of papers related to the National Advisory Commission on Food and Fiber, the United States Agency for International Development, organizations, biographical papers, and speeches. Also included is some material related to Berg’s term as president of South Dakota State University
The National Advisory Commission on Food and Fiber was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 4, 1965 on which Sherwood O. Berg served as chairperson. This material makes up the bulk of the collections and is composed of correspondence, reports, hearing and meeting records, and publications. This material covers a range of topics from cotton and hunger to agriculture and government policies.
Berg, Sherwood O. (Sherwood Olman) 1919-2014