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Robert F. Karolevitz Papers

  • MA 039
  • Papers
  • 1833-2011

The papers of Robert F. Karolevitz (1922-) span the years 1833-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1910-1999. The collection is composed personal, professional, and research files, as well as photographs.

The personal files span the years 1894-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1968-1981. The bulk of this series is composed of material relating to personal areas of Karolevitz's life not directly related with his professional writing career. The exception to this would be the correspondence series which is composed of material related to both his professional and personal life and includes correspondence with family members and friends. Materials include audio visual material, awards and recognition, clubs and organizations, committees and boards, correspondence, education, ephemera and collected materials, family, financial and legal documents, and material related to Karolevitz’s other interests and activities.

The professional files span the years 1947-2002, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-1969. The series consists of material created by Karolevitz during his career. Included are articles that were published in various periodicals, manuscripts and other material related to books written by Karolevitz, columns written for several different newspapers, commercial writing and advertising material, political ghostwriting material and speech files. Also included is material related to publishers, other writings, and other material related to writings, such as layout material, rejection slips, and catalogs that listed his books for sale.

The research files span the years 1833-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1910-1999. The series is composed of material collected by Karolevitz relating either directly to research for books and articles that he wrote or material that was of interest to him. Material consists mainly of clippings of newspapers and magazine articles, publications, booklets, brochures, pamphlets, photographs and illustrations, correspondence, notes written by Karolevitz and other miscellaneous collected material. Many folders contain only one or a few items.

The photographs are composed of images Karolevitz collected and used in his many publications. Included are images related to automobiles, journalism, medicine, religion, people, and places.

Karolevitz, Robert F.

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Papers

  • MA 019
  • Papers
  • 1862, 1901, 1925-2021, undated

This collection is composed of manuscripts of books and articles written by Sneve, as well as research materials and correspondence from both publishers and fans. General items include materials related to Sneve's career such as speaking engagements and awards, as well as biographical material, journals, and hard cover copies of many of her books.

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk, 1933-

John E. Miller Papers

  • UA 053.015
  • Papers
  • 1865-2020

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.

GENERAL MATERIAL
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.

COURSE MATERIALS.
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.

INTERVIEWS.
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.

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.

RESEARCH
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

N.E. Hansen

  • UA 053.004
  • Papers
  • 1879-2004

The N.E. Hansen papers represent a comprehensive archive chronicling the career of Niels Ebbesen Hansen. The collection encompasses a diverse range of materials, including authored articles, bulletins, and circulars from Hansen's tenure at the South Dakota Experiment Station, as well as field notebooks, and ledgers from the South Dakota Horticultural Society.

Contributions from Helen Hansen Loen, Hansen's granddaughter, further enrich the collection with addresses, correspondence, journals, and travel documents, offering a deeper understanding of his professional and personal life. Notable highlights include addresses delivered by Hansen at prestigious events like the International Congress of Genetics in Berlin, underscoring his scholarly impact.

The collection's breadth extends to reports on forestry, sheep, and forage crops, reflecting Hansen's diverse interests. Manuscripts delve into topics ranging from agricultural practices to fine arts, while photographs document Hansen's expeditions to Siberia and Northern China, providing visual context to his exploratory work. Of particular significance are Hansen's manuscripts examining Soviet Russia's socio-political and economic landscape from 1934 to 1937. These writings offer valuable insights into agricultural collectivization, industrialization, and societal dynamics during that period, complementing Hansen's broader contributions to agricultural science.

Hansen, N.E. (Niels Ebbesen), 1866-1950

N.E. Hansen among the Kirghiz Tartars in Semipalatinsk, Siberia in 1913

  • UA53-04-0124
  • Photograph
  • 1913-05-29 to 1913-11-08
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

N.E. Hansen (wearing black collared overcoat and a hat) is standing by two horses drawing an unknown type of machinery, possible a planter of some king, there are three men, one driving and two sitting on the planter, the photograph was taken while N.E. Hansen was among the Kirghiz Tartars in Semipalatinsk, Siberia

Courtyard in Semipalatinsk, Russia in 1913

  • UA53-04-0125
  • Photograph
  • 1913-05-29 to 1913-11-08
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

People in a courtyard by a large ornate tower made of brick with a crumbling archway, Russian words written in Cyrillic script is on the building, taken during N.E. Hansen's trip to Semipalatinsk, Russia

E.S. (Edgar Sharp) McFadden Papers

  • MA 053
  • Papers
  • 1914-2014

The collection consists of materials relating to his work with research and production of small grains such as wheat, oats, and flax, and in particular the development of Hope Wheat. In addition, the collection contains biographical information about McFadden and his writings and speeches.

McFadden, Edgar S. (Edgar Sharp), 1891-1956

South Dakota Farmers Union Records

  • MA 012
  • Records
  • 1914-2009

The records are comprised of correspondence, meeting minutes, publications, scrapbooks, photographs, oral history interviews, audio-visual materials, and the records of local unions.

South Dakota Farmers Union

George C. Biggar Papers

  • MA 001
  • Papers
  • 1916-1988

This collection encompasses materials related to George Biggar's career in radio, highlighting his contributions to agricultural and farm programs, as well as entertainment broadcasts. The collection is composed of a wide range of materials including audiocassettes, biographical sketches, clippings, scripts, a Master of Science thesis, miscellaneous items, photographs, publications, tours documentation, tributes, writings, and materials related to a World War II trip. These items offer insights into various aspects spanning from personal history to historical events, with a particular focus on the World War II trip and its related materials.

Biggar, George C. (George Cecil) 1899-1989

Kathleen Norris Papers

  • MA 047
  • Papers
  • 1919-2020

The collection is composed of manuscripts, correspondence, galley proofs, research, books and publications related to her published works of fiction and nonfiction.
The general material is composed of Norris' juvenilia from Bennington College, instructors' mid-term and final reports of her course work from college, and biographies and interviews of Norris conducted by various media organizations. Also included is a collection of notebooks from the early 1970's to 2009. These notebooks are spiral bound and appear to be daily journals with notes and drafts of poems and essays. They also contain postcards, clippings, business cards, prayer cards, photographs, recipes, etc. Of note is the manuscript for “Elizabeth Kray’s Letters, Memos, and Notes to Marie Bullock: Two Great Ladies of American Poetry”. A 1937 edition of “Conversation at Midnight” by Edna St. Vincent Millay and signed by John H. Norris is also included.
Poetry is composed of Norris' poetry in anthologies, books, catalogs, chapbooks, contributions, and periodicals. These publications all include Norris' poetry, and some also include works by her husband, David Dwyer, (this will be noted on the front of the folder).
Nonfiction books consist of draft and annotated manuscript pages, galley proofs, cover art and typeface layout, book jackets, book notes, correspondence, research, reviews, audio books, international editions, promotional material, book tour information, advance proofs, hard cover and paperback books. Material varies with each book title. This material is arranged alphabetically by publication title.
Other writings consist mainly of essays, reviews, and sermons published in journals, anthologies, books, textbooks, etc. Also included are scripture reflections for daily devotions, Afterword’s, Forewords, Introductions, Prefaces, and Symposia to which Norris has contributed.
Works mentioning Norris are also included. They are composed of publications with articles mention Kathleen Norris.

Norris, Kathleen, 1947-

Vivian V. Volstorff Papers

  • UA 053.012
  • Papers
  • 1921-1976

This collection is composed of material from Volstorff's personal and professional life. Folders includes personal records retained during her tenure as Dean of Women, records from her work with campus organizations, planning documents, and personal information and correspondence. Also included are Volstorff's many speeches and writings, including research and drafts for her book, Winds of Change.

Volstorff, Vivian V. (Vivian Virginia), 1907-2002

South Dakota Crop Improvement Association Records

  • MA 029
  • Records
  • 1923-1973, 2000, undated

Consists mainly of minutes and agendas from meetings of the SDCIA, along with the programs, letters, reports and pamphlets that were dealt with in each meeting. The minutes include minutes from the annual meetings, board of directors meetings, committee meetings and district meetings. There are programs for the annual meetings, crop shows and banquets. The letters include correspondence with members of the Crop Improvement Associations of other states and with the national Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies, as well as between SDCIA members. The reports include financial reports and statements, and also reports on the activities of the organization. The pamphlets include the SDCIA newsletter (The Crop Improvement Reporter), CIA newsletters from the surrounding states, booklets of weed laws, and seed certification manuals. In addition there is a history article that was prepared for the agency’s 75th anniversary in the year 2000.

The collection also contains photographs. These are primarily photos of the various crop shows and field days held by the SDCIA.

South Dakota Crop Improvement Association

Garden in Harbin, China in 1924

  • UA53-04-0008
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Ornamental plantings in a garden in Harbin, China; written in pencil on the back: Garden at Harbin 1924

Park in Harbin, China in 1924

  • UA53-04-0010
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Tree surrounded by a small lattice fence in a park in Harbin, China; written in pencil on the back: Park at Harbin 1924

Park in Harbin, China in 1924

  • UA53-04-0011
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Garden feature by a small lattice fence in a park in Harbin, China; written in pencil on the back: Park at Harbin 1924

Park in Harbin, China in 1924

  • UA53-04-0014
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Child running by the ornamental plantings surrounded by a fence in a park in Harbin, China; written in pencil on the back: Park at Harbin 1924

Park in Harbin, China in 1924

  • UA53-04-0015
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Ornamental plantings surrounded by a fence in a park in Harbin, China; written in pencil on the back: Park at Harbin 1924

N.E. Hansen in a rickshaw in northern China in 1924

  • UA53-04-0084
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

N.E. Hansen and another man are sitting in rickshaws while Hansen was on the hunt for pears in northern China, there are several children surrounding them; written in pencil on the back: 1924 Hunting for Pears Niels Hansen north China

Dock at the port in Tokyo Bay at Yokahama, Japan in 1924

  • UA53-04-0113
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Steamer ship by the dock at the port in Tokyo Bay at Yokahama, Japan, there are people waiting to board the ship on the dock, a small boat is in the water in the foreground, the ship is possibly a steamer ship called the Admiral from a line of ships owned and operated by the United States government; written in pencil on the back: Yokohama 1924

Garden in Harbin, China in 1924

  • UA53-04-0016
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Ornamental plantings in a park in Harbin, China; written in pencil on the back: Garden at Harbin 1924

Railway station in Saolin in northern China in 1924

  • UA53-04-0074
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Man walking down the stairs at the railway station in Saolin in northern China, a young girl is standing at the foot of the stairs; written in pencil on the back: Railway station Saolin North China 1924

Temple in Seoul, Korea in 1924

  • UA53-04-0102
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

People walking on a street toward a temple in Seoul, Korea in 1924; written in pencil on the back: Seoul, Korea 1924

Steamer ship at the port on Tokyo Bay at Yokohama, Japan in 1924

  • UA53-04-0118
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Passengers waiting to board a steamer ship by the dock at the port in Tokyo Bay at Yokahama, Japan, the ship is possibly a steamer ship called the Admiral from a line of ships owned and operated by the United States government; written in pencil on the back: Yokohama 1924

Park in Harbin, China in 1924

  • UA53-04-0013
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Ornamental plantings surrounded by a fence in a park in Harbin, China; written in pencil on the back: Park at Harbin 1924

N.E. Hansen at bazaar in Harbin, China, 1924

  • UA53-04-0017
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Man smiles for the camera while N.E. Hansen is looking the fruit he has for sale at a bazaar in Harbin, China; written in pencil on the back: Harbin 1924

N.E. Hansen and Manchu mountain farmer in Myfun in northern China in 1924

  • UA53-04-0073
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

N.E. Hansen and native Manchu mountain farmer in Myfun in northern China in 1924, note the noodles and squash drying in the background; written in pencil on the back: Myfun, North China N.E. Hansen and native Manchu mountain farmer note macaroni hung up in rear and dried squash

Fruit peddlers at Anda in northern China in 1924

  • UA53-04-0088
  • Photograph
  • 1924-07-26 to 1924-10-17
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Fruit peddlers at Anda in northern China, a man is walking across the tracks of the Trans-Siberian Railway, there are soybeans temporarily stored in covered bins awaiting shipment in the background; written in pencil on the back: Soybeans stored ready for shipment at Anda, North China 1924

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