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Research Notebooks

Research notes recorded by Edgar S. McFadden. Research was conducted on barley verities: Success, Hanna, Gold, Minn 105, Odinbrucker, Gatami, Nepal, Hamchen; winter wheat varieties: Turkey, Red Chaff, Kharkov; Rye varieties; and Oats varieties: Ruakura, White Tartarian, Acme, Pelissur, Black Persian. Also included is correspondence between McFadden and J.A. Clark, Assistant Agronomist in charge of Western Wheat Investigation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry.

Correspondence

Letter from Karl S. Quisenberry, Association Agronomist, Western Wheat Investigation, to Edgar S. McFadden in regards to Marquis-Emmer wheat. Included is the planting plan for the Marquis-Emmer selection back-crossed on Marquis to be planted in head rows at Mandan, North Dakota and Webster, South Dakota.

Correspondence

H.L. Loucks responds to the R.F. Pettigrew and expresses sorrow for the current condition of Mrs. Pettigrew. Loucks also returns to his manuscript in speaking about how he wishes to take his time to write his statements and that Pettigrew may read and revise at his leisure, as there is no imminent reason that Loucks manuscript must be ready.

Linda Hall Daschle Papers

  • DA 11
  • Papers
  • 1962-2004

The Linda Hall Daschle Collection is composed of records created and collected by Linda Daschle during her career in aviation and her husband's career in the U.S. Congress. Included are awards and recognition that she received related to her work for various private and federal aviation associations and offices. Her collection also contains materials such as correspondence, press clips, and audio-visual recordings created during her career in the Federal Aviation Administration. Of note are letters from President Clinton and Vice President Gore, and remarks by Gore at the International Conference on Aviation Safety and Security in 1997.

Collected materials such as correspondence, trip schedules, weekly reports, and clippings from Tom Daschle's political career are included, as well as numerous audio-visual recordings of his speeches, interviews, and other activities. The remainder of the collection is comprised of plans, materials, and clippings of Tom Daschle's campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, particularly the races against Clint Roberts and James Abdnor.

Daschle, Linda Hall, 1955-

Religion: Share South Dakota

Correspondence, minutes, and other documents related to Share South Dakota, an organization to better conditions among Indian Americans in South Dakota. Ben Reifel served as vice president to this organization.

South Dakota Memorial Art Center

Correspondence, publications, and other documents related to Ben Reifel's dealings with the South Dakota Memorial Art Center, including his American Indian art collection and his service on their board of directors.

Federal Laws Relating to Campaigns

Booklets about laws relating to federal corrupt practices and political activities, as well as a letter to republican nominees like Ben Reifel from the National Republican Congressional Committee in regards to filing reports of campaign receipts and expenditures.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence for 1946-1949

Correspondence between Ben Reifel, members of the Association on American Indian Affairs, and the secretary of Harvard University in regards to his acceptance at the university, and his temporary leave from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence for 1950-1951

Correspondence in regards to Ben Reifel and an article he wrote for the Christian Science Monitor while he was at Harvard. Also includes correspondence between Reifel and the Department of the Interior in regards to his studies of relocation for Crow Creek and Lower Brule reservations.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence for 1952-1963

Correspondence congratulating Ben Reifel on the thesis he wrote during his education at Harvard University. Also includes correspondence in regards to his being named the Superintendent of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence for 1960

Correspondence between Ben Reifel's campaign manager and those in charge of certain events and schools, arranging for Ben to speak. Also includes itineraries of events that Ben attends.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence for 1963

Letters of thanks written to Ben Reifel by other members of Congress in regards to him sending them copies of the Indian Prayers he shared at the Prayer Group. Also includes letters asking Ben Reifel if he would contribute any items to the Historic Costume and Textile Collection at South Dakota State College.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence for 1965

Correspondence in regards to the items Ben Reifel loaned to the Department of Textiles and Clothing at South Dakota State University, as well as memorial cards, and information pertaining to prints and films that were borrowed for certain events.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence for 1966

Correspondence pertaining to Ben Reifel's re-election victory, as well as lists of sessions to attend at the Third Annual Conference on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, which Ben Reifel was a speaker.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence for 1967

Birthday cards and letters for Ben Reifel, as well as correspondence pertaining to giving his files and records to South Dakota. Also includes correspondence pertaining to Ben Reifels campaign for the following year.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence for 1968

Correspondence in regards to the buckskin vest Ben Reifel loaned to the Department of Textiles and Clothing at South Dakota State University, as well as speeches and statements from Ben Reifel pertaining to the problems facing Indian people.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence for 1969

Correspondence in regards to Ben Reifel being asked to become part of the faculty at Northern State University, University of South Dakota, and South Dakota State University. Also includes items such as birthday cards and letters and minutes from the Bishop Hare Home Board Meeting.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence for 1971

Correspondence between Ben Reifel and the Rock County Star Herald, as well as a citation for Ben Reifel's Honorary Doctrate Degree in Humanities from South Dakota State University.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence for 1976-1980

Correspondence in regards to The Grand Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokees and their Constitution, as well as letters of congratulations to Ben Reifel for being the recipient of the First Distinguished Award in the Humanities.

Correspondence

Letters and cards of congratulations to Ben Reifel for winning the political race for Congress.

Ben Reifel's Correspondence with Gerald R. Ford

Correspondence between Gerald R. Ford and Ben Reifel pertaining to Gerald expressing his appreciation for Ben's hardwork and his help in passing the President's tax package. Also includes a birthday letter to Ben from Gerald.

Ben Reifel Correspondence With Linda Hasselstrom

Letter from Congressman Ben Reifel to Linda M. Hasselstrom of Sioux City, Iowa in regards to an article written in the July 11, 1965 issue of the Rapid City Journal about the Sun Dance. Included is a clipping of the article and an additional Rapid City Journal article about Crazy Horse.

Moral Re-Armament

Minutes from the meeting of the Department of Racial and Cultural Relations, as well as correspondence in regards to Moral Re-Armament, which Ben Reifel supported.

National Park Service

Correspondence between Ben Reifel and members of Congress in regards to his appointment as assistant for Indian Affairs to the Director of National Park service.

Ben Reifel Interactions with Indian Council Fire

Correspondence between Ben Reifel and members of the Indian Council Fire in regards to his becoming the Chairman of the Indian Achievement Award and being put on the national board of the Indian Council Fire Publications, Inc.

Religion: Share South Dakota

Correspondence, minutes, and other documents related to Share South Dakota, an organization to better conditions among Indian Americans in South Dakota. Ben Reifel served as vice president to this organization.

Religion: Prayer Breakfast Meetings

Correspondence and other documents related to House Prayer Breakfast group meetings, a forum for notable political, social, and business figures to meet and build relationships. Reifel held the positions of secretary, vice president, and president for the group.

South Dakota Memorial Art Center

Correspondence, publications, and other documents related to Ben Reifel's dealings with the South Dakota Memorial Art Center, including his American Indian art collection and his service on their board of directors.

Ben Reifel Trip to Europe

Itineraries from trips to the different countries Ben Reifel visited in Europe, as well as thank you letters from Ben to everyone who helped them while they were on their trip.

Incredible Gladys Pyle Collection

  • MA 020
  • Collection
  • 1918-1987

"The Incredible Gladys Pyle" Collection consists of clippings, correspondence, financial records, manuscripts, research, transcripts and audio cassettes.

The clippings include advertisements for the published book and clippings of Gladys Pyle on her 96th birthday. The correspondence includes letters on the publication of the book and letters from Gladys Pyle noting corrections for the book. Included is a handwritten letter from Governor Sigurd Anderson praising Gladys Pyle and her contributions to South Dakota politics.

The financial records are minimal and include itemized lists of expenses. There are two manuscripts for the book, one is with the published title "The Incredible Gladys Pyle", and the other with an alternative title "Gladys Pyle: Always a Pioneer". The transcripts appear to accompany only one set of audiocassettes. Included with the transcripts are notebooks with interview questions for Miss Pyle.

Pyle, Gladys, 1890-1989

H.L. Loucks Correspondence with R. F. Pettigrew

  • MA 023
  • Collection
  • 1914-1916

Composed of correspondence between Henry Langford Loucks and Richard F. Pettigrew during the years 1914-1916. The content of the letters is mainly political in nature, dealing with issues of the progressive movement in the United States in the early 1900's. The collection also contains photographs, and published editorials and a pamphlet written by Loucks.

Loucks, Henry L. (Henry Langford) 1846-1928

Brookings Rotary Club Records

  • MA 031
  • Records
  • 1920-1999

The Brookings Rotary Club Records consist of newsletters, reports to the district governor, photographs, clippings, minutes, and several other miscellaneous items.

The newsletters span the years 1920 to 1998 but some years from 1963 to 1981 are missing. These are very informative and include information on meetings, club officers, attendance, meeting guests, and other miscellaneous items.

The reports to the district governor span the years 1977 to 1999 but are missing years from 1985 to 1993. There are some items that appeared to have been part of these reports but were not bound together as a report. These include committee reports, president's plans and comments, and summary of club plans and objectives.

Also included are minutes, but these only cover the years 1980 to 1984. Some of the general items include attendance reports, certificates and awards, by-laws, constitution, some correspondence, directories, a history of Brookings Rotary, information on the book project, and district conference planning and programs.

Brookings Rotary Club (Brookings, S.D.)

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.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn Papers

  • MA 042
  • Papers
  • 1932-2016

This collection consists of biographical material about Cook-Lynn; correspondence; writings by Cook-Lynn including articles, books, editorials, essays, novels, novellas, poetry, and book reviews; material related to her teaching career as well as research project and other activities in which she was involved; material related to the Wicazo Sa Review: a Journal of Native Studies for which she was editor; and material related to Native American issues and topics.

Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth

Lonita Gustad Corothers Papers

  • MA 048
  • Papers
  • 1942-2010

Composed of Lonita Gustad Corothers' diaries from 1946 through 2010, excerpts from and a timeline index of the diaries, correspondence with Tom Corothers written primarily during their courtship, a grief notebook written after her husband died, and her original writings and poetry. Of note are the daily descriptions of her experiences as a student at South Dakota State College from 1946 to 1950.

Corothers, Lonita Gustad

Audrae Visser Collection

  • MA 052
  • Collection
  • 1938-2002

The materials in this collection were collected and donated by Dr. Charles Woodard of the South Dakota State University English Department. The collection is primarily composed of correspondence between Audrae Visser and Dr. Woodard and includes many of her writings to fulfill class assignments. Also included are photographs she took and written accounts of her frequent travel vacations, as well as materials related to her awards, honors, and activities as a poet and as a member of numerous organizations.

This collection consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs, and many poetic and prose writings by Visser including book reviews and reports, speeches, and a Pioneer Humor Project undertaken to fulfill the requirements of the Heritage of the Prairies Institute at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota.

Visser, Audrae 1919-2001

Faculty Housing Company, Inc. Records

  • MA 070
  • Records
  • 1952-1963

The Faculty Housing Company records are composed primarily of meeting minutes (annual, special, and board of directors meetings), stock holder information, and letters written to stockholders from incorporation in 1952 to dissolution in 1963. The collection also includes advertisement brochures and signs of the company, correspondences with stockholders, floor plans of the corporation's property, and quarterly reports.

Faculty Housing Company, Inc. (Brookings, S.D.)

South Dakota State Poetry Society Records

  • MA 072
  • Records
  • 1926-2015

The materials in this collection were gathered by various officers and members of South Dakota State Poetry Society. The collection consists of historical information, board meeting notes and minutes, correspondence, publications by the organization, publications by South Dakota poets, and the 2015 Poet Laureate recommendation to the Governor.

South Dakota State Poetry Society

Frank E. Denholm Papers

  • MA 074
  • Papers
  • 1934-2016

The Frank E. Denholm Papers consist mostly of materials generated during the time he served as the representative to South Dakota’s First Congressional District, from 1971 to 1975. These materials document his work for rural America, particularly his effort to reinstate the Rural Electrification Act and numerous legislation regarding agriculture, rural water, and rural development. Press releases and newspaper clippings about his activities in Congress can be found in the papers. The collection also includes scrapbooks and memorabilia about his campaigns for Congress. In addition, there are several files of correspondence, some of which was with members of Congress and other notable people such as George McGovern and Richard Kneip. The collection includes nearly 1,500 photographs and slides, most of which relate to his campaigns for Congress. There are reel-to-reel audio recordings and video recordings on 2-inch quad video tape that consist of campaign advertisements and his work in Congress. The collection also documents Denholm’s career as a sheriff, auctioneer, F.B.I. agent, and lawyer.

The papers also contain documents relating to Frank Denholm’s wife, Mildred Niehaus Denholm. Mrs. Denholm was born May 9, 1927 to Frank F. and Elizabeth C. (Schuring) Niehaus from Andover, South Dakota. She married Frank Denholm on June 12, 1950 in Webster, South Dakota. She attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, SD and taught in rural schools. Mrs. Denholm also went to the Aberdeen School of Business, the Strayer Business College in Washington, D.C., and the University of Utah where she studied music. She worked as a medical and legal secretary. Mrs. Denholm actively campaigned for her husband. She was involved in the Congressional Women’s Club while Denholm was in office. Mrs. Denholm passed away August 14, 2014. The collection includes correspondence between Frank and Mildred Denholm and her activities with the Congressional Women’s Club.

W. Sigurd and Goldie Opdahl Family Papers

  • MA 087
  • Papers
  • 1943

This collection is composed of one file folder of correspondence between W. Sigurd Opdahl and his wife, Goldie Opdahl while W. Sigurd worked at an airplane factory in California during World War II. It details his journey to Long Beach, California and his work in the airplane factory. She writes about the daily activities in Hayti, S.D. Also included is a letter from his daughter Lou Ellen Johnson. The letters are photocopies of the originals.

Opdahl, W.S. (William Sigurd) 1894-1975

Dona Brown Papers

  • MA 105
  • Papers
  • 1940-1995

This collection consists of material donated to the Archives by Dr. April Brooks and Dr. Ruth Ann Alexander, professors at South Dakota State University in 2004.

The material donated by Dr. Brooks consists of research gathered for a humanities grant. Included are articles, obituaries, and correspondence.

The material donated by Dr. Alexander are composed of records created by Dona Brown for a South Dakota poets and writers project. Included is correspondence, biographies, and questionnaires.

Brown, Dona 1909-1996

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