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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

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

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-

Sherwood O. Berg Papers

  • UA 053.013
  • Papers
  • 1940-2014, undated

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

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

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

Apple specimen, undated

Apple sliced in half and photographed with a ruler for scale for N.E. Hansen's research

Karakul fat tailed sheep of Turkistan, undated

Karakul fat tailed sheep were white long haired woolen sheep found in Turkistan that N.E. Hansen urged should be imported to the United States for dry hot regions like Arizona and New Mexico

N.E. Hansen at a South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station display, undated

N.E. Hansen stands in front of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station display, there is a sign that encourages viewers to 'Join the State Horticultural Society' and features the Waneta Plum, there is a sign for 'Breeding Hardy Fruits"" and may South Dakota State College pennants and a United States flag hanging on the wall in the booth

Memorial dedicated to N.E. Hansen at South Dakota State College in 1949

  • UA53-04-0159
  • Photograph
  • 8/25/1949
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Monument dedicated to N.E. Hansen in recognition to his service to South Dakota State College, it was located in between the Administration Building and the Horticulture Building; the bronze citation reads: 'South Dakota State College seeks to perpetuate the memory of its long-time fruit and plant breeder: Niels Ebbesen Hansen. Born at Rebe, Denmark, January 4, 1866, came to the United States in 1873. Made Professor of Horticulture of South Dakota State College in 1895; Professor Emeritus in 1937. A world traveler and collector of plants, he developed drought resistant verities of fruits, flowers, and grasses for the Great Plains. His efforts provided the people of the Great Plains the means through which they enjoy a better living. August 25, 1959.' The rock was donated by Jno E. Gueffroy from near Colman, South Dakota. It is approximately 4.5 feet tall, 4.5 feet wide, with a 26 inch base.

Recognition service for Dr. N.E. Hansen at South Dakota State College in 1949

  • UA53-04-0164
  • Photograph
  • 8/25/1949
  • Part of N.E. Hansen

Monument dedicated to N.E. Hansen in recognition to his service to South Dakota State College, it was located in between the Administration Building and the Horticulture Building; the bronze citation reads: 'South Dakota State College seeks to perpetuate the memory of its long-time fruit and plant breeder: Niels Ebbesen Hansen. Born at Rebe, Denmark, January 4, 1866, came to the United States in 1873. Made Professor of Horticulture of South Dakota State College in 1895; Professor Emeritus in 1937. A world traveler and collector of plants, he developed drought resistant verities of fruits, flowers, and grasses for the Great Plains. His efforts provided the people of the Great Plains the means through which they enjoy a better living. August 25, 1959.' The rock was donated by Jno E. Gueffroy from near Colman, South Dakota. It is approximately 4.5 feet tall, 4.5 feet wide, with a 26 inch base.

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