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Edgar S. McFadden photograph of a flax nursery in Kenedy, Texas. A handwritten note accompanies the photograph describing Turkey winter and Sheyene flax .

Edgar S. McFadden, Manley Champlin, and Oliver Smith conducting small grain experiments

Small grain experiments at Prairie View are observed by Edgar S. McFadden (right) nationally famous wheat breeder of Texas A & M College and Professor Manley Champlin, retired, former head of the department of field husbandry at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada; agronomist Oliver E. Smith (left) is in charge of the Experiment Station tests

Bill Nibbelink Papers

  • DA 12
  • Papers
  • 1978-2015

The collection is primarily composed of publications and materials related to the development and promotion of alcohol fuels in South Dakota, assorted campaign memorabilia as well as the Moody County recount handbook for the contested congressional election in 1978. Constituent robo letters, South Dakota trip schedules, and a number of photographs are also included.

Nibbelink, Bill

Bert Popowski Papers

  • MA 005
  • Papers
  • 1935-1978

This collection is composed of articles, manuscripts, and materials related to Popowski's career as author and hunter. Included are photographs, illustrations, and many articles. Bulk of collection is copies of articles authored by Popowski on the subject of hunting and wildlife.

The general materials are composed of correspondence from 1942-1956.

The illustrations consist of several loose-leaf illustrations of crows drawn by Gordon Elliott for Popowski's book titled Crow Shooting and include 29 ink drawings. Also included are two folders of photograph proofs (37 pages) for Popowski's book titled Hunting Pronghorn Antelope, 1 mat board drawing of a fireplace in what is suspected to be Popowski's cabin and drawn by C. Greenidge and one phonograph record titled Crow Calling.

The Japanese magazine Modern Hunting is composed of article submitted by Popowski.

The manuscripts are accompanied by correspondence sent to publishers and an information card, which notes to which publications Popowski sent his manuscripts, whether or not they were published and the amount he was paid for these manuscripts.

The phonograph records is composed of a recording of Popowski demonstrating crow calls. The photographs consist of several black and white photographs, mostly of wildlife and hunting, and a few negatives. Some items of note are 22 matted and signed black and white photographs that Popowski entered into a photography contest at the Iowa State Fair. He won first prize for these photographs.

The research material is the largest series is Popowski's collection of articles he had published in various hunting and wildlife publications. These articles cover a wide range of subjects from big game, crow and varmint hunting to safety and conservation issues. Included also is an autographed copy of The Outdoorsman (June 1947) in which Popowski wrote an article titled "Off-Season" Duck Hunting.

Popowski, Bert

South Dakota Dairy Association Records

  • MA 010
  • Records
  • 1904-1999

This collection is composed of ledgers, administrative items, publications, and assorted materials documenting the S.D. Dairy Association. Folders contain information about the Association, programs from conventions, and records from contests hosted by the Association.

South Dakota Dairy Association

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

Altrusa International. District Seven Records

  • MA 016
  • Records
  • 1956-2017

This collection is composed of the records of Altrusa International District Seven. Included are minutes, reports, treasurers records, committee records, photographs and conference proceedings. The conference proceedings are for conference and president's workshops held between 1956 and 1995. Folders contents consist of programs, reports, banquet menus, and minutes, including pre-conference, conference and post-conference.

Altrusa International

Women Artists in Collaboration Records

  • MA 021
  • Records
  • 1985-1990

The Women Artists in Collaboration Records consist of various items collected by Marilyn Richardson, a co-founder of Women Artists in Collaboration. The bulk of material is correspondence, financial records and projects that the group worked on. The projects material is interesting because it deals with ideas for performances and the collaboration process. Included in the material are clippings, guest books, meeting notes, member biographies, and programs. Also included are two scrapbooks that contain pictures of performances presented by the group and other memorabilia.

Women Artists in Collaboration

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

South Dakota Association for Family and Community Education Records

  • MA 035
  • Records
  • 1920-2006

Composed of administrative records for the South Dakota Association for Family and Community Education, including president, secretary, and treasurer records, membership records and scrapbooks. Also included are records of various clubs for Brookings County (S.D.), Moody County (S.D.), Pennington County (S.D.), Perkins County (S.D.), and Spink County (S.D.)

South Dakota Association for Family and Community Education

South Dakota State Climate Office Records

  • MA 037
  • Records
  • 1891-2013

The South Dakota Climate Office Records consists mainly of weather observation data sheets from South Dakota as well as some weather reporting stations in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wyoming. The data sheets are comprised of daily observations recorded by volunteers in communities throughout the state. Data about precipitation, air temperature, soil temperature, and various other forms of climatological information is gathered. Data gathered is varied based on the complexity of the observation equipment based at each station.

Also included are various office records, such as graduate student master's theses, photographs, and grants.

South Dakota State Climate Office

Dakota Farmer Collection

  • MA 038
  • Collection
  • 1906-1946

This collection is composed mainly of plates, publications, reports, a small amount of correspondence, and photographs. The plates consist of frames, cover mast-heads, article mast-heads, frames for photographs, and other artwork used for the publication. A more detailed description of these plates is found in the container list. The publications are mainly specialty publications aimed at advertisers and marketers. The reports are surveys conducted on farmers, bankers, merchants.

An item of note is the contracting for a new cover file. This material contains several examples of other publication covers with critiques of what works and what does not. Also included in this material is three sample covers for the Dakota Farmer and correspondence between the contractor and the Dakota Farmer staff.

Dakota Farmer (Aberdeen, S.D.)

Marcus S. Zuber Papers

  • MA 040
  • Papers
  • 1937-1986

This collection is composed of scrapbooks documenting his years of corn breeding research. They consist mainly of newspaper clippings, certificates, photographs, news releases and correspondence. Also included is a BS diploma from South Dakota State College, MS and Ph. D diploma from Iowa State College, an honorary degree from South Dakota State University and a citation from the Army Service Forces for the Army Commendation Ribbon.

Zuber, Marcus S., 1912

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

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-

Sokota Hybrid Producers Records

  • MA 050
  • Records
  • 1941-2004

The Sokota Hybrid Producers, Inc. records are composed mainly of Board of Directors minutes from its incorporation in 1944 to its dissolution in 1986. Most of the minutes include an agenda and the minutes. Some may include newsletters, correspondence, and reports. The collection also includes articles of incorporation, by-laws, purchase agreement, financial material, and trademark information.

The financial material is composed of corn payments, revolving fund certificates, grower and producer ledger sheets, and other certificates related to the financial portion of Sokota.

Also included are newspapers clippings on the history of Sokota, South Dakota codified laws in relation to cooperatives, and a photocopy of the first check written.

Sokota Hybrid Producers

Hawley-Lothrop Family Papers

  • MA 065
  • Papers
  • 1879-2002, undated

Collection consists of historical documents relating to the Hawley-Lothrop Families and William Walters. The collection documents the families during the late nineteenth to the mid twentieth centuries. The collection includes scrapbooks and photo albums. Of interest are the materials relating to William H. Walters' time at South Dakota State.

Lothrop, Eugene 1920-2014

Blanche Avery Johnston Class of 1916 Collection

  • MA 071
  • Collection
  • 1912-1986

The collection contains materials Johnston collected during her time at South Dakota State College, including 103 photographs and a booklet about campus life. Also in the collection is a 1917 booklet of letters from the class of 1916 telling each other what they have been doing since they graduated. There is also a news clipping from the Brookings Register about Johnston and her memories of the first Hobo Day at South Dakota State.

Johnston, Blanche Avery 1895-1986

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.

Oscar and Alice Simonson Papers

  • MA 075
  • Papers
  • 1941-1979

The collection consists of completed Farm Family Record Books compiled by Alice and Oscar Simonson from June 1, 1941 thru December 31, 1979 for their farm in Day County, South Dakota. In these workbooks, issued by the US Department of Agriculture's Farmers Home Administration, farmers recorded monthly all money taken in and paid out, as well as farm-furnished food, an annual summary, and a five year inventory. Alice made detailed entries in the farm ledgers. She accounted for all incomes and expenses for their farm; everything was noted down to every nail purchased.

The collection also includes information about the Simonson family, images of the family and farm, and an oral history interview conducted with Alice Simonson in 2016.

Simonson, Oscar and Alice

Barbara Bates Gunderson Papers

  • MA 079
  • Papers
  • 1911-2002

This memorabilia collected by Barbara Bates Gunderson is comprised chiefly of scrapbooks, which document her public, political and governmental career. The contents of these scrapbooks are mostly newspaper and magazine clippings and black and white photographs, as well as some business correspondence, invitations, badges, programs, etc. In folders are additional unorganized loose clippings, black and white photographs, correspondence, speeches, publications, etc. Also included are the contents taken from hanging picture frames, a plaque, and a silver presentation box.

Gunderson, Barbara Bates

Lawrence Alvin Hunt Papers

  • MA 099
  • Papers
  • 1989, 2019

This collection was compiled by Lawrence Hunt’s daughter, Gayle (Hunt) Matz. Gayle’s daughter, Erin, recorded her “’Grandy” (granddaddy), Lawrence, for a school assignment. Hunt talks about life during the Depression and his service in World War II.

Material consists of a short biography of Lawrence Hunt, written by his daughter, Gayle Matz; an audiocassette; and seven digital images of Lawrence Hunt.

Hunt, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Alvin)

Hofer/Loewen Family Papers

  • MA 101
  • Papers
  • 1940-2018

This collection consists of farm accounting records, material related to Hofer's 1996 campaign for the South Dakota State Senate, biographical material, calendars, and acreage measurements for Milford Township in Beadle County, South Dakota.

The accounting records contain detailed information on farm operations for each year recorded on South Dakota State College Extension Farm and Ranch Record Books (1947-1949), National Farmers' Income Tax Record Books, Mitchell (South Dakota) Publishing Company (1950-1956, 1959), South Dakota State College Agricultural Extension Service Farm and Ranch Business Record Books (1957-1958, 1962-1966, 1968-1980), Doane Agricultural Digest Income and Expenditure Record Book (1960), Blackbourn's farm and Ranch Bookkeeping Record Books (1961, 1967), South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service Account Books (1997-1999), and a Farm Credit Services Farm and Ranch Record Book (2000). Information includes an inventory of land, improvements, buildings and livestock; livestock fees and sales; machinery, equipment and automobile inventory and operating expenses; map of the farm and crop-system summary; crops raised and sold; inventory of feed, grain and supplies; cash receipts and expenses; summary of expenses including taxes and labor; capital purchases and sales; products used on the farm and a financial business analysis summary.

Other material in the collection is campaign material, consisting of advertising, newspaper clippings, posters, pamphlets, and a photograph; biographical material of Ben Hofer and his father, Josua; calendars noting daily appointments and events; and, acreage measurements for Milford Township in Beadle County, South Dakota compiled by Josua Hofer in 1940

Hofer, Ben Frank 1926-2018

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department

  • UA 005.13
  • Records
  • 1928-2019

This collection is composed of material published by the Veterinary Science Department. Folders contain reports, photographs, and booklets from conferences, symposiums and workshops sponsored by the Department of Veterinary Science at South Dakota State University and the Cooperative Extension Service. Some materials produced by the Veterinary Science are distinctly marked as published by the Cooperative Extension Service. The photographs consist of images of diseases cows, horses, poultry, swine, rats, and dogs in various stages of selenium or alkali poisoning. Also included are photographs of faculty (specifically Moxon, Olson, and Franke), students, and various geographic locations in South Dakota, including the Palisades, the Badlands, and Devils Tower in Wyoming. Also included are annual reports and newsletters for the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory.

South Dakota State University. Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

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

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.

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

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