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Thomas Daschle House Papers
DA 01 · Papers · 1964-1992

TIn 1978, Daschle was elected to the United States House of Representatives, winning the race by a margin of 110 votes, following a recount, out of more than 129,000 votes cast. Daschle served four terms in the House of Representatives and quickly became a part of the Democratic leadership.

At the 1980 Democratic National Convention Congressman Daschle received 10 (0.30%) delegate votes for Vice President of the United States. Although he was not a candidate, Daschle (along with others) received votes against incumbent Walter Mondale, who was re-nominated easily.

he U.S. House of Representatives papers is composed of some campaign files and voting record information. Also included is "The Daschle Record" which contains 12 books compiled by his staff containing Daschle's voting record, sponsorships, and summaries of committee and subcommittee records from 1979 to 1986.

Due to the size and scope of the Daschle collection this collection was minimally processed. This means that material was placed in acid-free folders and containers, but processing at the item level was keep to a minimum. Only folders that had little or no description were looked into with more depth. Artifacts, such as plaques, framed items, textiles, art, and other three-dimensional items, were separated and placed in appropriate storage. Photographs were also separated and placed in proper storage containers.

Dates for each folder were chosen on what could be quickly ascertained. The dates are meant to give researchers a general idea of the dates of the material that is in each folder. These dates were selected on what could be quickly ascertained. If there was a range of dates covering material, then the earliest date was chosen.

Daschle, Thomas
DA 03 · Papers · 1968-2005

The Personal Papers are composed of materials Daschle separated from the rest of the collection which were of personal interest to him. Included are pre-congressional materials, campaign records, legislative records, correspondence, political records, media files, and files saved for their intrinsic value.

Daschle, Thomas
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-
AR 2-0001 · 1972 April
Part of Evelyn T. Hubbard Painting

Painting by Evelyn T. Hubbard; Oil on Panel, of Old Central and Old North at South Dakota State University;

The painting is a ‘legacy’ in the archives. A handwritten note in the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs collection from Chuck Cecil (Nov. 3, 1967) reads “Contact Mrs. Earl Washburn of Fulton, S.D. regarding painting by Mrs. Evelyn Hubbard of Old North & Old Central. They desire the painting go to the Art Center.

Tablet 1: Found at Drehem, bill for 7 lambs and 4 kid goats
B01-I01 · Objects and artifacts · 2350 BC
Part of Cuneiform Tablet Collection

Clay Cuneiform tablet.

Purchased by South Dakota State College President Willis E. Johnson from Dr. Edgar J. Banks in 1923.

Transcribe d by Dr. by Edgar James Banks in an undated letter: Found at Drehem, a suburb of Nippur, where there was a receiving station for the temple of Bel. The inscription is a bill for 7 lambs and 4 kid goats delivered on the 4th day of the month. It is dated in the last three lines about 2350 B.C., or early in the Ur dynasty of kings who ruled from about 2400 to 2100 B.C.

Description by the [Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, UCLA](University of California, Los Angeles Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative Found Texts website: https://cdli.ucla.edu/)

Provenience: Puzri-Dagan (mod. Drehem)

Period:Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period

Dates referenced: Amar-Suen.03.06.00

Material: Clay

Language: Sumerian

Genre: Administrative

Obverse: 1. 5(disz) gu4; 2. erin2 he2-bi2-la-at{ki}; 3. mu-kux(DU) / reverse: 1. iti u5-bi2-gu7; 2. mu us2-sa ma2-dara3-abzu ba-ab-du8; 3. u4 2(u) 3(disz)-kam / left: 1. 5(disz) gu4

Tablet 2: Found at Drehem, receipt of five oxen
B01-I02 · Objects and artifacts · 2350 BC
Part of Cuneiform Tablet Collection

Clay Cuneiform tablet.

Purchased by South Dakota State College President Willis E. Johnson from Dr. Edgar J. Banks in 1923.

Transcribed by Dr. Edgar J. Banks in an undated letter: Found at Drehem. A record of the receipt of five oxen apparently for the temple offerings. Also on one edge is written "5 oxen." Dated ca. 2350 B.C.

Description by the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, UCLA

Provenience: Puzri-Dagan (mod. Drehem)

Period:Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period

Dates referenced: Shu-Suen.03.0323 (us2 year) ?

Material: Clay

Language: Sumerian

Genre: Administrative

Obverse: 1. 7(disz) sila4 4(disz) masz2; 2. u4 4(disz)-kam; 3. ki ab-ba-sa6-ga-ta; 4. in-ta-e3-a / reverse; 1. ; 3-dab5; 1 line blank; 2. iti ezem-mah; 3. mu {d}gu-za {d}en-lil2-la2 ba-dim2

Tablet 3: Found at Jokha, record of temple offerings
B01-I03 · Objects and artifacts · 2300 BC
Part of Cuneiform Tablet Collection

Clay Cuneiform tablet.

Purchased by South Dakota State College President Willis E. Johnson from Dr. Edgar J. Banks in 1923.

Transcribed by Dr. Edgar J. Banks in an undated letter: Found at Jokha, the ruin of the ancient city of Umma in Central Babylonia. >This is a typical record of the temple offerings. After the tablet was written, and while the clay was still soft, the temple scribe rolled over the entire tablet his cylindrical stone seal and the seal impression made it impossible to change the record. The seal impression bears in raised characters the name of the scribe and of his father. It is dated about 2300 B.C.

Description by the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, UCLA

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates referenced: Iggi-Suen.01.00.00
  • Material: clay
  • Language: Sumerian
  • Genre: Administrative
  • Obverse: 1. 1(gesz2)# 4(u)# 3(disz) {gesz#}eme szinig; 3. ki e2-ur2-bi-du10-ta; 4. szabra gu4-ke4; 5. szu ba-ti / reverse: 1. a-sza3 KA da?; 2. kiszib3 nimgir-an-ne2; 3. mu {d}i-bi2-{d}suen lugal#
Tablet 4: Found at Drehem, sealed temple record
B01-I04 · Objects and artifacts · 2300 BC
Part of Cuneiform Tablet Collection

. Clay Cuneiform tablet.

Purchased by South Dakota State College President Willis E. Johnson from Dr. Edgar J. Banks in 1923.

Transcribed by Edgar James Banks: Found at Drehem. A temple record, sealed and dated about 2300 B.C.

Description by the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, UCLA

Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) / Date referenced: Shu-Suen.01.00.00

Material: clay

Language: Sumerian

Genre: Administrative

Obverse: 1. 6(disz) {gi}pisan im-sar-ra a2 na-da u4 1(u); 2. 4(disz) {gi}pisan im-sar-ra a2 u4 2(disz)-ta; 3. [...] x gesz da; 4. [...] x/ reverse: 1. ki a-gu-ta; 2. kiszib3 hu-wa-wa; 3. sza3 bala-a; 1 line blank; 4. mu {d}szu-{d}suen lugal / seal 1: 1. lu2-eb-gal;2. dub-sar; 3. dumu ur-ge6-par4; 4. gudu4 {d}inanna

Tablet 5:Found at Senkereh, contract of business document
B02-I05 · Objects and artifacts · 2000 BC
Part of Cuneiform Tablet Collection

Clay Cuneiform tablet.

Purchased by South Dakota State College President Willis E. Johnson from Dr. Edgar J. Banks in 1923.

Transcribed by Edgar James Banks: Found at Senkereh, the ruin of the Biblical city of Elassar mentioned in Genesis 14:1. This is a first Babylonian dynasty tablet with an inscription containing a contract or business document. It is dated about the time of Hammurabi, King of Babylon about 2000 B.C. This king was a contemporary of the Biblical Abraham. It is dated about 2300 B.C.

Description by the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, UCLA

Provenience: uncertain

Period: Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Material: clay

Language: Sumerian

Genre: Administrative

Obverse: 1. 1(u) 8(disz) x x; 2. x TI A? x TAR? BI?; 3. 1(disz) x 1(disz) masz2 x {d}suen#? ASZ? UD gesz ; A / reverse: date 1. iti lugal? BI? u4 1(u) 5(disz); 2. mu da? x sza3 x x x A? 6(disz)

Tablet 6: Cuneiform table mislabeled as Egyptian hieroglyphics, no translation
B02-I06 · Objects and artifacts · undated
Part of Cuneiform Tablet Collection

Cuneiform tablet. Tablet once owned by Daphne Chapman Serle and given to the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum in 1989 by Chan Shirley. The Museum transferred the tablet to South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections in 2003.

Tablet misidentified as Egyptian heiroglyphics. The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative at the University of California, Los Angeles verified that the script if cuneiform. There is no transcription of this tablet.

Translation/library letter
AR 3: B03-F21 · Folder · 1987
Part of Cuneiform Tablet Collection

The organization that has made the Item available believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information.

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
MA 008 · Papers · 1929-1965

This collection is composed of some manuscripts of Gertrude Young, including material relating to the history of the history department at South Dakota State University. Also included are some Christmas cards featuring artwork of Ada Caldwell, a close association of Young. Newspaper clippings, miscellaneous certificates, and some correspondence round out the collection.

Young, Gertrude Stickney
Postcard to Mrs. Harry Hoyt
MA 8 | B01-F05 | Item 1 · 1943 December 15
Part of Gertrude Stickney Young Papers

Post card of a painting reproduction from Gertrude Stickney Young to Mrs. Harry Hoyt. Front reads ,Christmas Greetings, 1943. Gertrude Young. [Plain or View] of the Black Hills." Back reads "Merry Christmas. May your new year be a prosperous one' The rest is illegible.

Postcard to Ada Caldwell
MA 8 | B01-F05 | Item 2 · undated
Part of Gertrude Stickney Young Papers

Post card printed with ,Pleasant are thy valleys...peaceful all thy ways. Greetings of the Season. Gertrude S. Young" and black and white reproduction of landscape with tree on front and on back handwritten "Dear [illegible] Wells, Thank you for the Christmas Greeting and the nice messages. I am glad to know that you will be here this winter, indeed. I am glad to be at home again. Seems heavenly, in fact. Am trying to learn to walk with crutches. Am very grateful for the kindness of your father to me all the tim I was in hospital. Best wishes to you, GSY,

MA 8 | B01-F05 | Item 7 · undated
Part of Gertrude Stickney Young Papers

Postcard of a black and white painting by Ada B Caldwell depicting a roof and tree outside of a window with plants in the foreground. Handwritten on the back ,Greetings of the Season. Ada Caldwell. Gertrude Young. Dear L [illegible} I d so much appreciate the handsome card from you and the heartwarming memories--so good to read--though so undeserved-- Cordially GSY. A good holiday to you,

Dakota Again
MA 8 | B01-F09 | Item 2 · 1950
Part of Gertrude Stickney Young Papers

Biography of early South Dakota women containing chapters "Pioneer: Sarah Wood Ward; Churchwoman: Mary Uline Dunlap; Artist: Krete Kendall Miller; Scientist: Charlotte Elliott; Stateswoman: Gladys Pyle; Journalist: Lois Thrasher Clarke; Futility; Feathers; Frustration; Fancies; Finality; Faith"

Benjamin Reifel Papers
MA 009 · Papers · 1905-1990

This collection is composed of memorabilia, scrapbooks, campaign items, and personal items related to Reifel's career as a public servant, especially his years in the United States Senate and his work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The bulk of congressional material is memorabilia and scrapbooks and not records related to his term of office. Other materials are related chiefly to his post-congressional speaking career.

Reifel, Ben, 1906-1990
Former Members of Congress
MA 009-S01-B01-F08 · Folder · 1974-1985
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

Correspondence between Ben Reifel and the Association of Former Members of Congress, as well as pamphlets and meeting information.

House Wednesday Group
MA 009-S01-B02-F02 · Folder · 1988
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

Roster of House Wednesday Group members with Ben Reifel's name on it, as well as an introduction and overview of what they do in the group.

Moral Re-Armament
MA 009-S01-B02-F03 · Folder · 1965
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

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
MA 009-S01-B02-F04 · Folder · 1970-1974
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

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.

MA 009-S01-B02-F09 · Folder · 1970
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

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
MA 009-S01-B02-F12 · Folder · 1961-1969
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

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.

MA 009-S01-B02-F13 · Folder · 1966-1970
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

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.

MA 009-S01-B02-F15 · Folder · 1976
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

Comments by John J. Barcroft, Director, Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, at the presentation of the Distinguished Award in the Humanities to Congressman Ben Reifel. Also included is correspondence and pamphlets.

MA 009-S01-B02-F16 · Folder · 1976-1986
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

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
MA 009-S01-B03-F04 · Folder · 1961
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

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.

Miscellaneous
MA 009-S01-B03-F11 · Folder · 1931-1990
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

Ben Reifel's various certificates and awards from many different organizations and groups.

Religion: Share South Dakota
MA 009-02-12 · Folder · 1961-1969
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

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.

MA 009-02-15 · Folder · 1976
Part of Benjamin Reifel Papers

Comments by John J. Barcroft, Director, Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, at the presentation of the Distinguished Award in the Humanities to Congressman Ben Reifel. Also included is correspondence and pamphlets.