Lotto Underwood Papers

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MA 083

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Lotto Underwood Papers


  • 1905-1913 (Accumulation)


0.71 linear feet (1 card file box)

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Biographical history

Born August 22, 1888 to John E and Mary M. (McLees) Underwood in Bryant, South Dakota, Loto Rollinstahl Underwood was the one of four daughters, (in birth order) Ethel, Genevieve, Loto, and Beatrice, the latter three of whom attended South Dakota State College. In 1882, her parents emigrated from Canada and lived in Garfield township, Hamlin County, SD, where John was in the hardware business. Lotto attended South Dakota State College where she was a member of the Athenian Society. On July 28, 1913, Loto married Orland Emilie White. On April 21, 1968, Loto Underwood White died in Charlottesville, Virginia nursing home.

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This collection consists primary of the scrapbook "The Girl Graduate, Her Own Book" as completed by Loto Rollinstahl Underwood documenting her life in college. Topics include programs, social events and miscellaneous. Items in the scrapbook include invitations, class listings, programs, dance cards, commencement publications, and newspaper clippings. The scrapbook includes no photographs and very few drawings. Within the scrapbooks 176 numbered pages, there are very few written entries but many pasted and loosely interleaved items.

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

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  • English

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MA 83

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