Lisa E. Duncan
Archivist / Special Collections Librarian
Sarah A. Hanson
Digitization and Photographs Associate
Janklow Archives Project Consultant
The Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) located on the third floor east side of the University Libraries, is responsible for collecting, organizing and preserving primary and secondary research materials. Emphasis is focused on historical materials that pertain to the University of South Dakota, as well as items relating to the history of South Dakota (especially Clay, Yankton and Union counties), Great Plains history, Native American history and the history of stringed instruments in the violin family.
A&SC supports research and scholarship by making available and encouraging the use of its collections by researchers, students and the community at large. The collections include manuscripts, books, serials, maps, photographs, moving images and sound recordings. Donation is the primary method of acquisition and the A&SC accepts materials that fall within the stated collecting guidelines.
Reference and Research: The staff of the Archives & Special Collections is available to answer reference questions and provide research assistance.
For Faculty: The Archives & Special Collections staff is available to provide orientations and instruction related to assignments using materials in the Archives & Special Collections. Likewise staff can provide materials for posting on D2L.
For the Community: The staff of the Archives & Special Collections is available to make presentations centered on our collections to community groups such as schools, community organizations and religious groups.