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Janklow exhibition at USD highlights late politicians personal political life

VERMILLION, S.D. -- University Libraries at the University of South Dakota presents “Remembering Governor Janklow,” an exhibition showcasing materials and documents that uncover the late Governor Janklow’s unique personality.

Visitors to this exhibition, located at the University Libraries in the second and third floor exhibition cases, can see how the late Gov. William Janklow’s personal life and political accomplishments intertwined to make his life an intriguing and controversial piece of South Dakota history.

“The pieces in this exhibition give people a background to the official and personal papers of Bill Janklow,” said first-year law student and curator, Joseph De La Rosa.

The retrospective will be on display from February 15 to April 16 during library hours. Visitors can also get a glimpse into the William J. Janklow Papers at the USD Archives & Special Collections. The Janklow collection includes documents, letters, photographs, newspapers, audio recordings, and videos. The diverse volume spans a period of more than 50 years and covers both the official correspondence of the Governor’s Office as well as personal and political materials.

More details about this exhibition and the William J. Janklow Papers are available at For more information about the exhibition or the University’s Archives and Special Collections please contact Dan Daily, Dean of the University Libraries, at or call (605) 677-8867.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News