VERMILLION, S.D. – “The Story of the Coyote: A Visual History of USD Athletics,” an exhibition curated by University of South Dakota student Leah Dusterhoft, will be on display on the second floor of the I. D. Weeks Library from April 27 to Aug. 6.
The exhibition utilizes photographs, documents and other materials from the USD Archives & Special Collection to explore the evolution of the visual identity of the USD Athletic Department from 1889 through the present. The show will include an analysis of the origins of the coyote nickname, the trends of athletic logos and illustrations of Charlie Coyote and the evolution of the appearance of the Coyote mascot.
Dusterhoft is a senior graphic design major and throws discus for the track and field team at USD. She is a graphic design intern for the Sports Information Department on campus. Post-graduation, Dusterhoft hopes to become a graphic designer in college athletics.
The library is open to the public. Up-to-date information on hours of operation is available at www.usd.edu/library/hours. All visitors must wear masks that cover the nose and mouth and should observe appropriate social distancing measures.
To learn more about the exhibition, contact Lauren Freese, USD assistant professor of Art History at 605-658-3457 or Lauren.Freese@usd.edu.
To learn more about the USD Archives & Special Collections and exhibitions at the I. D. Weeks Library, visit www.usd.edu/library.