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.

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