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Collection Summary

Identifier

MA 71

Title

Blanche Avery Johnston Class of 1916 Collection

Creator

Blanche Avery Johnston

Dates

1912-1986

Extent

0.21 linear feet (1 small document case) photographs

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

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

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Blanche Avery Johnston Class of 1916 Collection. MA 71. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

Blanche Avery Johnston was a member of the South Dakota State College class of 1916. The collection contains materials Johnston collected during her time at South Dakota State College, including 103 photographs and a booklet about campus life.

Biographical Note

Born April 28, 1895 in Alexandria, SD, Blanche Avery Johnston was a member of the South Dakota State College class of 1916. From 1916 to 1917 she was a home economics teacher in Elgin, Minnesota. She married Ralph Johnston September 4, 1917 and they lived in Hot Springs, SD before moving to Brookings, SD. Ralph Johnston become the first curator of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum. Blanche Johnston was the Grand Marshal of the Hobo Day Parade in 1986. She passed away December 13, 1986.

Contents Note

The collection contains materials Johnston collected during her time at South Dakota State College, including 103 photographs and a booklet about campus life. Also in the collection is a 1917 booklet of letters from the class of 1916 telling each other what they have been doing since they graduated. There is also a news clipping from the Brookings Register about Johnston and her memories of the first Hobo Day at South Dakota State.

Key Words

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts

Johnston, Blanche Avery, 1895-1986

Container List

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Blanche Avery Johnston Class of 1916 Collection Container List. MA 71

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11College Life at South Dakota State College booklet1915
12News clipping - Blanche Johnston interviewed about the first Hobo Day1986
13Photographs of the Class of 19161912-1916, 1956
14Series of Letters from the Class of 19161917

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

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.

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.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Michele Christian, University Archivist, 2016 May 11.