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UA 53.25


Joye Ann Billow Papers


Joye Ann Billow




5.0 Linear feet (4 boxes) photographs, electronic records




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 . Joye Ann Billow Papers. UA 53.25. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M .Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.


Joye Ann Billow was a professor of pharmaceutical sciences and licensed pharmacist throughout her career. She joined the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy faculty in 1972 and served for 30 years until her retirement in 2002. She was faculty advisor to the SDSU Chi chapter of the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity for women pharmacy students. The collection is primarily composed of collected photographs, Billow’s awards and writings, and her family’s genealogical documents.

Biographical Note

Joye Ann Billow was born July 28, 1943 in Middletown, Pennsylvania to Mary Dorothea (Pierce) and Schuyler Elsworth Billow. In 1961 she graduated from Middletown High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy in 1967, and a PhD in medicinal chemistry from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Billow joined the SDSU College of Pharmacy faculty in 1972 and served for 30 years until her retirement in 2002. She was a professor of pharmaceutical sciences and a licensed pharmacist throughout her career.

Dr. Billow was faculty advisor to the Chi Chapter of the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity for women pharmacy students for 29 years. She won the Kappa Epsilon Outstanding Advisor Award (1991), The Unicorn Award (1991), and the Career Achievement Award (2003) during her tenure. She also guided the fraternity to become Outstanding Collegian KE Chapter for 2002-2003.

The SDSU Woman of Distinction award was presented to Billow in 2002 for her excellence in service as a pharmacy faculty member and her involvement in and contributions to numerous campus and community organizations, including coordinator of the Bush Project, chair and vice-chair of the Academic Senate , writing the 1990 self-study for university accreditation, and helping establish the Brookings Women’s Center, Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter, and Brookings Hospice.

Following retirement, Billow became an art student and produced work that was featured in local shows. She was also a board member of the Brookings Arts Council. She died on December 6, 2013 at the age of 70.

Contents Note

The collection is primarily composed of photographs collected by Billow, as well as awards, writings, correspondence, and her family’s genealogical documents and photographs. Papers and photographs relating to her role planning and organizing the 2000 and 2001 South Dakota Tours for new faculty at SDSU are also included. The scrapbook contains family genealogical documents such as birth, confirmation, and marriage documents, as well as Dr. Billow’s original art including watercolors, ink drawings, and sketches.

Key Words

Billow, Joye Ann, 1943-2002

Pharmacy -- Study and teaching -- United States

South Dakota State University -- Kappa Epsilon

South Dakota – Pharmacy

South Dakota State University -- College of Pharmacy

Universities and colleges – Faculty

Container List

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Loye Ann Billow Papers Container List. UA 53.25

210Personal: Biographical – Assorted portraits1961-1966
211Personal: Biographical – Baby book and pictures1943-1948
212Personal: Biographical – High School pictures1957-1961
213Personal: Biographical – Miscellaneous pictures1967
214Personal: Biographical – Yearbook1960
215Personal: Biographical – Yearbook1961
216Personal: Biographical – Yearbooks1965-1966
217Personal: Correspondence1975-2012
218Personal: Family – Billow, Mary D.1918-1995
219Personal: Family – Billow, Mary D., Condolences and memorials1999
220Personal: Family – Billow, Mary D., Memorial book1999
221Personal: Family – Billow, Schuyler E.1919-1989
222Personal: Family – Genealogyundated
223Personal: Family – Herb, Bettyundated
228Personal: Family – Luxl’s1943-1949
224Personal: Family – Parents1942-1958
225Personal: Family – Parents – Cape Coral, Florida1977-1995
226Personal: Family – Parents – Cruises and Smiths1971-1985
227Personal: Family – Parents – Norcross, Georgia1965-1970
31Personal: Family – Pierce and connections1966-1991
32Personal: Family – Pierce family groups1946-1998
41Personal: Family – Scrapbook1919-1969
33Photographs: Ceramics, Chissy and Maple Drive, clocks, miscellaneous1967-1994
34Photographs: Collected1994
35Photographs: Collected1995
37Photographs: Collected1997
38Photographs: Collected1998
39Photographs: Collected1999
310Photographs: Collected2000
311Photographs: Collected2001
312Photographs: Collected2002
313Photographs: Collected2003
314Photographs: Collected2004
315Photographs: Collected2005
316Photographs: Collected2006
317Photographs: Collected2007
36Photographs: Collected1996
22Professional: Awards and Honors2003-2005
21Professional: Awards and Honors2002
11Professional: Awards and Honors - Doctoral hoodundated
12Professional: Awards and Honors - Engraved Phi Kappa Phi medallionundated
23Professional: Correspondenceundated
24Professional: Curricula VitaeCirca 2002-2005
25Professional: Publications1971-1984
26Professional: SDSU College of Pharmacy1975-2005
27Professional: South Dakota Tour – Basic Packet Plus2000-2001
28Professional: South Dakota Tour – Photographs2000
29Professional: South Dakota Tour – Photographs2001

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

Ruby R. Wilson, 2016 July 16.