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Collection Summary

Identifier

MA 68

Title

Verl Thomson Collection

Creator

Virginia J. Thomson

Dates

1987-1989

Extent

0.21 linear feet (1 small document case)

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 . Verl Thomson Collection, MA 68. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

Verl Thomson was a South Dakota broadcaster who worked for the first broadcast radio station in Sioux Falls in 1924 and later went on to be an announcer and program director for KSOO, KELO, and an announcer for NBC in Chicago. The collection contains a copy of Virginia Thomson’s theses about Verl Thomson and memorials and tributes to Thomson.

Biographical Note

Born April 26, 1906, Verl Thomson was a South Dakota broadcaster who worked for the first broadcast radio station in Sioux Falls in 1924 and later went on to be an announcer and program director for KSOO, KELO, and an announcer for NBC in Chicago. He began KSID in 1948 and sold the station in 1966. From 1962 to 1987 he was the executive director for the South Dakota Broadcasters Association. Thomson passed away July 7, 1989.

Contents Note

The collection contains a copy of Virginia Thomson’s theses about Verl Thomson and memorials and tributes to Thomson.

Key Words

Thomson, Verl

Container List

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Verl Thomson Collection Container List. MA 68

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Memorials and Tributes1989
12"Voices in the air" : the story of South Dakota broadcaster Verl Thomson / by Virginia J. Thomson.1987

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections.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.