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SDSU Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections

The South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections contains the university archives and material related to South Dakota history and life. These two general collection areas include manuscript and archival materials, books, serials, audiovisual materials and photographs. 


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Glass plate negatives show early 1900s Brookings life

The existence of the Frank Ross Glass Plate Negatives Collection is a case of right time, right place. The collection was produced by a Brookings area photographer named Frank Ross, according to a Nov. 17, 2022, Arlington Sun article. Ross captured portraits and images of daily life in and around Brookings County at the turn of the 20th century.
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Doner Auditorium project progresses with SDHC grant

The Doner Auditorium digital preservation project is moving forward, thanks to a South Dakota Humanities Council grant.