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David J. Law Papers


David J. Law Papers


MA 122


David J. Law Papers




David J. Law was a news director at KWAT Radio Station in Watertown, South Dakota. The collection is composed of material related to the farm crisis in 1985.

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Collection Summary

Physical Description

0.42 linear feet [1 document case, long]



Access Note

Open. This material does not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item, Collection identifier, box #, folder #, Collection Title, South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Biographical Note

David J. Law grew up in Gary, South Dakota graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota in 1966. He began his schooling as geography major, that turned into a high school basketball coach and ultimately a speech major which later morphed into journalism and broadcasting. Law was a news director at KWAT in Watertown, South Dakota.

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, and audiovisual material related to the farm crisis in 1985.

Subject Headings

  • Law, David J.
  • Agriculture – Economic aspects – United States

Conditions Governing Access

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.

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections.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

Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the SDSU Archives and Special Collections.

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