Rapid City’s Past Housed In New Historical Collections Room

Dec 1, 2015

From the lives of the Lakota who called the Black Hills home for generations, to the founding of Hay Camp, to the Black Hills Flood, the history of Rapid City is rich and deep--and now history buffs can find it all in one place.

Doane Robinson Collection

Jun 18, 2014
South Dakota State Historical Society

Historical items of Doane Robinson, the first secretary of the South Dakota State Historical Society, are now available in the South Dakota Digital Archives.  The Doane Robinson collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, poetry, genealogical date, census and related statistics and miscellaneous papers.  Matthew Reitzel, Manuscript and Photo Archivist, and Chelle Somsen, State Archivist, both with the South Dakota State Historical Society, discussed the collection along with the rapid process of digitization, working with changing technology and taking history "outside the four wall

Archive Files of Late Governor Bill Janklow

Oct 9, 2012

Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed October as Archives Month in South Dakota to draw attention to preservation efforts that protect the state’s documentary history. Marshall Damgaard is helping preserve documents from the state’s Bill Janklow era. Damgaard was an aid while Janklow was governor and later served as Janklow’s chief-of-staff in Congress. He is currently consultant for the Janklow Archives project at the University of South Dakota.