Saturday, September 30, 2017

Jane Rooker Breeden Papers

Jane Rooker Breeden was involved in the campaign for equal suffrage for women and became chair of the State Equal Suffrage Association.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of suffrage we have digitized her papers. 

For more information on the Jane Rooker Breeden Papers see our finding aid.  

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

News report Institute of American Indian Studies

All the issues of the Institute of American Indian Studies News report are now available on the Digital Library of South Dakota.

Issues run from 1955-2009

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

“Neighbours in Arms:” A small selection from the Larry Pressler Papers

Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce that a small selection of material from the Larry Pressler Papers has been digitized and is now available in the Digital Library of South Dakota. These documents have been selected to coincide with the recent publication of Senator Pressler’s book, Neighbours in Arms: An American Senator’s Quest for Disarmament in a Nuclear Subcontinent, for which Senator Pressler used numerous materials from his papers located in the Archives and Special Collections. These selected materials relate to Pakistan, nuclear nonproliferation, and the Pressler Amendment. Neighbours in Arms: An American Senator’s Quest for Disarmament in a Nuclear Subcontinent was published in July, 2017.

Senator Larry Pressler, born March 29, 1942 in Humboldt, South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1964. He later attended Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar), Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Harvard Law School.  He served in the US House of Representatives from 1975-1979 and the US Senate from 1979-1997, becoming the first Vietnam veteran elected to the Senate. The Larry Pressler Papers are a closed collection housed within the Archives and Special Collections at the University of South Dakota that maintain a comprehensive account of the Senator’s life and work in service to the state of South Dakota.

The photograph featured below, as well as several others, can be found in the University of South Dakota Photograph Collection, Series 3.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Call for entries - CORROBORATIONS 2018


Exhibition Concept
This exhibition will pair University of South Dakota visual arts and poetry majors in order to create new collaborative work and to both broaden acceptance and appreciation of alternative art disciplines. Up to sixteen pairs will be selected by PhD student Kevin Phillips of the English Department, and Director of the University Art Galleries, Kate Skelly. There will be no set theme to this exhibition, however, all work created as a result of these collaborations must be new and original. Selected pairs are free to choose how they approach the collaborative process.

University Libraries, 2nd Floor Exhibition Cases

Exhibition Dates
January 29 – April 27, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:30 – 6 pm
A reading of each poem will be given during the reception.

The exhibition is open to University of South Dakota undergraduate and graduate students majoring in art and undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students majoring in poetry. Acceptable visual media include ceramics, illustration, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. Electronic media will not be accepted.

Entry Information
Visual artists will submit three-five digital images (jpg format, high resolution – 300 dpi) of their artwork on disk. Images must be of artwork that has been completed in the last two years. Visual artists should also include a short, one paragraph artist statement. Poets will submit three poems on disk. Poems must have been completed in the last two years. Entrants must include their name, address, phone number, email address, and year in school. Disks of artwork and poetry should be sent to:

Kate Skelly, Director of University Art Galleries
University of South Dakota
Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, Room 103E
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Entry Deadline:
October 27, 2017

Pairings Announced:
November 3, 2017

Collaborations Due:
January 12, 2018 (Bring to Libraries, Rm 131C)

Artwork Pickup:
May 1 – May 4, 2018 (Rm 131C)

Kevin Phillips, English Department
Kate Skelly, Director of University Art Galleries

Friday, September 22, 2017

Trial - Women and Social Movements in the U.S., Scholar's Edition

From today through 11/30/2017, all students, faculty, and staff may access the following collection

Women and Social Movements in the U.S., Scholar's Edition

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Women and Social Movements in the United States is designed to facilitate the study all aspects of women's history in America from colonial times to the present. It brings together primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, and teaching tools to offer a rich view of US history as seen through women's eyes.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Break the Silence

Break the Silence exhibit was created by assistant professor of social work Shirley Fineran, OSF, of Briar Cliff University.  The exhibit focuses on modern-day slavery in the form of sex and labor trafficking in our communities. The goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness, consciousness and visibility of human trafficking.

The exhibit is on display in the Libraries' first floor gallery until Oct. 11.

The exhibit is in conjunction with an event next week on Human Trafficking in SD: An Advocate's Perspective.  Wednesday Sept. 27  6:30-8 pm in Farber Hall, Old Main.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cochrane Library

Access to subscribed content in the Cochrane Library is currently unavailable. We are working on the problem and apologize for the inconvenience.   Please contact ILL to order your article.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Copyright for Your Scholarship Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 21, 10-11a
Location: MT 110

An overview of recent trends in scholarly communications with an emphasis on how faculty and graduate students can both protect their intellectual property and promote open access to research and creative works. Case studies will provide a basis for discussion and learning.

To register for a workshop, please email us at

Participants needing accommodations to participate in the events below should contact Disability Services at (605) 677-6389 at least 48 hours (2 working days) in advance. Please bring your ID as the CTL will be using the iValidate card reader system. This will ensure that anyone participating in the Statement of Achievement series of workshops will have their attendance recorded correctly. Most workshops will be available through Collaborate Ultra as well. Please contact the CTL for the link.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Fall 2017 Library Newsletter

The fall 2017 newsletter is now available.

All news:

Bound and Unbound IV

The Libraries’ biennial international altered book exhibition “Bound and Unbound IV,” juried by Eli Show, an artist, musician, from Sioux Falls, is on  display in the 2nd floor display cases of the library now through January 3, 2018.

 To read more about each artist and to view a video of the juror discussing the works, please see the “Bound and Unbound IV” LibGuide.
'Bound and Unbound IV' is available for viewing online in the Digital Library of South Dakota. The exhibition is located in the exhibition cases on the second floor of the library and open to the public during library operating hours.

art by Naomi Velasquez

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

Exhibit - 2nd Floor tower - August 28 - September 28, 2017

The National Library of Medicine, in cooperation with the National Museum of American History, is pleased to present our latest traveling exhibition, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine & History. Microbes—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye—have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages for our consumption. Drawing from the collections of the National Museum of American History and the National Library of Medicine, From DNA to Beer will help to promote public understanding of the dynamic relationship between microbes, technology, and science and medicine.

Proquest Ebook Central

This week EBL and ebrary merged into Proquest Ebook Central.   Links on the Research Gateway for both now go to the new site.

To assist with the change, ProQuest has video tutorials that cover using bookshelves, searching for books, and downloading content.

Ebook Central LibGuide is chock-full of screen grabs and how-tos for all the important end-user features.