About the CWS

The mission of the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College is preserving and interpreting the history and cultures of the Northern Plains.

Founded by author and Augustana College English Professor Herbert Krause, the Center serves as a repository for over 500 substantive collections and maintains a library in excess of 36,000 volumes on the American West. In addition, the Center holds an extensive art and artifact collection, and sponsors annual events such as the Boe Forum, the June Event, the Dakota Conference, and the Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale. With more than 70 publications to its credit, the Center is a major academic publisher in South Dakota.

CWS Staff

Staff of CWS in 2014Executive Director
Dr. Harry F. Thompson
605.274.4006
harry.thompson@augie.edu

Collections Assistant
Liz Thrond
605.274.5017
ethrond@augie.edu

Education Assistant
Kristi Thomas
605.274.4007
kthomas@augie.edu

Office Coordinator
Erin Castle
605.274.4007
ecastle@augie.edu

Contact us:Fantle Building of the Center for Western Studies

By Phone
605.274.4007
800.727.2844

By E-mail
cws@augie.edu

By Fax
605.274.4999

By Mail
Center for Western Studies
Augustana College
2001 S. Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

In Person
2121 S. Summit Ave. (near 30th St. & Summit Ave.)
Augustana College

Maps/Directions to Campus

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Archives: Mon.-Fri. by appt.

GPS Position: 43 degrees, 31.5 minutes North by 96 degrees, 44.2 minutes West