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Archive & Manuscript Collections

Students in archivesThe Center for Western Studies' archives and manuscript collections comprise 5,000 linear feet of institutional records and personal papers. These include the John R. Milton, the Riggs Family, and the Reuben Goertz Germans-from-Russia collections, and documents of the American Indian Culture Research Center, the Episcopal Church, and the United Church of Christ, and numerous smaller collections.

Please note: By appointment only. Access fees apply ($30 for first day and $15 per day thereafter). Contact Liz Thrond, Collections Assistant at (605) 274-5017.

CWS Intern Sebastian Forebush
Intern Sebastian Forbush, holder of the Richard Solberg and Doris Huseboe scholarships during the summer of 2012

Archives Registration and User Fees

Archives Registration (PDF)

Image Use (PDF)

Research Collections Fee Schedule (PDF)


Augustana Album,
A Digital Archive of Augustana Academy and Augustana College
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Association and Organization Collections (15 pages, 233KB PDF)

Augustana College Archives

Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota (6 pages, 30 KB PDF)

Personal Papers - alphabetical (94 pages, 470 KB PDF)

SD Conference of the United Church of Christ and Riggs family papers
(4 pages, 23 KB PDF)

Sample Collections


Guide to Photographic Collections (PDF)

Guide to South Dakota Norwegian-American Collections (PDF)

Guide to Women's Collections

Pictured above is Collections Assisant Liz Thrond (standing) assisting Augustana students doing research.