State Historical Society seeks archival donations
The State Archives in Pierre is seeking donations of materials that convey the diverse history of South Dakota’s past, according to a news release.
“The State Archives accepts donations as small as a single item to as large as dozens of boxes,” said Chelle Somsen, state archivist. “To be considered historically significant, it is not required that collections be organized, that donated items be old, or relate specifically to famous state individuals, events or organizations.”
The State Archives is charged with collecting, preserving, and making accessible a variety of records, including letters, memoirs/reminiscences, diaries, scrapbooks/photo albums, professional papers, genealogical information, speeches/lectures, business records, subject files, legal documents, minutes/reports, brochures and flyers, photographs, and films/videos/audio tapes. Also of interest are files relating to an individual’s civic, business, religious, political, or social activities.
Contact the State Archives to discuss the possibility of donating your collection if you, or someone you know, have materials relating to the history of South Dakota. Contact the Archives by phone at (605) 773-3804 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State Archives is open Monday through Friday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT.