The USD Photograph Collection represents the visual history of the University of South Dakota from the 1880s to the present. Major subjects include: academics, alumni, athletics, buildings, alumni collections, events, offices, organizations, presidents, South Dakota, students, and Vermillion. The collection contains negatives, prints, postcards, slides, and digitally born images.
Though most of the photographers are not identified, the collection includes work by: student photographers, Coyote Yearbook photographers, Volante photographers, News Bureau photographers, official campus photographers, as well as professional photographers hired on a special project or temporary basis. Alumni and others have also donated photographs to the collection.