Hours: The research room is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged and staff are available to meet with you either in-person or virtually, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Holidays and other exceptions.
Location: Room 321, I.D. Weeks Library
A finding aid provides an overview of a collection and in some cases, detailed listings of the files in a collection. Looking for University records and historical documents begins with looking at the finding aids to and .
Please note that finding aids are not available for all collections. If you don't find the information you are looking for, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
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The researcher is responsible for securing permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce content from materials found in the collections. A&SC and USD do not own the literary rights to materials in the collections unless such rights have been specifically granted by the author, the author's heirs, or assigns. A&SC and USD do not assume any (the researcher assumes) legal responsibility for any infringement of literary, copyright or publication rights belonging to the author, heirs or assigns.
Permission to Publish
Researchers must obtain a signed Permission to Publish Form if they wish to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information from published and unpublished works held by A&SC. Permission to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information materials from A&SC does not constitute permission from the holder of copyright or literary rights. In granting permission to publish materials held in the A&SC, USD does not surrender its own right to thereafter publish materials or grant others permission to publish them. A more detailed list of the Permission to Publish conditions is available upon request.
[identification of item], collection title, Richardson Collection, Archives and Special Collections, The University of South Dakota, or [identification of item], collection title, USD Archives, Archives and Special Collections, The University of South Dakota.
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