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Country School Legacy

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Collection Summary

Title Country School Legacy
Span Dates 1980-1982
Bulk Dates (bulk dates, 1980-1982)
Quantity 3 linear ft.
Printed Material Printed Materials are located in Box 1.
Location     Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries, University of South Dakota.

      The objective of the Country School Legacy project was to secure and preserve the historical significance of rural schools in eight states: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.  Funded by a National Endowment of the Humanities grant and sponsored by the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA), Andrew Gulliford directed the eighteen month grant during 1980-1981.  Each state provided a team of researchers to collect oral histories, photographs, maps artifacts and other materials.  Their findings culminated in a series of seminars, a traveling exhibit, research manuscripts and archival collections.
      South   Dakota was represented by three researchers: Herb Blakely, Philip L. Brown, and Caroline Hatton.  Mr. Blakely surveyed the southeast; Mr. Brown explored the northeast; and, Mrs. Hatton researched western South Dakota.

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