Just received my issue of South Dakota History from the SD State Historical Society Press. If you’re not a member and don’t receive this quarterly publication of recent scholarship on the history of South Dakota, BECOME A MEMBER!
Just opening this issue was exciting– The first article is on antiwar protest on colleges in South Dakota in the 60s and 70s. I did an undergrad paper on the big protest at Columbia University in NYC and a small oral history project in graduate school on experiences of campus antiwar protest in South Carolina, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the stories compare. I know AIM (American Indian Movement) had a protest at Augustana College in Sioux Falls in that era, but I don’t know much about antiwar activism or reactions to it. At the end of the article, I hope to be much better informed. Then, the second article is a women’s history topic. Awesome. I’m several issues behind in my reading for this and The Public Historian, but I might skip ahead to this one…
The contents of the new issue:
- “There is no place in our institutions for radicals”: The Vietnam War on South Dakota Campuses, 1965-1973. by Daryl Webb
- “All calls promptly attended to, day or night”: Women Doctors in Southern Dakota Territory. by Lisa R. Lindell
- Historical Musings – Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Serendipity of Research: Blog Posts from the Pioneer Girl Project.
Plus book reviews, announcements, and a Dakota Images feature on William O. Farber, a long-term professor at USD who also founded their Government Research Bureau in 1938 and served as the first director of the state’s Legislative Research Council from 1951-1955.
For more from South Dakota History, past table of contents and even PDFs of older articles are posted on the Press’ website here.