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Finding Aids

The list below reflects our currently processed collections and not the entirety of our inventory.  We will upload collections as soon as it is procesed. 

Collections are arranged into one of 6 groups: Germans from Russia, Local, Northern State History, NSU Alumni, Special Collections, and Digital Collections. Within the groups, collections are listed alphabetically. If the collection is named after a person, it is listed according to that person's last name

If you are researching a topic not listed below, email the Archivist, Stephanie Cossette, at for further information. 

To view a finding aid, click the collection name below. 

To search within each finding aid you will need to use the search function on your computer- For Windows CTRL+F and for Mac Command+F.

Germans from Russia Collections

Anne Roesch Larson Collection

Jakob and Klara Ochsner Family Collection


Local Collections

Aberdeen Area Retired Teachers Association Collection

Aberdeen Quintuplets Collection

The Brown County Landmarks Commission Collection

The Evelyn Sapa Collection

South Dakota Film Festival Collection

The Clark Wold Collection

The Wizard of Oz Collection

Woman's Relief Corps Collection


Northern State History Collections

Career Services Committee Collection

Commencement Collection

Epsilon Pi Tau Collection

Faculty Wives and Women Collection

File Cabinet Collection

File Cabinet Photo Collection

Gerber Family Collection

Gypsy Days Collection

Inauguration Collection

Johnson Family Collection

Walter King Collection

Northern Today Collection

NSU Athletics Collection

NSU Buildings Collection

NSU Fine Arts Collection

Francis J. Persun Collection

Phi Delta Kappa Collection

Pi Kappa Delta - Northern State Speech and Debate Team Collection

School of Business Collection

SERVE Student Group Collection

Traveling Classroom Program Collection

Keith Warne Collection

Larry Wild Collection

Williams Library Collection

Leonard Zumm Collection


NSU Alumni Collections

Millicent Atkins Collection

Nora Staael Evert Collection

Leonard Feickert Collection

Pat Fors Collection

Cecil E. Harris Collection

Adda A. Pierce Collection

Dorothy Hooper Collection

Connie Siewert Olympic Collection

Mark Stange Collection

Stelle Sisters Collection - Mellette, South Dakota


Special Collections

Benjamin Franklin Whitehouse Papers

George Nikolas Collection

South Dakota National Guard Historical Resource Collection


Digital Collections

Aberdeen Area History

Aberdeen Area Historical Resources Collection

Eureka Pioneer Museum Collection

Frederick Historical Collection

Genealogy Collection

Harriet Montgomery Water Resources Collection

NSU History Collection

SD Germans From Russia Collection

Sisseton Agency