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Queen and Marshal at Front Gate, 1949

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1st South Dakota Cavalry Regiment

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Germans from Russia

Germans from Russia

Discover the rich, vibrant history of Northern State University and the surrounding region through the preserved materials in the NSU Beulah Williams Library Archives and Special Collections.

Digital Collections

Find scans and images to give you a taste of what's available in the complete physical collection. Continually check back as we add materials online regularly.

Virtual Exhibits

Peruse our curated online exhibits showcasing photos and scans that tell the story of Gypsy Days, a Gypsy Queen, the Oahe Irrigation Project and more.

Book Collection

We've preserved a number of books connected with regional and school history as well as books by South Dakota authors and even a small collection of rare books.

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Plan Your Visit

While you're welcome to stop by during our open hours, we encourage you to contact us in advance to make your visit more efficient.

Location: Room 124 of the Williams Library

Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM weekdays and by appointment

Phone: 605-626-7770

Email: robert.russell@northern.edu

Support the Archives

Beulah Williams Library Archives and Special Collections is the official home for the university and many of the region's valuable historical materials. Archives staff members are committed to the preservation of historically significant materials that document the area's past. Your support ensures the preservation of our rich collections and access for researchers and educators.