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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 they are processed. 

Collections are arranged into 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.

Content within the Northern State University Archives and Special Collections may contain outdated concepts, values, and language that do not reflect those of Williams Library, Northern State University, or its affiliates. Although some may regard certain materials as offensive, the items within the collections are historical in nature and are accessible for education and research purposes. 

Germans from Russia Collections

Anne Roesch Larson Collection

Jakob and Klara Ochsner Family Collection

Julius Stangl Germans from Russia Photography Collection


Local Collections

Aberdeen Area Retired Teachers Association Collection

Aberdeen Quintuplets Collection

Bernard Fischbach Collection

Brown County Landmarks Commission Collection

Clark Wold Collection

DeBolt-Fry Collection

Elizabeth Ehmke Collection

Evelyn Sapa Collection

Grand Army of the Republic Collection

South Dakota Film Festival Collection

The Wizard of Oz Collection

Warren Johnson Scrapbook

Woman's Relief Corps Collection


Northern State History Collections

Annotated Pasque Collection

Association for Childhood Education Collection

Career Services Committee Collection

Commencement Collection

Epsilon Pi Tau Collection

Faculty Meeting Minutes 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

NSU Handbooks Collection

NSU Recruiting Materials Collection

NSU Scrapbooks Collection

Francis J. Persun Collection

Phi Delta Kappa Collection

Pi Kappa Delta - Northern State Speech and Debate Team Collection

Traveling Classroom Program Collection

Keith Warne Collection

Larry Wild Collection

Williams Library Collection


NSU Alumni Collections

Millicent Atkins Collection

Helen Bergh Collection

Blanche Brill Collection

Diane Evans Collection

Leonard Feickert Collection

Pat Fors Collection

Gladys Fulker Collection

Cecil E. Harris Collection

Dorothy Hooper Collection

Vernon E. Jensen Collection

David Markhardt Collection

Adda A. Pierce Collection

Connie Siewert Olympic Collection

Mark Stange Collection

Stelle Sisters Collection - Mellette, South Dakota

J. S. Urban Collection


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

George Nikolas Collection

German Mutual Insurance

Harlan Luckhurst Collection

Harriet Montgomery Water Resources Collection

Julius Stangl Germans from Russia Photography

Merritt Johnson Music Collection

NSU Exponent

NSU History Collection

NSU Pasque Collection

NSU Photo Collection

Ochsner Family Germans from Russia Collection

Roesch Family Germans from Russia Collection

SD Germans From Russia Collection

Sisseton Agency

South Dakota International Business Conference Proceedings