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William J. Janklow Gubernatorial Papers, 1970-2003, bulk: 1979 - 1987, bulk: 1995 - 2003

 Record Group — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

The Gubernatorial Papers consist of gubernatorial records including department files, news clippings, monthly reports, state Senate and House records, notes, and minutes. Some records have been replicated on microfilm. Selections of digitized microfim are avaiable.


  • Creation: 1970-2003
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1979 - 1987
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1995 - 2003


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research with some restriction. Some folders are not available for access as they contain personally identifiable information on constituents such as Social Security numbers, email addresses, credit card numbers, and bank account information.

Researchers are advised to contact the Archives and Special Collections prior to visiting. Advance notice may be needed to retrieve items for research use.


374 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The Gubernatorial Papers are arranged into twelve accession groups roughly corresponding with date and format. Some accession groups are further divided into series defining format, governmental department, and subject.

  1. 93-61: General Files, 1982-1986
  2. 94-4: General Files, 1970-1987
  3. 2000-24: Correspondence, 1995-1996
  4. 2001-016: General Files, 1995-1998
  5. 2002-008: Correspondence, 1998
  6. 2002-021: General Files and Correspondence, 1999
  7. 2002-022: News Clippings, 1995
  8. 2002-023: General Files and Correspondence, 1999-2000
  9. 2002-024: General Files and Correspondence, 2001
  10. 2003-004: General Files and Correspondence, 1987-2002
  11. 2003-010: Correspondence, 1994-2002
  12. 2004-001: General Files, 2002

Processing Information

The Gubernatorial Papers are arranged with respect to the provenantial ordering maintained by their pervious custodians. These papers are divided into the twelve groups by which they were accessioned over the course of Janklow’s multiple gubernatorial terms. These series are presumed to replicate the original order of the files as they were maintained by the Governor’s Office.

Repository Details

Part of the USD Archives and Special Collections Repository