Country School Legacy records
The Historic Site Forms series consists of forms filled out by former county school students and teachers. This was a survey to gain information about schools. The forms are organized by county.
Correspondence and photographs that relate to individual schools are filed with the forms for the schools. The Maps series contains maps of South Dakota counties. The maps are marked with the location of country schools.
The Printed Materials series contains Booklets, Newspaper Clippings and Textbooks. Included with the booklets is the title Humanities on the Prairie which gives an overview of the Country School Legacy Project. The Newspaper Clippings cover various school topics and were presumably gathered for research purposes. The Textbooks are ones that were used in Country Schools. These textbooks may have been used in the traveling exhibit or research purposes.
The Researchers series is comprised the materials gathered by South Dakota’s three researchers Herb Blakely, Philip Brown, and Caroline Hatton. Included in this series are reports, research notes and correspondence. Philip Brown took photographs of various schoolhouses in Northeast South Dakota. His contact prints and a listing of the photographs are filed in this series.
The Typescripts series includes counties’ histories for South Dakota that are organized alphabetically by county. Also included are other essays about school and school related topics. Copies of the Country School Legacy Seminar Sites and Technical Manual are filed within this series.
The Ephemera series contains various teacher contracts and reports, an example of eight grade examinations and a school's textbook inventory listing. These items might have been used in the traveling exhibit. The Oral Histories series contains audio cassettes of interviews and biographical information about the interviewees. The cassettes and biographical information are organized alphabetically.
- 1980 - 1982
- Mountain Plains Library Association (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
6 Linear Feet (2 record cartons, 1 flat box 13" x 10", and 1 flat oversize box)
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These records are related to a grant-funded project to capture the history of rural schools in the US Plain States. The collection consists of the South Dakota records.
- Country School Legacy records
- Anne Hinseth
- 2002 October
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Part of the USD Archives and Special Collections Repository