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John Davidson Missouri River Law collection

Identifier: MS-269

Content Description

Paper documents, including books, pertaining to water resource law and policy as it relates to the Missouri River.


  • Creation: 1985 - 2018


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research without restriction. Researchers are advised to contact the Archives and Special Collections prior to visiting. Advance notice may be needed to retrieve items for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers must obtain a signed Permission to Publish Form if they wish to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information from published and unpublished works held by ASC. Permission to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information materials from ASC does not constitute permission from the holder of copyright or literary rights. The researcher is responsible for securing permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce content from materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

John H. Davidson started his teaching career at the University of South Dakota Law School in 1971. In 2007, he became Professor Emeritus but continued to teach and speak on a reduced schedule. During his years at USD, John was recognized for his expertise in areas pertaining to the law of water, agriculture, natural resources, and protection of the environment, fields to which he contributed numerous books and other writings. Throughout his career he participated in significant legal actions seeking protection of the natural environment.


1 Linear Feet (1 record carton)

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John Davidson Missouri River Law collection
Michael Seminara
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Repository Details

Part of the USD Archives and Special Collections Repository