Linda M. Hasselstrom Papers
The Linda M. Hasselstrom Papers contain works of personal narrative, non-fiction, and poetry that reflect on life in Western South Dakota.
The materials include drafts, manuscripts, and other documents related to Hasselstrom’s published works. The papers also include non-book material such as letters to the editor and works for LIFE Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and many other newspapers, magazines, collections, and anthologies. These works include opinion pieces, poems, journal entries, short stories, researched essays, and works of fiction. Research files on Lame Johnny and Mari Sandoz are also included within the collection.
Note: some stories are printed on the backs of unfinished or out of order works
- 1912 - 2008
- Hasselstrom, Linda M. (Person)
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to Publish Form if they wish to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information from published and unpublished works held by ASC.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
Linda M. Hasselstrom, b. 1943, is a writer of poetry and nonfiction based in Hermosa, South Dakota. She is a graduate of Rapid City High School and the University of South Dakota. Her published works include Windbreak: A Woman Rancher on the Northern Plains, The Roadside History of South Dakota, Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet, and many more. She has worked as a teacher at Columbia College in Missouri and publisher for Lame Johnny Press. Hasselstrom currently operates Windbreak House, a writer’s retreat, on her ranch in Hermosa.
Language of Materials
Collection of manuscripts, clippings, essays, poems, editorial drafts, correspondence, research, and personal works of Linda Hasselstrom. Hasselstrom’s work centers on her life in Western South Dakota. The papers are divided into seven series: Writings, Correspondence, Lame Johnny, Mari Sandoz, Personal and Biographical Materials, Memorabilia, and Photographs.
The collection is arranged into the following 7 series:
Series 1: Writings, 1957-2008
Series 2: Correspondence, 1957-2008 (arranged chronologically)
Series 3: Lame Johnny, 1971-1998
Series 4: Mari Sandoz, 1962-2004
Series 5: Personal and Biographical Materials, 1912-2008
Series 6: Memorabilia
Series 7: Photographs
- Editing Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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- Grief Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Poetry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Publishing Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ranching Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Linda M. Hasselstrom Papers
- Sarah Hamner
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