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George T. Mickelson papers

Identifier: MS-101

Content Description

This collection consists of the correspondence, working files, and news clippings of Governor George T. Mickelson.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1949 - 1960


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to Publish Form if they wish to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information from published and unpublished works held by ASC.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

George T. Mickelson, born in Selby, South Dakota, served as the state’s Governor from 1947-1951. A graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law, Mickelson went on to serve as State’s Attorney for Walworth County from 1933 until 1936, Representative in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 1941-1943, and Attorney General for South Dakota from 1943-1947. After the governorship, Mickelson served as U.S. District Judge for the District of South Dakota.


18.5 Linear Feet (35 document boxes and 1 record carton)

Language of Materials



This collection is roughly processed into 4 preliminary series: Subject Files, Department Files, General Correspondence, and Clippings and Pictures.

George T. Mickelson papers
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Repository Details

Part of the USD Archives and Special Collections Repository