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Ralph Herseth papers

Identifier: MS-069

Content Description

This collection is the working, correspondence, and campaign files of South Dakota Governor, Ralph Herseth.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1959 - 1964


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to Publish Form if they wish to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information from published and unpublished works held by ASC.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

Ralph E. Herseth, of Houghton, South Dakota, served as the state’s Governor from 1959-1961. In 1939, Herseth was the civilian superintendent of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Sand Lake, South Dakota. He served as a state Senator from 1951 to 1952 and 1957 to 1958.


45.5 Linear Feet (83 document boxes and 4 record cartons)

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Repository Details

Part of the USD Archives and Special Collections Repository