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CONTENTdm Featured Collections: December 2017

Organizations worldwide are using CONTENTdm to create thousands of outstanding digital collections and to provide easy access to their unique holdings.

This month, three collections are featured on the OCLC website:  South Dakota State Agency Historical Collection, Oral Histories in the “Historical Plymouth State”, and Gustav Johnson Collection.

South Dakota State Agency Historical Collection
Photo by Chad Coppess, state photographer

South Dakota State Agency Historical Collection

South Dakota Department of Education/South Dakota State Library

The South Dakota State Agency Historical Publications Collection is a special collection of historical state agency publications. The South Dakota State Library has state publications that date back to territorial days. The digitized copies in this collection make these publications easier for the general public to access and study.

Oral Histories in the “Historical Plymouth State”
Oral Histories in the “Historical Plymouth State”

Oral Histories in the “Historical Plymouth State”

Plymouth State University

In 1978, an effort to document the history of education in New Hampshire was set into motion. The result is 20 interviews of teachers representing the late 1890s through the mid-1970s. They describe what it was like to teach in a variety of settings, from a one-room schoolhouse to an urban high school. The interviews include the first special education teacher in the state, as well as an art teacher, a librarian, and an administrator. Throughout the recordings, the evolution of teacher, administrative, pupil, and parental attitudes are evident. These recordings, originally made on cassette, are now presented online with digital copies of the original typewritten transcripts.

Gustav Johnson Collection

Gustav Johnson Collection

South Dakota State Historical Society-State Archives

The collection consists of glass plates, proof prints, and photo postcards that are largely images of events, scenes, and people in Philip, South Dakota, and the surrounding area of Haakon County.