UA 53.15




7.84 linear feet (7 records center boxes, 2 document cases) photographs, sound recordings


John E. Miller was a history department faculty member and author of many articles and books. This collection is composed of research on Brookings County, SD, South Dakota State University, the Brookings County Democratic Party, Hubert B. Mathews, Hubert Jean Mathieu, other collected research related to his writings, and oral history interviews.

Historical Note

John E. Miller has been a faculty member in the History Department at South Dakota State University since 1973. He received a B.A. in history from the University of Missouri and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Miller is the author of many articles on South Dakota history in scholarly journals, as well as in popular publications such as South Dakota History and South Dakota Heritage. He is co-author of the article on South Dakota in World Book Encyclopedia, and author of several books, including Looking for History of Highway 14; South Dakota: A Journey Through Time; Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little Town: Where History and Literature Meet; and Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind the Legend. Professor Miller is the winner of numerous scholarly awards, including the South Dakota Board of Regents Research Award, 2000; and the Herbert Schell Governor's Award for History, in 2001.

Content Notes

This collection is composed of research on early Brookings County, South Dakota from circa 1870-1930., research on Hubert B. Mathews and his son Hubert Jean Mathieu, the Brookings County Democratic Party, South Dakota State University, and South Dakota towns along SD Highway 14. Also included are course notes from several of John Miller's history courses taught at South Dakota State University.

SDSU Archives and Special Collections

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South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.


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