5.0 Linear feet (4 boxes) photographs, electronic records
Joye Ann Billow was a professor of pharmaceutical sciences and licensed pharmacist throughout her career. She joined the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy faculty in 1972 and served for 30 years until her retirement in 2002. She was faculty advisor to the SDSU Chi chapter of the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity for women pharmacy students. The collection is primarily composed of collected photographs, Billow’s awards and writings, and her family’s genealogical documents.
Joye Ann Billow was born July 28, 1943 in Middletown, Pennsylvania to Mary Dorothea (Pierce) and Schuyler Elsworth Billow. In 1961 she graduated from Middletown High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy in 1967, and a PhD in medicinal chemistry from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Billow joined the SDSU College of Pharmacy faculty in 1972 and served for 30 years until her retirement in 2002. She was a professor of pharmaceutical sciences and a licensed pharmacist throughout her career.
Dr. Billow was faculty advisor to the Chi Chapter of the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity for women pharmacy students for 29 years. She won the Kappa Epsilon Outstanding Advisor Award (1991), The Unicorn Award (1991), and the Career Achievement Award (2003) during her tenure. She also guided the fraternity to become Outstanding Collegian KE Chapter for 2002-2003.
The SDSU Woman of Distinction award was presented to Billow in 2002 for her excellence in service as a pharmacy faculty member and her involvement in and contributions to numerous campus and community organizations, including coordinator of the Bush Project, chair and vice-chair of the Academic Senate , writing the 1990 self-study for university accreditation, and helping establish the Brookings Women’s Center, Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter, and Brookings Hospice.
Following retirement, Billow became an art student and produced work that was featured in local shows. She was also a board member of the Brookings Arts Council. She died on December 6, 2013 at the age of 70.
The collection is primarily composed of photographs collected by Billow, as well as awards, writings, correspondence, and her family’s genealogical documents and photographs. Papers and photographs relating to her role planning and organizing the 2000 and 2001 South Dakota Tours for new faculty at SDSU are also included. The scrapbook contains family genealogical documents such as birth, confirmation, and marriage documents, as well as Dr. Billow’s original art including watercolors, ink drawings, and sketches.
SDSU Archives and Special Collections
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South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.
SDSU Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, "Joye Ann Billow Papers" (2018). University Archives. 186.