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Arlo and Della (Bystrom) Todd Family Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2006-094

Content Description

The collection consists of photos, postcards, a scrapbook, and letters of Arlo and Della (Bystrom) Todd. Most of the photos include images of Arlo, Della, and their daughter Janet. Most of the images relate to the Todd’s family life in Centerville, SD. Arlo and Della were married in Harding County, SD on November 15, 1911. Arlo Todd attended Creighton University and became a dentist, graduating in 1916. There are also letters written by Arlo that were sent to Della from 1951 to 1954. A detailed genealogy of the Bystrom family is also included. A majority of the photos and postcards are unidentified, although most of the images of Arlo, Della, and Janet are identified.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1910s-1950s


1 Cubic Feet


FB 595 – Photos: Creighton University Dentistry – Class of 1916 (Arlo Todd); Panoramic Images – Creighton University Dentistry – Class of 1916; Three Baby Photos – Janet Isabelle Todd; Portrait – Arlo Todd; Portrait – Della Todd; Scrapbook – Janet Todd Images; Certificate – Nebraska State Board of Health – Arlo R. Todd, June 1916; 29 - Miscellaneous portraits taken by SD photographers Includes Arlo, Della, and Janet Todd. 3535A: 1951 – 47 Letters; 1952 – 22 Letters; 1953 – 8 Letters; 1954 – 25 Letters; Unknown Date – 2 Letters; Bystrom Genealogy; Bystrom Family Portrait; Todd Family Collection – Miscellaneous. 8535D: Miscellaneous Family Photographs; Most are of Janet Todd; Miscellaneous and unidentified postcards. 8535C – Postcards: Carnegie Library – USD; USD Freshman – 1908; New Underwood – Main Street; High jump & pull vault; Centerville – Telephone Post; Centerville High School – Men’s Basketball, 1909; Centerville High School – Women’s Basketball, 1909; Brookings – High School Building; Vermillion – Market Street; Beresford – Third Street; Badlands – Resting on the Old Rocks; Underwood – Birds Eye View, 1909; Homestead – Beautifying the Homestead; Vermillion – Armory; Vermillion – Boat Landing on the Vermillion; Centerville – River Scene, 1911; USD – Young Ladies of East Hall; Slim Buttes, 1911; Reva, SD; Cheyenne Agency, SD – 1912; Medicine Rock; Forest City, Bridge, 1912; Salem – Man on Indian Motorcycle; Sleigh and Horses; Centerville – Gunderson Park, 1923; Chester, SD – Depot, 1908. MD 95: Arlo Todd Military Record – 1919/ 1st Lieutenant Dental Corps; North Dakota Department of Health – License of Arlo Todd; Officer Reserve Corp Certificate- 1917.