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Mike Sougstad Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2004-054

Content Description

This collection consists of publications, pamphlets, calendars, and artwork by or about Mike Sougstad. Sougstad was born in Madison, South Dakota in 1939, but grew up in Fulton. He graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University and the University of Wyoming. Sougstad was the Director of the Pierre Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director of the South Dakota Cowboy and Western Heritage Hall of Fame, and Director of the High Plains Heritage Center in Spearfish. He also worked with the West in Miniature Museum, and painted murals at the Middle Border Museum. Sougstad taught art at the college level in Wyoming, Colorado, and South Dakota. He was named the Art Department Head at Dakota Wesleyan University in January 2004.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1960-2003


0.25 Cubic Feet


Art Shows Tribal & Western Art of the Great Plains, 1998 23rd Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale, 2003 Celebrating Creative Individuals in our Midst, 1999 1988 Colorado Crafts Exhibition Publications Old West Trail Vacation Guide, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985 Buffalo, June 1974, July 1974, September 1974, December 1974 (Sougstad was the Art Director and Production Manager for the magazine). A Commercial Artist’s Look at Desk Top Publishing, 1988 “Tales of the Missouri River,” by Ann Sogge, 1994 Prairie Winds, Creative Writing Class, Dakota Wesleyan University, Spring 1960 First United Methodist Church Pictorial Directory, 1985 What does South Dakota do now about Railroads? Ag Unity Organization, November 1980 Eighty-One, May 1981, South Dakota Coalition Conference Owen Wister Review, Fall 1984 South Dakota Stockgrower, April 1981 Calendars Outdoor Art Contest Calendar, 1983 South Dakota Public Broadcasting Calendar, 1984 Denkota Publications The Wheel, Denkota Institute, February 1994 “Beyond Reconciliation and Factory Education” 1991 Denkota Institute Denkota Publishing Dakota Western Art pamphlet Artwork LaBarge Project, folder Drawings of Trains (4) John Sogge’s, The West in Miniature, showing a train (2) Dakota Art showing a train Miscellaneous Pamphlets Sounds of the Western Prairie, 2000 The West in Miniature pamphlet Hanson Corn Palace Classic, 1997 “Why my world is wacky” “Pierre, Prairie and People” advertisement for a reception for Mike Sougstad, 2000 Christmas Greeting card, 1989 Pioneer Auto Museum pamphlet Art is Alive in Wyoming brochure Black Hills Mining Museum Fund raiser and Appreciation night pamphlet High Plains Heritage Museum pamphlet Dakota Western Art pamphlet MD 2 Oversize John Sogge’s, “The West in Miniature” poster, 1992 (2) Oscar Howe Art Center Reception advertisement for Mike Sougstad, 1987. 1 matted, 2 un-matted. Wyoming Council on the Arts Capitol Concert Series poster, 1984 (2) Keystone Action Korner map, 1983 Woman sitting in a grassy field with a train in the background, print, 1985 (2) Rail Fair Special advertisement for prints, 1984 Simpson’s Creative Color Printers Calendar for months of July-September, 1982. Features a train drawing by Mike Sougstad (2) 1880 Train at Standby Mine prints (Rochford, South Dakota ) (2) and accompanying descriptions of the artist Print of three tracks in Deadwood, 1985 (2) South Dakota Reagan Country, Reagan for President poster, 1980 (2) South Dakota Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Fund Raising Banquet, 1987 Railheads & Whistle Stops on the High Plains, Grand Opening at the High Plains Heritage Center, 1989 Print of a train, 1980 Advertising poster for Dakota Wesleyan University, 1987 (2) Color print of a car and cattle roundup in the Badlands, 1983 (2) Black and white print of a man on horseback looking toward a building in the distance, 1980 Poster advertising Mike Sougstad’s artwork, 1983 (4) Northern Hills HACH (history, art, culture and heritage) Map, 1994 Two sheets of small black and white drawings, 1979, sheets have been cut up with some images removed Advertisement for an auction of Robert and Ruth Benson’s belongings, July 29, 1995 in Fulton. (2) Color Photograph of Fulton, South Dakota “The Beauty and the Beast” original painting, 1985. Painting is in poor condition. Certificate appointing Majorie F. Sougstad as Postmaster at Fulton, September 9, 1944 Advertisement of James Abdnor for Congress. Drawings of cars on the reverse. Poster for Keith Carlyle for Mayor of Rapid City, undated. Other items also donated at this time: Miscellaneous items to the vertical file Newspaper clippings on Casey Tibbs to the biographical file Black Hills State University catalog, 1994-1996 and Dakota Wesleyan University catalog, 2002-2004 added to college and university publications