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Robert D. Lusk--Research materials

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 06473 A
Identifier: H2014-077

Content Description

The collection consists of research material on Huron (S.D.) native Robert D. Lusk. Robert Davies Lusk (1902-1962) was born at Yankton on May 13, 1902, the son of Willard C. and Alma (Davies) Lusk. His father founded the Yankton Press and Dakotan. Robert grew up in Yankton and attended Yankton College and graduated from the University of Missouri school of Journalism in 1924. He worked in Washington and New York as a correspondent with the United Press. He came to Huron in 1926 and purchased The Daily Plainsman. He married Jeannette Crawford of Huron on January 5, 1927. Jeanette was the daughter of former South Dakota Governor and Senator Coe Crawford. Lusk was involved with a number of Huron’s civil affairs, as well as state and national groups and was an advocate for the development of Huron and central South Dakota. The collection consist of the following items: Lusk family genealogy, Coe Crawford family genealogy, the donors interview notes and research on Robert Lusk, newspaper stories titled, “Publisher’s Notebook” written by Robert Lusk, various newspaper articles about Lusk, and the connection with Lusk to Frank Lloyd Wright. Two Frank Lloyd Wright books were transferred to the State Historic Preservation Office library.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1930s-1960s


0.25 Cubic Feet