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Health, Dept. of

 Record Group
Identifier: DOH

Scope and Contents

This record group contains records created and maintained by Department of Health and the institutions it governed. Records include: correspondence, reports, birth records, death records, pollution results, medical license records, substance abuse records, surveys, blueprints, crippled children’s home records and grant applications.


  • 1891 - 2011


Due to the nature of responsibilities of the Dept. of Health, many records contain confidential information about individuals, which is restricted from public access. Restricted record series are identified in this guide.

Administrative History

The Department of Health was created by Executive Order in 1973. DOH holds jurisdiction over all agencies and committees overseeing health services well as the clinics, schools and other medical facilities throughout the state of South Dakota. The Executive Order which created the DOH also specified the creation of the Office of Inspector of Mines as well as the Food Service Advisory Council.

The DOH briefly had jurisdiction over the Division of Sanitary Engineering before this was moved to the Dept. of Environmental Protection.


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Language of Materials


Guide to the Records of the South Dakota Department of Health
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Hannah Marshall, Processing Archivist
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Preparation of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
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1st Edition

Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

900 Governors Dr
Pierre South Dakota 57501 USA
605-773-6041 (Fax)