Processed by JEF: 9-18-1998
The Sod House Photograph Collection was acquired by Special Collections from various sources.
Linear feet of shelf space occupied: 1.0
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The Sod House Photograph Collection contains over 200 photographs and postcards depicting sod houses common to early plains settlements in the American Midwest. The collection includes photographs of sod houses from such states as Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. Also included are photographs of lean-tos, sod buildings, sod churches, interiors of sod houses, sod post offices, and sod schools.
For futher information concerning sod houses of the northern Great Plains,
please refer to the Institute for Regional Studies at North Dakota State University
webpage: Northern Great
Plains, 1880-1920: Photographs from the Fred Hultstrand and
F. A. Panzandak Photograph Collections.
The photographs in this collection are best viewed using Internet Explorer. Please contact Special Collections if you wish to view the oversized photographs.