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Treasure Tuesdays

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 23rd, 2012

Treasure Tuesdays volunteers Sharon VanRiper, left, and Carole Johnson, center, discuss a piece of correspondence from the Marghab archives Oct. 16 while Veronna Capone sorts more papers from that collection. The Treasure Tuesdays volunteers are helping the South Dakota Art Museum protect its archives and make them more accessible. Photo by Charis Prunty/Register

• Years of volunteer work behind the scenes of South Dakota Art Museum

BROOKINGS – With stacks of white, yellow, pink and blue paper before them in the basement of the South Dakota Art Museum, the ladies begin to sort. They scan pages and decide in which folder each belongs. Some of it is all business, fairly dull information. Some of it is interesting for its historical context, and a few bits are just plain juicy reading.

“What we’ve uncovered through this process are some very notable people in history,” said Lisa Scholten, the museum’s coordinator/curator of collections. “For example, the mistress of King Edward VIII.”

“And her linens!” added MaryEllen Aamot, a volunteer.

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