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Digital Archives & Microfilm

Thanks to the generous support of the Vermillion Public Library Foundation, the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library has established a new searchable digital archive featuring digitized microfilm from local newspapers.

Now available: Vermillion Plain Talk

1925-2018 (*accessible only from library building due to copyright protections)
1893-1924 (public domain material that is accessible from any internet connected computer)

*Link marked “Inside library access only” must be viewed using a Vermillion Public Library computer or with a device connected to the library’s Wi-Fi network.


The physical microfilm collection here at the library contains copies of newspapers and census records from around Clay County.

Dakota Republican : 07/05/1862 – 06/19/1947
Vermillion Plain Talk: 11/15/1893 – 2018 (Now available online!)
Volante: 11/01/1887 – 05/07/1946
Wakonda Monitor: 06/05/1891 – 06/24/1965
U.S/Dakota Territory Census: 1870 – 1920
Clay County Register: 09/07/1872 – 03/10/1876
Vermillion Standard: 11/07/1876 – 06/16/1881
State of South Dakota Archives: 1889 – 2000
Hay County History
Vangen Lutheran Church