Center for Western Studies

The CWS at AU

Founded by author and Augustana Professor Emeritus of English Dr. Herbert Krause, the center serves as a repository for more than 500 substantive archival collections and maintains a library in excess of 37,000 volumes on the American West.

In addition, the center holds an extensive art and artifact collection and sponsors annual events such as the Boe Forum, Dakota Conference and Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale.

With more than 75 publications to its credit, the center is a major academic publisher in South Dakota.

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Visit Information

  • Museum, Gallery, & Library | Monday-Friday | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Archives | Monday-Friday by appointment
  • Closed on major holidays | Admission is free

 Center for Western Studies
 2121 S. Summit Ave.
 Sioux Falls, SD 57197


Contact

  • The Center for Western Studies | 605.274.4007 or 800.727.2844 | Fax: 605.274.4999 | cws@ozdogsratings.com

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         Center for Western Studies
         2001 S. Summit Ave.
         Sioux Falls, SD 57197


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Augustana University and the Center for Western Studies (CWS) announced today that free tickets for the 27th Boe Forum on Public Affairs are now available to the public. This year, Augustana’s Boe Forum will feature an evening with New York Times opinion columnist, PBS NewsHour commentator and bestselling author David Brooks. The talk, entitled “America at the Crossroads: The Rule of Law and the Future of Democracy,” will be held at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, March 19, in the Elmen Center.

Augustana University and the Center for Western Studies (CWS) announced today that the 27th Boe Forum on Public Affairs will feature an evening with New York Times opinion columnist, PBS NewsHour commentator and bestselling author David Brooks. The talk, entitled “America at the Crossroads: The Rule of Law and the Future of Democracy,” will be held at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, March 19, in the Elmen Center. Tickets for the 27th Boe Forum are free and will be available to the public in the coming weeks.

Supported by Rosemarie and Dean Buntrock and in partnership with the Center for Western Studies (CWS), Augustana University is excited to announce free tickets for the Critical Inquiry & Citizenship Colloquium with Dr. Michael Sandel. The world-renowned philosopher and author will give a keynote presentation to the AU community at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Elmen Center to kick off the 2-day colloquium, with a book signing following the event.