The Fred C. and J. Marie Christopherson Papers, available at the Center for Western Studies, document the personal and professional lives of two of Sioux Falls' best-known journalists and personalities. The papers include financial records of the ARGUS LEADER, business and personal correspondence, subject files, news clippings, maps, speeches, medical records, photographs, audio tapes, social records, account journals, and scrapbooks. Fred Christopherson was the long-time editor of the ARGUS LEADER and champion of a number of civic development projects relating to Sioux Falls and South Dakota. Marie Christopherson was a journalist in her own right, author of the World War II column "Driftwood" who became a Sioux Falls socialite in her later years.
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