Every year during the South Dakota legislative session, there are bills and resolutions that mention the South Dakota State Constitution.
The constitution has changed over the years as revisions are approved, and the SD State Library has many copies of our state constitution.
Prior to the 2021 legislative session, the State Library received many requests for the original South Dakota State Constitution from citizens, attorneys, and state agencies.
The digitization team at SDSL decided to digitize the original version. It can now be found online at the South Dakota State Library: Digital Collections.
The document was extracted from the Journal of the Constitutional Convention of South Dakota, July 1889.
Check out more SD state agency publications, current and historical, at South Dakota State Library: Digital Collections.