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College on the Hill Research and Manuscript
- 1885-2004, undated (Creation)
3.0 liner feet ( 3 records boxes)
Name of creator
Amy Dunkle worked for nearly two decades in community newspapers as a reporter, news editor, and managing editor. She spent another dozen years as a freelance writer for newspapers, magazines, and trade journals, and authored the book, The College on the Hill, an anecdotal history about South Dakota State University. / She is the former communications coordinator for Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR, and has written about scientific research and training supported by the National Science Foundation grant.
Name of creator
A 1978 graduate of South Dakota State University, Smith spent the decade of the 1980s working for the Allied Signal Aerospace Company in Kansas City, MO. He returned to his Alma mater in 1990 to serve as Assistant Athletic Director for the SDSU athletic program. He was appointed Executive Director of the SDSU Alumni Association in 1996 and resigned from that position in January 2007 due to the overwhelming requests for speaking appearances. Smith is the author of the book, The Richest Man in Town. / V.J. Smith (Republican Party) is a member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 7. He assumed office in 2019. His current term ends on January 11, 2021. Smith (Republican Party) ran for election to the South Dakota State Senate to represent District 7. He won in the general election on November 6, 2018.
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Scope and content
The College on the Hill is an anecdotal history of South Dakota State University from 1881 to 2003 co-written by Amy Dunkle and V.J. Smith, Alumni Association Director.
System of arrangement
This collection is arranged into series:
- Series 1. Manuscript
- Series 2. Research
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Conditions governing access
This collection is open to researchers without restrictions.
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Conditions governing reproduction
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Related archival materials
The college on the hill: a sense of South Dakota State University history, by Amy Dunkle with V.J. Smith.
Brookings, S.D.: South Dakota State University Alumni Association, c2003.
Call number: S537 S6 D86 2003
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Name access points
- Dunn, Barry H. (Subject)
- Smith, V.J. (Vincent J.) (Subject)