Geography Club Records

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UA 035.04

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Geography Club Records


  • 1972-2006 (Accumulation)


0.21 linear feet (1 small document case)

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Gamma Theta Upsilon began to organize at South Dakota State University in 1967 but was not established as a new chapter until March 1970. This chapter was called Delta Zeta. The stated purpose of this organization is to further professional interest in geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field; to strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and laboratory; to advance the status of geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation; to encourage student research of high quality, and to promote an outlet for publication; and to create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of geography. Persons seeking membership must have completed a minimum of three geography courses, have a B average in geography, must rank in the upper 35% of their class and shall have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work. This organization initiated the South Dakota State Geography Convention in 1970 with the purpose of bringing geographers with other perspectives together.

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This collection is composed of programs, news releases, and commemorative books for the annual South Dakota State Geography Convention. Also included are flyers for recruitment and events sponsored by the club and an article by Ed Hogan on the history of the South Dakota State Geography Convention.

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions.

The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

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  • English

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UA 35.4

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