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Academic Women's Equity Coalition Collection

  • UA 050.10
  • Collection
  • 1983-1992

This collection is composed of clippings, membership and committee lists, correspondence, meeting agenda, programs, finances and a brief history of the group. Also included is a rough draft of an official complaint of discrimination at South Dakota State University filed with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and notification of results of the investigation.

South Dakota State University. Academic Women's Equity Coalition

Aerial Photographs of Western South Dakota

  • MA 060
  • Collection
  • 1951-2000, undated

The collection consists of aerial photographs of western South Dakota, particularly around the Black Hills area. Some of the images track beetle infestations in the Black Hills. Images taken by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Agriculture.

Army Administration Schools, Enlisted Branch No. 3 Records

  • UA 050.09
  • Collection
  • 1942-1945

This collection is composed of a history, report of a survey, and a scrapbook related to the Army Administration School on the campus of South Dakota State College during World War II. Also included is a small amount of material related to the Army Specialized Training Program. The history of the Army Administration School at South Dakota State College includes a list of names of officers and what is believed to be participants. The report details buildings and property furnished to the Army Administration School by South Dakota State College. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, graduation programs and photographs relating to the Army Administration School at South Dakota State College. The miscellaneous material includes a program for graduation exercises of the second class of the school held in August 1943, a note card listing the number of army men on campus, and a license certificate for a pure bred stallion recorded in April 1913. The relationship of this certificate to the Army Administration School is unknown.

Army Administration School (Brookings, S.D.)

Audrae Visser Collection

  • MA 052
  • Collection
  • 1938-2002

The materials in this collection were collected and donated by Dr. Charles Woodard of the South Dakota State University English Department. The collection is primarily composed of correspondence between Audrae Visser and Dr. Woodard and includes many of her writings to fulfill class assignments. Also included are photographs she took and written accounts of her frequent travel vacations, as well as materials related to her awards, honors, and activities as a poet and as a member of numerous organizations.

This collection consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs, and many poetic and prose writings by Visser including book reviews and reports, speeches, and a Pioneer Humor Project undertaken to fulfill the requirements of the Heritage of the Prairies Institute at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota.

Visser, Audrae 1919-2001

Bill Nibbelink Papers

  • DA 12
  • Collection
  • 1978-2015

The collection is primarily composed of publications and materials related to the development and promotion of alcohol fuels in South Dakota, assorted campaign memorabilia as well as the Moody County recount handbook for the contested congressional election in 1978. Constituent robo letters, South Dakota trip schedules, and a number of photographs are also included.

Nibbelink, Bill

Blanche Avery Johnston Class of 1916 Collection

  • MA 071
  • Collection
  • 1912-1986

The collection contains materials Johnston collected during her time at South Dakota State College, including 103 photographs and a booklet about campus life. Also in the collection is a 1917 booklet of letters from the class of 1916 telling each other what they have been doing since they graduated. There is also a news clipping from the Brookings Register about Johnston and her memories of the first Hobo Day at South Dakota State.

Johnston, Blanche Avery 1895-1986

Boarding Club Collection

  • UA 052.06
  • Collection
  • 1885-1923

This collection is composed ledgers for the Boarding Club. Included are records for expenses, board, labor and refunds for students who were members of the club.

Dakota Agricultural College. Boarding Club

Carol Hepper Collection

  • MA 043
  • Collection
  • 1982-2006

Composed mainly of gallery invitations, exhibition catalogs, reviews and some press material related to the career of Carol Hepper.

Hepper, Carol 1953-

Centennial Steering Committee Records

  • UA 051.01
  • Collection
  • 1979-1982

This collection is composed of committee files produced for or in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of South Dakota State University held in 1981. The collection is made up of general office and administrative files with some memorabilia.

The office files include budgets, correspondence, committee minutes and the files from each sub-committee. The budgets material consists mainly of the accounting used to put on the centennial celebration and to run an office devoted to such an event. The sub-committees files consist mainly of simple reports on the actions of various departments and various committees over the year. The notable exception to this is the calendar committee, which demonstrated some of the scheduling programs of such a huge event. The most useful files include the minutes of the Steering Committee and the correspondence files, as they reflect the inner workings of the group and the magnitude of such an event. Much attention is given throughout this material to the appearance of and seminar honoring Theodore Schultz, SDSU graduate and Nobel Prize winner.

The administrative files include material that was produced for or in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration. Included in this file are the finished calendars, lists of speakers, publications association with the centennial, and congratulatory letters from land grant colleges, alumni, dignitaries and South Dakota organizations. Also included are programs and flyers from various centennial events. The transcripts and audio cassettes of the commencement addresses are also included.

The memorabilia includes examples of some the souvenirs that were produced during the centennial. Included are two paperweights, one is bronze and housed in a redwood box with blue velvet lining, and one is marble with a cork bottom, a brass insignia with clear acrylic covering an insignia which has a dark blue background and gold lettering. Also included is a light blue coaster with gold lettering, a tan button with dark brown lettering, and an acrylic box of gummed gold SDSU notarial seals and blue and yellow ribbons approximately one inch long.

South Dakota State University. Centennial Steering Committee

Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company Collection

  • MA 033
  • Collection
  • 1913-1918

This collection originated from the Madison, S.D. Railway Depot and was then donated to Prairie Village of Madison. The barn in which Prairie Village kept the records burned down but the records were salvaged. The collection provides a variety of different communications and report information, and is an excellent source to view original documentation. However, the collection is not a complete record of all communications and so is not an effective source for researching specific transactions, etc. It is organized into folders each containing a different form of communication used by the railroad company. The beginning of the collection contains all photocopied material. The middle of the collection contains the encapsulated material, and the end of the collection contains the samples of original records.

Because this collection was damaged in a fire all records received were photocopied with only a few original samples retained from each category of the collection. Some unique samples were encapsulated for easier handling and display.

Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company

Collected Student Organization Files

  • UA 035
  • Collection
  • 1889-2008

This collection is composed of very small artificial collections of material by or about certain student organizations. Material is added as it is unearthed. No attempt is made to systematically collect this information. The folders consist of such materials as programs, charters, newsletters, correspondence, clippings, and flyers announcing events for organizations. The files of each organization vary.

College on the Hill Research and Manuscript

  • UA 017.1
  • Collection
  • 1885-2004, undated

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.

Dunkle, Amy

Committee Files Collection

  • UA 051
  • Collection
  • 1900-1989

This is an artificial collection composed of random committee materials such as pamphlets, reports, correspondence and minutes. Material is added as it is unearthed. No attempt is made to systematically collect this information.

The Civilization Committee material is composed of a pamphlet titled "Dialogues in Higher Education: A Series of Discussions on the Process of Thought." This series was developed from discussions by the Civilization Committee. The pamphlet describes the speaker for the series, and lists the dates, times and topic for each.

The Classification Committee is composed of a ledger of minutes between 1900 and 1914. This committee was known as the Ad. (Admissions?) and Cr. (Credit?) Committee. This committee appears to have dealt with credit hour issues.

The Committee on Radio Broadcasting material is composed of a report of the Committee on Radio Broadcasting. The main subject of the report is a plan devised by the committee in order that the radio broadcasting service of South Dakota State College be effective in serving the people of South Dakota.

The Computer Users Advisory Council material is composed of correspondence circulated by the Computer Users Advisory Council. The main subject of the correspondence is answering questions concerning computer software copyrights.

The Curriculum and Veterans Enrollment material is composed of correspondence, proclamations in support of veteran's claims for free tuition, and other miscellaneous documents related to veterans enrollment.

The Faculty Committee on Air Transport material is composed of a report written by the committee on air transport. The mission of the committee was to study the future impact of air transportation on college business and to make recommendations for action by the college. This report reflects the recommendations of the committee to the college.

The Faculty Workshop Committee material is composed of minutes of a meeting held in May of 1957. The main subject of the minutes is examinations for graduating seniors, the date of fall and winter graduation, and an appointment of a committee to prepare and make available a course for communication skills for college students.

The High School Contact Committee material is composed of a report to faculty and extension personnel. This report covers completed work, work in progress, and projected plans for High School recruitment as of February 1, 1952. An explanation of the action taken or to be taken, or matters still under consideration and study by the committee follow each project.

The ROTC Inspection and Military Field Day Committee material is composed of minutes of a meeting held to arrange the schedule of ROTC Inspection and Military Field Day. The main subject of the meeting was excusing students from class for the exercises while trying not to cause interruption of classes.

The Rules and Regulations Committee material is composed of minutes of meetings held in July 1931. The main subject of the meetings was the publishing of the official college rules in one publication. This material is arranged chronologically.

Council of Higher Education Collection

  • UA 049
  • Collection
  • 1977-2004

This is an artificial collection composed of newsletters, interim terms of employment for September 1988, a proposal for budget reductions at South Dakota State University for 1984, and faculty feedback concerning South Dakota Board of Regents proposals. Material is added as it is unearthed. No attempt is made to systematically collect this information.

Council of Higher Education (S.D.)

Cuneiform Tablet Collection

  • AR 003
  • Collection
  • 50 BCE 2003 CE, 1987, 2002-2003

This collection consists of six Sumerian Cuneiform Tablets, a translation by Edgar J. Banks, research and manuscript material. Five of the tablets are approximately 1.5" x 1.5" in size. The tablets come from Ancient Mesopotamia, a historical region of Western Asia situated within the Tigris-Euphrates river system, in the northern part of the Fertile Crescent, corresponding to most of modern day Iraq, Kuwait, the eastern parts of Syria, and Southwestern Turkey. The translation found with the tablets provides only general information about each tablet: date, place found, and general description. The translations state that three of the tablets are records of receipt for temple offerings, one a sealed temple record and one contract or business document.

South Dakota State College President Willis E. Johnson, who was president of South Dakota State College from 1919 to 1923, purchased the tablets from Edgar James Banks in 1923 for $26.00.

The sixth tablet is 4 inches wide x 6.5 inches long. This tablet was transferred to the archives from the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum. A label affixed to the tablet reads: Egyptian Prescription given me by Daphne Serles and had belonged to Dr. Earl Serles. This script was misidentified as Egyptian hieroglyphics but is indeed Sumerian Cuneiform. This tablet has no transcription.

Banks, Edgar James

Dakota Farmer Collection

  • MA 038
  • Collection
  • 1906-1946

This collection is composed mainly of plates, publications, reports, a small amount of correspondence, and photographs. The plates consist of frames, cover mast-heads, article mast-heads, frames for photographs, and other artwork used for the publication. A more detailed description of these plates is found in the container list. The publications are mainly specialty publications aimed at advertisers and marketers. The reports are surveys conducted on farmers, bankers, merchants.

An item of note is the contracting for a new cover file. This material contains several examples of other publication covers with critiques of what works and what does not. Also included in this material is three sample covers for the Dakota Farmer and correspondence between the contractor and the Dakota Farmer staff.

Dakota Farmer (Aberdeen, S.D.)

Daktronics Collection

  • MA 081
  • Collection

Materials from 1978 to 2007 related to Daktronics, Inc., collected by Charles R. Peterson, long-time employee (hired in 1978) of Daktronics, including internal publications, news stories, press releases, annual reports (1995-2006), stockholder reports, promotional brochures and a few research reports/case studies.

Daktronics

David Richards Collection on N.E. Hansen

  • MA 049
  • Collection
  • 1884-2000

Richards was an admirer of Dr. Hansen and often stopped to visit him in his office. After Dr. Hansen's death in 1950, David asked for and received, permission to keep a few souvenirs and then dug through the trash filling several boxes with papers of historical value.

This collection is composed writings for the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in the form of bulletins and circulars, manuscripts for articles and publications that include Hansen's notations and corrections, correspondence with friends, colleagues, and customers interested in ordering seeds or rootstocks. Also included are catalog descriptions of plants to be included in seed catalogs, transplanting cards on which researchers will find records of planting and transplanting of plant hybrids, and research projects and reports to the Agricultural Experiment Station and material related to the South Dakota Horticultural Society.

Some items of note are collected Russian publications, seed catalogs and Seeds and Plants Imported published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture which list the plants and seeds imported by Hansen. Researchers will also find some material related to Hansen's travels.

The publications and manuscripts by Hansen related to many different horticultural topics: apples, crab apples, apricots, cherries, currants, grapes, pears, plums, plums, roses, roses, alfalfa, trees, plant genetics and breeding.
Researchers will also find clippings related to Hansen and photographs.

Richards, David

Departmental Histories

  • UA 052.07
  • Collection
  • 1957-1958

Composed of departmental histories, written by a variety of departmental representatives during 1957-58. These narratives offer insight into the early history of the departments represented here. Unfortunately, not all South Dakota State University departments are represented in this collection.

The depth of the material varies greatly, as does the size. The Foreign Languages departmental history is in three parts and is divided into three file folders. The Animal Husbandry departmental history, on the other hand, consists only of one sheet of paper. While by no means complete, this collection offers a nice accompaniment to the departmental histories written during the Centennial year of the college, and to the published histories of the college.

South Dakota State University

Edwin C. Graber Poetry Collection

  • MA 034
  • Collection
  • 1937-1949

Consists of chapbooks of Graber's poetry and does not contain larger collections of verse, which may be found in the South Dakota Collection.

Graber, Edwin C.

Faculty Publications

  • UA 053.002
  • Collection
  • 1994-2009

Artificial collection composed of articles and publications written by South Dakota State University faculty.

The Faculty Publications is an ongoing collection of articles and publications written by South Dakota State University faculty. This material has been collected in a haphazard manner. There has never been a policy to collect anything smaller than books written by faculty authors, so the assumption here is that these articles, were, for the most part, donated to the archives. There is not a program to collect such material. Currently, if material arrives in the archives, it is added to the collection.

It is recommended that researchers ask staff about materials by specific faculty members.

Florence and Geraldine Fenn Inner-City Scholarship Collection

  • UA 009.04
  • Collection
  • 1969-1991

The Florence and Geraldine Fenn Inner-City Scholarship collection is composed of scrapbooks, journals, photographs, and miscellaneous materials related to the Fenn Scholarship. Included are photos of the Fenn Scholars and the places they worked and lived in Denver, Colorado, their weekly expense sheets and itineraries, journals relating their experiences, newspaper clippings, and many brochures from sites in Denver.

The material was originally arranged in scrapbooks, which were dismantled for preservation purposes. The photographs were separated to the UA Photograph Archives. Any ephemera in the scrapbooks were placed in separate folders. Three of the scrapbooks (1989-1991) were retained in their original condition as an example.

Florence and Geraldine Fenn Inner-City Scholarship (South Dakota State University)

George and Evelyn Norby Collection

  • NA 001
  • Collection
  • 1840-2006

The Norby's did research for the Brookings Historic Preservation, History of the City of Brookings as well as collected old newspapers and pictures pertaining to the history of Brookings. The collection is composed of newspapers, photographs and filed related to Brookings and Brookings County, South Dakota.

Norby, George 1924-2003

Gray's Watercolor Collection

  • AR 001
  • Collection
  • 1960s and 1970s

This appears to be a collection of commissioned works, created sometime in the 1960's or 1970's according to the organization's web site. These were most likely done in the later part of that period, as evidenced by the citation on the picture of Lincoln Hall as the "Lincoln Music Hall" – the library had already shifted, so this was after 1975 or so. Given this date, the painting of Old North (razed in 1962) was very likely done from a photograph, as the others also may have been reproduced.

Gray's Watercolors

H.L. Loucks Correspondence with R. F. Pettigrew

  • MA 023
  • Collection
  • 1914-1916

Composed of correspondence between Henry Langford Loucks and Richard F. Pettigrew during the years 1914-1916. The content of the letters is mainly political in nature, dealing with issues of the progressive movement in the United States in the early 1900's. The collection also contains photographs, and published editorials and a pamphlet written by Loucks.

Loucks, Henry L. (Henry Langford) 1846-1928

Holmspun Medicine Show Collection

  • MA 066
  • Collection
  • 1994-2006

The collection contains audio cassettes and compact discs of the show from 1994 through 2006.

Holmspun Medicine Show (Radio program)

Incredible Gladys Pyle Collection

  • MA 020
  • Collection
  • 1918-1987

"The Incredible Gladys Pyle" Collection consists of clippings, correspondence, financial records, manuscripts, research, transcripts and audio cassettes.

The clippings include advertisements for the published book and clippings of Gladys Pyle on her 96th birthday. The correspondence includes letters on the publication of the book and letters from Gladys Pyle noting corrections for the book. Included is a handwritten letter from Governor Sigurd Anderson praising Gladys Pyle and her contributions to South Dakota politics.

The financial records are minimal and include itemized lists of expenses. There are two manuscripts for the book, one is with the published title "The Incredible Gladys Pyle", and the other with an alternative title "Gladys Pyle: Always a Pioneer". The transcripts appear to accompany only one set of audiocassettes. Included with the transcripts are notebooks with interview questions for Miss Pyle.

Pyle, Gladys, 1890-1989

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Collection

  • MA 067
  • Collection
  • 1998-2002

The collection contains the constitution and bylaws of the Unified Encampment of South Dakota and the proceedings of the Grand Encampment of South Dakota.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Grand Encampment of South Dakota

Morris Nellermoe Illuminated Manuscripts

  • MA 059
  • Collection
  • 13th century, 1440-1496

The H.M. Briggs Library holds four illuminated manuscript leaves, or single pages. The pages consist of religious texts. One leaf is the Biblia Sacra Latina, which is a page from the Latin Bible and dates to the 13th century. The leaves were purchased from the estate of Morris Elmer Nellermoe, Jr. (1926-2004).

The Hours of the Virgin, a section of the Book of Hours, which are devotional prayers for different times of the day. Hours of the Virgin, also known as the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, contained psalms, lessons, hymns, and prayers said at each of the eight canonical hours: Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Compline. The Book of Hours was the bestselling book of the Middle Ages. These pages date from the middle of the 15th century.

The Biblia Sacra Latina chapter numerals in red and blue with much pen work ornamentation. The work contained a number of historiated and illuminated initials, remarkable for the extremely wide margins.

Nellermoe, Morris Elmer, Jr.

SDSU Buildings and Landmarks Collection

  • UA 048
  • Collection
  • 1878, 1910-2008

This collection is an artificial collection composed of collected materials, publications and papers of various buildings and landmarks located on the campus of South Dakota State University.

Material is added as it is unearthed. No attempt is made to systematically collect this information. The files consist of such materials as dedication programs, correspondence, clippings, architectural plans and drawings, specifications, and photographs. The files of each building or landmark vary.

SDSU Clipping Scrapbooks

  • UA 052.04
  • Collection
  • 1897-1967

This is an artificial collection that consists of 95 athletic and general scrapbooks, which contain newspaper clippings from newspapers and publications from across the state of South Dakota. The athletic scrapbooks include clippings from all sports featured at South Dakota State University from 1947 to 1967. The general scrapbooks cover a wide range of topics; from articles featuring athletics, agriculture and research conducted on campus to articles written about and by college presidents and faculty members. The clippings inside of the scrapbooks are arranged by year and not topic.

SDSU Ephemera Collection

  • UA 052.09
  • Collection
  • 1897-2003

The South Dakota State University Ephemera collection is an artificial collection, which consists of ephemera related to South Dakota State University that does not fit in to the scope any other collections. Material is added as it is unearthed if it is unique, unusual or illustrative. No attempt is made to systematically collect this information.

Material is this collection includes, but is not limited to, menus, clippings, programs, bookmarks, invitations, and diplomas.

SDSU Men's Basketball Trip to Cuba Collection

  • UA 046.01
  • Collection
  • 1975-1977

This collection is composed of material related to the undertaking of such a trip. Much of the material contained here includes the media surrounding the event. There are numerous clippings and excerpts from radio spots highlighting the event. Some of the correspondence is interesting, as it shows the earliest stages of the trip. Much of the planning material for this event seems to be lost, however.

Cuba Trip (South Dakota State University)

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum Records

  • UA 039
  • Collection
  • 1978-2009

This collection is an artificial collection composed of material by or about the South Dakota Art Museum. Material is added as it is unearthed. No attempt is made to systematically collect this information. Folders consist of newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, and exhibition catalogs.

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum

South Dakota Eminent Farmer and Homemaker Program Collection

  • UA 050.13
  • Collection
  • 1927-1995

This collection is composed of scrapbooks, photographs, citations, and publications related to Eminent Farmers and Homemakers.

South Dakota State University. Eminent Farmer and Homemaker Program

Student Essays

  • UA 052.02
  • Collection
  • 1890-1900

This is an artificial collection of student essays written between 1890 and 1901. The essays do not appear to be theses, nor do they appear to be only senior class essays. Some authors appear more than once, and none appear to be graduate students. While all of the essays have an author and title, many include only the graduating class of the author, not the date the essay was written.

The physical makeup of the essays is interesting. Most of the essays are around 20 pages in length, indicating work of some depth. A few are bound, while others are sewn together and some are stapled. Some are handwritten, but most are typewritten. Many of them have ribbons or other decoration on the cover or holding the piece together. Illustrations found in them are hand drawn, sometimes in great detail.

The essays themselves are of some interest, although their informational content is most likely dated. The topics covered by the essays are quite diverse, ranging from bread to bridge construction. A large number of the essays seem to relate to the study of the English language, the mechanical arts, with agriculture, engineering and woodcarving. Some other topics include entomology, molds, music and sewing.

Theodore W. Schultz Collection

  • MA 022
  • Collection
  • 1932-1991

This collection is composed mainly of Schultz's personal collection of articles he authored. Most are offprints from the journal in which the article appeared and many bear Schultz's signature. Also included are a few articles not authored by Schultz which are review articles or contain biographical material about Schultz.

Schultz, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1902-1998

TLN Productions Discover America South Dakota Videos

  • MA 061
  • Collection
  • 1998, 2003, undated

Collection contains 11 Betacam video tapes and 5 DVDs documenting events and scenery in South Dakota. The footage is taken of Lake Andes, the Ft. Randall Casino, Aberdeen, and the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribe in South Dakota. The footage was taken by TLN Productions for their Discover America series, which promoted travel throughout the United States.

TLN Productions

University Center Records

  • UA 050.16
  • Collection
  • 2003-2009

This collection is composed of class schedules, student handbooks, and articles.

South Dakota State University. University Center

Valerian Three Irons American Indian Collection

  • MA 104
  • Collection
  • 1978

This collection contains transcripts of 144 interviews with American Indians from across the United States. The interviews were all conducted in the 1970s.

Meyers, Samuel I.