South Dakota State University Archives and Hilton M. Briggs Library Special Collections contain the University Archives, as well as material related to South Dakota history and life. These two general collection areas include manuscript and archival materials, books, serials, audiovisual materials, artifacts and photographs. Collections are accessible on the upper level of Hilton M. Briggs Library on the campus of South Dakota State University.

The Senator Thomas A. Daschle Congressional Research Study is also located within the Special Collections area of Hilton M. Briggs Library. This study allows for public access to the Senator Thomas A. Daschle papers donated by the Senator, a 1969 SDSU graduate in political science. The collection documents his distinguished twenty-six year public career in the U.S. House and Senate from 1979 through 2004.