Gamma Sigma Delta Records

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UA 035.16

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Gamma Sigma Delta Records


  • 1955-2009 (Creation)


3.0 linear feet (3 records boxes)

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Gamma Sigma Delta, also known as the Honor Society of Agriculture, is a professional agricultural fraternity. The South Dakota State University chapter of the society was established on May 27, 1958. The chapter encourages and recognizes high standards and achievement in agriculture. A national conclave of Gamma Sigma Delta was held at SDSU in 1974; the themes was “Agriculture in the Modern World.” The chapter was the Gamma Sigma Delta bronze runner-up in the Outstanding Chapter Award in 2010 and won the Chapter Enrichment Grant in 1998. Only one member of the chapter has won The International Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award, Dr. Oscar E. Olson won the award in 1979.

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The collection includes the constitutions, programs, yearly records of activities and financial records. In addition, there are membership lists, a VHS tape, chapter histories, reports, and materials related to the 25th anniversary of the chapter.

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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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections.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 35.16

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