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South Dakota Farmers Alliance Records

  • MA 011
  • Records
  • 1887, undated

The South Dakota Farmers Alliance Records consists of an address of President Loucks, proceedings from a convention in 1887, and an advertisement for A Book for Farmers.

South Dakota Farmer's Alliance

J.M. Aldrich Diaries

  • UA 053.014
  • Papers
  • 1885-1888

This collection is composed of three diaries of J.M Aldrich during his tenure as a student at Dakota Agricultural College from 1885-1888. The diaries give an invaluable account on life as a student during the early years of the college.

The diaries are separated into three volumes, one for each year Aldrich was a student at the college. Between 1930 and 1932, Aldrich made typewritten transcripts copied from his original diaries and included parenthetical comments for clarification. Each daily entry states the day and date, which are underlined, and relate Aldrich's daily activities. Most of the entries are trivial, recounting the activity of each day, but give an excellent portrayal of the atmosphere of Dakota Territory life in the 1880's. Topics included in the diaries range from accounts of his journeys between his home in Minnesota to Brookings to administrative upsets such as President George Lilley losing his position to Lewis McLouth.

Aldrich, John Merton, 1866-1934

Dakota Agricultural College Board of Regents Records

  • UA 052.03
  • Records
  • 1884-1895

This collection is composed of the original ledger of minutes of the Board of Regents for the Dakota Agricultural College from 1884-1895. Included in the minutes is information that details the organization of the college from the selection of the first president to the formation of committees to oversee the finances, course of study, farm, buildings and college lands, admission requirements, and budgets of the college. Some of the later minutes include reports from the president of the college. A notation appears at the end of the ledger indicating a second volume, which we do not have in our custody and its whereabouts is unknown. The second item in the collection is a petition, signed by many students of Dakota Agricultural College. It requests that the English/History professor be removed from his post.

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.

Faculty Round Table Records

  • UA 050.04
  • Records
  • 1901

The Faculty Round Table Records sub-group consists of the by-laws and minutes from the first meeting, and tentative rules governing the Faculty Round Table. The by-laws are bound in a ledger and are hand-written. The by-laws state the name of the group, its aim, membership, officers, and organization of meetings. Also included in the ledger are the minutes from the first meeting of the group. The tentative rules governing the Faculty Round Table are the same as the by-laws in the exception that they are typewritten.

South Dakota Agricultural College. Faculty Round Table

Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor Records

  • UA 035.14
  • Records
  • 1887-1902

This series is composed of secretary's books, the constitution and bylaws for the society and a small booklet of prayer meeting topics. The secretary's books consist of the constitution and bylaws and amendments to them, membership lists, and minutes.

Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor

Lotto Underwood Papers

  • MA 083
  • Scrapbooks
  • 1905-1913

This collection consists primary of the scrapbook "The Girl Graduate, Her Own Book" as completed by Loto Rollinstahl Underwood documenting her life in college. Topics include programs, social events and miscellaneous. Items in the scrapbook include invitations, class listings, programs, dance cards, commencement publications, and newspaper clippings. The scrapbook includes no photographs and very few drawings. Within the scrapbooks 176 numbered pages, there are very few written entries but many pasted and loosely interleaved items.

Underwood, Lotto Rollinstahl

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

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

Donald D. Johnson Papers

  • MA 018
  • Papers
  • 1918

Composed of a short narrative composed around 1918 and relates the experience of John P. Johnson, a Swedish immigrant and grandfather of the donor, between 1871 and 1879. This narrative was translated by Alma N. Lundin and read around 1918 at the Benton Lutheran Church in South Dakota. This narrative is a photocopy; the original was not included with the donation.

Also included is a publication called The Quill published by the students of Marion High School, Marion, South Dakota. A note is included with this publication indicating that it was published by Donald D. Johnson in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Johnson of Hartford, South Dakota. It is assumed that Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Johnson are the parents of Donald D. Johnson.

Johnson, Donald D. (Donald Dale)

Ward B. Bates Scrapbook

  • MA 055
  • Papers
  • 1915-1919

This collection consists of a leather-bound scrapbook belonging to 2nd Lt. Ward B. Bates and contains 139 documents, seventy-two maps, 263 photographs, and eighty-one picture postcards. The photographs cover Bates' time in training at his various duty stations. Some of the photographs include Bates and other officers enjoying their time on liberty before heading to the battlefield. Battlefield images are those taken by Bates as well as the personal pictures of Major Joseph Mills Hansen who was the Chief Historian of the A.E.F. Some photographs depict those dead after an assault. Documents include an assortment of U.S. Service Club membership cards and also Officer Club membership cards. The scrapbook holds Bates' honorable discharge paper from the Army National Guard. There are also numerous copies of various orders passed down to the many officers of field artillery. All orders pertained to the movement of the newly commissioned officers, including Bates. Orders came down from the War Department and would give time and place of the new duty station. Bates traveled from Ft. Dodge, Iowa, to Ft. Snelling, Minnesota. Other duty stations included Camp Logan of Houston, Texas and Camp Jackson of Columbia, South Carolina. General Order No. 23 in particular deals with Bates division once they reached Paris, France and how they were to go about setting up camp, care of personnel and supplies, and interaction with locals. There are also many newspaper clippings that document the events of World War I.

Bates, Ward B. (Ward Bradley) 1895-1946

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.

Boarding Club (Dakota Agricultural College)

Forum / Ethical Culture Club Records

  • MA 002
  • Records
  • 1908-1928

Composed of miscellanies from both the era of the Forum and the time of the Ethical Culture Club. Materials from the latter era consist of the record of meetings from the years 1908-1910. Material for the latter years includes the minutes of meetings, a copy of the constitution, some miscellaneous materials and a history of the club written by William Powers.

Ethical Culture Club (Brookings, S.D.)

Clav Snow Photograph Collection

  • MA 123
  • Collection
  • 1930

Photographs taken by Clav Snow while he attended South Dakota State College in the 1930s. Photographs are images of Hobo Day, Military Field Day Exercises, campus buildings, and friends.

Snow, Clav

School of Agriculture Records

  • UA 052.11
  • Records
  • 1911-1930

This collection is composed of material generated by the School of Agriculture. Folders contain newspapers, programs, bulletins and recruitment circulars.

The Aggie News was a newspaper published quarterly by the State Alumni Association of the School of Agriculture. It contained news stories about students, organizations, and announcements of interest to School of Agriculture students and faculty. The material in this collection is not a complete run of this newspaper.

The recruitment circulars were sent out by the principal of the School of Agriculture. These circular contain facts about the school and activities available to students. Some may contain photographs of the early campus of South Dakota State University.

The bulletin contains information in detail relative to the different department and courses of instruction, entrance requirements, schedules of study, lists of instructors of the institution, its administration, equipment, organizations, publications, funds, students' expenses, scholarships, etc.

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. School of Agriculture

Miltonian Literary Society

  • UA 035.06
  • Records
  • 1887-1931

This collection is composed of correspondence, ledgers from the beginnings of the society that include the constitution of the society and minutes from meetings and programs from plays presented by the society. Found inside the back of the ledger from 1903-1931 were loose papers that include clippings, notes, membership information, reports and an orations from a 1916 contest on Booker Washington.

Miltonian Literary Society (South Dakota State College)

Robert F. Kerr Papers

  • UA 053.006
  • Papers
  • 1881-1931

This collection represents what can only be a portion of items from Kerr's personal files. They consist mainly of correspondence, but also include some diaries and writings, ledgers, class records and even Kerr's 1879 traveling papers for his stay in Japan. The bulk of the material is correspondence, which is both personal and related to his work at the university. Some of the letters chronicle his dismissal from the university, which is an integral part of the early history of South Dakota State University.

Kerr, Robert F. (Robert Floyd), 1850-1921

Young Men's Christian Association Records

  • UA 035.13
  • Records
  • 1897-1933

This series is composed of secretary's and treasurer's books, a handbook for members programs for lecture courses, programs for plays, the YMCA Entertainment Series, a student conference, and installation banquets.

The secretary's books consist of minutes from meetings, membership information, and included some loose material in the back (correspondence, notes, etc.).

YMCA of the USA

Pine Ridge Plat Map

  • MA 100
  • 1930s-1940s

The book contains 146 plats detailing property boundaries and ownership and leasing of lands on the Pine Ridge Reservation dating between 1936 and 2005. Changes to the plats are recorded on transparency sheets that are placed on top of the original pages. In order to provide as much detail as possible, the digitized copy of the original contains three scanned images for each plat: the transparency sheet and the original sheet, the transparency sheet alone, and the original sheet alone.

The beginning of the book includes a page describing the color code for the shading found within the pages of the book. The shading represents status of the land. Much of this page is faded and difficult to read.

The next page of the book is a typewritten copy of the "Order of Restoration, Pine Ridge Reservation," dated June 10, 1936 and attributed to Harold L. Ickes, United States Secretary of the Interior (1933-1946). The text of the document is as follows:

"Whereas, under authority contained in the Act of Congress approved May 27, 1910 (36 Stat. 440), providing for the classification and disposition of surplus unallotted lands in Bennett County, in the Pine Ridge Reservation, State of South Dakota, certain classes of said surplus lands were opened to settlement and entry under the general provisions of the homestead laws and of the said Act of Congress, by Presidential proclamation of June 29, 1911 (37 Stat. 1691), and Whereas, there are now remaining undisposed of on the opened portion of the Pine Ridge Reservation a number of tracts of said surplus lands which, while of little value for the original purpose of settlement and entry, upon thorough investigation have been found to be valuable to the Indians of the said reservation, and Whereas, by relinquishment and cancellation of homestead entries a small additional area of similar lands may be included within the class of undisposed of surplus lands, and Whereas, the Tribal Council, the Superintendent of the Pine Ridge Reservation, and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs have recommended restoration to tribal ownership of all such undisposed-of lands in the said reservation. Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Sections 3 and 7 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), I hereby find that restoration to tribal ownership of all lands which are now, or may hereafter be, classified as undisposed-of surplus opened lands of the Pine Ridge Reservation, will be in the public interest, and the said lands are hereby restored to tribal ownership for the use and benefit of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota, and are added to and made a part of the existing reservation, subject to any valid existing rights." The Pine Ridge Reservation plats comprise the subsequent pages. The reservation is home to the Oglala Lakota people. It is located in the southwest part of South Dakota in Oglala and Bennett Counties and portions of Jackson County. The boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation were established by the United States government through the act of March 2, 1889 (25 Stat. L. 888).

United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs

W. Sigurd and Goldie Opdahl Family Papers

  • MA 087
  • Papers
  • 1943

This collection is composed of one file folder of correspondence between W. Sigurd Opdahl and his wife, Goldie Opdahl while W. Sigurd worked at an airplane factory in California during World War II. It details his journey to Long Beach, California and his work in the airplane factory. She writes about the daily activities in Hayti, S.D. Also included is a letter from his daughter Lou Ellen Johnson. The letters are photocopies of the originals.

Opdahl, W.S. (William Sigurd) 1894-1975

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.)

Student Ledger, South Dakota State College

  • MA 036
  • Papers
  • 1941-1945

This ledger discovered on a table at a rummage sale in Mobridge, South Dakota. A librarian from Northern State University found it, purchased it, and gave it to Phil Mulvaney, Dean of Libraries at NSU, who forwarded the ledger to Dean Marquardt at South Dakota State University. Dean Marquardt transferred it to SDSU Archives and Special Collections in 2002.

The ledger was maintained by an unknown student at South Dakota State College during World War II. The ledger contains a detailed list of student expenses.

Clark S. Thomas Student Expense Notebook

  • MA 073
  • Papers
  • 1937-1945

This collection consists of a notebook of Clark S. Thomas, a student at South Dakota State College from 1937 to 1941. The notebook records all of his personal expenses while attending college, as well as expenses while serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945. Entries in the notebook include meals, entertainment, income, and other expenses for clothes, school supplies, etc. Also included are receipts for tuition and fees for Thomas for 1937-1941.

Thomas, Clark S. 1917-2012

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.)

A.S. Harding Papers

  • UA 053.005
  • Papers
  • 1889-1949

This collection is composed of material Harding collected while researching the history of South Dakota State University. Much of the material is from the works of Robert F. Kerr and William H. Powers, and it appears that Harding used their notes while compiling his own. Also included are many notes from newspapers, which may prove helpful to anyone studying the earliest days of the University. Also included in this material are Harding's Master's thesis and some other varied writings.

Harding, Albert Spencer 1867-1952

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.

Grace Wangberg Collection

  • MA 098
  • Collection
  • circa 1940s

In this collection there are many samples of different sewing styles from the 1940’s. There is also a small notebook that contains recipes that was written by Grace during the 1940’s.

Wangberg, Grace

William H. Powers Papers

  • UA 053.009
  • Papers
  • 1907-1950

This collection is composed mainly of Powers' notes and materials he wrote about his history of the college. For the most part, these are draft materials. Also included are some correspondence and some totally unrelated material. This material includes notes about the foundation of the Brookings Public Library, and notes on the World Disarmament Committee, including a petition against conscription signed by many university faculty.

Powers, William H. (William Howard) 1868-1936

Mechanical Engineering Department Records

  • UA 008.04
  • Records
  • 1950, undated

This collection is composed of a program from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers conference held at South Dakota State University in 1950 and invitations to banquets for retiring faculty members.

South Dakota State University. Department of Mechanical Engineering

George Lincoln Brown Papers

  • UA 053.059
  • Papers
  • 1940-1950

In this collection there are letters that were sent directly to George when he was president and other letters. There are also items that commemorate George for his work during his time at SDSU.

Brown, George Lincoln

Committee on Scholarly Affairs Records

  • UA 051.02
  • Records
  • 1948-1955

This collection is composed of correspondence, form letters, and minutes of meetings.

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Committee on Scholarly Affairs

Departmental Histories

  • UA 052.07
  • Collection
  • 1927-1959

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

Administrative Council Records

  • UA 050.06
  • Records
  • 1923-1961

This collection is composed of the minutes of the meetings and some correspondence of both the Administrative Council and its predecessor, the Council of Deans. For the most part, the minutes are extremely business-like, showing mainly the names and process of certain actions. They do have some interesting facts related to the running of the college, and some of the disciplinary actions and causes for them prove quite amusing. The correspondence file, although quite small, consists mainly of material relating to whether or not someone may not be admitted back to school. Other correspondence refers to the happenings in the various meetings, but this is quite limited. Overall, the material offers a look at some of the administrative concerns and issues surrounding the administration of the land grant institution.

South Dakota State University. Administrative Council

A.L. Musson Papers

  • UA 053.008
  • Papers
  • 1950-1962

This collection is composed of materials from a trip made by Musson to Somalia, East Africa in 1954. Included are scrapbooks, photographs, negatives, slides, notes, correspondence, some publications and articles about Somalia, maps, and trip preparation items.

The scrapbooks consist of pictures taken while in Somalia. Included are Musson's translations of the Italian descriptions that are written on the back of most of the pictures. The photographs, negatives and slides consist of more pictures of Somalia but do not include any description of each image.

The notes consist of writings made by Musson while in Somalia. The correspondence consists mainly of communications with the Foreign Operations Administration in preparation for Musson's trip. The publications and articles include items about Somalia that Musson probably read in preparation for his trip. The trip preparations include information about customs in Somalia, immunizations for travel abroad, and some paper work that includes an investigation form for security clearance that details some biographical information about Musson. Also included are a few maps of Somalia that show some of the places that Musson visited.

Musson, Alfred Lyman

Faculty Housing Company, Inc. Records

  • MA 070
  • Records
  • 1952-1963

The Faculty Housing Company records are composed primarily of meeting minutes (annual, special, and board of directors meetings), stock holder information, and letters written to stockholders from incorporation in 1952 to dissolution in 1963. The collection also includes advertisement brochures and signs of the company, correspondences with stockholders, floor plans of the corporation's property, and quarterly reports.

Faculty Housing Company, Inc. (Brookings, S.D.)

Veterans Advising Office Records

  • UA 028
  • Records
  • 1917-1964

This collection is composed of certificates for tuition and records of tuition waived for war veterans.

The certificates for tuition are for veterans of World War I and state the amount due for tuition. These certify that a veteran was discharged honorably from the service and performed services outside the borders of the state of South Dakota during the period of the world war and was at that time a legal resident of the state. They also stated that the veteran had attended and pursued a course of instruction at South Dakota State College [SDSC] without the payment of tuition and there is now due a sum of money.

The records of tuition waived consist of 575 cards that note the period for which a veteran attended courses at SDSC and the amount of tuition paid. These state the name and address of the veteran, the date and location he entered the service, his discharge date and evidence of the discharge, the date he entered college and whether or not he was under the Veterans Administration, and finally whether he continued after his entitlement expired.

South Dakota State University. Veterans Affairs Office

Sigurd Anderson Papers

  • MA 013
  • Papers
  • 1951-1964

This collection is composed of addresses given by Sigurd Anderson while he served as Federal Trade Commissioner and addresses collected by Anderson that cover topics of interest to him while he served as governor of South Dakota.

The addresses are mainly from Anderson's service as Federal Trade Commissioner covering the years 1957-1964. These are speeches that were given to several associations and organizations throughout the United States. Also included is an inaugural address to the 33rd session of the South Dakota Legislature given by Anderson in 1953.

The collected addresses were collected by Anderson from the early to mid-1950's dealing with subjects of interest to him as governor of South Dakota.

The miscellaneous material is composed of appropriations lists for funds of the state of South Dakota and an article written about Anderson's early years in South Dakota and his becoming governor.

Anderson, Sigurd

Gertrude Stickney Young Papers

  • MA 008
  • Papers
  • 1929-1965

This collection is composed of some manuscripts of Gertrude Young, including material relating to the history of the history department at South Dakota State University. Also included are some Christmas cards featuring artwork of Ada Caldwell, a close association of Young. Newspaper clippings, miscellaneous certificates, and some correspondence round out the collection.

Young, Gertrude Stickney

Harry Svec Papers

  • UA 053.083
  • Papers
  • 1965-1966, undated

This collection is composed of course notes from the welding classes that Harry Svec taught. In the course notes there is also a brief history of how welding came to be and talks about the metal work that was done long ago. There are notes that contain how to do a certain weld and different types of welds and what they work best for. Also, there are magazines for welding that highlight different things that were happening in the welding industry during this time. Also included is a poem to one of his late friends, William Allen.

Svec, Harry

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.

Scholastic Standards Committee Records

  • UA 051.03
  • Records
  • 1956-1967

This collection is composed of minutes of meetings held between 1956 and 1967.

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Committee on Scholarly Affairs

Curriculum Evaluation Committee Records

  • UA 051.04
  • Records
  • 1959-1969

This collection is composed of reports produced by the Curricula Evaluation Committee.

South Dakota State University. Curricula Evaluation Committee

Stakota Club Records

  • UA 035.12
  • Records
  • 1962-1969

This series is composed of mainly of minutes from meetings and the club constitution, which includes several revised copies. The minutes include roll call, pledges, business, and nomination and election of officers. Also included are some activities conducted by the Stakota Club, correspondence, and a list of the duties of the secretary from 1967-68.

South Dakota State University. Stakota Club

SDSU Advisory Council Records

  • UA 050.07
  • Records
  • 1965-1969

This collection is composed of meeting packets that were distributed to members of the council at each meeting. Included in these packets are membership lists, statistics, departmental reports, departmental publications, resolutions passed at previous meetings, presentations made, and leaflets stating the results from annual meetings. Also included is a 1969 newsletter stating the results from the annual meeting of that year.

South Dakota State University. SDSU Advisory Council

Publications Council Records

  • UA 050.05
  • Records
  • 1933-1970

This collection is composed mainly of the minutes from the meetings and some correspondence of the Publications Council. The minutes list members present and absent at each meeting and include letters of applications for editor and manager positions for the Jackrabbit and the Collegian. Also included are letters of recommendations to the Board of Control, budget requests and financial statements, editorials and stories submitted for publication in the Collegian, bids on printing, paper, engravings and covers for the Jackrabbit, and newspaper clippings from the Collegian.

South Dakota State University. Publications Council

F.C.W. Kuehn Papers

  • MA 004
  • Papers
  • 1883-1970

Composed of architectural drawings by F.W.C. Kuehn created for various projects. Included are rural school plans and county highway maps designed by Kuehn as well as bids and plans for projects.

The architectural drawings include work from both Kuehn's years enrolled in the International Correspondence Schools and his career as an architect.

The general items are composed of miscellaneous items related to Kuehn.

The random specifications are composed of construction specifications for projects Kuehn worked on.

Kuehn, Frank Charles William 1884-1970

Elmer and Cecile Sexauer Papers

  • MA 006
  • Papers
  • 1898-1971

This collection is composed of postcards and other items related to trips taken by Elmer and Cecile Sexauer. Also includes diaries, scrapbooks and family materials collected primarily by Cecile (Welch) Sexauer.

The general material consists mainly of essays written by Cecile Welch Sexauer during her college career. Also included is a Christmas card list of the Sexauer's for 1971, scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, a book of Agricultural Department Reports presented to Elmer Sexauer in 1947, and certificates presented to the Sexauer's on the anniversary of their 50th college reunion. Some examples of their personal stationery, grade school papers from Elmer's youth, and a language paper of Laura Sexauer, Elmer's sister are also included.

A scrapbook of Elizabeth Anne Baker, age 9 weeks, chronicles her first visit to her grandparents’ home during Easter 1947. It was prepared by Jeannette Gagnon-Abbey for the Sexauer's.

The scrapbook was presented to Elmer Sexauer by the Grain and Feed Dealers National Association as a permanent reminder of the Forty-fourth Annual Convention held at Louisville, Kentucky October 13-15, 1940. Elmer was president of the Association at that time.
The postcards are composed of postcards from the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean that the Sexauer’s collected on their travels. There are over 400 postcards in this collection.

The Travels series consists of travel diaries hand-written by Cecile Sexauer. These diaries contain information about where the Sexauer's traveled and the customs, history and items of interest of these places. Some of the places the Sexauer's traveled to Europe, Canada, and Japan. Also included is a souvenir book of the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship.

Sexauer, Elmer 1888-1986

Engineering Controversy Records

  • UA 008.10
  • Records
  • 1962-1971

This collection is composed of records related to the removal of the College of Engineering from South Dakota State University in the early 1970s. Included are meeting minutes, reports, and research.

South Dakota State University. Engineering controversy

David B. Doner Papers

  • UA 053.034
  • Papers
  • 1939-1971

Comprised of David B. Doner’s scrapbook, which largely documents his career of public service. It also includes five loose family photographs.

Evelyn T. Hubbard Painting

  • AR 002
  • Collection
  • 1972

Painting by Evelyn T. Hubbard; Oil on Panel, of Old Central and Old North at South Dakota State University;

The painting is a ‘legacy’ in the archives. A handwritten note in the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs collection from Chuck Cecil (Nov. 3, 1967) reads “Contact Mrs. Earl Washburn of Fulton, S.D. regarding painting by Mrs. Evelyn Hubbard of Old North & Old Central. They desire the painting go to the Art Center.

Hubbard, Evelyn T.

Faculty Association Records

  • UA 050.02
  • Records
  • 1946-1972

The Faculty Association Records are composed of constitution, minutes and correspondence files. Most of the latter consists entirely of correspondence from or to the acting head of the association. Also included are committee records series spans the years 1946-1972, with the bulk of material from 1952-1960. Included are committee assignments and studies completed by various committees. Although the names of the individual committees changed over time, their function remained essentially the same. Committees were formed around the topics of tenure, promotion and rank, salary, insurance, retirement, and other such topics.

South Dakota State University. Faculty Association

Matt Cecil Papers

  • UA 053.023
  • Papers
  • 1928-1972

In the course of his research over the last ten years, Associate Professor Matthew Cecil has used the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act to collect the J. Edgar Hoover-era FBI files of hundreds of prominent journalists. In all, Cecil has collected nearly 90,000 pages of FBI information. The files have provided the raw material for several scholarly publications and Cecil has several more, along with a book project, in the works.

The folders consist of photocopied files provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the request of Dr. Cecil. The documents were reviewed under the Freedom on Information/Privacy Acts, Title 5, United Stated Code, Section 552/552a by the FBI. Deletions were made to protect information which was exempt from disclosure. A deleted page information sheet was inserted in the file to indicate where pages were withheld. These sheets will be found in the folders.

Most of the material in the folders is made up of correspondence and clippings from newspapers and tearsheets from magazines and other publications. Researchers will also find case reports, FBI teletype (a message sent and received via a teleprinter-character printer connected to a telegraph that operates like a typewriter), routing slips, memoranda, telegrams, surveillance reports, news releases, interviews, essays, investigations, and typescripts.

While the strength of this collection lies in journalism and the J. Edgar Hoover era of the FBI, the topics of the collection covers a wide variety of subjects, from Communism and McCarthyism to organized crime, kidnapping, death threats, and the Kennedy Assassination and smear campaigns.

Some photocopies provided by the FBI are difficult to read. When this occurred, a sheet was inserted in the file that states:

"The best copy obtainable is included in the reproduction of these documents. Pages included that are blurred, lights, or otherwise difficult to read are the result of the condition of the original document. No better copy can be reproduced."

Some of the material received were water damaged. While no mold is present, the papers are warped and wrinkled. They are dry but may become brittle over time. These folders have been marked as "water damaged." The Archives reserves the right to refuse photocopy requests if these materials become too fragile or may be damaged by the photocopying process.

Cecil, Matthew

Charles L. Sewrey Papers

  • UA 053.010
  • Papers
  • 1862-1973

This collection is composed of collected materials presumably used for research, correspondence and writing and miscellaneous materials.

The collected material is composed of numerous pamphlets, newspapers and clippings, an 1862 book of poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, material of the Socialist Party in the United States, and a file of research on Steven Truscott, a man who was convicted of murder in Ontario, Canada but may have been wrongly accused.

The general papers include correspondence, some notes and an exam from some of Sewrey's history courses, miscellaneous items and photographs. The miscellaneous items include a map showing lakes, railways, wagon roads, hotels and other points of interest of the Lake District in the vicinity of Alexandria, Minnesota.

The manuscripts cover several topics but the main scope of this material is of anti-Catholicism and frontier Minnesota. Included in the manuscripts is a draft of Sewrey's master's thesis titled The Protestant Minister in Frontier Minnesota.

The published works also covers several topics but the main scope of this material is anti-Catholicism and Communism. Included in this material are two transcripts of a radio program titled Professor's Forum that was broadcast from the South Dakota State College radio station.

Sewrey, Charles Louis

J. Howard Kramer Papers

  • UA 053.007
  • Papers
  • 1975

This collection is composed of an unedited manuscript for Kramer's book, A History of South Dakota State University 1884-1975. This manuscript was reduced for publication so there may be some material available that is not found in the book. Also included are biographies complied by Kramer of South Dakota State University presidents dating from 1884 to 1975.

Kramer, J. Howard (John Howard) 1902-1984

Maxine Mair Charity Book Collection

  • BA 001
  • Collection
  • 1900-1975

This collection is composed of textbooks on music, psychology, social studies, European and American history, economics, sociology, English literature, education, and books of poetry and prose.

Charity, Maxine Mair

Sioux Falls Summer Track Program Records

  • MA 089
  • Records
  • 1969-1976

This collection is composed on material created by the Sioux Falls Summer Track Program. It consists of schedules, entry forms, minutes, race results, clippings, correspondence, and other material related to the organization.

Sioux Falls Summer Track Program

Vivian V. Volstorff Papers

  • UA 053.012
  • Papers
  • 1921-1976

This collection is composed of material from Volstorff's personal and professional life. Folders includes personal records retained during her tenure as Dean of Women, records from her work with campus organizations, planning documents, and personal information and correspondence. Also included are Volstorff's many speeches and writings, including research and drafts for her book, Winds of Change.

Volstorff, Vivian V. (Vivian Virginia), 1907-2002

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)

Jay Dirksen Papers

  • UA 053.028
  • Papers
  • 1960-1977

Jay Dirksen was the Track and Field and Cross Country coach at South Dakota State University from 1969 to 1977. The collection consists mainly of Dirksen's files on S.D.S.U. athletes coached by him. The file include record sheets of training programs, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and other data related to the running career of each athlete. Also included are files related to Dirksen's research on cross country running.

Dirksen, Jay

Higher Education Faculty Association, SDSU Branch Records

  • UA 050.11
  • Records
  • 1971-1977

This collection is composed of correspondence, lobbying information, minutes, newsletters, a synopsis of activities, and miscellaneous items generated by the South Dakota State University branch of this association.

South Dakota Higher Education Faculty Association

Dave Martin Papers

  • UA 053.027
  • Papers
  • 1975-1977

The collection contains documents relating to the arrangements made for the Cuba trip and the political implications that surrounded the trip. Correspondence between David Martin and Senator George McGovern detail the breadth of such an undertaking. In addition, a post trip overview, numerous newspaper clippings, photographs, and radio excerpts are included in the collection.

Martin, Dave

Bert Popowski Papers

  • MA 005
  • Papers
  • 1935-1978

This collection is composed of articles, manuscripts, and materials related to Popowski's career as author and hunter. Included are photographs, illustrations, and many articles. Bulk of collection is copies of articles authored by Popowski on the subject of hunting and wildlife.

The general materials are composed of correspondence from 1942-1956.

The illustrations consist of several loose-leaf illustrations of crows drawn by Gordon Elliott for Popowski's book titled Crow Shooting and include 29 ink drawings. Also included are two folders of photograph proofs (37 pages) for Popowski's book titled Hunting Pronghorn Antelope, 1 mat board drawing of a fireplace in what is suspected to be Popowski's cabin and drawn by C. Greenidge and one phonograph record titled Crow Calling.

The Japanese magazine Modern Hunting is composed of article submitted by Popowski.

The manuscripts are accompanied by correspondence sent to publishers and an information card, which notes to which publications Popowski sent his manuscripts, whether or not they were published and the amount he was paid for these manuscripts.

The phonograph records is composed of a recording of Popowski demonstrating crow calls. The photographs consist of several black and white photographs, mostly of wildlife and hunting, and a few negatives. Some items of note are 22 matted and signed black and white photographs that Popowski entered into a photography contest at the Iowa State Fair. He won first prize for these photographs.

The research material is the largest series is Popowski's collection of articles he had published in various hunting and wildlife publications. These articles cover a wide range of subjects from big game, crow and varmint hunting to safety and conservation issues. Included also is an autographed copy of The Outdoorsman (June 1947) in which Popowski wrote an article titled "Off-Season" Duck Hunting.

Popowski, Bert

South Dakota Social Science Association Records

  • MA 045
  • Records
  • 1936-1978

This collection is composed of correspondence, clippings, programs, treasurer's reports, publications, abstracts and reports, meeting minutes, and meeting planning material, including arrangements for speakers at annual meeting.

Each meeting was held at a different South Dakota college or university. Folders indicate the dates of the annual meeting, the venue where the meeting was held, and may list the topic for the meeting.

South Dakota Social Science Association

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.

Gray's Watercolor Collection

  • AR 001
  • Collection
  • circa 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

Home Economics Club Records

  • UA 035.05
  • Records
  • 1923-1979

This collection is composed of secretary books from the beginning of the club to 1956. The secretary books contain minutes of meetings and the constitution of the club. Also included are scrapbooks, general information, newsletters, handbooks and some material from the American Home Economics Association.

South Dakota State University. Home Economics Club

Scabbard and Blade Records

  • UA 035.11
  • Records
  • 1926-1979

This collection is composed of initiation procedures, a manual, and minutes for Company I, 6th Regiment of Scabbard and Blade. The manual includes a calendar of events that the society had to follow throughout the year, procedures for initiation of candidates, jewelry, miscellaneous contact of company officers with national headquarters, standard forms furnished by the executive officer without charge, and duties of company officers. The initiation procedures detail the purpose, scope, time of initiation, nominations, and the objectives and conduct of pledge week. The minutes list members of Scabbard and Blade, elected officers, and treasury reports. Included are discussions on scholarships, amendments to the constitution, military balls, and other events on campus that the society was involved in, such as Hobo Day and Spring Sing.

Scabbard and Blade Fraternity

Oscar and Alice Simonson Papers

  • MA 075
  • Papers
  • 1941-1979

The collection consists of completed Farm Family Record Books compiled by Alice and Oscar Simonson from June 1, 1941 thru December 31, 1979 for their farm in Day County, South Dakota. In these workbooks, issued by the US Department of Agriculture's Farmers Home Administration, farmers recorded monthly all money taken in and paid out, as well as farm-furnished food, an annual summary, and a five year inventory. Alice made detailed entries in the farm ledgers. She accounted for all incomes and expenses for their farm; everything was noted down to every nail purchased.

The collection also includes information about the Simonson family, images of the family and farm, and an oral history interview conducted with Alice Simonson in 2016.

Simonson, Oscar and Alice

History Department Records

  • UA 006.14
  • Records
  • 1967-1979

Composed of oral interviews of various persons on topics such as South Dakota State University, South Dakota, and Brookings, SD region conducted by students for the Bicentennial Oral History Project. Also included is a pamphlet about the History program.

South Dakota State University. Department of History

Beryl Stewart Papers

  • MA 014
  • Papers
  • 1923-1981

This collection is composed of manuscripts and published works of Beryl Stewart as well as material she collected and scrapbooks she created throughout her career.

The collected works are composed of clippings about Stewart from newspapers, a book in which her name is mentioned, and several issues of Word Craft, a publication from Aberdeen Central High School to which Stewart was an adviser.

The correspondence covers the years from 1923 to 1942 and includes reference letters and letters from publishers.

The manuscripts are composed of essays, poems and short stories that Stewart wrote. Also included are works that Stewart entered in the South Dakota State Fair literature contests, some of which contain criticisms of her work and ribbons awarded. Many of these are included in the scrapbooks.

The published works are composed essays, poems and short stories that Stewart published in several literary and rural publications.
The scrapbooks are composed of scrapbooks that include correspondence and clippings from publications to which Beryl Stewart submitted her writings.

Stewart, Rhea Beryl DeHaven, 1899-1961

Home Management and Practice Cottage Records

  • UA 009.01
  • Records
  • 1921-1981

The Home Management records are composed of photographs and historical material about the Home Management program at South Dakota State College. Folders include books compiled for Alice Rosenberger, Dean of the College of Home Economics by Grace Wasson Bonnell, alumni. These books contain photographs and anecdotal information about of children who participated in the Home Management baby program. Also included is a history of the program and plans for a new laboratory, the Family Resource and Management Center.

Alfred G. Trump, Jr. Papers

  • UA 053.039
  • Papers
  • 1968 - 1981

The collection consists mostly of the retirement book created by the SDSU library staff for Alfred G. Trump's retirement party on June 5, 1972, in Brookings. The book includes numerous letters, one telegram, several news clippings, as well as 27 color photographs of the party. It also includes two programs from the retirement party with menu. The papers also contain a certificate of recognition from the Mountain Plains Library Association, two plaques presented to Trump as token of appreciation for his commitment to South Dakota State University, and a certificate of completion from the University of Denver's Annual Institute of Archival Administration. There is also the Proclamation of Anne Trump Day (April 5, 1981) presented to Anne Trump by the Brookings City Commission.

Trump, Alfred G. (Alfred George), 1907-1994

Faculty Meeting Records

  • UA 050.03
  • Records
  • 1885-1981

This collection is composed of the minutes from faculty meetings held at South Dakota State University from its inception up through the 1980's. These files are fairly complete; with large gaps being noted from fall 1898-Spring 1903 and June 1907-March 1918. Very few other minutes are missing, however. Included with some of the files are materials related to topics being discussed at the meetings, such as a petition by a student group, or a brochure from a campus event. For the most part, the contents of the minutes are fairly dry and businesslike, although some gems might be discovered with careful attention.

South Dakota State University. Faculty Meeting

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

Reed G. Hart, Jr. Scrapbooks

  • MA 080
  • Papers
  • 1968-1982

The collection is comprised of five scrapbooks, each pasted full with black-and-white and color photographs, news clippings, and scorecards of the jogging clubs Reed Hart started in Kwajalein (part of the Pacific Marshall Islands Republic) and in Saudi Arabia. These clubs included all ethnicities, genders, and ages.

The first scrapbook, entitled Kwajalein Jogging Program, 1968, 1969, 1970 includes photographs and news clippings of individual members and racing events for the seven Kwajalein Jogging League teams (Cardinals, Hawks, Falcons, Roadrunners, Gooney Birds, and Eagles).

The second scrapbook, Kwajalein Jogging Program, 1971 and 1972, includes photographs and news clippings of individual members and racing events for the Kwajalein (also called Kwaj) Jogging League. Events such as the 6-mile and 1,000 mile competitions are documented. The scrapbook also contains a few autographed cards and letters.

The third scrapbook (its cover and title are missing) covers the 1973 and 1974 participants and activities of the Kwajalein Jogging Program, including photographs and news clippings of individual members and racing events. It also describes the world record for 12-year-old girls set at the Nike Oregon Track Club Marathon by Lili Ledbetter, who started running in 1970 with the Kwaj Running Club.

The fourth scrapbook, entitled 1975 Kwajalein Jogging Program, includes photographs and news clippings of individual members and racing events for the Kwajalein Jogging Program, including its 10-mile runners, 1-mile champions, and Biathlon, which was a 3-mile run and half-mile swim.

The fifth scrapbook, entitled, Saudi Arabian Joggers, covers the 1982 and 1983 participants and activities of Saudi Arabian Jogging Association and Road Runners of Saudi Arabia, including photographs and news clippings of individual members and racing events, including marathons. Unlike the Kwaj clubs, it included few, if any, children. The scrapbook also has approximately 10 non-running color photos of Saudi interiors and exteriors.

Hart, Reed F., Jr.

Alpha Zeta Records

  • UA 035.18
  • Records
  • 1919-1982

In addition to both local and national constitutions, by-laws, one-page histories, and publications, the collection contains decades of South Dakota Chapter reports to national, which include monthly meeting reports, semester membership reports, and initiate reports. It also holds local items: chartering correspondence, pledge manuals, new member manuals, songs, certificates, photographs (loose and in a scrapbook), individual member cards, and two banners.

Alpha Zeta

Summer Session Office Records

  • UA 050.15
  • Records
  • 1957-1982

This collection is composed of summer session report written by the Director of the Summer School. These reports summarize the activities of the summer session at South Dakota State University from 1957-1972. These reports include a statement of policies regarding the operation and function of the summer session.

South Dakota State University. Summer Session

David F. Pearson Papers

  • UA 003.01
  • Papers
  • 1886-1982

This collection is composed of files from the office of David F. Pearson while serving as Vice President for Administration. Folders consist mainly of correspondence and files dealing with the F. O. Butler Foundation, the engineering controversy of the early 1970s, and material dealing with the celebration of the United States Bicentennial celebration on the campus of South Dakota State University.

The correspondence consists of letters sent and received by David F. Pearson while service was Vice President for Administration.

The F.O. Butler Foundation files are composed of material dealing with the organization of the F.O. Butler Foundation at South Dakota State University. Folders contain approved requests, Articles of Incorporation, campus enrichment, and correspondence files.

The Engineering Controversy files is composed of material dealing with the controversy surrounding the possible removal of the College of Engineering from South Dakota State University in the early 1970s. Folders contain correspondence, analysis, departmental actions, clippings, and master plan material.

The Bicentennial Celebration files is composed of material dealing with the celebration of the United States Bicentennial on the campus of South Dakota State University. Folders consist of budget and proposal material, committee minutes, calendar of events, and correspondence.

Pearson, David F. 1916-1990

Elvin Bjorklund Papers

  • MA 096
  • Papers
  • 1946-1983

This collection contains Elvin Bjorklund Soil Conservation Service papers. It is comprised of records on Soil Conservation Service's works, events, and personnel. Likewise, it has photographs of personnel, conservation, and events. There are correspondence between Bjorklund and South Dakota representatives and senators on the Oahe Irrigation Project and the passing of State Director of Soil Conservation Service Ross. D. Davies. Additionally it includes Resource study (1967), Engineer Handbook (1946), South Dakota Conservation Needs Inventory (1970).

Bjorklund, Elvin 1908-1990

Anthony S. Dylla Papers

  • MA 095
  • Papers
  • 1959-1983, undated

The collection is composed mainly of publications by Anthony S. Dylla in collaboration with others during his career as an agricultural Engineer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Dylla, Anthony S., 1924-2006

James K. (Tex) Lewis Papers

  • UA 053.033
  • Papers
  • 1948-1983

This collection presents a comprehensive overview of James K. Lewis’s studies and projects conducted at various field stations, including Cottonwood Range and Antelope Range field stations, as well as the Badlands of South Dakota. The primary focus is on range management, forage production, and utilization and cover a broad spectrum of topics, including cattle weights, clip plot data analysis, soil moisture samples, and utilization studies, reflecting extensive data collection over several years. The collection also highlights interactions with prominent organizations like the American Grassland Council and the American Society of Range Management, indicating collaborative efforts and regional projects. The material covers a diverse range of studies, projects, and course materials related to range management. These include aerial photographs, ecological grassland studies, tool calibration, and extensive field data collection. The breadth of topics covered underscores a holistic approach to understanding and preserving ecosystems within these regions.

Lewis, James K.

Jim Emmerich Collection

  • UA 053.087
  • Collection
  • 1967-1983

This collection is composed of awards received by Jim Emmerich during his career in athletics.

Emmerich, James

David J. Law Papers

  • MA 122
  • Papers
  • 1985

This collection is composed of correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, and audiovisual material related to the farm crisis in 1985.

Law, David J.

Marcus S. Zuber Papers

  • MA 040
  • Papers
  • 1937-1986

This collection is composed of scrapbooks documenting his years of corn breeding research. They consist mainly of newspaper clippings, certificates, photographs, news releases and correspondence. Also included is a BS diploma from South Dakota State College, MS and Ph. D diploma from Iowa State College, an honorary degree from South Dakota State University and a citation from the Army Service Forces for the Army Commendation Ribbon.

Zuber, Marcus S., 1912

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

Allen Barnes Papers

  • UA 053.003
  • Papers
  • 1965-1986

This collection is composed of material related to the Centennial celebration of South Dakota State University in 1981, Barnes' term as Dean of Arts and Sciences, and his work on getting a Performing Arts Center established on campus.

Barnes, Allen, 1926-1999

South Dakota Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Records

  • UA 046.02
  • Records
  • 1971-1986

The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, competition results, and governance documents for the South Dakota Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (SDAIAW).

South Dakota Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women

Wayne Gardner Papers

  • UA 053.085
  • Papers
  • 1952-1987

This collection is composed mainly of slides and photographs related to Gardner's research on virus diseases of plants, with a focus on wheat streak mosaic virus and tobacco mosaic virus. Also included is material related to crop injuries related to the environment and air pollution. Other material included publications related to his research.

Gardner, Wayne S.

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

Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi Chapter Records

  • UA 035.15
  • Records
  • 1976-1978, 1987

This collection is composed of scrapbooks documenting activities of the society. These scrapbooks were found in very poor condition and were dismantled for preservation purposes. Photocopies were made of most material with items in good condition being preserved.

The scrapbooks consist mainly of correspondence, examples of the society's publications, special projects and clippings.

Society of Professional Journalists. Sigma Delta Chi

George C. Biggar Papers

  • MA 001
  • Papers
  • 1916-1988

This collection encompasses materials related to George Biggar's career in radio, highlighting his contributions to agricultural and farm programs, as well as entertainment broadcasts. The collection is composed of a wide range of materials including audiocassettes, biographical sketches, clippings, scripts, a Master of Science thesis, miscellaneous items, photographs, publications, tours documentation, tributes, writings, and materials related to a World War II trip. These items offer insights into various aspects spanning from personal history to historical events, with a particular focus on the World War II trip and its related materials.

Biggar, George C. (George Cecil) 1899-1989

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.

Phillip E. Plumart Papers

  • UA 053.035
  • Papers
  • 1950-1989

The collection is comprised largely of materials related to the poultry coursework of Phillip E Plumart, both as a graduate student and as a faculty member. It also includes a copy of his Master's Thesis.

Plumart, Phillip E.

Verl Thomson Papers

  • MA 068
  • Papers
  • 1987-1989

The collection contains a copy of Virginia Thomson's theses about Verl Thomson and memorials and tributes to Thomson.

Thomson, Verl

Benjamin Reifel Papers

  • MA 009
  • Papers
  • 1905-1990

This collection is composed of memorabilia, scrapbooks, campaign items, and personal items related to Reifel's career as a public servant, especially his years in the United States Senate and his work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The bulk of congressional material is memorabilia and scrapbooks and not records related to his term of office. Other materials are related chiefly to his post-congressional speaking career.

Reifel, Ben, 1906-1990

Women Artists in Collaboration Records

  • MA 021
  • Records
  • 1985-1990

The Women Artists in Collaboration Records consist of various items collected by Marilyn Richardson, a co-founder of Women Artists in Collaboration. The bulk of material is correspondence, financial records and projects that the group worked on. The projects material is interesting because it deals with ideas for performances and the collaboration process. Included in the material are clippings, guest books, meeting notes, member biographies, and programs. Also included are two scrapbooks that contain pictures of performances presented by the group and other memorabilia.

Women Artists in Collaboration

Non-Traditional Student Club Records

  • UA 035.08
  • Records
  • 1976-1991

This collection is composed of budget data, the constitution, correspondence, membership lists, minutes, executive council material, and miscellaneous items.

Non-Traditional Student Club (South Dakota State University)

Theodore W. Schultz Papers

  • MA 022
  • Papers
  • 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.

The collection is composed of correspondence and a few collected works include either articles about Schultz or items that Schultz reviewed. The correspondence contains a letter from Schultz to Dr. Leon Raney, Dean of Libraries, South Dakota State University discussing writing a bibliography about Schultz.

Publications comprise the bulk of the collection and consist of Schultz' personal collections of articles, books and reports that he wrote. Most are off-prints from the journal in which the article appeared and many bear Schultz's signature.

The Dale Hoover collection on Theodore Schultz consists mainly of article drafts and conference papers, with a small amount being article reprints. This material was collected by Dale Hoover, a member of North Carolina State University Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics faculty. The items include highlighted passages and notation by Hoover. Some items have notes from Schultz to Hoover. It appears that Schultz would occasionally send drafts of articles to Hoover for opinions before publication.

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

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.

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

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