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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
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
UA 006.17 · Records · 2000-2008

Composed of mainly of material dealing with events surrounding Women's History Month sponsored by the Women's Studies Program. Also included are programs from Woman of Distinction Awards Tea and a pamphlet describing the Women's Studies minor at South Dakota State University. Folders consist of programs, posters and pamphlets.

South Dakota State University. Women's Studies Program
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
MA 057 · Collection · 1933-2001

The collection consists of collected materials relating to the life of Captain Willibald C. Bianchi. The materials were used by the Tom Beattie and the Willibald Bianchi Memorial and Scholarship Committee to create a memorial to Bianchi at South Dakota State University. Files contain information regarding the scholarship, ceremony, and plaque. These materials also include news clippings, remembrances, and a photocopy of the Congressional Medal of Honor certificate. Items of significance comprise photocopies of letters from Bianchi to his family while he was stationed in the Philippines and as a prisoner of war.

Bianchi, Willibald C.
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
William Gibbons Papers
UA 053.046 · Papers · 1970-2012

This collection is composed of materials related to Dr. Gibbon’s research on developing fuels and chemicals from biomass as replacements for petroleum-based products. The bulk of the collection is article reprints, manuscripts, correspondence, and other material related to articles Gibbons submitted to scholarly journals. The clippings files consist of newspaper and magazine articles about ethanol and ethanol production. The photographs are mainly made up of ethanol and fermentation plants and equipment. Also included are manuscripts of Gibbon’s M.S. thesis and Ph. D. dissertation.

Gibbons, William Ray 1958-
UA 005.10 · Records · 1969-2007

This collection is composed of material published by the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department. Folders contain brochures, programs, newsletters and announcements. The Buffalo Banquet was an awards banquet featuring buffalo as the main course. This event was sponsored by the student chapter of the Wildlife Society known as the Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Club at South Dakota State University.

The Habitat Management Guides are publications of the Soil Conservation Service in Huron, S.D. and cover topics on pronghorn antelope, wild turkey, sharp-tailed grouse, rainbow trout, ring-necked pheasant, and mourning dove.

South Dakota State University. Department of Natural Resources Management
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.
UA 008.07 · Records · 1939-2004

This collection is composed of center records, Atmospheric, Environmental, and Water Resources Ph.D. program records, research projects, and the Huron Recharge project records.

The administrative records are composed of a brochure from a lecture series titled Futuresigns, and a white paper describing the concept of a regional research center concentrating on the concerns of water use, protection, and availability in the Northern Great Plains region.

This collection also contains documents relating to the Atmospheric, Environmental and Water Resources, a joint PhD program between South Dakota State University (SDSU) and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT). In December 1991, the board considered a request from the School of Mines and South Dakota State University to approve a joint PhD program in Water resources. Approval was not given at first, because the request for new funds exceeded a specific amount. However, it was approved later the year. The AEWR program had been in a partnership with the AEWR program in the School of Mines and Technology. They created a joint program in Atmospheric, Environmental and Water Resources. This joint program provided PhD education and degrees in the fields of atmospheric, environmental and water resources. Due to the lack of assistantship funds and a low enrollment, the program closed in 2004. The reports and papers cover such topics such as bridge approaches and developments, water management, networks, and systems. In addition, the records contain files regarding the Huron Recharge Project.

The Research Projects includes research projects in the field of water resources. The reports and papers cover such topics such as bridge approaches and developments, water management, networks, and systems.

The Huron Recharge Project records includes materials from the Huron Recharge Project. There are several reports on water usage and project activities in Huron.

South Dakota State University. Water and Environmental Engineering Research Center
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
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
W. Carter Johnson Papers
UA 053.068 · Papers · 1847-2017, undated

The W. Carter Johnson Papers present a comprehensive account of ecological research spanning diverse ecosystems and geographical regions, organized into distinct series.

The Blue Jays series delves into the behavioral patterns of blue jays, focusing on caching and consumption behaviors related to acorns. Through meticulous field studies, Johnson examines how blue jays manage acorn tannins, cope with weevil-infested nuts, and contribute to forest regeneration through seed dispersal, highlighting their vital role in shaping forest ecosystems.

In the Forests/Trees series, the focus broadens to encompass broader forest ecosystems, emphasizing woodland restoration, forest succession, and management strategies. Various case studies within this series explore topics such as the impacts of natural disturbances like ice storms on forest dynamics, the effectiveness of restoration efforts in maintaining pine-oak forests, and the factors influencing tree recruitment in fragmented landscapes and riparian zones. Through detailed analyses and historical perspectives, researchers highlight the complexities of forest ecosystems and underscore the importance of ecological restoration for ensuring their long-term sustainability.

The Mortensen Ranch series offers a detailed account of land management and restoration efforts, documenting historical research, restoration projects, and visual progress through photographs and digital images, showcasing the ranch's commitment to sustainable practices. From regrowth of wooded draws to mitigation of flood impacts, the documents highlight the ranch's dedication to ecological balance and conservation excellence.

The Platte River series provides a comprehensive examination of the river's ecological, geological, and historical aspects, contributing valuable insights into its dynamics and ongoing conservation efforts. Spanning surveys, scientific research, professional activities, and historical records, this series offers foundational data on the river's islands and surrounding areas, investigating vegetation changes over time and informing management strategies for preserving its ecological integrity.

The Prairie Wetlands series focuses on wetland ecosystems within the North American prairie pothole region, addressing ecological, management, and conservation challenges posed by climate change. Studies provide insights into wetland structure and function, with a particular emphasis on specific sites and long-term dynamics, offering valuable resources for informing adaptive management strategies and conservation efforts.

The Snake River series covers extensive research and environmental studies conducted along the Snake River in Idaho, informing conservation efforts and sustainable management practices. From detailed reports on specific projects to field notes and vegetation sampling methods, this series offers a wealth of information on the river's ecosystem dynamics and management challenges.
The Rivers/Lakes series offers a wealth of research and data on various river and lake ecosystems, contributing to a deeper understanding of their dynamics and informing management strategies. Covering topics such as hydrology, vegetation, and wildlife, this series serves as a valuable resource for conservation and management efforts in aquatic ecosystems.

Material in the Russia series sheds light on scientific collaboration, research activities, and environmental initiatives in the Soviet Union, fostering international cooperation in ecological research. Key elements include correspondence detailing exchange visits, translations of scientific literature, and reports on Soviet ecology, enriching our understanding of Russian ecology and environmental science.

Beyond specific research topics, the collection also showcases the personal and professional contributions of Carter Johnson, underscoring his commitment to environmental stewardship and ecological preservation. Overall, the W. Carter Johnson Papers serve as a valuable resource for researchers, educators, and conservationists, providing a rich tapestry of ecological knowledge and environmental stewardship practices aimed at safeguarding natural heritage for future generations.

Johnson, W. Carter
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
UA 006.09 · Records · 1907-2013

This collection is composed of material produced by the Visual Arts Department. Folders include programs, pamphlets, exhibition material, clippings and photographs. Some items of note include completed student projects for the Art History course and photographs of Ada B. Caldwell and Maud Goddard, early Art faculty at South Dakota State College. Also included is a scrapbook created by students belonging to the Delta Phi Delta Art Fraternity. This scrapbook consists of clippings, memorabilia and original artwork by members.

South Dakota State University. Department of Visual Arts
MA 019 · Papers · 1862, 1901, 1925-2021, undated

This collection is composed of manuscripts of books and articles written by Sneve, as well as research materials and correspondence from both publishers and fans. General items include materials related to Sneve's career such as speaking engagements and awards, as well as biographical material, journals, and hard cover copies of many of her books.

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk, 1933-
MA 119 · Papers · 1902-2015

This collection is composed of local, national, and foreign records of Joseph McAuliffe’s involvement in 4-H. Folders include newsletters, flyers, invitations, photographs, personal documents, newspaper articles and clippings, correspondence, notes, and pamphlets.

McAuliffe, Vincent Joseph
MA 094 · Records · 1992-2005

This collection includes the organization's mission and goals statements and views on censorship. Information about Educational Telecommunication including mission, goals, policies, and board minutes. Correspondence, newspaper articles, and other organizations responses to potential censorship issues in South Dakota especially within Public Broadcasting.

Vigil of South Dakota
UA 005.13 · Records · 1928-2019

This collection is composed of material published by the Veterinary Science Department. Folders contain reports, photographs, and booklets from conferences, symposiums and workshops sponsored by the Department of Veterinary Science at South Dakota State University and the Cooperative Extension Service. Some materials produced by the Veterinary Science are distinctly marked as published by the Cooperative Extension Service. The photographs consist of images of diseases cows, horses, poultry, swine, rats, and dogs in various stages of selenium or alkali poisoning. Also included are photographs of faculty (specifically Moxon, Olson, and Franke), students, and various geographic locations in South Dakota, including the Palisades, the Badlands, and Devils Tower in Wyoming. Also included are annual reports and newsletters for the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory.

South Dakota State University. Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
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
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
Vera Way Marghab Papers
MA 025 · Papers · 1883-1998

This collection encompasses the entire life of Vera Way Marghab. It documents her life before meeting Emile Marghab, including her childhood in South Dakota and her life as a piano student in New York City. Correspondence with her suitors, including her eventual husband Emile, is also included. While the bulk of the collection is related to her personal life, Vera's work at the helm of the Marghab companies is also represented, as are the official records of the businesses. Vera kept copious written records throughout her life, and much of that material is found in this collection. Her personal and business lives were closely related, and this collection represents that, although the material has been divided into logical, manageable parts.

Marghab, Vera Way, 1900-1995
UA 036 · Records · 1983-2008

This collection is composed of composed of mainly of material dealing with the organizing of the Honors College including are minutes, correspondence, notes, and proposals. Also included is material related to the Griffith Honors Forum Lecture, clippings, news releases, and other files related to the operation of the college.

An item of note is found in the Griffith Honors Forum Lecture folder. It is a copy of a lecture given by documentary film maker, Ken Burns, for the program in 2001.

South Dakota State University. Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College
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.
UA 033 · Records · 1886-2005

Composed of posters, newsletter, clippings, programs, pamphlets, brochures, and publications for events sponsored by the University Programs Council, including the arts, concerts, Hobo Day, and other special events.

South Dakota State University. University Programs Council
UA 040 · Records · 1929-2021

This collection is composed of items published by Marketing and Communications, with most of the material being Today at State, Faculty Bulletin, University Bulletin, SDSU Update, and E-Connect. Also included is a small amount of material dealing with the graphic identity of the university.

The Faculty Bulletin, University Bulletin, SDSU Update, E-Update, E-Connect and SDSU Newsline are the same publication with several title changes over the years. The audience for these publications was campus faculty and staff. These were published weekly and contained information about happenings on the campus, such as lectures, celebrations, personnel related announcements and job openings. The changed in title are as follows:

1944-1970: The Faculty Bulletin
1971-1977: University Bulletin
1978-2004: SDSU Update -The format varied between 1978-1984 between newspaper style newsletter to a one-sheet newsletter which remained the format until the format became web/online only in 2004.
2000-2004: E-Update - This was printed briefly in December 2000-January 2001 and was available in an online only.
2004-2001: E-Connect - online only
2007- : SDSU Newsline - online only
SDSU Newsline is the most current form of this publication. It is emailed weekly to faculty and staff but can also be accessed on the university's website.
Today At State was a publication printed daily throughout the academic year. It was aimed at campus, staff, and faculty and contained information about daily happening on campus. These were published from 1971-2007.

The Faculty Bulletin, University Bulletin, SDSU Update, E-Update, E-Connect and SDSU Newsline are basically the same publication with several title changes over the years. The audience for these publications was campus faculty and staff. These were published weekly and contained information about happenings on the campus, such as lectures, celebrations, personnel related announcements and job openings. The changed in title are as follows:

  • 1944-1970: The Faculty Bulletin
  • 1971-1977: University Bulletin
  • 1978-2004: SDSU Update -The format varied between 1978-1984 between newspaper style newsletter to a one-sheet newsletter which remained the format until the format became web/online only in 2004.
  • 2000-2004: E-Update - This was printed briefly in December 2000-January 2001 and was available in an online only.
  • 2004-2001: E-Connect - online only
  • 2007- : SDSU Newsline - online only

SDSU Newsline is the most current form of thIs publication. It is emailed weekly to faculty and staff but can also be accessed on the university's website.

Today At State was a publication printed on a daily basis throughout the academic year. It was aimed at campus, staff, and faculty and contained information about daily happening on campus. These were published from 1971-2007.

South Dakota State University. University Marketing and Communications
University College Records
UA 010 · Records · 1978-2010

This collection is composed of general college records generated by the Office of the Dean for the College of Registration and the College of General Studies and Outreach Programs. Folders consist of brochures, reports, correspondence, handbooks, newsletters, posters and course announcements and schedules.

South Dakota State University. University College
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
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
UA 052.12 · Records · 1995-2001

This collection is composed of financial statements, correspondence, reports on the project, surveys, evaluations, and other supporting material.

South Dakota State University. Title III Grant
Thomas Daschle House Papers
DA 01 · Papers · 1964-1992

TIn 1978, Daschle was elected to the United States House of Representatives, winning the race by a margin of 110 votes, following a recount, out of more than 129,000 votes cast. Daschle served four terms in the House of Representatives and quickly became a part of the Democratic leadership.

At the 1980 Democratic National Convention Congressman Daschle received 10 (0.30%) delegate votes for Vice President of the United States. Although he was not a candidate, Daschle (along with others) received votes against incumbent Walter Mondale, who was re-nominated easily.

he U.S. House of Representatives papers is composed of some campaign files and voting record information. Also included is "The Daschle Record" which contains 12 books compiled by his staff containing Daschle's voting record, sponsorships, and summaries of committee and subcommittee records from 1979 to 1986.

Due to the size and scope of the Daschle collection this collection was minimally processed. This means that material was placed in acid-free folders and containers, but processing at the item level was keep to a minimum. Only folders that had little or no description were looked into with more depth. Artifacts, such as plaques, framed items, textiles, art, and other three-dimensional items, were separated and placed in appropriate storage. Photographs were also separated and placed in proper storage containers.

Dates for each folder were chosen on what could be quickly ascertained. The dates are meant to give researchers a general idea of the dates of the material that is in each folder. These dates were selected on what could be quickly ascertained. If there was a range of dates covering material, then the earliest date was chosen.

Daschle, Thomas
DA 02 · Papers · 1964-2006

In the 1986 election, Daschle became South Dakota's junior senator by winning 52 percent of the vote in a tight race with Republican Senator James Abdnor. Senator Daschle was appointed to the Finance Committee during his first year in the Senate, an unusual honor for a freshman. In 1988, he became the first South Dakotan ever to hold a Senate Leadership position when he was named the first ever co-chair of the Democratic Policy Committee by then Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell.

When Senator Mitchell retired in 1994, Daschle ran for the post of Democratic Minority Leader and won, 24-23, over Senator Christopher Dodd. Only Lyndon B. Johnson had served fewer years in the Senate before being elected to the Leader position.

Senator Daschle served as Minority Leader from 1994 to 2001, when the Senate became deadlocked with 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans for the first time in the Senate's history. Daschle became Majority Leader for 17 days, from January 3 to January 20, because the new congress took office before a new presidential administration. Vice-President Al Gore acted as ex officio President of the Senate to give the Democrats a majority.

Daschle and Trent Lott, the Republican Leader, negotiated for five weeks to invent new rules to share power in an evenly-divided Congress and finally came up with an agreement that was passed unanimously by the Senate. In May of 2001, Republican Senator Jim Jeffords became an Independent, which gave the Democrats a majority in the chamber to make Senator Daschle Majority Leader once again, from June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003. After the 2002 election, Daschle again became Minority Leader for the 108th Congress until his defeat in the 2004 election.

Tom Daschle lost the 2004 election to John Thune by 4,534 votes, a 49%-51% margin. He had been the Democratic Leader for ten years, two years longer than Lyndon B. Johnson, and was the first party leader in a half-century to be voted out of office.

The U.S. Senate papers series of the Daschle Papers is composed of records created by Tom Daschle and his staff during his tenure in the U.S. Senate. Included are trip schedules, speeches, sponsored and cosponsored legislation, and administrative files including financial disclosures, appointments and schedules. This series does not contain much material related to Daschle's campaigns for voting records during this time.

The trip schedules and files regarding his frequent trips back to South Dakota, including quite a few of Daschle's "Trip Notes" which are Daschle's notes to his staff regarding his impressions of the details of the trip and issues and concerns encountered on the trips that he wanted his staff to address.

Also included are files on the Whitewater issue during the Clinton administration, veterans issues, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota Water Projects, the accident of South Dakota Governor Mickelson, and aviation issues."

Daschle, Thomas
DA 03 · Papers · 1968-2005

The Personal Papers are composed of materials Daschle separated from the rest of the collection which were of personal interest to him. Included are pre-congressional materials, campaign records, legislative records, correspondence, political records, media files, and files saved for their intrinsic value.

Daschle, Thomas
Theodore W. Schultz Papers
MA 022 · Papers · 1932-2007

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
MA 044 · Papers · 1863-1870, 2006

Transcription of the Susan A. Jones diaries was performed by Virginia Vander Wal, great-granddaughter of Susan, in March 2006. The diaries appear to have been written while Susan resided in Massachusetts and Wisconsin. The entries provide insight into her daily activities from 1863-1870. Topics include various social activities, mention of the weather, work activities, and important events, such as funerals, first communion, engagement to be married, etc.

The 1863 transcription was from a very small diary that was written before Susan married Henry. There are several entries concerning the Civil War in this diary.

Some of the original diaries were written on loose pages and were very old and fragile. Others were written in 3 x 4 inch diary books with three days to one side of each page. The writing on these pages was very small and faded, especially those entries written in pencil, making is difficult to read.

Blanks in the text indicate words that could not be read due to illegible handwriting or damaged areas on the paper. Words typed in brackets, { }, are words which a guess was made at some of the letters. The spelling of words in the original diary was maintained.
Virginia Vander Wal includes an account of the transcribing of the diaries as well as some genealogical background of Susan A. Jones. Virginia's personal notations are indicated in bold-faced font in the transcription. Also included is a photocopied photograph of Susan A. Jones and discharge papers for Henry R. Jones.

The diaries are not complete in that some years may not have entries for each day or month.

Jones, Susan A. 1844-1925
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
UA 037 · Records · 1910-2007

This collection is composed of administration records, minutes and agendas of the association and associated committees including the Board of Control, financial records and subject files. Folders may include constitutions, by-laws, correspondence, clippings, and reports.

South Dakota State University. Students' Association
UA 032 · Records · 1915-2006

Composed of items published by the Office of Student Activities. Included are handbooks, pamphlets, and material relating to Pugsley Union and the University Student Union.

South Dakota State University. Department of Student Union and Activities
Student Research Papers
UA 052.10 · Papers · 1938-2004

The Student research papers is an artificial collection, which consists of papers written by graduate degree candidates but are not considered to be theses or dissertations submitted for the completion of a degree. Material is added as it is unearthed if it is unique, unusual or illustrative. No attempt is made to systematically collect this information.

This collection is composed of papers produced by graduate degree candidates. Some are professionally bound, while others were spiral bound or placed in report folders. These research papers are not a thesis or dissertation submitted for the completion of a degree.

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.

UA 029 · Records · 1962-2006

This collection is composed of various flyers, pamphlets and newsletters produced by Student Health and Counseling Services. Some of the items included are a health service handbook, a newsletter, flyers for the Wellness Fair, information on insurance, and a pamphlet titled F.A.S.T.C.A.R.E. which stands for First Aid and Sensible Tips for Coping with Alcohol-Related Emergencies.

South Dakota State University. Student Health and Counseling Services
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.

UA 019 · Records · 1907-2018

Composed of annual and biennial reports from the Junior College, Division of Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Division, and Student Affairs Division. These were presented to the President of the college.

Annual reports were not always called for by the President's office and were submitted only at the request of the President of the college. The annual reports are not in the same detail as the biennial report but cover the basic outline as applied to a non-academic division. These reports do not include a historical background, budget recommendations or allotment requests, or resignation and replacement information. These reports generally did include departmental reports within the framework of the Student Affairs Division and previous divisions.

Biennial reports were submitted biennially to the President of the University. These reports generally included a historical background, budget recommendations and allotment requests, resignation and replacement information, and goals for the next biennium. These reports also included departmental reports submitted within the framework of the division. These included reports from Student Health, Student Housing, Dean of Women, Dean of Men, Student Activities, Veterans Affairs, Educational Research and Measurement, Placement, Loans and Scholarships, Student Personnel Records, Machine Records, General Registration and Terminal Courses. They also included reports on the counseling of students, pro-college counseling, counseling for special groups, and freshman orientation. The biennial report also included financial statement and lists of scholarships awarded.

South Dakota State University. Division of Student Affairs
Steve Marquardt Papers
UA 053.084 · Papers · 1986, 1996-2012

This collection is composed mainly of material gathered by Marquardt in relation to independent Cuban libraries. Included are articles, correspondence, and research. Also included is a small amount of campaign paraphernalia related to the presidential campaign of Bill Richardson in 2008.

Marquardt, Steve
Station Biochemistry Records
UA 005.03.07 · Records

Records related to South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Biochemistry consist of administrative files, research, and publications.

South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station
UA 066 · Records · 1931-2019

The collection is composed of programs, posters, season ticket brochures, and photographs from the plays, musicals, and revues produced by State University Theatre.

South Dakota State University. State University Theatre
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
UA 005.11 · Records · 1951-1996

This collection is composed of departmental records of the Institute, as well as collected reports dealing with the Missouri River Basin Project.

South Dakota State University. Water Resources Institute
MA 072 · Records · 1926-2015

The materials in this collection were gathered by various officers and members of South Dakota State Poetry Society. The collection consists of historical information, board meeting notes and minutes, correspondence, publications by the organization, publications by South Dakota poets, and the 2015 Poet Laureate recommendation to the Governor.

South Dakota State Poetry Society
MA 037 · Records · 1891-2013

The South Dakota Climate Office Records consists mainly of weather observation data sheets from South Dakota as well as some weather reporting stations in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wyoming. The data sheets are comprised of daily observations recorded by volunteers in communities throughout the state. Data about precipitation, air temperature, soil temperature, and various other forms of climatological information is gathered. Data gathered is varied based on the complexity of the observation equipment based at each station.

Also included are various office records, such as graduate student master's theses, photographs, and grants.

South Dakota State Climate Office
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
MA 027 · Records · 1955-2020

The South Dakota Resources Coalition consists of administrative material and subject files. The administrative material consists of meeting minutes, committee files, correspondence, financial and membership records and publications. The subject files consist of research SDRC has performed throughout the years, mainly to assist them in their lobbying efforts. The subjects deal mainly with environmental issues as they relate to South Dakota.

South Dakota Resources Coalition
MA 120 · 1969-2021

This collection is composed of local and national records of the South Dakota Paint Horse Club. Folders include newsletters, programs, futurity reports, show records, auction records, meeting minutes, directories, newspaper articles, correspondence, financial statements, memorandums, and tapes.

South Dakota Paint Horse Club
MA 109 · Records · 1999-2020

This collection includes a brief history of the South Dakota Nurses Foundation and the Board of Directors meeting minutes from 1999-2019. The foundation did not meet in 2001 and no minutes exist for that year. The minutes of these meetings cover issues such as membership, financial matters, funding, community engagement, and research grants and scholarships, among other topics.

South Dakota Nurses Foundation
MA 030 · Records · 1899-2000

This collection is composed of records of the South Dakota Nurses' Association. Records consist mainly of committee files, minutes, correspondence, reports, membership files, convention material, project files, lobby material, scrapbooks, publications, and material dealing with associated groups.

The Committee's files are composed of material produced by the activities of the various SDNA committees. These items include minutes from the meetings of the committees, quarterly and annual reports sent back to the SDNA, and information about projects the committees worked on. There is also a great quantity of correspondence, including correspondence between committee members, between the committees and SDNA, and between the committees and the nurses associations of other states. Also included are forms and results sheets for many surveys that the committees conducted.

Task Forces files are composed of material produced by the various SDNA task forces. These items include minutes from the meetings of the task forces, quarterly and annual reports sent back to the SDNA, and information about the projects the task forces worked on. There is also a great quantity of correspondence including correspondence between task force members, between the task forces and SDNA, and between the task forces and nurses associations in other states. There are also forms and results sheets for the surveys that the task forces conducted.

The Correspondence includes the correspondence of the board of directors, president, and district presidents. It also includes correspondence with specific groups or individuals, such as the SD governor and the Nutrition Council of South Dakota. There is also correspondence dealing with specific projects and events, such as a poster contest and correspondence to nurses in Operation Desert Storm.

Most of the Forums items come from the forums held statewide in 1974-1975 to consider continuing education for nurses. This material mostly consists of evaluations of the questionnaire and comment sheets the participants filled out. Reports from small group discussions are also included. There is also one folder of material from the Human Services Forum meetings between 1974 and 1980. This material consists mostly of correspondence about the meetings, along with a few issues of their newsletter and reports sent back to the SDNA by people who attended.

The Board of Directors material is composed almost entirely of agendas and minutes of the SDNA Board of directors meetings from 1974 to 1994. It also includes the SDNA treasurer’s ledger from 1918 to 1950.

The Reports include the books of annual reports from 1948 to 1995. These books consist of the annual reports submitted by each committee, district, and several allied groups. These report books also include the standing rules for the annual convention, a report from the president and executive director, and the financial report from the annual audit. This series also includes reports from projects the SDNA was involved with, such as Project Motion and the Economic Security Program. It also includes the auditor’s annual financial reports from 1972 to 1989, along with other financial reports from that time.

The Membership material is composed of various letters and reports dealing with SDNA’s membership. These include monthly reports showing changes in each district’s membership and listing all new or deleted members. They also include lists of the membership of each district for some years and the results of the membership surveys that were sent out to all members of SDNA. The correspondence includes letters about new members and dues as well as the form letters that were sent to members when they joined or quit SDNA.

The Districts' material consists of correspondence between the districts and the SDNA and between the districts and their officers and members. It also includes annual and quarterly reports from each district to the SDNA main office and the by-laws of each district, as well as some lists of district officers. A few brochures and newspaper clippings about district-level activities are included as well.

The Nurses Day is divided into two sub-series: National Nurses Day and Nurses Day at the Legislature. The former includes correspondence about the theme and activities of National Nurses Day, information about promotional posters and ribbons that were distributed to the districts, and newspaper clippings. It also includes materials sent from the American Nurses Association to the state associations for this event, such as sample press releases, governor/mayoral proclamations, and pamphlets. The Nurses Day at the Legislature material includes correspondence to SDNA members and legislators, agendas, programs and invitations to the event, and information about finances and pre-registration. It also includes information about the legislators and the bills affecting health care, along with information from SDNA’s lobbyists about the legislative process and how to contact legislators.

The March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award series is composed of information about the award. It includes correspondence about the program and correspondence nominating people for the award. It also includes resumes for the nominees, ballots, correspondence with the judges, and press releases.

The Convention is materials from the annual SDNA convention. This consists mainly of correspondence about the convention, registration, and booth rentals. It also includes programs and agendas for the meetings, banquets, and luncheons held at the convention. There is also financial information, including lists of exhibitors, sponsors, registrants, and financial summaries and budgets. The series also includes information about the House of Delegates that meets during the convention, including resolutions adopted by them and lists of each district’s representatives. There are also many press releases, photographs, and newspaper clippings from the convention. Finally, there are several folders of convention planning materials explaining how to prepare for the convention and a copy of most of the convention programs from 1918 to 1975.

The Projects materials are from the various projects SDNA has been involved with. This includes both local projects, such as the health fair and pilot membership project, and national projects, such as the Year of the Nurse and the building of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. The materials consist mainly of correspondence about the projects, along with evaluations, summaries, and reports of what the projects accomplished. There are also a few newspaper clippings about the projects.

The American Nurses Association files are composed of materials from the national organization of which the SDNA is a branch, the American Nurses Association. The materials consist of correspondence about appointments to various ANA offices and about changes in the SDNA’s officers at the state and district levels. It also includes correspondence about the ANA House of Delegates and a summary book about the topics they discussed. Other materials related to nursing and nursing education are also included.

The Lobbyist materials relate to the lobbyist the SDNA hires for the South Dakota legislative season. This material includes correspondence with the lobbyist, the SDNA, and the legislators. There are SDNA priorities, copies of bills, and legislative memos from the lobbyist to the SDNA that give information about any healthcare-related issues being debated by the legislature. There is also information about the lobbyist position itself, including information about paying the lobbyist, and copies of the agreement that he/she signed. Copies of the Legislative Hotline newsletter sent out to SDNA members by the lobbyist during the legislative session are also included.

The Allied Groups files are from the health-care-related organizations with which the SDNA is allied. Most of the material is from local groups, such as the SD Nursing Network and the SD Public Health Association, or from South Dakota chapters of national organizations such as ASHET and the Joint Practice Commission. The material consists mainly of correspondence with the organizations and reports from the delegates sent by the SDNA to attend joint meetings. There is also some other information about the various organizations, including a few pamphlets, copies of bylaws, and some position statements.

The General series is composed of the material in the collection that did not fit into any other series. It includes correspondence about and entries for the annual American Journal of Nursing writing contest. Most of the remainder is correspondence about topics ranging from a creativity seminar to the Equal Rights Amendment. There are several past calendars and information on several individuals and their influence on nursing in South Dakota. There is also the manuscript for History of Nursing in South Dakota. There are also many newspaper clippings and photographs about the SDNA and about the State Hospital in Yankton.

In the Collected publications there are books about nursing and nursing history throughout history. There are several pamphlets on Nurses in the Navy and the American Red Cross Nursing Services. There are several pamphlets on the standards of a variety of nursing practices. The American Journal of Nursing from 1943 is included as well. As well there are several books that have nothing to do with nursing.

The Association publications are composed of the material produced by the South Dakota Nurses’ Association. This includes a convention poster, the SDNA newsletter, and the South Dakota Nurse.

The Scrapbooks are composed of material about the SDNA/ANA and are arranged into parts cover the years from 1916 – 1987. There are photographs and newspaper clippings throughout the material.

The South Dakota Board of Nursing files is composed of material produced by the SD Board of Nursing from 1950 – 1979. There are meeting minutes and other materials used by the board.

The League for Nursing material is composed of the material for the League for Nursing. There are membership lists, annual reports, and bylaws. It also includes the cash book and money receipts.

The Nursing Education and Schools files are composed of material about Nursing Education and Schools from 1900 – 1974.

In the Nursing History, there is information on Florence Nightingale, General Early Nursing, and Great Moments in Medicine. Folders in this series are arranged in alphabetical order and there under chronologically.

The Audio-visual material is composed of material video and audio cassettes. There are three videos; one contains the Pierre Centennial Parade with the SDNA’s float. The SDCNO Conference of June 5 – 7, 1990, and R.E.A.C.H. slides are on the other two. There are twelve audio cassettes; several from SDNA conferences and other events.

The physical objects consist of material that has been either donated to or collected by the SDNA. Included is a nurse’s cap, uniform, watch, graduation speech, and injection kit donated by Mabel Belle Wilson. There is also a plaque from the American Journal of Nursing.

The SDLNE [South Dakota League for Nursing Education] is arranged into parts covering the years 1938 – 1971.

The National-State Leaders consists of material about the National/State Leaders of Nursing. Arrangement: Folders are arranged in alphabetical order.

South Dakota Nurses' Association
MA 017 · Records · 1970-2017

This collection is composed of correspondence, publications, minutes and materials related to meetings, general office files, financial records, material related to the South Dakota Humanities Foundation, projects and research, grant proposals submitted to the council, and material related to the Big Read, South Dakota Festival of Books, Speakers Bureau, the Reading Series, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Also included are photographic prints, negatives, slides, films, audio reels, audio cassettes, video cassettes, and filmstrips.

The material related to proposals consists of the most interesting material in this collection. Included in these files are applications submitted by potential grantees, award and rejection letters, correspondence with the grantee and council staff, program evaluation forms, financial material related to the grant, media and publication produced by the grantee, and publicity about the grant/program. Some files also contain final products produced by the grantee, such as films, videos, publications, and audio material. Materials in these sub-series are arranged by grant proposal number.

The financial records are composed of vouchers, accounting ledger sheets, reports, and receipts and disbursements. Material is these sub-series are arranged by account number.

South Dakota Humanities Council
MA 012 · Records · 1914-2009

The records are comprised of correspondence, meeting minutes, publications, scrapbooks, photographs, oral history interviews, audio-visual materials, and the records of local unions.

South Dakota Farmers Union
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
MA 026 · Records · 1914-1995

This collection is composed of records of the South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation and associated groups.
The County series consists of a small amount of material from the Brookings County, Codington County and Hamlin County Farm Bureaus. Included are reports and minutes.
The Federation records are composed of committee files, minutes, publications, clippings, bylaws, financial records and historical information. The Committees material is composed mainly of minutes of the various committees within the Farm Bureau Federation. Included are minutes of the Executive Committee, Women's Committee, and Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. The General files include bylaws of the Federation, clippings, financial material, and histories of several county Farm Bureaus throughout South Dakota. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order. The Meeting minutes are composed of meeting minutes of the Farm Bureau Federation dating from 1964-1995. Minutes from several smaller committees are also included. The Publications are composed of Ag Leader, a monthly periodical published by the Farm Bureau that reports on activities of the Bureau.
The Mutual Insurance Company series consists of minutes for a meeting held in 1968, bylaws and agreements. The General files are composed of bylaws and agreements between the South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation, Rural Security Life Insurance Company and the South Dakota Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. The minutes are composed of minutes from a meeting held in 1968.
The Service Company series consists of meeting minutes.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation
South Dakota EPSCoR Records
UA 056 · Records · 1978-2005

Composed mainly of proposals to the National Science Foundation for research project. Also included are annual and semi-annual reports, publications, minutes, and some conference material.

South Dakota EPSCoR
UA 050.13 · Collection · 1927-2012

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

The Scrapbooks are composed of three scrapbooks of the Eminent Farmers and Homemakers. Scrapbook I covers the years 1928-1969 and includes a report of an annual business meeting, newsletters, newspaper clippings of eminent farmers and homemakers (mainly obituaries), correspondence, programs and memorabilia. Scrapbook II is titled "Sands of Time" and covers the years 1952-1982. This scrapbook includes newspaper clippings, photographs, minutes from annual meetings for the years 1965-1982, and a necrology report for 1972-82 that lists deaths of eminent farmer and homemakers and notes the year that they were honored. Scrapbook III is titled "History, 1972-1988". This scrapbook includes biographies of eminent farmer and homemakers, programs from annual meetings and notes any deaths that occurred during the year. Also included is a mailing list of Master Farmer Homemakers for 1972-1988.

The Honoree photographs are composed of photographs of Eminent Farmer and Homemakers for the years 1927-1991. These photographs formerly hung on the Eminent Farmer and Homemaker Wall of Fame in Agricultural Hall on the South Dakota State University Campus. Most of the photographs are approximately 14.5 inches x 18 inches in size. Due to the manner in which these photographs were displayed, many were damaged by UV rays. On the mat of each photograph was a caption that included the name, year honored, and county or town of the Eminent Farmer of Homemaker. The Eminent Farmer photographs also included their occupation or area of interest in the caption. The Eminent Homemaker photograph captions only stated that each was an Eminent Homemaker and most do not include the woman's first name, only the name of their spouse preceded by Mrs. (i.e. Mrs. John Doe). This seemed to remain the practice until the late 1980's.

Mats and frames that housed the Honoree Photographs were removed for preservation purposes. Care was taken in the removal of the mats, however some tape and dried glue residue still remains. Photographs and negatives were removed to the Photograph Archives for preservation and access purposes. The negatives that accompany these photographs are mainly 4 inches x 5 inches in size and cover the years 1960-1991. The negatives were produced after the photographs were removed from Agricultural Hall and before the mats were removed. The caption that was included on the mat of each photograph appears in these negatives. This material is arranged chronologically.

The Honoree citations are composed of citations of Eminent Farmers and Homemakers. Each citation includes biographical information about the farmer or homemaker, information about how each manages their farm or household, and notes other awards or offices held. Some citations include a transcript of the acceptance speech given by the farmer or homemaker at the recognition banquet. The earlier citations generally include stories of how their families came to homestead in Dakota Territory and include accounts of dealing with blizzards and Indians. This material is arranged alphabetically.

Also included are programs published for the Eminent Farmers and Homemakers banquet held annually to recognize that year's recipients of the award.

South Dakota State University. Eminent Farmer and Homemaker Program
MA 010 · Records · 1904-1999

This collection is composed of ledgers, administrative items, publications, and assorted materials documenting the S.D. Dairy Association. Folders contain information about the Association, programs from conventions, and records from contests hosted by the Association.

South Dakota Dairy Association
MA 029 · Records · 1923-1973, 2000, undated

Consists mainly of minutes and agendas from meetings of the SDCIA, along with the programs, letters, reports and pamphlets that were dealt with in each meeting. The minutes include minutes from the annual meetings, board of directors meetings, committee meetings and district meetings. There are programs for the annual meetings, crop shows and banquets. The letters include correspondence with members of the Crop Improvement Associations of other states and with the national Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies, as well as between SDCIA members. The reports include financial reports and statements, and also reports on the activities of the organization. The pamphlets include the SDCIA newsletter (The Crop Improvement Reporter), CIA newsletters from the surrounding states, booklets of weed laws, and seed certification manuals. In addition there is a history article that was prepared for the agency’s 75th anniversary in the year 2000.

The collection also contains photographs. These are primarily photos of the various crop shows and field days held by the SDCIA.

South Dakota Crop Improvement Association
UA 052.05 · Records · 1911-2008

This collection is composed of minutes and materials published by the South Dakota Board of Regents and collected by the office of the president and various other department at South Dakota State University. The minutes series is composed of agendas, minutes, and material related to meetings. The later minutes include an index to the minutes with subject notations in the margins. The publications are composed of items published by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

South Dakota Board of Regents
MA 007 · Records · 1913-2008

This collection is composed of newsletters, meeting minutes, and programs for the Association. Information about some influential members is also included.

The newsletters cover the years 1941–1999. These include minutes from meetings, up-coming events, scholarships awarded, officers elected, honorary memberships granted, and information on programs sponsored by the Association. The meetings and minutes are programs handed out at annual meetings. They include agenda for the meeting and minutes from past meetings. Also included are some financial statements and revisions to the by-laws, constitution, and policies of the Association.

There is some correspondence from Eva Dawes, the first president of the Association. This gives some background on the beginnings of the Association. Also included are lists of officers, council and charter members, and honorary members. There are some lists of recipients of awards given by the Association (Outstanding Junior and Senior Professionals and Teacher of the Year); revisions of policy statements between 1971 and 1996, and the strategic plan of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 1995-2000.

South Dakota Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
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
MA 035 · Records · 1920-2006

Composed of administrative records for the South Dakota Association for Family and Community Education, including president, secretary, and treasurer records, membership records and scrapbooks. Also included are records of various clubs for Brookings County (S.D.), Moody County (S.D.), Pennington County (S.D.), Perkins County (S.D.), and Spink County (S.D.)

South Dakota Association for Family and Community Education
UA 038 · Records · 1969-2024

This collection is composed of the museum director's records which contain files related to the operation of the museum, exhibition files, Board of Trustees records, and files related to the museum guild.

The records related to the museum director are composed of material pertaining to the museum building, fundraising, finances, publications and general material related to the operation of the museum.

The director's records are composed of material pertaining to the South Dakota Art Museum building, fundraising, finances, publications and general material related to the operation of the museum. The building files relate to the original construction of the building in 1969 as well as material dealing with the addition constructed in the 1990s. Included are specifications, plans, fundraising, correspondence and events connected with the addition construction, such as the groundbreaking, and the move in preparation for construction. The fundraising files consist of materials related to fundraising efforts in connection with the construction of the addition to the Art Museum. Included are Board of Trustees fundraising information, and material generated by the SDSU Foundation for the Visions for the Future campaign. The financial files are composed of budget files and accounting reports. Also included are year-end reports and inventories for the museum gift shop. Also included are accreditation materials, annual reports, materials related to collections; such as Harvey Dunn and Vera Way Marghab, materials related to events sponsored by the museum, the Jeannette Lusk Memorial Library, and the retirement tribute and reception for Joseph M. Stuart; the first director of the museum. Folders include correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, and flyers. Publications include exhibition catalogues, materials mailed for promotion of events, brochures, pamphlets, and newsletters.

This exhibition records relate to exhibitions at the South Dakota Art Museum from its inception in 1970 to 1996. These records consist of catalogues, correspondence (to artists, galleries), shipping data, insurance policies, inventories, loan agreements, artist biographies, artwork Descriptions, instructions for handling and/or mounting the works, labels, publicity, clippings, and plans for exhibit cases. A large portion of this collection consists of photographed images of artwork for incoming exhibitions as well as gallery views of the complete exhibit in the museums galleries. Slides make up a large part of these images but photographs and negatives are also included.

The Board of Trustees records consist mainly of meetings minutes and files on individual board members. Folders containing the meeting minutes include agendas, minutes, correspondence, and other material related directly to meetings, such as publications and reports. The files on individual board members may include biographies, clippings, and correspondence. Also included are by-laws, orientation for board members, and board of director's committee files, such as the collection committee, membership committee, special events committee, and donor recognition committee. These files include committee minutes, correspondence and other material related to meetings.

The guild records are composed of records of the South Dakota Art Museum Guild. Folders include handbooks, by-laws, correspondence, membership lists, and guides for docents.

South Dakota Art Museum
UA 005.03 · Records · 1887-2019, undated

The South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Stations Records is composed of material generated by the stations and includes financial reports, general office records, research, institutional reviews, and publications, including some bulletins and circulars. Also included are files related to station biochemistry.

The administrative files are composed of general office records generated by the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. Folders contain newsletters, committee files, task force files, correspondence, brochures, programs, and financial data. In addition, the series contains reports of the Agricultural Experiment Station during the time period of 1907-1916. This information should also appear in the published reports of the Agricultural Experiment Station.

The research is composed of research conducted by Experiment Station staff. Folders consist mainly of final reports, but may also include some correspondence. Material for inactive and terminated projects is also included.

Publications consist of bulletins, circulars, leaflets, and pamphlets published by the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station on research conducted by staff of the Experiment Station and are meant for distribution like a periodical. Some cross-over in subject and title may occur between bulletins and circulars. This is an incomplete collection of Agricultural Experiment Station publications. Items are added to this collection only after it has been determined that the library's collection is complete. It is suggested that, when conducting research, the library catalog be searched for a particular title, author, or number. Various other South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station publications can be found in this collection. Folders consist mainly of reports or preliminary reports. Also included are leaflets and pamphlets and a video cassette on manure management. Leaflet or pamphlet numbers were included if present in the publication.

The seed releases material is comprised of information regarding various seeds that have been developed through the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station.

South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station
MA 050 · Records · 1941-2004

The Sokota Hybrid Producers, Inc. records are composed mainly of Board of Directors minutes from its incorporation in 1944 to its dissolution in 1986. Most of the minutes include an agenda and the minutes. Some may include newsletters, correspondence, and reports. The collection also includes articles of incorporation, by-laws, purchase agreement, financial material, and trademark information.

The financial material is composed of corn payments, revolving fund certificates, grower and producer ledger sheets, and other certificates related to the financial portion of Sokota.

Also included are newspapers clippings on the history of Sokota, South Dakota codified laws in relation to cooperatives, and a photocopy of the first check written.

Sokota Hybrid Producers
UA 005.09 · Records · 1938-2012, undated

This collection is composed of records generated by the department, including enrollment records, correspondence, course schedules, exit exams, graduate records, publications, reports, pamphlets, and surveys.

South Dakota State University. Department of Sociology and Rural Studies
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
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
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
UA 050.12 · Records · 1978-2004

This collection is composed of a history of Sigma Xi at South Dakota State University, newsletters, lecture information, graduate student research award material, and science and engineering fair information.

Society of Sigma Xi
Sherwood O. Berg Papers
UA 053.013 · Papers · 1940-2014, undated

This collection is composed of the papers of Sherwood O. Berg. Material is composed of papers related to the National Advisory Commission on Food and Fiber, the United States Agency for International Development, organizations, biographical papers, and speeches. Also included is some material related to Berg’s term as president of South Dakota State University
The National Advisory Commission on Food and Fiber was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 4, 1965 on which Sherwood O. Berg served as chairperson. This material makes up the bulk of the collections and is composed of correspondence, reports, hearing and meeting records, and publications. This material covers a range of topics from cotton and hunger to agriculture and government policies.

Berg, Sherwood O. (Sherwood Olman) 1919-2014
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)
SDSU Foundation Records
UA 016 · Records · 1967-2023, undated

The collection is composed of financial statements, newsletters, fundraising promotional material, and other publications produced by the South Dakota State University Foundation.

The financial statements are reports of accountants and certified public accountants, and schedules of investments made by the foundation. These reports include auditor's reports.

The bulk of this series consists of items published by the SDSU Foundation, such as the Honor Roll of Contributors which lists benefactor to the Foundation. Also included is material related to specific fundraising events, such as for the Pride of the Dakota's marching band, Solberg Hall, the Coughlin Campanile, and the Performing Arts Center.

An item of note is writing by Keith Jensen, a former member of the Foundation Board of Directors which gives a history of development at South Dakota State University.

South Dakota State University Foundation
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 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.

UA 048 · Collection · 1878, 1910-2023

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.

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
UA 006.02 · Records · 1974-2013

This collection is composed of departmental records generated by the English Department such as newsletters, pamphlets, and promotional material for events and conferences. Also included are the Pioneer Women Papers which consist of original investigations of women writers in the region completed by students for the course "Women Writers of the Great Plains," taught during 1978-1979 school year. Material is composed of publications produced by the English Department. Material includes newsletters, pamphlets, and posters.
The pioneer women files were completed as original investigations of women writers in the region for the course: "Women Writers of the Great Plains," taught in 1978-1979 under a special grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education of the Modern Language Association for a project: "Teaching Women's Literature from a Regional Perspective." The course was taught by Dr. Ruth Alexander, Professor of English and supervised by Dr. Leonore Hoffman of the Modern Language Association office. The series consists of papers written by students of this course, a press release, and news clippings. The papers include notes by the instructor and a final grade. Also included in the papers are some pamphlets and photographs.

South Dakota State University. Department of English
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
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
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
Ruth Ann Alexander Papers
UA 053.022 · Papers · 1947-2006

This collection is composed of material related to activities of Dr. Alexander. The bulk of the material is composed of files related to her writing and speeches. Folders consist of correspondence, research, agreements with publishers, grant material, and manuscripts. Researchers will also find records related to her term on the Brookings School Board including material related to her campaign, papers related to her involvement in Chautauqua, and records dealing with her term as head of the English Department at South Dakota State University, with a small amount of material related to courses she taught. Also included is material related to various other activities conducted by Alexander, such as her involvement with the Episcopal Church, and research dealing with women, women's rights, pioneer women, feminism and sexism. Also included are files related to Alexander’s term serving on the South Dakota Commission on the Status of Women.

Alexander, Ruth Ann
Roberta K. Olson Papers
UA 053.041 · Papers · 1936-2014

Composed of materials related to her tenure at Dean of the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University. Included are reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, presentations, notes, writings, and photographs.

Olson, Roberta K.
Robert V. Burns Papers
UA 053.019 · Papers · 1968-2008

This collection is composed of the papers of Robert V. Burns. The bulk of the collection is related to the NAFTA Conference arranged by Dr. Burns in 2000, the South Dakota Executive Branch reorganization, and material associated with his involvement as a commissioner on the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (W.I.C.H.E.).

The NAFTA Conference material deals with the Canadian/United States Agricultural Trade Issues Emerging form NAFTA conference. Included is correspondence with participants, and government officials, publications, publicity, talking points, conference proceedings, and a copy of South Dakota governor William Janklow's keynote speech. The South Dakota Executive Branch Reorganization includes material associated with the Citizen's Commission on Executive Reorganization on which Dr. Burns served. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is composed meeting agenda books and publications of the commission.

Also included are minutes, agenda and correspondence associated with the various committees and commissions on which Burns served, such as the National Commission on the Cost of Higher Education, the Constitutional Revision Commission, files pertaining to railroad safety in Brookings, South Dakota, judicial elections, and a file pertaining to his State Representative campaign in 1980.

Burns, Robert V. (Robert Vincent)
Robert T. Wagner Papers
UA 053.031 · Papers · 1971-1998

The Robert T. Wagner papers span his career from 1971 until his retirement in 1997. The records are composed of materials related to all aspects of his career at South Dakota State University. Also included is a small amount of material related to his service as Vice President at Dakota State College.

Files related to his academic teaching as a professor of Rural Sociology at SDSU are composed of correspondence, calendars, programs related to speaking engagements, and greeting cards of thanks and birthday wishes. A minimal amount of material is related to the courses he taught.

The Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs at SDSU records are composed of calendars, correspondence, clippings, newsletters, greeting cards, photographs, and certificates awarded to Wagner. A small amount of materials related to teaching can be found in these files as he still taught some classes during this time.

Records related to his presidency at SDSU make up the largest portion of this collection. These files are composed of correspondence, clippings, calendars, certificates, reports, newsletters, evaluations, and greeting cards. At the end of this material researchers will find material related to his retirement.

Wagner, Robert T.
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
Robert F. Karolevitz Papers
MA 039 · Papers · 1833-2011

The papers of Robert F. Karolevitz (1922-) span the years 1833-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1910-1999. The collection is composed personal, professional, and research files, as well as photographs.

The personal files span the years 1894-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1968-1981. The bulk of this series is composed of material relating to personal areas of Karolevitz's life not directly related with his professional writing career. The exception to this would be the correspondence series which is composed of material related to both his professional and personal life and includes correspondence with family members and friends. Materials include audio visual material, awards and recognition, clubs and organizations, committees and boards, correspondence, education, ephemera and collected materials, family, financial and legal documents, and material related to Karolevitz’s other interests and activities.

The professional files span the years 1947-2002, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-1969. The series consists of material created by Karolevitz during his career. Included are articles that were published in various periodicals, manuscripts and other material related to books written by Karolevitz, columns written for several different newspapers, commercial writing and advertising material, political ghostwriting material and speech files. Also included is material related to publishers, other writings, and other material related to writings, such as layout material, rejection slips, and catalogs that listed his books for sale.

The research files span the years 1833-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1910-1999. The series is composed of material collected by Karolevitz relating either directly to research for books and articles that he wrote or material that was of interest to him. Material consists mainly of clippings of newspapers and magazine articles, publications, booklets, brochures, pamphlets, photographs and illustrations, correspondence, notes written by Karolevitz and other miscellaneous collected material. Many folders contain only one or a few items.

The photographs are composed of images Karolevitz collected and used in his many publications. Included are images related to automobiles, journalism, medicine, religion, people, and places.

Karolevitz, Robert F.
Richard C. Wahlstrom Papers
UA 053.026 · Papers · 1953-2005

The collection contains numerous of articles written by Wahlstrom, well as speeches and talks given by Wahlstrom relating to his research regarding the nutrition of swine. These topics include selenium poisoning, protein supplements, vitamins, and other dietary issues.

Wahlstrom, Richard C.
Residential Life Records
UA 031 · Records · 1969-2008

This collection consists of resident assistant and student housing staff manuals and material for the food service and residence halls on the campus of South Dakota State University. The resident assistant and student housing staff manuals include information on organizational structure, general policies and information, operational procedures, and emergency situations. The food service material includes miscellaneous menus, a notice from the Commons Advisory Council, and a booklet detailing the Saga Food Service Program. The residence halls material includes guides for men and women residents, information calendars and other miscellaneous items.

South Dakota State University. Residential Life
UA 051.06 · Records · 2001-2005

This collection is composed of items created by the Remnant Trust, by the South Dakota State University Remnant Trust Committee, and by SDSU Archives & Special Collections. Included are publications created by the Remnant Trust, material related to a gala celebration opening the collection.

South Dakota State University. Remnant Trust Committee
UA 052.08 · Records · 1999-2000

This collection is composed of pamphlets and flyers produced by the Reel Images Film Society.

Reel Images Film Society (South Dakota State University)
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.
UA 022 · Records · 1884-2011

"The collection is composed of a course schedules, short course announcements, correspondence, meeting minutes, procedures for registration of classes and enrollment summaries, statistics, and reports.

The Registrar's records are composed of a variety of material generated by the Office of Records and Registration. The bulk of the material consists of registration schedules for courses available at South Dakota State University. Included are announcements of short courses that cover a range of subjects, from agriculture to piano tuning. Also included are directories of students and faculty, programs from baccalaureate services, and information for fall registration, meeting minutes from various committees, correspondence, newspaper clippings, registration procedures, guidelines for selection of students for senior college, scheme of study forms for students, summer session registration changes in procedure, and a list of course number changes."

South Dakota State University. Office of Records and Registration