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South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections contains the university archives, as well as material related to South Dakota history and life. These two general collection areas include manuscript and archival materials, books, serials, audiovisual materials and photographs. We also house the Senator Thomas A. Daschle Congressional Papers and the Senator Thomas A. Daschle Congressional Research Study. Collections are accessible on the upper level of Hilton M. Briggs Library on the campus of South Dakota State University.
Correspondence, records, photographs, audiotapes, videotapes and other materials covering Senator Tom Daschle's professional life.
Records having permanent historical value to South Dakota State University, including administrative records, departmental and student group records, faculty papers and publications.
Papers, records, and published materials of South Dakota and alumni authors and primarily focused on twentieth century rural South Dakota.
Historical material about the Brookings, SD area. The George and Evelyn Norby Collection makes up the majority of this collection and includes newspapers and photographs of local interest, telephone directories and area business promotional materials.
SDSU's open access institutional repository has the goal of collecting, preserving and disseminating the intellectual and creative output of SDSU faculty, staff, and students while supporting the ongoing mission of South Dakota State as a land-grant university.
The Prairie Striders Running Club Library includes 636 volumes of books, about 5,000 periodicals and newsletters and has the results of 16 annual races.
Jim Koch Amateur Wrestling Collection contains 31 wrestling books and 61 bound volumes of Amateur Wrestling News, the oldest and most respected wrestling publication in the country.
Hobo Day is the homecoming celebration for South Dakota State University that was first celebrated on November 2, 1912. The return of alumni to their alma mater for a weekend of tradition, football, fun and memories has flourished and grown over the decades, embodying the essence of Jackrabbit Pride. The collection contains over 8,000 images from past Hobo Days.