College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. Dean's Office Records
Office of the Dean, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University
4.29 linear feet (4 boxes)
South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Name of item . College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. Dean's Office Records, UA 5.0. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
The College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences has a three-fold mission to teach, conduct research, and use extension programs to serve people in South Dakota, the nation, and the world. The collection is composed of general office records and financial records generated by the Office of the Dean for the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences.
The Morrill Act of 1862, the act that allowed for the 1881 establishment of South Dakota State University, required instruction in agriculture. Courses in all areas of agriculture were taught, and many courses in other disciplines had an agricultural focus. In 1897, when the first official departments were established at South Dakota State University, four specifically agricultural departments were formed: Agriculture, Architecture and Agricultural Engineering, Dairy Science, and Geology and Agronomy. Other related departments, specifically Horticulture/Forestry and Botany/Zoology, were also established at this time. In 1908, the School of Agriculture joined these departments as a secondary school program devoted to "preparing rural students for life on the farm."
By 1924, the Division of Agriculture established many of the departments that are found in the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences today. The division included not only the various academic departments, but also the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, which had been founded by the Smith-Lever Act in 1914. The School of Agriculture was included until it was dissolved in 1960. In 1964, the Division of Agriculture became the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences when South Dakota State College became South Dakota State University.
The academic program in the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences is twofold: one deals with the traditional field of agriculture and the other deals with the biological sciences.
Agricultural work is divided into four areas: academic programs, research, extension, and statewide services. Experiments and investigations for the benefits of agriculture are done in connection with problems of livestock, natural resources, field crops, veterinary science, horticultural crops, agricultural economics, dairy, landscape design, and mechanized agriculture. The results of research form the basis for classroom instruction, extension work, and for a means of answering inquiries coming into the university. The Extension Service takes the work of instruction statewide by bringing results of research to every home.
Work in biological sciences is mainly in the departments of biology/microbiology and wildlife/fisheries sciences. Biological science is an integral part of all departments that deal with plant and animal sciences.
This collection is arranged into two series:
Series 1. General office records
Series 2. Financial records
Folders for each series are arranged in alphabetical order.
Series 1. The General office records
The General office records are composed of general office records and various publications generated by the Office of the Dean. Folders consist of correspondence, course changes/additions, fact sheets, short course and conference materials, college promotional material, newsletters, brochures, posters and other publications.
Series 2. The Financial records
The Financial records are composed of budgets and financial reports for the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, also known at the Division of Agriculture. The bulk of the material consists of salary budgets for the college. Also included are budget reports for the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and financial reports for the Cooperative State Research Service, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture. The salary budgets, also called salary lists, are comprised of position listings for each department within the college, the contract pay for the previous year and the recommended pay for the upcoming fiscal year. Also included with this material is correspondence and research on the contract pay for faculty and staff in other institutions.
South Dakota State University -- College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
South Dakota State University -- College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences – Finance
|1. General office records||1||40||A Plan for College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences: Accomplishments and Future Directions - Executive summary||1992|
|1. General office records||1||2||ABS News (e-newsletter)||2007|
|1. General office records||1||3||ABS News (e-newsletter)||2007|
|1. General office records||1||1||ABS News (e-newsletter)||2006|
|1. General office records||1||4||Accomplishments and future directions: executive summary||1997|
|1. General office records||4||Ag Day [t-shirt]||2012|
|1. General office records||1||14||Ag Research Biotechnology (newsletter)||2000-2001|
|1. General office records||1||5||Ag/Bio (newsletter)||1990-1991, 1995|
|1. General office records||1||6||Ag/Bio (newsletter)||2000-2002|
|1. General office records||1||7||AgBio (newsletter)||2003-2005|
|1. General office records||1||8||AgBio (newsletter)||2006-2007|
|1. General office records||1||9||Ag-Bio Careers Day (promotion, program)||1999-2000, 2005|
|1. General office records||1||10||Ag-Bio Faculty Handbook for Advisors||1984|
|1. General office records||1||11||Ag-Bio Interaction and Communication (faculty presentations) (promotion)||1973-1975|
|1. General office records||1||12||Ag-Bio Student Handbook||2005-2006|
|1. General office records||1||13||Ag-Bio Vision (newsletter)||1987-1988, 1990|
|1. General office records||1||15||Agricultural Biofuels: technology, sustainability and profitability conference (program)||2007|
|1. General office records||1||16||Agriculture Related Issues Task Force (background materials notebook)||1997|
|1. General office records||1||17||Annual Report - Help South Dakota During Challenging Times||2009|
|1. General office records||1||18||Class surveys (fact sheets)||1960-1976|
|1. General office records||1||19||Correspondence||1966-1967, 1969, 1973, 1975, 1987-1988|
|1. General office records||1||20||Course changes and/or additions||1967-1975|
|1. General office records||1||21||Course outlines||1971|
|1. General office records||1||22||Dean's Newsletter||1973-1985|
|1. General office records||1||23||Events (lists, invitations)||1967|
|1. General office records||1||26||Extension Vision for the 21st Century||2000|
|1. General office records||1||24||Fact books, fact sheets||1999, 2002, 2007|
|1. General office records||1||25||Farm and Home Week (programs)||1927-1987|
|1. General office records||1||27||Farmers Institute (poster)||1890 circa|
|1. General office records||1||28||Farms of America [4 framer prints and plaque]||1985|
|1. General office records||1||29||Fertilizer short course (programs)||1951-1953|
|1. General office records||1||30||First Country Life conference (program)||1914|
|1. General office records||1||31||Growing South Dakota [magazine]||2010|
|1. General office records||1||32||Growing South Dakota [magazine]||2011|
|1. General office records||1||33||Growing South Dakota [magazine]||2012|
|1. General office records||1||34||Growing South Dakota [magazine]||2013|
|1. General office records||1||35||Highlights of staff and students (Creating Opportunities for a Lifetime fact sheet)||1989|
|1. General office records||1||37||Institutional On-Farm Training conference (program)||1954-1955|
|1. General office records||1||38||International Wheat Surplus Utilization conference (program)||1958|
|1. General office records||1||39||Pamphlets (promotional)||1955|
|1. General office records||3||15||Promotional material (scrath pad, foam $ signs)||undated|
|1. General office records||3||16||Recognition banquet (programs)||2004, 2007|
|1. General office records||3||17||SDSU Farm and Home Fest [programs]||1987|
|1. General office records||3||18||Soil and Land Valuation conference (programs)||1931-1933, 1936, 1938-1940|
|1. General office records||3||19||Soil Conservation Society of America Chapter annual meeting (programs)||1950-1951, 1953|
|1. General office records||3||22||South Dakota Thriving (magazine)||2008|
|1. General office records||3||23||South Dakota Thriving (magazine)||2009|
|1. General office records||3||21||South Dakota Thriving (magazine)||2007|
|1. General office records||3||24||Student Agricultural organizations at South Dakota State College (borchure)||undated|
|1. General office records||3||25||Sun Grant Initiative (clippings, brochure, promotional pen)||2001|
|1. General office records||1||36||The Impact of South Dakota State University-College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences (125th Anniversary report)||2006|
|1. General office records||3||20||The South Dakota Agriculturalist (magazine)||1937-1938|
|2. Financial records||2||1||Agricultural Experiment Station budget||1947-1948|
|2. Financial records||2||2||Agricultural Experiment Station budget||1955-1957|
|2. Financial records||2||3||Agricultural Experiment Station budget||1957-1959|
|2. Financial records||2||4||Agricultural Experiment Station budget||1965-1966|
|2. Financial records||2||5||Agricultural Experiment Station budget||1966-1967|
|2. Financial records||2||6||Agricultural Experiment Station budget||1968|
|2. Financial records||2||7||Agricultural Experiment Station budget||1968-1969|
|2. Financial records||2||8||Agricultural Experiment Station budget||1968-1969|
|2. Financial records||3||15||Annual Report - 2018 Plan||2017|
|2. Financial records||2||9||Budget of the State of South Dakota, Biennium 1957-1959||1957-1959|
|2. Financial records||2||10||College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences budget||1969-1970|
|2. Financial records||2||11||College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences salary budget||1964-1965|
|2. Financial records||2||12||College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences salary budget||1965-1966|
|2. Financial records||2||13||College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences salary budget||1966-1967|
|2. Financial records||2||14||College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences salary budget||1967-1968|
|2. Financial records||2||15||College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences salary budget||1968-1969|
|2. Financial records||2||16||Cooperative State Research Service financial report||1967-1968|
|2. Financial records||2||17||Cooperative State Research Service financial report||1968-1969|
|2. Financial records||2||18||Division of Agriculture budget||1951-1953|
|2. Financial records||2||19||Division of Agriculture budget||1958-1959|
|2. Financial records||2||20||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1942-1947|
|2. Financial records||2||21||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1947-1948|
|2. Financial records||2||22||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1948-1949|
|2. Financial records||2||23||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1950-1951|
|2. Financial records||3||1||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1951-1952|
|2. Financial records||3||2||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1952-1953|
|2. Financial records||3||3||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1953-1954|
|2. Financial records||3||4||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1954-1955|
|2. Financial records||3||5||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1955-1956|
|2. Financial records||3||6||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1957-1958|
|2. Financial records||3||7||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1958-1959|
|2. Financial records||3||8||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1959-1960|
|2. Financial records||3||9||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1960-1961|
|2. Financial records||3||10||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1961-1962|
|2. Financial records||3||11||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1962-1963|
|2. Financial records||3||12||Division of Agriculture salary budget||1963-1964|
|2. Financial records||3||13||State-wide services assigned to State College financial report||1947-1953|
|2. Financial records||3||14||Substation budgets - Needs for appropriations||1945-1954|
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Arranged and Described by
Crystal J. Gamradt, 1998 May 8, additions made 2013 August 12.