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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 5.0

Title

College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. Dean's Office Records

Creator

Office of the Dean, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University

Dates

Circa 1890-2009

Extent

4.29 linear feet (4 boxes)

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

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.

Abstract

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.

Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

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.

Contents Note

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.

Key Words

South Dakota State University -- College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences

South Dakota State University -- College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences – Finance

Container List

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College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Deans Office Records Container List. UA 5.0

SeriesBoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
1. General office records140A Plan for College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences: Accomplishments and Future Directions - Executive summary1992
1. General office records12ABS News (e-newsletter)2007
1. General office records13ABS News (e-newsletter)2007
1. General office records11ABS News (e-newsletter)2006
1. General office records14Accomplishments and future directions: executive summary1997
1. General office records4 Ag Day [t-shirt]2012
1. General office records114Ag Research Biotechnology (newsletter)2000-2001
1. General office records15Ag/Bio (newsletter)1990-1991, 1995
1. General office records16Ag/Bio (newsletter)2000-2002
1. General office records17AgBio (newsletter)2003-2005
1. General office records18AgBio (newsletter)2006-2007
1. General office records19Ag-Bio Careers Day (promotion, program)1999-2000, 2005
1. General office records110Ag-Bio Faculty Handbook for Advisors1984
1. General office records111Ag-Bio Interaction and Communication (faculty presentations) (promotion)1973-1975
1. General office records112Ag-Bio Student Handbook2005-2006
1. General office records113Ag-Bio Vision (newsletter)1987-1988, 1990
1. General office records115Agricultural Biofuels: technology, sustainability and profitability conference (program)2007
1. General office records116Agriculture Related Issues Task Force (background materials notebook)1997
1. General office records117Annual Report - Help South Dakota During Challenging Times2009
1. General office records118Class surveys (fact sheets)1960-1976
1. General office records119Correspondence1966-1967, 1969, 1973, 1975, 1987-1988
1. General office records120Course changes and/or additions1967-1975
1. General office records121Course outlines1971
1. General office records122Dean's Newsletter1973-1985
1. General office records123Events (lists, invitations)1967
1. General office records126Extension Vision for the 21st Century2000
1. General office records124Fact books, fact sheets1999, 2002, 2007
1. General office records125Farm and Home Week (programs)1927-1987
1. General office records127Farmers Institute (poster)1890 circa
1. General office records128Farms of America [4 framer prints and plaque]1985
1. General office records129Fertilizer short course (programs)1951-1953
1. General office records130First Country Life conference (program)1914
1. General office records131Growing South Dakota [magazine]2010
1. General office records132Growing South Dakota [magazine]2011
1. General office records133Growing South Dakota [magazine]2012
1. General office records134Growing South Dakota [magazine]2013
1. General office records135Highlights of staff and students (Creating Opportunities for a Lifetime fact sheet)1989
1. General office records137Institutional On-Farm Training conference (program)1954-1955
1. General office records138International Wheat Surplus Utilization conference (program)1958
1. General office records139Pamphlets (promotional)1955
1. General office records315Promotional material (scrath pad, foam $ signs)undated
1. General office records316Recognition banquet (programs)2004, 2007
1. General office records317SDSU Farm and Home Fest [programs]1987
1. General office records318Soil and Land Valuation conference (programs)1931-1933, 1936, 1938-1940
1. General office records319Soil Conservation Society of America Chapter annual meeting (programs)1950-1951, 1953
1. General office records322South Dakota Thriving (magazine)2008
1. General office records323South Dakota Thriving (magazine)2009
1. General office records321South Dakota Thriving (magazine)2007
1. General office records324Student Agricultural organizations at South Dakota State College (borchure)undated
1. General office records325Sun Grant Initiative (clippings, brochure, promotional pen)2001
1. General office records136The Impact of South Dakota State University-College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences (125th Anniversary report)2006
1. General office records320The South Dakota Agriculturalist (magazine)1937-1938
2. Financial records21Agricultural Experiment Station budget1947-1948
2. Financial records22Agricultural Experiment Station budget1955-1957
2. Financial records23Agricultural Experiment Station budget1957-1959
2. Financial records24Agricultural Experiment Station budget1965-1966
2. Financial records25Agricultural Experiment Station budget1966-1967
2. Financial records26Agricultural Experiment Station budget1968
2. Financial records27Agricultural Experiment Station budget1968-1969
2. Financial records28Agricultural Experiment Station budget1968-1969
2. Financial records315Annual Report - 2018 Plan2017
2. Financial records29Budget of the State of South Dakota, Biennium 1957-19591957-1959
2. Financial records210College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences budget1969-1970
2. Financial records211College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences salary budget1964-1965
2. Financial records212College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences salary budget1965-1966
2. Financial records213College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences salary budget1966-1967
2. Financial records214College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences salary budget1967-1968
2. Financial records215College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences salary budget1968-1969
2. Financial records216Cooperative State Research Service financial report1967-1968
2. Financial records217Cooperative State Research Service financial report1968-1969
2. Financial records218Division of Agriculture budget1951-1953
2. Financial records219Division of Agriculture budget1958-1959
2. Financial records220Division of Agriculture salary budget1942-1947
2. Financial records221Division of Agriculture salary budget1947-1948
2. Financial records222Division of Agriculture salary budget1948-1949
2. Financial records223Division of Agriculture salary budget1950-1951
2. Financial records31Division of Agriculture salary budget1951-1952
2. Financial records32Division of Agriculture salary budget1952-1953
2. Financial records33Division of Agriculture salary budget1953-1954
2. Financial records34Division of Agriculture salary budget1954-1955
2. Financial records35Division of Agriculture salary budget1955-1956
2. Financial records36Division of Agriculture salary budget1957-1958
2. Financial records37Division of Agriculture salary budget1958-1959
2. Financial records38Division of Agriculture salary budget1959-1960
2. Financial records39Division of Agriculture salary budget1960-1961
2. Financial records310Division of Agriculture salary budget1961-1962
2. Financial records311Division of Agriculture salary budget1962-1963
2. Financial records312Division of Agriculture salary budget1963-1964
2. Financial records313State-wide services assigned to State College financial report1947-1953
2. Financial records314Substation budgets - Needs for appropriations1945-1954

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt, 1998 May 8, additions made 2013 August 12.