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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 5.6

Title

College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Department of Biology and Microbiology Records

Creator

Department of Biology and Microbiology, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University

Dates

Circa 1977-2003

Extent

0.21 linear feet (1 small document case)

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, Department of Biology and Microbiology Records. UA 5.6. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Biology and Microbiology Department at offers Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Biological Science. The collection is composed of publications generated by the Biology and Microbiology Department, included are pamphlets, newsletters, and posters.

Historical Note

Instruction in the biological sciences began at South Dakota State University in 1885. The first student to graduate in that area did so in 1888. In 1897, when departments were first established on campus, biology was not included. Courses were taught in a number of related fields however through a number of departments including zoology, botany and entomology, to name a few. An independent Department of Biology was not established until 1980, although the Department of Botany and Biology had existed since 1966.

Today, the Biology and Microbiology Department offers curricula leading to the Bachelor's degree with a major in biology. The undergraduate biology major has two different programs from which to choose: the curriculum in Biological Sciences, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, or the curriculum in Arts and Science. The two programs are identical except for the individual college's requirements. Students majoring in biology will select among four areas of emphasis depending upon their particular interest and needs: 1) The Biology emphasis prepares a students to work in a large variety of areas of the biological sciences; 2) The Botany emphasis concentrates on the scientific study of plants providing for professions in plant research and industry; 3) the Zoology emphasis highlights the scientific study of animal life and provides the basis for many related disciplines such as medicine and health sciences, veterinary science, and oceanography; and 4) the Pre-professional emphasis is designed for students planning on admission into professional, health science programs.

Contents Note

Composed of material published by the Biology and Microbiology Department, included are pamphlets, newsletters, and posters.

Key Words

South Dakota State University -- Bio-molecular Enhancement Program

South Dakota State University. Department of Biology and Microbiology.

South Dakota State University -- Environmental Management

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Department of Biology and Microbiology Records Container List. UA 5.6

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Bio-molecular Sciences Enhancement Program seminar lecture (poster)1990
12Department of Biology & Microbiology [newspaper format magazine]1998-1999
13Environmental Management at South Dakota State University (brochure)1980
14Graduate work in Biology (brochure)1977 circa
15Newsletters1989, 1994
16Pamphletsundated
17Poster - Lecture2003

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, 1999 March 11, additions made 2003 April 8.