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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 52.6

Title

Boarding Club Ledgers

Creator

Boarding Club, Dakota Agricultural College, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts

Dates

1885-1923

Extent

0.63 linear feet (1 document case, 1 small document cases)

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 . Boarding Club Ledgers. UA 52.6. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M .Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Boarding Club managed student resident housing and dining. The collection is composed of ledgers for the Boarding Club. Included are records for expenses, board, labor and refunds for students who were members of the club.

Historical Note

When Robert F. Kerr came to Dakota Agricultural College in the fall of 1885, he was put in charge of the "Boarding Department," which began operations on October 13. Students ate in the basement of the newly construction girls' dormitory after its completion in November of that year. Kerr kept all the accounts.

In the fall of 1887, with the construction of the North Building, a second boarding club (Club B) was organized. Kerr was the manager of Club A and J.M. Aldrich (a student) was the manager of Club B. Club B members ate in the basement of the North Building. Female students did most of the cooking. Miss Mason, professor of Domestic Economy, planned the menus for Club B and Aldrich bought the groceries, collected money, and kept the accounts. Club B only lasted through March of 1888, however, and the club had a small debt when it disbanded.

Contents Note

This collection is composed ledgers for the Boarding Club. Included are records for expenses, board, labor and refunds for students who were members of the club.

Key Words

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts -- Boarding Club

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts -- Students -- Societies, etc.

Container List

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Boarding Club Ledgers Container List. UA 52.6

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Board Deposit Account Ledger1888-1889
12Boarding Club ledger1886-1887
13Boarding Club ledger1886-1888
14Cafeteria and Boarding Club leder1921-1923
15College Boarding Hall Accounts1885-1886
21Dormitory Club journal1908-1915
22Housingundated

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 February 10.