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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 6.15

Title

College of Arts and Sciences, Commerce Department Records

Creator

Commerce Department, Division of Arts and Applied Science, South Dakota State College

Dates

undated

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 Arts and Sciences, Commerce Department Records, UA 6.15. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Commerce Department included secretarial courses, and commercial, or business courses. The collection is composed of a pamphlet and an offprint from the college catalogue.

Historical Note

Also known as Commercial Science, the Department of Commerce existed at South Dakota State University in the early 1900's and disappeared from college catalogs around 1903. The Department of Commerce included secretarial courses, and commercial, or business courses. The secretarial courses included business law, commercial methods (letter writing, filing, etc.), typewriting, money and banking, shorthand, accounting, and other general courses. The commercial courses included business methods, bookkeeping, shorthand, typewriting, business law, money and banking, business affairs, commerce and industry and other general courses.

Contents Note

This collection is composed a pamphlet produced by the Department of Commerce for business training for rural South Dakota and an offprint describing the Department of Commerce from the South Dakota State College catalogue.

Key Words

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Commercial Science.

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Commerce Department.

Container List

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Commerce Department Records Container List. UA 6.15

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Business Training for Rural South Dakota (pamphlet)undated
12Department of Commerce, South Dakota State College (offprint from college catalogue)undated

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 2.