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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 50.14

Title

Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Collection

Creator

Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair faculty and participants; Science Services of Washington, D.C. for International Science and Engineering Fair; and SDSU Chapter of Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society

Dates

1975-2004

Extent

4.0 linear feet (4 records center boxes) photographs

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 material in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Collection. UA 50.14. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair allows students to showcase projects that exhibit not only scientific, but creative, ideas. This collection consists of information and materials of the Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair, such as programs, brochures, budgets, correspondence, participant information, awards, news stories, photographs, and a scrapbook; as well as information and materials of the International Science and Engineering Fair, such as rule books, books of research abstracts, and participant information.

Historical Note

Started in 1955, the Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair is held annually, each spring, at South Dakota State University. Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair is an affiliated fair for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair put on annually by the Science Service of Washington, D.C. Students in grades 6-12 from area schools are eligible to submit scientific research projects, and each year, several Grand Champion winners receive an all-expense paid trip to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which is hosted by a different city each year. Students are also competing for a wide variety of medals, trophies, and monetary awards.

The Science Fair is operated by a Fair Director and Committee, as well as the SDSU Chapter of Sigma Xi scientific research society. Sponsorship comes from Sigma Xi, South Dakota State University, the Division of Continuing Education (SDSU), The Greater State Fund, and the South Dakota State University Foundation.

Contents Note

The collection is arranged by item type. Information on Sigma Xi is minimal, consisting of some proposals and planning notes. The information put out by SDSU for the Science Fair is quite comprehensive, including programs and brochures from a number of years, as are the budgets and expense records. There is a good amount of material relating to Science Fair winners and their projects, though the dates of this information are quite random. The publications for ISEF are also quite comprehensive, including rule books, participant forms, programs, touring and housing information, and books of abstracts of participant research.

Key Words

Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Science Fairs

Sigma Xi, Chapter 139

Container List

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Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Collection Container List. UA 50.14

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
21626th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1975
21727th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1976
21828th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1977
21929th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1978
22030th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1979
22131st International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1980
22232nd International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1981
22333rd International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1982
22434th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1983
22535th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1984
22636th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts, copy 11985
22736th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts, copy 21985
22837th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1986
22938th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1987
3139th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1988
3240th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1989
3341st International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1990
3443rd International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1992
3544th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1993
3645th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1994
3746th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1995
3847th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1996
3949th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1998
31050th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts1999
4150th International Science and Engineering Fair Ball Cap1999
31151st International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts2000
31252nd International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts2001
31353rd International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts2002
31454th International Science and Engineering Fair Abstracts2003
14Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Brochures (I)1978-1999
15Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Brochures (II)2000-2003
214Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Bronze Medal (I)undated
215Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Bronze Medal (II)undated
27Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair First Award Pins (2)undated
42Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair First Place Trophy2001
210Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Gold Medal (I)undated
211Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Gold Medal (II)undated
16Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Information for Teachers and Students1992-2002
17Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Judging and Award Information1996-2002, undated
24Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Miscellaneous Planning and Budgets Packet1997-2000
21Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Planning and Budgets (I)1977-1986
22Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Planning and Budgets (II)1987-1992, undated
23Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Planning and Budgets (III)1993-2001, undated
12Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Programs (I)1994-1999
13Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Programs (II)2000-2004
25Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Scrapbook1987, 1994-2003, undated
28Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Second Award Pins (2)undated
43Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Second Place Trophy2001
212Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Silver Medal (I)undated
213Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Silver Medal (II)undated
29Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Third Award Pins (2)undated
44Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair Third Place Trophy2001
116International Science and Engineering Fair “Research of the Finalists”1991-1996, 1998
111International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist Packet2003
19International Science and Engineering Fair Information for Affiliated Fair Directors1997-2002
110International Science and Engineering Fair Information for Teachers and Student Finalists1993-2002
118International Science and Engineering Fair Judging and Award Information1996-2002
18International Science and Engineering Fair Lists of Affiliated Fairs1993-1995, 1997-1998
117International Science and Engineering Fair Miscellaneous Programs and Brochures1993-2003
119International Science and Engineering Fair Press Releases and Publicity1993-1996, 1998-1999
112International Science and Engineering Fair Rule Books (I)1993, 1995-1999
113International Science and Engineering Fair Rule Books (II)2000-2003
114International Science and Engineering Fair Student Finalist Forms (I)1997-1998, undated
115International Science and Engineering Fair Student Finalist Forms (II)1999-2003
121International Science and Engineering Fair Tour Information1993-2003
120International Science and Engineering Fair Travel and Housing Information1996-2001
122Miscellaneous Correspondence1997-2001
26Photographs1987, 1996, undated
11Sigma Xi1979-1990, 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

Ashley Van Maanen, 2006 November 7.