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Collection Summary

Identifier

MA 70

Title

Faculty Housing Company, Inc. Records

Creator

Faculty Housing Company, Inc.

Dates

1952-1963

Extent

0.63 linear feet (1 document case, 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 . Faculty Housing Company Records. MA 70. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Faculty Housing Company, Inc., was founded to help ease the critical housing shortage in Brookings, and to make housing available to new faculty members at a reasonable rental. The records contain primarily meeting minutes, stock holder information, promotional materials and letters written to stockholders from incorporation in 1952 to dissolution in 1963.

Historical Note

In the fall of 1952, a group of interested faculty members with the active support of the administration, decided – in view of the growth of the South Dakota State College – to make more housing facilities available. A private stock corporation was organized for the purpose of acquiring a site and erecting one or more apartment buildings for rental, primarily to faculty members. The corporation was developed with the aid of the Federal Housing Administration. The corporation owned two six-unit apartments located north of Sixth Street between 16th and 17th avenue, across from Hillcrest Park. The company lasted until a special meeting was held on January 21, 1963 where the stockholders voted for dissolution of the Corporation.

Contents Note

The Faculty Housing Company records are composed primarily of meeting minutes (annual, special, and board of directors meetings), stock holder information, and letters written to stockholders from incorporation in 1952 to dissolution in 1963. The collection also includes advertisement brochures and signs of the company, correspondences with stockholders, floor plans of the corporation’s property, and quarterly reports.

Key Words

Faculty Housing Company, Inc.

Container List

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Faculty Housing Company, Inc. Records Container List. MA 70

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Annual Meeting Minutes 1953-19631953-1963
12Articles of Incorporation, Deeds1952-1953, 1962
13Bids and Information on Appliances1955
14Board of Directors Meeting Minutes1956-1963
15Brochures, Letterhead, and Informational PostersUndated
16Building Documents and Information1954, undated
17Correspondence with Stockholders1953-1963
18Dissolution Meeting Information, Documents1963
19Faculty Housing Project Photos1954
110Financial Information1957-1962
111Floor Plans1953
112Instruments1953-1956
113Leases1956-1957
114Letters to Stockholders1953-1962
115Meeting Minutes1953-1962
116Miscellaneous1958, 1960
21President's Bulletins1955, 1958
22Quarterly Report to the State Securities Commission1953
23Stockholder Information1955-1962

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

Michele Christian, University Archivist, 2016.