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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 35.4

Title

Geography Club (Gamma Theta Upsilon) Records

Creator

Geography Club. Gamma Theta Upsilon, Delta Zeta chapter, South Dakota State University

Dates

1972-2006

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 . Geography Club (Gamma Theta Upsilon) Records. UA 35.4. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Geography Club furthers professional interest in geography, strengthens academic training, and encourages student research. The collection is composed of programs, news releases, and commemorative books for the annual South Dakota State Geography Convention. Also included are flyers for recruitment and events sponsored by the club.

Historical Note

Gamma Theta Upsilon began to organize at South Dakota State University in 1967 but was not established as a new chapter until March 1970. This chapter was called Delta Zeta. The stated purpose of this organization is to further professional interest in geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field; to strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and laboratory; to advance the status of geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation; to encourage student research of high quality, and to promote an outlet for publication; and to create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of geography. Persons seeking membership must have completed a minimum of three geography courses, have a B average in geography, must rank in the upper 35% of their class and shall have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work. This organization initiated the South Dakota State Geography Convention in 1970 with the purpose of bringing geographers with other perspectives together.

Contents Note

This collection is composed of programs, news releases, and commemorative books for the annual South Dakota State Geography Convention. Also included are flyers for recruitment and events sponsored by the club and an article by Ed Hogan on the history of the South Dakota State Geography Convention.

Key Words

Gamma Theta Upsilon, Delta Zeta chapter

Greek letter societies

South Dakota State Geography Convention

South Dakota State University -- Geography Club

Student activities

Students -- Societies, etc.

Container List

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Geography Club, Gamma Theta Upsilon Records Container List. UA 35.4

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Geography Club raffle (flyers)2003, 2006
12Recruitment and events flyers2005-2006
18South Dakota State Geography Convention: A Unique Educational Opportunity and Event - article by Edward Patrick Hogan1987 circa
13South Dakota State Geography Convention-Commemorative book1999-2000
14South Dakota State Geography Convention-Commemorative book2001-2003
15South Dakota State Geography Convention-Flyers1998, 2000-2005
16South Dakota State Geography Convention-News release1972
17South Dakota State Geography Convention-Programs1973-1991

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, 1998 August 25, additions made 2008 October 10.