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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 6.13

Title

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography Records

Creator

Department of Geography, College of Arts and Sciences, South Dakota State University

Dates

1976-2006

Extent

0.42 linear feet (1 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, Department of Geography Records, UA 6.13. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Department of Geography cultivates an understanding of the Earth and its human and natural systems through quality educational experiences, research, and service to inspire citizens to better understand, adapt, and contribute to a changing world. The collection is composed of programs, pamphlets, correspondence, clippings, booklets, and program reviews.

Historical Note

Geography was one of the first courses taught when South Dakota State University was founded in 1881. While geography classes were offered from time to time in various departments, no major development of a program occurred until 1966-67, when a bachelor's degree in geography was approved. In the fall of 1968, the Department of History and Geography was formed. By 1971, the geography program had grown substantially. Enrollment growths necessitated the addition of more faculty members. By 1973, a separate Department of Geography was established and in 1974, the offering of the Master of Science degree in Geography was approved.

The geography curriculum today teaches students to describe, relate and explain natural and cultural phenomena, which distinguish places around the world. Courses are offered in technical geography-science and environmental planning and management.

Contents Note

Composed of materials related to the Geography Department. Folders consist of programs, pamphlets, correspondence, clippings, booklets and program reviews. Also included is a booklet on graduate study in geography, and a list of house types in Brookings, SD.

Key Words

Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence

South Dakota State University. Department of Geography.

Container List

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Department of Geography Records Container List. UA 6.13

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (schedule and program)2004
12Changing Political Landscape of the Middle East lecture by Jeffrey A. Gritzner (poster)2001
13Five Year Internal Review1994
14Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence - Dedication and Ribbon Cutting (correspondence, clippings, program and booklets)2005
15Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence - Events (poster)2006
16Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence - Recognition dinner (printouts of digital photographs)2006
17Graduate Program Self-Study1984
18Graduate Study in Geography (pamphlet)undated
19House Types in Brookings, SD: A Visible History (city map)1976
110Program Review External/Internal Evaluator's Report2002

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, additions made 2008 August 14.