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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 8.3

Title

Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Records

Creator

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, South Dakota State University

Dates

circa 1970s-2004

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 . Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Records. UA 8.3. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers programs in math, data science, statistics and computational science and statistics. The collection is composed of posters, brochures, email correspondence, and a policy statement.

Historical Note

Mathematics has existed at South Dakota State University since the founding of the institution. The general work of the department in the early 1900's was planned to cultivate habits of systematic and accurate thinking, as well as facility in making calculations. Independent effort was encouraged to the greatest extent, the solution of problems and original demonstrations formed an important part of each course. The curriculum of the Department of Mathematics is now designed to provide a strong liberal arts program with opportunity for concentrated study in mathematics, and to meet the needs of the technically oriented student. Supporting courses were offered for the various colleges, which make up the University.

Through the years, mathematics has had an administrative home in either the College of Engineering or the College of Arts and Science, or their precursors. Today, financial and administrative matters are under the College of Engineering. Degrees, however, are granted through the College of Arts and Science. Effort was made to change this dual administration, yet it did not pass the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Contents Note

This collection is composed of material pertaining to the Mathematics and Statistics Department. Included are posters, brochures, e-mail correspondence, and a policy statement.

Key Words

South Dakota State University. Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Container List

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics Records Container List. UA 8.3

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Free math help - trained tutors (poster)2004
12Mathematics at SDSU (brochure)1970s circa
13Mathematics Placement Policy (email, policy sheet)2001-2002

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 3, additions made August 19.