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UA 1.1


Papers of University Presidents


Presidents of South Dakota State University




4.71 linear feet (5 boxes) moving image materials, electronic records, photographs




South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

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Name of item . Papers of the University Presidents. UA 1.1. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.


The Office of the President is responsible for regulating and overseeing the general administration of the university. This collection is composed of various materials related to individual university presidents, including: McLouth, Johnson, Pugsley, Jackson, Leinbach, Headley, Briggs, Berg, Wagner, Miller and Chicoine.

Historical Note

The Office of the President is responsible for regulating and overseeing the general administration of the university. Along with various administrative duties, each year the president prepares an annual report, which is delivered to the Board of Regents. This report generally includes information about past and present university affairs and policies, as well as future plans and suggestions.

Originally, the president performed most of the university's administrative duties. Presidents often were members of the faculty as well. As administrative functions became more complex, the duties of the president were spread among other administrators. Today, the hierarchy of the university includes the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Administration, the Director of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, the Director of Disability Services and the Director of Athletics, all under discretion of the President of the University. The Board of Regents appoints the president of the university.

George Lilley

The first president Dakota Agricultural College was only 30 years old when he accepted the presidency of what is now South Dakota State University. In June of 1884, he arrived in Brookings from Corning, Iowa to find a campus with no buildings. He promptly gave 1/3 of his salary to finish the lone building, and by Sept. 23, 35 students had enrolled in the Preparatory Course at the college. Over the next two years, the enrollment went as high as 252. The male and female students came from many different educational backgrounds, were of different ages, and many continued to appear throughout each term. The unprecedented growth led to many problems in the college, and by the time the first degree candidate graduated on June 24, 1886, Lilley had handed in his resignation. His term in office was a time of development, and many of the ideas and plans laid down during his tenure eventually came to fruition.

Lewis McLouth

Lewis McLouth came to Dakota Agricultural College from Michigan Agricultural College, where he had served as professor of physics. His time in office was marked by the continued growth and development of the school. The construction of many buildings occurred during his term, including North building, South building, the shop building, and many barns and farm buildings. McLouth also privately built Woodbine Cottage, which was later bought by the college and has housed almost all of the presidents. It still serves as the president's residence today.

As President, McLouth created the School of Pharmacy and changed the institution's focus from preparatory level work to college courses in industrial and vocational fields. In a trend that has marked almost every presidential term, McLouth added many additional college courses and hired numerous teachers. A controversial change of the college calendar allowed students to work on the college agricultural farms during the terms and to teach in rural schools during the winter months. Although the change was popular with many students who were able to earn their room and board, it ended soon after McLouth's presidency.

John W. Heston

Formerly the head of Washington State College, John Heston came to D.A.C. in June of 1896. As the first president to work with the newly organized Board of Regents, his administration was marked by major changes in the focus of the institution. In addition to witnessing an increase in enrollment and the construction of new campus buildings such as Solberg Hall, Heston implemented a "modern university." This modernization brought about electives, majors and minors, and specialized Bachelor's degrees including the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Agriculture, and Bachelor of Engineering. Heston also oversaw the formation of new departments such as music and foreign languages in the liberal arts, and mechanical, agricultural and electrical divisions in engineering. In his most lasting legacy, Heston broadened the work of the Agriculture Department to include many scientific courses, reflecting his attitude that "the scientific study of agriculture is nothing more or less than the study of modern sciences in their bearing on agriculture." This approach continued to prevail after Heston's resignation in 1903, and is still evident in College of Agriculture and Biological Science courses today.

Ellwood C. Perisho

Ellwood C. Perisho came to State from Vermillion where he been Dean of Arts and Sciences. Despite the war, which caused a decline in enrollment and some financial strain, the college saw great growth under Perisho. During his term, the college joined the North Central Association and started the Cooperative Extension Service, now a major branch of the university.

In 1914, in an effort to increase food production for the war effort, federal aid for extension was granted through the Smith-Lever Act. The Smith-Hughes Act, which followed in 1917, called for the expansion of the Education Department to include training for agriculture and home economics. In addition to the impact the additions had on the service of the college to South Dakota, it also resulted in growth on campus. Many new subjects were introduced, and the department of Poultry Husbandry was also formed. The expansion resulted in many new buildings, including the stock judging pavilion, a hog plant, and a poultry plant. "The Barn" and the Administration building were also completed, and both the campus and the college began to resemble today's university.

Willis E. Johnson

A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan and the University of Minnesota, Willis E. Johnson came to South Dakota State College from Northern Normal School at Aberdeen, SD. During his term, there were enormous problems with the college infrastructure and many financial difficulties resulting from World War I, but many of the changes he brought about are still felt today.

Johnson was in office when many extra-curricular activities began. During his term, many student organizations were formally recognized, and intercollegiate athletics became a regular part of college life. He succeeded in opening the student bookstore and placing the post office on campus. The Printing Department also began during his term. One of his most important contributions was the creation of five divisions of study, which were precursors of today's academic colleges. The Board of Regents recognized Johnson for these contributions when he was installed as the first President Emeritus in 1923.

Charles W. Pugsley

Charles William Pugsley was the first of two presidents to relocate to Brookings from Washington, D.C. He left the office of the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture to take the position, staying for 17 years, the second longest term of any South Dakota State University president.

Pugsley reorganized the administration into a system of deans with separate administration for financial affairs. This reorganization allowed him to devote much time to the growth of the college both on and off campus. During his term, the Division of Nursing was developed, as was the Civil Aeronautics programs, both of which contributed to the great impact the college was having across South Dakota. On campus, many buildings were constructed, most with the help of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Many buildings were constructed without WPA assistance including the Coughlin Campanile, the Coolidge Sylvan Theatre, and the Lincoln Memorial Library, dedicated in 1927 by President Calvin Coolidge. Pugsley also broke ground for the institution's first student union, eventually named after him.

Lyman E. Jackson

Lyman Jackson became president just before the United States entered World War II. The impact of the war on the college was great, with decreased enrollment and the use of college buildings as barracks, in addition to rationing. Despite those setbacks, Jackson was successful in taking the school through that difficult time and even succeeded in starting some new programs. One program Jackson established was the Junior College Division. This plan separated the freshman and sophomore students from the upper-class students and instituted student advising, and established rules and regulations for overseeing the student body. Jackson also revamped the School of Agriculture to help it run more efficiently. The hardest work of his term, however, was in preparing the college for the return of the veterans and the many students who had left to aid in the war efforts, and especially with the administering of the GI Bill, a benefit that affected so much of the work performed over the next decades.

Fred H. Leinbach

Following Crothers' first interim presidency, Fred Leinbach arrived at State in 1947 from Colorado State College. Although his presidency was marked by a controversy in the Division of Agriculture, which led to Leinbach's eventual resignation and haunted the college for many years, his term was not without positive highlights.

Many buildings were constructed during Leinbach's term, including many agricultural buildings, the Men's dormitory, Printing and Rural Journalism, and "the Barn." Public power from the Missouri River Basin Project became available during this time, which helped in running the campus. The Faculty Association was formed, giving faculty a voice in decisions involving their work. The graduate program continued to develop, and enrollment increased considerably both in graduate and undergraduate programs. Another highlight of Leinbach's term was the acquisition of the Harvey Dunn paintings, which now form a core collection for the South Dakota Art Museum.

John W. Headley

John Headley was appointed to the presidency in 1951 after working in higher education in both North Dakota and Minnesota. He brought a vision and experience to South Dakota State College, and was instrumental in ensuring its growth into a University.

During Headley's term Ph.D., programs were established on campus in three major areas: animal science, plant science and social studies. As a result, in part, of President Leinbach's troubles, a tenure policy was established for faculty, along with a sabbatical leave program. Enrollment continued to grow, and new dormitories were built, including Harding Hall, then used as living quarters. Headley also adopted a plan for an art museum, which became a reality during the presidency of Hilton M. Briggs.

Hilton M. Briggs

Hilton Marshall Briggs was born in Cairo, Iowa on January 9, 1913, the son of J. Weaver and Ethel (Marshall) Briggs. He attended country school at Cairo and graduated from Wapello High School. He received a B.S. degree at Iowa State University, an M.S. degree at North Dakota State University, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

In 1935, he married Lillian Dinusson at Svold, N.D. He joined the Animal Science staff at Oklahoma State University in 1936. He was a Professor and then an Associate Dean of Agriculture, and Associate Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. In 1950, he became Dean of Agriculture and Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

In 1957, he was appointed President at South Dakota State University. He held the position of president for 17 years, longer than any other president before or after. During his tenure, the South Dakota State College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts became South Dakota State University, and the campus grew to match its increasing status. Indeed, Briggs' term was marked by growth. The number of departments grew, enrollment increased by more than half, and the number of buildings on campus almost doubled. Briggs was also instrumental in beginning the Greek system, initiating women's intercollegiate athletics, and weathering the controversy and activism of the 1960s. The Faculty Association became a full-fledged Academic Senate with decision-making capacity under Briggs' leadership, and the Student Association also took on more responsibility. Many clubs and departments now associated with the university began under Briggs leadership and continue to this day.

Upon his retirement in 1975, he was designated a Distinguished Professor of Agriculture, taught for two years, and was subsequently appointed Director of International Programs. He was involved in the development of the Botswana Africa Project, an AID Program for teaching, research, and Agricultural extension in that country.

Briggs judged sheep shows in the U.S. for 55 years with return invitations to most and two invitations to serve foreign countries. He also judged cattle in the U.S. and Brazil. While in Wyoming, he was in charge of the AID contract that established a College of Agriculture and a College of Engineering that were attached to the University of Kabul in Afghanistan. He served as a consultant for the United Fruit Company in Honduras and for the Minister of Agriculture in Brazil.

In a recent autobiographical sketch he wrote, "There have been a great many experiences and I would enjoy making the same journey over again." Briggs held memberships in the American Society of Animal Science, Brookings, SD Chamber of Commerce, First United Methodist Church, Brookings Rotary Club, and Vice President, President and Business Manager for the Journal of Animal Science.

Committee assignments included Administrative Committee on Research for the USDA, Association of U.S. Universities of International Agriculture Programs, Executive Committee member and President of the Continental Dorset Club, Institute for International Education, Life Director of the American Southdown Breeders Association, Midwestern Educational Television, National Institute of Animal Agriculture, National Research Council, North Central Association of College and Universities, and Upper Midwest Research and Development Council.

Honors bestowed on Briggs included Alpha Zeta, Beadle Club, Builder of Men Award, Farmhouse Fraternity, Decoration for the Distinguished Civilian Service, Department of the Army, Exceptional Service Award, U.S. Air Force, Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow in the American Society of Animal Science, Gamma Sigma Delta, Honorary Doctorate (NDSU), Honorary Doctorate (USD), Horsemen of the Year in South Dakota, Liberty Bell Award, National 4-H Club Achievement Award, Phi Kappa Phi, Saddle and Sirloin Club honorary portrait exhibit, Society of the Sigma Xi, and the South Dakota State University Library is named in his honor.

Some of Briggs' writings include Cattle Section of the World Book Encyclopedia, Feeds Section of the Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Modern Breeds of Livestock, a college text through four editions, 40 journal articles and bulletins, and numerous livestock magazine articles.

Biographical listings of Hilton M. Briggs include American Men and Women of Science, Argus Leader South Dakota 99, Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans, Dictionary of International Biography, International Who's Who in Community Service, Men of Achievement, Successful Personalities, The Blue Book, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Education, Who's Who in the Midwest, and Who's Who in the World.

Some of Briggs' hobbies were hunting and fishing, Photography, raising, training and exhibiting horses, sports, and travel.

Hilton died on Friday, November 23, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska as the result of an automobile accident. He is survived by his wife, Nelda Campbell Briggs, whom he married August 2, 1997; one son, Dinus Briggs; and one daughter, Janice Briggs Remmele. His first wife, Lillian, his parents, two brothers, and one sister, preceded him in death.

Sherwood O. Berg

The first graduate of State to be named president, Sherwood Berg took office in 1975. He came to South Dakota State University after serving as the Director of the Indonesia Project of the Midwest University Consortium for International Affairs. He had also served many years as the U.S. Agricultural Attaché in various countries around the world, in addition to his time spent as an educator at the University of Minnesota. Berg was president during a very difficult time. He was constantly beset by major budget cuts, but managed to create some lasting programs. One area that marked a great change was the internationalizing of the campus. Programs were set up in Syria, Botswana, Senegal, and Mauritania, and the number of international students on campus grew. Berg was also an early proponent of the reciprocity program with Minnesota. In addition, he oversaw the groundwork for the first endowed chair for the university, the

Robert T. Wagner

Robert Wagner became president in 1985 after serving a very short time as chief administrator of Dakota State University. He held a doctorate from South Dakota State University, had been a teacher and administrator here and throughout the regental system.

Wagner led the school from a controversial era into a decidedly more tranquil time. His quiet attention to the internal workings of the college, rather than external politics, worked well and resulted in a great deal of growth. Despite constant budget problems under his administration, the campus expanded by more than 380,000 square feet. Twenty-two faculty were added, and technology became a major factor in the university. The College of Education and Counseling was formed, and many buildings were built, including Berg and Bailey Apartments, the Animal Disease Research, and the Northern Plains Biostress Laboratory.

Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller

Dr. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller became the 18th President of South Dakota State University on January 1, 1998, by appointment of the South Dakota Board of Regents. She came to Brookings from Washington, D.C. where she was a Senior Fellow and Acting Vice-President for Academic and International Programs at the American Association of State College and Universities.

A native of Kentucky, Dr. Miller earned a bachelor's degree in English from Transylvania College in 1959, a master's degree in English and secondary education from Northwestern University in 1964, and a doctorate in secondary education from Indiana University in 1975.

After teaching high school English, she joined the Indiana University Northwest faculty in 1965 as an English instructor and rose through the ranks to Chancellor. Dr. Miller left Indiana to become President of the University of Akron where she also held the Harrington distinguished Chair in Education. She moved from Ohio to the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C. where she was a Senior Fellow and Acting Vice President for Academic and International Programs for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

In December 2005, Dr. Miller announced her plans to retire from the presidency at the end of the calendar year 2006. By the time of her retirement the university would have finished its 125th anniversary year and the second phase of the Lead Forward agenda would be underway. During her tenure as president new buildings were constructed such as the Performing Arts Center and Caldwell Hall. Remodeling projects were also undertaken, such as the University Student Union and Crothers Engineering Hall with plans for a remodeling project of Shepard Hall. Plans for a wellness center, an equestrian practice facility and a research park were also underway. It was also during her tenure that the university began the Jackrabbit Guarantee scholarship, new Ph. D and research programs, the Centers of Excellence and the Vanguard Center. The most significant program was the move to Division I athletics. It is through this move that Dr. Miller envisioned a degree of national exposure that would encourage out-of-state students to the university.

Dr. Miller is the mother of two children: Scott Vandling Elliott III and Anne Gordon Elliott. On Friday, November 23, 2001 Peggy Gordon Elliot married Robert Lawrence Miller.

David L. Chicoine

David L. Chicoine, Ph.D. became the 19th president of South Dakota State University on January 1, 2007. He is the third alumnus to serve as president of the institution. Dr. Chicoine has over 30 years of experience in higher education with the University of Illinois. He is a nationally recognized economist, specializing in public finance, taxation, and rural economics. His higher education administrative experience includes service as Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Serving most recently as Vice President for Technology and Economic Development for the University of Illinois system and interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chicoine started his career as an Extension economist and specialist with the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service. Dr. Chicoine is a graduate of SDSU with a B.S. in agribusiness in 1969, and the University of Delaware where he received an M.S. in agricultural economics in 1971. In 1978 he received an M.A. in economics from Western Illinois University, and in 1979 he completed his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


The collection is arranged into eleven series:

Series 1. Lewis McLouth papers

Series 2. Willis E. Johnson papers

Series 3. Charles W. Pugsley papers

Series 4. Lyman Edson Jackson papers

Series 5. Fred H. Leinbach papers

Series 6. John W. Headley papers

Series 7. Hilton M. Briggs papers

Series 8. Sherwood O. Berg papers

Series 9. Robert T. Wagner papers

Series 10. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller papers

Series 11. David L. Chicoine papers

Contents Note

The Papers of university presidents span the years 1887-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1974-2007. The records are organized into series by name of the president.

This collection is made up of very small artificial collections of material by or about certain university presidents. Material is added as it is unearthed. No attempt is made to systematically collect this information.

The files are composed of material dealing with individual presidents and consist of inauguration material, correspondence, budget material, reports, speeches and addresses, publications, and clippings. In the Hilton M. Briggs Papers is material on the change from college to university. In the Sherwood O. Berg Papers are files dealing with Resolution 21.

No material has been found for the following university presidents: James Chalmers (1903-1906), Robert L. Slagle (1906-1913), George Lincoln Brown (1940), Harold M. Crothers (1946, 1951, 1957-1958), and H. Ray Hoops (1984-1985).

Related Resources

SDSU Presidents Collection on the Digital Library of South Dakota:

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History of S.D.S.C., Brookings, S.D., South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
South Dakota State College, 1913-1930?
Call number: Archives: S537.S6 H47

A recent history of South Dakota State University; beginning July 1, 1975, by J. Howard Kramer
[S.l.: s.n., 1977?]
Call number: Archives: S537.S6 K7 1977

Key Words

Berg, Sherwood O.

Briggs, Hilton M. (Marshall)

Chicoine, David L.

College presidents

College presidents -- Inauguration

College presidents -- Speeches, addresses, etc.

Colleges and universities

Headley, John W.

Jackson, Lyman E. (Edson)

Johnson, Willis E.

Leinbach, Fred H.

Lilley, George W.

McLouth, Lewis

Miller, Peggy Gordon (Elliott)

Perisho, Ellwood C.

Pugsley, Charles W. (William)

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts

South Dakota State University

Wagner, Robert T. (Todd)

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Papers of University Presidents Container List. UA 1.1

1. George Lilley11Washington State University research2004
2. Lewis McLouth12Correspondence between McLouth and Regent Larson on Regent Sheldon1895
2. Lewis McLouth13Inauguration address1887
3. John W. Heston14Washington State University research2004
4. Ellwood C. Perisho15Commencement address1928
5. Willis E. Johnson16Correspondence1920, undated
5. Willis E. Johnson17Inauguration address1920
5. Willis E. Johnson18Inauguration program1920
6. Charles W. Pugsley110Addresses, papers, talks1923
6. Charles W. Pugsley111Addresses, papers, talks1924
6. Charles W. Pugsley112Addresses, papers, talks1925
6. Charles W. Pugsley113Addresses, papers, talks1926
6. Charles W. Pugsley114Addresses, papers, talks1927
6. Charles W. Pugsley115Addresses, papers, talks1928
6. Charles W. Pugsley116Addresses, papers, talks1929
6. Charles W. Pugsley117Addresses, papers, talks1930
6. Charles W. Pugsley118Addresses, papers, talks1933
6. Charles W. Pugsley119Addresses, papers, talks1934
6. Charles W. Pugsley120Addresses, papers, talks1935
6. Charles W. Pugsley121Addresses, papers, talks1936
6. Charles W. Pugsley122Addresses, papers, talks1937
6. Charles W. Pugsley123Addresses, papers, talks1938
6. Charles W. Pugsley124Addresses, papers, talks1939
6. Charles W. Pugsley19Addresses, papers, talks (index)undated
6. Charles W. Pugsley125Correspondence1936-1956
6. Charles W. Pugsley126Financial statement1937-1938
6. Charles W. Pugsley127General material1934, undated
6. Charles W. Pugsley128Legislative requests1936-1940
7. Lyman E. Jackson129Education Department1943
7. Lyman E. Jackson130Extended class periods1942-1943
7. Lyman E. Jackson131Inauguration program1941
7. Lyman E. Jackson132Organizational and instructional adjustments1942
7. Lyman E. Jackson133Outline of Post-war considerations for the SDSC by President Lyman E. Jackson1943 circa
7. Lyman E. Jackson134SDSC and agricultural cooperatives1946
7. Lyman E. Jackson135SDSC and post-war state relationships by President Lyman E. Jackson1943
8. Fred Leinbach136Clippings1951
8. Fred Leinbach137Inauguration program1947
9. John W. Headley138Articles1952-1954
9. John W. Headley139Griffenhagen Report1953-1954
9. John W. Headley140Reports to Regents1956-1957
10. Hilton M. Briggs141Appointment Calendar1996
10. Hilton M. Briggs142Biennial Report1960-1962
10. Hilton M. Briggs143Brigg's death (obituary, clippings, funeral program)2001
10. Hilton M. Briggs144Capital Improvements and Deferred Maintenance Requests1966
10. Hilton M. Briggs145Christmas Cards 
10. Hilton M. Briggs146Correspondence1974, undated
10. Hilton M. Briggs147Demonstration Consumer Health Education Program1971
10. Hilton M. Briggs148Honor Convocation1967
10. Hilton M. Briggs149Miscellaneous1965-1977
10. Hilton M. Briggs150Name Change SDSC to SDSU1963
10. Hilton M. Briggs151Oahe Irrigation Testimony1968
10. Hilton M. Briggs152Report of Committee D of the Academic Master Plan for the State of South Dakota1970
10. Hilton M. Briggs153Seventeen years, A report from SDSU1975
10. Hilton M. Briggs154Speeches1961-1969
10. Hilton M. Briggs155Speeches1970-1974
11. Sherwood O. Berg21Inauguration1975
11. Sherwood O. Berg22Presidential Inaugural Parade, Washington, D.C.1980-1981
11. Sherwood O. Berg23Resolution 1-78 - Initial response1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg24Resolution 21 – Alternatives1977-1979
11. Sherwood O. Berg25Resolution 21 – Assumption1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg26Resolution 21 – Communications1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg27Resolution 21 – Conceptsundated
11. Sherwood O. Berg28Resolution 21 – Evaluationundated
11. Sherwood O. Berg29Resolution 21 – Hearings1979
11. Sherwood O. Berg210Resolution 21 – Implementation1979-1980
11. Sherwood O. Berg211Resolution 21 - Initial Response1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg212Resolution 21 - Meetings, minutes1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg213Resolution 21 - Miscellaneous documents1977-1989
11. Sherwood O. Berg214Resolution 21 - News articles1978, undated
11. Sherwood O. Berg216Resolution 21 - Preliminary documents1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg217Resolution 21 – Questionnaire1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg218Resolution 21 - Reduction Goals1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg219Resolution 21 - Response—Deans1978-1979
11. Sherwood O. Berg220Resolution 21 - Response—Directors1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg221Resolution 21 - Response—Individuals1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg222Resolution 21 - Response--Special Considerations1978-1979
11. Sherwood O. Berg223Resolution 21 – Schedule1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg224Resolution 21 - Steering Committee1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg225Resolution 21 - Supplemental data1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg215Resolution 21 - The Plan1978
11. Sherwood O. Berg226Resolution 21 - Value of Higher Education Opportunities1977
11. Sherwood O. Berg227Tree Dedication1981
12. Robert T. Wagner228F.O. Butler Foundation1988-1989
12. Robert T. Wagner229Miscellaneous1988-1997
12. Robert T. Wagner230Retirement1997
12. Robert T. Wagner231SDSU Graphic Identity Program1995
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller268727th Transportation Unit Welcome Home2004
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller256American Ambassador to Norway dinner2002
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller31Analysis and Summary of Recommendations from All Committees and Task Forces Under the Lead Forward Land Grant Planning Framework2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller249Announcement concerning September 112001
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller32Back to School Picnic2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller316Back to School Picnic2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller242Brochures2000
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller250Bush Faculty Development Proposal: Energizing a Community of Learners in a Lead Forward Land Grant University2001
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller237Chamber After 5 Reception guest book1999
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller317Change in College of General Studies and Outreach Programs2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller232Christmas card1998
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller243Christmas card2000
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller251Christmas card2001
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller257Christmas card2002
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller262Christmas card2003
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller269Christmas card2004
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller33Christmas Card2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller318Christmas Card2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller238Christmas card1999
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller263Clippings2003
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller34Clippings2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller239Convocation speech1999
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller244Convocation speech2000
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller252Convocation speech2001
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller258Convocation speech2002
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller264Convocation speech2003
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller319Convocation Speech2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller259Correspondence2002
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller35Correspondence2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller36Dedication of Caldwell Hall and the University Student Union2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller320Dedication of North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller37Designation as an Eligible Institution Under Title III (HEA)2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller38Faculty Convocation Speech2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller321Faculty Convocation Speech2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller240Fall convocation1999
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller260Fall convocation2002
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller265Fall convocation2003
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller270Fall convocation speech2004
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller39Fall Convocation Speech2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller322Fall Convocation Speech2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller271Honoring three former presidents: Briggs, Berg, and Wagner2004
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller233Inauguration correspondence1998
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller51Inauguration Newspaper Insert (Brookings Newspaper) : September1998
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller234Inauguration planning (committee minutes, schedule, procedures, script)1998
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller52Inauguration Poster : September1998
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller53Inauguration Program, invitation, memorabilia : September1998
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller235Inauguration vides1998
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller323Innovation Campus at SDSU2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller324KSFY Interview (videocassette) : May 312006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller245Lead Forward Land Brant 1999-2000 A Year of Advocacy Advancement Strategis Choices2000
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller261Lead Forward Land Frant 2001-2002 A Year of Piloting and Approving New Ideas and Activities2002
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller325Lead Forward Land Grant 1999-2006 A Final Review of Processes, Progress, and Prospects2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller253Lead Forward Land Grant 2000-2001 A Year of Following Through2001
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller266Lead Forward Land Grant 2002-2003 A Year of Completing New Ideas and Activities2003
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller272Lead Forward Land Grant 2003-2004 A Year of Completing New Ideas and Activities and Looking to the Future2004
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller246Lead Forward Land Grant A Year of Following Through2000
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller273Lead Forward Land Grant University speech2004
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller247Leaders in Technology2000
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller248Millenium Master Plan2000
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller326Mumps2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller267Performing Arts Center Inaugural Concert2003
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller327Photographs2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller274Presidential Lecture Series: Dr. Lionel Bordeaus, President, Sinte Gleska University [VHS tape]2004
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller331President's Faculty Committee minutes1999
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller332President's Faculty Committee minutes2000
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller333President's Faculty Committee minutes2001
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller334President's Faculty Committee minutes2002
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller335President's Faculty Committee minutes2003
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller336President's Faculty Committee minutes2004
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller337President's Faculty Committee minutes2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller338President's Faculty Committee minutes2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller339President's Faculty Committee Two year report1999-2000
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller311Pro Patria Award2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller328Retirement2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller312Retirement Announcement2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller313Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller314South Dakota Vietnam War Memorial Recognition2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller236Speech1998
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller254State of State2001
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller275State of State2004
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller315State of State2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller329State of State2006
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller241Technology consultants report1999
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller310The Lead Forward Land Grant 1999-2000 A Final Review of Processes, Progress and Prospects2005
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller255Wedding (program, invitation, etc.)2001
13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller330Woodbine Cottage2006
14. Barry H. Dunn61Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn62Alcorn State University Congratulations Certificate2016
14. Barry H. Dunn620Barry Dunn Inauguration Misc Handouts and Booklets2016
14. Barry H. Dunn619Barry Dunn Inauguration Stage Script2016
14. Barry H. Dunn622Certificates of Congratulations2016
14. Barry H. Dunn621Imagining our Future Inaugural Speech29-09-2016
14. Barry H. Dunn65Indiana State University Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn66Jackson State University Congratulations Certificate2016
14. Barry H. Dunn67Kansas State University Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn612Mount Marty College Congratulation Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn613Northwestern elath Sciences University Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn614Oakland University Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn615Oral Roberts University Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn63University of Georgia Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn64University of Idaho Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn68University of Kansas Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn69University of Maine Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn610University of Maryland Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn611University of Massachusetts Congratulations Certificate2016
14. Barry H. Dunn616University of Pittsburgh Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn617University of Rhode Island Congratulations Folio2016
14. Barry H. Dunn618Wayne State College Congratulations Folio2016
14. David L. Chicoine34019th President, The, article in State Alumni magazine, Winter2007
14. David L. Chicoine341Alumni Legislators Reception2007
14. David L. Chicoine370Celebrating faculty excellence : February 242009
14. David L. Chicoine342Christmas card2007
14. David L. Chicoine362Christmas card2008
14. David L. Chicoine371Christmas card2009
14. David L. Chicoine41Christmas card2010
14. David L. Chicoine45Christmas card2011
14. David L. Chicoine47Christmas card2012
14. David L. Chicoine343Clippings2007
14. David L. Chicoine344Correspondence2007
14. David L. Chicoine363Correspondence2008
14. David L. Chicoine42Email correspondence2010
14. David L. Chicoine372E-mail correspondence2009
14. David L. Chicoine347F.O. Butler Faculty Awards material, October 42007
14. David L. Chicoine373Fact sheet2009
14. David L. Chicoine345Facts, South Dakota State University (info booklet)2007
14. David L. Chicoine364Facts, South Dakota State University (info booklet)2008
14. David L. Chicoine365Faculty honors2008
14. David L. Chicoine374Faculty recognition (menu, program) : February 242009
14. David L. Chicoine346Fall Convocation (correspondence, schedule, invitation, program), June 12007
14. David L. Chicoine348Holiday open house (invitation), December 182007
14. David L. Chicoine349Inauguration CD-ROM, September 152007
14. David L. Chicoine350Inauguration clippings2007
14. David L. Chicoine351Inauguration invitation2007
14. David L. Chicoine352Inauguration memorabilia2007
14. David L. Chicoine353Inauguration planning2007
14. David L. Chicoine354Inauguration posters2007
14. David L. Chicoine355Inauguration programs2007
14. David L. Chicoine356Inauguration tickets2007
14. David L. Chicoine366Information brochure2008
14. David L. Chicoine375Information brochure2009
14. David L. Chicoine357Legislative update : July2007
14. David L. Chicoine367Master plan2008
14. David L. Chicoine376Monday Morning Message (e-mail)2009
14. David L. Chicoine43Monday Morning Message (e-mail)2010
14. David L. Chicoine46Monday Morning Message (e-mail)2011
14. David L. Chicoine48Monday Morning Message (e-mail)2012
14. David L. Chicoine410Monday Morning Message (e-mail)2013
14. David L. Chicoine377Monsanto Graduate Fellowship in Plant Breeding (program) : March 192009
14. David L. Chicoine378New Provost announcement : April 302009
14. David L. Chicoine44President's report2010
14. David L. Chicoine411Safety and Security and Web and New Media Announcement2013
14. David L. Chicoine358SDSU-Daktronics Partnership2007
14. David L. Chicoine368State of State2008
14. David L. Chicoine379State of State2009
14. David L. Chicoine49State of State2012
14. David L. Chicoine359State of State (newspaper) : August 11, 18, 252007
14. David L. Chicoine360Strategic plan2007
14. David L. Chicoine369Testimony before the Joint Senate-House Appropriations Committee : January 232008
14. David L. Chicoine380Town Hall Budget Meeting (PowerPoint slides printout) : May 132009
14. David L. Chicoine361Welcome back faculty letter : January2007

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