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.
This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
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.
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.
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 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
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).
SDSU Presidents Collection on the Digital Library of South Dakota:
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
Berg, Sherwood O.
Briggs, Hilton M. (Marshall)
Chicoine, David L.
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.
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)
|1. George Lilley||1||1||Washington State University research||2004|
|2. Lewis McLouth||1||2||Correspondence between McLouth and Regent Larson on Regent Sheldon||1895|
|2. Lewis McLouth||1||3||Inauguration address||1887|
|3. John W. Heston||1||4||Washington State University research||2004|
|4. Ellwood C. Perisho||1||5||Commencement address||1928|
|5. Willis E. Johnson||1||6||Correspondence||1920, undated|
|5. Willis E. Johnson||1||7||Inauguration address||1920|
|5. Willis E. Johnson||1||8||Inauguration program||1920|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||10||Addresses, papers, talks||1923|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||11||Addresses, papers, talks||1924|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||12||Addresses, papers, talks||1925|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||13||Addresses, papers, talks||1926|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||14||Addresses, papers, talks||1927|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||15||Addresses, papers, talks||1928|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||16||Addresses, papers, talks||1929|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||17||Addresses, papers, talks||1930|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||18||Addresses, papers, talks||1933|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||19||Addresses, papers, talks||1934|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||20||Addresses, papers, talks||1935|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||21||Addresses, papers, talks||1936|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||22||Addresses, papers, talks||1937|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||23||Addresses, papers, talks||1938|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||24||Addresses, papers, talks||1939|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||9||Addresses, papers, talks (index)||undated|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||25||Correspondence||1936-1956|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||26||Financial statement||1937-1938|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||27||General material||1934, undated|
|6. Charles W. Pugsley||1||28||Legislative requests||1936-1940|
|7. Lyman E. Jackson||1||29||Education Department||1943|
|7. Lyman E. Jackson||1||30||Extended class periods||1942-1943|
|7. Lyman E. Jackson||1||31||Inauguration program||1941|
|7. Lyman E. Jackson||1||32||Organizational and instructional adjustments||1942|
|7. Lyman E. Jackson||1||33||Outline of Post-war considerations for the SDSC by President Lyman E. Jackson||1943 circa|
|7. Lyman E. Jackson||1||34||SDSC and agricultural cooperatives||1946|
|7. Lyman E. Jackson||1||35||SDSC and post-war state relationships by President Lyman E. Jackson||1943|
|8. Fred Leinbach||1||36||Clppings||1951|
|8. Fred Leinbach||1||37||Inauguration program||1947|
|9. John W. Headley||1||38||Articles||1952-1954|
|9. John W. Headley||1||39||Griffenhagen Report||1953-1954|
|9. John W. Headley||1||40||Reports to Regents||1956-1957|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||41||Appointment Calendar||1996|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||42||Biennial Report||1960-1962|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||43||Brigg's death (obituary, clippings, funeral program)||2001|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||44||Capital Improvements and Deferred Maintenance Requests||1966|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||45||Christmas Cards|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||46||Correspondence||1974, undated|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||47||Demonstration Consumer Health Education Program||1971|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||48||Honor Convocation||1967|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||49||Miscellaneous||1965-1977|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||50||Name Change SDSC to SDSU||1963|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||51||Oahe Irrigation Testimony||1968|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||52||Report of Committee D of the Academic Master Plan for the State of South Dakota||1970|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||53||Seventeen years, A report from SDSU||1975|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||54||Speeches||1961-1969|
|10. Hilton M. Briggs||1||55||Speeches||1970-1974|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||1||Inauguration||1975|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||2||Presidential Inaugural Parade, Washington, D.C.||1980-1981|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||3||Resolution 1-78 - Initial response||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||4||Resolution 21 Alternatives||1977-1979|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||5||Resolution 21 Assumption||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||6||Resolution 21 Communications||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||7||Resolution 21 Concepts||undated|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||8||Resolution 21 Evaluation||undated|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||9||Resolution 21 Hearings||1979|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||10||Resolution 21 Implementation||1979-1980|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||11||Resolution 21 - Initial Response||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||12||Resolution 21 - Meetings, minutes||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||13||Resolution 21 - Miscellaneous documents||1977-1989|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||14||Resolution 21 - News articles||1978, undated|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||16||Resolution 21 - Preliminary documents||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||17||Resolution 21 Questionnaire||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||18||Resolution 21 - Reduction Goals||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||19||Resolution 21 - ResponseDeans||1978-1979|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||20||Resolution 21 - ResponseDirectors||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||21||Resolution 21 - ResponseIndividuals||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||22||Resolution 21 - Response--Special Considerations||1978-1979|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||23||Resolution 21 Schedule||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||24||Resolution 21 - Steering Committee||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||25||Resolution 21 - Supplemental data||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||15||Resolution 21 - The Plan||1978|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||26||Resolution 21 - Value of Higher Education Opportunities||1977|
|11. Sherwood O. Berg||2||27||Tree Dedication||1981|
|12. Robert T. Wagner||2||28||F.O. Butler Foundation||1988-1989|
|12. Robert T. Wagner||2||29||Miscellaneous||1988-1997|
|12. Robert T. Wagner||2||30||Retirement||1997|
|12. Robert T. Wagner||2||31||SDSU Graphic Identity Program||1995|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||68||727th Transportation Unit Welcome Home||2004|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||56||American Ambassador to Norway dinner||2002|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||1||Analysis and Summary of Recommendations from All Committees and Task Forces Under the Lead Forward Land Grant Planning Framework||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||49||Announcement concerning September 11||2001|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||2||Back to School Picnic||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||16||Back to School Picnic||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||42||Brochures||2000|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||50||Bush Faculty Development Proprosal: Energizing a Community of Learners in a Lead Forward Land Grant University||2001|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||37||Chamber After 5 Reception guest book||1999|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||17||Change in College of General Studies and Outreach Programs||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||32||Christmas card||1998|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||43||Christmas card||2000|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||51||Christmas card||2001|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||57||Christmas card||2002|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||62||Christmas card||2003|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||69||Christmas card||2004|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||3||Christmas Card||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||18||Christmas Card||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||38||Christmas card||1999|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||63||Clippings||2003|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||4||Clippings||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||39||Convocation speech||1999|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||44||Convocation speech||2000|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||52||Convocation speech||2001|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||58||Convocation speech||2002|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||64||Convocation speech||2003|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||19||Convocation Speech||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||59||Correspondence||2002|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||5||Correspondence||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||6||Dedication of Caldwell Hall and the University Student Union||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||20||Dedication of North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||7||Designation as an Eligible Institution Under Title III (HEA)||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||8||Faculty Convocation Speech||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||21||Faculty Convocation Speech||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||40||Fall convocation||1999|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||60||Fall convocation||2002|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||65||Fall convocation||2003|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||70||Fall convocation speech||2004|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||9||Fall Convocation Speech||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||22||Fall Convocation Speech||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||71||Honoring three former presidents: Briggs, Berg, and Wagner||2004|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||33||Inauguration correspondence||1998|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||5||1||Inauguration Newspaper Insert (Brookings Newspaper) : September||1998|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||34||Inauguration planning (committee minutes, schedule, procedures, script)||1998|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||5||2||Inauguration Poster : September||1998|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||5||3||Inauguration Program, invitation, memorabilia : September||1998|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||35||Inauguration vides||1998|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||23||Innovation Campus at SDSU||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||24||KSFY Interview (videocassette) : May 31||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||45||Lead Forward Land Brant 1999-2000 A Year of Advocacy Advancement Strategis Choices||2000|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||61||Lead Forward Land Frant 2001-2002 A Year of Piloting and Approving New Ideas and Activities||2002|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||25||Lead Forward Land Grant 1999-2006 A Final Review of Processes, Progress, and Prospects||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||53||Lead Forward Land Grant 2000-2001 A Year of Following Through||2001|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||66||Lead Forward Land Grant 2002-2003 A Year of Completing New Ideas and Activities||2003|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||72||Lead Forward Land Grant 2003-2004 A Year of Completing New Ideas and Activities and Looking to the Future||2004|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||46||Lead Forward Land Grant A Year of Following Through||2000|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||73||Lead Forward Land Grant University speech||2004|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||47||Leaders in Technology||2000|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||48||Millenium Master Plan||2000|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||26||Mumps||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||67||Performing Arts Center Inaugural Concert||2003|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||27||Photographs||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||74||Presidential Lecture Series: Dr. Lionel Bordeaus, President, Sinte Gleska University [VHS tape]||2004|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||31||President's Faculty Committee minutes||1999|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||32||President's Faculty Committee minutes||2000|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||33||President's Faculty Committee minutes||2001|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||34||President's Faculty Committee minutes||2002|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||35||President's Faculty Committee minutes||2003|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||36||President's Faculty Committee minutes||2004|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||37||President's Faculty Committee minutes||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||38||President's Faculty Committee minutes||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||39||President's Faculty Committee Two year report||1999-2000|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||11||Pro Patria Award||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||28||Retirement||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||12||Retirement Announcement||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||13||Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||14||South Dakota Vietnam War Memorial Recognition||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||36||Speech||1998|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||54||State of State||2001|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||75||State of State||2004|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||15||State of State||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||29||State of State||2006|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||41||Technology consultants report||1999|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||10||The Lead Forward Land Grant 1999-2000 A Final Review of Processes, Progress and Prospects||2005|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||2||55||Wedding (program, invitation, etc.)||2001|
|13. Peggy Gordon (Elliott) Miller||3||30||Woodbine Cottage||2006|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||1||Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||2||Alcorn State University Congratulations Certificate||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||20||Barry Dunn Inauguration Misc Handouts and Booklets||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||19||Barry Dunn Inauguration Stage Script||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||22||Certificates of Congratulations||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||21||Imagining our Future Inaugural Speech||29-09-2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||5||Indiana State University Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||6||Jackson State University Congratulations Certificate||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||7||Kansas State University Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||12||Mount Marty College Congratulation Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||13||Northwestern elath Sciences University Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||14||Oakland University Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||15||Oral Roberts University Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||3||University of Georgia Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||4||University of Idaho Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||8||University of Kansas Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||9||University of Maine Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||10||University of Maryland Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||11||University of Massachusetts Congratulations Certificate||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||16||University of Pittsburgh Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||17||University of Rhode Island Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. Barry H. Dunn||6||18||Wayne State College Congratulations Folio||2016|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||40||19th President, The, article in State Alumni magazine, Winter||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||41||Alumni Legislators Reception||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||70||Celebrating faculty excellence : February 24||2009|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||42||Christmas card||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||62||Christmas card||2008|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||71||Christmas card||2009|
|14. David L. Chicoine||4||1||Christmas card||2010|
|14. David L. Chicoine||4||5||Christmas card||2011|
|14. David L. Chicoine||4||7||Christmas card||2012|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||43||Clippings||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||44||Correspondence||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||63||Correspondence||2008|
|14. David L. Chicoine||4||2||Email correspondence||2010|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||72||E-mail correspondence||2009|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||47||F.O. Butler Faculty Awards material, October 4||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||73||Fact sheet||2009|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||45||Facts, South Dakota State University (info booklet)||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||64||Facts, South Dakota State University (info booklet)||2008|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||65||Faculty honors||2008|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||74||Faculty recognition (menu, program) : February 24||2009|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||46||Fall Convocation (correspondence, schedule, invitation, program), June 1||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||48||Holiday open house (invitation), December 18||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||49||Inauguration CD-ROM, September 15||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||50||Inauguration clippings||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||51||Inauguration invitation||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||52||Inauguration memorabilia||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||53||Inauguration planning||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||54||Inauguration posters||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||55||Inauguration programs||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||56||Inauguration tickets||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||66||Information brochure||2008|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||75||Information brochure||2009|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||57||Legislative update : July||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||67||Master plan||2008|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||76||Monday Morning Message (e-mail)||2009|
|14. David L. Chicoine||4||3||Monday Morning Message (e-mail)||2010|
|14. David L. Chicoine||4||6||Monday Morning Message (e-mail)||2011|
|14. David L. Chicoine||4||8||Monday Morning Message (e-mail)||2012|
|14. David L. Chicoine||4||10||Monday Morning Message (e-mail)||2013|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||77||Monsanto Graduate Fellowship in Plant Breeding (program) : March 19||2009|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||78||New Provost announcement : April 30||2009|
|14. David L. Chicoine||4||4||President's report||2010|
|14. David L. Chicoine||4||11||Safety and Security and Web and New Media Announcement||2013|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||58||SDSU-Daktronics Partnership||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||68||State of State||2008|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||79||State of State||2009|
|14. David L. Chicoine||4||9||State of State||2012|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||59||State of State (newspaper) : August 11, 18, 25||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||60||Strategic plan||2007|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||69||Testimony before the Joint Senate-House Appropriations Committee : January 23||2008|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||80||Town Hall Budget Meeting (PowerPoint slides printout) : May 13||2009|
|14. David L. Chicoine||3||61||Welcome back faculty letter : January||2007|
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