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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 6.10

Title

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science Records

Creator

Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, South Dakota State University

Dates

1981-2005

Extent

2.42 linear feet (2 records center boxes, 2 small document cases) photographs

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 Political Science Records, UA 6.10. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

Political Science Program offers courses on American Politics, Political Theory, International Relations, Comparative Politics and Public Law. The collection is composed of records regarding Municipal Institute held by the Political Science Department at South Dakota State University as well as material regarding the International Institute of Municipal Officials, the South Dakota Local Government Institute, and records produced by the Department of Political Science.

Historical Note

The first catalog of the college, 1884-1885, listed political economy as a course of instruction. Political economy was a common 19th century composite subject, which included not only political science and economics, but sociology as well. During the 1890's, departmental grouping began to be formed and political science courses were included in a succession of departments. In 1905, the Department of History and Political Science was created. This was the administrative home for these two disciplines until they were split in 1967.

Political science courses are designed to achieve several objectives: 1) convey the values and tradition of our democratic governmental institutions and processes and encourage students to assert their talents in preserving and nurturing those values and traditions through participation in the body politic; 2) promote global awareness and understanding; 3) engender critical thinking and a high proficiency in communication skills; 4) serve the other social sciences as a cognate field; 5) provide the student majoring in political science with foundation and advanced courses in the many sub-disciplines of political science which, in turn, will contribute to the student's intellectual growth and occupational pursuits.

Political Science is now merged into the Department of Political, Sciences, Philosophy, and Religion.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series:

Series 1. Departmental records

Series 2. Municipal Institute records

Contents Note

The first catalog of the college, 1884-1885, listed political economy as a course of instruction. Political economy was a common 19th century composite subject, which included not only political science and economics, but sociology as well. During the 1890's, departmental grouping began to be formed and political science courses were included in a succession of departments. In 1905, the Department of History and Political Science was created. This was the administrative home for these two disciplines until they were split in 1967.

Political science courses are designed to achieve several objectives: 1) convey the values and tradition of our democratic governmental institutions and processes and encourage students to assert their talents in preserving and nurturing those values and traditions through participation in the body politic; 2) promote global awareness and understanding; 3) engender critical thinking and a high proficiency in communication skills; 4) serve the other social sciences as a cognate field; 5) provide the student majoring in political science with foundation and advanced courses in the many sub-disciplines of political science which, in turn, will contribute to the student's intellectual growth and occupational pursuits.

Political Science is now merged into the Department of Political, Sciences, Philosophy, and Religion.

Key Words

International Institute of Municipal Clerks

Interns (Legislative) -- South Dakota

Model United Nations.

Municipal Clerk Program.

Municipal Institute.

South Dakota Local Government Institute.

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Department of History and Political Science.

South Dakota State University. Department of Political Science.

South Dakota State University. Department of History, Political, Sciences, Philosophy, and Religion.

Native American History Conference.

Container List

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Department of Political Science Records Container List. UA 6.10

SeriesBoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
1. Departmental records11European Studies Program (newsletter)1982-1988
1. Departmental records12European Studies Program (pamphlets)undated
1. Departmental records13Informational pamphletsundated
1. Departmental records14Model United National (conference program)2000
1. Departmental records15Pre-Law at SDSU (course announcement)1999
1. Departmental records16SD Legislative internship program2000, 2002
1. Departmental records17SDSU Native American History Conference [memo]2004-2005
2. Municipal Institute Records21Academy for advanced Education1981-1995, undated
2. Municipal Institute Records22After Action Reports1990-1991
2. Municipal Institute Records23Articles1975-1993
2. Municipal Institute Records24Better Local Environment: A Resource Guide1993
2. Municipal Institute Records25Certificates for South Dakota Local Government Institute Graduatesundated
2. Municipal Institute Records26Certified Municipal Clerk Program1992, 1995, undated
2. Municipal Institute Records27Correspondence I1983-1989
2. Municipal Institute Records28Correspondence II1990-1992
2. Municipal Institute Records29Correspondence III1993-2000, undated
2. Municipal Institute Records210Directory of South Dakota Municipal Officials1991-1992
2. Municipal Institute Records211Everything...About Conducting a Joint Election1993
2. Municipal Institute Records212Graphic Summary of South Dakota1991-1993
2. Municipal Institute Records213Guide to Local Governments1991-1992
2. Municipal Institute Records214Handbook for Institute Directors1993
2. Municipal Institute Records224IIIMC News Digest Interviews1995
2. Municipal Institute Records215IIMC Annual Conference Bulletins1987, 1996-1997
2. Municipal Institute Records216IIMC General Informationundated
2. Municipal Institute Records217IIMC Institute Report Forms1987, undated
2. Municipal Institute Records218IIMC Mid-Year Report1991
2. Municipal Institute Records219IIMC News Digest I1984-1990
2. Municipal Institute Records220IIMC News Digest II1992
2. Municipal Institute Records221IIMC News Digest III1993-1994
2. Municipal Institute Records222IIMC News Digest IV1995
2. Municipal Institute Records223IIMC News Digest V1996-1997
2. Municipal Institute Records225IIMC News Releases1986-1997
2. Municipal Institute Records226IIMC Summit on Education2000
2. Municipal Institute Records227Info for Candidates and/or Committees for City Elections1994
2. Municipal Institute Records228Joint Municipal and School Election Calendar1994
2. Municipal Institute Records229Liquor, Malt Beverage, Wine Manual, vol. I1994
2. Municipal Institute Records230Management Excellence Certification Program1997-1998
2. Municipal Institute Records231Managing Municipal Records (copy 1)undated
2. Municipal Institute Records232Managing Municipal Records (copy 2)undated
2. Municipal Institute Records32Miscalleneous IIMC Publications1985, 1987, 1991, undated
2. Municipal Institute Records31Miscellaneous brochures1993, undated
2. Municipal Institute Records33Parliamentary procedureundated
2. Municipal Institute Records34Photographs (UA 6.10-0001 to UA 6.10-0022)1985-1991, undated
2. Municipal Institute Records35Profiles of IIMC recognized Municipal Clerk Institutes1991, 1993-1995, 1997
2. Municipal Institute Records36Publications of IIMC caalogs1992-1993, 1995
2. Municipal Institute Records37Records Management Workshop curriculum1994
2. Municipal Institute Records38Records Management Workshop duplicate graphicsundated
2. Municipal Institute Records39Recycling Works!undated
2. Municipal Institute Records310Risk Management/Loss Control Workshop1991
2. Municipal Institute Records311Sample documents1988, 1993-1994
2. Municipal Institute Records312Sample Municipal Institutes for Other States1972-1994, undated
2. Municipal Institute Records313Scholarship information1987, undated
2. Municipal Institute Records314Selected Schools for Municipal and County Officials1991-1997
2. Municipal Institute Records315South Dakota Department of Commerce and Regulation publicationsundated
2. Municipal Institute Records317South Dakota Local Government Institute1986
2. Municipal Institute Records318South Dakota Local Government Institute1987
2. Municipal Institute Records319South Dakota Local Government Institute1988
2. Municipal Institute Records320South Dakota Local Government Institute1989
2. Municipal Institute Records321South Dakota Local Government Institute1990
2. Municipal Institute Records322South Dakota Local Government Institute1991
2. Municipal Institute Records323South Dakota Local Government Institute1992
2. Municipal Institute Records324South Dakota Local Government Institute1993
2. Municipal Institute Records325South Dakota Local Government Institute1994
2. Municipal Institute Records326South Dakota Local Government Institute1995
2. Municipal Institute Records327South Dakota Local Government Institute-3 Year Curriculumundated
2. Municipal Institute Records328South Dakota Local Government Institute-General Information1990, undated
2. Municipal Institute Records329South Dakota Local Government Institute-Miscellaneous Handouts1993-1994, 1998, undated
2. Municipal Institute Records330South Dakota Local Government Institute-Presenter resumes1993, undated
2. Municipal Institute Records316South Dkaota Local Government Institute (1985)1984-1985
2. Municipal Institute Records331South Dkaota Main Street Project1988-1989
2. Municipal Institute Records332South Dkaota Municipalities Bulletin1989, 1992-1993
2. Municipal Institute Records333Statewide Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan1991
2. Municipal Institute Records41Summary of Courses offered at IIMC Institutes1987, 1990
2. Municipal Institute Records42Technical Clerk job description-City of Sioux Falls, SDundated
2. Municipal Institute Records43Transcripts1989-1993

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.