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UA 1.0


President's Office Records


Office of the President, South Dakota State University




13.95 linear feet (12 records center boxes, 1 oversize box) photographs, electronic records, 3-D objects




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 . President Office Records. UA 1.0. 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 administrative material not related to any specific president but the president's office in general and office files generated and received by the Office of the President of South Dakota State University.

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.

Contents Note

The President's Office records span the years 1912-2012, with the bulk of the material dating from 1936-2008. The records are organized alphabetically by subject.

The bulk of the material is composed of administrative material not related to any specific president but the president's office in general and office files generated and received by the Office of the President of South Dakota State University.

Folders consists of administrative committee minutes, including Academic Senate, Administrative Council and Career Service Advisory Council minutes, correspondence, accreditation material, master and strategic planning files, South Dakota Board of Regents files, material related to Resolution 21 and the engineering controversy of the 1970s, and files related to student organizations, campus buildings, statistics, anniversary celebrations, university history, photographs and artifacts.

Files related to the history of the university include material on historical figures such as N.E. Hansen, A.S. Harding and university presidents as well as historical events, such as the university during World War II. Files related to university building contain information on construction, demolition and fires, such as the fire that destroyed the old Agricultural Engineering building in January of 1957.

Folders containing correspondence pertain to daily operations of the office of the university Presidents but also include correspondence with government officials, such as South Dakota Governors Sigurd Anderson and George T. Mickelson and Senate Abourezk and Representative Ben Refiel.

Finally, there is a significant amount of material concerning the engineering controversy during the administration of President Hilton M. Briggs in the form of correspondence, clippings, legal materials, and news releases.

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History of S.D.S.C., South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Brookings, S. D., 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

Report of the president of the State Agricultural College of South Dakota, Brookings, S. D., Agriculture College of South Dakota
The College, 1896-19--?
Call number: Archives: S537.S6 A455

SDSU president's faculty committee: two-year report, South Dakota State University
Brookings, S. D., South Dakota State University, Office of the President, 2000.
Call number: Archives: 537.S6 S60166

Summer session report, South Dakota State University
Brookings, S. D., South Dakota State University, 1964-.
Call number: Archives: S537.S6 A4

The president of South Dakota State University, Brookings reports to the people of South Dakota, South Dakota State University
Brookings, S. D., South Dakota State University, 19-- - 1965.
Call number: Archives: S537 S6 A29

The president's annual report, South Dakota State University
Brookings, S. D., South Dakota State University, 1966-.
Call number: Archives: S537.S6 A29

Key Words

College presidents

Colleges and universities

National Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools -- Reports

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts

South Dakota State University

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Presidents Office Records Container List. UA 1.0

18624-H Foundation By-Laws1963
11Abourezk, James, Senator1974
12Academic Advising Advisory Committee - Annual Reports2004-2007
157Academic Master Plan1970-1971, undated
19Academic Senate1996
110Academic Senate1997
13Academic Senate1976-1977
14Academic Senate1982-1984
15Academic Senate1985-1986
16Academic Senate1987-1989
17Academic Senate1990-1992
18Academic Senate1993-1995
111Academic Senate1998-1999
112Academic Senate2000-2001
113Academic Senate2002-2004
114Academic Senate2005-2008
1628Access to Quality1992, 1996
1739Accountability Report2008
116Accreditation - Home Economics1981-1982
117Accreditation - Journalism and Mass Communications 
118Accreditation – Nursing1983-1984
1744Active Learning Cloud2009
119Ad Hoc Retention of Old / Historic Buildings1977-1993
1839Administration Building Remodel2008
120Administrative Associates Committee2006, 2008
121Administrative Associates Program1986-1987
122Administrative Committee Handbook - Minutes, Correspondence, Guidelines1994-2009
123Administrative Council1941-1945
124Administrative Council1945-1948
125Administrative Council1948-1950
21Administrative Council1950-1952
22Administrative Council1952-1956
23Advisory Council (SDSU) - Articles of Organization (purpose, roles)1954-1977
24Advisory Council (SDSU) – Membership1976 1953
25Advisory Council (SDSU) – Minutes1973 1954
26Advisory Groupsundated
27Affirmative Action1986, 1988
1820Ag Museum Vehicle Titles/ Hobo Day Fundamentals1982-1995
1823Ag. Museum Rammed Garth Acquisition1988-1995
29Agricultural Cooperatives - College Policy1948 1946
210Agricultural Engineering Building Dedication1960
211Agricultural Engineering Building Fire1957
212Agricultural Heritage Museum1976-1977
1819Agricultural Research Station19,801,992
213Agronomy Department – Correspondence1953-1955
214Air Force ROTC - Education Services Agreement1979
1864Air Force ROTC Agreements1985-2010
215Alcohol and Illegal Drugs Policy Statement1991
217Alumni Association1974, 1977-1978
1733Alumni Events2007
218Amdahl, Gene1947, 1976-1989
219American Association of University Professors (AAUP)1962-1972
220American Association of University Professors (AAUP)1976-1991
221American Association of University Women (AAU1933, 1950, 1956
1519American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees1980-1981, 1994-1996
222Archives Committee2002-2003
1865Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps1998-2009
121Army ROTC - Application and Agreement for Establishment of Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Unit1965
223Army ROTC - North State College ROTC Extension Center Agreement1980
224Assessment Committee – Minutes2003-2004
225Assistant to the President1980
226Athletic Department1953-1954
228Athletic Report1981-1982
227Athletic, Intramural and Recreation Committee2003, 2007
1838Athletics/Hyper Center Separation2008
1511Attorney General1972
229Audit Responses1984-1986
230Audit Responses1987-1988
177Audit Responses2000-2004, 2008, 2011
231Bailey, Harold S.1963-1965
232Beaty, Don W.1952-1953
233Beef Barn Fire1957
1510Beef Bowl1971, 1991
234Behavior at Sports Events - Agreement Between Augustana College and SDSU Students1949
235Bentley, Orville G.1962
236Bernard Osher Foundation2001
237Biennial Budget1963-1965
238Biennial Report1960-1962
239Biennial Report1964-1966
240Biennial Report1966-1969
241Biostress Center of Excellence2001 circa
242Blue Ribbon Panel on the University Core Curriculum1987-1989
243Board of Regents1930-1977
246Board of Regents - Biographical Information, clippings, etc.1969-1987
244Board of Regents - Engineering Analysis1976
245Board of Regents - General Policies and Procedures1950-1956
247Board of Regents - Task Force on County Extension Agents1982-1985
31Bomb Threat Procedure1991-1996
32Bookstore1973, 1980
178BOR Appropriations Budget Hearings Packet2000
1725BOR Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings Packet2005
1730BOR Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings Packet2006, 2010-2011
1720BOR Budget Briefings2003, 2006, 2008
1753BOR Budget Recommendations FY98Undated
1638BOR Budget Requests1996-1999
1714BOR Budget Requests2001, 2004-2005
1717BOR Operating Budget2002
33Botany and Entomology Summer Camp (Surplus Property Lands)1952
34Boy Scouts - Sioux Council Diamond Jubilee Camp-o-Rama1985
35Briggs Library – Dedication1977
36Briggs, Stephen F. - Briggs Scholarship1957-2006
1515Brookings Area Foundation1977, 1980, 1984
37Brookings Area United Way (Certificates of Appreciation)2000-2003
38Brookings Centennial1979
310Brookings School Board1936-1951
39Brookings, City of - Lease Agreement1966
1633BST in Construction Management1993-1994
1844Budget and Finance2009-2010
311Budget Reductions1994
312Buildings and Grounds Committee1945, 1963, 1976, 2005
122Burchill, Connie1972
313Burchill, Connie1973-1974
314Bush Foundation1979-1981
315Bush Foundation1993-1997
173Bush Foundation1999-2004, undated
1610Business & Industry Round Table Final Report1988
316Business Office1952-1954
1740Campaign Investment Opportunity2008
1754Campus Direction and DistinctionUndated
1745Campus Enrollment Spatial Mapping2009
317Campus Organizational Structure2009
1521Capitol University Center1983, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002-2003
174Career Service Advisory Council1999-2004
318Career Service Advisory Council - Constitution and Bylaws (founding)1976-1982, 1994, 2000
319Career Service Advisory Council – Minutes1978-1983
320Career Service Advisory Council – Minutes1984-1986
321Career Service Advisory Council – Minutes1986-1987
322Career Service Advisory Council – Minutes1987-1988
323Career Service Advisory Council – Minutes2004-2011
41Center for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CITE1994-1996
324Center for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CITE)1987
325Center for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CITE)1988
327Center for Innovation, Technology, And Entrepreneurship (CITE)1991
326Center for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CITE)1989-1990
328Center for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CITE)1992-1993
42Center for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CITE) -- Budget Reports1987, 1989
43Center for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CITE) – Contracts1988-1989
44Center for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CITE) - Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Reports1987-1990
2015Center for Public Higher Education Annual Report1993, 1995
2016Center for Public Higher Education Annual Report1996, 1997
45Certificate of Appreciation ... for Outstanding and Dedicated Service to 4-H (plaque)undated
46Chapman, R.Y.1954
189City of Brooking Msc.2006-2011
47Class of 1949 Scholarship Endowment (Endowment List)1999
48Coacher, Elgie B.1963-1967
49Coca Cola Contract1997
410College Grove1887
411College Name Change (SDSC to SDSU)1961-1963
412College of Agriculture - Land Exchange1965-1966
1856College of Consumed and Family Sciences2007
1855College of Counseling and Human Development2005-2010
1715College of Education & Counseling2001, 2004
1858College of Education and Human Science2009
1859College of Engineering Accreditation2010
158College of Engineering Issues1970-1971, undated
123College of Engineering Legislative - Legal Papers Regarding Constitutionality of House Bil 7661971
175College of Family & Consumer Sciences1999-2000, 2002-2003
413College of Home Economics - New Classroom Building1964
1854College of Nursing1999, 2004
1741College of Pharmacy2008
176College of Pharmacy Strategic Plan1999
1860College of Pharmacy Accreditation2011
165Commencement1986, 1994, 1997
414Committee D - Minutes - Academic Master Plan1969-1970
415Committee on Committees1984-2008
1635Compact 20001995, 2002-2003
416Computer Center1977, 1979-1980, 1985-1986
417Conference of Senates1974-1984
418Conference of Senates1988-2000
125Consolidation - Petitions, correspondence, clippings1932
1861Construction Management Accoditation2013
419Consulting Rights for Employees1975-1990
1836Continuity of Operation Plan2007
1755Contributions of N.E. HansenUndated
420Coordinating Committee - State-National Land Policy1948-1953
152Correspondence to Faculty from Pres. Briggs1961, 1964
421Cost per Student Credit Hour and per FTE Student2000
422Coughlin Campanile1980-1995
423Council of Higher Education - Agreements Between1981-1990
191Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1968
192Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1969
193Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1970
194Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1971
195Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1972
196Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1973
197Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1974
198Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1975
199Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1976
1910Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1977
1911Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1978
1912Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1979
1913Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1980
1914Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1981
1915Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1982
1916Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1983
1917Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1984
1918Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1985
1919Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1986
1920Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1987
1921Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1988
1922Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1989
1923Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1990
1924Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1991
1925Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1992
1926Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1993
1927Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1994
1928Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1995
1929Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1996
1930Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1997
1931Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1998
1932Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes1999
1933Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes2000
1934Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes2001
1935Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes2002
1936Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes2003
1937Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes2004
201Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes2005
202Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes2006
203Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes2007
204Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes2008
205Council of Presidents and Superintendents Meeting Minutes2009
124Court Cases - USD Statement Vandalism1950
1826Crothers Engineering Audition and Renovation1997
1611CUC/SDSU/NSC1988, 1994
424Dakota Dunes Project1988-1989
1617Dakota Lakes Research Farm1989-1990, 2008
1621Dakota Prairie Playhouse1990-1992, 1998-2000, 2002
1516Dakota Proposition1978, 1980
425Dakota State College - Agreement of Cooperation (SDSU Elementary School and Nursery School Certification Program)1978
426Daktronics - Advertising Agreement :1978
427Davis Study - Curricula Study of the Institutions of Higher Education in South Dakota1963
428Day Care1992-2001
429Day Care Center1978-1983, 1992
1821Department of Criminal Investigation Agreement1986
430Departmental Governance1976-1977, 1994
1837DePuy Military Hall2007-2008
431DePuy, William E., General1987
432Development Hall (Fire)1953, 1969
433Development Office - The President's Club1985 circa
434Dezonia, Robert H.1975-1976
435Division of Agriculture, International Section - Directory and Bylaws1987
436Dodds, J.P.1954
2032Dr. Hilton M. Briggs1968-1981
2033Dr. Robert Wagner and Dr. Mary Wagner1997-2010
2031Dr. Sherwood BergUnknown
1841Dykehouse Student Athlete Center2008
437Early Retirement Incentive Programs1982-1983
438Eberle, A.M.1953-1954
179ECE Program2000-2002, 2004-2005
1612Economic Impact Study1988, 1991
439Economic Development - Governor's Office1993 1987
440Economic Development - Governor's Office (Attracting Graining Processing Facilities to South Dakota)1987
1811Economic Development Administration/ Enterprise Institute2007
1749Economic Impact of SDBOR Institutions2010
1845Economics and Management Task Force2009-2011
126Education Department1952-1955
441Education, Division Of1975
209Ehtel Austin Martin Finance Control Board1995-2000
2012Ehtel Austin Martin Finance Control Board2007-2014
58Emeritus Material1967, 1983
162Eminent Farmer & Homemaker Day1985
442Engineering Accreditation1937-1983
1853Engineering Accreditation1995-2007
53Engineering College Administrative Council1953-1954
443Engineering Controversy1970-1972
445Engineering Controversy1976-1978
444Engineering Controversy1977-1978
51Engineering Controversy - Discussions with Presidents1969
52Engineering Controversy - Editorials and Support Material1970-1971
127Engineering Controversy - Legal Materials1971
1514Engineering Issue1976, Undated
186Engineering Technology and Management2004-2007
55Enrollment Management1995
54Entomology - Zoology Department1951-1953
56Entrepreneur Awards1987-1988, 1991
57Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Committee2009-2010
1829Equestion Facility Letter of Intent2004
207Ethel Austin Martin1979 - 1985, 1991 - 1995, 2000
206Ethel Austin Martin Endowment1976, 1980-1993
208Ethel Austin Martin Finance Control Board1991-1995
2010Ethel Austin Martin Finance Control Board1996-1997
2011Ethel Austin Martin Finance Control Board2003-2006
2013Ethel Austin Martin Finance Control Board2008-2010
2014Ethel Austin Martin Finance Control Board2011-2014
59European Studies Committee2003
510Executive Planning Group1985-1987
128Experiment Station - I.B. Johnson, Director1952-1954
1639Extension Service1996, 2000, 2002
129Extension Service - George I. Gilbertson, Director1954-1955
1636Facilities Utilization Report1995
1734Facility Use Agreement2007
511Faculty Association1924-1958
512Faculty Development1987
513Faculty Development Committee2004-2005
514Faculty Handbook1983
515Faculty Meetings – Summary1998
171Faculty, Staff, Student Committees Handbooks1998-2004
155Faculty-Limited Stipend1968, 1976, 1994, undated
1746Family Resource and Management Center2009
516Farm and Home Week - Recognition Banquet Programs1948-1952
517Farm Credit Administration - Land Values1950
518Feasibility and Building Committee2007
519Federal States Relations in Extension Service1954
1735Financial Aid2007, 2009
520Financial and Service Report1952-1953
2017Fiscal Year 2007 Annual Report2007
2018Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Report2008
2019Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Report2009
2020Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report2010
1830Fishback Center for Outdoor Learning Lab2009
1721Flandreau Indian School Support Information2004
1613Ford Foundation1988-1990
166Formula Revision1986, Undated
521Freeman, H.S.1950-1954
522Frost Arena Sound System1987-1996
1652Funding Framework1997-1998
523Future Farmers of America (FFA) - In Recognition of 100 Years of Service (Plaque)1981
1517Future Higher Education1979
524Gasification Plant1981, 1983
525General Registration Dean Search1983
1512Gibb, Richard D. Commissioner of Higher Education1972, 1974
526Gibb, Richard, Dr.1968-1973
527Governors - Anderson, Sigurd1951-1954
528Governors - Janklow, William1979
529Governors - Jensen, Leslie1937-1939
530Governors - Mickelson, George S.1993
1210Governors - Mickelson, George T.1946-1951
531Governors - Miller, Walter D.1993
532Governors - South Dakota1969, 1977-1978
533Governor's Day – Incident1970
531Graduate Council1985, 2005
535Graduate School1985-1986
536Greek Letter Societies - Alpha Lambda Delta2007
537Greek Letter Societies - Alpha Xi Delta1976
538Greek Letter Societies - Alpha Zeta1983-1984
539Greek Letter Societies - Chi Omega1981, 2007
540Greek Letter Societies – FarmHouse1979 1976
541Greek Letter Societies - Gamma Sigma Delta1981-1996
542Greek Letter Societies - Kappa Delta1973
543Greek Letter Societies - Kappa Sigma1974-1977
544Greek Letter Societies - Lambda Chi Alpha1967-1972, 1976
545Greek Letter Societies - Omicron Delta Kappa2005
61Greek Letter Societies - Phi Kappa Phi1949-2008
62Greek Letter Societies - Sigma Alpha Epsilon1976-1991
63Greek Letter Societies - Sigma Delta Chi1976
64Greek Letter Societies - Sigma Xi1975
65Greek Letter Societies - Tau Kappa Epsilon1976
1849Greek Village Lease2010
66Griffenhagen Report1954
67Griffenhagen Reports1954
68Griffenhagen Reports - Other Institutions Replies1954-1955
69Griffenhagen Reports - SDSU's Replies to1954
619H.W. Clarkson State College Loan Fund1949-1973
610Hangar, SDSU (Airport) - Lease Agreement1983
611Hansen, Niels Ebbesen1922-1951
612Hardin Report (Medical Education)1971
613Hayride Accident, October 31, 19751975-1976
614Hazardous Materials and Lab Committee1988
1840Health Science Alliance2008
1624Historical Funding Patterns1991
156Hobo Day1968, 1971, 1989-1990, 1992-1993, 1995
615Hobo Day – Incident, 1990 October 19-201990
616Home Economics1955
1828Honors College Documents1999-2011
617Horticulture – Fire1962
1640HPER/Athletics1996-1997, 2000-2003
618Human Subjects Committee1975, 1995
163Immunization Policy1985, 1991
2028Impact Fact BookletsUnknown
620Industrial Art Education1974
621Institute of Social Sciences - Agricultural Potential of Seven Indian Reservations in South Dakota and Montana1974-1976
622Institute of Social Sciences for Rural-Urban Research and Planning1968-1979
623Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) – Minutes2002-2003
624Institutional Profile of South Dakota State University1964
1629Intellectual Property1992, 1994, 1997, 2003-2004, undated
625Inter-Fraternity Council1975-1999
626International Advisory Council2004
1750International Affairs2010,undated
1726Issue Briefs2005
2029Jack Warner and Tad Perry1996, 2003, 2004
1641Jackrabbit Plan SDSU1996-1997, undated
1747Jackrabbit Voices for Smart Choices2009
627James River Basin – Irrigation1951
628Joint Appropriations Committee1980
629Joint University Center - Sioux Falls1979
168Joint University, Foundation, & Alumni Task Force1987-1991, undated
630Karl E. Mundt Foundation1962, 1977-1979
631Kellogg Foundation Initiative -Community Partnerships with Health Professions Education1989-1992
632Koepsell, Paul1972-1973
188Lake Area Institute Faculty Contract2005-Present
1832Land Grant Strategic Growth Plan2006-2007
634Lead Forward Land Grand Planning Material - Analysis and Summary of Recommendations from all Committees and Task Forces2002-2005
633Lead Forward Land Grant Planning Material1999-2000
1812Leadership Summit2001
635LeBlanc, F.J.1961
636Legislative Interim Higher Education Study Committee1979-1982
637Legislature1952-1953, 1965-1966
2024Letters of Intent1971-1990
2025Letters of Intent1991-2000
638Library - New PhD Programs1955
1831Logic Family Scholarships2005
639Logo1977, 1994
159Long Range Planning1970-1971, 1986-1987, undated
640Long Range Planning 1987-881987-1988
641Long Range Planning 1988-891987-1989
1752Looking to 2012 and Beyond BOR2012
642Lusk, Jeannette – Commemoration1993
71Management Meetings2000-2008
172Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program1998-1999
72Mascot – New2008
1851Mass Communication and Tourism1987-2006
1857Master of Architecture Program2007-2011
73Master Plan1976-1977
74Master Plan 1999 (Rigterink)1999-2000
1848McCory Gardens Visits Center2010
75McKnight, William1937, 1966, 1971, 1976-1977
76Memos to Dean, Department Heads, Directors1975-1976, 1978
77Military - Air ROTC - Name Change1965
78Military Department1954-1955
79Military Leave - Regental Resolution1961
1736Misc. Budget Papers2007, 2009-2010
1850Morill Act 150th Anniversary2012
1630MS in Extension1992-1995
711Museum - South Dakota State College1926-1927, 1952
712Naming Facilities1995, 2003
713Naming Facilities Subcommittee1985-2006
1710National Association of Schools of Music2000
714National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) – Accreditation1979
715National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NAULGC) - Water Resources Council1983-1984
717National Collegiate Athletic Association (CNAA) - Coach Iverson Infraction1965
1211National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)1938, 1952-1954
716National Commission on Accrediting1950-1954
1852National Council For Accreditation of Teacher Education1994,1998-1999,2004-2005
718National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)1982-1983, 1985
719Native American Advisory Committee1988-2003
1722NCAA - Division I2004, 2006-2007
1759NCAA Division I Athletics Certification Self-Study2007
1758NCAA Division I Certification Committee2006-2007
1737NCAA Research Related to Grad Rates of Div I Student Athletes2007
167Needs Assessment1986
1642New Admissions Requirements1996
1212New Student Projection Data1992-1995
1643Non-Profit Corporations1996
721Non-Traditional Students1978, 1992
722Nordstrum, Paul E.1988
1614North Central Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools1988-1990
1632North Central Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools1992. 1994-1996
1648North Central association of Colleges & Secondary Schools1997-2001
734North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1995
735North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1998
723North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1936-1939
724North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1940-1942, 1946
725North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1947-1950
726North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1953-1954
727North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1957-1961
728North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1962-1964
729North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1965-1967
730North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1972-1983
731North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1983-1984
732North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1984-1985
733North Central Association of Colleges and Schools1985-1986
185North Central Association of Colleges and Schools2001-2010
81North Central Conference1977
1634North Central Conference1993, 1998-2003
2026Northwest Area Foundation Grant1985
82Northwest Proposal1996-1997
84Nursing - Legislative Request to Reduce the Number of Schools of Nursing1961
85Nursing - Pre-Survey Information Submitted for Continued Accreditation1964
83Nursing Education - Agreement with Sioux Valley Hospital Association1953-1955
86Oak Lake Camp (Northern Plains Biological Field Station)1987-1989
1618Oak Lake Field Station1989, 1996, 1998-2000
88Old Extension Building1979, 1982-1983, 1989
87Olesrud, S.K. – Land1953-1959
89Olson, Oscar Edward1986
810Organizational Charts1939 circa-2009
811Outside Activities of Faculty and Staff Members (Inventions, Patents, Political Activity)1942, 1959-1961
812Pandemic Influenza Material2006-2008
813Parents for State Club1963-1970
814Parking and Traffic Committee1992-1999
815Patents1959, 1981, 1987-1991
816Pearson, David1974
2030Peggy Miller Retirement2005
1833Performing Arts Center Documentation2006-2009
1213Permanent School Fund - Amendment B1951-1952
817Personnel Office1976, 1984-1987
818Personnel System - Senate Bill #71 - List of Exempt Positions1973
1810Pew Center on the States2007
819Pharmacy – Accreditation1930-1981
820Pharmacy – Accreditation1977-1985
821Pharmacy – Accreditation1982-1984
822Pharmacy – Accreditation1984-1991
823Pharmacy – Accreditation1993-1997
824Pharmacy - Need for More Space1960 circa
825Physical Plant - Regental Approval for Removal of Certain Buildings and Location of Future Buildings1965-1966
826Physical Plant - Tower Clock Repair, Building Inventory1974-1975
827Pickstown Indian Trades and Industrial Vocational School – Proposal1955-1956
828Pittsburgh Coke and Chemical Co. - Memorandum of Understanding1955
14 Plaque of Appreciation from Boy Scouts of America, undated, wood, in shape of fleur-de-lis, with gold plate in middle [ AR-UA 1.0-0002]undated
1738Poetic Stories for Harvey Dunn's Strong Prairie Women2007
829Poultry Science - Fire Loss1960
1626Prairie Repertory Theatre1991, 1995, 2005-2007, 2010
1727Pres. Miller Budger Briefing Packet2005
1644Pres. Robert T. Wagner, Etc.1996-1997
830Presidential Interviews - Candidate Resumes1997
831Presidential Search2006
834Presidents – University1957, 1966, 1975
832President's Council1952-1956
833President's Retirement1972, 1976
1619Presidents/Supts. Contracts1989, 1992
1824Pride of the Dakotas1990-2011
835Radiation Safety Committee2004-2005
1645Radiological Safety Officer Paperwork1996, 1998, 2001-2002
2027Rapid City Higher Education Center1995-2008
1728REACH2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, undated
836REACH - Certificate of Incorporation Non-Profit1986
1822REACH Committee19,862,010
1627Reciprocity1991, 1994-1995
837Registrar's Office – Enrollment1952-1953
838Registration Planning Task Force1986
839Reifel, Benjamin, Representative1967-1990
93Remnant Trust2002-2007
94Report of a Survey of the Health Program of SDSU (Conducted by the American College Health Association)1973
1813Research Business Plan Work Group2008
96Research Grants Overhead1979-1987
97Research Parks - Dakota Dunes1989-1991
95Research, Director of1978-1979, 1987
98Residential Life1988, 2001, 2008
910Resolution 161978
911Resolution 16 and 211978
99Resolution 1-781977-1979
912Resolution 201977
913Resolution 20 - Other Institutions1978 1978
914Resolution 211978-1979
915Resolution 21 - Institutional Response1979 1978
1522Retired Faculty Association1983, 1998, undated
916Retirement Plan1948
1834Retracted Scoreboard2007
1863Rodeo Club Finance Records1982-1985
917ROTC Training Program1965-1969
918Royalty, Patent, and Copyright Policy1987-1988, 1997
919Rural Regeneration Initiative1988
164S.D. ETV Board1985, 1995
1846Safety and Security Task Force2010
1622Salaries Brown/Johnson Study1990-1991
920Salary Assignment Policy (SDSU)1998
921Salary Comparison1953
922Salary Schedule (Proposed Clerical)1951-1953
923Schultz, Theodore W.2009
924Schultz-Werth Award1970-1981
925Schultz-Werth Award1982-1999
1751SD Jump Start Scholarship Program2011
1756SD Opportunity ScholarshipUndated
1637SDPTV Broadcasting1995
151SDSC President's Bulletin: John W Headley1955-1957
1724SDSU 125th Anniversary Committee2004-2006
101SDSU Centennial - Brochures, correspondence, publications1980-1982
102SDSU Centennial - Committee Minutes1981 1980
103SDSU Centennial - Schultz Symposium1982 1981
1866SDSU Club2004
1649SDSU Club1997
2023SDSU Extension Service Documents2002, 2004-2007
1513SDSU Facts1972, 1974, 1990, undated
104SDSU Foundation1983-1986
1711SDSU Foundation Directory2000
1817SDSU History1973?
105SDSU History - Clippings, News Releases1950-1992
106SDSU History - College and Departmental Histories1949-1980
107SDSU History – Correspondence1938-1989
108SDSU History - Excerpts from Harold Bailey's book2012
109SDSU History - Founders Day Convocation1960
1011SDSU History – Photographs1912, 1930-1987
1012SDSU History - Seventy-Five Years of Service 1884-1959 by Charles L. Sewrey1959
1010SDSU History - The Military Staff during World War Iundated
1731SDSU Informal Budget Presentations2006-2008
1748SDSU Information Brochures2009-2010
1729SDSU Joint Appropriations Committee Budget Request Packets2005-2006
1716SDSU Misc. Budget Packets2001, 2005, 2009, 2011
1650SDSU Science Fair1997-1998, 2000-2004. 2006-2008
184SDSU STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) Report2016
1646Seamless Education1996
1520Secretary of State1981, 1996
1013Seventy-Fifth Central Planning Committee - Minutes (Anniversary)1958-1959
1523Sexual Harassment Papers1983-1986
1014Si Tanka Community College - Memorandum of Understanding with South Dakota State University1999, 2001
1647Single University Papers1996
1015Single University System1974-1977
1016Smoking Policy1988-2005
1017South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station1927-1938, 1949-1968, 1987
153South Dakota Art Museum1964, 1976, 1993, 2004
1018South Dakota Bicentennial Commission - SDSU Bicentennial Committee1973-1976
1019South Dakota Centennial – Activities1989
1020South Dakota Centennial - Campus Committee1987-1989
1021South Dakota Centennial - Centennial Campus Walking Tour1988
1022South Dakota Centennial Task Force1987-1989
1815South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service2008-2011
1023South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service - Plan of Work1964-1965
1024South Dakota Educational Television1979
1214South Dakota Educational Television - Agreement, The Organization of Public Television of South Dakota1974-1975
1025South Dakota Engineering Society1974
1623South Dakota Heritage1990
1843South Dakota Inovation Partners2009
1026South Dakota Memorial Art Center1965-1975
1723South Dakota Opportunities2004
1742South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship Annual Report2008
13ItemSouth Dakota State College china: one 5.5 in. roll plate [AR-UA 1.0-0003-I]undated
13ItemSouth Dakota State College china: one 6.5 in salad plate [AR-UA 1.0-0003-H]undated
13ItemSouth Dakota State College china: one cup [AR-UA 1.0-0003-K]undated
13ItemSouth Dakota State College china: one saucer [AR-UA 1.0-0003-J]undated
13ItemSouth Dakota State College china: six 9.5 in dinner plates [AR-UA 1.0-0003-A-G]undated
1027South Dakota State Employee Organization (SDSEO)1972, 1983-1986
14ItemSouth Dakota State flag [dimensions 47 x 72 in., nylon with golf fringe] [AR-UA 1.0-0001]undated
1028Southeast South Dakota Experiment Farm – Activation1960
1029Space Assignment Subcommittee1992-2010
1518State Auditor1979, 1982-1983
1030State College Development Association1977-1978
1620State Education Summit1989
1712State of South Dakota Budget in Brief2000, 2002-2003, 2005, 2007
1719State of South Dakota Governor's Budget Report2002
1816State Technical Assistance Through Extension (S.T.A.T.E.)1965
1031State Tour - Southern Route2010
1032Statistics Advisory Committee2006
1033Storm Day Policy (SDSU's Policy)1986-1998
1034Story of Courses in Agriculture of Less than College Grade at South Dakota State College by C.R. Wiseman1940
111Strategic Plan (SDSU)1994-1998
1743Strategic Plan for Reclassification2008
1842Strategic Plan for South Dakota State University2008-2012
112Strategic Planning1989
181Strategic Plans2008
182Strategic Plans2008
183Strategic Plans2008
1835Stretch Idea2007
113Student Articulation - Orientation Registration Enrollment Decrease1974
114Student Loan Fund - Brookings Rotary Club1928-1929, 1939
115Student Personnel - Data on Students Entering State College1955
116Student Personnel - Memorandum of Agreement between Brookings Clinic and South Dakota State University1966
117Student Recruiting - Summaries of Prospectus1952-1954
118Student Services – Dances1978
119Student Union - Construction and Organization1941-1971
1110Student Union Council1979-1984
1111Students' Association1937-1978
1112Students' Association1980-2001
1113Summer Term Committee2003-2007
1114Summit Meetings - USD / SDSU2007
187Tailgating 1 Letter of Concern From State Attorney2004-2010
1115Teacher of the Year1973-1990
1116Teacher Recruitment Committee - Teacher Shortage1953
1117Techsigns (Computers) - Trade Fair1985-1986
1118Tiernan, Matt – Property1953-1970
1119Title III Development Grant1998-2006
1120Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 19652010
1215Title V - Rural Development Act1972
1121Title V - Rural Development Act1981
OversizeNo boxTournament of Roses Official Cloisonné Pin Collection, 114th, limited edition 68 of 500 [frame dimensions 24.75 x 21.5 in.) [AR 7-0014]2003
OversizeNo boxTournament of Roses Parade, Pride of the Dakotas Photograph [frame dimensions: 26 x 21.25 in.] [AR 7-0018]2003
161Turnover Reports1984-1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997
2021Undergraduate Adult Student and Graduate Student Market Analysis2008
1123United Student Aid1963
1124University Cabinet1985-1986
2022University Center Board of Directors Meeting Agendas2008
1125University Diversity Council2002-2003
1126University Economic Development Advisory Council1987-1988
1127University Facilities Guidelines1986
1129University of South Dakota – Springfield1978-1988
1130University Relations - Printing Policy1982
169University Status for Some of the Colleges1987-1988
1128University-Industry Relations1987-1988
1131Veterinary Science – Accreditation1970
1132Veterinary Science - Proposal for a Veterinary Diagnostic and Research Facility1964 circa
1133Vice President for Academic Affairs - Personnel Discussions1986-1987
1757Vision 2000Undated
1134Visitation Policy1993, 1998
1135Visual Education Name Change to Audio-Visual Education and Photography1948
1651Wagner Honorary Degrees1997, 2006
1138Water Resources - Judicial Action by W.W. Knight1962
154Water Resources Institute1964, 1968, 1979
1137Water Resources Institute – Establishment1964-1965
1139Water Resources Research Center / Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory – Proposals1964
1847Website Task Force2010
1136Wegner Health Science Information Center Partnership Agreement2006
1827Wegner Health Science Library Service Agreement1998
1140Welfare and Development of South Dakota State College - Proposed Plan for Promoting1953
1825Wellness Center Documentation1994-2011
1713WELLSPRING West River Foundation2000
1216West Hall (Old Brookings Hospital) - Contract for Furnishing Heat1936
1625White, Milfred1991-1993, 1997
1615WICHE Documents1988-1989, 1991-1992, 1994, 1999, 2008
1141Wintrode Student Success Center2005-2007
1142Women's Studies Committee2003-2005
1818Woodbine Cottage Renter's Agreement1978
1732World Affairs Council2006, 2010, undated
1143You Can Go Anywhere From Here - Promotional CD-ROM2002
1814Z 29 Corridor Growth Strategy Meetings2008-2010

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Crystal J. Gamradt, 1998 December 3, additions made 2013 July 19.