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The University Archives Collection contains official and unofficial material from all aspects of the university, including publications and records from campus departments, historic material documenting the early days of SDSU, historic records of campus organizations.



SDSU Archives strives to collect and maintain records having permanent historical value to South Dakota State University, including administrative records, departmental and student group records, faculty papers, publications, Agricultural Experiment and Cooperative Extension materials, and materials from individuals and organizations associated with the university.

The collection contains official and unofficial material from all aspects of the university, including publications and records from campus departments, historic material documenting the early days of SDSU, historic records of campus organizations.

Preservation copies of all material published by any department or area of the university are also retained. These materials include, but are not limited to, catalogs, brochures, flyers, informational bulletins, promotional materials, programs, and other material printed by organizations related to or a part of the university.


Academic Affairs records

Academic Evaluation & Assessment Office records

Academic Senate (SEE University Committees records)

Academic Women's Equity Coalition collection

Administration Office records

Administrative Council records

Admissions Office records

Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Department of records

Agriculture & Biological Sciences, College of, Dean's Office records

Alumni Association, Director of Operations records

American Indian Studies Program records

Animal Science, Department of records

125th Anniversary Planning Committee records

Apparel Merchandising & Interior Design, Department of records

Army Administration Schools, Enlisted Branch No. 3 collection

Arts & Sciences, College of, Dean's Office records

Athenian Literary Society records

Athletic Committee minutes

Athletic Department Collected sports files


Biology & Microbiology, Department of records

Boarding Club ledgers

Brookings Veterans Society records

Buildings and Landmarks, SDSU collection


Career Center records

Centennial Steering Committee records

Chemistry & Biochemistry, Department of records

Civil & Environmental Engineering, Department of records

Collected Committee files

College on the Hill research & manuscript collection

Commerce Department records

Communication Studies & Theater, Department of records

Continuing & Extended Education, Office of records

Cooperative Extension Service records

Council of Higher Education [COHE] collection

Cuba Trip collection

Curricula Evaluation Committee records


Dairy Club records

Dairy Science, Department of records

Dakota Agricultural College Board of Regents ledger

Departmental Histories

Diversity Enhancement, Office of records


Eastern South Dakota Science & Engineering Fair collection

Economics Club records

Economics, Department of records

Education & Human Sciences, College of records

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Department of records

Eminent Farmer & Homemaker collection

Engineering Controversy records

Engineering Extension records

Engineering Resource Center records

Engineering, Jerome J. Lohr College of, Dean's Office Records

English, Department of records

Enrollment Services records

Environmental Health & Safety Office records

Ethel Austin Martin Program in Human Nutrition records


Facilities & Services collection

Faculty Association records

Faculty Meeting records

Faculty Publications

Faculty Round Table records

Faculty Women's Club - SDSU Club records

Family & Consumer Sciences, College of, Dean's Office records

Fenn, Florence & Geraldine, Inner-City Scholarship collection

Finance & Business records

Financial Aid Office records


Gamma Sigma Delta Records

Geography Club (Gamma Theta Upsilon) records

Geography, Department of records

Global Studies Program records

Graduate School records

Greek Council records


Health, Physical Education, & Recreation, Department of records

Higher Education Faculty Association, SDSU Branch papers

History, Department of records

Home Economics Club records

Home Management records

Honors College, Van D. & Barbara B. Fishback records

Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape, & Parks, Department of records

Human Development, Consumer, & Family Sciences, Department of records

Human Resources Office records


Information Technology, Office of records

International Affairs records


Jackrabbit Sports Information Service collection

Journalism & Mass Communications, Department of records


Kappa Delta Pi records


Latin American Area Studies Program records

Library Records

Little International Agricultural Exposition records


Marketing & Communications, University collection

Mathematics & Statistics, Department of records

Mechanical Engineering, Department of records

Military Science, Department of records

Miltonian Literary Society records

Modern Languages & Global Studies, Department of records

Multicultural Affairs records

Music, Department of records


Native American Club records

Natural Resources management, Department of records

Non-Traditional Student Club records

Non-Traditional Student Programs records

Nursing, College of records

Nutrition, Food Science, & Hospitality, Department of records


Pharmacy, College of records

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society records

Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society in Family & Consumer Sciences records

Philosophy & Religion, Department of records

Physics, Department of records

Plant Science, Department of records

Political Science, Department of records

President's Office records

Presidents, University, Papers of

Professional Journalists, Society of, Sigma Delta Chi Chapter records

Psychology, Department of records

Publications Council records


Reel Images Film Society records

Remnant Trust Committee collection

Residential Life records


Scabbard & Blade records

Scholastic Affairs, Committee on records

Scholastic Standards Committee minutes

School of Agriculture records

School of Design, Department of Visual Arts records

SDSU Advisory Council records

SDSU Clipping scrapbooks

SDSU Ephemera collection

SDSU Foundation records

Sigma Xi, SDSU Chapter 139 collection

Sociology & Rural Studies, Department of records

South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station records

South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, Station Biochemistry records

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum collection

South Dakota Art Museum records

South Dakota Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (SDAIAW) records

South Dakota Board of Regents collection

South Dakota EPSCoR records (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)

South Dakota Water Resources Institute records

Stakota Club records

Student Affairs, Division of records

Student Essays

Student Health & Counseling Services records

Student Organization, Collected files

Student Research papers

Student Union & Activities records

Students' Association records

Summer Session, Director of records


Title III Strengthening Institution Program Grant records


University Center records

University College records

University Committees records [including Academic Senate]

University Program Council collection


Van Zante, Helen J. Endowment collection

Veterans Advising records

Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, Department of records

Visual Arts, Department of, School of Design records


Water & Environmental Engineering Research Center records

Women's Studies Program records


Young Men's Christian Association records

Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor records

Faculty Papers

Aldrich, J.M. diaries

Alexander, Ruth Ann papers

Barnes, Allen papers

Berg, Sherwood O. papers

Billow, Joye Ann papers

Burns, Robert V. papers

Cecil, Matt papers

Dornbush, James N. papers

Evans, David Allan papers

Gambill, Norman papers

Gartner, F. Robert papers

Gritzner, Charles F. "Fritz" papers

Hansen, N.E. papers

Harding, A. S. papers

Hendrickson, J.P. papers

Hogan, Edward P. papers

Johnson, Delmar R. records

Kerr, R.F. papers

Kramer, J. Howard papers

Lee, MaryJo Benton papers

Miller, John E. papers

Musson, A. L. papers

Pearson, David F. papers

Powers, William H. papers

Richardson, Marilyn papers

Sewrey, Charles L. papers

Volstorff, Vivian V. papers

Wagner, Robert T. papers

Wahlstrom, Richard C. papers