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- The 125th Anniversary Planning Committee was formed to guide the university through the celebration of its 125th anniversary. This collection is composed of materials produced and collection by the 125th Anniversary Planning Committee. Folders include minutes, clippings, event invitations and programs, publications, photographs, audio-visual material, departmental histories, and memorabilia.
- A.L. Musson was a professor and head of the animal science department. This collection consists primarily of items collected by Musson on a trip to Somalia and East Africa in 1954. Also includes correspondence and research resulting from the trip.
- A.S. Harding was professor and head of the history and political sciences department at SDSC. He taught courses in history, political science, sociology, and economics. This collection consists mostly of material compiled by Harding while researching the history of South Dakota State University. Includes correspondence, research notes and finished writings.
- Academic Affairs deals with all aspects of academic affairs, including curriculum, faculty development, scholarship requirements, advising, honorary degrees, and dishonesty appeal. This collection is composed of general office files, institutional program reviews, department standards, subject files, committee files, curriculum requests, and files dealing with the arrangement of commencement exercises.
- The Academic Evaluation and Assessment office coordinates several areas of assessment and provides various testing services to the university students and community. The collection is composed of reports produced by the Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office as a result of educational tests and measurements made by the office. Also included is material related to academic proficiency of students, entering student profiles and placement examinations.
The South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections is open to researchers, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., except for state holidays. If you plan to visit or would like a consultation, please fill out the researcher registration form or call 605-688-5094 for assistance.
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South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections contains the university archives, as well as material related to South Dakota history and life. These two general collection areas include manuscript and archival materials, books, serials, audiovisual materials and photographs. We also house the Senator Thomas A. Daschle Congressional Papers and the Senator Thomas A. Daschle Congressional Research Study. Collections are accessible on the upper level of Hilton M. Briggs Library on the campus of South Dakota State University.
Correspondence, records, photographs, audiotapes, videotapes and other materials covering Senator Tom Daschle's professional life.
Records having permanent historical value to South Dakota State University, including administrative records, departmental and student group records, faculty papers and publications.
Papers, records, and published materials of South Dakota and alumni authors and primarily focused on twentieth century rural South Dakota.
Historical material about the Brookings, SD area. The George and Evelyn Norby Collection makes up the majority of this collection and includes newspapers and photographs of local interest, telephone directories and area business promotional materials.
SDSU's open access institutional repository has the goal of collecting, preserving and disseminating the intellectual and creative output of SDSU faculty, staff, and students while supporting the ongoing mission of South Dakota State as a land-grant university.
The Prairie Striders Running Club Library includes 636 volumes of books, about 5,000 periodicals and newsletters and has the results of 16 annual races.
Jim Koch Amateur Wrestling Collection contains 31 wrestling books and 61 bound volumes of Amateur Wrestling News, the oldest and most respected wrestling publication in the country.
Hobo Day is the homecoming celebration for South Dakota State University that was first celebrated on November 2, 1912. The return of alumni to their alma mater for a weekend of tradition, football, fun and memories has flourished and grown over the decades, embodying the essence of Jackrabbit Pride. The collection contains over 8,000 images from past Hobo Days.