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- Alfred G. Trump, Jr (1907-1994) was the head librarian at South Dakota State College in 1948 and was named director of its libraries in 1959. He held this position until his retirement in 1972. He continued as its archivist emeritus until 1977 and was also instrumental in the logistical challenges of its move of from Lincoln Library to the Hilton M. Briggs Library in 1977. The papers consist mostly of materials related to Trump’s retirement from the South Dakota State University Library, including scrapbooks and programs. Other items in the collection include certificates and plaques.
- Allen Barnes was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1967-1985. This collection consists of material related to the Centennial celebration of South Dakota State University, Barnes’ term as Dean of Arts and Sciences, and his work on getting a Performing Arts Center established on campus.
- South Dakota State Altrusa is a community based, grassroots organization that seeks to solve the problems in our back yards. Busy Altrusans raise money for local charities, volunteer at battered women's shelters, help runaway teens, build houses for Habitat for Humanity. Collection is composed of conference proceedings for conference and president's workshops held between 1956 and 1995. Folders contents consist of programs, reports, banquet menus, and minutes, including pre-conference, conference and post-conference.
- The SDSU Alumni Association is an independent, not-for-profit organization, non-dues association that connects alumni to SDSU and each other, through the promotion of the University and by providing valuable benefits, services and resources to members. This collection is composed of publications and promotional material produced by the Office of the Director of the Alumni Association, including State magazine and other newsletters.
- American Association of University Women [AAUW] is an organization that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Their commitment to their mission is reflected through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, we advance equity for women and girls. The collection is composed of official records of the American Association of University Women, Brookings Branch's activities, including reports, minutes, newsletters, programs, bylaws and correspondence.
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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.