Charles F. Gritzner is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography at South Dakota State University. Topical specializations include Cultural Geography, Educational Geography and Population Geography. Area specializations are Latin America, Japan and the American Southwest. Collection is composed of writings, teaching and research materials, and material related to his non-teaching professional activities.
J. Howard Kramer was a professor, head of the education department, and director of the Summer School. This collection consists of unedited manuscripts for book published as South Dakota State University, a history: 1884-1975. Also includes unpublished biographies of SDSU’s presidents up until 1975.
Norman Gambill was a scholar in art history and film studies, he was head of the Visual Arts Department for 26 years retiring in 2010. This collections in composed of his while he was department head of Visual Arts at SDSU from 1984 to 2010, Also included are unpublished manuscripts, Ph.D. thesis, and personal legal documents.
Charles L. Sewrey taught political sciences, economics and history. This collection consists of collected materials presumably used for research, correspondence and writing and miscellaneous materials. Manuscripts and published works are devoted primarily to anti-Catholicism.
J.M. Aldrich was a student at Dakota Agricultural College who was employed as an assistant in entomology at the college after graduation. He went on to become a dipterist for the Smithsonian Institution. This collection consists of three diaries of J. M. Aldrich during his tenure as a student at Dakota Agricultural College from 1885-1888.
MaryJo Benton Lee has held many positions at SDSU including teaching and administrative. She was diversity coordinator for the College of Engineering and co-founder and coordinator of the SDSU-Flandreau Indian School Success Academy. This collection is composed mainly of materials related to the Promotional Techniques for Engineers class developed in 1987.
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.
Vivian Volstorff was Dean of Women, Director of Student Activities and professor of history. This collection consists of material from Volstorff’s time as Dean of Women, records from her work with campus organizations, planning documents, and personal information and correspondence. Also included are Volstorff’s many speeches and writings, including research and drafts for her book, Winds of Change.
Ruth Ann Alexander was professor and head of the English Department. This collection is composed of files related to her writing and speeches, records related to her term on the Brookings School Board, Chautauqua, and with her term as head of the English Department. Also included is material related to various other activities in which Alexander was involved.
John E. Miller was a history department faculty member and author of many articles and books. This collection is composed of research on Brookings County, SD, South Dakota State University, the Brookings County Democratic Party, Hubert B. Mathews, Hubert Jean Mathieu, other collected research related to his writings, and oral history interviews.
Jim Dornbush was a member of the Civil Engineering faculty. He did extensive research and consultation in water pollution control and sanitary engineering. This collection is composed of reports on experiments conducted at the Big Stone Power Plant, collected material, files related to his consulting work with Dorand Engineering Services, personal material consisting of correspondence, class lectures, research, community involvement, and publications.
J.P. Hendrickson was a professor and head of the political science department. This collection is composed of material collected by J.P. Hendrickson in his work with the South Dakota Constitutional Revision Commission and the writing of the Home Rule Charter for Brookings, South Dakota in 1996. Folders contain reports, commission documents, minutes, correspondence, material relating to constitutional amendments, and notes.
Robert T. Wagner, president of South Dakota State University, 1985-1997. Papers related to his career at SDSU as a teacher and administrator.
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.
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.