This community houses work produced by South Dakota State University graduate students. The collection includes both born digital ETDs, and digitized versions of printed theses and dissertations from 1883 to 2012.
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    ETDS from 1961

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    The Design and Construction of a Radio Telemetry Unit for the Study of Ruminal Pressures, Ernest L. Rahm

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    Some Electrical Characteristics of C3F8 Electrode Systems, Yarlagadda Radha Krishna Rao

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    Factors Influencing the Production of Milk in South Dakota, Frederic Donald Ray

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    An Analysis of the Unincorporated Business Income Tax as a Possible Source of Additional Revenue for South Dakota, Wayne A. Schutjer

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    A Pretest and Questionnaire to Determine Student Levels of Achievement Prior to Enrollment in a Beginning Clothing Construction Course at South Dakota State College, Alexandra O. Semeniuk

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    Linear Programming Approach to Faculty Evaluation, Moses David Seversky

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    Varying Degrees of Problem Recognition Among Farm Operators in Lake County, South Dakota, and their Probable Role in Future Adjustments in the County, Donald Herbert Silva

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    A Study of the Effectiveness of the Homemaking Program at Pine Ridge Oglala Community School as Evidenced by Employed Graduates of 1956-1960, Their Homemaking Teachers and Their Employers--with Implications for Curriculum Revision, Arlene Nelson Simek

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    A Study of Thermal Insulation and Degradation Due to Heat and Light of Selected Cotton and Glass Fiber Drapery Fabrics Lined and Unlined, Cora Rude Sivers

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    A Study of the Physical Facilities of Vocational Agriculture Departments in South Dakota, James M. Smith

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    The Technical Abilities and Manipulative Skills Which Should be Taught in a High School Vocational Agriculture Farm Mechanics Program in South Dakota, Charles O. Stormo

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    Effect of Slope and Exchangeable Sodium on Run-off, Erosion and Electrical Conductivities of Leachates from Cheyenne Sandy Loam Soil, Abbas Shahrzad Tabatabai

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    Fall Food Habits of the Merriams' Wild Turkey in Western South Dakota, Curtis Martin Twedt

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    Chemical Bonding in Niobium Heptaflouride, Russell Leroy Wilson

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    Effects of Reserpine Additions to Feed for Broilers and Laying Hens, Harlan R. Woerpel

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    Natural and Induced Dormancy in Sorghum vulgare Pers, Wayne G. Wright

    ETDS from 1960

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    A Fluid Mechanics Laboratory for South Dakota State College, George Russell Alger

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    Physiologic specialization within Sphacelotheca reiliana (Kühn) Clint. on Sorghum and the Biology of its Chlamydospores in the Soil, Ibrahim Aziz Al-Sohaily

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    Least-cost Sites for Cooperative Egg Marketing Federations for Eastern South Dakota, John S. Arnold

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    Comparisons of the Profitability of Certified and Uncertified Alfalfa Seed Production in South Dakota, Arnold Lyle Aspelin

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    The Relationship and Comparison of Reaction Time Resulting from Visual, Tactile, and Auditory Stimuli, Systolic Pressure, Diastolic Pressure, and Pulse Rate Among Members of a Track Squad and Members of Physical Education Classes, Douglas E. Berg

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    A Rapid Method of Determining Fat and Protein Content of Beef Using Specific Gravity, Duane Donald Bieber

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    A Study of the Attitudes of South Dakota State College Debaters Toward Extracurricular Debate, Carol Hammer Bowles

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    Comparative Studies of Strains of Pleuropneumonia-like Organisms Isolated from Cases of Chronic Respiratory Disease in Poultry, Orville M. Brand

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    A Study of Student Evaluation of the Freshman English Course of South Dakota State College, Charles E. Brickwedel