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 1953

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    The Quality and Quantity of Ewe's Milk as Affected by Breed, Stage of Lactation, and Somatotropin, Darold Dean Shaffhausen

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    A Study of Carbohydrate Metabolism and Pigment Formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Strain Number 20094, John R. Stamer

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    Estimating Commercial Expansion from Irrigation Development in the Oahe Unit, John E. Thompson

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    Farm Labor, Power and Machinery Performance for Selected Operations Under Dryland and Irrigated Conditions in Central South Dakota, James A. Ulvilden

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    A Survey of the Status of Conservation Education in Junior High Schools of Eight Selected Counties in Northwest Iowa, John E. Voss

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    Scheduling of Extracurricular Activities in the Consolidated Schools of South Dakota, Charles Webbenhurst

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    The Effect of Bicarbonate in Irrigation Waters on the Exchangeable Sodium Status of the Soil, Edward J. Williamson

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    Scholastic Records and Personality and Character Traits of the Public-school Trained and the Parochial-trained Students of the Graduating Class of 1952, Central High School, Aberdeen, South Dakota, John J. Woodruff

    ETDS from 1952

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    Deflection During Prestressing of an Unbonded Prestressed Concrete Beam, Neil E. Bergstresser

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    Sanitary Analysis of the Water Supply and Sewage Disposal of Volga, South Dakota, Richard W. Blair

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    Plant Color as Related to Reflection of Light, Leaf Temperatures, and Drought Reaction on Barley, Dan Walter Chisholm

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    Effect on Yield and Grade of Holding Lambs in Packer's Yards, Jonathan Harvey Glover

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    Some Mechanical and Horomonal methods of Dilating the Bovine Cervix, Edmund F. Graham

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    The Improvement in Type of South Dakota Dairy Cattle Through Artificial Breeding, Kenneth I. Gross

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    Immature Corn for Growing-Fattening Pigs, Charles J. Heidenreich

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    Developmental Anatomy and Dehiscence of the Fruit of Astragalus canadensis L., David J. Holden

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    Isotope Shift in the Atomic Spectrum of Germanium, Arthur B. Hook

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    Experiments with Selenium 79 and Selenium 75 Preparatory to Studies of the Metabolic Pathways of Selenium in Plants Using Radioisotopes as Tracers, Ronald R. Johnson

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    A Study of Local Poultry Market News Service in South Dakota with Particular Reference to the Turkey Industry, Eugene B. Leugers

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    A Study of the Drop-outs from the Watertown High School, Grades IX Through XII, During the Five School Years 1946 to 1951, Merton L. Meinicke

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    Emergence of Inbred Lines and Crosses of Corn at Low Temperatures when Harvested at Various Stages of Maturity, Glen Earl Nachtigal

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    Effect of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizers Applied to Crops Grown on South Dakota Soils, Daniel Arthur Norgaard

    ETDS from 1951

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    A Study of Bovine Noseprints, Morris W. Hirsch

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    An Economic Study of Specialized Swine Production Possibilities in Southeastern South Dakota, Clarence A. Hustrulid

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    The Condensation of Phenols with Maleic Anhydride, Leslie D. Kamstra