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 1960

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    Effects of Irrigation and Fertilization on Alfalfa Yield and Quality, Donald J. Brosz

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    Tenderization of Meat by Pre-rigor Infusion of Various Chelating Agent, John A. Carpenter

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    The Curtain Antenna Design, Cheng-Lee Chao

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    The Cost of Manufacturing Butter and Non-fat Milk Solids in Two Model plants in South Dakota, Cleveland Aldridge Christophe

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    A Study of Educational and Promotional Programs of Certified Seed as Evaluated by Certified Seed Growers and Certification Officials, J. Duane Colburn

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    Manifest Anxiety as a Variable in Grade-point Delinquent Freshman Students at South Dakota State College, James David Davidson

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    A Study of the Farming Status and Educational Needs of the Out-of-School Young Farmers in the Rockwell City (Iowa) Community School District, Don Albert Davis

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    The Effectiveness of Various Phosphorus Carriers for Increasing the Yield and Phosphorus Content of Alfalfa and Barley, Lloyd E. Davis

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    Economic and Organizational Aspects of Cooperative Feedyards, Harlan J. Dirks

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    An Investigation of the Kinetics and Thermodynamics of the reaction Between Maleic Anhydride and 9,10-dichloroanthracene, Budd L. Duncan

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    Measurement of the Hydraulic Conductivity Above a Water Table in Situ, Anthony S. Dylla

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    A System for Making Selective Matings in Dairy Cattle, Basil Ralph Eastwood

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    The Effects of Different Methods of Freezing on the Viability of Rabbit Ova, Mansur Ferdows

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    Changes in Cardiovascular Condition Resulting from an Eight Week Training Program as Shown by the Cameron Heartometer, Merle L. Foss

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    The Attitudes of South Dakota State College Women Students Toward Physical Education, Peggy Meister Foss

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    A Status Survey of the Requirements of Thirteen Teacher Training Institutions Offering Baccalaureate Degrees in Elementary Education, Kenneth Ellwood Fritz

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    An Analysis of Newspaper Usage of 188 News Releases Issued by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, Marshall Gall

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    Physiology of Nitrogen Fixation by a Species of Achromobacter, Royal Donald Goerz

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    A Comparison of the Influence of Three Types of Illustrative Material and no Illustrative Material on Usage of Agricultural Extension Service Releases by South Dakota Weekly Newspapers, Gerald Lou Grotta

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    A Study of the Provisions Made for the Gifted Students in Public Secondary Schools in Eastern South Dakota, Mervin J. Healy

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    A Study to Determine the Feasibility of Combining Scholastic Journalism and Community Journalism Through a School-produced News Weekly, Archie N. Hill

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    Follow-up study of high school graduates from the West Lyon Community School District, George Alton Hillberg

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    Variations in Motor Fitness Resulting from Calisthenic Exercises, Donald R. Hilsendager

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    Protein and Energy Levels for Wintering Beef Calves and Effects on Subsequent Production, Marcus Hoelscher

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    Quadratic Residues and Certain Related Topics, Donald George Hook