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 1966

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    Guidelines for the Establishment of Private Game Management Areas as an Alternate use of Cropland to Supplement farm Income in South Dakota, Galen L. Kelsey

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    An Analysis and Evaluation of Chemical Education Selected South Dakota Secondary Schools, Bernal A. Kiser

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    A Laboratory Analysis of a Composite Pavement Consisting of Prestressed and Post-tensioned Concrete Panels Covered with Asphaltic Concrete, Cameron G. Kruse

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    Dieldrin Residues In Eggs and Fat of Penned Pheasant Hens, Donald Wayne Lamb

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    The Feasibility of Establishing Beef Processing Facilities in South Central South Dakota and North Central Nebraska, David Tong-Yong Lee

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    An Experimental System for Beta and Gamma Ray Spectroscopy, Ora William Leisure

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    Cytogenetics, Breeding Behavior and Tumor Formation in Progeny of a Homozygous Triploid Sorgham, Peck Sun Lin

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    Effects of Progressive Rope Skipping Training Bouts on Recovery Pulse Rate and Strength of Foot Extension, Audrey Jean Lofgren

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    A Study of the Opportunities for South Dakota Growers to Produce and Market Horticulture Crops, Dean Martin

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    A Survey of the Undergraduate Curriculum for Professional Preparation in Physical Education at South Dakota State University, 1946-1966, Reyna Maxine Martin

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    Chemical Variation of Ground Water Quality in the Vicinity of a Refuse Landfill, James Henry McCormick

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    The Isolation, Identification and Quantitative Determination of Some of the Organic Constituents of Prunus domestica, Juel Luverne Melstad

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    A Study of Attitudes and Opinions of Subscribers Toward the Sisseton Courier, Donald P. Miller

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    Attitudes Toward Physical Education of Students Enrolled in the Basic Instruction Program in Physical Education at South Dakota State University, Jerry P. Miller

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    An Investigation of the Need for a High School Graphic Arts Program on the Monterey Peninsula, James Lee Mitchell

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    The Effect of Methods of Storage on The Gross Energy, Chemical Composition and Feeding Value of Alfalfa, Guru Prasad Mohanty

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    Experiments to Produce Contrasty Halftone Negatives from Originals with Below and Above Basic Density Ranges, Rafiqul Karim Molla

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    The Effects of a Constant Work Load Isometric Exercise Program on Arterial Blood Pressure and Pulse Rate, Patrick Joseph Murphy

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    Molecular Orbitals and Energy Levels for Eight Suggested Structures of IF7, RIchard L. Oakland

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    Attitudes Toward and Extent of Leasing in the Printing Industry, Raymond Joseph Prince

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    The Role of the Debate Ballot in the Consistency of Decisions by Inexperienced Debate Judges, Edward Purdy

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    Development and Application of a Computer Program for the Steady-state Thermal Analysis of Nuclear Superheater, Delvin Gene Rapp

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    Performance Evaluation of an Anaerobic Stabilization Pond System for Meat Processing Wastes, Dwayne Allen Rollag

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    An Inquiry into the Legibility and Pleasingness of Five Ink Colors Printed on Yellow Stock, Philip Kent Ruggles

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    The Correlation of Soil Tests with Yield Response and Uptake of Phosphorus by Barley, Anthony Unusa Salami