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    ETDS from 1969

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    Structural Behavior of High-strength Bolted Connections with Varied Hole Diameters, William Thomas Haisch

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    Ecological and Trophic Distribution of Pesticides in Lack Poinsett, South Dakota, Michael Robert Hannon

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    The Effects of Three Selected Weight Training Programs on Muscular Strength, Endurance Girth, and Cardiovascular Endurance, Leslie Curtis Hansen

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    The Married High School Athlete in South Dakota:his Status and Information for Formulating a Fair Policy, Donald J. Hanson

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    Cost Analysis of Precast Prestressed Composite Pavement on U.S. Highway 14-bypass, Wayne R. Haug

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    Themes of Isolation and Relationship in Selected Novels of Frederick Manfred, Joan Hilmoe

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    Factors Influencing Urinary Calculi in Lambs, Donald W. Hoar

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    Investigation of a New Analog-to-digital Conversion Technique, Steven Kenneth Howell

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    The Changing Nature of Family Values in Pearl Buck's House of Earth, Sue Min Huang

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    Heat Transfer by Numerical Solution for a Class of Radiating Fins, Jia-Bo Hwang

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    Mare's Milk Composition as Related to "Foal Heat" Scours, Robert H. Johnston

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    Indoor Versus Outdoor Calf Rearing at Three Weaning Ages, Larry J. Jorgenson

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    Gama Ray Spectroscopy Employing a Geranium Crystal Detector, John Francis Keane

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    Isolation of Keratinophilic Fungi from Soil and Wild Animals in South Dakota, William Urban Knudtson

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    Investigation of the Dielectric Properties of Grain at Microwave Frequencies, Arthur A. Kruse

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    The Hall Method of Estimating Healthy Classification as Compared to the Current Method Employed by the South Dakota High School Activities Association, Frank Joseph Kurtenbach

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    Pharmacodynamics of Dieldrin-C14 in Pheasants, Donald Wayne Lamb

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    Blood and Tissue Ammonium-nitrogen Levels and Tissue Water in Pregnant Urea-treated Rabbits, Myron Leon Lang

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    Roughage Levels and Roughage Substitutes in High Concentrate Diets for Finishing Beef Cattle and Lambs, William M. Larson

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    Breeding for Resistance to Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus, Charles Lee Lay

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    Reactions of Oxotrichlorobis(triphenylphosphine)rhenium(V), Melvin Leitheiser

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    Studies on the Gallium-iodine and Scandium-iodine Systems, Hsu-Yuan Li

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    The Effects of Two Varying Distributions of Practice Sessions on the Improvement of Long Jump Performance of Women, Lucille Florence Lindskov

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    Phosphate Derivatives of 5-fluorouracil as Anticancer Compounds, Ho-Chih Lin

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    South Dakota Farm Boys Planning Farm and Nonfarm Occupations: A Comparative Analysis, Alan L. Loya

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    Vaporization of Scandium Chloride, William Vincent Lucas

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    Leg Strength and Vertical Jump of Basketball Players as Affected by Two Select Exercise Programs Conducted Throughout the Competitive Season, Larry L. Luitjens

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    Protestant Church Members' Attitudes Toward Community in Seven South Dakota Counties, Don Martin

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    A Study of South Dakota Future Farmers of America who Obtained the American Farmer Degree During the Years 1951 through 1967, Lester Wayne Mason

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    The Production and Behavior of Callus Tissue from Sorghum Vulgare, Vance J. Masteller

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    The Status of Journalism in North Dakota High Schools, Neil Rae McFadgen

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    A Study of the Relationship Between Ceratocystis Ulmi and Elm Callus In Vitro, Charles R. McMullen

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    A Study of the Origins and Development of KELO-LAND Television, William Craig McNamara

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    Some Thoughts on Quantum Mechanics and Some Approximate Methods for the Calculation of Electronic State Functions, James W. Mentele

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    Structural Behavior of High Strength Bolted Connections with Slotted Holes, Dennis Brian Micko

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    Organic Degradation of the Ground Water in the Proximity of a Refuse Disposal Site, Wayne Evan Mohler

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    Polynomial Approximation of a Magnetization Curve, Viswanath Narayan

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    Ground Water Treatment at a Refuse Landfill with an Intercepting Trench, David Charles Nelson

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    A Study of Land-grant University Alumni Magazines and of Reader Responses to the Montana Collegian of Montana State University, Jeffrey B. Nelson

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    Evaluation of the Yield and Organoleptic Quality of Split and Whole Country Style Cured Hams, Nickolas William Norder

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    Trimethylselenonium Chloride Metabolism and Toxicity in the Rat, Boyd D. Obermeyer

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    Instant Feedback via Video-tape and its Effect on the Learning of a Selected Side Horse Routine, Lloyd Charles Olson

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    Selected Social and Personal Factors Associated with the Educational and Occupational Aspirations of Rural South Dakota Youth, Jean D. Pederson

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    A Study of Some Physical and Chemical Properties of Hard Red Spring and Hard Red Winter Wheat in South Dakota, Richard A. Pence

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    A Mathematical Model of a River Basin, Leroy John Petrick

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    The Effects of Cryotherapy on the Velocity of a Pitched Baseball, John D. Pierson

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    An Analysis of the Variable Factors Affecting Terminees of the Boxelder Job Corps, Nemo, South Dakota, John Joseph Politi

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    The Velocity of a Pitched Baseball as Affected by Two Varying Training Programs, Anthony Joseph Porter

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    A Normative Study of the AAHPER Youth Fitness Test for Boys in Grades 7-10 in the State of South Dakota, Glenn L. Rasmussen

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    A Time-lapse Photography Study of Free Stall Housing for Dairy Calves, James L. Reeves

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    A Comparison of Cheese Yields Produced from Normal and Abnormal Milk, Raymond L. Rennich

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    Melengenstrol Acetate and Diethylstilbestrol for Feedlot Heifers, Donald C. Ridgway

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    Penny-shaped Crack in an Elastic-plastic Solid, Mohammad Hossein Sadeghi

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    Some Field and Laboratory Observations on Morchella, Reed Sanderson

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    An Evaluation of the Roadside Technique for Censusing Breeding Waterfowl, Darrel W. Sauder

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    George W. Hopp : Brookings County Press, Kenneth E. Schaack

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    Cell-wall Analyses of Diphtheroids Isolated from Cattle and Swine, Everett E. Scheetz

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    Scheduling and Position Control of Hospital Personnel, Larry Eugene Schmidt

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    A Food Habits Study of Whitetail Deer In The Black Hills, James Carl Schneeweis

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    A History of Intercollegiate Basketball at South Dakota State University, Vernon L. Schoolmeester

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    A Critical Evaluation of Stephen Crane's "The Monster", James M. Schubert

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    An Economic Model for Communities Considering the Sale of their Municipal Electric Systems, Gene R. Schwab

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    Induced Multiple Ovulation in the Bovine, Franklin Lewis Schwartz

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    The Preparation and Pyrolysis of 2-methyl-4-alkyl(aryl)semicarbazides, Bob Edwin Sherwood

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    The Influence of Anaerobic Pretreatment on the Treatability of a Milk Waste, Jerry Lee Siegel

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    The Retention of Fallout Particles on Roofs Having Different Slopes, Arden B. Sigl

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    A Follow-up Study of the 1962-66 Graduates Augustana Academy, S. Luther Simonson

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    The Effects of Selected Drills Upon the Improvement of Agility, Richard Charles Smith

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    Tylenchorhynchus Nudus and Other Nematodes Associated with Turf in South Dakota, James D. Smolik

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    Food Selectivity of Bigmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus, Valenciennes) in Lake Poinsett, South Dakota, Victor J. Starostka

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    Predicting Future High School Basketball Player Success as Measured by Estimated Varsity Game Point Production from Individual Sophomore Game Statistics, David Ford Strain

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    The Eagle Grove, Iowa, Nongraded Middle School Intrinsic and Extrinsic Changes Cause a Shifting of Student Attitudes, James W. Tausz

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    An Inquiry into School-to-Home Communications Among Selected South Dakota Communities, Larry K. Tennyson

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    Urea Supplementation of High Roughage Rations for Wintering Calves, Gary Stephan Ternus

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    Effects of Aldrin on Young Pheasants Under Semi-Natural Conditions, Ronald Eugene Thill

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    Fish Populations of Two Small Impoundments in Northeastern South Dakota, William C. Thorn

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    Minimum Resources Necessary for Specified Average Income Levels with Minimum Low Crop Yield Income Requirements North Central South Dakota, Glen Arthur Torgerson

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    Evaluation of an Accoustical Ear Muff for Agricultural Tractor Operators, Harlin J. Trefz

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    Biological Activity of Trimethylselenonium-selenium and Influence of Vitamin E on its In Vivo Formation in Rats Using a Torula Yeast Diet, David Ding Tsair Tsay

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    A Pulse Code Modulation Vehicular Communications System, Rudy Reuben Unruh

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    A Pilot Plant Study to Determine the Treatability of Combined Domestic and Milk Wastes in an Aerated Lagoon, Allen M. Vanden Hoek

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    Application of Aerated Lagoons to Tertiary Organic Treatment, George B. Vania

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    Aeration of Stockade Lake, South Dakota, Larry C. Vanray

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    Agaricus Campestris and Sporocarp Initiation, Stephen J. Wallner

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    A Study of Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves by Dielectric Cylinders, Albert Shihyuan Wang

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    An Experimental Study of the Effect of Piles on Scour Around a Cylindrical Pier, Kai-Yen Wang

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    Attitudinal Differences Among Youth Related to Community Structure and Growth Status, Wendell Duane Wessman

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    Determining Criteria for the Appraisal of Home Economics Instructional Materials for the Educable Mentally Retarded, Irene Kathlyn Winterfield

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    A Comprehensive Evaluation of Three Selected Species of Cultivated Grasses, Marvin J. Wurster

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    The Scientific Authenticity of the Dvorak Subjective Test of Fundamental Locomotor Movement for Beginners in Modern Dance, Sherri Lea Jones Wurster

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    The Effects of Varying Training Time Periods on the Development of Cardiovascular Efficiency in College Women, Susan Anne Yeager

    ETDS from 1968

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    Optimum Plans for a 1600 Acre Ranch on Williams-Tetonka-Cavour Soil Association in Central South Dakota Including an Analysis of Pasture Improvement Work Done by Ranchers, Herbert R. Allen

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    Ultrasonic Evaluation of Swine, Lowell M. Anderson

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    An Evaluation of the Novels of Mari Sandoz, Marian Barnes

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    Effects of Dieldrin on Reproduction of Penned Hen Pheasants in the Second Generation, William Lyman Baxter

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    A Study of Resource Allocation on Farms Engaged in Swine Production in Southeastern South Dakota, Robert Lincoln Borgers

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    An Experimental Investigation into the Effect of Density of Ink Film Thickness on Dot Area Changes on an Offset Press, Jon Ralph Braswell

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    Patterns of Change in the Spatial and Functional Aspects of Trade Centers and Trade Areas in South Dakota, Ralph James Brown

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    The Mechanism of Alkyl Migrations in Nitrogen ylids, Wesley J. Bruxvoort

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    A Gravel Envelope for a Tile Drain in a Coarse Silt Base Material, Dale A. Bucks