MA 37




55.68 linear feet [54 records boxes, 1 long document case, 2 oversize boxes], photographs


The South Dakota Climate Office is the main resource for South Dakota climate and weather data. The collection is composed of material from 1893 to 2002, including selected data sheets from South Dakota as well as Iowa and Minnesota weather reporting stations.

Historical Note

The South Dakota Office of Climatology is the main resource for South Dakota climate and weather data. It provides current and historic information for agriculture, industry, education, and the public good. The South Dakota State Climatology Research is a branch of the US Department of Commerce.

Content Notes

The South Dakota State Climate Office is the recognized climate office for South Dakota supplying climate and drought information, data, tools, outlooks and a variety of other climate-related information to serve the state of South Dakota. Information is available to people involved in agriculture, industry, public safety and the general public through web sites, social media and print and electronic media.

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South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.


Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.