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The South Dakota State University Foundation is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of South Dakota State University. The collection is composed of financial statements, newsletters, fundraising promotional material, and other publications produced by the South Dakota State University Foundation.
The South Dakota State University Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of South Dakota State University. The Foundation was created in 1946, largely inspired by the need to provide funding for an invention by Professor E.L. Erickson. The mission of the SDSU Foundation is: "Uniting the dreams of our students, university and donors to build a better SDSU." The Foundation raises and administers scholarship funds that benefit more than 4,500 students, and spearheads private fundraising campaigns for multimillion-dollar capital projects, including the state-of-the-art Avera Health and Science Center. The Foundation is guided by a 95-member Council of Trustees.
The collection is composed of financial statements, newsletters, fundraising promotional material, and other publications produced by the South Dakota State University Foundation.
The financial statements are reports of accountants and certified public accountants, and schedules of investments made by the foundation. These reports include auditor's reports.
The bulk of this series consists of items published by the SDSU Foundation, such as the Honor Roll of Contributors which lists benefactor to the Foundation. Also included is material related to specific fundraising events, such as for the Pride of the Dakota's marching band, Solberg Hall, the Coughlin Campanile, and the Performing Arts Center.
An item of note is writing by Keith Jensen, a former member of the Foundation Board of Directors which gives a history of development at South Dakota State University.
SDSU Archives and Special Collections
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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.
SDSU Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, "SDSU Foundation Records" (2018). University Archives. 62.