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The Geography Club furthers professional interest in geography, strengthens academic training, and encourages student research. The collection is composed of programs, news releases, and commemorative books for the annual South Dakota State Geography Convention. Also included are flyers for recruitment and events sponsored by the club.
Gamma Theta Upsilon began to organize at South Dakota State University in 1967 but was not established as a new chapter until March 1970. This chapter was called Delta Zeta. The stated purpose of this organization is to further professional interest in geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field; to strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and laboratory; to advance the status of geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation; to encourage student research of high quality, and to promote an outlet for publication; and to create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of geography. Persons seeking membership must have completed a minimum of three geography courses, have a B average in geography, must rank in the upper 35% of their class and shall have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work. This organization initiated the South Dakota State Geography Convention in 1970 with the purpose of bringing geographers with other perspectives together.
This collection is composed of programs, news releases, and commemorative books for the annual South Dakota State Geography Convention. Also included are flyers for recruitment and events sponsored by the club and an article by Ed Hogan on the history of the South Dakota State Geography Convention.
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, "Geography Club (Gamma Theta Upsilon) Records" (2018). University Archives. 87.