Thursday, December 30, 2010

Devereaux Library Weather closing

Weather closing:
SDSM&T is closing a 2:00 PM because of the weather.

Many library resources are available via VPN including NetLibrary eBooks and full text journals.

Countdown to Nostalgia Night!


Only 10 days left. Do you have your tickets?

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December 30 ~


On this day in 1959, the United States commissioned the world's first ballistic missile submarine, the U.S.S. George Washington. Lots more about submarines, ballistic missiles and naval warfare @ your library.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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December 29 ~

On this day in 1891, Thomas Edison patented the "transmission of signals electrically"; today, known as radio. Research the history and many uses of radio @ your library.

Monday, December 27, 2010

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December 27 ~
On this day in 1968, Apollo 8 completed its successful moon mission. The capsule with astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders splashed down at 10:52 am. Astronaut Borman, a friend and former West Point student and colleague of then SDSM&T President Harvey Fraser, soon became an SDSM&T alum. On March 12, 1969, Borman visited campus and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering during a special campus convocation. Several months later, Alumni Borman returned to the School of Mines for the 1970 alumni reunion. The astronaut not only enjoyed reunion activities, he served as keynote speaker for the formal dedication of the Devereaux Library. Learn more about space missions, astronauts and campus history @ your library.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

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December 25 ~

The Erie Canal opened for business on this day in 1825. An engineering marvel of its day, the canal included 18 aqueducts, 83 locks and a rise of 568 feet. Construction of the 363 mile long canal had begun in July 1817 to provide a means of moving goods between Lake Erie and the Hudson River. Learn about this canal and other means of inland navigation @ your library.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

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December 25 ~

Happy Birthday, Humphrey Bogart! Born on this day in 1899, Humphrey Bogart, a cultural icon considered by many to have been the greatest silver screen star of all time. Bogart will lead off the 2011 season of the Nostalgia Night film series. The African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn will open the series on Sunday, January 9. If you are a Bogart fan, thanks to the Friends of the Devereaux Library, you can check out a Bogie flick at the library. And, if Santa didn’t fill your stocking with Nostalgia tickets, there’s still time.

Friday, December 24, 2010

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December 24 ~

On this day in 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders orbited the moon. During this time the crew made a Christmas Eve television broadcast, reading the first 10 verses from the book of Genesis. At the time, the broadcast was the most watched television program ever.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Campus is closed -- and so is the library

We are closed due to the ice storm.

Need something to read? Try an ebook. Use VPN and NetLibrary or Knovel.

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December 23 ~

On this day in 1902, the Aswan Dam on the Nile River in Egypt was completed. The work of English engineers, the dam was constructed to stockpile water so that a regular supply would be available during the country’s low water times. Find out more about water resources development @ your library.

Dakota School of Mines: December 23, 1886

December 23 - Franklin R. Carpenter named first Dean [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 7]

South Dakota School of Mines: 1893

December 23 - Dr. McGillycuddy appointed as Dean [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 19]

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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December 22 ~

On this day in 1937 the Lincoln Tunnel, connecting Manhattan and New Jersey, opened. Initially designed for two tubes, one opened in 1937; the second tube was delayed by World War II. In 1957 a third tube was added. The tunnel is one of the busiest vehicular tunnels in the world, carrying about 120,000 vehicles each day. Learn more about the Lincoln Tunnel @ your library.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Oh how we danced...
















"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams."

Anonymous

Class in Civil/Mech building about 1980


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Hanging out in the Alley

Even if you don't knock a lot of pins down, be sure to strike a pretty pose!

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December 21 ~

On this day in 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium. Research the history, learn what's happening now and make your own discoveries @ your library.

Monday, December 20, 2010

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December 20 ~

According to Jules Verne, Phileas Fogg completed his around world trip on this day in 1892. Christmas break is a great time to indulge in a science fiction film or to read a great science fiction book, available online and on the shelves @ your library.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

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December 19 ~

On this day in 1686, after 28 years, Robinson Crusoe leaves his island. Learn more about shipwrecks @ your library.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

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December 18 ~

A holiday tradition began on this day in 1966, when Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas aired for first time on CBS. Sorry, Grinches are one of the very few things you won’t find @ your library!

Friday, December 17, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: December, 1920

December - First appearance of freshman beanies, in purple [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 45] (references to Pahasapa Quarterly, December)

Traveling over the break?

Take an audio book along. The library has a collection of audio books to help make those long drives seem a little quicker.

Did you know that many of the audios in our collection are donations? If you have audio books that you don't plan to listen to again the library is always looking to "grow" our collection.

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December 17 ~

On this day in 1903 Orville Wright took the Flyer for a 12-second, sustained flight. This was the first successful, powered, piloted flight in history. Learn more about the Wright brothers and their quest for flight @ your library.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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December 16 ~

On this day in 1897, the first submarine with an internal combustion engine was demonstrated. Find out more @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: December 1913

December - Football team named "Hardrock Men" [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 39]

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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December 15 ~

Happy birthday, hams! On this day in 1914, the American Radio Relay League, an organization for amateur radio operators, was founded by Hiram Percy Maxim. Explore ham radio @ your library.

Dakota School of Mines: December 15, 1886

December 15, 1886 - Professor Charles Constant elected Dean of the Faculty, he declined the offer [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 7]

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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December 14 ~


On this day in 1986, Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, California, beginning the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around world. Rutan was special guest speaker at SDSM&T’s Engineers’ Week celebration in 1988. Revisit this event @ your library.

Monday, December 13, 2010

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December 13 ~

On this day in 1950, legendary performer James Dean began his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial. If you have been supporting the Friends of the Devereaux Library Nostalgia Night film series, you've seen his fine films. If you missed them, you can checked them out at the library while you're getting your season tickets for Nostalgia Night 2011. Devereaux's cinema collection is one of the many projects funded by the Friends of the Devereaux Library.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

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December 12 ~

On this day in 1901 Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal, England to the United States. Interested in the development of wireless radio transmission, curious about what's happening now? Check @ your library.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

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December 11 ~

On this day in 1981, Spacelab I, a reusable laboratory to be used on some of the Space Shuttle missions, arrived at Kennedy Space Center. Learn more @ your library.

Friday, December 10, 2010

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December 10 ~
On this day in 1799 the metric system of measurement was established in France. Research the history of the system, learn how to use it and find the tools you need @ your library.

Thanks to SDSM&T's own History Detectives

Several days ago I asked for help identifying some pictures from the archives. With help from Sid Goss, Sam French and many of the people who have been associated with Storm Mountain over the years, some of the mysteries have been solved.

We know the mystery location was Storm Mountain, and are fairly certain the year was 1986. We have confirmed the identities of several folks in the pictures too.

Thanks! I'm sure we'll be calling on you all for help again.

Student Leadership Retreat at Storm Mountain Center

Thursday, December 09, 2010

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December 9

On this day in 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on network television. Although the library doesn’t have this Peanuts cartoon, it does have many items to help you celebrate the season: music CDs, DVDs and video recordings, print books and e-books. Too busy to drop by the library? Devereaux Delivers!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

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December 8 ~

Former Beatle John Lennon was shot to death by Mark David Chapman on this day in 1980. Lennon's music lives on and is available at the Devereaux Library. Did you know that the library has a collection of rock music on CD. These were added to the library collection to support SDSM&T's music curriculum, but are available for all Devereaux patrons to enjoy. Check them out @ your library!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

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December 7th ~

On this day in 1972, the final manned lunar landing mission, Apollo 17, was launched. Learn about this and all of the Apollo missions @ your library.

Monday, December 06, 2010

The ghost of Christmas Past

Parade of Trees 2010 Ballroom 10
See images from the last several years of SDSM&T Parade of Trees on the library web page, or on ContentDM.

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December 6 ~

On this day in 1962 the United States abandoned the Skybolt ballastic missile program. Want to know the what, where and why of ballistic missiles, find it @ your library.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

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December 5

On this day in 1893, the first electric car was put on display. The vehicle, built in Toronto, could travel as far as 15 miles between charges. Check out the developement of the electric car @ your library.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

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December 4 ~

On this day in 1843, a patent was issued for manila paper (made from sails, canvas and rope). Curious about the origins of everyday items? Find out about them @ your library.

Friday, December 03, 2010

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On this day in 1964 "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" is shown on network television for the first time. Explore and enjoy folklore @ your library

Dakota School of Mines: December 3, 1885

December 3 - William Phipps Blake accepts position as President of the Faculty then reconsiders and declines the position [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 6]

Thursday, December 02, 2010

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December 2 ~

On December 2, 1957, the first large scale nuclear power plant in the United States began operating. The Shippingport Nuclear Power Station, located west of Pittsburgh, used a pressurized water reactor to produce electricity. Want to know more about nuclear power? Find it at your library.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

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December 1 ~

On this day in 1982, dentist Barney B. Clark became the world's first recepient of an artificial heart. What's happenning in the field of biomedical engineering? Find out @ your library.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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November 30 ~

On this day in 1983 Radio Shack introduced the Tandy Model 2000 computer. Refresh your memory of personal computing @ your library.

Former war hero and South Dakota govenor Joe Foss was named the 1st commissioner of the AFL on November 30, 1959.

Monday, November 29, 2010

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November 29 ~

On November 29, 1877, Thomas Edison first demonstrated his hand-cranked phonograph. Follow the progress of recording sound @ your library.

On this day in 1929 Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd transmits a message, "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole." His calculations were wrong. Don't let this happen to you, learn all about the compass @ your library.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

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November 28 ~

November 28th, 1520, Ferdinand Magellan began his voyage to cross Pacific Ocean. Begin your own exploration @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: November 28, 1895

November 28 - First S.D. School of Mines intercollegiate football game played against Black Hills College [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg 51]

Saturday, November 27, 2010

T-Rex center of $8.2M area copyright lawsuit

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November 27 ~

On this day in 1934, a gun battle on the outskirts of Chicago claimed the lives of two FBI agents and the notorious gangster Baby Face Nelson. Enjoy a gangster movie from the Devereaux’s cinema collection, a project of The Friends of the Devereaux Library. It’s @ your library.

Friday, November 26, 2010

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November 26 ~

On November 26, 1825, the first college fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was founded at Union College, New York. Get inside information about fraternities and secret societies @ your library.

Born on this day in 1894, U.S. mathematician, Norbert Weiner who discovered cybernetics. Fuel your interest in cybernetics @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: November 26, 1952

November 26 - Professor Emeritus Dr. Howard Lincoln McLaury dies in his sleep, age 86. Professor McLaury had been teaching Mathematics on campus since 1895, over 50 dedicated years of service to the school [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 98]

Spring 1953 - Engineering building renamed McLaury Building [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 98]

Thursday, November 25, 2010

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November 25 ~

On this day in 1867 Alfred Nobel invented dynamite. Follow this explosive story @ your library.


Archaeologist Howard Carter entered King Tut's tomb on November 25, 1922. This and more ancient wonders @ your library.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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November 24 ~

A destructive eruption of Vesuvius occurred on this day in 1759. Learn about Vesuvius and other volcanoes @ your library.

On this day in 1966 400 die of respiratory failure and heart attack in deadly New York City smog. Check out the progress in air pollution research and control @ your library.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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November 23 ~

On this day in 1960, the second Tiros weather satellite was launched. Learn about weather satellites @ your library.

In 1980 4,800 die when a series of earthquakes devastated southern Italy. More about the Irpinia earthquake @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines - November 23, 1980

November 23 - Television program 60 Minutes airs piece on "Willard Water" discovered by John W. Willard professor emeritus of Chemistry - requests for free samples flood campus switchboard http://dr-willardswater.com/sixty.html, transcript available in library as well [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 154]

Monday, November 22, 2010

Campus Retreat Mystery

Do you like mysteries? Can you help us solve some?

The library has a number of slides that we are digitizing. A few are labeled, others have no markings at all.

This set is marked Campus Retreat Slides

It's obviously a group from SDSM&T. Where are they? Who are they? When was this?

We think it must be 1994 or before as Jim Mack retired in 1994 and he is pictured in one of the slides... At least I think that's Jim.

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November 22 ~

On this day in 1963, an assassin took the life of the 35th president of the United States. John F. Kennedy died on November 22, 1963. Learn more about the events of that day @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: Nov. 22, 1959

November 22 - Dr. James D. Bump dies [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 106]

Sunday, November 21, 2010

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November 21 ~


On November 21, 1935, the China Clipper completed the first commercial crossing of Pacific by plane. Learn more about transPacific flight @ your library.

On this day in 1620, the Mayflower Compact was signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

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November 20 ~

On this day in 1931 AT&T instigated the first commercial teletype service.

On November 20, 1967, at 11:00 a.m., the Census Clock at Department of Commerce ticked past 200 million. Learn more about the science of population forecasting @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: November 20, 1943

November 20, Fire damages Chemistry building on November 20, 1943. [Twenty-Eighth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1944, Fiscal Years 1942-43 and 1943-44, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Twenty-Ninth Biennial Session, 1945. pg. 319]

Friday, November 19, 2010

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November 19 ~

On this day in 1947, a 200" mirror arrives at Mt. Palomar, the crucial piece of the gigantic Hale telescope. Discover the power of large telescopes @ your library.

In 1969 Apollo 12's Conrad & Bean become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon. Join the adventure @ your library.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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November 18 ~

On November 18, 1960, the U.S. Copyright Office issued its 10 millionth registration. Learn the dos and don’ts of copyright @ your library.

On this day in 1928, Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse debuted in "Steamboat Willie." Want to build your own empire? Study entrepreneurship @ your library.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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November 17 ~

On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln began the first draft of his Gettysburg address. Need help writing your masterpiece? It's @ your library.

In 1913 the Panama Canal opened. More about the canal @ your library.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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November 16 ~

President Nixon authorized construction of the Alaskan pipeline on November 16, 1973. Follow the trail of the pipeline @ your library.

On the same day Skylab 4 was launched into Earth orbit. Explore the universe with Skylab @ your library.

Monday, November 15, 2010

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November 15 ~

On this day in 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike first set his eyes on the peak that would soon bear his name. Discover a wealth of information about Pike's Peak @ your library.


Charles Darwin aboard the HMS Beagle reached Tahiti on this day in 1835. Follow the adventure @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: November 15, 1901

November 15 - First school magazine The Arum published [sources #2] [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 24]

Sunday, November 14, 2010

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November 14 ~

On November 14th, 1889, New York World reporter Nellie Bly began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days. Join in the adventure @ your library.

Albert Einstein presented his quantum theory of light on this day in 1908. Learn more @ your library.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

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November 13 ~

On November 13, 1843, Mt. Rainier in Washington State erupted. Learn about Mr. Rainier and other volcanoes @ your library.

In a letter to a friend, Benjamin Franklin wrote on this day in 1789, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Meet Ben @ your library.

In 1990, U.S. patent #4,969,317 for the Animal Hat, a cowboy hat designed to protect animals from heat and sunlight; it was held on by a Velcro chin strap was issued. Find patent information @ your library.

Friday, November 12, 2010

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November 12~

The first underwater tunnel, the Holland Tunnel connecting New York to New Jersey, opened on this day in 1927.

On November 12, 1940, a deadly blizzard struck the Midwest, claiming 154 lives. The more you know, the safer you are. Learn about blizzards @ your library.

Holiday Hours - Veterans' Day

The library will be open from Noon - Midnight
Thursday November 11th.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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November 11 ~

Alvan Clark patented the telescope on this day in 1851. Today Clark’s 102 cm refracting telescope at the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, remains the world’s largest such instrument.

Discovery of 390 million year old insect fossils, the oldest known specimens, is reported in Science on this day in 1988. Science and hundreds of other journals are available @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: November 11, 1935

November 11 (Armistice Day) - stratosphere balloon Explorer II reaches 72,395 feet, lands near White Lake with all instruments intact [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 71]

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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November 10 ~

On this day in 1933, the great black blizzard snow/dust storm raged from South Dakota to the Atlantic coast. More about the Dust Bowl and dust storms @ your library.

In 1975 the ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald and its entire crew of 29 mysteriously disappeared during a storm on Lake Superior. Investigate this maritime tragedy and other shipwrecks @ your library.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

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November 9 ~

The chemical element Darmstadtium was discovered on this day in 1994.

On this day in 1939, Ernest O. Lawrence was awarded the Nobel Prize for his cyclotron.

The American Chemical Society was chartered in New York on this day in 1877. See what they’re doing @ your library.

Monday, November 08, 2010

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November 8 ~

On this day in 1980 space probe Voyager 1 discovered the 15th moon of Saturn. Learn more @ your library.

Sir Edmond Halley who became the first geophysics to calculate a comet's orbit was born on this day in 1656.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

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November 7 ~

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington collapsed on this day in 1940. Get the story @ your library.

On this day in 1872 the cargo ship Mary Celeste sailed from New York heading to Genoa; it was mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later. Help solve the mystery @ your library.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

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November 6 ~

In 1977 an earthen dam burst at Toccoa Falls Bible College, Georgia, killing 39. Learn more about the failure of dams @ your library.

RCA introduces television to the press on this day in 1936. More about the wonders of television broadcasting @ your library.

Friday, November 05, 2010

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November 5 ~

An iceberg twice size of Rhode Island is sighted in Antarctica in 1987. Want to know more? Ask @ your library.

The space probe Ulysses completed it first passage behind the Sun on this day in 1994. Find your adventure @ your library.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

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November 4 ~

On this day in 1922, Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt. Discover King Tut for youself @ your library.

The first wagon train arrived in California on this day in 1841. Learn more about the westward movement @ your library.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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November 3

On this day in 1871, after 8 years of searching darkest Africa, American journalist Henry M. Stanley first utters the phrase, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Relive the adventure @ your library.

Linus Pauling wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on this day in 1954.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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November 2

Today is Election Day. Need help? The South Dakota Secretary of State provides personalized voting information and individualized sample ballots. Can’t find your polling place? Google has a special voting map search just to help. And don’t forget personal, individualized assistance is always available @ your library.

Happy anniversary South Dakota. On this day in 1889 South Dakota became the 40th state. What do you want to know about the state? Discover it @ your library.

Monday, November 01, 2010

The Joy of SFX

Locating articles following a bibliographic search is frequently the last and most frustrating hurdle a library user faces. With that in mind, the Devereaux Library has established a service to improve access to library resources.

SFX is a commercial mediation service designed to assist the library user in locating copies of articles. While it does not replace the expertise of a librarian, it may prove useful in your research. We invite you to give it a try. As always, assistance is available @ your library.

The Joy of SFX
SFX is a service provided by the Devereaux Library to help our researchers and students link from database references (like GeoRef, WilsonWeb, Web of Knowledge) to a copy of the corresponding full text document. Further SFX is designed to lead the reader to “appropriate” full text documents, i.e., those which are licensed by the Library for the use of students, faculty and staff. Many databases have their own internal linking services. These are often helpful, but in some cases the links are offered whether or not South Dakota School of Mines and Technology subscribes to a particular online journal.
These services are also limited by the agreements between the database producers and the journal publishers. SFX uses a decision table which identifies not only titles that are available full text to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology users, regardless of the publisher, but also alternate sources for full text, specific volumes and years of coverage, and offers other services even when full text is not available (e.g., a search in the online catalog for print volumes).
How does SFX work? SFX uses metadata organized in a standard format called OpenURL. This metadata includes information like the journal name, International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), volume, issue, pages, and year. The metadata is passed from databases that are SFX-aware to a local SFX server at SDLN. The server decodes the metadata and matches it to the appropriate entries in a table of information about the Library’s online subscriptions. An SFX services menu is generated dynamically, offering “appropriate” choices of services to the user.
Not all databases are SFX-aware, nor are all journal web sites structured to have links directly to the article level from an SFX generated link. However, these systems are undergoing constant development, with more and more SFX-compatible resources and services being offered. Therefore, when you are using a database and searching for journal articles, if you see the SFX link, go ahead and click on it!



Please be aware that the “Find Text” button is not a link to a specific page, rather it is a link to a search request which may or may not retrieve results. Please don’t hesitate to contact the library for assistance.

Adapted from original text by Andrea Twiss-Brooks, University of Chicago

Online Catalog problems

We continue to have problems with the catalog.

AquaBrowser will be search able but holds and ILL requests via the catalog will not be possible. Please place holds using our webform and use WorldCat for ILL requests (search for the item in WorldCat and click Request Item)

Please email or phone 394-2418 the library to renew materials or with any questions.

We will be working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible.

We will send an update as soon as we have more information.

On campus and VPN access to all databases should not be impacted. If you use your library barcode to access databases from off campus, you may need to use VPN instead.

SDLN staff

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November 1

On this day in 1870, the U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations using 24 locations that provided reports via telegraph. Want to know more about weather forecasting?
It’s @ your library.

The world’s longest suspension bridge, the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan, opened on this day in 1957. Learn more about the design and construction of bridges @ your library.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines -- 1976

$2.8 million Goodell Physical Education Complex completed, facility includes olympic-sized swimming pool, two handball courts, a squash court, a basketball court, two classrooms, a music room, rifle range, and other facilities [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 140 &]

October 31 - official inauguration of President Schleusener is first major event held in the new Goodell Gymnasium [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 145]

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October 31

After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore was declared complete on this day in 1941. What do you want to know about the monument? Find it @ your library.

On October 31, 1956, Admiral George J. Dufek and a crew of six became the first Americans to set foot at the South Pole and to plant the American flag, and the first men to land on the pole from the air. Take your own journey to the South Pole @ your library.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Looking for something spooky for Halloween?

Find it @ your library!

http://searchsdln.aquabrowser.com/rss.ashx?q=horror+movies&branch=SMT&uilang=en



Can't decide which movie to see?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmiYqcezZtw&feature=player_embedded

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October 30

On this day in 1938, Orson Welles' broadcast of H. G Wells The War of the Worlds was aired on CBS radio. Many listeners believed that the dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion, causing panic through the nation. Check out more H.G. Wells @ your library.

Don’t forget miss out on the Halloween fun! Check out the ghosts at @ your library

Friday, October 29, 2010

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October 29 ~

On this day in 1959, General Mills became the first corporation to use closed circuit television. What’s happening with closed circuit television today? Look @ your library.

The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with 77-year old John Glenn on board on this day in 1998. Read all about it @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: Octcober 29, 1934

October 29 - first Hardrock alumni magazine published [sources #2]

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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October 28 ~

The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor was was dedicated on this day in 1886. . The 225 ton, 152 foot tall statue was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World.” Make her acquaintance @ your library.

In 1965 the 630 foot high Gateway Arch along the waterfront in St. Louis, Missouri, was completed. Visit the Arch @ your library.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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October 27 ~

The first newsreel featuring sound was released in New York on this day in 1927. Did you know the Friends of the Devereaux Library have provided an extensive collection of Universal Newsreels @ your library!

On this day in 1904, the New York subway system officially opened. It was the first rapid-transit subway system in America. See where mass transit has gone @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines - October 27, 1983

TOTH (Tower on the Hill) dedicated, TOTH was designed by Minneapolis-based sculptor and landscape artist Andrew Leicester to represent the Black Hills-Indians, gold, paleontology, and erosion [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 167]

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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October 26~

On this day in 1825 the 425-mile Erie Canal opened. News of the canal’s opening was transmitted to New York via canon; 81 canons were lined up within hearing distance of each other, one would fire as soon as it heard another firing. It was the fastest known communication of its day, taking 81 minutes to transmit the exciting news. Explore the Erie Canal @ your library.
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Wyatt Earp and his brothers along with Doc Holiday meet the Clanton gang at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, on this day in 1881. Meet Wyatt @ your library.

Monday, October 25, 2010

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October 25~

On this day in 2001, scientists announce that they have unearthed the remains of an ancient crocodile which lived 110 million years ago. The animal, found in Gadoufaoua, Niger, grew as long as 40 feet and weighed as much as eight metric tons. Meet the beast @ your library.
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In 1929, Albert Fall became the first member of any president’s cabinet to be convicted of a crime during his term. Warren Harding’s Secretary of the Interiorwas found guilty of bribery for his role in the Teapot Dome Scandal.
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On this day in 1999, a Learjet flies uncontrolled for four hours before crashing in South Dakota. Golfer Payne Stewart and five others perish in the crash. Read all about it @ your library.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

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October 24~

In 1861 Western Union completed the first US transcontinental telegraph line.Out with the Pony Express in with telecommunications!
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Alonzo D. Phillips received a patent for the phosphorous friction safety match in 1836. Got a hot idea? Learn how to get a patent @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines - October 24, 1963

October 24 - Surbeck Center dedicated, President Partlo presents the building to Governor Archie Gubbrud on behalf of the school's Endowment Association [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 107]

Saturday, October 23, 2010

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October 23~

On this day in 1956, the first ever video recording on magnetic tape was televised coast-to-coast. Learn more about magnetic recorders and recording @ your library.
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In 1958 an underground earthquake trapped 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, at the time, the deepest coal mine in North America. Rescue workers were able to save 100 lives. Dig into coal mines and mining @ your library.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Mines Medalist Information

As you may know, on October 28 Steven Squyres, Ph.D., will be awarded the 2010 Mines Medal. The Devereaux Library has available several works by and about Dr. Squyers. These items have been placed at the Circulation Desk for your convenience and are available for check-out.

Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet [book] by Steve Squyres
“Squyers artfully chronicles more than a decade of ups, downs, triumphs, dead ends, politics, and, at times, utter confusion in this dramatic tale of how Spirit and Opportunity beat the odds. Roving Mars is both a true adventure story and insider’s view of life at the frontiers of exploration.” – from the publisher.

Roving Mars [DVD] with Paul Newman and Steven Squyres
“Experience it all as you join the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity for an awe inspiring journey to the surface of the mysterious red planet. Through the eyes of the two intrepid, state–of-the-art rovers, and with NASA scientists and engineers at your side, you’ll see Mars in a way no one ever has before. You’ll feel what it’s like to stand on the startling surface of the planet that has intrigued mankind for eons. Discover Roving Mars – it’s the ride of a lifetime”-- from the publisher.

Mars Rising [DVD] narrated by William Shatner
This six-part documentary series explores the challenges behind a potential manned mission to Mars.

Race to Mars [DVD]
The mini-series accompanying Mars Rising.
There is a multitude of additional information about or by Steven Squyres; a selective bibliography is avaiable. Many of these items are available at the Devereaux Library or electronically through our online resources. We will be happy to assist you in obtaining any of these resources.

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October 22~

In 1797 the first high altitude parachute jump was made by André-Jacques Garnerin, jumping from a hydrogen balloon above Paris. Interested in parachuting? Check it out @ your library.
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The first two International Sun-Earth Explorers were launched into Earth orbit on this day in 1977. Lots more about space exploration @ your library.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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October 21~
In 1897 the Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago is dedicated.

The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in New York City on this date in 1959. Explore the Guggenheim @ your library.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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October 20 ~

Microsoft is accused of forcing IE browser on computers on this day in 1997. Is Microsoft monopolizing the industry? See what the experts have to say @ your library.
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In 1803 the U.S. Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase. Unearth this historic event @ your library.
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Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin report on October 20, 1967, that they captured a purported Sasquatch on film in California. Begin your own hunt for Bigfoot @ your library.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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October 19~

On this day in 1977 the Supersonic Concorde jet landed in New York City for the 1st time.
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The Reds win the 16th annual World Series. This series will soon become known as the black sox scandal as eight White Sox throw the series. Say it ain't so, Joe! Get the story @ your library.
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The first American causalities of the military campaign in Afghanistan occurred on this day in 2001 when two Army Rangers perish in a helicopter crash. What’s happening in Afghanistan? Find it @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: October 19, 1918

October 19 - Students' Army Training Corps (SATC) unit in operation [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 41]

Monday, October 18, 2010

Will physical books be gone in five years? - CNN.com

Will physical books be gone in five years? - CNN.com

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October 18 ~

On this day in 1942, Samuel Finley Breese Morse laid his first telegraph cable. Exactly 50 years later, the first long-distance telephone line between Chicago and New York City began operation. Delve into the world of telecommunications @ your library.
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The first computer-arranged marriage took place on Art Linkletter’s television show on this day in 1958. Learn about online social networking @ your library

Sunday, October 17, 2010

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October 17 ~

An earthquake shook San Francisco on this day in 1989. The quake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale, lasted for 15 seconds, damaged 100,000 buildings, injured 3,000 and killed 63. The quake was televised nationwide as it occurred during the third game of the World Series. Whether you’re interested in earthquakes, baseball or San Francisco, it’s @ your library.
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Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison on this day in 1931. Check out some gangster flicks @ your library.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

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October 16 ~

On this day in 1987, rescuers freed 18-month old Jessica McClure from the abandoned well in Midland, Texas, where she had been trapped for 58 hours. What happened to Jessica? Find it @ your library.

Oscar Wilde is born in Dublin, Ireland, on this day in 1854. Find Oscar @ your library.

Dakota School of Mines: October - November 1889

George Duck

October - Franklin R. Carpenter resigns [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 14]


November 4 - Board of Trustees requested Edward H. Williams of Lehigh University to be the school's dean. Williams declines [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 14]


November - Williams recommends mining engineer George F. Duck as Dean, Duck accepts [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 14]

Friday, October 15, 2010

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October 15 ~

The German airship Graf Zeppelin completes its first commercial journey, a flight across the Atlantic from Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1928. Get into zeppelins @ your library.

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The United States’ plutonium-powered space probe, Cassini, is launched for a mission on Saturn in 1997. Join Cassini on its journey @ your library.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Online Catalog problems

SDLN has discovered a problem with ALEPH (the library's Online Catalog) which requires them to shut down the server.

AquaBrowser will be search able but holds and ILL requests via the catalog will not be possible. Please place holds using our webform and use WorldCat for ILL requests (search for the item in WorldCat and click Request Item)

Please email or phone 394-2418 the library to renew materials or with any questions.

We will be working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible.

We may be down from now through the weekend.

We will send an update as soon as we have more information.

On campus and VPN access to all databases should not be impacted. If you use your library barcode to access databases from off campus, you may need to use VPN instead.

SDLN staff

Knovel University Challenge

Take the Knovel University Challenge! Win stuff!
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October 14 ~

In 1913, Britain's worst mining disaster occurred at the University Colliery in Glamorgan, Wales. An explosion at the mine results in 439 fatalities. Learn more about the perils of mining @ your library.
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On October 14, 1947, U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Learn about sound waves @ your library.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Flickr: Rescate Mineros' Photostream

Chilean government photo stream of the mine rescues.

Flickr: Rescate Mineros' Photostream

US Library of Congress: Copyright Is Destroying Historic Audio

US Library of Congress: Copyright Is Destroying Historic Audio

» We Can Help News Media Get Our Infrastructure Message Out

ASCE offers training for Civil Engineers who deal with the media.
» We Can Help News Media Get Our Infrastructure Message Out

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October 13 ~
Greenwich was established as the universal time meridian of longitude from which standard times throughout the world are calculated in 1884. More about time measurement @ your library.
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In 1888 the Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, was shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages. A treasure trove of information about carbon dating is @ your library.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

See it on iHub

The Rapid City Journal is streaming coverage of the Rescue of the trapped Chilean miners

rapidcityjournal.com - Rapid City, South Dakota

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October 12 ~

Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig marries Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on this day in 1810. The festivities become an annual event and evolve into the present-day Oktoberfest celebration of beer and bratwurst. Oktoberfest @ your library.

Construction of the Holland Tunnel begins in 1920. When completed, the tunnel will provide a direct path from Twelfth Street in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Canal Street in New York. The tunnel will run 94 feet below the Hudson River and include two tubes over 8,000 feet long. The tunnel will open to traffic in November 1927 and will be named for civil engineer Clifford Milburn Holland who will die directing the tunnel’s construction. Dig up more about tunnels and tunneling @ your library.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Special Library Hours

Native Americans’ Day Holiday


Closed
Saturday & Sunday, October 9 & 10

OPEN
Monday, October 11, 4 pm -12 midnight

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October 11 ~

Apollo 7, the first manned space mission to transmit live television broadcasts from orbit, is launched on this day in 1968. More about manned space flight @ your library.

In 1868 Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention, the electric voice machine. Become friends with Thomas Edison @ your library.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

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October 10~

United States President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike on this day in 1913, marking the end of construction of the Panama Canal. Interested in the design and construction of the Panama Canal? It’s @ your library!

More than a year after his death, the remains of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer are buried at West Point in New York on this day in 1877.


In 1972 The Washington Post prints articles by reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward that uncover a massive effort to disrupt the Democratic campaign, activities that will soon become known as “Watergate.” The duo’s activities and findings will be immortalized in the 1976 film, All the President's Men. Get the scoop @ your library.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Alumni Notes - Rex Alan Smith Obituary

http://www.behrenswilson.com/showObitEntry.asp?nObitEntryID=653

Books owned by Devereaux Library

Books available via ILL

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October 9 ~

It’s a busy day at the patent office in 1855; Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine motor, Joshua Stoddard patents his calliope. Interested in applying for your own patent? Get the scoop @ your library.

The first generator at Boulder Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles, on this day in 1936. The name of the dam was later changed to Hoover Dam. Interested in electrical transmission? Find it @ your library.

Friday, October 08, 2010

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October 8 ~

The Great Fire of Chicago broke out on this day in 1871. The fire raged for more than 24 hours leaving in its wake more than 17,000 destroyed buildings, 250 fatalities, and 98,500 homeless.


World War I hero, U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York, almost single-handedly kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132 in the Argonne Forest in France in 1918. York had originally tried to avoid being drafted as a conscientious objector. After this event he was promoted to sergeant and awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

South Dakota School of Mines: October 8, 1912

An "M" is born!

Excavation and construction of the "M" on M-Hill, "M" measures 112 1/2 by 67 feet [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 36]

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Introducing Opensky

NCAR is moving forward with the process of opening their repository from UCAR/NCAR Authors and Co-Authors.

http://opensky.library.ucar.edu/

They are working through the different publishers to grant general access to NCAR-authored work. Some embargoes (delays between publication and access) may apply. They have success with AGU, AMS and Springer journal publishers, and they are working on Elsevier next. These holdings start in 2009 (since that's when they started the project).

You do not have to be a UCAR Member or Affiliate to enjoy access.

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October 7 ~

In 1849 Edgar Allan Poe, aged 40, dies a tragic death in Baltimore. Check out Poe @ your library.

Born on this day in 1885, Niels Bohr, a physicist whose model of atomic structure helped establish quantum theory. Explore quantum theory @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines - October 7, 1947

October 7 - President J. P. Connolly dies after a prolonged illness. [Thirtieth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1948, Fiscal Years 1946-47 and 1947-48, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Thirty-First Biennial Session, 1948. pg. 82]

October 8 - Earl Dake appointed acting President [Thirtieth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1948, Fiscal Years 1946-47 and 1947-48, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Thirty-First Biennial Session, 1948. pg. 363]

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The latest webpage photos

You may have noticed the photographs on the lower left-hand side of the Library’s homepage. These photos are a sampling of the holdings in the campus archives and special collections at the Devereaux Library. Most recently scenes from M-Weeks past and present were displayed.

Currently, we are featuring images from the works of William J. Collins. For nearly 50 years, Mr. Collins operated a photography business in Rapid City recording views of his region and its people. The library has a small collection of his works. Collins photos are featured in the book, Black Hills, White Sky.

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October 6 ~

Born on this day in 1846, George Westinghouse, founder of Westinghouse Electric Company and inventor of railway braking systems. Learn more about Westinghouse @ your library.

Spacecraft Ulysses is launched towards the pole of the sun on this day in 1990. Did it make it? Find out @ at your library.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in October, 90 degrees F, happened in 1946. Learn about more weather phenomena @ your library

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

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October 5 ~

In 1983 Lech Walesa wins the Nobel Prize. Who else has won this coveted prize? Find it @ your library.


Robert H. Goddard, known as the "Father of the Space Age", was born on this day in 1882.

Monday, October 04, 2010

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October 4 ~

In 1905 Orville Wright pilots a flight lasting 33 minutes, 17 seconds and covering 21 miles; the first flight to last longer than 30 minutes. Learn more about the history of aeronautics @ your library.

Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched in 1957, beginning the space race. Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Exlpore more about Sputnik @ your library

Sunday, October 03, 2010

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October 3 ~

The first conference on wireless telegraphy held in Berlin in 1906 adopts SOS as the warning signal. Learn about telegraphy @ your library.

In search of the Northwest Passage, Captain James Cook anchors at Alaska in 1778. William Bligh of HMS Bounty fame, is Cook’s Sailing Master. More information about the search for the Northwest Passage @ your library!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

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October 2 ~

The nation’s 4th planetarium, New York’s Hayden Planetarium opens in 1935.

In 1836 Charles Darwin returns to his native England after a five-year voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. Discover Darwin @ your library

Friday, October 01, 2010

Pictures from M-Week: Across the Decades

Pictures from last night, last year and years gone by.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/devlibweb/show/

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October 1 ~

In 1977 the U.S. Department of Energy is established. What has the DOE been up to? Find out at @ your library.

The nation’s first ultra high frequency (UHF) television station begins broadcasting in Portland, Oregon. Discover more about television engineering @ your library.

The Ford Model T hits the market in 1908. More than 15 million of these black vehicles will eventually be sold. More about automobiles @ your library

South Dakota School of Mines: Sept - Oct 1890

September - a new Faculty is engaged with Samuel Cushman as Dean [Regents of Education, Annual Report of the Regents of Education to His Excellency The Governor. December 15, 1890, pg. 18]

October 1 - Campus reopened for continuous service [Regents of Education, Annual Report of the Regents of Education to His Excellency The Governor. December 15, 1890, pg. 18]

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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September 30 ~

Microsoft Corporation releases Internet Explorer 4.0 on this day in 1997. Learn more about Microsoft @ your library.

In 1954, the nuclear submarine Nautilus is commissioned. Discover more about nuclear submarines @ your library.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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September 29 ~

The Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA on this date in 1996.

Nobel prize winning physicist Enrico Fermi born in Rome on this day in 1901. Learn more about Fermi @ your library.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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September 28 ~

Carl Sagan's 13-part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS on this date in 1980. Explore the world of cosmology @ your library.

In 1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon. Discover more about dams @ your library.

Monday, September 27, 2010

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September 27 ~

In 1985 a supermarket roof collapses in Brussels resulting in eight fatalities. Want to learn more about structural failure? Check it out @ your library.

The Warren Commission releases its report claiming that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in 1964. More about JFK @ your library.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

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September 26 ~

In 1991 Biosphere 2 begins its two-year mission to measure survivability. Want to know the latest about Biosphere 2? It’s @ your library.

Happy birthday to fitness expert Jack LaLane who turns 96 today. Want to improve your fitness? There’s help @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines - September 26, 1983

Federal government formally gives the coal gasification plant, located on Highway 79 South, to South Dakota and Governor Janklow in turn authorizes use of the plant to the college [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 168]

Saturday, September 25, 2010

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September 25 ~


On this day in 1890 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park. Interested in the geology of Yosemite? Find it @ your library.

Future Superman, Christopher Reeve, born this day in New York City in 1952. Discover the secrets of superheroes @ your library.

Friday, September 24, 2010

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September 24 ~

The 1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge is completed in 1958 in Urbandale, Iowa. More about bridge construction and design @ your library.

The United States' first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, is launched in 1960. More about aircraft carriers @ your library.

On this day in 1890, Wilford Woodruff, Mormon Church President, issues a manifesto renouncing polygamy. Learn more @ your library.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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September 23 ~

Lewis & Clark return to St Louis, completing the journey of the Corps of Discovery that lasted more than 2 years. Want to know more about the Lewis & Clark expedition? Find it @ your library.

Walter Pidgeon is born in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1897; in 1920 Mickey Rooney is born in Brooklyn, New York; and in 63 B.C. Ceasar Augustus was born in Rome.

In 1846 Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune. Love astronomy? Find more @ your library.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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September 22 ~

In 1791 English chemist and physicist Michael Faraday discovers the principle of the electric motor.

President Abraham Lincoln issues the first portion of the Emancipation Proclamation. Learn more about the Emancipation Proclamation @ your library.

The USSR detonates its 1st atomic bomb on this date in 1949. Want to know more about Russia and the atomic bomb? Find it @ your library.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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September 21

Birthday greetings to suspense writer Stephen King, born in 1947; comedian Bill Murray, born in 1950; and Devereaux Library's Patty Andersen.


J.R.R. Tolkien publishes his novel, “The Hobbit” in 1937. More by and about Tolkien @ your library

South Dakota School of Mines: 1940 - Summer

Summer - National Geographic Society co-sponsors Badlands fossil hunt, allowing field work in the Badlands for the first time since 1935. [Twenty-Sixth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1940, Fiscal Years 1938-39 and 1939-40, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Twenty-Seventh Biennial Session, 1941. pg. 432]

Monday, September 20, 2010

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September 20

George Burns [Nathan Birnbaum], is born in New York City on this day in 1896.






In 1519 Ferdinand Magellan begins the 1st successful circumnavigation of the globe.

The U.S. Patent Office grants a patent for the electric range in 1859.

South Dakota School of Mines: September 1953

September 1 - President Warren Wilson resigns [Thirty-Third Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1954, Fiscal Years 1952-53 and 1953-54, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Thirty-Fifth Biennial Session, 1955, pg. 81]

September 1 - Earl Dake named acting President [Thirty-Third Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1954, Fiscal Years 1952-53 and 1953-54, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Thirty-Fifth Biennial Session, 1955, pg. 84]

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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September 19

In 1911, future Nobel Prize winning novelist William Golding is born in England.

More than two months after being shot, President James Garfield, succumbs to the assassin’s bullet in 1881.

Underground nuclear testing begins near Las Vegas in 1957. Learn more about undergound nuclear testing # your library.

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