Sunday, January 31, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: May 1905 & June 23, 1905

May - dormitory of the school, which was conducted in the old Park hotel, was discontinued as an establishment neither desirable nor profitable to the school. The students now find ample accommodations among private families in the city. [Ninth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1906, Fiscal Years 1904, 1905. 1906, pg. 128]

June 23 - Regents vote to rent the "dormitory" building at Rapid City for the coming year at $200, provided that it be opened as a dormitory at such time as President Slagle or Professor Fulton may decide, and not until some member of the faculty shall reside therein. [Ninth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1906, Fiscal Years 1904, 1905. 1906, pg. 227]

Saturday, January 30, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines:1906

Main Building: "The new reading room on the first floor of the annex to Science Hall affords a strong attraction for the book worms and the more studious members of the School. The room is fifty-two feet long and twenty-six feet wide. Around its walls windows are scattered, having a transparent area of 286 square feet. The room is situated so that it is flooded with sunlight from the first golden shaft of the rising sun to the rosy shade of lingering twilight. The furnishings are made of the finest hard wood and the ample reading matter, including the standard mining, monthly and weekly periodicals also daily papers, are of the more solid type. There is an impressive atmosphere of refinement in the room which reflects creditably upon those, whose appreciation of the privileges it brings, is shown by their daily visits."

Friday, January 29, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines:1904

1904 St. Louis World's Fair features two relief maps of the Black Hills, winning the Grand Prize in recognition of their high quality. The large map is located in the Devereaux Library, the smaller in the Museum of Geology [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg 28]

Information from The Aurum v. no.3, p. 19 and The Aurum v. no.3, p. 20

1904 “A mineral collection made up of Black Hills minerals, ores, and fossils was sent in 1904 to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis and was awarded a grand prize.” [Black Hills Engineer. Vol. XI, No. 1, January 1923 Pg. 29]

June 23 1905 - Regents defer the consideration of the purchase of relief maps of the Black Hills. [Ninth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1906, Fiscal Years 1904, 1905. 1906, pg. 228]

June 24 1905 - President S.W. Russell, of the South Dakota Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission, appeared before the Regents in relation to the purchase of certain relief maps belonging to the South Dakota exhibit at St. Louis. [Ninth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1906, Fiscal Years 1904, 1905. 1906, pg. 230]

1906 President Fulton recommends to the Legislature that the two Black Hills relief maps from the St. Louis Exposition be purchased for the school at the cost of $2,100. [Ninth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1906, Fiscal Years 1904, 1905. 1906, pg. 131]

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1938 -- PROPOSED O'HARRA MEMORIAL BUILDING

THE HARDROCK Volume V., Number 3, Page 1 Rapid City, South Dakota, December 15, 1938

James C. Ewing, Rapid City architect, has been retained by the Regents of Education and the State Engineer to draw up plans for a new building to house the library, the museum, the administrative offices, and the departments of geology and mineralogy. Provision will also be made for the College Supply Store, a modern fully-equipped kitchen and large dining room with lunch counter and soda fountain. A new coed lounge will also be included to replace the present very unsatisfactory quarters in the old first building. The building as planned will be 160 by 60 feet with three wings on the rear, each forty feet square. These wings which will give the building the shape of a large E can be extended further to the rear at some future time if additional space in this building is needed.

http://dlsd.sdln.net/u?/sdsmt,1910

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1902

The metallurgical laboratory is a two story brick building 60 by 138 feet in size. It is occupied by the department of mining and metallurgy. Here are the assay laboratory, the cyanide laboratory … and the large metallurgical laboratory, the latter containing steam engine, small smelter, ore roaster, stamp mill, concentrating tables, one of the best equipped metallurgical laboratories in the United States. [Aurum, June 15, 1902]

Images from 1916

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dakota School of Mines: 1887

First class consists of a faculty of four men and 20 students. [Twenty-Ninth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1946, Fiscal Years 1944-45 and 1945-46, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Thirtieth Biennial Session, 1947. pg. 423]

Saturday, January 23, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: January 23, 1941

January 23-24 - Regents grant extra compensation to Harold B. Goodell for services as ground school instructor, to teach the subject of Civil Air Regulations. [Twenty-Seventh Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1942, Fiscal Years 1940-41 and 1941-42, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Twenty-Seventh Biennial Session, 1943. pt. 40]

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dakota School of Mines: January 21, 1885

January 21, 1885 - Council Bill # 57 introduced by S. Pitt Wells to locate, establish and endow a School of Mines for the Territory of Dakota [Dakota Territory, Session Laws 1885, Chapter 133]

March 17, 1885 - Territorial Governor Gilbert A. Pierce signs Council Bill #57 [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Highlights of the History of Public Higher Education in South Dakota". 197?, pg 16]

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 2005

Summer - March/Dake Dormitories demolished

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

In appreciation of Robert B. Parker, creator of "Spenser for Hire"

January 19, 2010
Robert B. Parker, prolific and beloved writer of detective fiction, died at his home in Cambridge, Mass.

In appreciation of Robert B. Parker, creator of "Spenser for Hire"

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Robert Parkers books available from the Devereaux Library.

Parker, Robert B., Back story / Robert B. Parker.
2003 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 B33 2003

Parker, Robert B., Bad business / Robert B. Parker. 2004 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 B34 2004

Parker, Robert B., Blue screen / Robert B. Parker.
2006 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 B58 2006

Parker, Robert B., Chance / Robert B. Parker.
1996 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 C47 1996

Parker, Robert B., Cold service / Robert B. Parker.
2005 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 C65 2005

Parker, Robert B., Crimson joy / by Robert B. Parker. 1988 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 C7 1988

Parker, Robert B., Death in paradise / Robert B. Parker. 2001 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 D4 2001

Parker, Robert B., Double deuce / Robert B. Parker 1992 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 D727 1992

Parker, Robert B., Double play / Robert B. Parker.
2004 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 D68 2004

Parker, Robert B., Family honor / Robert B. Parker. 1999 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 F35 1999

Parker, Robert B., High profile / Robert B. Parker.
2007 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 H54 2007

Parker, Robert B., Hugger mugger / Robert B. Parker. 2000 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 H85 2000

Parker, Robert B., Hush money / Robert B. Parker. 1999 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 H87 1999

Parker, Robert B., Night and day / Robert B. Parker. 2009 NEW BEST SELLERS : PS3566.A686 N53 2009

Parker, Robert B., Night passage / Robert B. Parker. 1997 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 N54 1997

Parker, Robert B., Now and then / Robert B. Parker. 2007 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 N69 2007

Parker, Robert B., Paper doll / Robert B. Parker.
1993 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 P33 1993

Parker, Robert B., Pastime / Robert B. Parker.
1991 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 P34 1991

Parker, Robert B., Perish twice / Robert B. Parker.
2000 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 P47 2000

Parker, Robert B., Playmates / Robert B. Parker. 1989 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 P5 1989

Chandler, Raymond, Poodle Springs / Raymond Chandler and Robert B. Parker.
1989 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3505.H3224 P66 1989

Parker, Robert B., Potshot / Robert B. Parker. 2001 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 P68 2001

Parker, Robert B., The professional / Robert B. Parker. 2009 NEW BEST SELLERS : PS3566.A686 P75 2009

Parker, Robert B., Rough weather / Robert B. Parker. 2008 DOWNTIME : PS3566.A686 R68 2008

Parker, Robert B., School days / Robert B. Parker. 2005 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 S36 2005

Parker, Robert B., Sea change / Robert B. Parker. 2005 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 R33 2005

Parker, Robert B., Shrink rap / Robert B. Parker. 2002 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 S55 2002

Parker, Robert B., Small vices / Robert B. Parker. 1997 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 S58 1997

Parker, Robert B., Spare change / Robert B. Parker.
2008 DOWNTIME : PS3566.A686 S63 2008

Parker, Robert B., Stardust / Robert B. Parker. 1990 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 S7 1990

Parker, Robert B., Stone cold / Robert B. Parker. 2003 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 S76 2003

Parker, Robert B., Stranger in paradise / Robert B. Parker. 2008 DOWNTIME : PS3566.A686 S77 2008

Parker, Robert B., Sudden mischief / Robert B. Parker. 1998 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 S83 1998

Parker, Robert B., Thin air / Robert B. Parker. 1995 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 T47 1995

Parker, Robert B., Trouble in Paradise / Robert B. Parker. 1998 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 T76 1998

Parker, Robert B., Widow’s walk / Robert B. Parker. 2002 MAIN BOOK COLLECTION : PS3566.A686 W53 2002

Special Library Hours

January 13 - January 14
open 7:30am-7 pm

January 15
open 7:30am-5pm

January 16 - January 17
CLOSED

January 18
open 4pm-12 mid

January 19
Normal Hours resume

South Dakota School of Mines: 1891

Chlorination processing plant built just above present day O'Harra Stadium [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 24]

Monday, January 18, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines - 1989

Fall. Classroom building completed and occupied.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines : 1981

Bones of mammoth found near Oglala show signs of scrape marks, indicating butchering, Dr. James Martin collected the bones of at least two mammoths from the site [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 161]

Friday, January 15, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines - 1980-1984

1980 Operation Evergreen begins with $10,000 raised from alumni interested in tree-planting projects on campus [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 152]

Spring 1984 - final phases of Operation Evergreen take place with students planting more than 200 trees on campus bringing the total number of trees planted to 1,500 [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 170-172]

Thursday, January 14, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines - 1977

Museum of Geology undergoes remodeling. Speciman storage and preparation moved to the basement of the Old Gym [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 147]

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines -- 1975

Students attempt to light M-Hill using wind power, run into legal problems that result in lawsuit [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 140]

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Special Library Hours

Wow! It’s hard to believe that we are wrapping up another semester.


Christmas/Semester Break

December 19 through January 12

OPEN
Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 5 pm

CLOSED

Saturday & Sunday
Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25
Friday, January 1

Wednesday, January 6, the library will close at 12 noon for a library staff in-service.

Special Library Hours

December 19 through January 12

OPEN
Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 5 pm

CLOSED

Saturday & Sunday
Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25
Friday, January 1

Monday, January 11, the library will close at 12 noon for a library staff in-service.


As you prepare to head off for the break we’d like to remind you:

If you have materials checked out that you are finished with, we’d be glad to pick them up at your office. Just fill out this form at: http://library.sdsmt.edu/Delivery.htm

If you haven’t had a chance to get any reading done, and are looking for a good read http://sdsmtal.blogspot.com/ has a list of some of the most recent items we’ve added to the collection. The items labeled “Knovel” are electronic books that you can access from your office, or from home if you use the campus VPN service http://its.sdsmt.edu/network/vpn/

If you’ve done quite enough reading, we also have DVD’s and Audio books, More Audio books or Music CDs


Have a wonderful holiday!

South Dakota School of Mines: 1970

Devereaux Library completed - dedication during Alumni Reunion features Astronaut Frank Borman [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 126]

Library materials moved from O'Harra to the new building in two days thanks to the assistance of students in Circle K, Drill and Crucible and ROTC [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 126]

Monday, January 11, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1970

Recommendation: "Black Hills State College should become a junior college branch of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology" [Gibb, Richard D. "A Master Plan For Public Higher Education in South Dakota (provisional)". 1970 pg. 29]

Saturday, January 09, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: January 9, 1942

January 9-10 - Regents approve a general accelerated program of engineering education. Program is requested by the National Defense Council and Office of Production Management. It will involve three terms per year of 16 or 17 weeks. No loss of curriculum material and no lowering of standards will be felt. Program should start by June first, if possible. [Twenty-Seventh Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1942, Fiscal Years 1940-41 and 1941-42, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Twenty-Eighth Biennial Session, 1943. pt. 148]

Friday, January 08, 2010

Dakota School of Mines: 1885

[The original] appropriation for the school was set at $5,500. This included teachers' pay, lights, apparatus, and furniture. The school received $10,000 for the new building. [The Engineer, 1960]

Thursday, January 07, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: March 1960

March - there are 76 faculty employed, 2 of which are women [United States. Office of Education. Division of Higher Education. "Higher Education in South Dakota: A Report of a Survey", by S. V. Martorana, et al. 1960., vol. 3, pg. 203]

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1960

General education requirements for all students include 8 semester hours of English, 4 of communications, 3 of economics, 4 of history, 3 of philosophy, 3 of psychology, and 3 of literature [United States. Office of Education. Division of Higher Education. "Higher Education in South Dakota: A Report of a Survey", by S. V. Martorana, et al. 1960., vol. 3, pg. 56]

Friday, January 01, 2010

Library Hours

When classes are in session

Fall and Spring semesters
Open Close
Sunday 12 noon 12 midnight
Monday 7:30 am 12 midnight
Tuesday 7:30 am 12 midnight
Wednesday 7:30 am 12 midnight
Thursday 7:30 am 12 midnight
Friday 7:30 am 5 pm
Saturday 12 noon 5 pm

South Dakota School of Mines: January 1, 1965

Richard Schleusener appointed IAS Director [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 188]

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