Tuesday, April 27, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: June 11, 1912 & April 27, 1944

June 11, 1912 - Regents accept bid of $77, for an inter-communicating telephone system in the buildings. [Twelfth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1912, Fiscal Years 1910-11, 1911-12. pt. 2, pg. 143-144]

April 27-28, 1944 - Regents finalize agreements with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for telephone cables for campus to be extended to all buildings requiring a telephone. [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. 354-55]

Sunday, April 25, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1893

September 1 - William Headden resigns [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 16 & 181]

Saturday, April 24, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1906

Reading room organized in Main Building (Lately known as the old Liberal Arts 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." [Arum, June 1906]

"the library room was put in thorough order, most of the books collected from the various departments and the library opened for a portion of each day for the use of the students" [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]

Friday, April 23, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines - 1962 & 1973

1962. Metallurgy building demolished.

1973 Prep building demolished.

March 27, 1973 - Ceremony attended by 350 people. Prep building cornerstone opened, it contains such prominent items as the bill setting forth the establishment of The School of Mines, copies of the Rapid City Republican and The Black Hills Weekly Journal, a small bar of tin from the Etta Mine at Keystone, and a small lump of coal from Buffalo Gap. Also contained in the Box are various advertisements and an assortment of coins (contents in Devereaux Library Archives) [The Engineer, 1973, pg. 99]

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dakota School of Mines: February 24, 1888



February 24 - Geology class makes first trip to Badlands [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 11]

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: May 1891

May - Ottillie Behrens received bachelors of science degree [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg 14]

Monday, April 19, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1982

Fall - Hardrockers win SDIC football crown for the third consecutive year, later named "football team of the year" by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 164]

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dakota School of Mines: 1887

December - water main to the School of Mines completed [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 9]

Saturday, April 17, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: January 1980

U.S. Department of the Interior designates SDSM&T one of 30 Mining and Mineral Resources and Research Institutes (MMRRI) [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 150]

Friday, April 16, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1891

May - William Headden appointed as Dean [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 16]

Thursday, April 15, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: May 29, 1890

Friction arises between Board of Regents and Mines Board of Trustees [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 14]

May 29 - Board of Regents fires all the faculty, including Dean George F. Duck, campus is closed for all classes [Regents of Education, Annual Report of the Regents of Education to His Excellency The Governor. December 15, 1890, pg. 18]

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1926

April 14 - Regents approve the purchase of a victrola for campus use [State of South Dakota. Nineteenth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1926, Fiscal Years 1924-25 and 1925-26 to the Governor, Transmitted to the Twentieth Regular Legislative Session 1927, pt. 2, pg. 194]

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines - 1897

All faculty, except one, resign due to low salaries [Fifth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota To The Governor For The Fiscal Years 1897 and 1898, Ending June 30, 1898: Transmitted to the Legislature at the Fifth Biennial Session, 1899. 1898, pg. 20]

November - Dean McGillycuddy resigns [Fifth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota To The Governor For The Fiscal Years 1897 and 1898, Ending June 30, 1898: Transmitted to the Legislature at the Fifth Biennial Session, 1899. 1898, pg. 21, 75]

Regents recommend salary increases at School of Mines to "retain competent and efficient men as instructors" [Fifth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota To The Governor For The Fiscal Years 1897 and 1898, Ending June 30, 1898: Transmitted to the Legislature at the Fifth Biennial Session, 1899. 1898, pg. 22]

Monday, April 12, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1898 & 1899

1898 - Dr. Robert Lincoln Slagle appointed Dean [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 23]

July 1, 1899 - Dr. Slagle named first President

Sunday, April 11, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1901

Fees for the school fixed at $3.00 per term for tuition and $3.00 per term for incidentals [Seventh Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1902 Fiscal Years 1900, 1901, 1902: Transmitted to the Legislature at the Seventh Biennial Session, 1903. 1902, pg. 121]

Saturday, April 10, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1902

"... the main building, but recently completed, will be occupied for the first time at the beginning of the next school year. It is a handsome structure of pressed brick with sandstone trimmings and basement. In this building are the offices of the president, the assembly room, chemical and physical laboratories, mechanical drawing room and several lecture rooms. The work of the department of chemistry is conducted in four rooms on the second floor of the main building. "In this building are also located the physical laboratory and the mechanical drawing room." [Arum, 1902]

Friday, April 09, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1903

Rear portion of Main building completed. [Eighth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1904, Fiscal Years 1902, 1903. pg. 20]

Thursday, April 08, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1905

December - President Slagle resigns, accepts Presidential appointment to the Agricultural College in Brookings. [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. 8, 125, 202]

(Slagle was also President at USD, his appointment there began in 1914.)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1906

January 1 - Dr. Charles H. Fulton appointed President [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. 8, 125, 202]

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1906

May - a new fence is constructed around part of the grounds, cost is $275. Work was also done by the students to start lawns. [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. 127-128]

Monday, April 05, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: April 1942

April 17-18 - Regents suspend the intercollegiate schedules of the South Dakota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for the duration of the war. [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. 163]

Sunday, April 04, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines : April 1955

April 1-2 - School to terminate lease of the Mess Hall Building to the United States Geological Survey effective June 30, 1955. [Thirty-Fourth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1956, Fiscal Years 1954-55 and 1955-56, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Thirty-Fifth Biennial Session, 1957, pg. 113]

April 1-2 - President authorized to proceed with college employees to dismantle the old Mess Hall Building as soon as weather will permit without interference with the USGS in their use of leased space prior to June 30, 1955. [Thirty-Fourth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1956, Fiscal Years 1954-55 and 1955-56, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Thirty-Fifth Biennial Session, 1957, pg. 113]

Saturday, April 03, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1957

April - Chemical/Chemical Engineering building ready for occupancy [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 103]

Friday, April 02, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines - April 1961

April - Board of Regents approve expenditure for computers and the first computer is installed in the McLaury building [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 109]

Thursday, April 01, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: April 1, 1910

First Dean of SMT Franklin Reuben Carpenter dies.

Born - 5 NOV 1848 in Parkersburg, West Virginia
Died - 1 APR 1910

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