Saturday, July 17, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines : July 17, 1981

Guy March dies, ending 67 years of involvement at Mines from student to professor to alumni director [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 159]

Thursday, July 15, 2010

SDSM&T Faces

The library has a large collection of photographs. Many of these pictures are only partially identified or not identified at all. We need your help. Do you know the person in the picture? What is s/he doing? Where or when is the action taking place?

If you use facebook, “like us” and browse through our albums. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rapid-City-SD/SDSMT-Faces/131177486912703 comment on or tag the pictures.

Not on facebook? Here are a couple of albums to get started with:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=14895&id=131177486912703&l=59472e5b9c

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=14934&id=131177486912703&l=d6f5afab06

Want to see more? email ~ Cindy Davies or Janet Taylor ~ cindy.davies@sdsmt.edu janet.taylor@sdsmt.edu



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South Dakota School of Mines: July 15, 1948

July 15 - Regents appoint Dr. Warren E. Wilson 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. 82]

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1918

July 15 - President O'Harra reports to the Regents that he has secured an emergency warrant from the Governor in the sum of $3000 to cover expense of commissary building for soldier students. [Sixteenth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1920, Fiscal Years 1918-19, 1919-20. pt. 2, pg. 7]

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: July 13, 1943

School of Mines invited to participate in the Army Specialized Training Program. [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. 98]


July 13 - first non-commissioned officers who were part of the headquarter's staff arrived on campus. Over the next two-three days 275 trainees sent to campus to complete ASTP training, all training completely financed by the federal government. Eventually a total number 439 trainees received on campus. [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. 98]

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Legendary Crouch Line is here!


Please stop by the Devereaux Library for a “sneak peak” at the historic 25-foot Crouch Railroad engineering drawings. The first and most important phase of the project has been completed; new display cases have been constructed and were installed this week. Additional information and exhibits are yet to be added.

Funding for this project has been provided by The Friends of the Devereaux Library. Plans are in the works for an “official” unveiling this fall.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Library Online Catalog Upgrade


South Dakota Library Network (SDLN) will be moving to Aleph Version 20.1 beginning Friday 9 July 2010. We plan to be operational by the morning of Sunday 11 July. The server will be unavailable for live transactions from:

Start- Friday 9 July 2010 at 6 a.m. MT

End- Sunday 11 July 2010 at 9 a.m. MT


For users this should have minimal impact. You will still be able to search the catalog and all of the databases.


You will not be able to place holds on SDLN (please send requests to the Devereaux Delivers link instead.) You will not be able to place ILL requests using SDLN, but Devereaux Delivers or Worldcat will allow you to place ILL requests. If you need to renew items or have questions, please contact library staff.



South Dakota School of Mines: July 8, 1965


July 8 - sundial dedicated to the memory of George E. Thomson, Board of Regents pass a resolution to have the memorial placed on campus [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pt. 114]

Friday, July 02, 2010

Special Library Hours for Independence Day

The library will be closed Monday July 5 for Independence Day.

Regular hours are:
May 8 - July 31
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

August 1 - August 29
Monday - Friday 7:30 - 5:00
Saturday & Sunday Closed

South Dakota School of Mines: 1972

Earl Dake (CE '24) resigns ending his 48 year tenure on campus [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 128-129]

Thursday, July 01, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: July 1, 1972

July 1 - Guy and Gail (Mom and Pop) March treated to a reception in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary, more than 600 attend [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 135]

South Dakota School of Mines: July 1, 1918

July 1 - Soldiers begin arriving on campus for technical training. [Fifteenth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1918, Fiscal Years 1916-17, 1917-18. pt.1, pg. 104]

South Dakota School of Mines: July 1, 1943

July 1 - The school is now operating under the official name "South Dakota School of Mines and Technology". [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. 97]

South Dakota School of Mines: July 1, 1899

July 1 - Dr. Robert Slagle named first President.

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