Thursday, December 01, 2011

Thanks for all the ID's

We've made an awesome start!  Find more pictures to identify here.


This: is Dr. Batchelder and a graduate student using an IBM SCARA (Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm) robot, with the simulation software running on the IBM AT Computer in the background. The standard computer had the largest hard disk drive at the time – a whopping 20 MB – and the standard monitor was 16 colors, but not VGA capable. The simulation software ran on DOS, not windows.(Thanks Dr. Jensen and Dr. Batchelder)


Lyle Feisel
Thanks Dr. Goss.

Many other pictures were ID yesterday.  Thanks to everyone who helped.  But many more are left to ID.  Can you name these people, places, and things?

Please forward this on to anyone you think might like to help. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The library has been scanning slides and photographs! 
Over the years, the Media Center, University Relations and many other offices and individuals have sent numerous boxes of 35mm slides and photographs to the library. Only a few have identifying information. Library staff have been working to identify and catalog these valuable campus historical resources and we could sure use your help.

We post some on Facebook where 160 or so former students have been strolling down memory lane while identifying photos. We'd like to get more faculty and staff involved in the project. If you would like to help, email me at: or check out our blog. Pictures will be waiting for your comments.

For instance: Who is this? 

What is this piece of equipment? And who is the student? 10127 Find more photos at:

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Friday, September 02, 2011

Remembering September 11th

Come in and take a look at our new display commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11.


We have oversized photography books, memoirs, government documents, dvds, and more.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Laurin Henton 12/31/1923 - 08/24/2011

"Slim" Henton with a gathering of alumni in 2007.

Mrs. Henton's Obituary
- September 2008

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What's a QR code?

A QR (quick response) code is similar to a barcode. It contains info that can be read by smart phones with cameras, a QR reader app, and web capabilities. Embedded in these codes are web addresses, coupons, messages, or special offers.

You can find a list of QR code readers to download to your mobile device (iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, and more) at

How is the Devereaux Library using QR codes?
You can find QR codes all around the library, linking you to Interlibrary Loan resources, the New Bestsellers blog, and lots more! Simply scan the codes with your mobile device and you will have instant access to these services.

Welcome back to campus

What a busy summer it’s been here at the {salt} Mines. There is so much to tell you. Deep breath:

  • We’ve been digitizing everything we can lay our hands on.
  • 100 years ago (July 1, 1911) Professor C.C. O'Harra assumed the post of President of the South Dakota State School of Mines. Professor O'Harra came to campus July 1, 1896, as a professor of geology. He continued to lead the campus until his death in 1935.
  • We've added a bunch of new books, documents, and media to the collection; and are adding a large donation of audio CDs.
  • We have lots of resources available online. Remember, you can use VPN to access electronic resources
  • Want something from the library, but don’t have time to come by? Devereaux delivers. (yes, really delivers!)
  • Looking for journals? Try EBSCO A-Z to locate both print and electronic titles.
  • Looking for new books? Subscribe to the library’s new book blog
  • Want more library news? Subscribe to Devereaux Online or follow us on twitter

See photos from the Grubby Green dedication at,17755

Recently digitized:

· 2011 Geol/GeolE Alumni Newsletter,13179

· 1920-21 Student’s guide of the South Dakota State School of Mines,12469

· South Dakota State School of Mines, Student List, 1891-1892 to 1927-1928 Inclusive, Faculty List, January 1, 1887 to July 1, 1928,10631

· ATP Lab, Auto-tutorial Center,10474

· Many other pictures and documents are available at

Harry Orville 1932-2011

Dr. Harry Orville came to the Black Hills and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in February 1965. Dr Orville helped establish the Department of Meteorology, the academic arm of Institute of Atmospheric Sciences. Orville became department head in 1974, serving for twenty years in that position. He also served as interim vice president at SDSM&T in 1987 and 1993, and as acting director of IAS. Upon retiring from fulltime teaching in 1996, Orville was named a distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

For more early IAS pictures,,23958

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Clara E. Wolff

Photo from Devereaux Library (SDSM&T Campus Archives)Clara at work at the snack bar.

Clara E. Wolff
May 19, 1927 - August 18, 2011

Clara worked at the School Of Mines as a fast order cook in the Snack Bar for many years. (1977-1989)

Thursday, August 11, 2011


We have a new display in Downtime featuring classic and contemporary "Thrillers".

These exciting books and dvds are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Friday, July 01, 2011

100 years ago today: O'Harra assumes presidency

On July 1, 1911, Professor C.C. O'Harra assumed his post as the president of the South Dakota State School of Mines. Professor O'Harra came to campus July 1, 1896. He continued to lead the campus until his death in 1935.

You can learn more about President O'Harra @ your library.

President O'Harra made history on campus. You are making history right now. Please help the library preserve that history. Share your photos, your memories, and your documents.

Search DLSD for more about "O'Harra"

Friday, June 03, 2011

The Best Government Documents of 2011

Library Journal released their list of
Notable Government Publications of 2011.
The following titles are available at the Devereaux Library.

Afghanistan, Alone & Unafraid. photogs. by David A. Benhoff.

The Battle Behind Bars: Navy and Marine POWs in the Vietnam War. by Stuart I. Rochester.

Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees. by Beatriz Moissett & Stephen Buchmann.

Climate Change Indicators in the United States. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Crime of Family Abduction: A Child’s and Parent’s Perspective.
U.S. Dept. of Justice.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Role in the Secondary Mortgage Market. Congressional Budget Office.

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report: Final Report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States. rev. ed. by Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

A Photographer’s Path: Images of National Parks Near the Nation’s Capital. photogs. by Thomas Paradis, text by Megan Nortrup.

U.S. Marines in Iraq, 2004–2008: Anthology and Annotated Bibliography. comp. by Nicholas J. Schlosser.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Free Ebsco App for iPhone and iPod Touch

Do you have an iPhone or iPod Touch? Install the Ebsco app!

To get started, simply click on the EBSCOhost iPhone/iPod Touch Application link at the bottom of the EBSCOhost screen and follow the instructions.

Questions? Need help?
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Learn more about EBSCOhost Mobile and the new iPhone app here:

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