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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Hours and News

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!