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Business Research Bureau Records

Identifier: Temp-USD-003

Content Description

The Publications series, boxes 1-23, is arranged alphabetically by title. Series includes reports compiled by the Business Research Bureau many of which discuss economic impact of business, industry, education, and tourism in the state of South Dakota. The series is mainly focused on the region surrounding Vermillion, South Dakota.

The Files series, boxes 24-34, consists of related information pertaining to the Publications series. Files include surveys, questionnaires, and contracts with various interest groups. These are arranged alphabetically by original folder title.


  • Creation: 1937 - 1995
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1970 - 1980


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research without restriction. Researchers are advised to contact the Archives and Special Collections prior to visiting. Advance notice may be needed to retrieve items for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers must obtain a signed Permission to Publish Form if they wish to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information from published and unpublished works held by ASC. Permission to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information materials from ASC does not constitute permission from the holder of copyright or literary rights. The researcher is responsible for securing permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce content from materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Business Research Bureau was organized January 1, 1937. The original purpose of the Business Research Bureau (BRB) was “to gather information relating to business practice and business conditions, and to disseminate such information to business men in South Dakota by means of a monthly Bulletin.” The BRB progressed into a more complex organization which expanded into areas outside of business, some of which include hospitals, tourism, and education, but primarily limited itself to the state of South Dakota. In addition, the BRB began collaborating with different interest groups, such as the South Dakota Department of Transportation, the South Dakota Department of Labor, the City of Vermillion, and the Yankton chamber of Commerce in order to determine how various entities affected South Dakota and the surrounding region.

The BRB was disbanded in April of 2009 because of budget cuts.


17.5 Linear Feet (35 document boxes)

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This collection consists of the publications and related files of the Business Research Bureau at the University of South Dakota.


The collection consists of two series: Publications and Files.

Related Materials

Business Research Bureau, USD Archives, USD96-0080

Business Research Bureau Records
Lisa Serres
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Repository Details

Part of the USD Archives and Special Collections Repository