South Dakota State University's Hilton M. Briggs Library gratefully acknowledges the support of donors through its digital bookplate initiative.
Digital bookplates honor library friends whose contributions supplement and enhance collections, spaces, and services at Briggs Library. These bookplates also recognize gifts to the library made on behalf of a family, friend, or colleague for special occasions such as a significant accomplishment, graduation, birthday, anniversary, retirement, or memorial.
With these gifts, Briggs Library continues to provide excellent resources for scholarship and research to SDSU students, faculty, and the wider community. Thank you to our supporters!
If you are interested in donating to the library, please call 605-688-5107, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the Briggs Library Wish List.
Gifts to the Library
General gifts of funds and materials enhance Briggs Library resources and make a broad impact on SDSU students, faculty, and researchers. These digital bookplates recognize donors whose gifts support the collection and SDSU students.
Doner Auditorium Digitization and Preservation Project
Doner Auditorium, built in 1912, was home to hundreds of State University Theatre and Prairie Repertory Theatre productions. The backstage areas held nearly four decades worth of inscriptions from theatre students who covered the walls, ceilings and other surfaces with their signatures, dates, season lineup schedules, quotes and favorite lines from plays. In an effort to preserve this unique institutional history, the SDSU Archives & Special Collections began the Doner Auditorium Digitization and Preservation Project to photograph these spaces for a special online gallery. Doner Auditorium ceased being used for theater shows in 2019 when the new Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center opened. Read more about the project in this 2019 article and 2020 article, and about the auditorium's history. These digital bookplates recognize donors whose gifts support this project.
Hilton M. Briggs Library celebrated its 40th anniversary in the fall of 2017, which included the launch of the digital bookplate initiative. These digital bookplates recognize donors who contributed gifts in honor of the library's anniversary.