SDSU dairy barn 1905

Dairy barns at South Dakota State College in Brookings were built in 1905 where the H. M. Briggs Library now stands. 

This Dairy Month, we look back on the early days of dairy on the South Dakota State campus in Brookings with this photo from the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum archives. These barns, built in 1905 were located where the H. M. Briggs Library now stands. The library was built 1976-77. 

If you have Yesteryear photos or postcards that you’d like to share, please forward them to us at: Tri-State Neighbor, 309 W. 43rd St., Sioux Falls, SD 57105. Or, send a photo along with its caption information by email to

To submit a photo to the Agricultural Heritage Museum’s archive, contact Carrie Van Buren at 605-688-4436, SDSU Box 601, Brookings, SD 57007 or