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Aeronautics, Division of, 1935-1982


Scope and Contents

From the Record Group:

This record group contains records created and maintained by the South Dakota Department of Transportation and includes highway and bridge construction plans, photographs, and films; aerial photographs; bridge inspection reports; engineers' correspondence; project feasibility studies; railroad deeds, maps, appraisal records, and construction and maintenance files; railroad abandonment hearing files; state rail plan records and publications; Milwaukee Road bankruptcy and reorganization files; public hearing audio records; and commission meeting minutes and annual reports.


  • 1935-1982

Administrative History

The Division of Aeronautics was responsible for regulating the safety of aviation operations in the state including the design, location, equipping, and operating of air fields and facilities. The division also licensed all pilots, aircraft, and aircraft dealers, and approved pilot training programs, navigational aids, and aircraft equipment. The Aeronautics Commission served as the policy making body for the division.


4.45 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English

Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

900 Governors Dr
Pierre South Dakota 57501 USA
605-773-6041 (Fax)