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State Treasurer

 Record Group
Identifier: TREA

Scope and Contents

This record group contains records created and maintained by the State Treasurer and the Office of the State Treasurer. Records include cash books, correspondence, office files, an historical listing of State Treasurers, bonds, and photographs.


  • 1879 - 1998

Administrative History

The State Treasurer is an elected office created by the South Dakota state constitution. The Treasurer is the state's chief banking official, and serves as the receiver and custodian of all state funds. The office also administers the state's unclaimed property program; oversees repayment of certain student grant and loan programs; administers the Teen Court Grant program fund and the Commission of Equal Access to Our Courts; promotes financial literacy for high school students; and supervises local bank accounts held by various state agencies. The State Treasurer is a member of the State Investment Council, which is affiliated with the Office of the State Treasurer for administrative purposes.

In 1992, voters approved a state constitutional amendment which set term limits of two consecutive terms for constitutional officers. This means no State Treasurer may serve for more than eight consecutive years.

For more information about the Office of the State Treasurer, visit their website at


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Language of Materials


Guide to the Records of the South Dakota State Treasurer
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Sara Casper, Government Records Archivist
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1st Edition

Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

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