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Finance and Management, Bureau of

 Record Group
Identifier: BFM

Scope and Contents

This record group contains records created and maintained by the Bureau of Finance and Management. Records include: departmental files, outgoing correspondence, budget information and fiscal policy files.


  • 1969 - 1985

Administrative History

The Bureau of Finance, which was originally called the Department of Finance, was established by the Civil Administrative Code of 1925. The Department of Finance gained duties from the Executive Accountant, the State Budget Board, Board of Accountancy, Commissioner of Public Printing, Superintendent of State Capitol, Tax Commission, State Board of Equalization, Capitol Commission, Committee of Uniform Accounting and the Committee of Uniform Accounting. The department's purpose was to be in charge of all financial records, securities, properties, taxes, supplies and the budget of the state. In 1955, the Division of Administration was added. In 1970, the Department of Administration absorbed the duties of the Department of Finance.

Around 1975, the Bureau of Finance and Management was formed under the Department of Executive Management. The Bureau of Finance and Management is controlled by a Commissioner appointed by the Governor. The main functions of the bureau are budget analysis, which includes recommendations for the Governor's Budget, financial considerations for the state agencies, management of state financial systems and accounting analysis/financial reporting.


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Language of Materials


Guide to the Records of the South Dakota Bureau of Finance and Management
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Sara Casper, Government Records Archivist and David Boerman, Processing Intern
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Preparation of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Edition statement
1st Edition

Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

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