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  Name Changes


1881            Dakota Normal School   (Madison State Normal)                                       Sometimes called Dakota State Normal and State Normal

1902           Name changes to Madison State Normal School.

1921           Name of Eastern State Normal School officially adopted.

1924           College called Eastern State Teachers College but not

1927           Name officially changed to Eastern State Teachers College.

1947           Name changed to General Beadle State Teachers College.

1964           Name of college changed to General Beadle State College.

1969           Name changed to Dakota State College.

1989           Name changed to Dakota State University (7-1-89).



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