Suggestions to start your research on USD buildings in Archives and Special Collections:
Alumni publications (South Dakotan) may have articles about new buildings on campus.
The Volante student newspaper may have articles about buildings on campus. 1887-1901 are located in the Digial Library of South Dakota.
F657.C6 G852 2007 Guide to National Register of Historic Places
NA 735.V47 S36 1980 Architectural History of Vermillion, South Dakota
F651.P879 1989 Historic Contexts for Historical and Architectural Resources in South Dakota
LD5073.C56X The University of South Dakota 1967-1982
LD 5073.C85X The University of South Dakota 1862-1966
LD 5073.G73 2012 150 Years of Pride, Persistence and Progress
LD 5075.C52 2011 Tour of the University of South Dakota's Historic Buildings
NA 55.V47 W54 2013 Vermillion Architects and Contractors 1870 to Present
USD Archives Buildings, Other Structures and Utilities finding aid
We have several Archives and Special Collections blogs related to campus buildings.
Check library databases for journal articles.
South Dakota History Index
Check buildings and building plaques. Plaques may be located in unusal places.
For example- the library plaque is on the 2nd floor in the atrium
National Register of Historic Places- USD has 3 buildings
Historic Preservation Office of the South Dakota State Historical Society
For buildings acquired by USD the courthouse may have information about buildings.