Guide to the Elsa Jane Scoggin Bunney Collection At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Elsa Jane Scoggin Bunney
Title: Elsa Jane Scoggin Bunney Collection
Dates: 1944-1950
Quantity: 2 box(es) (2 linear feet)
Collection ID: MSS180
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Biographical Note

Elsa Jane Scoggin was born in 1922 and graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 1939. She attended to Black Hills Teacher's College, where she received recognition as Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. She then enlisted in the Women's Army Corp in 1943 and served as an Air-WAC in North Africa. She married Charles Bunney in Broadus, MT in 1946 and had two sons, Ernest and Randall. After an extended illness, Elsa passed away at the age of 29 in Belle Fourche.

Scope and Contents

Photos, legal documents, and personal items from 1844-1951

Acquisition Information

Received April 2015

Preferred Citation

Elsa Jane Scoggin Collection, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies

Processing Information

Sarah Cox

Detailed Description of the Collection

Photographs of various dates, Veteran's Affairs and life insurance records, legal documents and identification cards, camera, wallets, other personal items, funeral information

Box File
1 1 Miscellaneous military photos 1946
2 Miscellaneous family photos Undated
3 Letters, legal documents, newspaper clippings 1946-1951
4 V.A. letters and financial records 1950
5 V.A. and military records 1944-1947
6 Photographs and frame Undated
7 Family photographs Undated
8 Pilot Log 1948
9 Identification cards 1950
Box File
2 1 Two leather coin purses Undated
2 Two leather wallets with original contents 1950
3 Small leather purse Undated
4 Kodak camera in case 1902-1913
5 Three handkerchiefs Undated
6 Red jewelry box, including military id Undated
7 Empty canvas bag Undated
8 Leather bag with photo of Elsa Undated
9 Leather scrapbook with photos from base in North Africa 1943-1944
10 White box with funeral records and newspaper clippings 1951