Guide to the Black Hills Corral of the Westerners, International Papers At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Black Hills Corral of the Westerners, International
Title: Black Hills Corral of the Westerners, International Papers
Dates: 1892-2010 (Bulk dates 1953-2010)
Quantity: 11 box(es) (5 linear feet)
Collection ID: MSS061
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Biographical Note

The Westerners grew out of a February 25, 1944 meeting in Winnetka, Illinois of fourteen men interested in the history of the West. They were friends of Leland Case and heard a presentation that night on the history of Calamity Jane. The group has grown and opened chapters (corrals) over the years. There were 131 such groups (including one in the Black Hills area) in 1994. The Westerners continue to hold programs to learn more about the history of the West Leland Case had a major role for many years with the group. From 1967-81, the Westerners was the main focus of his life. Case got the group to move its office near his Tucson home, played a major role in the "Buckskin Bulletin", the Westerners' newsletter and served as president and then as president emeritus. Case got the organization to function year-round in its office. The Westerners was people, history and the group to Case. Case got an awards program started and money for prizes for papers presented to corrals of the Westerners.

Scope and Contents

Certification, Bylaws/Order of Business, Handbook, History, Members and Officers, Minutes, Notes, Publicity, Journal, Financial Records, Annual Reports/Financial Statements/Audit Reports/Dues, Supplies, Book, Photographs, Correspondence, Literature, Newspaper Clippings, Manuscripts, Program, Lists and Suggested Topics, Program Notes and Reports, and VHS tapes of presentations.

Acquisition Information

Received from multiple donors from 1984-2010.

Preferred Citation

Black Hills Corral of the Westerners, International Papers, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies, Black Hills State University

Processing Information

Dora Ann Jones, Bobbi Sago

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1: Certification 1953, Bylaws/Order of Business 1953-1983, Handbook 1983, History: Chronicle of the Black Hills Westerners 1953, Newspaper article 1953-1962, Book 1961, Calendar 1970, Members and Officers: Envelope: Photograph 1940, Press Card 1945, Membership Card 1962, List of Members 1953-1987, Minutes 1953-1988, Publicity- Article 1971. Box 2: Journal Receipts and disbursements 1966-1989, Savings account 1970-1971, Scholarship Fund 1976-1989, Financial Records 1956-1989, Annual Reports/ Financial Statements/ Audit Reports/ Dues 1955-1990, Supplies. Box 3: Book, Photographs 1892-1967, Correspondence: 1953-1984, Literature 1913-1971. Box 4: Newspaper Clippings 1947-1986, Manuscripts 1961-1983. Box 5: Program Lists and Suggested Topics, Program Notes and Reports 1954-1981. Box 6: Newspaper clippings, minutes, correspondence, and other assorted documents, 1970-1995. Boxes 7-11: Video -s of programs

Box File
1 1 Inventory of articles of the Westerners 1973
2 Bylaws/ Order of business Various
3 Handbook 1983
4 History Various
5 Members and Officers 1953-1988
6 Minutes First Meeting 1953-1955
7 Original Handwritten Notes 1954-1966
8 Binder with minutes 1954-1971
9 Publicity Various
10 Minutes of the Meetings 1972-1981
Box File
2 1 Treasurers Book 1966-1989
2 Financial Records 1957-1968
3 Financial Records 1972-1982
4 Financial Records 1983-1989
5 Annual Reports/ Financial Statements/ Audit Reports/ Dues 1955-1990
6 Supplies n.d.
Box File
3 1 The Thoen Stone: A Saga of the Black Hills 1966
2 Correspondence 1952-1988
3 Photographs Various
4 Correspondence n.d.
5 Literature Various
Box File
4 1 Newspaper Clippings 1947-1986
2 "A Black Hills Pioneer Story" James C. Anderson n.d.
3 "Calamity Jane" Ike Chase n.d.
4 Memorial biography and obituaries of Driver Family n.d.
5 "Reminiscences of Chas, L. Gilbert" n.d.
6 "Nez Perce, Chief Joseph, and the great retreat and final surrender, killing of the Indian Black Kettle" Jack Guinn n.d.
7 "Walk Your Own Path" Cameron Hawley n.d.
8 "A Historic Sermon that was not delivered" n.d.
9 "H.F. Holley" Chris Holley n.d.
10 "A Pioneer Story" Frank Bryant n.d.
11 "Iron Creek Fire" Forest Service Record of the Great Iron Creek Fire n.d
12 "A mine with more Varieties than Heinz has pickles, Ingersole Mine, Keystone, SD 1983
13 "The V.S. Johnson Family to the Black Hills in 1880 to 1966" Abigail Johnson-Alexander n.d.
14 "A big week in the old Belle Fourche" Joe Koller n.d.
15 "Early day flour milling promotions in the Black Hills of South Dakota" Joe Koller n.d.
16 "Notes on old Dudley, Fall River County, SD ghostown" Joe Koller n.d.
17 "Westerners Sponsor Memorial to Badger Clark" Joe Koller n.d.
18 "Lest we forget.-Summer 1961" Etta McVery Korthaus 1961
19 "Pioneer History" Etta Korthaus n.d.
20 Report of Dave Mahl Given to Westerners about Black Hills History Conference n.d
21 "Christ on the Mountain" (Clippings) Thomas O'Dell n.d.
22 Thomas O'Dell day (Clippings and Photos) 1967
23 "Placing a Plaque in His Honor at Bear Butte State Park September 10, 1967" Thomas O'Dell 1967
24 "Buckskin Johnny, Deadwood Dick, George Cosgrove, Bear Butte-1836 - Pete billed by Indi" Lucy Peterson n.d.
25 "Prospecting for facts" Col. Will G. Robinson n.d.
26 "Third Annual Black Hills History Conference. Report give at Westerners meeting" Steve Skroch n.d.
27 "My Black Hills" Marie Thybo Sorenson 1952
28 "Wibaux, Montana: The Baird Stone" Frank Thomas Letter up to May 1, 1966 1966
29 Newspaper clippings concerning the Thoen Stone n.d.
30 "History of George Howes" Stella Howes 1966
31 "History of the Ray Smith and around Tigerville, SD" Druisilla Smith 1966
32 "Settlement in 1890 in and about Bixby and Rabbit Creek" Sarah Wilson n.d.
33 D.J. Tooney's story 1933
Box File
5 1 Program lists and suggested topics n.d.
2 Program notes/ reports 1954
3 Program notes and reports 1955
4 Program notes and reports 1956
5 Program notes and reports 1957
6 Program notes and reports 1958
7 Program notes and reports 1959
8 Program notes and reports 1961
9 Program notes and reports 1962
10 Program notes and reports 1963
11 Program notes and reports 1966
12 Program notes and reports 1967
13 Program notes and reports 1968
14 Program notes and reports 1969
15 Program notes and reports 1970
16 Program notes and reports 1971
17 Program notes and reports 1973
18 Program notes and reports 1974
19 Program notes and reports 1975
20 Program notes and reports 1976
21 Program notes and reports 1977
22 Program notes and reports 1981
Box File
6 1 Speakers and Programs 1975
2 Correspondence Various
3 Newspaper Clippings Various
4 Membership Various
5 Attendance Book 1988-1995
6 Minutes of the Meetings 1976-1995
7 Newsletters Various
8 Constitution and Bylaws Various
9 Miscellaneous 1975-1976
10 Certification 1970
Box File
7 1 Video - Bev Pechan Capt. Jack Crawford "Poet Scout" 2004
2 Video - Shebby Lee "What-ifs of History" 2004
3 Video - MR Hansen "Origins of Sioux in Mongolia" 2004
4 Video - Watson Parker "Good Old Daze at Palmer Gulch" 2004
5 Video - Doug Ladd "Woodcarving in America" 2004
6 Video - Roger Kehm "1880 Train" 2004
7 Video - Paul Swedlund "Historical Preservation" 2003
8 Video - Toots Schriner "First Century Ranch, Custer County 2003
9 Video - "Archaeology of Lead" Jeff Buechler 2003
10 Video - Dode Lee "Sturgis Photographic Memories" 2003
11 Video - Beverly Pechan "Importance of Preserving History 2003
12 Video - Joyce Carlsen Women of BH "Adams Museum" 2004
Box File
8 1 Video - Bill Groeth "Black Hills Photos" 2002
2 Video - Rose Fosha "Deadwood's Chinatown Dig" 2002
3 Video - Perry Rahn: "RC Flood: Geologic Perspective" 2002
4 Video - Chuck Rambow "Tie Creek Sketchbook" 2002
5 Video - Sanders and McCulloh "Custer Expedition of 1874" n.d.
6 Video - Shebby Lee "Lewis and Clark Trail" 2002
7 Video - The Forels "Texas Jack Omuhundro" 2002
8 Video - Clara Lobden - Laree Mayes "Memories of McGillycuddy House" 2002
9 Video - Charlie Hunt/ The Forrells "Ail the Horses that he'd Rode Texas Jack... Music 2002
10 Video - Herb Cleveland "Ft. Meade 2001
11 Video - Cindy Tryon "Lewis and Clark Trail Project" 2001
12 Video - David Wolf "Railroads of Black Hills 2004
Box File
9 1 Video - "Homestake Opera House" 2003
2 Video - "Homestake Opera House" Wayne Paananan 2005
3 Video - Mitch McLain "Custer" 2005
4 Video - Bernie Hanholz "Interesting SD Characters" 2006
5 Video - M. Murphey "Custer City Courthouse" 2006
6 Video - Bev Pechan "Literary Luminaries" 2006
7 Video - Chuck Rambow "KKK" 2006
8 Video - D. Wagner "Nelson Cole's 1865 Powder River Expedition" 2006
9 Video - Walker "Libby Custer" 2006
10 Video - Norma Kraemer "Airports of the BH 2006
11 Video - Darrel Nelson "Art and Artifacts" 2006
12 Video - "Tributes to Bob Lee" 2006
Box File
10 1 Video - Paul Horsted "BH Yesterday and Today" 2006
2 Video - Kessloff and Kerst "R.C. Architecture" 2007
3 Video - Hank Frawley "Frawley Ranch" 2007
4 Video - Paul Miller "SD Historical Society 2007
5 Video - Riner "Introduction to BH History 2007
6 Video - Anne Rogers of Adams House "We are Deadwood Too!" 2007
7 Video - Charles Rambow "Early Ft. Meade Years" 2007
8 Video - Fred Wells "History of Fur Trade" Verne Davis "Cemeteries" 2007
9 Video - Rick Mills "Railroading" 2007
Box File
11 1 Video - Watson Parker "Our Western Heritage 2008
2 Video - Bob Hayes "Stratobowl" and Doug Hesnard "Old Governors' Mansion" 2008
3 Video - Ann Stanton "Wertheimers" 2008
4 Video - Vernon Davis "Cemeteries" 2008
5 Video - Shebby Lee "Pioneer Cats" 2008
6 Video - Jerry Bryant "Madam "Henrico" 2009
7 Video - Gerard Baker "Hidatsa" 2009
8 Video - David Wolff "Seth Bullock" 2009
9 Video - John Hansen "Custer Battle 2009
10 Video - Bob Hayes "Lincoln in Black Hills?" 2009
11 Video - Ben Roose "The Last Wolves" 2009
12 Video - E. F. Oren & J. D. Small "Women of Jew Flats" 2009
13 Video - Watson Parker "Lost Treasures of the Black Hills" 2009
14 Video - Ann Haber Stanton "Hotels & Boarding Houses of the Black Hills" 2009
15 Video - Lilah Morton Pengra "Sarah Campbell" 2010