Guide to the Crow Peak Extension Club Records At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Crow Peak Extension Club
Title: Crow Peak Extension Club Records
Dates: 1926-1989
Quantity: 1 drawer (1.25 linear feet)
Collection ID: MSS.CrowPeakExtension
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

History of Organization

The Crow Peak Extension Club came into being on February 8, 1925, under the supervision of Evan W. Hall, County Agent, and May Kiethline of the State Extension Office at Brookings, South Dakota. It was the oldest extension club in Lawrence County and the only club in South Dakota to have three Eminent Homemakers as members. According to the organization´s constitution, meetings were to be held in the homes of the members, in alphabetical order, on the first Wednesday of each month. The club was organized to study problems relating to home and community and focused its energies on promoting and educating on homemaking skills.

Various homemaking demonstrations were held, such as “First Aid in the Home,” “Desserts that are Different,” and a fair exhibit entitled “Something Cooked or Sewed.” From May 2, 1934 until sometime in 1936, the Crow Peak Extension Club belonged to the Federation of Women´s Clubs. In 1938, a delegate was sent to the National Demonstration Council meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. During World War II, two Netherlands families were sponsored and packages were sent to them.

Other activities the club participated in include a reading program, 4-H Club, donating money and time to disabled children and the elderly, studying Civil Defense, and recycling. At Christmas time, a potluck supper and program by 4-H members marked the occasion; as well as a visit by Santa. Overall, the club´s goals encompassed the raising of healthy children, the maintenance of a happy home, and a sense of community that encompasses even the less fortunate.

Scope and Contents

Secretary´s Record Books, 1926-1989; Homemaker´s Handbooks; Songbooks; Misc. business papers and receipts

Acquisition Information

Received June 2007.

Preferred Citation

Crow Peak Extension Club Records, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies

Processing Information

Beshka Ringstad

Inventory

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1 Secretary´s Record Books (2) / Photo of founding members 1926-29
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2 Minutes / Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1930-34
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3 Financial Statement / Secretary´s Record Book / Misc. Papers 1934-37
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4 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1936-38
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5 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1938-40
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6 Secretary´s Record Books (3) 1940-44
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7 Secretary´s Record Book 1944-45
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8 Secretary´s Record Book 1945-46
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9 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1947-49
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10 Secretary´s Record Book 1949-50
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11 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1950-51
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12 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1951-53
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13 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1953-56
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14 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1956-58
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15 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1958-60
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16 Secretary´s Record Books in manila envelopes (2) 1960-62
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17 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1962-64
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18 Misc. Papers / Recipes / Poetry / Postcard c. 1964
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19 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1964-66
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20 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1966-68
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21 Homemaker´s Handbook / Secretary´s Record Book 1968-69
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22 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1969-71
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23 Secretary´s Record Books (2) / Homemaker´s Guidelines 1971-79
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24 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1979-81
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25 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1981-83
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26 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1983-85
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27 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1985-87
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28 Secretary´s Record Books (2) 1987-89
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29 “A Lasting Legacy” 1989
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30 Contents Page / History of Organization 1956-57
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31 “Do It Yourself Christmas” (2) n.d.
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32 Songbooks / Dance book — Music for Enjoyment; Appreciate Dance (2); Sing; Music and You 1914/1970-1972
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33 Songbooks — various / Meet Music n.d./1955
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34 Songbooks — various / Music in Your Club / Lyrics from the “Land of Lincoln” n.d./1959/
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35 Constitution / Parliamentary Procedures 1970/1958
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36 Manila Envelope containing business papers 1950´s
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37 White Envelope containing receipts 1950´s-1970´s