Guide to the Sever L. Eubank Papers At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sever L. Eubank
Title: Sever L. Eubank Papers
Dates: 1891-2000
Quantity: 15 box(es) (6.25 linear feet)
Collection ID: MSS022
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Biographical Note

Dr. Sever Eubank, hailing from Mississippi, became Chair of the Social Science Division at Black Hills State College at the onset of the 1962-1963 school year, and served as chair until 1985 when he retired. A delegate to the South Dakota Democratic Convention in the 1960´s, Eubank became Chairman of the state Democratic Platform Committee in 1968. In April of 1967, Dr. Eubank ran against the Extension Director, Don Young, in the Spearfish mayoral race and lost. However, he later served on the City Council with Don Young as mayor. When the Commissioner of Higher Education proposed limiting the scope of Black Hills State College´s programs to training teachers and junior college curricula, Dr. Sever Eubank backed this proposal. In 1976, still chairman of the Social Science Division, became curator of the Case (Special Collections) Library. In 1984, Eubank earned the title, “Lawrence County Democrat of the Year.” A member of many local and regional historical societies, he was also president of the South Dakota Social Science Association. Eubank was also very involved in the community and was president of the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce Board and president of the Lion´s Club. Dr. Sever Eubank died in February 2007, at the age of 85. Friends and former co-workers remember him as a “fine southern gentleman.”

Scope and Contents

Agriculture Museum and Heritage Center, Archeology Research Center, Archives, Borglum Ranch, Brochures, Budget, Capitol Restoration Commission, Collections and South Dakota History, South Dakota History Day, Field Guide to Historic Sites Survey in South Dakota, Guidelines, policies, procedures, Goals, objectives, and missions, High Plains Heritage Society, Historic Places, Historic Preservation Commissions Manual, Historic Yankton, Inc., Historic Records Advisory Board/grants/proposals, Legislation, Manual for State Historic Preservation Review Board, Minutes, agendas, meeting notices, Miscellaneous correspondence and notes, National Plan of Action to combat Desertification, Newsletters, clippings, etc., Organization and restructuring, Oral History Project, Personnel, Rapid City commercial district, Reports, Robinson Museum, SDDECA Three R's for Education All-Board Conference, Smith/Zimmerman State Museum, Spearfish Historic Preservation Commission, South Dakota Democratic Party Central Committee, South Dakota Historical Society, South Dakota Museums, State Library, United States Newspaper Project, W.H. Over Museum

Related Material

University Archives

Preferred Citation

Sever L. Eubank Papers, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies

Inventory

Box 1: Agriculture Museum Heritage Center 1975-1982, Archeology Research Center 1973-1982, Archives-South Dakota state, Archives Continued 1976-1983, Borglum Ranch. Box 2: Brochures, Budget/Statistics, Budget Continued. Box 3; Budget Continued. Box 4: Budget Continued, Capitol Restoration Commission n.d./1987, Collections and South Dakota History / S. D. History Day, Field Guide to Historic Site Survey in South Dakota - Copy 1, Field Guide to Historic Site Survey in South Dakota - Copy 2, Guidelines, policies, procedures, Goals, objectives, and missions. Box 5: High Plains Heritage Society Agreement / Correspondence 1977-1982, Historic Avenues / Field Guide to Old House Styles / Standards for Rehabilitation 1983, Historic Places A-F 1973-1984. Box 6: Historic Places G-R 1974-1984. Box 7: Historic Places S-Z 1977-1983, Historic Preservation Commissions Manual 1985, Historic Yankton, Inc. 1975-1983, Historical Records Advisory Board / Grants / Proposals 1976-1985. Box 8: Historical Records Advisory Board / Grants / Proposals 1977-1985, Legislation 1962-1985. Box 9: Legislation 1977-1978, Manual for State Historic Preservation Review Board 1982, Minutes, Agendas, Meeting Notices 1979-1984. Box 10: Minutes, Agendas, Meeting Notices 1982-1985, Miscellaneous Correspondence and Notes 1973-1985, National Plan of Action to Combat Desertification 1979-1980, National Forests 1891-1991, Newsletters, Clippings, etc. 1973-1984. Box 11: Organization and Restructuring 1972-1984, Oral History Project 1976-1982, Personnel 1973-1984, Rapid City Commercial District 1974-1983. Box 12: Reports 1975-1980. Box 13: Reports 1981-1985, Robinson Museum 1974-1982, SDDECA Three R's for Education All-Board Conference 1978, Smith/Zimmerman State Museum 1983-1989, Spearfish Historic Preservation Commission 1986. Box 14: Spearfish Historic Preservation Commission 1986-1989, South Dakota Democratic Party Central Committee 1999-2000, South Dakota Museums - Historic Preservation 1974-1983, State Library - Historical Society 1975-1978, United States Newspaper Project 1978, W.H. Over Museum 1962-1978. Box 15: W.H. Over Museum 1979-85.

Box File
1 1 Agriculture Museum Heritage Center 1975-82
2 Archeology Research Center 1973-82
3 Archives-South Dakota state n.d
4 Archives Continued 1976-81
5 Archives Continued 1979-83
6 Borglum Ranch 1974-76
Box File
2 1 Brochures n.d.
2 Budget/Statistics n.d.
3 Budget Continued n.d.
4 Budget Continued n.d.
5 Budget Continued n.d.
Box File
3 1 Budget Continued n.d.
2 Budget Continued n.d.
3 Budget Continued n.d.
4 Budget Continued n.d.
Box File
4 1 Budget Continued n.d.
2 Capitol Restoration Commission n.d.
3 Collections and South Dakota History / S.D. History Day n.d./1987
4 Field Guide to Historic Sites Survey in South Dakota - Copy 1 n.d.
5 Field Guide to Historic Sites Survey in South Dakota - Copy 2 n.d.
6 Guidelines, policies, procedures n.d.
7 Goals, objectives, and missions n.d.
Box File
5 1 High Plains Heritage Society Agreement / Correspondence 1977-82
2 Historic Avenues / Field Guide to Old House Styles / Standards for Rehabilitation 1983
3 Historic Places A-B 1973-80
4 Historic Places A-B 1982-84
5 Historic Places A-B 1984
6 Historic Places A-B 1984
7 Historic Places A-B 1984
8 Historic Places C-F 1984
9 Historic Places C-F 1984
10 Historic Places C-F 1984
Box File
6 1 Historic Places G-I 1984
2 Historic Places G-I 1984
3 Historic Places G-I 1974-78
4 Historic Places G-I 1978-83
5 Historic Places J-L 1974-82
6 Historic Places M-R 1977-82
7 Historic Places M-R 1977
8 Historic Places M-R 1978-82
9 Historic Places M-R 1979-84
Box File
7 1 Historic Places S-Z 1977-82
2 Historic Places S-Z 1977-82
3 Historic Places S-Z 1977-83
4 Historic Places S-Z 1977-82
5 Historic Preservation Commissions Manual (2) 1985
6 Historic Yankton, Inc. 1975-83
7 Historical Records Advisory Board / Grants / Proposals 1976
8 Historical Records Advisory Board / Grants / Proposals 1979
9 Historical Records Advisory Board / Grants / Proposals 1976-85
Box File
8 1 Historical Records Advisory Board / Grants / Proposals 1981-85
2 Historical Records Advisory Board / Grants / Proposals 1985
3 Historical Records Advisory Board / Grants / Proposals 1978
4 Historical Records Advisory Board / Grants / Proposals 1977-85
5 Historical Records Advisory Board / Grants / Proposals 1980-84
6 Legislation 1962-78
7 Legislation 1978-81
8 Legislation 1981-85
Box File
9 1 Legislation 1977-78
2 Legislation 1978
3 Legislation 1978
4 Manual for State Historic Preservation Review Board 1982
5 Minutes, Agendas, Meeting Notices 1979
6 Minutes, Agendas, Meeting Notices 1979
7 Minutes, Agendas, Meeting Notices 1979-81
8 Minutes, Agendas, Meeting Notices 1981
9 Minutes, Agendas, Meeting Notices 1982
Box File
10 1 Minutes, Agendas, Meeting Notices 1982-84
2 Minutes, Agendas, Meeting Notices 1984-85
3 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Notes 1973-76
4 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Notes 1976-80
5 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Notes 1980-85
6 National Plan of Action to Combat Desertification 1979-80
7 National Forests 1891-1991 (3) 1991
8 Newsletters, Clippings, etc. 1973-78
9 Newsletters, Clippings, etc. 1978-84
Box File
11 1 Organization and Restructuring 1972-78
2 Organization and Restructuring 1979-84
3 Oral History Project 1976-82
4 Personnel 1973-74
5 Personnel 1975-77
6 Personnel 1977-78
7 Personnel 1979
8 Personnel 1979-83
9 Personnel 1983-84
10 Rapid City Commercial District 1974-83
Box File
12 1 Reports 1975-77
2 Reports 1977
3 Reports 1977
4 Reports 1978
5 Reports 1978-79
6 Reports 1979
7 Reports 1980
Box File
13 1 Reports 1981
2 Reports 1982
3 Reports 1982-83
4 Reports 1983
5 Reports 1984-85
6 Robinson Museum 1974-82
7 SDDECA Three R's for Education All-Board Conference 1978
8 Smith/Zimmerman State Museum 1983-89
9 Spearfish Historic Preservation Commission 1986
Box File
14 1 Spearfish Historic Preservation Commission 1986-89
2 South Dakota Democratic Party Central Committee 1999-2000
3 South Dakota Historical Society 1978-84
4 South Dakota Museums - Historic Preservation 1974-83
5 South Dakota Museums - Historic Preservation 1983
6 State Library - Historic Preservation 1975-78
7 United States Newspaper Project 1978
8 W.H. Over Museum 1962-76
9 W.H. Over Museum 1976
10 W.H. Over Museum 1976-78
Box File
15 1 W.H. Over Museum 1979-80
2 W.H. Over Museum 1981-83
3 W.H. Over Museum 1983-85
4 W.H. Over Museum 1983
5 W.H. Over Museum 1979