Guide to the Friendly Circle Club Records At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: The Friendly Circle Club
Title: The Friendly Circle Club Records
Dates: 1938-2005
Quantity: 1 drawer (1 cubic feet)
Collection ID: MSS.FriendlyCircleClub
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Biographical Note

Eight women in Black Hawk, S.D. formed The Friendly Circle Club on Feb.10, 1938 as the “Black Hawk Senior Club”. It was a sewing club at first and during World War II made items for the Red Cross and others. Membership has expanded over the years and much community work has been done. For years members cleaned the Valley View Cemetery annually. Donations were made to the groups such as the Salvation Army, the Black Hawk Community Church, the March of Dimes, nursing homes and many others. The group became the Friendly Circle Club in 1946 and gained a meeting place when the Black Hawk Supper Club opened for business. Over the years, different generations of the same family have joined the Friendly Circle Club.

Scope and Contents

Collection contains, membership rosters, meeting calendars, scrapbooks, photographs, photograph albums, news clippings, and programs.

Acquisition Information

Received 2007

Preferred Citation

Friendly Circle Club, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies

Processing Information

Processed by David Nickel

Inventory

Files 1-9 membership rosters and calendars; Files 10-40 newspaper clippings; Files 41-63 photographs and negatives; Files 64-68 photograph albums and scrapbooks.


Series: Normal
File
1 Note Book With Membership Roster, Officers, Approximate Financial Statement 1938-1964
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2 Work Accomplished By the Friendly Circle n.d.
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3 “The Friendly Circle Club” Meeting Calendar n.d.
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4 “Friendly Circle Club 1956” Meeting Calendar 1956
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5 “The Friendly Circle Club 1958” Meeting Calendar c.1 1958
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6 “Friendly Circle Club 1958” Meeting Calendar c.2 1958
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7 “The Friendly Circle Club” Meeting Calendar 1959
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8 “The Friendly Circle Club 1960” Meeting Calendar 1960
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9 “The Friendly Circle Club” 1979-80 Meeting Calendars 1982-1985 1979-1980, 1982-1985
File
10 “Wedding Fashion Show June 4, 1980 at Evelyn Oneys Home” June 4, 1980
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11 “Hostesses 1987” 1987
File
12 “Friendly Circle 1938-1988” February 3, 1988 (Program) Feb. 3, 1988
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13 (Golden Year-50 Yrs) Meeting Information 1988
File
14 “Remembering 50 Years” Feb. 3, 1988
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15 “Invitations Sent For 55th” n.d.
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16 “The Friendly Circle Club 1991” Meeting Calendar 1991
File
17 “Thank You Card” 1991
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18 Officers, Names, Meeting 1995 1995
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19 “Invitations Sent For 60th Ann. 1998” 1998
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20 “Visiting Still Important To Friendly Club” Newspaper Story n.d.
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21 Pearl Clutter Obituary n.d.
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22 “Black Hawk Friendly Circle Observes 20th Anniversary” Newspaper Article n.d. [1958]
File
23 “Visiting Still Important To Friendly Club” (40th Anniversary Newspaper Article) c.1 n.d. [1978]
File
24 “Visiting Still Important To Friendly Club” (40th Anniversary Newspaper Article) c.2 n.d. [1978]
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25 Newspaper Notice For 45th Anniversary n.d. [1983]
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26 “Black Hawk Circle” Rapid City, SD., Daily Journal Dec. 10, 1960
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27 “Friendly Circle Club At Black Hawk To Note Golden Anniversary In 1978” Black Hills Press May 7, 1977
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28 “Visiting Still Important to Friendly Club” Rapid City Journal Feb.7, 1978
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29 “Friendly Circle Club Has Long History In Black Hawk” Black Hills Press Nov. 8, 1980
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30 Friendly Circle Marks 45th Year Club Still Making Contribution Black Hills Press c.1 Feb. 5, 1983
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31 Friendly Circle Marks 45th Year Club Still Making Contribution Black Hills Press c. 2 Feb. 5, 1983
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32 Friendly Circle Marks 45th Year Club Still Making Contribution Black Hills Press c. 3 Feb. 5, 1983
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33 Friendly Circle Marks 45th Year Club Still Making Contribution Black Hill Press c. 4 Feb. 5, 1983
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34 “Circle Of Friends Remains Unbroken” Around the Hills Column R.C. Journal n.d.(1998?)
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35 “Sewing Circles Thrive In Small Town” Rapid City Journal Jan 3, 2005
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36 “The Model Wife-Do You Know Her?” n.d.
File
37 “The Lawrence Welk Story,..Experts Call Welk Cornball, But He´s Laughing All Way To Bank” n.d.
File
38 “A Child´s Idea Of A Grandmother´s Role” c.1 and c.2 n.d.
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39 “Today” c.1, c.2, c.3 n.d.
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40 Friendly Circle Club Thank You Poem c.1, c.2, c. 3 n.d.
File
41 “Mary P” Photo n.d.
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42 “Edith” Picture n.d.
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43 Pictures Black Hawk Centennial Parade n.d.
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44 Pictures n.d.
File
45 Picture “Fun Time At Judy H. Cabin” n.d.
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46 “Marie Osanud” “Maude Hidner” Picture n.d.
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47 “Club Members” Picture n.d.
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48 Pictures n.d.
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49 Pictures 1956-58 1956-58
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50 “45th Anniversary” Pictures n.d.
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51 “Edith Marie” Picture Mar´73
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52 “Crazy Hats At Club” Photos 1947
File
53 “Edith Marie” Picture Mar´73
File
54 “Christmas 1978” Picture 1978
File
55 “Clara Moore 1983 90th Bday” Picture 1983
File
56 “1985 At Barb´s” Picture 1985
File
57 Picture Feb´88
File
58 “LaVerne+Mahlons´ 50th Anniversary Marge Mann +Mary Hale” Picture Aug. 89
File
59 “At Margie Cahhoon´s Fall´93 Clara´s 90th Bday” Picture 1993
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60 Christmas 1996 Negatives For Scrapbook 1996
File
61 Pearl Chitter´s B.Party Negatives April 1996 April 1996
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62 12-3-97 Pictures 12-2-97
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63 Club Anniversary Negatives 2-6-98
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64 2-6-98 1947,1958, 1963, 1972, 1980
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65 Scrapbook 1993/Dec. 2006 1956, 58,62, 1993-2006
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66 Friendly Circle Scrap Book 1958-1992
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67 Photo Album “Clara´s Book” 1972, 1983

Series: Oversized
File
68 Loose Scrapbook Pages (oversize) 1954,1956-1970, 1982