Guide to the Georgia Abrahamson Scrapbooks At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Georgia Abrahamson
Title: Georgia Abrahamson Scrapbooks
Dates: 1976-2006 (bulk dates 1976-1998)
Quantity: 1 box(es) (1 linear feet)
Collection ID: MSS146
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Biographical Note

Georgia Clara Ward was born to Emmet Ward and (Adelia) Florence (Hardy) Ward November 9, 1920 at the Clark Ranch in Englewood, SD. She married LeRoy Abrahamson May 12, 1939 in Sturgis, SD. They later moved to Spearfish. Georgia was very active with Republican Women organizations and 1984 she received the South Dakota Federation of Republican Women Cecile Nankivel Award for Outstanding Republican Women in South Dakota. A breast cancer survivor she was also active in the American Cancer Society. She died at age 90 on October 14, 2011 in Spearfish and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Scope and Contents

Two scrapbooks containing photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and correspondence related to Georgia Abrahamson's activities, primarily related to Republican organizations and the Cancer Society.

Acquisition Information

Received August, 2013

Preferred Citation

Georgia Abrahamson Scrapbooks, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies

Processing Information

Bobbi Sago, May 2015

Detailed Description of the Collection

Brown scrapbook starting with materials related to Republican Party and organization activities as well as materials relate to Cancer Society events, dated 1976-1981. Pink Scrapbook with materials related to Republican Party people and Republican organizations activities, dated 1991-2006.