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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Herbert L. Case
Title: Herbert L. Case Papers
Dates: 1864 - 1943
Quantity: 8 box(es) (4.5 linear feet)
Collection ID: MSS034
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Biographical Note

Herbert Llywellyn Case was a Methodist minister in Iowa and married Mary Ellen Grannis Case at her father's farm in Vernon, MN. Rev. Case and his family moved every few years in Iowa due to his church work. There were five children. Joyce was born in 1895 in Renwick, Francis was born in 1896 in Everly, Leland was born in 1900 in Wesley, Carolyn was born in 1903 in Swaledale, and Esther was born in 1907 in Marathon. Rev. Herbert Case answered a call from the Methodist Episcopal Church to move from Marathon, Iowa to the Black Hills of South Dakota in 1909. He served as a minister in Sturgis. While there, Carrie A. Nation preached at his church on one occasion on temperance. To be closer to his congregation, Rev. Case and family lived for a while near Bear Butte. In 1912, Rev. Case answered a new call and became Superintendent of the Cheyenne River District of the Dakota Conference of the Methodist Church. Rev. Case had his headquarters in Philip and sent his family to live in Mitchell. Rev. Case traveled many miles to establish small Methodist Churches in his area. In 1913, Rev. Case and his family moved together to live in Hot Springs, SD where he served as a minister.

In 1917, Herbert Case became financial agent for Deaconess Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Case later worked for many years as an insurance agent in Mankato, MN. Rev. Case's son Francis served as a Congressman and as a Senator from South Dakota. Rev. Case's son Leland worked as a journalist for many years and helped establish the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD.

Scope and Contents

Legal documents, correspondence, scrapbooks, and one uniform

Acquisition Information

Received in 1999

Related Material

Herbert L. Case Photographs

Preferred Citation

Herbert L. Case Papers, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies

Processing Information

David Nickel and Sarah Cox

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box File
1 1 Correspondence, deeds, bills, etc. 1864-1902
2 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1903-06
3 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1903-06
4 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1907-08
5 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1907-08
6 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1909-13
7 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1909-13
8 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1914
9 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1914
Box File
2 1 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1913-18
2 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1915-18
3 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1919-25
4 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1919-25
5 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1927-32
6 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1927-32
7 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1933-38
8 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1933-38
9 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1939-45
10 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1946-49
Box File
3 1 Correspondence, bills, etc. 1950-55, 1993
2 Correspondence, bills, etc. n.d.
3 Correspondence, bills, etc. n.d.
4 Correspondence, bills, etc. n.d.
5 Marriage Licenses 1894-1913
6 Marriage Licenses 1914-15
Box File
4 1 Insurance Papers 1910-Aug. 1921
2 Insurance Papers Sept. 1921-Dec. 1921
3 Insurance Papers 1922
4 Insurance Papers 1923
5 Insurance Papers 1924
6 Insurance Papers 1924
Box File
5 1 Insurance Papers 1925
2 Insurance Papers 1926-31
3 Insurance Papers 1932-33
4 Insurance Papers 1934-49
5 Insurance Papers, Letterhead, Forms, etc. n.d.
6 Liniment Box and Brochures n.d.
7 "Washington Complete Guide" "Thomas Jefferson Then And Now" "Contemporary Politics In The Far East" 1942 1943 1916
Box File
6 1 Large box with sermon materials
Box File
7 1 Large box with eight large scrapbooks filled with newspaper clippings, weddings, church functions, etc. Various dates
Box File
8 1 WAC Uniform - 4 shirts, 1 jacket, 1 skirt, and 2 caps and gas mask with bag n.d.