Guide to the PEO Records (Chapters N & BW) At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: PEO Chapters N & BW
Title: PEO Records (Chapters N & BW)
Dates: 1919-2007
Quantity: 7 box(es) (10 linear feet)
Collection ID: MSS052
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Biographical Note

Seven college girls founded the original PEO Sisterhood on January 21, 1869 in Mt. Pleasant Iowa. The PEO was to support young women looking for an education and began an education fund in April of 1920. By 1921 there was 27,000 members in the PEO Sisterhood. The Chapter N was a branch of the PEO Sisterhood in Spearfish South Dakota. Twelve spearfish women petitioned to join the PEO Sisterhood and were officially recognized as Chapter N on October 1st, 1919. The first president was Mrs. Bernice Woodburn and membership was limited to twenty members. This limit increased through the course of the Chapters development. In 1966, with the support of Chapter N, a new chapter, Chapter BW was formed.

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Scope and Contents

Chapter N, Minutes and Chapter BW Scrapbooks

Acquisition Information

Received from multiple sources from 1982-until 2007

Preferred Citation

PEO Records (Chapters N & BW), Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies, Black Hills State University

Processing Information

Colleen Kirby; Bobbi Sago

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1: Minutes October 1, 1919- February 16, 1953. Box 2: Minutes March 7, 1953-February 17, 1975. Box 3: Minutes Miscellaneous, Minutes March 3, 1975-February 2, 1998. Boxes 4-7 Chapter BW Memory Books (Scrapbooks) and Autobiography books. Autobiographies included: Georgia Mary Jensen, Donna Claire Weidemier Golliher, Ann Marie Aitkin Richards, Carol Sanders, Alyce Shavone, Joan Delila Anderson Follette, Alice Sessions, Margery Currow Jelebert, Judith Ann Jelbert Bogstad, Emily Jennings, Laraine Smith, Joann J. Hoffman, Darleen Young, Priscilla Young, Carolyn McGibney, Betty (Burgess) J. Junek, Garnette Ainsworth, Beulah Polley, Margaret Wengert, Elizabeth Warren, Gwen Thomas Mead, Helen McConnell Vessey, Nancy Lowry Mead, Mary Ellen Lantis, Molly Bolster Frawley, Deb Carr-Nelson, Elizabeth Jane Ice, Sonya (Bell) Albers, Laurel Williams, Margaret S. Kelley, Ava Moodie, Sandra Hall, Marguerite Harkness, Nancy Veglahn, Kathleen S. Reynolds, Joyce Joergensen Roach, Karen Eileen (DeGroot) Sleep, Delia M. Dibley, Charlotte Schuttler, Helen Running, Edna Cowan, and Barbara Schmidt


Series: Chapter N
Box Folder
1 1 Minutes October 1, 1919 - March 4, 1929 1919-1929
2 Minutes March 18, 1929 - May 21, 1934 1929-1934
3 Minutes October 1, 1934 - March 4, 1939 1934-1939
4 Minutes March 18, 1939 - October 14, 1944 1939-1944
5 Minutes November 6, 1944 - February 19,1949 1944-1949
6 Minutes March 7, 1949 - February 16, 1953 1949-1953
Box Folder
2 1 Minutes March 7, 1953 - February 18, 1957 1953-1957
2 Minutes March 4, 1957 - December 19, 1960 1957-1960
3 Minutes December 19 1960 - November 16, 1964 1960-1964
4 Minutes December 17, 1964 - October 27, 1965 1964-1965
5 Minutes November 1, 1965 - February 20, 1967 1965-1967
6 Minutes March 1,1967 - February 17, 1969 1967-1969
7 Minutes January 10, 1967 - February 16, 1970 1967-1970
8 Minutes March 1, 1969 - February 16, 1970 1969- 1970
9 Minutes March 2, 1970 - February 15, 1971 1970-1971
10 Minutes March 1, 1971 - February 17, 1975 1971-1975
Box Folder
3 1 P.E.O. Miscellaneous Documents Various
2 Minutes March 3, 1975 - February 16, 1976 1975-1976
3 Minutes March 1, 1976 - February 20, 1978 1976-1978
4 Minutes March 6, 1978 - February 19 1979 1978-1979
5 Minutes March 5, 1979 - February 15, 1988 1979-1988
6 Minutes March 7, 1994 - February 20, 1995 1994-1995
7 Minutes March 6, 1995 - February 19, 1996 1995-1996
8 Minutes March 4, 1996 - February 17, 1997 1996-1997
9 Minutes March 3, 1997 - February 2, 1998 1997-1998
10 Minutes March 1, 1999 - February 21, 2000 1999-2000
11 Minutes March 6, 2000 - February 19, 2001 2000-2001
12 Minutes March 15, 2001 - February 18, 2002 2001-2002
13 Minutes March 1, 2002 - February 17, 2003 2002-2003
14 Minutes March 3, 2003 - February 16, 2004 2003-2004
15 Minutes March 1, 2004 - February 7, 2005 2004-2005

Series: Chapter BW
Box Folder
4 1 Autobiographies Book (Red) Various
2 Autobiographies Book (more current) (blue) Various
3 Memory Book (Scrapbook) 1966-1984
4 Memory Book (Scrapbook) 1982-1983
5 Envelope with 7 photos and 4 negatives 1996-1997
Box Folder
5 1 Memory Book (Scrapbook) 1983-1984
2 Memory Book (Scrapbook) 1984-1987
3 Memory Book (Scrapbook) 1990-1994
Box Folder
6 1 Memory Book (Scrapbook) 1987-1990
2 Memory Book (Scrapbook) 1994-1996
Box Folder
7 1 Memory Book (Scrapbook) 1997-2000
2 Memory Book (Scrapbook) 2001-2007