Guide to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission Paper At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission
Title: Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission Papers
Dates: 1928-1984
Quantity: 2 box(es) (1 linear feet)
Collection ID: MSS048
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Biographical Note

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission was created by President Calvin Coolidge. Originally, President Coolidge chose just ten members, to allow the up-and-coming President Herbert Hoover to fil the other too spots. While President Hoover filled the remaining two spots in the Commission, Hoover did not meet with the Commission until confronted by Congressman Williamson. With the absence of President Hoover from the Commission, funding could not be acquired before the projected start date of construction. Sculpture, John Borglum sought out the President in D.C. Soon after, President Hoover got together with the Commission and set the ball rolling. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission organized funding for the construction of Mount Rushmore.

Scope and Contents

The Mentor Magazine, Mt. Rushmore Guides, Photo of Sculpture Bust, Mt. Rushmore Map, Gutzon Guides, Mt. Rushmore Brochures, Articles on Mt. Rushmore, History of the United States of America Plaque (copy), "The Voices at Mt. Rushmore," 50th Anniversary Ceremony of the Dedication of Mount Rushmore, Mt. Rushmore Memorial Documents, Mt. Rushmore Historical Society Documents, United States Department of the Interior and National Parks Documents, Secretary Files, Correspondences with John A. Boland, Correspondences, Mt. Rushmore Environmental Assessment Plan, Mt Rushmore Project: Concessions Building Changes, Mt. Rushmore Project: Headquarters Changes, Mt. Rushmore Project: Old Studio Building Changes, Heating System Revisions, Mt. Harney Documents, Microfilm Documentation.

Acquisition Information

Processed by McLain Wunschel June 2016

Preferred Citation

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies, Black Hills State University

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1: The Mentor Magazine 2/1928, Mt. Rushmore Guide 1930, Photo of Sculpture Bust 6/24/1937, Mt. Rushmore Brochures and Map 1938, Mt. Rushmore and Gutzon Guides and Brochures 1940?, Mt. Rushmore Guides 1941. Articles on Mt. Rushmore 3/4/1952. Mt. Rushmore Guides 1954, Mt. Rushmore Guide 1958?, History of the United States of America Plaque (copy) 7/4/1971, "The Voices at Mt. Rushmore" by Lloyd Norlin 5/4/1976, 50th Anniversary Ceremony of the Dedication of Mount Rushmore 8/10/1977, Mt. Rushmore Pamphlet and Brochures 1982, Mt. Rushmore Memorial Documents 1942-1967, Mt. Rushmore Historical Society Documents 1941-1974, United States Department of the Interior and National Parks Documents 1928-1965, Secretary Files 1930-1984, Correspondences with John A. Boland 1948-1957, Correspondences 7/1965, Mt. Rushmore Environmental Assessment Plan 4/1978, Mt Rushmore Project: Concessions Building Changes 1965, Mt. Rushmore Project: Headquarters Changes 1942-1953. Box 2: Mt. Rushmore Project: Old Studio Building Changes 1942-1953, Heating System Revisions 1965, Mt. Harney Documents, Microfilm Documentation.

Box File
1 1 The Mentor Magazine 2/1928
2 Mt. Rushmore Guide 1930
3 Photo of Sculpture Bust 6/4/1937
4 Mt. Rushmore Brochures (2) and Map 1938
5 Mt. Rushmore and Gutzon Guides and Brochures 1940?
6 Mt. Rushmore Guides (2) 1941
7 Articles on Mt. Rushmore 3/4/1952
8 Mt. Rushmore Guides (2) 1954
9 Mt. Rushmore Guide 1958?
10 History of the United States of America Plaque (copy) 7/4/1971
11 Mt. Rushmore Guide-American Revolution Bicentennial Edition 1976
12 "The Voices at Mount Rushmore" by Lloyd Norlin 5/4/1976
13 50th Anniversary Ceremony of the Dedication of Mount Rushmore 8/10/1977
14 Mt. Rushmore Pamphlet and Brochures 1982
15 Mt. Rushmore Memorial Documents 1942-67
16 Mt. Rushmore Historical Society Documents 1941-74
17 United States Department of the Interior and National Parks Documents 1928-65
18 Secretary Files 1930-1984
19 Correspondences with John A. Boland 1948-57
20 Correspondences 7/1965
21 Mt. Rushmore Environmental Assessment Plan 4/1978
Box File
22 Mt. Rushmore Project: Concessions Building Changes 1965
Box File
1 23 Mt. Rushmore Project: Headquarters Changes 1942-53
Box File
2 1 Mt. Rushmore Project: Old Studio Building Changes 1942-46
2 Heating System Revisions 1965
3 Mt. Harney Documents n.d.
4 Microfilm Documentation n.d.