1974 Leland D. Case, a noted historian, journalist,
Black Hills native and co-founder of the Westerners
International, donated his private library, of approximately
5,000 volumes, to Black Hills State University. This
donation is the core of one of the most thorough western
history collections in the area. Today the Case Library
contains over 15,000 volumes covering all aspects
of western history. The collection is especially strong
in South Dakota, Black Hills and Native American history.
Books are not the only items in the Case Library.
The library also contains many manuscript collections
. This guide gives a brief description of the manuscript
collections. More detailed information is available
in the individual collections’ finding aids,
which are available at the Case Library.
The Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical
Studies continues to be interested in gifts of books,
manuscripts, photographs and other primary source
materials, particularly those which relate to the
history of western South Dakota and the Black Hills.
A.D. Humbert Collection of Clay Tablets
American Association of University Women (Spearfish Branch)
Black Hills Federation of Women’s Clubs
Black Hills History Conference
Fall River County Historical Society
North Central Health Service, Inc.