Newspapers (Miscellaneous Collections)
Case Library contains copies of more than 100 different
newspapers. Many of the newspapers are from the Black
Hills area. The library has all but 13 issues of The
Walrus, a weekly newspaper printed for about five
years at Igloo. There is a complete file of the Queen
City Mail, and the library also has the only edition
of the Spearfish Valley Gazette - four pages printed
on May 7, 1881. Included in the newspaper collection
are numerous tribal newspapers such as Lakota Eyapaha,
Native Times, and The Oglala War Cry.
The Walrus was sponsored by the Civilian Welfare Fund
Council for the employees of Black Hills Ordnance
Depot, Igloo, S.D. All material published in the newspaper
had to be cleared through the Public Information Officer
of Black Hills Ordnance Depot.