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Joe Maunders Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 09294 A
Identifier: H2011-104

Content Description

The collection consists of one 16mm black and white film taken by Joe Maunders (an Iowa resident) while vacationing in the Black Hills of South Dakota in 1938. The film footage begins with a rodeo, presumably the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo (Belle Fourche, S.D.). Footage includes horse races, a parade, roping, trick riding, bull dogging, horse and bull riding. The footage also includes a comedy act with two men and a donkey. The film then jumps to images of bear, moose, and elk and a shot of Jewel Geyser. It is believed that this portion of the film was taken in Yellowstone National Park. The film next shows images of Mount Rushmore, specifically during the carving of Theodore Roosevelt. It is also believed that the last few seconds of film footage are of the Hoover Dam. The Amana Heritage Society, Amana (IA), transferred the film to the State Archives. The film runs approximately 10:30.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1938



0.1 Cubic Feet