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Gladys Meleen Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2011-112

Content Description

The collection consists of numerous pieces of sheet music collected and used by Gladys Meleen while teaching piano in Pierre (S.D.). The music is dated from the 1900s-1950s with a majority of the music dating from the 1910s-1930s. The music represents popular tunes of the time, when piano music and piano playing was more prevalent. Some of the themes include: South Dakota, World War I, Religion/Spirituality, Irving Berlin, Patriotism, and various popular songs. An inventory of the sheet music will be created at a future date. A copy of Kuehn’s County Highway Map of South Dakota is also included in the collection. The maps show the townships and sections, as well as towns, roads, highways, railroad lines, rural schools, rivers, and lakes. The maps are dated to the 1940s-1950s. The maps will be placed in box 3534C.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1900s-1950s



1 Cubic Feet