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Clarence E. Slider Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2012-006

Content Description

The collection consists of one photo album of postcards and snapshots in addition to a small number of images collected by Clarence E. Slider. Mr. Slider was a former manager at Blue Bell Lodge in Custer State Park and was an avid horseman and cowboy. The photo album contains 163 postcards and snapshot photos of rodeo scenes. A number of postcard images were taken by Ralph R. Doubleday, a well-known rodeo photographer. Most of the images are of bronc riders (including a few female riders), but other images are of bull riding, steer riding, bulldogging, trick roping, trick riding, horse racing and horse jumping. Some of the horse jumping images feature jumps over automobiles. A listing of the riders (male and female) and horses are included. Additional materials include photos and an obituary for Mr. Slider, information on Clarence’s brother Lawrence, reprint images from Dewey (S.D.), President and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge in South Dakota 1927, and additional postcards. Postcards from the collection were added to the South Dakota Digital Archives in 2014.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1900s-1920s



0.25 Cubic Feet


Riders: Red Sublett Dan Miller Charlie Johnson Leonard Womach Tom Cessna Hub Whitman Ralph Smith Tommie Kirnan Reno Kid Buffalo Brady Leo Murray Merle Daily Rube Roberts Jim Riley George Schmidt Hans Rassmussen Glad Allen Noah Henry Bob Rasern Howard Tegland John Hedman C. M. Montgomery Doc Thorn Harold Eckberg Red McDonald O. E. Merrill Dan Gilmore Floyd Stilling Roy Brown Paul Barnard Chuck Wilson B.C. Mansbridge E. H. Scholtz Walter Heacock Shorty Ricker Alex Larvie Smoky Williams A. A. Cooper Ed Evans Norman Mason Melvin Tivis Chester Ayers Louis Tindall Buck Lucas Chet Byers Hank Durnell Clyde Jones Norman Cowan Ed Willard Female Riders: Tad Lucas Bonnie McCarroll Mabel Strickland Pauline Nesbit Loretta Butler Mildred Douglas Geraldine Glover Grace Runyan Velda Tindil Horses: Whiskey Pete Dodger Ochachela Dynamite Headlight Fire Fly Topsy Black Sam Lightfoot Bill McAdoo Tall Boy Tipperary Buzzar Calamity Jane Serpent Black Dempsey Jessie Grant Tar Baby Ded Wagon Kickapoo Jess Grant Sweden Steel Dust Black Raven Self Starter Dakota Chief Bob Cat Mile High Cox Brown Tug Skyrocket I-Be-Dam Squirrel Wild Cat Tip Top K.I.G.Y. Wigwam Silver Stranger Lark Darky Leonard Stroud Grumbling Ann