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George B. German Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2005-089

Content Description

The collection consists of photos, news clippings, music books, certificates, and record albums of George B. German. George was born in Princeville, IL on January 29, 1902. He began working for WNAX radio in Yankton in 1928. German was a “cowboy balladeer” recording over 30 western songs. He also wrote poetry. He was also curator of the Dakota Territorial Museum in Yankton in the 1970s. German was a member of the South Dakota Hall of Fame, South Dakota Broadcasters Hall of Fame. George died on July 2, 1991 in Yankton.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



2 phonograph_records

0.5 Cubic Feet


7027 Folder 1: news clippings concerning George German Folder 2: photographs of George German Folder 3: Miscellaneous: George German Music Archives, 1979-Cowboy and Western Hall of Fame Awards, Certificate of Appreciation from the Yankton County Historical Society, Inc., American Buffalo Association Award, Lyrics: One More Day in South Dakota, WNAX 1949 Album, George B. German: Hamlin’s Cowboy Balladeer.” Folder 4: Books: A Living Tradition-South Dakota Song Writer’s Book-Volume 1, Yankton College Glee Club-1926, and House of Gurney-1866 to 1929. Folder 5: Miscellaneous: Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks – Yankton Lodge contribution to the SD Major Projects in honor of George German, R.F.D.: A series of short stories by George German. Folder 6: Certificate and Medal to George German from the Joseph P Kennedy Jr. Foundation for his support to the Special Olympics Program at USD. 9382A 2 records of George B. German FB 386 2 awards: South Dakota 1976 USA Bicentennial MD 2 Oversized Awards & Lyrics