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Ottilie Doering Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 03474 B
Identifier: H2012-099

Content Description

The collection consists of letters (correspondence) collected by Mrs. Edward R. (Ottilie) Doering of Parkston (S.D.) as they relate to her work and relationship with the South Dakota Republican Party. Ottilie Koenig was born October 23, 1895 in Parkston (S.D.). She attended college at Northern State College and Montana State College. She married her husband Dr. E.R. Doering on June 17, 1922. They moved to Sioux Falls in 1940. Mrs. Doering served as vice president of the South Dakota Republican Party from 1935-37 and was secretary of the South Dakota Board of Regents from 1939 to 1947. The correspondence dates from the 1930s-1950s. Also included are various speeches, presumably given by Mrs. Doering at various Republican Party functions. A number of speeches deal with women and their relation to politics in the late 1930s. Individuals in the letters include Karl Mundt, Francis Case, Governor Harlan Bushfield, Chan Gurney (Gurney Seed), Gladys Pyle, and J.D. Coon (Republican State Chairman). Also included are a number of Black Hills images from 1923. Images include Twin Buttes, Needles, Sylvan Lake, Mount Roosevelt, west Rapid City, Crystal Cave road. Other photos are of the Missouri River, James River, and Oacoma Road.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1930s-1950s


0.25 Cubic Feet