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South Dakota Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.)

 Unprocessed — Box: 7054
Identifier: H2003-006

Content Description

This collection consists of correspondence, publications, photographs, and committee reports. The records are arranged according to the following series: correspondence, minutes, local lodge records, and Elks state conventions. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a philanthropic organization that was formally founded in New York in 1871 by Charles Algernon Sidney Vivian. The Elks aid their members who need assistance; raise money for college scholarships, children with disabilities, and programs for veterans.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1999-2000


1 Cubic Feet


Correspondence Barclay Alliborne Richard Corley Roger Frye Dennis Pepper Elser Rye Don Screes Francis Smith Brett Sutton John Traynor James Varenhorst John Vinslauski Committee Minutes National Youth Scholarship Office Training Presidents Award Protocol Advisor Public Relations Resolutions Ritualistic Soccer State Assn raffle Youth activities Lodge development Membership National Veterans Service Americanism Audits Bowling Credentials Drug Awareness Elks Natl Foundation Elks Natl Home Golf Government Relations Hoop Shoot Insurance Lapsation Legal Lodge activities &exchange Lodge records Aberdeen Brookings Deadwood Hot Springs Huron Madison Mitchell Pierre Watertown Rapid City Sioux Falls Winner Yankton Elks State Convention, Rapid City, 1999 (3 folders) Elks Leading Knights Seminar, 1999 (2 folders) Elks Spring Workshop, 1999 (2 folders) Elks Association Grand Lodge, July 1999 (2 folders) Elks Local Lodge Leaders Retreat, 2000 Seminar, January 2000 (3 folders) Elks Care, Elks Share