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Murdo Coyote (Newspaper)--Photo Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 00251 A
Identifier: H2013-041

Content Description

The collection consists of numerous (2”x 2”) negatives found in the Murdo Coyote newspaper office, Murdo (S.D.) in 2013. The negatives date to the 1970s, specifically 1976 and 1977. The images are typical of those found in a small town newspaper. The photos include town scenes, businesses, parades, individuals, activities, car accidents, and high school events. The negatives were put into five smaller folders and interleaved with acid-free paper. A brief description of the images in each folder is provided.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1970s



0.1 Cubic Feet


Folder 1: People, High School students, Grocery Store, Main Street, Homes/Buildings, Children, Fossils, Map of Murdo (n.d.), Pioneer Auto Museum, Murdo Coyote office, a Military Dedication, Murdo Motor Company, horse show/rodeo, Community Event, Ambulance, High School Boys Basketball, blood donor, Star Restaurant, Airplanes and Parades. Folder 2: People, Children on Bikes, Wedding announcement photos, Murdo Coyote office, Agricultural Equipment, Boy Scouts, Town buildings, Water tower, South Dakota State Department of Health/Mobile Dental Unit, Square Dancing, Fire Damage, Auditorium, Homes, Legislators at SD State Capitol (Pierre, S.D.), Gem Theater, Bank, Oil Well drilling, Halloween photos, Veterans, High School Royalty, Bicentennial Celebration, Assembly of God Church Folder 3: Women’s Clothing Store, Tree/Landscaping, Children Playing Basketball, Legislators at SD State Capitol (Pierre, S.D.), Cattle, South Dakota Highway Patrol/license plate, Parade, Car Accident, Steam Tractor, Wedding Photos, Bike-A-Thon, Jeep/off-roading, Fire Damage interior/exterior, The M&M Shop, Combine, Moving a Hotel Folder 4: Auditorium, Airplane Accident, Old Settlers Days, Children photos, Corky’s Auto Supply, Ranchers and Horses, Parade, Old Fire Hall and Fire Engine, Athletics, Graduates, Murdo Police Car, Gas Station, High School Boys Basketball Folder 5: Portrait Photos, High School Boys Basketball, Wedding, Airplanes, Large Group Gathering, High School Football, High School Girls Basketball, 1880s Town, West Central Electric Company, Square Dancing, Cattle, Jones County Courthouse, Train Wreck, Barn, Cattle Show, Police Stop, Bicycles, Residential Homes, Grocery Store