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Wesley A. Simmons Collection

 Unprocessed — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: FB 444
Identifier: H2002-013

Content Description

This collection consists of photographs and newspaper articles all relating to Wesley A. Simmons. Simmons graduated from Harrisburg High School, attended Dakota Wesleyan University, and coached at several schools, including Farmer (S.D.) and Freeman (S.D.) before becoming a Superintendent at Castlewood (S.D.), Wessington (S.D.) Scotland (S.D.) and Sisseton (S.D.). The collection also contains a Sisseton High School yearbook, "Les Coteaux," from 1922. Also donated is a graduation announcement for Wesley Simmons from Harrisburg High School, 1924. A list of the images is provided.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1920-1952


0.25 Cubic Feet


3 ½ x 5 ½ group photograph of the Harrisburg High School Basketball team, 1920-21. Wesley A. Simmons is pictured in the second row. 8 x 10 group photograph of the Senior class of Harrisburg High School, 1924. 3 ½ x 6 photograph of the Dakota Wesleyan University Homecoming Pep Rally, [1924-1928] 5x7 photograph of the Administration Building on the Dakota Wesleyan University campus. Wesley Simmons attended the University from 1924 to 1928. 5 x 7 group photograph of Farmer High School,1928. V.D. Larson was Superintendent and Wesley A. Simmons was Coach. Two copies. Both mounted on secondary support. 8 x 10 photograph of the Farmer High School basketball team, [1930]. Wesley A. Simmons was coach. Two copies. Both copies are matted. 8 x 10 photograph of the Freeman High School basketball team, 1931. Wesley A. Simmons was coach. Photograph was mounted on secondary support and matted. 7 x 9 ½ composite photograph of the Castlewood High School Senior class, 1941. Wesley A. Simmons was Superintendent. 7 ½ x 8 composite photograph of the Castlewood High School Senior class, 1942. Wesley (J) Simmons was Superintendent. (2 copies) 8 x 10 composite photograph of the Wessington Seniors, class of 1946. Wesley A. Simmons was Superintendent. Twenty-three 2 ½ x 3 ½ black and white photographs and five 3 ½ x 5 ½ photographs of the Scotland High School Building fire in 1948. Five newspaper accounts of the fire are also included. The Scotland High School building was consumed by fire in February 1948. Wesley Simmons was the Superintendent of the Scotland School. 3 ½ x 8 photograph of Ruth Simmons and her seventh grade class at Scotland, 1952. 3 ¼ x 5 ½ Junior-Senior Banquet Hall at Sisseton, undated. Ruth E. Cottingham junior year written on reverse.