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Sherman S. Judy Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2002-025

Content Description

Sherman Sheridan Judy was born in Forestburg in 1888. He was a weather bureau observer, a Representative from Sanborn County from 1925-1927, farmer, and Sanborn County Historical Association president and member. Many of the photos and notes in this collection relate to Judy’s work in compiling the "History of Pioneer Sanborn County." This collection consists of photographs, negatives, weather records, notes for the county history book.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1886-1962


0.04 Gigabytes

1.5 Cubic Feet


Series I: Sanborn County History Series II: Climatological Records Series III: Morris K. Judy Papers Series IV: Sherman S. Judy Papers Series V: Photographs Box 6784 Folder 1: Prairie Fires/blizzards/cyclones Folder 2: Miner County history Folder 3: Historic poems and writings by pioneers Folder 4: History of Sanborn County by Charles E. Havens Folder 5: History of Sanborn County Folder 6: Churches and Cemeteries in Sanborn County Folder 7: Sanborn County Old Settlers Picnic, 1900 Folder 8: Reminiscence of Early Days in Sanborn County, by H.S. McGillvray Folder 9: Homestead Pioneer biographies Folder 10: Sanborn County population, 1880-1960 Folder 11: Sanborn County history- Artesian Folder 12: Early Sanborn County history Folder 13: Sanborn County history notes Supplement to History of Pioneer Sanborn County, County Historical Association (511 pages, not complete) Folder 14: Central South Dakota Weather from 1873-1960, by S.S. Judy, 1962 Folder 15: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Climatological Data, South Dakota section, 1923-1925. (May and November 1923, 1924 Annual, September 1925) Folder 16: Climatological Data, 1931-1934 (February 1931; August and November 1932; Annual 1933; March and Annual 1934) Folder 17: Climatological Data, 1946 (February-September, December) Folder 18: Climatological Data, 1947 Folder 19: Climatological Data, 1948 (January-July) Folder 20: Climatological Data, 1951 (No. 1-13), 1955 (No. 13) Folder 21: U.S. Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau, Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin, july 20, 1959 Folder 22: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Crops and Markets. Vol. 11 No.9, 1934 and Vol. 12 No. 7, 1935 Folder 23: Morris K. Judy Papers Folder 24: M.K. Judy Account Book, 1886 Folder 25: Sherman S. Judy Papers Folder 26: Correspondence Folder 27: Sanborn County Land Patents Folder 28: Sanborn County Rural Resident Directory, 1980 Folder 29: Home-made Cure-all Recipes, typewritten Folder 30: Photographs-Identified People Folder 31: Photographs-James River Folder 32: Photographs-Cattle, homes and plows Folder 33: Photographs-Sanborn County State Fair Exhibit, 1905, 1907 Folder 34: Paper pages with photos glued onto the pages Folder 35: Photographs-Homes Folder 36: Photographs-Trails and Historic Landmarks Folder 37: Photographs-Schools Folder 38: Photographs-Harvesting Folder 39: Photographs-unidentified and miscellaneous Folder 40: Photographs- received negatives, printed a copy of image from negative Vault: negatives from folder 31 and 40 FB 372: All photos are black and white unless otherwise stated. 15 ½ x 17 ½ township map of Sanborn County. Compiled by E. Frank Peterson, Vermillion, 1900. 14 ½ x 16 township map of Sanborn County. No other identifying information. Timber Culture certificate No. 380 issued to James Salisbury in 1889 for one hundred and sixty acres. Land Patent certificate No. 10445 issued to John G. Tewksbury in 1884 for one hundred and sixty acres. Satisfaction of Mortgage certificate No. 270 between Michael Edwin Sanderson and John G. Tewksbury for $340.00. Weather records for Forestburg, 1891-1961 Monthly and annual number of days of 0.1 or more rain Highest and lowest temperatures each month First and last frost Total monthly and annual precipitation Monthly average temperature Climatological data, 1892-1960, by month Daily precipitation, 1892-1960, by month 16x20 photograph page of numerous images relating to harvesting and farming 16 x 20 photograph page showing the route of a trail through Sanborn County. 10 x 22 photograph, State House Officials & Legislators, Feb. 21, 1927, Pierre, S.D. Keller Photo, Beresford, S.D. 9 x 22 poster board with 5 ½ x 8 photo attached. The photo is an image of a group of people gathered together for the Old Settlers’ Picnic on June 1932. Also attached to the board is a listing of the names of the settlers with the year and place of settlement. 11 x 14 photograph showing North and South Dakota being admitted to the Union. 8x10 composite photograph of the Eagle Butte 32nd Degree Mason’s Class of November, 1929.There are fifteen men numbered in the photo, S.S. Judy is number six. Photograph is mounted on a secondary support. 7 ½ x 9 ½ photo of the Sanborn County exhibit at the State Fair in Huron, undated. Mounted on secondary support. 7 ½ x 9 ½ photo of the South Dakota exhibit at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, 1903. Mounted on secondary support. Photo pages 5x7 of L.B.Asew, undated. 4 ½ x 5 ½ photos of the Presbyterian Church, school, and Methodist Church in Woonsocket on reverse. 4 ½ x 6 of Afton’s ball team, undated. 4 ½ x 6 ½ group photo of Artesian’ Relief Corps, 1904. 3x6 photo of horsepower threshing rig 3 ½ x 6 of homemade well drill 3 x 6 ½ of the first creamery at Brisbane all undated. 3 x 5 ½ of Ole Larson residence, undated. 3 ¼ x 6 ½ harvesting at Ole Larson’s, 1906. 3 x 6 ½ threshing machine, undated. 2 ¼ x 6 ½ of P.C. Dillon’s claim shanty, 1885. 2 x 6 ½ of Mr.& Mrs. Nels Johnson’s claim shanty, undated. 2 ½ x 6 ½ of Andrew Scott claim shanty, undated. 3 ½ x 6 ½ photo of a drawing of William McFarland’s claim shanty, 1875. 4 ¼ x 5 ½ of Mr.& Mrs. J.H. Thompson and Mr. & Mrs. Hollingsworth, undated. 1 ½ x 1 paper images of Mr. & Mrs. Glen Vandevort, undated. 4 x 5 ½ of Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Hodson and Edna, undated. 3 ¼ x 3 ½ paper image of Mr. & Mrs. John Elliot, undated. Clipping of the Sanborn County cyclone, 1884. 4x5 of Senator Andy Doran and wife, undated. Two 2x2 round photos of Karine Slaybaugh twisting hay, undated. Two 2x2 of Sam Mitchell and his wife, undated. 3 ¼ x 4 ¼ of the John Brown house, undated. 4 ½ x 5 photo of a newspaper clipping of a Sanborn County Beaver Dam. 4 x 5 ½ of the Askew brothers, undated. 4x6 of Mr.&Mrs. John Askew, undated. 4x 6 ½ of the Askew Blacksmith shop, undated. 5x7 of the old settlers picnic at Ruskin Park, 1940. 5x7 of celebration at Ruskin Park, Forestburg, 1906. 2 ½ x 7 of a ball game at Ruskin Park, undated. 3x4 paper copy of images of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Dowdell. 8x10 photo of the Chicago Daily Tribune account of the Founding of Jamestown, 1957. 3 ¼ x 4 ½ of the crossing made by Col. Nobles in 1857, undated. 5x7 James River, undated. 3 ½ x 5 of a narrow place in the James River near the mound, undated. On reverse side: 2x4 of historic mound, undated. 5x7 of the first steel bridge built at Mound, undated. 3 ½ x 5 of ice collecting against the bridge on the James River, 1962. 3 ½ x 5 of ice collecting against the bridge, 1962. 3 ½ x 5 of ice in the James River, 1962. 3 ½ x 5 of ice in the James River, 1962. 3 ½ x 5 of high grade that held back the ice, 1962. 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper with images of the James Maddock family, group photo of Floyd township men, and the Fransworth Band, all undated. On reverse side: 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper with images of Mr. & Mrs. William Eining, Mr. &Mrs. James Rowan, Mary Rowan, Mr. & Mrs. M.E. Jopp, and the James Rowan children, all undated. 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper with images of the Ole Larson residence, undated; harvesting at the Ole Olson’s in 1906; and a threshing rig, undated. On reverse side: 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper with images of Mr. & Mrs. Hiram Augustus Rodee, Emmett and Villa Dowdell, group photo of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Taylor, Mrs. George Weston, John Wilde, and Mr. Corliss; The Bert Stekl family; and Marion Dowdell, all undated. 11 x14 photo mounted on cardboard. The photo is a collage of numerous images. Mr. & Mrs. Ed Welsh, Dr. T.N. Kirkpatrick, Letcher’s 1900 Band, Askew’s, Mrs. & Mrs. John Askew, Askew blacksmith shop, L.B. Askew, Letcher’s ball teams, 1906, Walter Mitchell, three views of Letcher, 1919, seven images of main street Woonsocket, Walter and Delmer Brewster, Walter Mitchell, Woonsocket class picture, undated; artesian well at Woonsocket, Presbyterian church, Methodist Church, and shool. All undated except for those noted. 11 x14 photo mounted on cardboard. The photo is a collage of numerous images. Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Carpenter, Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Carpenter and family, four generations of Carpenters, Thomas and Mary Looby, Looby Feed lot, Richard Looby Sr., Richard F. Looby and Margaret Rowan, Judge Thornton Brisbane, Artesian church league, elevators at Artesian, group photo of Artesian ladies, Angus McGillvray, Forestburg in 1916, church in Forestburg, Forestburg in 1890, Forestburg cemetery in 1885, Neil and Hugh McGillvray, Mr. & Mrs. Alexander McGillvray and Katie, Mr. & Mrs. A.D. McGillvray, drawing of the Santee homestead, and the Santee family, 1874. All undated except for those noted. MD 3: 28” x 44” 3 ½ x 5 photographs glued to both sides of a sheet of cardboard. 70 photographs on one side, 68 photographs on the other. All photographs were taken in the spring of 1962 showing the snow melt, ice jams, and flooding in the Forestburg area. Box 8535B: six postcards of President Coolidge’s stay in the Black Hills, 1927 Up close view of the state Game lodge, President and Mrs. Coolidge arrive in the Black Hills(2), President Coolidge arrival at Rapid City, First Lady at the summer home in the Black Hills, and President Coolidge weighing his first catch.