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Helen (Jacobson) Meigs Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 03762 C
Identifier: H2009-074

Content Description

The collection consists of typed and handwritten biographical materials relating to the life of Helen (Jacobson) Meigs. Helen was born in Pierre, SD in April of 1895 to Elias and Ethel (Collins) Jacobson. The Jacobson family worked with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Riggs at the Oahe Mission School at Peoria Bottom and Ethel was the niece of Mary Collins, a prominent missionary and teacher. The collection consists of biographical materials written by Helen, mainly of her early life in the Pierre and Peoria Bottom area. Also included are five papers (with grades) from a Freshman English class from Huron College titled, “An Old Log House,” “Comparative Merit of Government and Mission Indian Schools,” “A Bird’s Eye View of Ft. Pierre,” “Society types at Huron College,” and “Contrast in Group Description.” The final piece of the collection contains on Oral History Transcript from November of 1979 as a school project done by Andrew Meigs.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1895-1979


0.1 Cubic Feet