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Eileen (Kelsey) Elrod and Hagen Kelsey Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2014-082

Content Description

The collection consists of scrapbooks created by Eileen Kelsey and one scrapbook by Hagen Kelsey, both of whom, daughter and father, lived five miles south of Fedora (S.D.), Beaver Township, Miner County. Eileen Kelsey was born February 8, 1946 to Hagen and Ellen (Coney) Kelsey. Eileen attended Lone Rose School through eighth grade and then attended Fedora High School, graduating in 1964. She received her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education from South Dakota State University in 1968. The scrapbooks cover her school years, work with the South Dakota Short Horn Lassie’s and 4-H, as well as numerous greeting and birthday cards. The scrapbooks include news clippings, photographs, ribbons, certificates and various correspondences. A short index for each scrapbook is provided. The collection also includes a booklet on Eileen’s eighth grade graduation class from 1960, a Fedora High School publication from March 1962 and a Fedora High School reunion booklet from 1994. Hagen Kelsey, born July 23, 1914 to Arthur and Edna (Hagen) Kelsey was a 4-H member in Miner County and graduated from South Dakota State College in 1938. He was an Agricultural Extension Agent in various counties and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He married Ellen Coney on January 30, 1945 and they had three children Eileen, Elizabeth and Cheryl. A 1974 Miner County Directory was added to the State Archives county directory collections.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1920s-1970s



1.25 Cubic Feet


6475 – Scrapbooks Greeting Cards – Birthdays and College Graduation Greeting Cards – Birthdays and Graduations (Eight grade and High School) College Scrapbook – South Dakota State University Photos, Letters, Tickets and News Clippings 4-H / Grade School Scrapbook 4-H: News Clippings, Certificates, Photographs and Ribbons Lone Rose Country School—Miner County South Dakota Short Horn Lassie’s Photographs, News Clippings, Ribbons, Letters, South Dakota State Fair, 1964 Lassie Queen 1968 Daily Republic (Mitchell, S.D.) Essay Contest Photographs, News Clippings, South Dakota Legislature, Four days in Pierre (S.D.), Governor Archie Gubbrud 1964 Fedora High School visit to State Capitol Fedora High School yearbook News Clippings and Photographs 6476A Hagen Kelsey 4-H Scrapbook, Miner County, 1920s-1930s Photographs, booklets, ribbons, news clippings and certificates