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Helen and Stella Maleta Graduation Scrapbooks

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 06491 B
Identifier: H2016-069

Content Description

The collection consists of a college scrapbook for Helen Maleta and a high school scrapbook for her sister Stella Maleta. Helen and Stella were daughters to Antone and Gokonda Maleta of Lead (S.D.) The first and largest of the two scrapbooks cover the older sister Helen’s time at Spearfish State Normal School (Spearfish, S.D.) from 1905 to 1907. The book includes photographs of the normal school, football players, Lead High School (Lead, S.D.) as well as photos and notes from fellow 1907 graduates. Also included are autographs/notes addressed to Helen, a postcard of Evans Plunge, news clippings, cards, Lead High School graduation pamphlets, Spearfish Normal commencement programs, greeting cards, and a photo of the U.S. Fish Hatchery (Spearfish, S.D.). The second scrapbook belongs to the younger sister Stella and her time at Lead High School. Stella’s scrapbook includes autographs, cards, news clippings and a commencement programs. Both scrapbooks offer a glimpse into a woman’s life during high school and college in South Dakota.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1905-1907
  • 1915-1916



0.25 Cubic Feet