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Bob Kisken Photograph Collection, ca. 1990s

 Unprocessed — Box: 06562 C
Identifier: H2017-022

Content Description

The collection consists of thirty-three, 8x10 color and black and white photographs taken by photographer Bob Kisken of school children at the Promise Indian School on the Cheyenne River Reservation and at a Hutterite colony school near Leola (S.D.). The Promise School images date to May of 1997 and the Hutterite colony school images date to May of 1998. Robert (Bob) Kisken was born in Tarrytown (N.Y.) and would later teach math and government at Ann Arbor (MI) public schools for thirty years, retiring in 1994. In retirement, Kisken was able to spend more time with his hobby of photography. He moved to Mobridge (S.D.) in 1996. The Promise Indian School photographs were used as part of a story in South Dakota Magazine in the May/June 1997 issue. The one-room schoolhouse at Promise (S.D.) was closing in May of 1997. The images are of the last students to attend the school. The photographs of the Hutterite children were taken in May of 1998. The colony was located near Leola (S.D.). The photographs were donated in memory of Bob’s son Nate Kisken.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1997, 1998


0.25 Cubic Feet