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Lloyd Willey Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 06570 A
Identifier: H2017-027

Content Description

The collection consists of four booklets concerning automobile owners, their cars and their lives in Rapid City (S.D.) in the 1950s and 1960s. The booklets are titled, “Jim Neuzil’s 1951 Chevy Business Coupe,” “John Morrison/Jerry Brinkman 1934 Ford-Ardun Flathead,” “The Hole (Recreation Inn) Rapid City, SD” and “The DA.” The first two booklets “1951 Chevy business coupe” and “1934 Ford coupe” include descriptions and photographs on the modifications performed on the two cars, by their owners, in the 1950s. The written descriptions are provided by the car owners. The booklet titled, “The Hole” concerns a pool hall in Rapid City called “The Hole” that was frequented by teenagers in the 1950s. The booklet includes a number of photographs of teenagers playing pool. It also includes images of Willie Mosconi, a professional pool player, playing pool at “The Hole.” The booklet “The DA” concerns a haircut know in the 1950s and 1960s as the ducktail. The booklet includes various images of various Rapid City High School students sporting a “DA” haircut. The booklets provide a glimpse into the Rapid City life for car enthusiast in the 1950s. The collection is an accretion to H2011-060, H2012-009 and H2012-081.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

The collection is an accretion to H2011-060, H2012-009 and H2012-081.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • Event: ca. 1950s-1960s
  • ca. 2010s

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet