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Avis Anderson Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 06651 C
Identifier: H2017-053

Content Description

The collection consists of assorted items pertaining to the history of Perkins County, South Dakota. The items include a “Report of Christmas Seal Sales” for the 1940-1941 year for the schools in Perkins County. The sales report lists the names of the schools, the teacher involved, and the amount raised. The document provides a list of 86 schools in Perkins County in that period. Another writeup is titled, “The Spring Creek Story,” written in 1983. The writeup includes stories submitted by teachers, students and families who attended the Spring Creek School (Zeona, S.D.) in southwestern Perkins County. Another item is a news clipping featuring a Sturgis Tribune article from May 23, 1979 on a woman named Gunda Bekken who immigrated from Norway to South Dakota in the 1910s. She traveled through Ellis Island and met her brother in Lily (S.D.). She would later marry and move with her husband to the Zeona (S.D.) area in Perkins County. Finally, a small news clipping relates stories of women in Bison (S.D.) who were being accosted by drunken men while walking through town at night. The article dates to March 31, 1937. An accretion to H2012-110 and H2013-083

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1937
  • 1940-1941
  • 1979
  • 1983


0.1 Cubic Feet