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Luella Clara Burroughs Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2010-103

Content Description

The collection consists of four photo albums and a copy of the Dakota Wesleyan University (Mitchell, S.D.) annual the Tumbleweed from 1917. There are two photo albums in FB 611. The first is of World War I camp images of Luella’s father George Zeal. The World War I era images are of Camp Funston in Kansas. Also included are images of Luella’s parents George and Clara as well as images of Luella when she was a child along with other family members. It is assumed that some of the images are of the Plankinton (S.D.) area. Also included is an excellent image of the Plankinton Fire Company taken in 1922. The photo album images are dated to the late 1910s to early 1920s. The second photo album (with roses on the cover) in FB 611 includes family vacation images of Minnesota and Wisconsin, dated to the early 1950s. Included is one postcard of the church at Fort Randall and images of bridges at Chamberlain (S.D.) presumably during the flood of 1952. Flat Box 589 contains two photo albums. The first photo album includes images of Luella and college friends while attending St. Olaf’s College in Northfield (MN). The album includes a number of images of the campus and various college activities. Luella graduated from St. Olaf’s in 1941. The second photo album contains vacation images of the Black Hills and Badlands. Other specific photos include the South Dakota School of Mines (Rapid City, S.D.), Custer (S.D.), Needles Highway, Sylvan Lake, Fish Hatchery (Spearfish, S.D.), SD State Capitol (Pierre, S.D.), Spearfish Canyon, and Harney Peak. The 1917 issues of the Tumbleweed from Dakota Wesleyan University includes images of Luella’s mother Clara Tritle as a member of the Senior class and involved in various organizations. The yearbook is in box 3521A.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1910s-1950s


1 Cubic Feet