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Alvin Waggoner Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2017-074

Content Description

The collection consists mainly of letters and correspondence of Philip (S.D.) native Alvin Waggoner. The collection main emphasis is South Dakota Board of Regents correspondence from 1933. South Dakota state institutions of higher education saw a major cut in funding during the Great Depression under Governor Tom Berry. The correspondence and pay roll information from 1933 would correspond with that period of time. Also included with the collection are cancelled checks from 1931 from the Bank of Philip (Philip, S.D.), a collection of Mr. Waggoner’s Board of Regent pay stubs, State College/University pay rolls, House and Senate bills, a State Supplementary Budget from 1933, Mr. Waggoner’s client cards for provided legal work in the surrounding area and miscellaneous receipts and correspondence. Alvin Waggoner was born November 23, 1879 at Cole’s Station (IL). He graduated from Eastern Illinois State Normal in 1904 and from the University of Michigan law school in 1906. He married Harriet Brown on June 18, 1908. Waggoner was a pioneer attorney in Philip, arriving in 1907, and assisted in the early development of the town. Waggoner was appointed to the South Dakota Board of Regents in 1921 and served on the board until 1934. He was board president from 1929 to 1932. He died in Rapid City in June 1939. His obituary is included in the accession file.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1920s-1930s
  • 1933



1.5 Cubic Feet