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Donald and Mary (Horlocker) Jorgensen Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2010-109

Content Description

The collection consists of color slides, letters, photos, diaries, photo albums, a baby book, and family history materials of the Donald and Mary Jorgensen family of Viborg (S.D.). The highlight of the collection are the 35mm color slides of Jorgensen family trips from the 1950s to the 1970s and letters sent and received by Don Jorgensen from the late 1920s to early 1930s while Don attended college at South Dakota State University. A box and folder list of the collection is included.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1901-1991
  • Majority of material found within ca. 1950s-1970s



1.5 Cubic Feet


8734A 35mm Color Slides: Case 1, Folders 1 & 2 (1950s-1970s) South Dakota: Lake Herman/ Lake Madison/ Newton Hills State Park/ Gavins Point Dam/Presho (S.D.)/ Roubaix Camp Ground (Rapid City, S.D.)/ Palisades State Park (Garretson, S.D.)/ Oakwood Lakes State Park/ Lake Traverse/ Fort Randall/ Big Stone Lake/ Angostura Camp/ Wall Lake Other Sites: Canada/ Minnesota/ Wisconsin/ Arkansas/ Utah/ Yellowstone National Park/ Glacier National Park/ Grand Tetons/ Santa Rosa Island/ Lake Shetek Campground 35mm Color Slides: Case 2, Folder 1 & 2 (1950s) South Dakota: Badlands Other Sites: Canada/ Utah/ California/ Las Vegas/ Lake Superior/ Headwaters of Mississippi/ Dinosaur National Park/ Yellowstone National Park/ Shoshone Canyon/ Grand Tetons/ Grand Canyon/ Bryce Canyon/ Zion National Park/ Hoover Dam 35mm Color Slides: Case 3, Folder 1 & 2 (1950s-1960s) South Dakota: Badlands/ Dinosaur Park (Rapid City, S.D.)/ Wind Cave National Park/ Spearfish Canyon/ Chamberlain (S.D.)/ Stave Church (Rapid City, S.D.)/ Reptile Gardens (Rapid City, S.D.)/ Crazy Horse Monument/ U. S. Fish Hatchery (Spearfish, S.D.)/ Sylvan Lake/ Mount Rushmore/ Deadwood (S.D.)/ Roubaix Camp Ground (Rapid City, S.D.)/ Lake Herman/ Prairie Village (Madison, S.D.)/ Palisades State Park (Garretson, S.D.) Other Sites: Wyoming/ Devils Tower/ Brimmer Ranch (Wyoming)/ Various activities found in the above named slides include: snowmobiling, skiing, card playing, branding, picnics, fishing, hunting, horse riding, rodeos, shooting, badminton, vacationing, trailer camping, and trailer clubs. 8734B 35mm Color Slides: Case 4, Folder 1 (1950s-1960s) South Dakota: Jorgensen Home (1962)/ Halloween Party/ Viborg Methodist Church (Viborg, S.D.)/ Prairie Village (Madison, S.D.)/ Other Sites: Cheyenne (WY) Rodeo/ University of Wyoming 35mm Color Slides: Case 5, Folder 1 (1950s-1970s) South Dakota: Roy Lake (S.D.)/ Fort Sisseton/ Christmas 1958/ Animals/ Plants/ Trees Other Sites: Chicago/ Milwaukee/ Yellowstone National Park/ Arkansas/ California/ Disney Land (1958)/ Rose Bowl Parade (1959)/ New Orleans/ Zion National Park/ Salt Lake 8734C Donald Jorgenson: Diaries, Letters, and Journals (1911to 1986) Volume I Donald Jorgenson: Diaries, Letters, and Journals (1911to 1986) Volume II Donald Jorgenson: Dates to Remember Christina Jenson: Cripple Poem 8735A Letters: 1906-1924 I Letters: 1906-1924 II Letters: 1906-1924 III Letters: 1924-1929 I Letters: 1924-1929 II Letters: 1924-1929 III Letters: January 1930-April 1930 I Letters: January 1930-April 1930 II Letters: January 1930-April 1930 III 8735B Letters: May 1930 – December 1930 I Letters: May 1930 – December 1930 II Letters: May 1930 – December 1930 III Letters: January 1931 - July 1931 I Letters: January 1931 - July 1931 II Letters: September 1931 – 1991 Miscellaneous Items and Empty Envelopes Jorgensen Family Silhouettes, Sioux Falls Fair, early 1940s Niels P. Jorgenson: Will, 1921 Don Jorgenson: Birth, Marriage, Death Certificates New Clippings: Viborg Enterprise, Jorgensen family articles 8736A Jorgensen Family Photos Jorgensen Family History Jorgensen Family Records Birthday Cards Donald Jorgensen Diaries: 1927, 1932 & 1933, 1938, 1940, 1947, & 1985 8736B Mary (Horlocker) Jorgensen: Biography/ Photos Mary (Horlocker) Jorgensen: Obituary, Memorial Service notes, Will, Birth & Marriage Certificates, Life Insurance Mary (Horlocker) Jorgensen: Jorgensen Family Photos Mary (Horlocker) Jorgensen: Horlocker Family Photos Books: Ward Family History/ Strength for Service to God and Country FB 422 Photo Album I: Canada Trip, July 1929 Photo Album II: Don & Mary Jorgensen, Honeymoon, August 1937 Baby Book – Patricia Ann Jorgensen, 1938 MD 114 James and Ethel (Ward) Horlocker – Family Portrait (oval), ca. 1921 James, Ethel, Florence, Mary, Doris, Kathleen