Friends of Case Library

Friends of Case Library

The mission of the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies is to preserve and promote the history of the Black Hills, South Dakota and the American West by collecting documentary evidence, protecting the materials, and providing access to researchers.

The Friends of Case Library support this mission by collecting materials, sponsoring projects, and supporting our newsletter, The Black Hills Historian. The Friends also sponsor two freshman scholarships each year.

You may contact Lori Terrill at or 605-642-6361 for infomation on the Friends of Case Library or on the Case Library collections.


Download the membership form

Donating to Case Library

The Friends of Case Library accept donations for the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies. We accept the following types of materials: books, periodicals, maps, DVDs, photographs, manuscripts, personal papers, and organizational records. Donations of artifacts, art, ephemera, and obsolete formats such as cassette tapes, VHS tapes, etc., are considered on a case-by-case basis. For large donations, please contact us in advance of bringing materials in. Some donations may require a signed gift agreement.

Monetary donations are also accepted. Please specify if your donation is for the Friends of Case Library general fund or scholarship fund.

To donate online, visit:

To donate by mail:

Friends of Case Library
c/o Lori Terrill
Black Hills State University
1200 University St, Unit 9676
Spearfish, SD 57799-9676

Make checks payable to BHSU Foundation.