Guide to the South Dakota [United States] Bicentennial Commission Collection At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Follette, Everett
Title: South Dakota [United States] Bicentennial Commission Collection
Dates: 1970-1976
Quantity: 1.5 drawer (3.5 linear feet)
Collection ID: MSS069
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Biographical Note

Dr. Everett Follette of Spearfish donated this collection and served on the South Dakota Bicentennial Commission starting from May 1, 1972. The South Dakota Bicentennial Commission (SDBC) was formed in 1970. The SDBC stirred interest in the Bicentennial by a community designation program, visits of wagon trains and the American Freedom Train (40,000 people visited the train in Sioux Falls), and having a special Bicentennial Program at Mount Rushmore during the Summer of 1976. The Rushmore program lasted 111 days and honored each state and territory for two days. The SDBC helped disperse federal Bicentennial project funds to communities and projects in the state. National Bicentennial Administrator John Warner visited the state in 1975 and met with state and local Bicentennial Program people and citizens.

Scope and Contents

Contains Commission correspondence, minutes, and publications, project criteria, and funding information. Certificates awarded to Dr. Everette Follette for his participation in the Commission.

Acquisition Information

Accession information unavailable.

Preferred Citation

South Dakota [United States] Bicentennial Commission Collection, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies

Detailed Description of the Collection

Drawer File
1 1 S.D. Bicentennial Commission Chart N.D.
2 Assorted Letters 75, 76, 77
3 Grant Information Letter From John Warner 1975
4 S.D. Bicentennial Project Criteria Forms 1975
5 Assorted S.D Bicentennial Assistance Grant and Bicentennial Designation Forms 1974-75
6 Assorted S.D. Bicentennial Assistance Grant and Bicentennial Designation Forms 1974
7 Assorted S.D. Bicentennial Assistance Grant and Bicentennial Designation Forms 1974-75
8 American Revolution Bicentennial Administration Materials 1974-76
9 Living Bicentennial Floral Designs Leaflet 1975-76
10 ARBA Bicentennial Times 1976
11 Mount Rushmore August 21, 1976 Programs 1976
12 Mount Rushmore 1976 Days of Honor List 1976
13 Copy of Letter From International Potato Center 1978
14 "South Dakota's Commemoration of The Nation's Bicentennial" Booklet 1976
15 South Dakota Bicentennial 1976 Calendar 1976
16 South Dakota Bicentennial Commission Report 1970-77
17 Checklist of South Dakota Newspapers in State Historical Society 1976
18 South Dakota Bicentennial Newsletter 1975-1976
19 Hot Springs South Dakota "Our Stone Heritage‚€ Pamphlet N.D.
20 Black People In South Dakota History Booklet 1977
21 Mount Rushmore U.S. Bicentennial Booklet 1976
22 McCrossan Boys Ranch U.S. Bicentennial Items 1975-76
23 Assorted Materials N.D.
24 Assorted S.D. Bicentennial Commission Bulletins and Memorandums (w/envelopes) Sent To Dr. Follette 1976
25 Dakota Central Railroad Invitation To Dr. Follette 1976
26 Bicentennial Commission And Cencoad Program 1976
27 South Dakota Bicentennial Commission Bulletins 1975-76
28 Color Group Picture With No Label N.D.
29 Pennsylvania Bicentennial Certificates for Everette Follette 1976
30 Bicentennial Letter From S.D. Governor To Dr. Follette 1976
31 Everette Follette Honorary AG Researcher Certificate 1975
32 Governor's South Dakota "Bicentennial Day" Certificate 1977
33 Assorted S.D. Bicentennial Commission Minutes Index 1974-77
34 Assorted Bicentennial And South Dakota Napkins, Flags, Stickers, Cards N.D.
35 South Dakota Locality Bicentennial Proposals in Notebook 1972-74
36 South Dakota Bicentennial Commission Minutes in Notebook 1971-74
37 Bicentennial Newsletter And Miscellaneous Publications in 1970, 72, 73
38 Bicentennial Bulletins in Notebook 1972-74
39 South Dakota Bicentennial Correspondence in Notebook 1972-74
Drawer File
2 40 South Dakota Bicentennial Commission Bulletins and News Releases in Notebook 1973-74
41 Official Master Register of (American) Bicentennial Activities 1976
42 South Dakota Bicentennial Banner
43 Everett Follette South Dakota Ambassador Certificate and N.D.