Guide to the Western Slope Extension Club Records At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Western Slope Extension Club
Title: Western Slope Extension Club Records
Dates: 1949-1989
Quantity: 2 box(es) (0.70 cubic feet)
Collection ID: MSS. Western Slope Extension Club
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

History of Organization

The Western Slope Extension Club was organized at the home of Mrs. Ralph Gordon on May 12, 1949. In attendance was Home Agent, Mrs. Ina B. Hanson, to help with the initial meeting. The organization started late, but was able to catch up with the 1948-49 foods, clothing, and child development lessons. In the fall, the group began its first official year. The organization adopted the name “Western Slope” because most members lived on the sloping foothills located west of Spearfish. The Western Slope Extension Club donated food, clothing, and toys to a local family in need. Also, the group sponsored a 4-H Club and a community project that used the Wells District schoolhouse for club activities. The organization celebrated its 40th anniversary on June 26, 1989 and voted to dissolve as an extension club in September of 1989. However, the group decided to continue as a social club.

Scope and Contents

Secretary's Record Book, Typescript, Ribbons, Flags.

Preferred Citation

Western Slope Extension Club Records, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies

Processing Information

Dora Ann Jones


Secretary's Record Book 1949-1989, "Western Slope Extension Club" typescript, "Home Demonstration Achievement, South Dakota" 3 ribbons, "Extension Homemaker Achievement, South Dakota" 1 ribbon, 5 paper flags.

Box File
1 1 Secretary´s Report Book 1949-52
2 Secretary´s Report Book 1952-55
3 Secretary´s Report Book 1955-58
4 Secretary´s Report Book 1958-61
5 Secretary´s Report Book 1961-64
6 Secretary´s Report Book 1964-67
7 Secretary´s Report Book 1967-70
8 Secretary´s Report Book 1970-72
Box File
2 1 Secretary´s Report Book 1972-75
2 Secretary´s Report Book 1975-78
3 Secretary´s Report Book 1978-81
4 Secretary´s Report Book 1981-84
5 Secretary´s Report Book 1984-87
6 Secretary´s Report Book 1987-89
7 Awards 1949