Women's History Collection: D

Dahlin, Sherry Photograph (H88-92) 6 items

Photograph of Mrs. South Dakota contestant in costume she made using pheasant feathers, 1988.

Daughters of the American Revolution, South Dakota Chapter Records (H74-80, H93-94 through H93- 99) 2/3 cubic feet

Proceedings of the annual conference, 1920-1946; yearbooks, 1925-1976; programs, pamphlets, and citizenship manual, 1912-1970; and genealogical material, 1939. Records of the following clubs: Pierre (1925-1937); Redfield (1923-1943); Watertown (1912-1975); Rapid City (1939-1970); Mitchell (1930-1973); and Madison (1917-1958). Records include membership applications, meeting minutes, chapter histories, scrapbooks, photographs, club by-laws, financial records, original charters, regents reports, and honor roll certificates.

Deloria, Ella C. Manuscript (H75-271) 202 typewritten pages

The January 1954 edition of the South Dakota State Historical Society publication, The Wi-iyohi, announces a forthcoming book written by "Miss Deloria, of the famous Indian family." This collection consists of an undated and untitled 202-page carbon copy of a manuscript on the Dakota, primarily Teton, Indian culture, researched and written by Deloria, a Dakota woman of mixed descent. It is the first part of a final draft of a 392-page first draft version in the Ella Deloria Papers at the Dakota Indian Foundation in Chamberlain, SD. The location of the remaining pages of this final draft of the manuscript is unknown.

Deming, Marguerite Manuscript (H74-128) 6 typewritten pages

"Pioneer Life in Jackson County, South Dakota," by Marguerite Deming Spearman. Description of homesteading in 1899, life in a sod shanty, pioneer schooling, a prairie fire, and Indian tales.

Diary, Unknown Author (H74-131) 1 item

Diary kept by a Fort Pierre woman during 1943. Names mentioned in the diary include Lotta Haas, Leah Hays Heaton, Mrs. Preston, Cpl. Bernard C. Preston, William Price, and Mrs. Bloom. The diary is completely personal, with little information other than daily routines.

Dickens Club of Pierre Records (H74-5, H96-40) 1/3 cubic feet

Papers, critics' reports, minutes, books, season programs, 1890-1956, photograph of "Dickens Costume Party," December 16, 1946.

Drake, Emilia Stoner Family Papers (H74-26) 2 folders, 1 scrapbook

Papers of Emilia Stoner Drake and her family of Woonsocket, South Dakota, 1890-1917. Mrs. Drake’s sister, Lulu, was married to Samuel A. Ramsey, a prominent South Dakota attorney. In 1892, he was the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, and the collection includes a scrapbook of the clippings and broadsides from this campaign. Some of the correspondence and papers deal with the land owned by Mrs. Drake in Indiana and Wyoming, and Mr. Ramsey acted as her attorney in these matters. Other letters are from family members. One set in particular relates to the grave of baby Emelia Jane Stoner. Another relative, Minnie Stoner, is represented in the collection by address books and bank books.

Dubel, Zelda Zeuge Collection (H2001-035) 2.5 cubic feet

Genealogical letters from the Toedt, Brehe, and Weischedel families, primarily from the Sully County area (1965-1997).

Duchnaux-Lecompte Marriage Certificate (SC 7) 1 item

Marriage certificate of Napoleon Duchnaux and Sophie Lecompte, 1867. Both were Dakota of mixed descent.