Women's History Collection: L

Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic Records (H77-3) 1 folder

Records of the General George A. Custer Circle No. 6, Chamberlain, 1932-1935. This women's organization was composed of descendants of Civil War Union veterans and nurses. Included are correspondence, lists of members and officers for 1932 and 1934, rituals, special programs, rules and regulations, order of meetings, and the proceedings of the 48th Annual National Convention.

Langemann, Irene, A Home without Roots [videotape] (H95-15) 1 item

A video filmed by Langemann with a running time of 30 minutes titled A Home without Roots: Destiny of a Refugee Family (1993). The film, focusing on Germans from Russia, describes Irma Schefelbein’s emigration from Kasakstan to Germany, the land of her forefathers. Irma, a 67-year-old woman, and 200 other emigrants from the Commonwealth of Independent States came to Potsdam, Brandenberg to live in old army barracks. They left because of unstable political conditions.

League of Women Voters Records (H75-75, H99-007 and H2002-022) 5 cubic feet

Minutes, correspondence, annual reports, circulars, committee reports, and other materials, 1922-1997. The LWV of the United States was organized in 1920, as was the first local SD chapter. However, it was not until the mid 1950s that a state league was organized.

Lee, Frances Papers (H78-52) 30 items

Legal documents, 1883-1945. Deeds and land records of a Pierre woman whose family homesteaded in Kingsbury county in the late 1870s.

Lief, Augusta, Teacher’s Contract (H75-66) 1 item

Teacher's contract with the 64th school district of Union County, 1899.

Linstad, Otto Papers (H82-39) 1 folder and several photographs

This collection is primarily World War I clippings, photographs, and papers. A small portion relates to Mrs. Lindstad’s (Hazel Rood) activities in the American Legion Auxiliary. Hazel Rood was born near Ash Creek in present day Haakon County, July 31, 1889. She became active in the Pierre American Legion Auxiliary after her marriage to Otto in 1923. In 1927 she was elected President of the South Dakota Department.

Lonewell Extension Club Secretary's Record Books (H2002-052) 1.0 cubic feet

The Lonewell Extension Club was organized in the Oelrichs area to promote interest in homemaking and to sponsor 4-H club work. The Secretary's Record books cover the years from 1927 to 1994 and contain the membership information, meeting minutes, duties of officers, the clubs' constitution and by-laws and suggestions for meetings.

Lott, Lucie Emma Dickinson Papers(SC 48) 12 typewritten pages

Reminiscences of life in Vermont, South Dakota, California, and Michigan. The Dickinson family homesteaded in Edmunds County in 1885. At sixteen Lucie became the railway agent at Loyalton. Two years later she married the agent at Ipswich and continued working as the office clerk. The Lotts remained in South Dakota until 1907.

Lutheran Ladies Aid Society Photograph (H2003-017) 1 item

The Norwegian Ladies Aid Society was organized in Pierre in 1896 and changed its name to the Lutheran Ladies Aid Society in 1899. This 10 x 13 reprint includes all of the members in 1896.

Lutheran Memorial Church, Pierre, Records (H75-77) 4 microfilm reels

Women church members played active roles in the life of the Lutheran Memorial Church and in its predecessors, and in the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hayes, by their participation in women's organizations that were affiliated with the churches. Records include those of the Sunshine Circle and the Lutheran Ladies Aid Society.