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Reifel, Ben, 1906-1990
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Congressman Ben Reifel Memorial Day Remarks

Congressman Ben Reifel makes remarks on Memorial Day of the price of liberty and recites the poem 'The Golden Key' by Carrie Jacobs Bond. He ends asking for listeners support in the upcoming election. There is a sign on the desk Reifel is seated at that reads ' Ben Reifel for Congress'.

Congressman in a snow cave prepared for cold weather survival at Fort Richardson, Alaska in 1964

Congressman Spark M. Matsunaga, Hawaii, Harlan F. Hagen, California, Ben Reifel, South Dakota, John D. Fuqua, Florida, Albert Watson, South Carolina, Graham D. Purcell, Texas (behind Watson), and Col. Benjamin Anderson, OCLL, pause for a moment of relaxation in a snow cave prepared by men of 172d Infantry Brigade, during a mountain and cold weather survival demonstration by the Brigade, at the Ski Bowl training area at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Correspondence

Letters and cards of congratulations to Ben Reifel for winning the political race for Congress.

Don Hunter, Representative Ben Reifel, and Merle Flyger

Representative Ben Reifel meets with Don Hunter of Centerville, South Dakota and Merle Flyger of Hurley, South Dakota to talk about the sugar beet industry in South Dakota, Representative Reifel holds a bowl of sugar cubes for Hunter and Flyger to put in their coffee

Dr. Ben Reifel presiding over an assembly discussing Indian boarding school issues

Dr. Ben Reifel presiding over an assembly discussing Indian boarding school issues, seated at the table are Olaf Nelson, reservation principal at Ft. Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, O.R. Sande, superintendent at Wahpeton Boarding School in North Dakota, and Herman Bogard, superintendent at Flandreau Boarding School in Flandreau, South Dakota

Earth Day Development Foundation Meeting

Earth Day Development Foundation Meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Speakers talk about ecology, the environment, and the EROS Data Center. South Dakota Governor Frank Farrar, Congressman Ben Reifel, and other dignitaries are speaking. [DVD]

Federal Laws Relating to Campaigns

Booklets about laws relating to federal corrupt practices and political activities, as well as a letter to republican nominees like Ben Reifel from the National Republican Congressional Committee in regards to filing reports of campaign receipts and expenditures.

Gavel Given to Ben Reifel

Gavel given to Ben Reifel. It is made of pine wood and has a brass plate that is engraved '2nd Billionth Board Foot Harvested on the Black Hills National Forest'.

Glenard P. Lipscom Memorial Addresses Delivered in Congress

Book of memorial addresses delivered in Congress for the late Glenard P. Lipscomb, a Representative from California. Includes his biography, announcement of death, resolution of respect, as well as tributes from various Representatives in Congress. Ben Reifel's address is on page 71. Also includes a tearsheet of the Congressional Record with Reifel's address.

Holy Rosary Mission in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Bureau of Indian Affairs officials visit the Holy Rosary Mission in Pine Ridge, South Dakota; from the right: (second) Superintendent Towle; (third) Commissioner Emmons; (fourth) Rev. Lawrence Edwards, S.J., Superior of Holy Rosary Mission; From the Left (fourth) Rev. John Bryde, S.J. , principal of Holy Rosary Mission; (fifth) Ben Reifel, Aberdeen Area Director; (sixth) Representative Ely. Berry; (seventh) Assistant Commissioner Rex Lee

Honor Guard of Italian Carabinieri pass in review before Maj. Gen. J. Strom Thurmond and Maj. Gen. Eugene F. Cardwell in Verona, Italy in 1961

Honor Guard of Italian Carabinieri pass in review before Maj. Gen. J. Strom Thurmond and Maj. Gen. Eugene F. Cardwell during ceremonies at Caserma Passalacqua in Verona, Italy. In the background are senators, representatives and congressional aides in Italy for a tour of the U.S. Army's Southern European Task Force

Honor Guard of Italian Carabinieri pass in review before Maj. Gen. J. Strom Thurmond and Maj. Gen. Eugene F. Cardwell in Verona, Italy in 1961

Honor Guard of Italian Carabinieri pass in review before Maj. Gen. J. Strom Thurmond and Maj. Gen. Eugene F. Cardwell during ceremonies at Caserma Passalacqua in Verona, Italy. In the background are senators, representatives and congressional aides in Italy for a tour of the U.S. Army's Southern European Task Force

House Wednesday Group

Roster of House Wednesday Group members with Ben Reifel's name on it, as well as an introduction and overview of what they do in the group.

How to Go Broke in the Tourist Business

Paper presented by Harry G. Clement, president, Clement-Smith, Inc., at the First Indian Tourism Seminar at the Center for Continuing Education in Lincoln, Nebraska titled 'How to Go Broke in the Tourist Business (Particularly on an Indian Reservation)'.

I am a Sioux Indian

Booklet that contains information on some of the background of the Sioux Indians, as well as some of the traditional religious ceremonies and symbols of the Sioux culture. Includes an introduction written by Ben Reifel.

Indian Council Fire Achievement Award Ceremony in 1971

Dr. Ned A. Hatathli, President of Navajo Community College, received the 1971 Indian Council Fire achievement award from Ben Reifel; from left to right: Dr. Ned A. Hatathli; Louis R. Bruce, Commissioner of Indian Affairs; Ben Reifel, director, Office of Indian Programs, National Parks Service; Elmer Bennett, Arrow Inc.

Indian Council Fire Achievement Award Ceremony in 1971

Indian Council Fire Achievement award ceremony held at the National Aviation Club in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ned A Hatathli is the 1971 Indian Achievement award winner; from left to right: Ben Reifel, director, Office of Indian Programs, National Park Service; Leo W. Vocu, executive director, National Congress of American Indians; Louis R Bruce, Commissioner of Indian Affairs; Dr. Ned A. Hatathli, President of Navajo Community College; Forrest Gerard, director, Office of Indian Affairs, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; Tom Colosino Director or Arrow Inc.; Hon. Virgil L. Kirk, Chief Justice, Navajo Tribal Courts; Elmer Bennett, Arrow Inc.

Interior Department Distinguished Service and Valor awardees in 1961

Distinguished Service and Valor awardees and the Secretariat - 25th Honor Awards Convocation - Interior auditorium; Left to Right - Top Row: Captain Matthew V. Carson, Jr., USN, Office of the Secretary; Joseph V.B. Wells, Geological Survey; Christopher J. San Fellipo, Geological Survey; Paul Zinner, Bureau of Mines; Ulric J Gendron, Bureau of Reclamation; William M. Deaton, Bureau of Mines; James Westfield, Bureau of Mines; Elmer P. Myers, Bureau of Indian Affairs; John S. Knowles, Bureau of Land Management; George L. Collins, National Park Service; Charles E. Peterson, National Park Service; A. Clark Stratton, National Park Service; Dick Sutton, National Park Service; Left to Right - Front Row: Floyd H. Phillips, Bureau of Indian Affairs; Alphonse Kemmerich, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries; Administrative Assistant Secretary Beasley; Andrew W. Anderson; Bureau of Commercial Fisheries; Monty Wilcox; Louise A. Wilcox; Orpha R. McPherson, Bureau of Indian Affairs; Secretary Udall; Clara B. Gonzales, Bureau of Indian Affairs; Assistant Secretary Carver; Assistant Secretary Holum; Fannibelle Jackson, Bureau of Land Management; Under Secretary Carr; Assistant Secretary Briggs; Benjamin Reifel, Bureau of Indian Affairs; Father John G. Kuhn, Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

Joseph Ward Statute Unveiling Speech by Ben Reifel

Speech that Ben Reifel gave at the Joseph Ward Statue Unveiling, in which he introduces the children of Joseph Ward. Also includes speeches that Ben gave at the University of Utah in regards to alcoholism on Indian reservations.

KELOLAND-TV Introduction to Documentary 'The Campaigners'

KELOLAND-TV achor introduction to documentary 'The Campaigners' that was filmed in South Dakota and featured Congressman Ben Reifel from South Dakota and Sir Harry Legge-Bourke, Member of Parliament from the Isle of Ely. The documentary showed the different techniques between elections in the United States and elections in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Masahide Shibusawa speaks at the Mackinac demonstration in 1965

Masahide Shibusawa, Japanese business man, who is in charge of the work of Moral Re-Armament in Japan, speaks at the Mackinac demonstration. He has come to plan for the delegation of 100 Japanese students arriving later in July. Shibusawa's great-grandfather was the founder of modern industrial Japan

Minnehaha County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner

Speeches given at the Minnehaha County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner, which Ben Reifel was honored at for his years of service. Topics covered included economic slavery, leadership, future growth of the republican party, and freedom. March 25, 1977

Minnehaha County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner

Speeches given at the Minnehaha County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner, which Ben Reifel was honored at for his years of service. Topics covered included economic slavery, leadership, future growth of the republican party, and freedom. March 25, 1977

Miscellaneous

Ben Reifel's various certificates and awards from many different organizations and groups.

Moral Re-Armament

Minutes from the meeting of the Department of Racial and Cultural Relations, as well as correspondence in regards to Moral Re-Armament, which Ben Reifel supported.

National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children Award

Ben Reifel was recognized for this service to the National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children. The wood plaque has an eagle with its wings spread over a shield at the top and an engraved plate. The words read 'National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children Ben Reifel 1974-1978 In Grateful Appreciation for Outstanding and Distinguished Service to America's Disadvantaged'.

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