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Reifel, Ben, 1906-1990
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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

Ben Reifel Correspondence With Linda Hasselstrom

Letter from Congressman Ben Reifel to Linda M. Hasselstrom of Sioux City, Iowa in regards to an article written in the July 11, 1965 issue of the Rapid City Journal about the Sun Dance. Included is a clipping of the article and an additional Rapid City Journal article about Crazy Horse.

Ben Reifel Career in the Military

Various papers that pertain to Ben Reifel's time in the military, such as his phyical examination reports and certificates of completion for courses required in the military.

Ben Reifel Naval Ship Tours

Souvenir booklets containing photographs of Ben Reifel's tours of the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) and U.S.S. Lake Champlain (CVS-39) aircraft carriers.

Ben Reifel Appointment Book for 1960

Ben Reifel's important appointment dates for meetings with Legislative Research Council, Kiwanis Club, and Boy Scouts. Also includes dates for talking at the Huron Annual Assembly.

Ben Reifel Appointment Book for 1965

Appointment reminders for Congress receptions, dinners with the South Dakota Governer, Seminar Dinners, and one on one appointments with various individuals that Ben Reifel had to attend.

Ben Reifel Appointment Book for 1966

Ben Reifel's reminders for various breakfast and lunch appointments, meetings with the American Legion, as well as reminders for speaking at different college campuses. Also includes reminders for different Briefings, 4-H meetings, and Appropriation Committee luncheons.

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.

Ben Reifel Speeches in 1965

Speeches given by Ben Reifel at different events, such as the YGOP Convention, the dedication of Shepard Hall at South Dakota State University, and Dakota Wesleyan University commencement exercises.

Ben Reifel Speeches in 1967

Speeches given by Ben Reifel at different events, such as the American Legion Convention, GOP State Central Committee Meeting, and the Hamlin County Republican Picnic.

Ben Reifel Speeches in 1980

Speech that Ben Reifel gave at the Northern State University Commencement. Also includes newpaper articles of Ben as well as a speech from H.J. Cummings that was given at the Aunnual Conference of the Florida Association for Health and Social Services.

Ben Reifel Speeches in 1983

Ben Reifel's speeches that he gave at South Dakota State University Commencement. Also includes his rough drafts of the speeches, as well as letters inviting him to speak at the commencements.

Ben Reifel Correspondence Scrapbook

Ben Reifel'scrapbook containing correspondence from many members of Congress in regards to various subjects, such as congratulations, invitations, and rejections of invitations to certain events.

Ben Reifel Campaign Scrapbook

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings pertaining to Ben Reifel's campaign, time in Congress, and retirement from Congress. Also includes some correspondence to Ben from members of Congress.

Allotments for Beet Growers

Ben Reifel, Earl Crook, and Don Hunter on beet allotments for beet growers before the Agriculture Committee meeting in Washington, D.C. Guests represent two separate South Dakota Beet Growers Associations.

Allotments for Beet Growers

Ben Reifel, Earl Crook, and Don Hunter on beet allotments for beet growers before the Agriculture Committee meeting in Washington, D.C. Guests represent two separate South Dakota Beet Growers Associations.

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'.

Ben Reifel Campaign Spot

Ben Reifel talk of his background of growing up on a small farm on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, his education at South Dakota State College and Harvard University, his time in the military, and his career with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He also speaks of his decision to run for Congress. His wife, Alice, appears near the end to stand by her husband in a show of support. He ends by asking listeners for their vote in the primary election in 1960.

Ben Reifel and his Family in Campaign Spot

Ben Reifel introduces his family and talks about his reasons for running for Congress in the First District of South Dakota. He also thanks his supporters and other candidates and asks constituents for their votes. Ben Reifel intorduces his grandaughters, Lisa and Laura Anderson, his daughter Loyce, his neice, Monica Johnson, and his wife Alice Reifel.

Target shooting

Footage shows a man shooting at a target with a rifle. Also included is footable of a young boy. There is no sound.

Ben Reifel at the Twin Buttes School dedication in 1959

Bureau of Indian Affairs area director at the dedication of the Twin Buttes School 12 miles north-northwest of Halliday, North Dakota, with him are Ernest Magnuson, principal of the Sac and Fox Day School in Tama, Iowa, Owen Morken, superintendent at Ft. Berthold Agency, John Star and Knute Lee, directors of schools

Ben Reifel and Tom Kleppe in 1976

Ben Reifel, former representative from South Dakota, speaks with North Dakota Representative Tom Kleppe and another man, the photograph is signed to Ben Reifel from Tom Kleppe

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.

South Dakota State College Class of 1932 reunion

South Dakota State College Class of 1932 reunion; from let to right; row 1: Garrett Holleman, Frances O'Connell, James Etteldorf, Jennie Bang VanDenBerg. Nina Mae Cranston Garthune; Row 2: Ben Reifel, Wesley Neufeld, Eli Ferguson, Ken Schoenwether, Marjorie White Ashbaugh, Adeline Dahl Muehlbeier, Charlotte Christie Jones, Paul Jones; Row 3: Vivian Swenson Strand, Otis Dahl, Merwin B. Wheeler, Liguri Gannon, Donald Craig, Fred Frame; Row 4: Ozzie Stockland, William Garthune, Everard Opsal, Herman Stallbaum, Millard MacComb, Don Pier

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