Prairie Striders Running Club Library

Bob Bartling and the Prairie Striders Library Collection in its new home in the H.M. Briggs Library, 2015.

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SDSU-PSL

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Prairie Striders Running Club Library

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SDSU Archives and Special Collections

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1300 North Campus Drive Hilton M. Briggs Library Room 241 University Station Box 2115

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Brookings

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South Dakota

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57007

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605-688-5094

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Bob Bartling and several like-minded people founded the Prairie Striders Running Club in 1969 to promote running, fellowship, and health. Bob began collecting books and magazines related to running and track and field, and by 1978, the Prairie Striders Running Club Library was established. It includes 636 volumes of books, about 5,000 periodicals and newsletters, and has the results of 16 annual races. The collection is so complete that even the editors of Runner’s World contact Bob for articles.

The Prairie Striders Library was housed in the basement of Bartling’s store for many years. The library moved to another location in downtown Brookings before finding a permanent home in the H.M. Briggs Library in June 2015. It is currently housed in the compact shelving on the lower level of the library.

This Book Gallery highlights the collection housed at the H.M. Briggs Library
The Prairie Striders Library was housed in the basement of Bartling’s store for many years. The library moved to another store in downtown Brookings before finding a permanent home in the H.M. Briggs Library in June 2015. It is currently housed in the compact shelving on the lower level of the Briggs Library.

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  • Clipboard

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1300 North Campus Drive
Hilton M. Briggs Library Room 241
University Station Box 2115
Brookings, South Dakota 57007