Frank E. Denholm Papers

Young Frank Denholm Frank Denholm Frank Denholm at work Frank Denholm Frank Denholm Frank Denholm Denholm for Congress campaign billboard, 1968 Frank Denholm on the campaign trail Frank Denholm celebrating with Donna Kuhfeld's Campaigning for Denholm in 1968 Frank and Millie Denholm Frank Denholm speaking to the Boy Scouts of America, 1968 Frank Denholm signing an autograph Frank Denholm speaking to the Boy Scouts of America Frank Denholm at the South Dakota state capitol Frank Denholm with a Union Label Council representative Frank Denholm with a man Frank Denholm on the campaign trail Frank Denholm on the campaign trail in 1968 Frank Denholm speaking at an event Frank Denholm at an event Frank Denholm on the campaign trail in 1968 Frank and Millie Denholm at an International Association of Machinists event Frank Denholm at a rally Frank Denholm at a campaign event Frank Denholm with a large group of people Frank Denholm at a campaign event Frank Denholm with a group of men Frank Denholm at an event Frank Denholm at an event Frank Denholm at an event Frank Denholm at a campaign event Frank Denholm campaigning during a parade in 1968 Frank Denholm with constituents Frank Denholm with constituents Frank Denholm with a constituent Frank Denholm with constituents Frank and Millie Denholm at an International Association of Machinists event Frank and Millie Denholm in a parade Frank Denholm at a campaign event Frank and Millie Denholm in a parade Frank Denholm with constituents Frank and Millie Denholm at a campaign event Frank Denholm and Laurie Klinkel South Dakota Democratic Party rally Frank Denholm on the campaign trail Denholm for Congress supporters in 1968 Frank Denholm on the campaign trail Frank Denholm at a campaign rally Frank Denholm with a supporter Denholm for Congress campaign billboard in 1968 Frank Denholm at an International Association of Machinists event Frank Denholm with constituents Holday Inn sign welcoming Frank Denholm and John Ryan South Dakota Democratic Party campaign rally supporters Frank Denholm with constituents Frank Denholm with constituents Frank Denholm with a group of men Frank Denholm at a South Dakota Democratic Party campaign rally Young supporter Frank Denholm Frank Denholm with constituents Frank Denholm at a campaign stop in Aberdeen, South Dakota Frank Denholm at a campaign stop in Aberdeen, South Dakota Frank and Millie Denholm with a constitutent Frank Denholm at a campaign stop in Aberdeen, South Dakota McGovern, Mankiewicz, Chamberlin, and Denholm during the 1968 campaign Frank Denholm at a campaign stop in Aberdeen, South Dakota Frank Denholm at the South Dakota Democratic Party convention in Huron, South Dakota Denholm for Congress rally in 1968 Frank Denholm on the campaign trail in 1968 Frank Denholm campaigning during the 1974 Hobo Day parade Frank Denholm on the campaign trail in 1968 Frank Denholm in 1968 Frank Denholm speaking at the South Dakota Farmers Union annual convention in 1968 Frank Denholm on the campaign trail in 1968 Frank Denholm at an event for South Dakota Senator George McGovern Democrat campaign rally in 1968 Frank Denholm in a parade Frank Denholm in a parade Frank Denholm in 1968 Frank Denholm and Bill Hauck Denholm and Kneip during their 1970 campaigns Allen Sperry and Richard Kneip Frank Denholm in 1970 Frank Denholm in 1970 Frank Denholm in 1970 Frank Denholm in 1970 Frank Denholm at a lake Frank Denholm at a lake Frank Denholm at a lake Frank Denholm at a lake Denholm and Kneip during their 1970 campaigns Richard Kneip during his 1970 campaign Denholm and Kneip during their 1970 campaigns Frank Denholm on a tractor Frank Denholm with a farmer in 1970 Frank Denholm and a farmer Frank Denholm sitting on a tractor in 1970 Frank Denholm on a house boat Millie Denholm at a campaign event
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Papers

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Frank E. Denholm Papers

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  • 1934-2016 (Creation)

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17.39 linear feet (11 records center boxes, 3 oversize boxes)

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The Frank E. Denholm Papers consist mostly of materials generated during the time he served as the representative to South Dakota’s First Congressional District, from 1971 to 1975. These materials document his work for rural America, particularly his effort to reinstate the Rural Electrification Act and numerous legislation regarding agriculture, rural water, and rural development. Press releases and newspaper clippings about his activities in Congress can be found in the papers. The collection also includes scrapbooks and memorabilia about his campaigns for Congress. In addition, there are several files of correspondence, some of which was with members of Congress and other notable people such as George McGovern and Richard Kneip. The collection includes nearly 1,500 photographs and slides, most of which relate to his campaigns for Congress. There are reel-to-reel audio recordings and video recordings on 2-inch quad video tape that consist of campaign advertisements and his work in Congress. The collection also documents Denholm’s career as a sheriff, auctioneer, F.B.I. agent, and lawyer.

The papers also contain documents relating to Frank Denholm’s wife, Mildred Niehaus Denholm. Mrs. Denholm was born May 9, 1927 to Frank F. and Elizabeth C. (Schuring) Niehaus from Andover, South Dakota. She married Frank Denholm on June 12, 1950 in Webster, South Dakota. She attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, SD and taught in rural schools. Mrs. Denholm also went to the Aberdeen School of Business, the Strayer Business College in Washington, D.C., and the University of Utah where she studied music. She worked as a medical and legal secretary. Mrs. Denholm actively campaigned for her husband. She was involved in the Congressional Women’s Club while Denholm was in office. Mrs. Denholm passed away August 14, 2014. The collection includes correspondence between Frank and Mildred Denholm and her activities with the Congressional Women’s Club.

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