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Tablet 1: Found at Drehem, bill for 7 lambs and 4 kid goats

Clay Cuneiform tablet.

Purchased by South Dakota State College President Willis E. Johnson from Dr. Edgar J. Banks in 1923.

Transcribe d by Dr. by Edgar James Banks in an undated letter: Found at Drehem, a suburb of Nippur, where there was a receiving station for the temple of Bel. The inscription is a bill for 7 lambs and 4 kid goats delivered on the 4th day of the month. It is dated in the last three lines about 2350 B.C., or early in the Ur dynasty of kings who ruled from about 2400 to 2100 B.C.

Description by the [Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, UCLA](University of California, Los Angeles Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative Found Texts website: https://cdli.ucla.edu/)

Provenience: Puzri-Dagan (mod. Drehem)

Period:Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period

Dates referenced: Amar-Suen.03.06.00

Material: Clay

Language: Sumerian

Genre: Administrative

Obverse: 1. 5(disz) gu4; 2. erin2 he2-bi2-la-at{ki}; 3. mu-kux(DU) / reverse: 1. iti u5-bi2-gu7; 2. mu us2-sa ma2-dara3-abzu ba-ab-du8; 3. u4 2(u) 3(disz)-kam / left: 1. 5(disz) gu4

Tablet 2: Found at Drehem, receipt of five oxen

Clay Cuneiform tablet.

Purchased by South Dakota State College President Willis E. Johnson from Dr. Edgar J. Banks in 1923.

Transcribed by Dr. Edgar J. Banks in an undated letter: Found at Drehem. A record of the receipt of five oxen apparently for the temple offerings. Also on one edge is written "5 oxen." Dated ca. 2350 B.C.

Description by the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, UCLA

Provenience: Puzri-Dagan (mod. Drehem)

Period:Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period

Dates referenced: Shu-Suen.03.0323 (us2 year) ?

Material: Clay

Language: Sumerian

Genre: Administrative

Obverse: 1. 7(disz) sila4 4(disz) masz2; 2. u4 4(disz)-kam; 3. ki ab-ba-sa6-ga-ta; 4. in-ta-e3-a / reverse; 1. ; 3-dab5; 1 line blank; 2. iti ezem-mah; 3. mu {d}gu-za {d}en-lil2-la2 ba-dim2

Tablet 4: Found at Drehem, sealed temple record

. Clay Cuneiform tablet.

Purchased by South Dakota State College President Willis E. Johnson from Dr. Edgar J. Banks in 1923.

Transcribed by Edgar James Banks: Found at Drehem. A temple record, sealed and dated about 2300 B.C.

Description by the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, UCLA

Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) / Date referenced: Shu-Suen.01.00.00

Material: clay

Language: Sumerian

Genre: Administrative

Obverse: 1. 6(disz) {gi}pisan im-sar-ra a2 na-da u4 1(u); 2. 4(disz) {gi}pisan im-sar-ra a2 u4 2(disz)-ta; 3. [...] x gesz da; 4. [...] x/ reverse: 1. ki a-gu-ta; 2. kiszib3 hu-wa-wa; 3. sza3 bala-a; 1 line blank; 4. mu {d}szu-{d}suen lugal / seal 1: 1. lu2-eb-gal;2. dub-sar; 3. dumu ur-ge6-par4; 4. gudu4 {d}inanna

Tablet 3: Found at Jokha, record of temple offerings

Clay Cuneiform tablet.

Purchased by South Dakota State College President Willis E. Johnson from Dr. Edgar J. Banks in 1923.

Transcribed by Dr. Edgar J. Banks in an undated letter: Found at Jokha, the ruin of the ancient city of Umma in Central Babylonia. >This is a typical record of the temple offerings. After the tablet was written, and while the clay was still soft, the temple scribe rolled over the entire tablet his cylindrical stone seal and the seal impression made it impossible to change the record. The seal impression bears in raised characters the name of the scribe and of his father. It is dated about 2300 B.C.

Description by the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, UCLA

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates referenced: Iggi-Suen.01.00.00
  • Material: clay
  • Language: Sumerian
  • Genre: Administrative
  • Obverse: 1. 1(gesz2)# 4(u)# 3(disz) {gesz#}eme szinig; 3. ki e2-ur2-bi-du10-ta; 4. szabra gu4-ke4; 5. szu ba-ti / reverse: 1. a-sza3 KA da?; 2. kiszib3 nimgir-an-ne2; 3. mu {d}i-bi2-{d}suen lugal#

Oak Lake Writers' Society Poster

Poster for the Oak Lake Writer's Society readings at the South Dakota Festival of Book in Lead, South Dakota. Ronya Hoblit, Mabel Picotte, Deanna Stands, Kim TallBear, and Lydia Whirlwind Soilier read from 'He Sappa Woihanble.

Whitmyre, Maynard

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Maynard Whitemyre, former field representative and Vice President of the South Dakota Farmers Union.

Wollman, Harvey

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Harvey Wollman, former Associated Milk Producers division manager.

Ullom, Robert

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Robert Ullom, former member of the board of directors of the Farmers Union Oil Company at Flandreau and the Farmers Union Central Exchange.

Cross, Stanley

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Stanley Cross, former Howard Farmers Union Oil Company director

Mathews, Joe

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Joe Matthews, Lake Region Rural Electric Cooperative board member.

Olson, Franklin

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Franklin Olson, former Bristol and Pierpont Farmers Union Oil Company director.

Hagny, Dennis

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Dennis Hagny, former Northern Electric Cooperative Manager and 2006 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Zilverberg, Jim

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Jim Zilverberg, South Dakota native, veteran cartoonist, and former staff member of the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association, now part of CHS, Inc.

Dodge, Rodney

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Rodney Dodge, former Cenex field representative

Smith, Jack W. and Edna

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Jack Smith, former manager of the Farmers Union Oil Company at Union Center, and Edna Smith, former bookkeeper of the Farmers Union Oil Company at Union Center.

Olson, George

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with George Olson, Winner, South Dakota area cooperative leader.

Symens, Paul

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Paul Symens, Farmers Union Marketing and Processing Association director, former South Dakota Farmers Union board member, and former state Senator.

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