The William Beach Locke Collection, available at the Center for Western Studies, contains correspondence from William A. Beach in South Dakota to his brother, John Beach in California, during the late 1920s through the end of the 1930s. Will A. Beach was the president of the Will A. Beach Printing Company, South Dakota's largest printer until 1939. The correspondence contains references to the Will A. Beach Printing Company, crop health and weather, dust storms, the Depression, and family matters. Additional papers contain samples of printed work from the Will A. Beach Printing Company (1889-1939) including a map of South Dakota (1906), promotional blotters, theatre programs, a commemorative history of the company, and photographs. Today the Will A. Beach Printing Company is known as Midwest Beach Printing.
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