Charles Trimble was born in Wanblee SD in 1935. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from USD in 2008 for his distinguished record of public service, and was inducted in the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 2013.
Below are listed some of the organizations Mr. Trimble has served:
American Indian Press Association
National Congress of American Indian
American Indian National Bank in Washington DC
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
World Council of Indigenous Peoples
U.N. Sub-commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities
Human Rights Experts meeting of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Historical Society
Board of the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation
State Historic Preservation Board
American Folklife Center Board of Trustees in the Library of Congress
Institute of American Indian Studies at the University of South Dakota
For his biography and a more complete list of his service, see the Institute of American Indian Studies News Report, Spring 2009 on the Digital Library of South Dakota (http://dlsd.sdln.net/cdm/ref/collection/iais/id/1) and his South Dakota Hall of Fame 2013 presentation (http://www.sdhalloffame.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=78&iid=681&first=&last=&catid=&home_town=&date_inducted=2013).
Please contact the Archives and Special Collections for a guide to his papers.