Paugh Family Papers, 1940-1966  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Paugh, George, d. 1965
Title
Paugh Family Papers
Dates
1940-1966
Quantity
2.6 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 2052, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Paugh Family Papers consist of diaries, financial, and legal documents. The materials are associated with the ranch operation of George and Theodore Paugh, and various members of the Paugh family. Topics cover: the Paugh Ranch; ranch living in Madison County, Montana; sheep and cattle operations; diaries of daily activities and weather.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Historical NoteReturn to Top

George Paugh and his brother, Theodore operated a ranch in partnership approximately 1930s to 1965. This partnership ended with George's death on June 5, 1965. The ranch was located in Madison County, near Jack Creek and later near McAllister and on Dead Man Creek. Operations include sheep at first, then cattle later. Minnie E. Paugh, donor of the papers, is the daughter of George and June Paugh.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is arranged into three series, diaries, financial, and legal documents. The materials within the series are arranged by topic then chronological within the topic. Oversize materials have been removed to separate storage. The collection materials are associated with the ranch operation of George and Theodore Paugh, and various members of the Paugh family. Topics cover: the Paugh Ranch; ranch living in Madison County, Montana; sheep and cattle operations; diaries of daily activities and weather.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Diaries, 1940-1965Return to Top

Diaries of George Paugh contain general weather information and daily ranch activities. Glued in newspaper clippings on various topics are scattered throughout the diaries. Laid in materials from the diaries are in Box 2, Folder 9. In the 1965 diary entries are made by George or his daughter, Minnie Paugh. Also, a portion of her 1963 diary is included in Box 2, Folder 8. An entry in the 1959 diary is about the major earthquake at Hebgen Lake and Dam.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
1940-1941
1/2
1942-1943
1/3
1944-1945
1/4
1946-1947
1/5
1948-1949
2/1
1950-1951
2/2
1952-1953
2/3
1954-1955
2/4
1956-1957
2/5
1958-1959
2/6
1960-1961
2/7
1962-1963
2/8
1963-1965
2/9
Laid in materials
1942-1963

Series 2:  Legal Documents, 1911-1966Return to Top

Marriage certificate, estate documents, and other legal materials related to George Paugh and family members are the materials found in this series. Miscellaneous items in Box 3, Folder 2 include: deed for real property in Jeffers, Montana, 1914; Public Schools Diploma of June (Buhite) Paugh, 1913; Marriage Certificate of George and June Paugh, 1916; and Bank signature card, 1911. Oversize materials have been removed to separate storage and the folder is marked with an asterisk (*).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
Estate of George Paugh various legal materials
3/2
Miscellaneous legal documents*

Series 3:  Financial Documents, 1914-1966Return to Top

Ledgers, bills, receipts, county, state and federal tax returns, bank accounts, and other miscellaneous materials related to the ranch operation of George and Theodore Paugh. Materials in various folders are incomplete records. Items of interest include bills of sale cover sheep, wool, and cattle; official breed pedigrees are in Box 7, Folder 6; grazing leases are in Box 7, Folder 4; and rations books from World War II are in Box 7, Folder 5.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/3
Ledgers
1945-1946
3/4
Ledger
1947
3/5
Ledgers
1948-1949
3/6
Ledgers
1951-1952
3/7
Ledgers
1953-1954
3/8
Ledgers
1955-1956
3/9
Ledgers
1957-1958
3/10
Ledgers
1959-1960
3/11
Ledgers
1961-1962
3/12
Ledgers
1963-1964
3/13
Ledger
1965
4/1
Bills and receipts
1941-1943
4/2
Bills and receipts
1944-1947
4/3
Bills and receipts
1948-1951
4/4
Bills and receipts
1952
4/5
Bills and receipts
1953-1954
4/6
Bills and receipts
1955-1956
4/7
Bills and receipts
1957-1959
4/8
Bills and receipts
1960-1963
4/9
Bills and receipts
1964-1965
4/10
Bills and receipts
1965-1966
4/11
United States income tax returns and correspondence
1944-1950
4/12
United States income tax returns and correspondence
1951-1954
4/13
United States income tax returns and correspondence
1958-1959
5/1
Montana income tax returns
1949-1954
5/2
Madison County, Montana tax receipts
1961-1962
5/3
Commercial National Bank statements
1942-1943
5/4
Commercial National Bank statements
1944-1945
5/5
Commercial National Bank statements
1946-1947
5/6
Commercial National Bank statements
1948-1949
5/7
Commercial National Bank statements
1950-1951
5/8
Commercial National Bank statements
1952-1953
5/9
Commercial National Bank statements
1954-1955
5/10
Commercial/First National Bank statements
1956-1957
5/11
First National Bank statements
1958-1959
5/12
First National Bank statements
1960-1961
5/13
First National Bank statements
1962-1963
5/14
First National Bank statements
1964-1966
6/1
Commercial National Bank check registers
1943-1945
6/2
Commercial National Bank check registers
1946-1948
6/3
Commercial National Bank check registers
1948-1950
6/4
Commercial National Bank check registers
1951-1953
6/5
Commercial/First National Bank check registers
1954-1959
6/6
First National Bank check registers
1961-1964
7/1
Canceled checks
1914; 1917; 1942
7/2
Canceled checks
1960; 1965-1966
7/3
Security Bank and Trust Company statements and canceled checks
1947-1950
7/4
Grazing leases and timber permit
1946-1950
7/5
World War II war ration books
7/6
Hereford cattle pedigrees

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ranch life-Montana-Madison County
  • Ranchers-Montana-Madison County
  • Ranches-Montana-Madison County
  • Sheep ranches-Montana-Madison County
  • Geographical Names :
  • Paugh Ranch (Mont.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records-Montana-Madison County
  • Diaries-Montana-Madison County
  • Family papers-Montana-Madison County
  • Weather diaries-Montana-Madison County
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Paugh, Theodore (creator)
    • Family Names :
    • Paugh family (creator)