Frank G. Moore Papers, 1910-1987  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Moore, Frank G. (Frank Goodwin), 1856-1933
Title
Frank G. Moore Papers
Dates
1910-1987 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.4 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 458 (collection)
Summary
Frank Goodwin Moore was the first chiropractor in Missoula, Montana. The collection includes clippings of newspaper articles, biographies, photocopies of documents, and photographs related to Frank G. Moore and his family.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and the University of Montana--Missoula.

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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Frank G. Moore was born in Geneva, New York, on October 5, 1856. He attended Geneva public schools and the Geneva Academy, a private school, before entering Hobert College, also in Geneva. In 1873, the Moore family moved to an 800-acre stock farm near Iowa City, Iowa. Moore attended the Teacher's Training Institute at Iowa and taught in Iowa district schools.

Moore held a position at a U.S. government arsenal in Rock Island, Illinois, where he manufactured precision gun parts. Around age fifty, he began his schooling in chiropractics. He was an acquaintance of Dr. D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractics, and he graduated with the first class at the old Davenport College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, on December 21, 1911. Moore came to Missoula, Montana, in 1911. He had a practice in the Hammond Building in downtown Missoula until it was destroyed by fire in October of 1932. He practiced at a chiropractic clinic on Pattee Street until his death. He was both a founding member of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the second president of the association. He was notably the only chiropractor in Montana who was declared "not guilty" in an early case osteopaths brought against the state's chiropractors. Moore was also the first chiropractor in Montana to receive the honorary degree of "Fellow" from the American College of Chiropractors.

Moore married Martha J. DeCamp of Iowa City, Iowa. They had three children: Harry E., Charles D., and Lillian B. Van Patten. Moore was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Loyal Order of the Moose. He died of cancer on September 30, 1933, in Missoula, Montana.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes clippings of newspaper articles, biographies, and photocopies of documents related to Frank G. Moore and his family. The collection also includes photographs of the Moore family, Missoula, Montana, and photographs taken during the Moores' automobile trips in Montana and Idaho.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Frank G. Moore Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Clippings , 1913-1987Return to Top

0.1 linear feet

The series contains clippings, newspaper articles, obituaries, and biographies related to the Moore family. The newspaper clippings are from the Missoulian and other periodicals in which Moore family members are mentioned. There are also photocopies of photographs and documents significant to family history, including Lillian Van Patten Moore's Daughters of the American Revolution Certificate. There are also biographies written by Moore family members, including a biography Gloria Whitesitt wrote about her grandfather, Frank G. Moore, in addition to a letter containing her own reminiscence about her youth in Missoula with her grandparents, in which she describes the photographs in the collection. The clippings in the series are largely undated, but arranged chronologically wherever possible. Whitesitt's notes appear on the back of many of these clippings indicating her relationship to the party involved.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Clippings
1913-1987

Series II:  Photographs , ca. 1910-1987 and undatedReturn to Top

0.4 linear feet

The series contains photographs of the Moore family. There are also some early scenes of Missoula, Montana, although the dates are unknown. The pictures include the University of Montana campus, a UM football game, Greenough Park, the Rattlesnake Wilderness, and the Missoula River (now the Clark Fork River) during the 1908 flood. There are also photographs from the Moore's automobile trips in Idaho, Montana, and Yellowstone National Park.

The series is arranged in subject order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
458(II) 1: Harry E. Moore, Missoula
undated
1/2
458(II)2: Harry E. Moore
undated
1/3
458(II)3: Harry and Charles Moore
Oct. 1956
1/4
458(II)4: Frank G. Moore in automobile
undated
1/5
458(II)5: Frank G. and Charles D. Moore
undated
1/6
458(II)6: Charles D. Margaret, Tom Moore with Mr. and Mrs. Moore with daughter, Lillian
undated
1/7
458(II)7: Charles Moore at Western Days, Pocatello, Idaho
undated
1/8
458(II)8: Frank and Martha Moore
undated
1/9
458(II)9: Frank and Denton Moore
undated
1/10
458(II)10: Mrs. Frank G. Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Hill
undated
1/11
458(II)11: Dr. Frank G. Moore and wife Martha on their Golden Anniversary
1931
1/12
458(II)12: Charles, Henry, and Frank Moore
undated
1/13
458(II)13: Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Moore and daughter Lillian
undated
1/14
458(II)14: Lloyd van Patten
ca. 1920
1/15
458(II)15: Lloyd van Patten, flood of 1918
undated
1/16
458(II)16: Lillian van Patten on bridge at Mt. Ranier, Washington
undated
1/17
458(II)17: The Moore home at 505 Cleveland, Missoula, Montana
undated
1/18
458(II)18: Dorothy Moore
ca. 1950s
1/19
458(II)19: Myrtle Hollingsworth, old-time resident
undated
1/20
458(II)20: Gloria Jean van Patten and Nadien Clare van Patten as children, Frank G. Moore's home in Missoula, Montana
ca. 1930
1/21
458(II)21: Mrs. Frank G. Moore, Gloria Jean Van Patten, Mrs. Florence Reid
undated
1/22
458(II)22: Taken from "walk over" looking northeast
undated
1/23
458(II)23: Mountain and plain with tree stumps
undated
1/24
458(II)24: University of Montana, football in Missoula
undated
1/25
458(II)25: University of Montana with Mount Sentinel in background
undated
1/26
458(II)26: Missoula, with "walk over" mountain in distance
undated
1/27
458(II)27: Another view of the Rattlesnake
undated
1/28
458(II)28: River, unidentified location
undated
1/29
458(II)29: Road with cars in Bitter-Root
undated
1/30
458(II)30: Stream in park
undated
1/31
458(II)31: Automobile at Rattlesnake Wilderness(?)
undated
1/32
458(II)32: View, location unknown
undated
1/33
458(II)33: Mt. Jumbo from Greenough Park (?)
undated
1/34
458(II)34: Mt. Jumbo from Greenough Park (?)
undated
1/35
458(II)35: Yellowstone National Park
undated
1/36
458(II)36: Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth Hot Springs
undated
1/37
458(II)37: Bitter-Root River from Lolo grade
undated
1/38
458(II)38: Picnic at waterfall
undated
1/39
458(II)39: Great Salt Lake, taken while crossing railroad
undated
1/40
458(II)40: Great Salt Lake
undated
1/41
458(II)41: Shoshone Falls taken from the bottom of the step
undated
1/42
458(II)42: Snoqualmie Glacier, Mt. Ranier
undated
1/43
458(II)43: Frank and Martha Moore with automobile, "somewhere in Idaho"
undated
1/44
458(II)44: "Judge" Ralph Arnold, (color photo)
undated
1/45
458(II)45: Gloria Jean and Lillian Van Patten, near Glendale, CA
1965
1/46
458(II)46: Tom and Gloria Whitesitt, (color photo)
1968
1/47
458(II)47: Nadine Van Patten Bickel, Gloria Jean Van Patten Whitesitt, (color photo)
1985
1/48
458(II)48: Tom Moore, Phoenix, Arizona, (color photo)
1987
1/49
458(II)49: Parade float on Higgins Ave., Missoula, Montana, (color photo)
Sept 1987
1/50
458(II)50: Parade on Higgins Ave., Missoula, Montana, inscribed: "Looking east from our office window"
undated
1/51
458(II)51: Frank G. Moore and group, location unknown
undated
1/52
458(II)52: unidentified
undated
1/53
458(II)53: Greenough Park (?), Missoula, MT
undated
1/54
458(II)54: Frank G. Moore and car full of people
undated
1/55
458(II)55: Two men fishing on banks of Rattlesnake Creek
undated
1/56
458(II)56: Unidentified stream and bridge
undated
1/57
458(II)57: Unidentified stream and bridge
undated
1/58
458(II)58: Unidentified stream
undated
1/59
458(II)59: Unidentified bank of stream
undated
1/60
458(II)60: Boulders in stream
undated
1/61
458(II)61: Unidentified stream
undated
1/62
458(II)62: Unidentified stream
undated
1/63
458(II)63: Unidentified group of people amidst rocks
undated
1/64
458(II)64: Yellowstone Trail near Gardner
undated
1/65
458(II)65: Yellowstone Trail, automobile
undated
1/66
458(II)66: Yellowstone Park, automobile on road
undated
1/67
458(II)67: Yellowstone Canyon, Yellowstone National Park
undated
1/68
458(II)68: A view of falls and roadway, Yellowstone Park
undated
1/69
458(II)69: Car on Yellowstone Trail
undated
1/70
458(II)70: Car on Yellowstone Trail, duplicate of 458(II):69
undated
1/71
458(II)71: Unidentified Canyon
undated
1/72
458(II)72: Waterfall
undated
1/73
458(II)73: Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
undated
1/74
458(II)74: Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone Park
undated
1/75
458(II)75: Yellowstone Track, N.P.R.R., near Clinton, Montana
undated
1/76
458(II)76: Ninemile Grade west of Missoula, Montana
undated
1/77
458(II)77: Railroad trestle on N.P.R.R., near Missoula, Montana
undated
1/78
458(II)78: Incomplete railroad tracks, river during flood
1908
1/79
458(II)79: Incomplete railroad tracks, river during flood
1908
1/80
458(II)80: Sagging bridge
1908
1/81
458(II)81: Collapsed Higgins Ave. Bridge, during flood
1908
1/82
458(II)82: Greenough Mansion, flooded river
1908
1/83
458(II)83: Fallen fence during flood
1908
1/84
458(II)84: Higgins Ave. Bridge during flood
1908
1/85
458(II)85: Higgins Ave. Bridge during flood
1908
1/86
458(II)86: Flood in Missoula, MT
1908
1/87
458(II)87: Fallen trees in Missoula during flood
1908
1/88
458(II)88: River during flood
1908
1/89
458(II)89: River during flood
1908
1/90
458(II)90: Bitterroot River near Missoula, Montana
undated
1/91
458(II)91: Bitterroot River near Missoula, Montana
undated
1/92
458(II)92: River
undated
1/93
458(II)93: Missoula River, east of the city
undated
1/94
458(II)94: Frank G. Moore, car full of people
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Automobile travel--Idaho
  • Automobile travel--Montana
  • Automobile travel--Yellowstone National Park
  • Chiropractors--Montana--Missoula--Biography
  • Floods--Clark Fork (Mont. and Idaho)--Photographs
  • Football --Montana--Missoula--Photographs
  • Parks--Montana--Missoula--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Moore family
  • Moore, Frank G. (Frank Goodwin), 1856-1933--Biography
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Montana--Missoula--Photographs
  • University of Montana--Missoula--Football
  • Family Names :
  • Moore family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Greenough Park (Missoula, Mont.)--Photographs
  • Idaho--Photographs
  • Missoula (Mont.)--Photographs
  • Montana--Photographs
  • Rattlesnake Wilderness (Mont.)--Photographs
  • Yellowstone National Park--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings--Montana--Missoula
  • Family papers--Montana -- Missoula
  • Photographs--Idaho
  • Photographs--Montana
  • Photographs--Montana--Missoula
  • Photographs--Yellowstone National Park
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Moore, Lillian Van Patten
    • Whitesitt, Gloria, 1921-2003