Helen C. Ewing Papers, 1901-1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ewing, Helen C., 1903-1985
Title
Helen C. Ewing Papers
Dates
1901-1971
Quantity
.4 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 1033, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
This Helen C. Ewing Papers consists primarily of Robert Ewing's working papers including: 4 years of a daily work diary during 1940-1943; contracts, work estimates, bids and specifications; newspaper clippings; reports; and correspondence. Also present are photocopied news clippings about Robert, Helen and Angus McLeod; mining claim correspondence and associated papers; ration coupons from WWII and assorted memorabilia and photographs.
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Helen C. Ewing was born in Butte, Montana in 1903 the daughter of Angus B. McLeod who was a mine supervisor for the Black Rock Mine, the Sheriff of Silver Bow County from 1926-1929 and a State Legislator in 1923. She received her B.A. from Montana State University (U of M), Missoula, MT in 1925 and the Carnegie Library School of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1932 Helen married Robert L. Ewing in 1938. He was a civil engineer with the Montana Highway Department stationed in Butte at the time. Robert Lee Ewing was born in Pendleton, Oregon in 1884. After high school he took an I. C. S. Course in Civil Engineering and worked his way from an instrument man in 1901 to an engineer in 1909. He worked for several companies and as an independent contractor on railroad and road construction from 1901 to 1917. In 1917 he joined the Idaho Highway Department and served as District Engineer for District no. 6 from April 1919 - May 1921. In May 1921 he became a civil engineer for the Montana State Highway Department and supervised construction of many difficult mountainous miles of roads. He was let go in 1949 at the age of 65 after 27 years of service. Robert and Helen settled in Glasgow Montana where he sold mutual funds and she was the City-County Librarian. In 1952 he bid and received a contract to upgrade the Glasgow Airport as an independent contractor. He also researched and held interests in mining claims throughout his career. In 1962, they moved to Bozeman, Montana where Robert died in April 1971. Helen retired as the Circulation Librarian (Assistant Professor Emerita) at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana in 1972.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists primarily of Robert Ewing's working papers including: 4 years of a daily work diary during 1940-1943; contracts, work estimates, bids and specifications; newspaper clippings; reports; and correspondence. Also present are photocopied news clippings about Robert, Helen and Angus McLeod; mining claim correspondence and associated papers; ration coupons from WWII and assorted memorabilia and photographs.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Robert L. Ewing vita; contract from Intermountain Railway Company, 1914 through 1927, 1914
1/2 Contract for Idaho Highway Department project, spec papers and department employee list 1918-1919
1/3 Idaho Highway Department - correspondence; news clipping; financial report 1920-1921
1/4 District #6 report by Robert Ewing in the State of Idaho, Department of Public Works, 1st Biennial Report for period ending December 31, 1920
1/5 Correspondence about job application for Spokane, Washington job March 1924
1/6 Blackfeet Scenic Road - correspondence, work estimates, newspaper clipping 1925-1929
1/7 Right of Way correspondence, condemnation order, final reports 1935
1/8 Daily work diary from and related papers and correspondence November 12, 1940-December 31, 1943
1/9 Bids, agreements and map of Glasgow Airport construction project 1952-1953
1/10 Mineral and mining claims - correspondence, agreements and productivity 1925-1961
1/11 Photocopied news clippings and news clippings about Robert and Helen Ewing and Angus McLeod
1/12 Memorabilia- ration coupons in leather wallet, retirement program, clippings, humorous writings
1/13 Photographs 1-5: Black Rock Mine, Angus McLeod, State Legislature, Angus and mine tour 1923
1/14 Photographs 6-7: Helen McLeod; Helen Ewing at children's story hour 1921, 1961
1/15 Photographs 8-13: Royal Order of Jesters, Chas Miller Birthday party 1932
1/16 Photographs 14-20: Movie set of "Told in the Hills" with Monte Blue in Glacier Natl. Park 1918
1/17 Photograph negatives for #1, 2, 4, 7, 21
Oversize - photographs and certificates, 21-25
(in separate box)
Box/Folder
1/21 Miners at Black Rock Mine, Butte with Angus McLeod and Helen 1912
1/22 Miners at unknown mine with Angus McLeod circa 1900
1/23 State Legislature poster with individual member portraits, Angus McLeod 1923
1/24 Certificate of membership, NW Assn of Sheriffs and Police, Angus McLeod 1929
1/25 U.S. Bureau of Mine certificate of Mine Rescue training, Angus McLeod 1914

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Airports-Montana-Glasgow
  • Civil engineers-Idaho
  • Civil engineers-Montana
  • Highway engineering-Idaho
  • Highway engineering-Montana
  • Highway engineers-Montana-Diaries
  • Mining claims-Montana
  • Women librarians-Montana
  • World War, 1939-1945-Economic aspects-Montana
  • Personal Names :
  • Ewing, Helen C., 1903-1985
  • Ewing, Robert L. (Robert Lee), 1884-1971
  • McLeod, Angus B. (Angus Benjamin), 1873-1938
  • Corporate Names :
  • Idaho-Bureau of Highways
  • Montana-Highway Dept
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Family papers-Montana
  • Photographs
  • Ration books
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Ewing, Robert L. (Robert Lee), 1884-1971 (creator)