Records of the Agricultural Engineering Department, Montana State University, 1906-1977  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Montana State University (Bozeman, Montana). Agricultural Engineering Department
Title
Records of the Agricultural Engineering Department, Montana State University
Dates
1906-1977
Quantity
18.4 linear feet
Collection Number
Accession 00007, MtBC, us (accession)
Summary
The Records of the Agricultural Engineering Department are an extensive set of files from multiple accessions donated over the course of several years. Arrangement of the materials in this collection has been organized by genre, then alphabetically, and finally chronologically. Topics and activities represented are standard operational records, special project documentation, faculty teaching and research, and photographs of both personnel and working projects.
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The Agricultural Engineering department evolved under the College of Agriculture in 1920 to provide a combination of mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering skills to provide a broad understanding of farmer's problems and needs; prior to 1920 educational, research, and project activities in Agricultural Engineering was a function performed by the Experiment Station. In 1963, the Agricultural Engineering department transferred from the College of Agriculture to the College of Engineering. In 1987, Agricultural Engineering ceased to exist independently after its incorporation within the Civil Engineering department.

Under the Experiment Station, Agricultural Engineering staff conducted research and experiments on the Experiment Station farm and substations located around the state (e.g. Judith Basin near Moccasin, the Yellowstone Valley near Huntley, Northern Montana near Havre, and Bitter Root Valley near Corvallis). Agricultural Engineering staff also published bulletins providing the results of their experimental work. Departmental staff also provided instruction to students of the College of Agriculture. After the department of Agricultural Engineering formed under the College of Agriculture in 1920, departmental staff continued their work with the Experiment Station, conducting research and experiments as well as bulletin publications. The department developed a series of courses to coordinate the sciences of agronomy, soils, mechanics, electricity, hydraulics, thermodynamics, and structures in order to address mechanical and engineering difficulties found on farms. Courses for the Bachelor's of Science degree included irrigation, drainage, farm power and machinery, as well as farm buildings and structures. Beginning in 1962 the department implemented graduate courses in Agricultural Engineering. No notable changes occurred to the department with its shift from the College of Agriculture to the College of Engineering in 1963 until the department was combined with Civil Engineering in 1987.

Over the course of the department's history, the Agricultural Engineering department had at least four department heads: Harvey E. Murdock (1920-1941), Olaf W. Monson (1949-1961), Charles C. Bowman (1961-1973), and William E. Larsen (1973-1987).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Agricultural Engineering department records are an extensive set of files from multiple accessions donated over the course of several years. Organization of the materials was haphazard and most accessions lacked inventories to provide a point of reference. When possible the folder titles provided by the department have been used and denoted by quotations. In order to present the records in a manner that provides an accurate representation of the department's activities, arrangement of the materials in this collection have been organized by genre, then alphabetically, and finally chronologically. Topics and activities represented are standard operational records, special project documentation, faculty teaching and research, and photographs of both personnel and working projects. Charles C. Bowman, Olaf W. Monson, and Harvey E. Murdock created the bulk of the records within this collection; however, other individuals associated with the department are also represented. The records retained in this collection do not represent the entirety of the Agricultural Engineering department's personnel but are the only materials currently known to exist in the University Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Administrative Records, 1910-1977Return to Top

Materials in this series have been divided into subseries according to record type, arranged alphabetically, and then chronologically. Materials in this series date prior to the department's official creation and span the administrative periods of H.E. Murdock, O.W. Monson, C.C. Bowman, and W.E. Larsen. These records provide insight into the correspondence, finances, personnel, and day-to-day activities of the department.

This series contains signed letters from Congressmen Mike Mansfield, John Melcher, Lee Metcalf, and Dick Shoup.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Correspondence - General
This subseries pertains to the general business of the Agricultural Engineering department. The bulk of materials in this subseries were created under Charles C. Bowman's administration. Some correspondence to various conferences and seminars hosted or attended by the department's staff, other correspondence pertains to the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), day-to-day activities, and prospective employees. The earliest correspondence represented in this subseries contains letterpress copies of letters dating back to 1884, but their relationship to the future establishment of the department is unclear.This subseries also includes letters signed by Congressional Representatives Dick Shoup and John Melcher, as well as letters signed by Senators Lee Metcalf and Mike Mansfield. The folders pertaining to these individuals include materials previously removed from the creator's context by an unknown individual. It is likely that these letters originated from Charles C. Bowman's correspondence as all are addressed to him. Additional correspondence signed by Representative Shoup and Senator Mansfield have been relocated from subseries two to for inclusion with the congressmen's correspondence folders to maintain consistency.
1960-1977
Box/Folder
1/1-2
"Administrative"
1969
1/3-4
"Administrative"
1970
1/5
ASAE
1962-1964
1/6
ASAE
1965-1966
1/7
ASAE
1967-1968
1/8
ASAE
1969-1970
1/9
Annual Vendor Contracts"
1968-1970
1/10
"Aviation Welding and Safety Conference"
1954
1/11
"Burris, Martin"
1968; 1970
1/12
"Extension Ag Engineer Vacancy"
1974-1976
1/13
High School Week
1964; 1966
1/14
Huffman, Roy
1963-1969
1/15
Interdisciplinary Seminar
1966
1/16
Kiwanis Career Conference
1966
1/17
Letterpress Ledger
1884-1900
2/1
M.S. Degree
1966
2/2
"Prospective Employees"
1966-1968
2/3
Representative Dick Shoup
[8 sheets]
1973
2/4
Representative John Melcher
[1 sheet]
1971
2/5
Senator Lee Metcalf
[3 sheets]
1973; 1977
2/6
Senator Mike Mansfield
[7 sheets]
1968-1974
2/7
4-H Tractor Driving Conference
1960
Subseries 2: Correspondence - Personnel
This subseries pertains to departmental personnel correspondence. Topics discussed by personnel range from requests for information, to departmental issues, to student development, in addition to research projects and publications. Interests range from hydrology, drainage, farm mechanics, to water rights, as well as crop yields and legislation. Correspondents ranged from Montana's citizens, to peers throughout the continental United States as well as overseas locals (e.g. Turkey, Thailand, Russia, Scotland, Nigeria, Indonesia, etc.), as well as governmental representatives (e.g. Congressmen Mansfield, Olsen, Shoup, Melcher, and Metcalf.)This subseries contains separation notices detailing the removal of correspondence signed by Representative Dick Shoup and Senator Mike Mansfield for relocation with the Congressmen's correspondence files. Folders with separation notices are marked with an asterisk (*).
1911-1977
Box/Folder
2/8
Anthony, Clarence
1950
2/9
Bonebright, Herbert B.
1911-1913
2/10
Bowman, Charles C.
1952-1958
2/11
Bowman, Charles C.
1963-1965
2/12
Bowman, Charles C.
1966-1967
2/13
Bowman, Charles C.
1968-1969*
2/14
Bowman, Charles C.
1970
2/15-20
Bowman, Charles C.
1971
3/1-4
Bowman, Charles C.
1972
3/5
Bowman, Charles C.
1973*
3/6-8
Bowman, Charles C.
1973
3/9
Bowman, Charles C.
1974
3/10
Bowman, Charles C.
1974*
3/11-12
Bowman, Charles C.
1974
3/13-15
Bowman, Charles C.
1975
3/16
Bowman, Charles C.
1976
4/1
Bowman, Charles C.
1976
4/2
Bowman, Charles C.
1977*
4/3
Bowman, Charles C.; "Letters of Inquiry"
1961
4/4-5
Bowman, Charles C.; "Letters of Inquiry"
1962
4/6
Bowman, Charles C.; "Letters of Inquiry"
1963-1964
4/7
Bowman, Charles C.; "Letters of Inquiry"
1965
4/8
Bowman, Charles C.; "Letters of Inquiry"
1966-1967
4/9
Hanson, Thomas L.
1970-1971
4/10
Hanson, Thomas L.
1972
4/11
Hanson, Thomas L.
1973
4/12
Hanson, Thomas L.
1974
4/13
Hanson, Thomas L.
1975
4/14
Hanson, Thomas L.
1976
5/1
Hanson, Thomas L.
1976
5/2
Hanson, Thomas L.
1977
5/3
Jordan, Paul W.
1961-1968
5/4
Jordan, Paul W.
1971-1976
5/5
Larsen, William E.
1970
5/6-7
Larsen, William E.
1971
5/8-9
Larsen, William E.
1972
5/10-13
Larsen, William E.
1973
5/14-15
Larsen, William E.
1974
6/1
Larsen, William E.
1974
6/2-6
Larsen, William E.
1975
6/7-8
Larsen, William E.
1976
6/9
Larsen, William E.
1977
6/10
Lee, Don G.
1970-1974
6/11
Lee, Don G.
1975-1977
6/12
Lien, Allan
1965-1976
6/13
Milledge, Richard
1976-1977
6/14
Milne, Charles M.
1970
6/15
Milne, Charles M.
1971
7/1
Milne, Charles M.
1972
7/2
Milne, Charles M.
1973
7/3
Milne, Charles M.
1974
7/4
Milne, Charles M.
1975
7/5
Milne, Charles M.
1976
7/6
Monson, Olaf W.
1934-1939
7/7
Monson, Olaf W.
1940-1943
7/8
Monson, Olaf W.
1951-1957
7/9-10
Monson, Olaf W.
1958
7/11-12
Monson, Olaf W.
1959
7/13
Murdock, Harvey E.
1914-1919
7/14
Murdock, Harvey E.
1921-1929
7/15
Murdock, Harvey E.
1931-1938
7/16
Shilling, E. W.
1948-1949
7/17
Shilling, E. W.
1950-1953
8/1
Shilling, E. W.
1954-1955
8/2
Shilling, E. W.
1956-1957
8/3
Shilling, E. W.
1958-1959
8/4
Shilling, E. W.
1960-1963
8/5
Skinner, Halver M.
1962-1972
8/6
Wilson, Eric B.
1958-1959
Subseries 3: Finances
This subseries provides insight into departmental finances during C.C. Bowman's tenure as department head. Topics range from products ordered, texts and copy orders, payroll, memberships, to payment requests.
1961-1972
Box/Folder
8/7
"Ag Eng Dept Bills Paid;" Correspondence
1963-1966
8/8
"Ag Eng Dept Bills Paid;" Correspondence
1967
8/9
"Ag Eng Dept Bills Paid;" Correspondence
1968
8/10
"Ag Eng Dept Bills Paid;" Correspondence
1969
8/11
"Ag Eng Dept Bills Paid;" Correspondence
1970
8/12
"Ag Eng Dept Bills Paid;" Correspondence
1971-1972
8/13
"Ag Eng Dept Bills Paid;" Correspondence
1973
9/1
"Ag Eng Dept Bills Paid;" Correspondence
1974-1976
9/2
"Ag Eng Dept Bills Paid;" Correspondence
1977-1979
9/3
"Ag Eng Dept Bills Paid;" Correspondence
1980-1983
9/4
"Monthly Budget Report;" Agricultural Engineering - Dept 32
1961-1962
9/5
"Monthly Budget Report;" Agricultural Engineering - Dept 6113
1962-1965
9/6
"Monthly Budget Report;" Agricultural Engineering - Dept 6137
1964-1969
9/7
"Monthly Budget Report;" Agricultural Engineering - Dept 6137
1971-1972
9/8
"Monthly Budget Report;" Land Imp Workshop - Sub Account 118
1967
9/9
"Monthly Budget Report;" Red UNB Gases - Dept 721
1963-1964
Subseries 4: General Administrative Matters
This subseries deals mainly with a variety of matters ranging from annual reports, to faculty activities, as well as personnel information. It also offers information on the remodel of Ryon Lab, patents, and the Master's of Science degree proposal.
1910-1977
Box/Folder
9/10
Agricultural Experiment Station; Annual Progress Reports
1951-1959
9/11
Agricultural Experiment Station; Annual Progress Reports
1960-1963
9/12-13
Annual Report, Blaine Ferguson
1921
9/14
Annual Reports
1911-1919
9/15
Annual Reports
1920-1929
9/16
Annual Reports
1930-1939
9/17
Annual Reports
1940
10/1
"Aviation Welding and Safety Conference;" Conference Materials
1954
10/2
College of Agriculture; Ag Bulletins
1959-1968
10/3
Course listings
1966-1968
10/4
"Curriculum Study"
Secondary Literature
1958-1959
10/5
"Department Head Meeting Minutes"
October 1975
10/6
Engineering Experiment Station; Patents and Patent policies
10/7
Engineering Experiment Station; Project Proposals
10/8
"Faculty Activity Workload Reports"
1972
10/9
"Faculty Activity Workload Reports"
1973
10/10
"Faculty Activity Workload Reports"
1974
10/11
"Faculty Activity Workload Reports"
1975
10/12
"Faculty Activity Workload Reports"
1976
10/13
"Faculty Activity Workload Reports"
1977
10/14
"Manpower on Research Projects"
1967-1970
10/15
Material for the 48th and 49th Annual Report, Rural Engineering
10/16
MSC Master Plan
1961
10/17
M.S. Degree; Degree Proposal
10/18
Personnel File; Beck, Charles L.
10/19
Personnel File; Campbell, Beverly A.
10/20
Personnel File; Herwig, Janet S.
10/21
Personnel File; Holekamp, Emmett R.
10/22
Personnel File; Holstad, Linda M.
10/23
Personnel File; Jordan, Paul W.
10/24
Personnel File; Milne, Charles E.
10/25
Personnel File; Murray, JoAnn
10/26
Personnel File; Peace, Donald C.
10/27
Personnel File; Salveson, Charlotte M.
10/28
Proposed Enrollment; Enrollment Figures
1963
10/29
Ryon Lab Remodel; Notes
10/30
Ryon Lab Remodel; Reports
10/31
"Who's Who, in Montana Agriculture"

Series 2:  Curriculum Files, 1915-1969Return to Top

The materials in this series were created by Charles C. Bowman, Olaf W. Monson, and Harvey E. Murdock to aid with classroom instruction and arranging classroom materials. The topics cover a wide variety of courses, ranging from welding to maintenance to mechanics as well as irrigation, taught in the department from 1915 to 1969. Materials in this series include course exercises and tests, lectures, notes, and secondary reference materials.

This series contains the oversized materials that have been separated from the series, the separation is denoted by a double asterisk (**) next to the folder from which material was removed. Please refer to the separation notice in the designated folder for a description of the relocated material as well as its new location.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
10/32
Arc Welding Problems; Course Materials
1949-1950
10/33
Carburetion and Ignition; Course Materials
10/34
Conservation Engineering; Course Materials
1960
10/35
Conservation Engineering; Notes
1960
10/36
Conservation Engineering; Secondary Literature
10/37
Dairy Mechanics; Correspondence
1937
10/38
Dairy Mechanics; Course Materials
1930
10/39
Drainage; Course Materials
1920-1923
10/40
Farm Machinery; Correspondence
1930-1931
10/41
Farm Machinery; Course Materials
1915-1925
11/1
Farm Machinery; Course Materials
1927-1931
11/2
Farm Machinery; Course Materials
1934-1935
11/3
Farm Machinery; Laboratory Manual
11/4
Farm Machinery; Reporting on Farm Machinery - Radio
1927
11/5-7
Farm Machinery; Secondary Literature
11/8
Farm Mechanics; Course Materials
1915-1920
11/9
Farm Mechanics; Course Materials
1928
11/10
Farm Mechanics; Course Materials
1933-1936**
11/11
Farm Mechanics; Course Materials
1937-1938**
11/12
Farm Mechanics; The Farm Mechanics Building and Equipment - Montana State College
11/13
Farm Mechanics; Secondary Literature
11/14
Farm Motors; Course Materials
1924-1925
11/15
Farm Motors; Course Materials
1928
11/16
Farm Motors; Secondary Literature
11/17
Farm Shop; Course Materials
11/18
Home Maintenance; Correspondence
1969
12/1
Home Maintenance; Course Materials
1969
12/2
Home Maintenance; Secondary Literature
12/3
Household Mechanics; Course Materials
1932-1935
12/4-5
Household Mechanics; Secondary Literature
12/6
Irrigation; Correspondence
1919
12/7
Irrigation; Course Materials
1915-1920
12/8
Irrigation; Course Materials
1921-1926
12/9
Irrigation; Course Materials
1955
12/10
Irrigation; Secondary Literature
12/11
Irrigation Practice; Course Materials
1960
12/12
Irrigation 115; Course Materials
1952
12/13
Irrigation 140; Course Materials
1951
12/14
MDTA; Correspondence
1943-1944
12/15
MDTA; Correspondence
1964-1965
12/16
MDTA; Course Materials
1964-1965
12/17
Short Courses; Correspondence
1933-1940
12/18
Short Courses; Correspondence
1951-1959
12/19
Short Courses; Course Materials
1935
12/20
Soils; Course Materials
1957; 1959
12/21
"Soil and Water;" Course Materials
12/22
Special Welding Course; Correspondence
1954-1955
12/23
Summer School; Correspondence
1954-1960
12/24
Summer School; Course Materials
1954-1960
12/25
Welding; Course Materials
1956

Series 3:  Research and Project files, 1909-1973Return to Top

This series pertains to the research and project files of departmental personnel. These records provide a snapshot into topics under investigation by several of the department's engineers; however, the bulk of the material pertains to research and projects overseen by Charles C. Bowman, Olaf W. Monson, and Harvey E. Murdock. The research and project materials range from correspondence associated with a given project, to project data, notes, and reports. Research and project interests range from farm machinery, irrigation, drainage, to harvesting and yields, to farm mechanics and farm structures. The research conducted by the department throughout Montana at the various experiment station branches (e.g. Moccasin, Huntley, Havre, and Miles City). Other locals for research include the Gallatin Canyon, Beaverhead County, Cascade County, Dawson County Meagher County, Deerlodge County, and Silverbow County. Additional counties encompassed in the research and projects are Flathead, Granite, Madison, Missoula, Pondera, Powell, Ravalli, Stillwater, and Teton.

Research and projects pursued by the Agricultural Engineering department was cooperative in nature, often utilizing multiple individuals from within the department on an individual project, and on occasion crossing departmental or state boundaries for collaboration. It should be noted that some projects were begun under one individual and completed by another; therefore, the research and project files have been listed under the initial project leaders to preserve context and content of the research.

This series is broken down in to subseries for each grouping of projects pertaining to a particular member associated with the Agricultural Engineering department. The subseries are organized alphabetically according to surname, and then by given. Within each subseries, the folders organized alphabetically and then numerically according to the research or project's title ignoring the introductory articles "A" and "The." Materials pertaining to each research or project have been kept within each group and organized alphabetically then chronologically as needed.

This series does contain some photographs that pertain to individual projects and have been left with these projects to prevent disturbing the context of the research or project. Photographs within folders have been sequentially numbered and identified by the pound sign (#). Photographs #1 to #9 are located in subseries 2. Photographs #10 to #38 are located in subseries 10.

This series contains the oversized materials that have been separated. The separation is denoted by a double asterisk (**) next to the folder from which material was removed. Please refer to the separation notice in the designated folder for a description of the relocated material as well as its new location.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Bonebright, Herbert B.
This subseries pertains to the research and project files of Herbert B. Bonebright. Bonebright served as Assistant Agricultural Engineer at the Experiment Station circa 1910-1912. The majority of Bonebright's files pertain to harvesting, seepage, farm machinery, and rural development.
1909-1934
Box/Folder
13/1
"Ag Eng 23 M.S. 420, Seepage Losses from Irrigation Canals and Ditches;" Correspondence
13/2
"Ag Eng 23 M.S. 420, Seepage Losses from Irrigation Canals and Ditches;" Data
1909-1910
13/3
"Ag Eng 23 M.S. 420, Seepage Losses from Irrigation Canals and Ditches;" Progress Reports
1909-1913
13/4
"Ag Eng 23 M.S. 420, Seepage Losses from Irrigation Canals and Ditches;" Progress Reports
1927-1929
13/5
"Ag Eng 23 M.S. 420, Seepage Losses from Irrigation Canals and Ditches;" Progress Reports
1933-1934
13/6
"Ag Eng 23 M.S. 420, Seepage Losses from Irrigation Canals and Ditches;" Project Statements
1909; 1927
13/7
"Ag Eng 23 M.S. 420, Seepage Losses from Irrigation Canals and Ditches;" A Report on Several Soil Types, Found Along Canals, Upon which Seepage Losses were Measured - L.F. Geisker
13/8
The Farm Tractor - Herbert B. Bonebright
13/9
The Future of Tractor Work in Montana - Herbert B. Bonebright
13/10
"Harvesting Machinery"
Combine in Montana - 1929
1912-1934
13/11
"Harvesting Machinery"
Correspondence, circa 1912-1934
1912-1934
13/12
"Harvesting Machinery"
Drying Damp and Combined Wheat - Harvey E. Murdock
1912-1934
13/13
"Harvesting Machinery"
Notes
1912-1934
13/14
The Importance of Good Roads to the Dry Land Farmer - Herbert B. Bonebright
13/15
"Mechanization;" Secondary Literature
13/16
"Middle Creek;" Reports
13/17
"Rural Telephones;" Correspondence
1912-1913
13/18
"Silos and Silage Cutters;" Correspondence
1912-1914
13/19
"Tillage Machinery;" The Cement Corrugated Roller - Herbert B. Bonebright
13/20
"Tillage Machinery;" Correspondence
1911-1914
13/21
"Tillage Machinery;" Correspondence
1922-1929
13/22
"Tillage Machinery;" Notes
13/23
The Tractor in Montana - Herbert B. Bonebright
Subseries 2: Bowman, Charles C.
This subseries pertains to the research and project files of Charles C. Bowman. Bowman worked for the Agricultural Engineering department circa 1954-1980, and served as department head from 1964-1973. The topics researched by Bowman include irrigation, drainage, snow depth, and water content, farm machinery, windmills, water right, and transpiration.This subseries contains folders designated as photographic materials; these images have been numbered and identified with a pound sign (#). Photographs #1 to #9 are located in Box 15 Folder 29.
1952-1973
Box/Folder
13/24
"Ag Engr Program and Space Requirements;" Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Mechanics Program
13/25
"Ag Engr Program and Space Requirements;" Agricultural Mechanics at MSC - Don G. Lee
13/26
"Agricultural Engineering Overview"
13/27
Annual Report: Western Soil and Water Research Conference - Charles C. Bowman
13/28
Big Hole Meadow
13/29
Border Discharge Graphs
13/30
"Border Irrigation;" Data
13/31
"Border Irrigation;" Derivation of dimensionless Parameters for use in Border Irrigation - Charles C. Bowman
13/32
Bozeman Ice and Snow Cutter; Drawings
1961
13/33
"Building and Remodeling"
Agricultural Engineering Program for Ryan Laboratory - William E. Larsen
1963-1970
13/34
"Building and Remodeling"
Correspondence, 1963 and 1970
1963-1970
13/35
"Building and Remodeling"
Drawings and Diagrams
1963-1970
13/36
"Building and Remodeling"
Notes
1963-1970
13/37
"Capacitant Meter;" Data and Graphs
13/38
"Crop Harvesting Emergency;" Meeting Notes and Press Release
1965
13/39
"Crop Harvesting Emergency;" Secondary Literature
13/40
Differential System; Data and Graphs
13/41
Differential System; Notes
14/1
Dimensional Analysis Applied to More Efficient Application of Water - Charles C. Bowman
14/2
"Dryland Tillage Equipment, M.S. 974;" Correspondence
1956; 1960
14/3
"Dryland Tillage Equipment, M.S. 974;" Project Statement
1955
14/4
"Dryland Tillage Equipment, M.S. 974;" Secondary Literature
14/5
"East Bench," Cost Data
14/6
"East Bench," Irrigation Project
14/7
"Field Density;" Data and Graphs
1962
14/8
Fuels - Charles C. Bowman
14/9
"Gallatin County Ditch Study;" Data
14/10
Gallatin Canyon Study; Advance Copies - "Swan Creek, Moose Creek, and Portal Creek"
14/11
Gallatin Canyon Study; Advance Copies - "Taylor Fork and Sage Creek"
14/12
Gallatin Canyon Study; Advance Copies - "Upper Gallatin"
14/13
Gallatin Canyon Study; Advance Copies - Upper Gallatin and Madison
14/14
Gallatin Canyon Study; Advance Copies - "West Fork"
14/15
Gallatin Canyon Study; Big Sky Water Rights - Charles C. Bowman and Thomas L. Hanson
14/16
Gallatin Canyon Study; Committee Minutes
14/17
_Gallatin Canyon Study; Correspondence
1971-1973
14/18
Gallatin Canyon Study; "Ditch Data"**
14/19
Gallatin Canyon Study; "Ditch Data"
14/20
Gallatin Canyon Study; "Drafts for Review"
14/21
Gallatin Canyon Study; "National Science Foundation Budget"
1973
14/22
Gallatin Canyon Study; "National Science Foundation Proposal and Plan"
1973
14/23
Gallatin Canyon Study; Notes
14/24-26
Gallatin Canyon Study; "Problem Areas"
15/1-3
Gallatin Canyon Study; "Reports"
15/4
Gallatin Canyon Study; Secondary Literature
15/5
Gallatin Canyon Study; Water Right Laws as they affect Land Acquisition and Construction - Charles C. Bowman
15/6
Gallatin Canyon Study; "Water Rights Study"
15/7
Gallatin Canyon Study; West Gallatin Water Rights Study - Charles C. Bowman
15/8
"Grain Drying;" Notes and Data
1952
15/9
"Grain Drying;" Project Report
1952
15/10
"Havre Swine Project;" Proposal: To Establish a Permanent Swine - Research Facility at North Montana Branch Station, Havre, Montana
15/11
"Hay Drying;" Project Report
1952
15/12
Hydraulic Research; Correspondence
1964-1965
15/13
"IAMFE," Qualifications
15/14
"Improvement of Combine Harvesters, M.S. 1018;" Correspondence
1955-1956
15/15
"Improvement of Combine Harvesters, M.S. 1018;" Project Statement
1957
15/16
"L.P. Gas;" Correspondence
1952-1955
15/17
"L.P. Gas;" L.P. Gas Tractor Conversion Experiment
15/18
"Miscellaneous Projects;" Notes
1952; 1955
15/19
Opportunities for small Irrigation Pumping Plants in Western Montana - J.D. Mathews and Roy E. Huffman
15/20
Project 257; "Air Temp"
15/21
Project 257; "Air Volume"
15/22
Project 257; "Calibration Data"
15/23
Project 257; Correspondence
1963-1964
15/24
Project 257; "Fan Capacity and Volume Changes"
15/25
Project 257; "Humidity"
15/26
Project 257; "Ideas and Notes"
15/27
Project 257; Notes
15/28
Project 257; "Panel Layout"
15/29
Project 257; Photographs 1963-1967, #1 - #9
#1 Student demonstrating equipment
#2 Student with equipment
#3-8 Transpiration equipment
#9 Observation of transpiration experiment
15/30
Project 257; "Radiant Energy"
15/31
Project 257; "Sketches"
15/32
Project 257; "Soil Temp"
15/33-34
Project 257; Tree Transpiration Charts
16/1
Project 257; Tree Transpiration Charts
16/2
Project 737; Equipment Inventory
16/3
Project 737; Log of Operation
1965
16/4
Project 737; Notes
16/5
Project 737; "YS1 Thermistor Bridge"
16/6
Radio Release: More Profit on the Farm
16/7
Research Leading to More Efficient Application of Irrigation Water - Charles C. Bowman
16/8
Roto-tilled and Duckfoot Cultivation
16/9
"State and Federal Livestock Research;" Notes and Data
1964
16/10
Threshing Machine; Belt-type Threshing Machine
16/11
Threshing Machine; Project Notes**
16/12
Threshing Machine; Secondary Literature
16/13
"Wind Reel - B10;" Correspondence
1956
16/14
"Wind Reel - B10;" Project Report
1951-1952
16/15
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Annual Reports
1959-1963
16/16-17
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Contributing Project Statements
1961
16/18-20
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Contributing Project Statements
1962
16/21
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Contributing Project Statements
1963
16/22
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Contributing Project Statements
1964
16/23
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Contributing Project Statements
1965
17/1
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Contributing Project Statements
1966
17/2
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Contributing Project Statements
1970
17/3
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Contributing Project Statements
1971
17/4
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Correspondence
1960-1962
17/5
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Correspondence
1962-1972
17/6
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Critical Review of Work Accomplished
17/7
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Data and Graphs
1957
17/8
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Data and Graphs
1966
17/9
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Data and Graphs
undated
17/10-11
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" First Draft of W-65, Volume I Publication
17/12
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Literature Survey
17/13
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Notes
17/14
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Progress Reports
1959-1968
17/15-17
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Secondary Literature
17/18
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Technical Committee Minutes
1960-1972
18/1
"W-65 (Replaces W-28);" Western Soil and Water Research Committee
18/2
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Annual Report of the Cooperative Regional Projects
18/3
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Contributing Project Statements
1961
18/4
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Contributing Project Statements
1962
18/5
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Contributing Project Statements
1963
18/6
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Correspondence
1961-1964
18/7
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Progress Reports
1961-1964
18/8
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Project Summary
1961
18/9
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Secondary Literature
18/10
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Technical Committee Topics
1962
18/11
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Terminal Review Report of Cooperative Regional Project
18/12
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Western Research Project
18/13
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Western Soil and Water Research Committee Directory
18/14
"W-73 (W-32 Revised);" Western Soil and Water Research Committee Minutes
18/15
"USBR, Irrigation Operators;" Correspondence
1965
18/16
"USBR, Irrigation Operators;" Notes and Workshop Materials
Subseries 3: Cockrum, Harry G.
This subseries pertains to the research and project files of Harry G. Cockrum. Cockrum worked for the Agricultural Engineering department circa 1941-1975. The topic researched by Cockrum is the Montana Cow Stall or farm structures.
1943-1946
Box/Folder
18/17
"RE 15 M.S. 781, Montana Cow Stall;" Housing Facilities for the Milking Herd
18/18
"RE 15 M.S. 781, Montana Cow Stall;" Final Report
1946
18/19
"RE 15 M.S. 781, Montana Cow Stall;" Montana Milking Stall
18/20
"RE 15 M.S. 781, Montana Cow Stall;" Project Statement
1943
Subseries 4: General Files
This subseries deals with general departmental research and project files for the department that are not associated with a single individual. The files consist of topics proposed for research in farming equipment, farm house plans for Montana, and a master list of projects for 1933-1934.
1933-1934
Box/Folder
18/21
Master List of Projects
1933-1934
18/22
Montana Farm House Plans; House Plans
18/23
Montana Farm House Plans; List of Farm House Plans
18/24
"Proposed Purnell Projects;" Labor Saving Methods of Saving the Straw from Combined Harvester
18/25
"Proposed Purnell Projects;" Study of Range Implements
18/26
"Proposed Purnell Projects;" Tests of Tillage Implements
1934
Subseries 5: Hill, Armin J.
This subseries discusses the research and project files of Armin J. Hill. Hill worked for the Agricultural Engineering department circa 1937-1941. The topics investigated by Hill include electrical legislation, rural electrification, electrical appliances, and wiring.
1938-1941
Box/Folder
18/27
"Electrical Appliances;" Correspondence
1939-1941
18/28
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Annual Report
1938
18/29
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Annual Report
1939
19/1-2
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Annual Report
1940
19/3
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Annual Report
1941
19/4
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Correspondence
1934-1939
19/5
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Correspondence
1940
19/6
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Correspondence
1941
19/7
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Data
1934-1940
19/8
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Plan of Work
1938-1939
19/9
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Plan of Work
1940-1941
19/10
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Preliminary Results of Tests on Coal Stokers
19/11
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Progress Reports
1939-1940
19/12
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" A Report on the Status of Rural Electrification in Montana and the Condition of Montana Rural Electric Cooperatives - Armin J. Hill
19/13
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Results of Some Tests on Splice Resistances - Armin J. Hill
19/14
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Results of Some Tests on the Energy Consumption of Household Refrigerators - Armin J. Hill
19/15
"Irr 9 M.S. 725, Rural Electrification Investigations;" Thermally Operated Branch Circuit Breakers - Armin J. Hill
19/16
"Wiring Legislation;" Correspondence
1938-1939
19/17
"Wiring Legislation;" Correspondence
1940-1941
Subseries 6: Larsen, William E.
This subseries pertains to the research and project file of William E. Larsen. Larsen worked for the Agricultural Engineering department circa 1970-1987. The topic pursued by Larsen pertains to forage handling.
1970s
Box/Folder
19/18
Forage Handling Systems, Project Proposal
Subseries 7: McMillan, William D.
This subseries discusses the research and project files of William D. McMillan. McMillan worked for the Agricultural Engineering department circa 1956-1960, and served as department head from 1973-1987. The topics investigated by McMillan pertain to reducing canal seepage.
1956-1960
Box/Folder
19/19
"Canal Seepage Reduction Using Bentonite, M.S. 1002;" Correspondence
1957; 1959
19/20
"Canal Seepage Reduction Using Bentonite, M.S. 1002;" Notes
20/1
"Canal Seepage Reduction Using Bentonite, M.S. 1002;" Progress Report
1958
20/2
"Canal Seepage Reduction Using Bentonite, M.S. 1002;" Project Statement
1956
20/3
"Canal Seepage Reduction Using Bentonite, M.S. 1002;" Reduction in Seepage from Canals by Bentonite Sedimentation - William D. McMillan
20/4-6
"Canal Seepage Reduction Using Bentonite, M.S. 1002;" Secondary Literature
201/7
"Canal Seepage Reduction Using Bentonite, M.S. 1002;" Summary of Ditch Sealing Process for the Cameron Ditch - Charles C. Bowman
Subseries 8: Merrill, Robert M.
This subseries pertains to the research and project files of Robert M. Merrill. Merrill worked for the Agricultural Engineering department circa 1921-1928. The topics explored by Merrill include hydraulic rams, harvesting equipment, and crop cultivation.
1925-1928
Box/Folder
20/8
"Ag Eng 17 M.S. 291, Efficiency of Hydraulic Rams;" Progress Reports
1927-1928
20/9
"Ag Eng 17 M.S. 291, Efficiency of Hydraulic Rams;" Project Statement
1925
20/10
"Ag Eng 18 M.S. 333, Combine Harvesting of Grain;" Progress Reports
1927-1928
20/11
"Ag Eng 18 M.S. 333, Combine Harvesting of Grain;" Project Statement
1926
20/12
"Ag Eng 18 M.S. 333, Combine Harvesting of Grain;" Secondary literature
20/13
"Ag Eng 20 M.S. 417, Study of Listed Corn Cultivation for Montana;" Progress Report
1928
20/14
"Ag Eng 20 M.S. 417, Study of Listed Corn Cultivation for Montana;" Project Statement
20/15
"Ag Eng 21 M.S. 418, Drying Combined Grain in Montana;" Progress Reports
1927-1928
20/16
"Ag Eng 21 M.S. 418, Drying Combined Grain in Montana;" Project Statement
1927
Subseries 9: Milne, Charles M.
This subseries pertains to the research and project file of Charles M. Milne. Milne worked for the Agricultural Engineering department circa 1968-1987. The topic investigated by Milne pertains to cattle feedlots and their usefulness in Montana.
1970s
Box/Folder
20/17
Guidelines for Cattle Feedlot Design
Subseries 10: Monson, Olaf W.
This subseries details the research and project files of Olaf W. Monson. Monson worked for the Agricultural Engineering department circa 1928-1968, and served as the department head from 1949-1961. The topics researched by Monson include the Snow Bug, flood irrigation, water conservation, water usage and resources, range improvement, soil salinity, water right, and farm machinery.Correspondence for the research on water resources development in box 28 include two sheets signed by Montana Governor Frank Henry Cooper, one signed letter from Senator Burton K. Wheeler, and one signed letter from Montana Governor Elmer Holt.This subseries contains folders designated as photographic materials; these images have been numbered and identified with a pound sign (#). Photographs #10 to #23 are located in Box 25 Folder 2. Photographs #24 to #32 are located in Box 26 Folder 16. Photographs #33 to #36 are located in Box 27 Folder 13. Photographs #37 to #38 are located in Box 28 Folder 2.
1909-1961
Box/Folder
20/18
"AAA Regional Adjustment Cooperative Project"
Project Objectives
1935
20/19
"AAA Regional Adjustment Cooperative Project"
Soil and Water Conservation in Montana - Olaf W. Monson
1935
20/20
"Ag Eng 33 M.S. 611, Small Storage Reservoirs and Diversion Dams for Conservation and Use of Flood Waters;" Progress Report
1934
20/21
"Ag Eng 33 M.S. 611, Small Storage Reservoirs and Diversion Dams for Conservation and Use of Flood Waters;" Project Statement
1933
20/22-23
"Ag Eng 34 M.S. 612, Laboratory Tests and Pumps;" Data
20/24-25
"Ag Eng 34 M.S. 612, Laboratory Tests and Pumps;" Graphs
20/26
"Ag Eng 34 M.S. 612, Laboratory Tests and Pumps;" The Homemade Centrifugal Pump
20/27
"Ag Eng 34 M.S. 612, Laboratory Tests and Pumps;" Notes
20/28
"Ag Eng 34 M.S. 612, Laboratory Tests and Pumps;" Progress Reports
1934-1936
21/1
"Ag Eng 34 M.S. 612, Laboratory Tests and Pumps;" Project Statements
1934
21/2
"Ag Eng 34 M.S. 612, Laboratory Tests and Pumps;" Pump Tests
21/3
"Ag Eng 34 M.S. 612, Laboratory Tests and Pumps;" "Tracings"
21/4
Bonneville Power Project; Correspondence
1945-1948
21/5
Bonneville Power Project; Progress Report
1948
21/6
Bonneville Power Project; Project statement
1945
21/7
Broadwater Irrigation Project; Correspondence
1941
21/8
Broadwater Irrigation Project; Project Information
21/9
"Bus-71-103;" Huntley Project-Correspondence
1943; 1945
21/10
"Bus-71-103;" Secondary Literature
21/11
"Bus-71-103;" Use of Irrigation Water
21/12
"Committee on Hydrology;" Correspondence
1938-1939
21/13
"Committee on Hydrology;" Effect of Soil Priming by Fall Precipitation on Spring Runoff - Olaf W. Monson
21/14
"Committee on Hydrology;" Hydrology-Snow Survey Conference
1938
21/15
"Committee on Hydrology;" Limit of Practical Usefulness of Snow Surveys Made in Headwater Regions when Used for Predicting Runoff at Localities Quite Removed from the Course - Olaf W. Monson
21/16
"Consumptive Use of Water;" Consumptive Use and Irrigation Water Requirements of Crops in Montana - Wayne D. Criddle, Sterling Davis, and Olaf W. Monson
21/17
"Consumptive Use of Water;" Correspondence
1946-1948_
21/18
"Consumptive Use of Water;" Correspondence
1951-1954
21/19
"Consumptive Use of Water;" Data
21/20
"Consumptive Use of Water;" Preliminary Examination Report on Water Supply and Distribution Investigation
21/21
"Consumptive Use of Water;" Working Agreement and Project Statement
21/22
Cooperative Projects, "Use of Water;" Progress Reports
Agriculture Engineering Department
1935
21/23
Cooperative Projects, "Use of Water;" Progress Reports
Department of Horticulture
1935
21/24
Cooperative Projects, "Use of Water;" Progress Reports
Agriculture Engineering Department
1936
21/25
Cooperative Projects, "Use of Water;" Progress Reports
Department of Horticulture
1936
21/26
Cooperative Projects, "Use of Water;" Project Statement
1935
21/27
"Cooperative Snow Surveys;" Correspondence
1932-1939
21/28
"Cooperative Snow Surveys;" Correspondence
1948
21/29
"Cooperative Snow Surveys;" Federal-State Cooperative Snow Survey and Irrigation Water Forecasts for Montana and Northern Wyoming
- Ashton R. Codd and O. W. Monson
March-May 1950
21/30
"Cooperative Snow Surveys;" Federal-State Cooperative Snow Survey and Irrigation Water Forecasts for Montana and Northern Wyoming
- Ashton R. Codd and O. W. Monson
January-May 1951
22/1
"Cooperative Snow Surveys;" Graphs
22/2
"Cooperative Snow Surveys;" Notes
22/3
"Cooperative Snow Surveys;" Project Statement
1933
22/4
"Cooperative Snow Surveys;" Secondary Literature
22/5
"Creek Data: Gallatin Valley;" Data
1952
22/6-7
"Creek Data: Gallatin Valley;" Data
1953
22/8
"Creek Data: Gallatin Valley;" Data
1954
22/9
"Creek Data: Gallatin Valley;" Notes
1952-1954
22/10
Curtis-Wright Plant No. 5 research problem; Correspondence
1943-1948
22/11
A Discussion of the Rational Method of Estimating Runoff
22/12
"Flood Control and Flood Damage;" Correspondence
1934
22/13
"Gallatin River Measurements;" Correspondence
1939
22/14
"Holland Settlements;" Work Plan
22/15
Huntley Irrigation Project; District Map
22/16
Huntley Irrigation Project; Irrigation Studies at Huntley Field Station
- Olaf W. Monson
1954
22/17
Huntley Irrigation Project; Progress Report
1952-1955
22/18
"Irr 4 M.S. 657, Irrigation of Peas;" Graphs and Line Drawings
1934-1941
22/19
"Irr 4 M.S. 657, Irrigation of Peas;" Irrigation of Seed and Canning Peas in the Gallatin Valley, Montana - Olaf W. Monson
[23 b/w prints]
22/20
"Irr 4 M.S. 657, Irrigation of Peas;" Progress Report
[8 b/w prints]
1934-1936
22/21
"Irr 4 M.S. 657, Irrigation of Peas;" Progress Report
1937-1939
23/1
"Irr 4 M.S. 657, Irrigation of Peas;" Progress Report
[8 b/w prints]
1941
23/2
"Irr 4 M.S. 657, Irrigation of Peas;" Project Statement
1934-1941
23/3
"Irr 4 M.S. 657, Irrigation of Peas;" Secondary Literature
23/4
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Beaverhead County
23/5
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Cascade County
23/6
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" City Water Supply
23/7
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Correspondence
1933-1939
23/8
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Correspondence
1940
23/9
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Correspondence
1941-1949
23/10
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Custer County
23/11
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Dawson County, Meagher County, Gallatin County, Park County, and Sweetgrass County
23/12
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Deerlodge County and Silverbow County
23/13
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Drainage Basins of Montana
23/14
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Flathead County
23/15
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Granite County
23/16
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Jefferson County Boulder
23/17
_"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Lake County
23/18
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Lewis and Clark
23/19-20
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Madison County
23/21
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Maps
23/22
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Missoula County
24/1
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Missoula County
24/2
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" News Releases
1940-1941
24/3
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Notes
24/4
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Progress Report
1939
24/5
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Progress Reports
1940-1946
24/6
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Project Proposal
24/7
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Pondera County
24/8
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Powell County
24/9-11
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Ravalli County
24/12-13
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Secondary Literature
24/14
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Stillwater County
24/15
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Teton County
24/16
"Irr 10 M.S. 753, Water Resources Survey;" Water Resources of Montana and their use - Olaf W. Monson
24/17
"Irr 12 M.S. 751, Phenomena Pertaining to the Irrigation of Peas;" Final Report
1942
24/18
"Irr 12 M.S. 751, Phenomena Pertaining to the Irrigation of Peas;" Progress Reports
1940-1942
24/19
"Irr 12 M.S. 751, Phenomena Pertaining to the Irrigation of Peas;" Project Statement
1940
25/1
Irrigation Application Efficiency Studies - Olaf W. Monson
25/2
"Irrigation Ditch Studies;" Photographs 1956, #10 - #23
#10 Superior Canner in bloom
#11 Small berry canner in bloom
#12-22 Irrigation ditch study equipment
#23 Monson observing equipment
25/3
"Irrigation Lab Layout;" Notes
1956
25/4
Irrigation Problems in Montana - Olaf W. Monson
25/5
Irrigation Projects; Correspondence
1911; 1919
25/6
Irrigation Projects; Correspondence
1921-1929
25/7
Irrigation Projects; Correspondence
1931-1939
25/8
Irrigation Projects; Correspondence
1940; 1947
25/9
Irrigation Projects; Discussion of Paper on "Drainage for Irrigated Lands." By Harvey E. Murdock - Olaf W. Monson
25/10
Irrigation Projects; The Future of Irrigation in Montana - Olaf W. Monson and Clyde McKee
25/11
Irrigation Projects; Irrigation in the Planning Program - Olaf W. Monson
25/12
Irrigation Projects; Irrigated Pastures at Huntley, Montana - Olaf W. Monson
25/13
Irrigation Projects; Montana Irrigation Problems
25/14
Irrigation Projects; Notes
1931-1937
25/15
Irrigation Projects; Project Data
1909-1935
25/16
Irrigation Projects; Project Outlines
1935; 1946
25/17
"Irrigation Research Data and Design;" Drawings
25/18
"Irrigation Research Data and Design;" Notes
25/19
"Irrigation Research Data and Design;" Preliminary Draft for Comment
25/20
"Irrigation Water;" Correspondence
1956-1958
25/21
"Irrigation Water;" Irrigation Water Company Summaries
25/22
"Irrigation Water;" Ownership and Lease Summary
25/23
"Missouri River Basin;" Conference Minutes
25/24
"Missouri River Basin;" Correspondence
1938
25/25
"Missouri River Basin;" How the Appropriation of Water from the Madison River for use in Idaho would Affect Montana Water Users - Olaf W. Monson
25/26
"Missouri River Basin;" Secondary Literature
25/27
"Missouri River Basin;" Summary, Drainage Basin Committee Organization and Membership, Missouri Basins
25/28
"Montana Reclamation Association;" Annual Meeting Report
1949
25/29
"Montana Reclamation Association;" Annual Meeting Report
1951
25/30
"Montana Reclamation Association;" Correspondence
1943-1945
25/31
"Montana Reclamation Association;" Correspondence
1946-1947
26/1
"Montana Reclamation Association;" Financial Statements
1943-1946
26/2
"Montana Reclamation Association;" Meeting Minutes
1943-1946
26/3-4
"Perfection Pump;" Data
26/5
"Perfection Pump;" Graphs
26/6
Putting Flood Waters to Work on Rangeland - Olaf W. Monson and James R. Quesenberry
26/7
"Rainfall Forecasting;" Correspondence
1935
26/8
"Rainfall Forecasting;" Graphs
26/9
"Rainfall Forecasting;" Need for Research in the Field of Hydrology - Olaf W. Monson
26/10
"Rainfall Forecasting;" Notes
26/11
"Rainfall Forecasting;" Possibility of Forecasting Seasonal Rainfall in Montana - Olaf W. Monson
26/12
"Rainfall Forecasting;" The Snow Survey as an Index to Summer Precipitation
26/13
"Rainfall Forecasting;" The Weather
26/14
Range Improvement; Correspondence
1936-1940
26/15
Range Improvement; Notes
1940-1943
26/16
Range Improvement; Photographs, #24 - #32
#24-25 Diking system, Sadie Flat
#26-29 Diking system
#30-32 Cattle in field
26/17
Range Improvement; Progress Report
1936-1939
26/18
Range Improvement; Project Budget Report
1936-1943
26/19
Range Improvement; Project Statement
1936
26/20
Range Improvement; Project Statement
1940-1949
26/21
Range Improvement; Range Improvement through Conservation of Flood Waters: A Report of Progress - Olaf W. Monson and James R. Quesenberry
[15 b/w prints]
26/22
Range Improvement; Secondary Literature
26/23
"RE 14 M.S. 777, Development of Home-made Machines for the War Emergency;" Correspondence
1942-1945
26/24
"RE 14 M.S. 777, Development of Home-made Machines for the War Emergency;" A Device to Reclaim used Bailing Wire - Olaf W. Monson and Harry G. Cockrum
26/25
"RE 14 M.S. 777, Development of Home-made Machines for the War Emergency;" Labor Saving Equipment for the Farm, the Power Buck Rake - Olaf W. Monson
26/26
"RE 14 M.S. 777, Development of Home-made Machines for the War Emergency;" Notes
26/27
"RE 16 M.S. 783, Farm Machinery Project;" Progress Reports
1948-1949
26/28
"RE 16 M.S. 783, Farm Machinery Project;" Project Statements
1943; 1946
26/29
"RE 16 M.S. 783, Farm Machinery Project;" Sacking Attachment for Power-driven Potato Digger - Olaf W. Monson
26/30
Renovation of Irrigated Meadows in High Altitude Valleys of Montana and Other Intermountain States - Olaf W. Monson and Murray G. Klages
26/31
Report by the International Sage Creek Board on Land Use
March 2, 1953
26/32
Research and Development in Montana - Olaf W. Monson
26/33
Sage Creek Irrigation Project, Appendix B and C
26/34
Sage Creek Irrigation Project, Appendix I
26/35
"Salinity of Irrigated Soils;" Correspondence
1937
27/1
"Salinity of Irrigated Soils;" Correspondence
1941-1949
27/2
"Salinity of Irrigated Soils;" Correspondence
1951-1954
27/3
"Salinity of Irrigated Soils;" Maps
27/4
"Salinity of Irrigated Soils;" Notes
27/5
"Salinity of Irrigated Soils;" Progress Reports
1946-1948
27/6
"Salinity of Irrigated Soils;" Project Statement
1942
27/7
"Salinity of Irrigated Soils;" Secondary Literature
27/8
Snow Bug; Calculations
27/9
Snow Bug; Correspondence
1948-1949
27/10
Snow Bug; Correspondence
1950-1958
27/11
Snow Bug; Correspondence
1960-1961
27/12
Snow Bug; Montana Snow-Bug
27/13
Snow Bug; Photographs, #33 - #36
#33-34 Bowman driving Snow Bug
#35 Bowman, Monson, and policeman by Snow Bug
#36 Bowman driving Snow Bug, Monson speaking to policeman
27/14
Snow Bug; Sample Calculations and Tabulated Results of Snow Bug Power Train - Rauscher, Randash, Chapman, and Dundas
27/15
Snow Bug; Secondary Literature
27/16
Snow Bug; Snow Bug
1952-1953
27/17
Snow Bug; Report on Over Snow Vehicles
1954-1955
27/18
Soil Conservation District Supervisors Conference - Olaf W. Monson
27/19
"Soil Conservation Projects;" Notes
27/20
"Soil-Water-Range-Forestry Project;" Correspondence
1959-1960
27/21
"Soil-Water-Range-Forestry Project;" Progress Report
27/22
"Soil-Water-Range-Forestry Project;" Report on Project Planning Meeting
27/23
"Special Topic: Montana Water Law;" Notes
27/24
Sprinkler Irrigation in Montana - Olaf W. Monson
[3 b/w prints]
27/25-26
"Standards and Specifications;" Secondary Literature
27/27
Sugar Beet Compaction Studies
Compaction Caused by Tractor Wheels in the Cultivation of Sugar Beets - Olaf W. Monson
1955-1956
27/28
Sugar Beet Compaction Studies
Correspondence, 1955-1959
1955-1956
27/29
Sugar Beet Compaction Studies
Data
1955-1956
27/30
Sugar Beet Compaction Studies
Graphs and Charts, 1955-1957
1955-1956
27/31
Sugar Beet Compaction Studies
Meeting Minutes
1955-1956
28/1
Sugar Beet Compaction Studies
Notes
1955-1956
28/2
Sugar Beet Compaction Studies
Photographs, #37 - #38
1955-1956
#37 Pile driver, hammer raised
#38 Pile driver
28/3
Sugar Beet Compaction Studies
Project Report, 1957
1955-1956
28/4
Sugar Beet Compaction Studies
Secondary Literature
1955-1956
28/5
Sugar Beet Compaction Studies
Tractor Wheel Compaction in Sugar Beets - William D. McMillan
1955-1956
28/6
Sugar Beet Compaction Studies
Sugar Beet Weed Control Research at Huntley Branch Experiment Station 1956 - Jesse M. Hodgson
1955-1956
28/7
Sun River Project, Data
28/8
Sun River Project, A Progress Report Farm Water Requirements for Irrigation
28/9
"Tree Ring Studies;" Data and Graphs
28/10
"USBR Report;" Annual Reports
1968-1969
28/11
"USBR Report;" Correspondence
1957
28/12
"USBR Report;" Secondary Literature
28/13
"Water Conservation;" Correspondence -"Diking, Terracing, and Contour Ditching"
1934; 1937
28/14
"Water Conservation;" Correspondence -"Diversion and Flood Irrigation"
1922-1937
28/15
"Water Conservation;" Correspondence -"General"
1931-1938
28/16
"Water Conservation;" Correspondence -"Pumping for Irrigation and Water Wheels"
1911-1942
28/17
"Water Conservation;" Correspondence -"Small Reservoirs, Dams, and Stock Watering Holes"
1934; 1938
28/18
"Water Conservation;" Correspondence - "Survey of Opportunities for Small Irrigation Pumping Plants"
1946
28/19
"Water Conservation;" Projects by Program
1933-1937
28/20
"Water Conservation;" Project Statement
1934
28/21
"Water Conservation;" "State Water Conservation Board"
1933-1936
28/22
"Water Conservation;" "Works Program"
[2 signed sheets - Montana Governor Frank Henry Cooper]
28/23
"Water Resources Project, Yellowstone Compact River Commission;" Commission Minutes
1971
28/24
"Water Resources Project, Yellowstone Compact River Commission;" Project Proposal
28/25
"Water Resources Project, Yellowstone Compact River Commission;" Project Reports
1938-1940
29/1
"Water Resources Project, Yellowstone Compact River Commission;" Secondary Literature
29/2
"Weather Reports - Forecasts;" Correspondence
1941-1943
29/3
"Water Resources Development;" Correspondence
[1 signed letter - Senator Burton K. Wheeler and 1 signed letter - Montana Governor Elmer Holt]
1933-1939
29/4
"Water Resources Development;" Correspondence
1941-1943
29/5
"Water Resources Development;" Notes
29/6
"Water Resources Development;" Secondary Literature
29/7
"Water Resources Development;" Water Consultants
29/8
"Water Rights;" "Adjudication" Correspondence
1909-1939
29/9
"Water Rights;" General Correspondence
1904-1941
29/10
"Water Rights;" Secondary Literature
29/11
"W-28, M.S. 973;" Contributing Project Statements
1956
29/12
"W-28, M.S. 973;" Correspondence
1958-1960
29/13
"W-28, M.S. 973;" Data and Graphs
1959
29/14
"W-28, M.S. 973;" Final Report
1960
29/15
"W-28, M.S. 973;" Progress Report
1957
29/16
"W-28, M.S. 973;" Project Summary
1955-1959
29/17
"W-28, M.S. 973;" Secondary Literature
29/18
"W-28, M.S. 973;" Western Regional Research Project W-28
29/19
"W-32;" Contributing Project Statements
1956
29/20
"W-32;" Contributing Project Statements
1959
29/21
"W-32;" Contributing Project Statements
1960
29/22
"W-32;" Contributing Project Statements
1961
29/23
"W-32;" Correspondence
1958-1959
29/24
"W-32;" Correspondence
1960-1962
30/1
"W-32;" General Meeting Minutes
1960
31/2
"W-32;" Progress Reports
1958-1959
31/3
"W-32;" Progress Reports
1960-1961
31/4
"W-32;" Research Project Summary
1959-1960
31/5
"Yellowstone River Basin;" Correspondence
1937-1942
31/6
"Yellowstone River Basin;" Development of the Yellowstone Basin in Montana - Olaf W. Monson
31/7
"Yellowstone River Basin;" General Recommendations for Missouri Headwaters and Yellowstone Basin Reports - Olaf W. Monson
31/8
"Yellowstone River Basin;" Need for a Complete Survey of the Entire Yellowstone River Basin - Olaf W. Monson
31/9
"Yellowstone River Basin;" Secondary Literature
31/10
60° V-Notch Weir Calibration, Data
Subseries 11: Murdock, Harvey E.
This subseries details the research and project files of Harvey E. Murdock. Murdock worked for the Agricultural Engineering department circa 1914-1941, and served as the department head from 1920-1941. The topics researched by Murdock include water supply, runoff, farm machinery, irrigation, drainage, farm structures, seepage, in addition to crop yields and measurements.
1914-1966
Box/Folder
30/11
"Ag Eng 1 M.S. 139, Cost of Pumping for Irrigation;" Correspondence
1914
30/12
"Ag Eng 1 M.S. 139, Cost of Pumping for Irrigation;" Data and Description of the Tests
30/13
"Ag Eng 1 M.S. 139, Cost of Pumping for Irrigation;" Progress Reports
[15 b/w prints]
1915-1923
30/14
"Ag Eng 1 M.S. 139, Cost of Pumping for Irrigation;" Project Statements
1915; 1921
30/15
"Ag Eng 1 M.S. 139, Cost of Pumping for Irrigation;" Results of Investigation of Cost of Pumping**
[9 b/w prints]
30/16
"Ag Eng 1 M.S. 139, Cost of Pumping for Irrigation;" Results of Investigation of Cost of Pumping
[9 b/w prints]
30/17
"Ag Eng 1 M.S. 139, Cost of Pumping for Irrigation;" Results of Investigation of Cost of Pumping
[6 b/w prints]
30/18
"Ag Eng 1 M.S. 139, Cost of Pumping for Irrigation;" Results of Investigation of Cost of Pumping**
[1 b/w print]
30/19
"Ag Eng 3 M.S. 141, Sewage Disposal;" Progress Reports
[17 b/w prints]
1915-1918
30/20
"Ag Eng 3 M.S. 141, Sewage Disposal;" Progress Reports
1920-1929
30/21
"Ag Eng 3 M.S. 141, Sewage Disposal;" Progress Reports
1930-1934
30/22
"Ag Eng 3 M.S. 141, Sewage Disposal;" Project Statement
1914
30/23
"Ag Eng 3 M.S. 141, Sewage Disposal;" Sewage Disposal for the Isolated Home - Harvey E. Murdock
30/24
"Ag Eng 4 M.S. 142, Draft of Farm Implements-Farm Power;" Progress Reports
1915-1919
30/25
"Ag Eng 4 M.S. 142, Draft of Farm Implements-Farm Power;" Progress Reports
1920-1929
30/26
"Ag Eng 4 M.S. 142, Draft of Farm Implements-Farm Power;" Project statement
1915
30/27
"Ag Eng 5 M.S. 143, Drainage Investigations;" Progress Reports
1915-1918
30/28
"Ag Eng 5 M.S. 143, Drainage Investigations;" Progress Reports
1920-1929
30/29
"Ag Eng 5 M.S. 143, Drainage Investigations;" Progress Reports
1930-1934
30/30
"Ag Eng 5 M.S. 143, Drainage Investigations;" Project Statement
1914
31/1
"Ag Eng 5 M.S. 143, Drainage Investigations;" Report on Drainage Needs of the Athletic Field - Harvey E. Murdock
31/2
"Ag Eng 6 M.S. 144, Tillage Implement Project;" Progress Reports
[23 b/w prints]
1915-1918
31/3
"Ag Eng 6 M.S. 144, Tillage Implement Project;" Project Statements
1915; 1921
31/4
"Ag Eng 7 M.S. 145, Fence Post Treatment;" Correspondence
1966
31/5
"Ag Eng 7 M.S. 145, Fence Post Treatment;" Progress Reports
1915-1919
31/6
"Ag Eng 7 M.S. 145, Fence Post Treatment;" Progress Reports
1920-1929
31/7
"Ag Eng 7 M.S. 145, Fence Post Treatment;" Progress Reports
1930-1934
31/8
"Ag Eng 7 M.S. 145, Fence Post Treatment;" Project Statement
1915
31/9-11
"Ag Eng 7 M.S. 145, Fence Post Treatment;" Secondary Literature
31/12
"Ag Eng 8 M.S. 158, Use of Measuring Devices for Irrigation Water;" Progress Report
1917-1918
31/13
"Ag Eng 8 M.S. 158, Use of Measuring Devices for Irrigation Water;" Progress Report
1920
31/14
"Ag Eng 8 M.S. 158, Use of Measuring Devices for Irrigation Water;" Project Statement
1917
31/15
"Ag Eng 8 M.S. 158, Use of Measuring Devices for Irrigation Water;" Report Irrigation Investigations Carried on at Valier, Montana - Paul J. Hagan
31/16
"Ag Eng 10, M.S. 173, Seepage in the Gallatin Valley;" Data
1919
31/17
"Ag Eng 10, M.S. 173, Seepage in the Gallatin Valley;" Progress Reports
1919-1925
31/18
"Ag Eng 10, M.S. 173, Seepage in the Gallatin Valley;" Project Statement
1919
31/19
"Ag Eng 10, M.S. 173, Seepage in the Gallatin Valley;" Some Seepage Investigations in the Gallatin Valley
31/20
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Crop Report Data
31/21
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Correspondence
1915-1937
31/22
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Duty of Water
31/23
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Expenditures
31/24
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Flathead Data
31/25
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Gallatin Data
31/26
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Huntley Data
31/27
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Lower Yellowstone Data
31/28
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Lower Yellowstone Project
31/29
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Madison River Basin Data
31/30
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Partial Report on Valier work on Duty of Water
31/31
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Progress Reports
[4 b/w prints]
1921-1927
32/1
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Project Statement
1921
32/2
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Sun River Data
32/3
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" "Water Deliveries"
32/4
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Water Delivery and Precipitation Project Comparison
32/5
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Water Requirements for Irrigation in Water
32/6
"Ag Eng 11 M.S. 196, Duty of Water;" Water Use on Irrigated Farms
32/7
"Ag Eng 12 M.S. 197, Irrigation Investigation;" Narrative Report
1921
32/8
"Ag Eng 12 M.S. 197, Irrigation Investigation;" Progress Report
1921-1929
32/9
"Ag Eng 12 M.S. 197, Irrigation Investigation;" Progress Reports
1930-1932
32/10
"Ag Eng 12 M.S. 197, Irrigation Investigation;" Project Statement
1921
32/11
"Ag Eng 13 M.S. 225, Miscellaneous Investigations;" Progress Reports
1922-1929
32/12
"Ag Eng 13 M.S. 225, Miscellaneous Investigations;" Progress Reports
1930-1936
32/13
"Ag Eng 14 M.S. 240, Pumping from Wells;" Progress Reports
1922-1926
32/14
"Ag Eng 15 M.S. 250, Weight of Sunflower Silage;" Progress Reports
1923-1928
32/15
"Ag Eng 15 M.S. 250, Weight of Sunflower Silage;" Project Statement
1921
32/16
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measuring Hay in Stacks;" Correspondence
1927-1929
32/17
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measuring Hay in Stacks;" Correspondence
1930-1934
32/18
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measurement of Hay in Stacks;" Measurement of Hay in the Stack and the Relation of Volume to Weight - Harvey E. Murdock**
32/19
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measurement of Hay in Stacks;" Measurement of Hay in the Stack and the Relation of Volume to Weight - Harvey E. Murdock, Figures 1-8 and 19
[9 b/w prints]
32/20
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measurement of Hay in Stacks;" Memorandums
1927-1928
32/21
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measuring Hay in Stacks;" Notes
32/22
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measurement of Hay in Stacks;" Preliminary Report on Hay Production - Robert M. Merrill
32/23
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measurement of Hay in Stacks;" Progress Reports
1927-1929
32/24
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measurement of Hay in Stacks;" Progress Reports
1930-1939
32/25
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measurement of Hay in Stacks;" Project Statement
1916
32/26
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measuring Hay in Stacks;" Secondary Literature
32/27
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measuring Hay in Stacks;" Selling Hay by Volume - Harvey E. Murdock
32/28
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measuring Hay in Stacks;" Variation of the Weight of Hay throughout the Cross Section of the Stack - Harvey E. Murdock
32/29
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measuring Hay in Stacks;" Weight of Montana Hay - Harvey E. Murdock
32/30
"Ag Eng 25 M.S. 428, Tractors in Farming Operations;" Progress Reports
1928-1929
32/31
"Ag Eng 25 M.S. 428, Tractors in Farming Operations;" Progress Reports
1930-1934
32/32
"Ag Eng 25 M.S. 428, Tractors in Farming Operations;" Project Statements
1928; 1930
32/33
"Ag Eng 26 M.S. 429, Tests of Dry Land Summer Fallow Implements;" Progress Reports
1928-1929
32/34
"Ag Eng 26 M.S. 429, Tests of Dry Land Summer Fallow Implements;" Progress Reports
1930-1934
32/35
"Ag Eng 26 M.S. 429, Tests of Dry Land Summer Fallow Implements;" Project Statements
1928-1934
32/36
"Ag Eng 26 M.S. 429, Tests of Dry Land Summer Fallow Implements;" Soil Dynamics
32/37
"Ag Eng 27 M.S. 507, Measuring Costs and Benefits of Irrigation;" Progress Report
1929
32/38
"Ag Eng 27 M.S. 507, Measuring Costs and Benefits of Irrigation;" Progress Reports
1930-1932
32/39
"Ag Eng 27 M.S. 507, Measuring Costs and Benefits of Irrigation;" Project Statement
1929
32/40
"Ag Eng 28 M.S. 510, Tractor-Implement Hitches;" Progress Reports
1929-1930
32/41
"Ag Eng 28 M.S. 510, Tractor-Implement Hitches;" Project Statement
1929
33/1
"Ag Eng 29 M.S. 517, Harvesting Flax-Wheat Mixture;" Progress Reports
1929-1930
33/2
"Ag Eng 29 M.S. 517, Harvesting Flax-Wheat Mixture;" Project Statement
1929
33/3
"Ag Eng 30 M.S. 540, Effect of Precipitation and Runoff on Soil Eroding Powers;" Progress Reports
1931-1936
33/4
"Ag Eng 30 M.S. 540, Effect of Precipitation and Runoff on Soil Eroding Powers;" Project Statement
1930
33/5
"Ag Eng 31 M.S. 441, Control of Flood Waters on Agricultural Lands;" Progress Reports
1931-1936
33/6
"Ag Eng 31 M.S. 441, Control of Flood Waters on Agricultural Lands;" Project Statement
1930
33/7
"Ag Eng 35 M.S. 613, Water Power Utilization on the Farm;" Progress Reports
1934-1939
33/8
"Ag Eng 35 M.S. 613, Water Power Utilization on the Farm;" Progress Reports
1940
33/9
"Ag Eng 35 M.S. 613, Water Power Utilization on the Farm;" Project Statement
1934
33/10
"Ag Eng 36 M.S. 614, Adaptation of Diesel Tractors to Farming;" Progress Reports
1934-1936
33/11
"Ag Eng 36 M.S. 614, Adaptation of Diesel Tractors to Farming;" Project Statement
1934
33/12
"Ag Eng 40 M.S. 662, Semi-Diesels;" Progress Reports
1935-1936
33/13
"Ag Eng 40 M.S. 662, Semi-Diesels;" Project Statement
1935
33/14
"ASAE, Committee on Weed Control in the Spring Wheat Area;" Correspondence
1929-1935
33/15
"ASAE, Irrigation Commission;" Correspondence
1918-1928
33/16
Brocton Fairway Farm Power Experiments; Correspondence
1928-1929
33/17
Brocton Fairway Farm Power Experiments; Correspondence
1930-1936
33/18
Brocton Fairway Farm Power Experiments; Fuel Consumption of Tractors - Harvey E. Murdock
33/19
Brocton Fairway Farm Power Experiments; Measuring Apparatus for the Agricultural Machinery Used by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station - Harvey E. Murdock
33/20
Brocton Fairway Farm Power Experiments; Outline of Power Farming Experimental Work
33/21
Brocton Fairway Farm Power Experiments; Progress Report of Mechanical Tests of Tractor Farming Equipment - Harvey E. Murdock
33/22
Brocton Fairway Farm Power Experiments; Statement of Objectives and Plans
33/23
Brocton Fairway Farm Power Experiments; Tests on Farm Tractors Under Field Conditions - Harvey E. Murdock
33/24
Brocton Fairway Farm Power Experiments; Tractor Characteristics in Field Operation - Harvey E. Murdock
33/25
"BZN Border S-6 Equation Determination;" Data and Graphs
33/26
The Care of Farm Machinery and its Operation
34/1
The Care of Farm Machinery and its Operation
34/2
Density of Growth; Data and Graphs
34/3
"Departmental Teaching Activities"
1920-1937
34/4
Farm Blacksmithing - Harvey E. Murdock
34/5
"Feed Grinders;" Correspondence
1914; 1927
34/6
Gallatin County High School Barack Usage
1922-1932
34/7-8
Graphic Statistics; Notes
34/9
"Helena Field Studies;" Data and Graphs
34/10
Hitches Used in Grain Growing Sections - Harvey E. Murdock
34/11
"HLN Border B-4 Equation Determination;" Data and Graphs
34/12
Horse Hitches for Tractor Implements - Harvey E. Murdock
34/13
Infiltration; Ag Eng 570, Progress Report for Temperature and Infiltration Experiment - H. Allan Dawson
34/14
Infiltration; Data and Graphs
34/15
Infiltration; Field Data - Huntley
34/16
Infiltration; Notes
34/17
Infiltration; Secondary Literature
34/18
"Intake Graphs"
34/19
Irrigation Projects; "Data - Bozeman, Huntley, Helena, Misc."
34/20
Irrigation Projects; "Efficiency Data and Graphs - Sun River"
34/21-24
Irrigation Projects; Secondary Literature
34/25
"Irrigation Workers of the Western Agricultural Experiment Stations;" Conference Reports
1925; 1927
35/1
Lessons on the Drought in Montana - Harvey E. Murdock
35/2
"Montanan's Inc., Irrigation Committee;" Correspondence
1932-1933
35/3
Project Reports
1911
35/4
"Project 925"
Data and Graphs
1968
35/5
"Rural Housing;" Correspondence
1934
35/6
Simplification of Dimensional Analysis - Charles C. Bowman and Vaughn E. Hansen
35/7
Soil Moisture; Comparison of Three Evaluation Methods, Data and Graphs
35/8
Some Suggestions on the Design of Big Team Hitches - Harvey E. Murdock
35/9
"Use of Water in the Gallatin Valley;" Data and Graphs
35/10
The Validity of Crevat's Formula
35/11
"Valier Irrigation Experimental Work"
Correspondence, 1922-1928
1922-1928
35/12
"Valier Irrigation Experimental Work"
Summary of Valier Work
1922-1928
35/13
"Valier Irrigation Experimental Work"
Work Agreements
1922-1928
Subseries 12: Shilling, E.W.
This subseries details the research and project files of E.W. Shilling. Shilling was the Dean of Engineering and Director of the Experiment Station circa 1944-1964, during this period Shilling worked with the Agricultural Engineering department on research and projects. The projects in this subseries are more civil and mechanical engineering in nature than they are agricultural engineering. The topics supervised by Shilling include manganese dioxide development, royalties on de-sulphurization of fuels, recreating buffalo skulls as souvenirs, and production of molasses from wood waste.
1948-1961
Box/Folder
35/14
Battery-grade Manganese Dioxide Development; Correspondence
1951-1953
35/15
Battery-grade Manganese Dioxide Development; Project information
1951
35/16
Husky Oil Company Cody, Wyoming; Correspondence
1951-1953
35/17
Husky Oil Company Cody, Wyoming; Research Agreement
1950
35/18
Montana Souvenir Buffalo Skull Project; Project report
1961
35/19
Wood Sugar Molasses Project; Correspondence
1948-1949
35/20
Wood Sugar Molasses Project; Project proposal**
Subseries 13: Skinner, Halver M.
This subseries pertains to the research and project files of Halver M. Skinner. Skinner worked for the Agricultural Engineering department circa 1948-1972. The topic investigated by Skinner relates to hay production and measurement.
1948-1949
Box/Folder
35/21
Haying Season Survey
Bailing, Forms 1-50
1948-1949
35/22
Haying Season Survey
Bailing, Forms 51-84
1948-1949
35/23
Haying Season Survey
Brief Report, 1949
1948-1949
35/24
Haying Season Survey
Chopping, Forms 1-15
1948-1949
35/25
Haying Season Survey
Correspondence, 1949-1950
1948-1949
35/26
Haying Season Survey
Loose, Forms 1-50
1948-1949
35/27
Haying Season Survey
Loose, Forms 51-100
1948-1949
35/28
Haying Season Survey
Loose, Forms 101-150
1948-1949
35/29
Haying Season Survey
Loose, Forms 151-200
1948-1949
36/1
Haying Season Survey
Loose, Forms 201-250
1948-1949
36/2
Haying Season Survey
Loose, Forms 251-300
1948-1949
36/3
Haying Season Survey
Loose, Forms 301-350
1948-1949
36/4
Haying Season Survey
Loose, Forms 351-400
1948-1949
36/5
Haying Season Survey
Loose, Forms 401-450
1948-1949
36/6
Haying Season Survey
Loose, Forms 451-500
1948-1949
36/7
Haying Season Survey
Loose, Forms 501-529
1948-1949
Subseries 14: WPA
1933-1943
Box/Folder
36/8
WPA; Charts and Maps, All Projects
36/9-10
WPA; Charts and Maps, Bitterroot Project
36/11-12
WPA; Charts and Maps, Crow Project
36/13
WPA; Charts and Maps, Flathead Project
36/14
WPA; Charts and Maps, Huntley Project**
36/15
WPA; Charts and Maps, Lower Yellowstone Project
37/1
WPA; Charts and Maps, Milk River Project
37/2
WPA; Charts and Maps, Miscellaneous County Project**
37/3
WPA; Charts and Maps, Sun River Project
37/4
WPA; Charts and Maps, Sun River Project**
37/5
WPA; Charts and Maps, Valier Project
37/6
WPA; Charts and Maps, Yellowstone County
37/7
WPA; Correspondence, "Bowen, H.V."
1939
37/8
WPA; Correspondence, "Bowen, H.V."
1940-1942
37/9
WPA; Correspondence, "County Agents"
1939**
37/10
WPA; Correspondence, "County Agents"
1940-1942
37/11
WPA; Correspondence, "Hunke, E.W."
1939
37/12
WPA; Correspondence, "Hunke, E.W."
1940-1941
37/13
WPA; Correspondence, "Hunke, E.W."
1941
37/14
WPA; Correspondence, "Hunke, E.W."
1942-1943
37/15
WPA; Correspondence, "Jorgensen, Henry"
1941-1943
37/16
WPA; Correspondence, "Kelley, M.E."
1940-1942
37/17
WPA; Correspondence, "Lyman, C.H."
1939
37/18
WPA; Correspondence, "Lyman, C.H."
1940-1943
37/19
WPA; Correspondence, "Lyman, R.A."
1940
38/1
WPA; Correspondence, "Lyman, R.A."
1940-1942
38/2
WPA; Correspondence, Print Requests
1941-1942
38/3
WPA; Correspondence, Print Requests
1942
38/4
WPA; Correspondence, Print Requests
1942-1943
38/5
WPA; Correspondence, "Renne, Roland R."
1939-1943
38/6
WPA; Daily Water Commissioner Reports, Ravalli County
1933-1937
38/7
WPA; Worker's Manuel
Subseries 15: Young, Vilass D.
This subseries pertains to the research and project files of Vilass D. Young. Young worked for the Agricultural Engineering department circa 1926-1928. The topic investigated by Young is movement of water through soil.
1926-1930
Box/Folder
38/8
"Ag Eng 24 M.S. 421, Soil Moisture Movement;" Progress Reports
1926-1929
38/9
"Ag Eng 24 M.S. 421, Soil Moisture Movement;" Progress Reports
1930
38/10
"Ag Eng 24 M.S. 421, Soil Moisture Movement;" Project Statements

Series 4:  Oversized MaterialsReturn to Top

The materials in this section are oversized; a portion of this series consists of materials separated from folders in series two and series three, the remainder of the oversized research and project materials were too large to store in standard sized archival boxes. Topics in this series range from WPA records, Snow Bug drawings, Ryon Lab drawings, threshing machine drawings, and welding lab drawings. Individuals associated with this series include Charles C. Bowman, Olaf W. Monson, and Harvey E. Murdock.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
39/1
"Ag Eng 1 M.S. 139, Cost of Pumping for Irrigation;" Results of Investigation of Cost of Pumping
39/2
"Ag Eng 19 M.S. 416, Measurement of Hay in Stacks;" Measurement of Hay in the Stack and the Relation of Volume to Weight - Harvey E. Murdock
39/3
Farm Mechanics; Lecture Outlines
1936
39/4
Farm Mechanics; Lecture Outlines
1937
39/5
Wood Sugar Molasses Project
Project proposal
1948-1949
39/6
WPA; Annual Report of the Operation Department Valier-Mont. Land and Water Company
1921
39/7
WPA; Annual Report of the Operation Department Valier-Mont. Land and Water Company
1922
39/8
WPA; Annual Report of the Operation Department Valier-Mont. Land and Water Company
1923
39/9
WPA; Annual Report of the Operation Department Valier-Mont. Land and Water Company
1924
39/10
WPA; Annual Report of the Operation Department Valier-Mont. Land and Water Company
1925
39/11
WPA; Annual Report of the Operation Department Valier-Mont. Land and Water Company
1926
39/12
WPA; Charts and Maps, Bozeman-Belgrade Drainage
39/13
WPA; Charts and Maps, Huntley Project
39/14
WPA; Charts and Maps, Miscellaneous County Project
39/15
WPA; Charts and Maps, Sun River Project
39/16
WPA; Correspondence, "County Agents"
1939
39/17
WPA; Homemade Centrifugal Pump Tests
circa 1935-1939
39/18
WPA; Township Plats, Lincoln County, Lake County, Mineral County, Missoula County, and Salish-Kootenai Reservation
39/19
WPA; Township Plats, Mineral County
39/20-21
WPA; Township Plats, Mineral County, Missoula County, Flathead County, and Lake County
39/22-23
WPA; Township Plats, Missoula County, Mineral County, and Lake County
39/24
WPA; Township Plats, Saunders County
40/1
Gallatin River Drainage Basin-Map
undated
40/2
Phillips Wind Reel-Drawings
1955
40/3
Plastic Snow Tube-Drawings
undated
40/4
Power Snow Sled-Drawings
1946
40/5
Power Snow Sled or Snow Bug-Drawings
undated
40/6
Roberts Hall-Drawings
undated
40/7
Ryon Lab Remodel-Drawings
-Revised 1966
1965
40/8
Ryon Lab Remodel-Drawings
1969
40/9
Ryon Lab Remodel-Drawings
1971
40/10
Ryon Lab Remodel-Drawings
undated
40/11
Snow Bug Blueprints, Motor Guard and Drive Pontoon
1953
40/12
Snow Bug Drawings, Deck, Details A-L
1953-1954
40/13
Snow Bug Drawings, Drive Pontoon, Details A-K
40/14
Snow Bug Drawings, Drive Pontoon, Details A-W
1953-1954
40/15
Snow Bug Drawings, Drive Pontoon, Details G and M
1953
40/16
Snow Bug Drawings, Drive Track, Details A-D
40/17
Snow Bug Drawings, Drive Train, Details A-F
40/18
Snow Bug Drawings, Drive Wheel Arrangement
1957-1958
40/19
Snow Bug Drawings, Pontoon Deck, Details A-E
40/20
Snow Bug Drawings, Steering Pontoon, Details A-V
1953-1954
40/21
Snow Bug Drawings, Steering Pontoon, Details M-P
40/22
Snow Bug Extra Drawings
undated
40/23
Snow Bug Extra Drawings
1953
40/24
Threshing Machine-Drawings
1954
40/25
Welding Lab Addition-Drawings
undated

Series 5:  Photographs, 1914-1939Return to Top

This series pertains to photographs dealing with research or projects conducted by Harvey E. Murdock and the Agricultural Engineering department. Topics covered by the images include irrigation, water usage, erosion, farm machinery, farm structures, as well as hay harvesting and measurement.

The loose photos have been grouped according to topic, based either on captions or on the images. Photo titles are derived from captions or the image itself. The photograph albums include bound and unbound images that were grouped and numbered by Murdock, and their numbering sequence is separate from those provided by University Archives staff. These original numbers have been retained in case any referral to them exists within other documentation in this collection. Individual loose photographs have been sequentially numbered and identified by the pound sign (#).

Numbering for this series begins with photograph #39; photographs #1 to #38 are located in series 3 -research and project files. Photographs #1 to #9 are located in series 3, subseries 2. Photographs #10 to #38 are located in series 3, subseries 10.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
41/1
Belgrade Swamp, #39 - #52
#39 Irrigation class
#40 Irrigation students measuring ditch lines
#41-43 Surface drain
#44 Shallow drain ditch
#45 Drain ditch "Good fishing"
#46-47 Surface drain ditch
#48-49 Drain ditch
#50 Tumbling waters
#51-52 Abandoned road bed in swamp
41/2
Charles Bowman, #53
#53 Bowman at table with two unknown males
41/3
Dams, Dikes, Ditches, Flumes, and Weirs, #54 - #95
#54 Miskin scraper
#55 Dam constructing, Miskin scraper
#56 Dam constructing
#57 Dikes, student surveying
#58 Dike, first round
#59-63 Homemade diker
#64 Dike building
#65-67 Dike construction
#68 Diking with homemade diker
#69 Diking equipment, moving
#70 Diking
#71 Dikes
#72-73 Dike
#74 Dike-ice in ditch
#75 Dike in snow drift
#76-77 Irrigation ditch
#78-82 Ditch blasting
#83 Runoff tank
#84 Runoff tank-dams in distance
#85-86 Runoff tanks and dams
#87 Runoff dams
#88-89 Flume for row irrigation
#90 Parshall flume
#91 Weir
#92 Weir box
#93 Divisor and sample tank
#94 Trash screen
#95 Measuring box
41/4
Erosion, #96-115
#96-97 At snow slide
#98 Grinnell Glacier
#99-107 Erosion
#108 Eroded hillside-Fort Ellis
#109 Erosion at Fort Ellis
#110 Erosion at Fort Ellis-upper end of field
#111 Erosion at Fort Ellis-below experimental field
#112 Erosion stopped by native sod patch
#113 Erosion below sod patch-Fort Ellis
#114 Erosion, none on sod patch-Fort Ellis
#115 Erosion, slipped by sod patch-Fort Ellis
41/5
Farm Machinery, #116 - #128
#116 Forge
#117 Metal working stakes
#118 Vise
#119 Metal working tools
#120 Automobile demonstration models
#121 Automobile and tractor demonstration models
#122 Tractor demonstration models
#123 Student performing metal working
#124-125 Students working with horse harnesses
#126-128 Students working with wood
41/6
Farm Structures, #129 - #145
#129-130 Storage building
#131-132 Farm house
#133 Farm house and buildings
#134 Storage shed
#135 Bridgerman's gothic roof barn
#136 Stimson's barn
#137 Barn interior
#138 Farmhouse, barn and silos
#139 Silo
#140 Milking stalls
#141 Hay shed
#142-144 Fence posts
#145 Wooden fence
41/7
Hay Experiments, #146 - #178
#146-148 Hay harvesting
#149-150 Hay slide
#151-152 Hay stacker
#153 Hay stacker-Bitterroot
#154 Hay stacker-Beaver Slide-Big Hole
#155 Hay stacker-Armitage
#156 Hay stacker abandoned
#157-159 Hay stack
#160 Hay stack-Ralston's after sampling
#161 Hay stack-Ralston's-snow at night
#162 Hay stack-Ralston overshot-Big Hole
#163-165 Hay stack-Moccasin
#166 Hay stack-Mitchell, Great Falls-old and new stacks
#167 Hay stack-Tott-Twin Bridges
#168 Hay stack-Anderson-Big Hole
#169-171 Hay sampling-Hosterman
#172 Hay sample weighing-Hosterman
#173 Hay sampling, weighing
#174 Hay sampling-removing sample
#175 Hay sampling-emptying sample
#176 Hay sampling-Ralston
#177 Hay sample
#178 Hay stack sampled
41/8
Tractor and Hitch Testing, #179 - #200
#179-180 Demonstration train
#181 Dynamometer car-demonstration train
#182 Dynamometer-trailing across country
#183 Filling tractors in experiment
#184-186 Dynamometer testing
#187 Dynamometer testing-John Deere tractor and two implement hitch
#188 Dynamometer testing-John Deere tractor
#189 Case 22-40 and one tandum disk
#190 Minneapolis 17-30 and two tandum disks
#191 Farmall tractor testing
#192 Tractor pulling single disk
#193 Hitch-tractor
#194 Hitch for one-way disks
#195-196 Reaper
#197 Weeder, Steen
#198 Loader
#199 Duckfoot testing
#200 Rotary rod testing
41/9
Water Supply, #201 - #227
#201 Pumping sewage from cesspool
#202 Water supply system-Monson's summer home
#203 Water supply system-Monson's summer home tank underground
#204-205 Ram
#206-211 Irrigation water supply system
#212 Turning out the water
#213-217 Irrigation water supply
#218-227 Water supply source
41/1
Album 1, Original numbered images 1 - 76
42/2
Album 2, Original numbered images 15 - 198
42/3
Album 3, Original numbered images 199 - 389
42/4
Album 4, Original numbered images 390 - 569
43/1
Album 5, Original numbered images 574 - 955
43/2
Album 6, Original numbered images 1036 - 1135
43/3
Album 7, Original numbered images 1299 - 1608
43/4
Album 8, Original numbered images 1 - 13
43/5
Album 9, Original numbered images 8 - 27

Series 6:  Project Notebooks and Fieldbooks, 1906-1970Return to Top

The materials in this section pertain to the raw data and notes for the research and projects of the Agricultural Engineering department. Topics discussed by the project notebooks and fieldbooks include irrigation, drainage, seepage reduction, soil compaction, and water penetration. Departmental staff represented in this series include Charles C. Bowman, Harry G. Cockrum, Don E. Lee, Olaf W. Monson, Harvey E. Murdock, and S.A. Sutherland.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
44/1
Ag Eng 2, A1; Record of Wells and Drains - Billings - Investigations
Clyde W. Penwell
1906
44/2
Ag Eng 2, A2; Drainage Test Wells
Charles Zimmerman
1906
44/3
Ag Eng 2, A3; Evaporation and Ground Water Investigations
1906
44/4
Ag Eng 2, A4; Miscellaneous Notes Experiment Station Farm
1906
44/5
Ag Eng 2, A5; Canal Surveys, Beaverhead County
1906
44/6
Ag Eng 2, A6; Measurement of Wells - West of Billings
44/7
Ag Eng 2, A7; Lamme - Drainage and Irrigation Notes
1907
44/8
Ag Eng 2, A8; Irrigation Notes
1910
44/9
Ag Eng 2, A9; Irrigation Notes
Daniels Scoates
1910
44/10
Ag Eng 2, A10; Bozeman Drainage, Test of Quimby Plant
1914-1916
44/11
Ag Eng 2, A11; Bozeman Drainage, Anaconda Drainage, Tillage Plots
Frederic B. Linfield
1915
44/12
Ag Eng 2, A12; Ulm, Fagenstrom Leveling Job, Anaconda Drainage, Surface Elevations, Wells, Water Surface in Wells; Harvey E. Murdock
44/13
Ag Eng 2, A13; Anaconda Drainage, Record of Fence Posts
Harvey E. Murdock
1915-1920
44/14
Ag Eng 2, A14; Nevada Work, Wells in Park Drainage, Swamp - Records of Soil, Survey - Irrigation Ditch, Bozeman Drainage, Mower Frame Notes, Soil Records in Swamp Wells
44/15
Ag Eng 2, A15; Pumps - Calibration Curves
1916-1920
44/16
Ag Eng 2, A16; Fuel Use Test - Records
Notes on Silo Tests 1923-1924
1916
44/17
Ag Eng 2, A17; Anaconda Drainage Wells, Cutting Ensilage
Harvey E. Murdock
1917
44/18
Ag Eng 2, A18; Weeders
Anaconda Drainage 1925, Hay Stack Measurements 1930
1918
44/19
Ag Eng 2, A19; Valier Project - Duty of Water, Specific Gravit Samples, Staidia Readings, Yield of Alfalfa, condition of Grain, Experiment Fields
1923
44/20
Ag Eng 2, A20; Irrigation Surveys
1924
44/21
Ag Eng 2, A21; Irrigation Notes Fort Ellis
1931-1932
44/22
Ag Eng 2, A22; Silo Notes, Blade Wind Wheel Measurements
1934
44/23
Ag Eng 22
1955
45/1
Ag Eng 325-Irr Trials
S.A. Sutherland
1957
45/2
Ag Eng 325
1959
45/3
Ag Eng 329-Bentonite Project-Bill Lance
45/4
Ag Eng 329-Jim Carrig
45/5
Ag Eng 329-Soil Samples-Emil J. Nelson
45/6
Bozeman Exp. Ag Eng Field Notes-J.K. Rice
45/7
Canal Seepage Reduction
B. Rice and J. Bueling
1957
45/8
Canal Seepage Reduction
Don G. Lee
1957
45/9
Canal Seepage Reduction
Henry Hammersmark
1957
45/10
Canal Seepage Reduction
Robert R. Martin
1957
45/11
Canal Seepage Reduction
Stan Howard
1957
45/12
Christie Ranch
45/13
Compaction Tests
1955-1956
45/14
Compaction Tests
June-September 1956
45/15
Compaction Tests
1956
45/16
Compaction Tests
McMillan
1956
45/17
Ditch Measurements-Big Sky-Charles C. Bowman and Bill Saner
45/18
Fairfield Irrigation Data
- Cockrum and Monson
1958
45/19
Infiltration Data-Bozeman Field
1958
45/20
Infiltration Data
- Book 2 - Johnny Kassis
1958
45/21
Infiltration Experiment Irrigation HD
45/22
Irrigation data - Huntley
1970
45/23
Irrigation Efficiency Studies
- Don G. Lee
1956
45/24
Irrigation Efficiency Study-Sun River
- Don G. Lee
1956
45/25
Irrigation of Peas
1932-1934
45/26
Irrigation of Peas
1935
45/27
Irrigation of Peas
1937
45/28
Irrigation of Peas
1938
45/29
Irrigation Studies
1942-1945
45/30
Irrigation Tests-Bozeman Field
45/31
Irrigation Tests-Sun River
- Gordon Bueling
1957
45/32
Irrigation Tests-Sun River
- Don G. Lee
July 1957
45/33
Irrigation Tests-Sun River
- Don G. Lee
August 1957
45/34
Irrigation Tests-Sun River
- Bert L. Rice
1957
45/35
Irrigation Tests-Sun River
- I. Westin
1957
45/36
M.S. 973-Infiltration Data
- Book 1
1958
46/1
M.S. 973-Irrigation Efficiency
1958
46/2
Project 33
1933
46/3
Range Improvement-Book 2-Miles City
1949
46/4
Range Improvement 1-Flood Irrigation
Olaf W. Monson
1936-1937
46/5
Range Improvement 2-Mussell Shell and Petroleum Counties
1939-1941
46/6
Rural Engineering-Salinity survey
1942-1949
46/7
Tests on gas equipment
1933-1939
46/8
Water Power-Book 1-Pump tests, water wheels
46/9
Water Power-Book 2-Water wheels and pumps
46/10
WPA; Project notebook

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agricultural engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Montana -- Bozeman
  • Agricultural engineers -- Montana -- Bozeman
  • Agricultural experiment stations -- Montana
  • Corporate Names :
  • Montana Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.). Agricultural Engineering Department -- Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Bowman, Charles C., 1924-1983
    • Monson, Olaf W.
    • Murdock, Harvey E. (Harvey Ellison), -1956