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University Of Montana (System) Records, 1915-1958

Overview of the Collection

Creator
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA (SYSTEM)
Title
University Of Montana (System) Records
Dates
1915-1958 (inclusive)
Quantity
22 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number
RS 72
Summary
These University of Montana System records (1915-1958) consist of general correspondence, subject files, budgetary materials, and scrapbooks from the Chancellor and the Executive Secretary offices.
Repository
Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives
225 North Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT
59620-1201
Telephone: 406-444-2681
Fax: 406-444-5297
mhslibrary@mt.gov
Languages
English

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The University of Montana at Missoula was established in 1893. In 1913 Montana's higher education system was unified under the name University of Montana, and the name of the university at Missoula was changed to State University of Montana. In 1965 the name of the statewide office was changed to Montana University System. Under the system were the University of Montana at Missoula (formerly Montana State University), Montana State University at Bozeman (formerly Montana State College), Western Montana College at Dillon (formerly Montana State Normal School), Eastern Montana College at Billings, and Northern Montana College at Havre.

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Records consist of budget materials (1915-1953) for the various segments of the University System; a report (1933) by M.A. Brannon on the history of the University; student registration reports (1921-1927); speeches (1925-1933) by Chancellor M.A. Brannon; subject files (1915-1919) on each segment of the University; a subject file on The Montana Study (1944-1947); conference materials (1928-1957) for the University Executive Council; clippings; and other materials.

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The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Financial Records Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1 / 1
Annual financial reports
1917-1920
1 / 2-5
Budgets: Agricultural College, Experiment Station, Extension Service, University, Normal College, School of Mines, Havre Farm School, Chancellor's Office
1915-1918
1 / 6
Budgets: report
1916
1 / 7-8
Budgets: University, Normal College, School of Mines, Chancellor's Office, Agricultural College, Experiment Station, Extension Service
1917-1918
2 / 1-4
Budgets: University, State College, Experiment Station, Extension Service, Normal College, School of Mines [preliminary]
1917-1919
2 / 5
Budgets: University, Normal College, School of Mines, Chancellor's Office
1919-1920
3 / 1
Budgets: State College, Experiment Station, Extension Service
1919-1920
3 / 2-3
Budgets: University, Normal College, School of Mines, Chancellor's Office, State College, Experiment Station, Extension Service
1920-1921
3 / 4-5
Budgets: University, Normal College, School of Mines, Chancellor's Office, State College, Experiment Station, Extension Service
1921
3 / 6-7
Budgets estimates: State College, Extension Service
1921-1923
4 / 1-2
Budgets: University, Normal College, School of Mines, Chancellor's Office, State College, Experiment Station, Extension Service
1921-1922
4 / 3-4
Budgets: University, Normal College, School of Mines, Chancellor's Office, State College, Experiment Station, Extension Service
1922-1923
4 / 5
Budget estimates [all sections]
1923-1925
4 / 6-7
Budgets: University, Normal College, School of Mines, Chancellor's Office, State College, Experiment Station, Extension Service
1923-1924
5 / 1-2
Budgets: University, Normal College, School of Mines, Chancellor's Office, State College, Experiment Station, Extension Service
1924-1925
5 / 3-5
Budget estimates: all sections
1925-1927
5 / 6-7
Budgets: University, Normal College, School of Mines, Chancellor's Office, State College, Experiment Station, Extension Service
1925-1927
5 / 8-9
Budget estimates: all sections
1927-1929
6 / 1-2
Budgets: University, Normal College, School of Mines, Chancellor's Office, State College, Experiment Station, Extension Service
1927-1929
6 / 3
Budget estimates: University, Experiment Station, Normal College, Eastern Montana College
1929-1931
6 / 4-5
Budgets: University, State College, Extension Service, Experiment Station, School of Mines, Normal College, Eastern Montana College
1929-1931
6 / 6-7
Budget estimates: State College, Extension Service, Experiment Station
1931-1933
7 / 1-5
Budgets: University, State College, Extension Service, Experiment Station, Normal College, School of Mines, Eastern Montana College
1931-1933
7 / 6-7
Budget extimates: State College, Extension Service, Experiment Station, Northern Montana College
1933-1935
7 / 8-11
Budgets: University, State College, Extension Service, Experiment Station, Normal College, School of Mines, Northern Montana College, Eastern Montana College
1933-1935
7 / 12
Budget extimates: University, State College, Extension Service, Experiment Station, Northern Montana College, School of Mines, Eastern Montana College, Normal College
1935-1937
7 / 13-14
Budgets: University, State College, Experiment Station
1935-1936
8 / 1-10
Budgets: University, State College, Extension Service, Experiment Station, Northern Montana College, School of Mines, Eastern Montana College, Normal College
1937-1945
8 / 11
Budget estimates: University, State College, Extension Service, Experiment Station, Northern Montana College, School of Mines, Eastern Montana College, Normal College
1945-1947
9 / 1-5
Budgets: University, State College, Extension Service, Experiment Station, Northern Montana College, School of Mines, Eastern Montana College, Normal College
1945-1949
9 / 6
Budget estimates: University, State College, Extension Service, Experiment Station, Northern Montana College, School of Mines, Eastern Montana College, Normal College
1948-1950
9 / 7
Budgets: University, State College, Extension Service, Experiment Station, Northern Montana College, School of Mines, Eastern Montana College, Normal College
1950-1953
Volume
Vol. 1
Budget summaries: [entire system]
1915-1922

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Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9 / 8
Deeds and leases
1917-1946

Reports Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9 / 9
Melvin A. Brannon, "Summarizing some of the achievements written into the history of the University of Montana during the ten and a half years of my administration"
1933
9 / 10
M.J. Elrod, "Report of Park Naturalist, Glacier National Park"
1927
9 / 11
F.B. Linfield, "Report on trip to Australia and New Zealand"
1932
9 / 12-14
Student registration reports: University
1921-1927
9 / 15-17
Student registration reports: State College
1921-1927
10 / 1-2
Student registration reports: School of Mines
1921-1927
10 / 3-5
Student registration reports: Normal College
1921-1927
10 / 6
Student registration reports: regional summer schools
1923, 1927
10 / 7
University System building program
1963-1964

Speeches Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
10 / 8-9
Chancellor Melvin A. Brannon (re educational issues, eugenics, prohibition, social evolution, aquatic biology, Montana Bar Association, college athletics, enrichment of rural life, internationalism, etc.)
1925-1933

Subject Files Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
10 / 10-15
Acceptances of appointment [all sections of University]
1916-1918
10 / 16
Administrative memoranda index
1916-1919
10 / 17-20
Administrative memoranda, #1-166 [vol. 1-4]
1916-1922
10 / 21
Agricultural College (advertising and publicity)
1918-1919
10 / 22
Agricultural College (appointments, resignations, leaves of absense)
1918-1919
10 / 23
Agricultural College (budgets and financial reports)
1915-1918
10 / 24
Agricultural College (buildings)
1915-1918
10 / 25
Agricultural College (calendar)
1919
10 / 26
Agricultural College (chemistry building fire)
1916
10 / 27
Agricultural College (committees)
1918-1919
10 / 28
Agricultural College (credits and degrees)
1918-1919
10 / 29
Agricultural College (Dean of Women)
1918
10 / 30
Agricultural College (dormitories)
1917-1918
10 / 31
Agricultural College (endowments)
1917
10 / 32
Agricultural College (Engineering Dept.)
1915-1918
10 / 33
Agricultural College (enrollment)
1915-1918
10 / 34
Agricultural College (equipment and supplies)
1918
10 / 35
Agricultural College (freshmen standings)
1919
10 / 36
Agricultural College (German Dept.)
1918
11 / 1
Agricultural College (Home Economics Dept.)
1919
11 / 2
Agricultural College (influenza epidemic)
1918
11 / 3
Agricultural College (lands and land improvements)
1915-1919
11 / 4
Agricultural College (library)
1918-1919
11 / 5
Agricultural College (Military Dept.)
1915-1919
11 / 6
Agricultural College (Music Dept.)
1918
11 / 7
Agricultural College (news notes)
1917-1919
11 / 8
Agricultural College (newspaper clippings)
1917-1919
11 / 9
Agricultural College (nurses' training)
1918
11 / 10
Agricultural College (pavement)
1918
11 / 11
Agricultural College (payroll and salaries)
1916-1919
11 / 12
Agricultural College (reports of president, etc.)
1914-1915
11 / 13
Agricultural College (secondary education)
1916
11 / 14
Agricultural College (State Historical Library)
1917
11 / 15
Agricultural College (student activity fees)
1916-1919
11 / 16-17
Agricultural College (Student Army Training Corps)
1918-1919
11 / 18
Agricultural College (summer school)
1916-1919
11 / 19
Agricultural College (travel reports)
1919
11 / 20
Agricultural College (vocational education)
1917-1918
11 / 21
Blank diplomas
n.d.
11 / 22
Blank forms
n.d.
11 / 23
Experiment Station
1912-1921
11 / 24
Experiment Station (accounts)
1918
11 / 25
Experiment Station (agreements)
1907-1917
11 / 26
Experiment Station (Dairy Commissioner)
1917
11 / 27
Experiment Station (dehydration of fruits and vegetables)
1917-1918
11 / 28
Experiment Station (Director F.B. Linfield loyalty issue)
1917
11 / 29
Experiment Station (financial reports)
1912-1917
11 / 30
Experiment Station (Grain Laboratory)
1917
11 / 31
Experiment Station (payrolls)
1918-1919
11 / 32
Experiment Station (reports of director)
1914-1915
12 / 1-4
Experiment Station (substations: Huntley, Judith Basin, Northern Montana, Ronan)
1914-1919
12 / 5
Extension Service
1916-1918
12 / 6
Extension Service (appointments)
1919
12 / 7
Extension Service (boys' and girls' clubs)
n.d.
12 / 8
Extension Service (budgets and financial reports)
1914-1918
12 / 9
Extension Service (county agents)
1918-1919
12 / 10
Extension Service (Extension Workers' Council)
1918-1919
12 / 11
Extension Service (Farm Bureau)
1917-1919
12 / 12
Extension Service (Farmers' Institute)
1917-1918
12 / 13
Extension Service (Field Agent in Marketing)
1918
12 / 14
Extension Service (Home Demonstration agents)
1918
12 / 15
Extension Service (land leases)
1917
12 / 16
Extension Service (Miles City controversy)
1918-1919
12 / 17
Extension Service (payrolls)
1918-1919
12 / 18
Extension Service (project agreements)
1917-1918
12 / 19
Extension Service (projects: marketing)
1919
12 / 20
Extension Service (reports of director)
1916-1917
12 / 21
Extension Service (seed lien law)
1917-1918
12 / 22
Extension Service (Socialist activities)
1918
12 / 23
Extension Service (survey)
1917-1918
12 / 24
Farm School at Havre
1916
12 / 25
Fort Assiniboine school land
1915
12 / 26
Legislation (Board of Control)
1919
12 / 27
Legislation (Bureau of Mines and Metallurgy)
1919
12 / 28
Legislation (Certified Public Accountants)
1917
12 / 29
Legislation (Chancellorship)
1918-1919
12 / 30
Legislation (cooperative agricultural societies)
1918
12 / 31
Legislation (Council of Defense)
1917
12 / 32
Legislation (county extension agents)
1919
12 / 33
Legislation (Farm Bureau)
1919
12 / 34
Legislation (Flathead Lake Bird Reserve)
1919
12 / 35
Legislation (geological survey)
1917
12 / 36
Legislation (Normal Schools)
1919
12 / 37
Legislation (pharmacy certificates)
1917
12 / 38
Legislation (physical education)
1919
12 / 39
Legislation (school law)
1917
12 / 40
Legislation (School of Mines special appropriation)
1919
12 / 41
Legislation (Socialism in the University system)
1919
12 / 42
Legislation (Student Army Training Corps)
1919
12 / 43
Legislation (teacher training in high schools)
1917
12 / 44
Legislation (University convocation)
1917
12 / 45
Legislation (Vocational School for Girls)
n.d.
12 / 46
Legislation (miscellaneous)
1919
12 / 47
Memorial of State Universities to Pres. Woodrow Wilson
c. 1915
12 / 48
Normal College (appointments)
1917-1918
12 / 49
Normal College (budgets and financial reports)
1917-1919
12 / 50
Normal College (commencement)
1917-1920
12 / 51
Normal College (county superintendents' professional school)
1917
12 / 52
Normal College (curriculum)
1919
12 / 53
Normal College (dormitories)
1918-1919
12 / 54
Normal College (enrollment)
1918
12 / 55
Normal College (influenza epidemic)
1918
12 / 56
Normal College (lands)
1917-1918
12 / 57
Normal College (manual training and art)
1919
12 / 58
Normal College (payrolls and salaries)
1917-1919
12 / 59
Normal College (reports of president)
1914-1918
12 / 60
Normal College (resignation of President Joseph E. Monroe)
1919
12 / 61
Normal College (training school)
1917-1918
12 / 62
Normal College (travel authorizations)
1917-1918
12 / 63
Normal College (water rates)
1916-1917
12 / 64
Normal College (miscellaneous)
1917-1919
12 / 65
Projects and filing systems (indexes)
1917-1920
12 / 66
Project proposals #101-180
1917-1919
12 / 67
Project #136 (Congregational Establishment)
1918-1919
12 / 68-69
Project #143 (Louis Levine, "Taxation of Mines in Montana" and his suspensison)
1916-1919
12 / 70
Project #164 (University School of Journalism)
1919
12 / 71
Project #166 (University investigation of faculty: primarily Louis Levine and Joseph H. Underwood)
1918
12 / 72
Project #180 (Inventory of mechanical equipment at Fort Assiniboine)
1919
13 / 1
School of Mines (appointments)
1918
13 / 2
School of Mines (budgets and financial reports)
1917-1918
13 / 3
School of Mines (buildings and grounds)
1916-1919
13 / 4
School of Mines (Bureau of Mines and Metallurgy)
1919
13 / 5
School of Mines (curriculum)
1918-1919
13 / 6
School of Mines (Experiment Station)
1916-1919
13 / 7
School of Mines (influenza epidemic)
1918
13 / 8-9
School of Mines (military instruction and quartering)
1917-1919
13 / 10
School of Mines (payrolls)
1919
13 / 11
School of Mines (President)
1917-1918
13 / 12
School of Mines (reports of president)
1913-1919
13 / 13-14
School of Mines (Student Army Training Corps)
1918-1919
13 / 15
School of Mines (travel authorization)
1917-1919
13 / 16-19
Student Army Training Corps (includes regulations, committee on education and special training, finances)
1918-1919
13 / 20
University (appointments and dismissals)
1915-1918
13 / 21
University (Biological Station)
1916-1918
13 / 22
University (Botony Dept.)
1918
13 / 23
University (budgets)
1917-1918
13 / 24
University (buildings)
1916-1919
13 / 25
University (clippings)
1918
13 / 26
University (correspondence study fees)
1916-1917
13 / 27
University (deans of men and women)
1916-1918
13 / 28
University (Economics Dept.)
1916
13 / 29
University (Education Dept.)
1916
13 / 30
University (English Dept.)
1916-1917
13 / 31
University (enrollment)
1917
13 / 32
University (filing system)
1918
13 / 33
University (Forestry School)
1917-1918
13 / 34
University (general information)
1915
13 / 35
University (History Dept.)
1917
13 / 36
University (Home Economics Dept.)
1917-1918
13 / 37
University (incidental fees)
1916
13 / 38
University (influenza and scarlet fever epidemics)
1918
13 / 39
University (Journalism School)
1917
13 / 40
University (S.C. Kelly controversy)
1916
13 / 41
University (lands)
1893-1919
13 / 42-44
University (Law School, includes fees, Ida W. Dixon bequest)
1913-1919
13 / 45
University (leaves of absense)
1917-1918
13 / 46
University (N.J. Lennes case)
1918-1919
13 / 47
University (library)
1916
13 / 48-49
University (Library Building Commission, includes minutes and general journal)
1907-1909
14 / 1-2
University (Military Dept.)
1916-1919
14 / 3
University (Music Building)
1916
14 / 4
University (news bulletins)
1917-1918
14 / 5-7
University (newspaper clippings)
1917-1918
14 / 8
University (payrolls)
1916-1919
14 / 9
University (physical education)
1918
14 / 10
University (President Edward O. Sisson)
1917-1919
14 / 11
University (Public Service Division)
1917-1918
14 / 12-13
University (Publications and publicity)
1916-1918
14 / 14
University (repairs and replacements)
1919
14 / 15
University (reports of president)
1914-1918
14 / 16
University (J.P. Rowe case)
1917
14 / 17
University (Scholarship Committee)
1916
14 / 18
University (staff contracts)
1918
14 / 19-26
University (Student Army Training Corps, includes barracks, hospital, Fort Missoula buildings, enrollment, equipment, finances, reports, Section A and Section B)
1918-1919
14 / 27
University (student self government)
1917-1918
14 / 28
University (summer session)
1917-1918
14 / 29
University (supplies)
1918
14 / 30
University Commission on Montana History
1917
14 / 31
Vocational Education
1916-1920
14 / 32-33
Vocational Education Commission (includes reports, correspondence, etc.)
1917-1918
14 / 34
War (Reserve Officers' Training Corps)
1916-1919
15 / 1
#206-5 Agricultural Experiment Station (Cook and Mabee dismissal)
1930
15 / 2
#207-5 American University Union in Europe
1919-1924
15 / 3
#207-5 School of Mines football
1920
15 / 4
#209-1 Budget and budget transfers (University)
1919-1921
15 / 5-29
#215-7 Conferences (University Executive Council)
1928-1957
15 / 30
#221-1 University School of Forestry
1919
15 / 31-34
#225 Commencements, convocations and public exercises
1920-1958
15 / 33-34
#225 prnvocations and public exercises
1920-1958
15 / 35-38
#225 Commencements, convocations, and public exercises (University)
1917-1959
15 / 39-42
#225 Commencements, convocations, and public exercises (State College)
1920-1958
16 / 1-3
#225 Commencements, convocations, and public exercises (Normal College)
1920-1953
16 / 4-5
#225 Commencements, convocations, and public exercises (School of Mines)
1920-1957
16 / 6-7
#225 Commencements, convocations, and public exercises (Eastern Montana College)
1928-1957
16 / 8-9
#225 Commencements, convocations, and public exercises (Northern Montana College)
1929-1957
16 / 10
#227-5 Hughes' Community Civics Supplement
1921
16 / 11
#234-9 Montana Historical Society
1920-1949
16 / 12
#236-B Moving pictures and lantern slides [audiovisual education]
1922-1954
16 / 13-18
#238 Newspaper clippings and news notes
1920-1945
16 / 19-20
#238-2 News Notes (State College)
1920-1931
16 / 21
#238-3 Newspaper clippings and news notes (Normal College)
1920-1946
16 / 22-27
#238-4 Press releases (School of Mines)
1930-1935
17 / 1-3
#238-4 Press releases (School of Mines)
1936-1941
17 / 4-5
#238-4 Newspaper clippings and news notes (School of Mines)
1923-1947
17 / 6
#238-5 Newspaper clippings and news notes (Experiment Station)
1928
17 / 7
#238-6 Newspaper clippings and news notes (Extension Service)
1919-1926
17 / 8
#238-7 Newspaper clippings and news notes (Chancellor's Office)
1929
17 / 9
#238-8 Newspaper list
1922
17 / 10
#238-8 Newspaper clippings and news notes (Eastern Montana College)
1960
17 / 11
#238-9 Newspaper clippings and news notes (Northern Montana College)
1930-1961
17 / 12
#249-12 Intermountain Union College [Montana Wesleyan]
1920-1929
17 / 13-15
#255 Surveys (general)
1924-1955
17 / 16
#255-1 Surveys (Farm Success Survey, Extension Service)
1922-1924
17 / 17-22
#255-2 Surveys (Montana Educational Survey)
1927-1934
17 / 23
#256 University Fund Campaign (clippings)
1920
17 / 24-25
#256 University Bonds (daily logs on construction of Shop, Biology Building, Gymnasium, and Engineering Building)
1921-1922
18 / 1
#256 University Bonds (building contracts)
1921-1922
18 / 2
#256-1 University Funds Campaign
1919-1928
18 / 3
#256-10 University Bonds (litigation)
1921
18 / 4
#256-11 University Bonds (sale)
1920-1930
18 / 5
#256-12 University Bonds (referendum 29)
1926
18 / 6-8
#256-13 University Bonds (referendum 33 and 34)
1929-1930
18 / 9
#256-14 Taxes (fraternity and sorority houses)
1928
18 / 10
#256-16 University funds (referendum 42 and initiative 44)
1940
18 / 11
#263-9 Religious affiliations with or establishment at State educational institutions
1926-1927
18 / 12
#263-13 The Montana Study [see also MC 270]
1948-1954
18 / 13-19
#263-30 The Montana Study (correspondence)
1944-1949
18 / 20
#263-30 The Montana Study (payroll)
1944-1947
18 / 21
#263-30 The Montana Study (travel authorizations)
1946-1947
19 / 1
#263-30 The Montana Study (day book)
1944-1947
19 / 2-4
#263-30 The Montana Study (Vol. 1-3)
1944-1947
19 / 5
#266-8 Irrigation projects in Montana along the Great Northern Railway
ca. 1922
19 / 6
#267-2 Extension Service (county agents)
1925
19 / 7
#267-14 Extension Service (livestock projects)
1921-1924
19 / 8
#267-20 Extension Service (Junior Farm Bureau Camp)
1920-1921, 1927
19 / 9
#267-21 Extension Service (Farmers' Week)
1924
19 / 10
#267-23 Extension Service (Federal Seed Loans)
1921
19 / 11
#267-24 Extension Service (monthly newsletter)
1922
19 / 12
Chambers of Commerce and commercial clubs
1920-1924
19 / 13
Distribution of high school students and graduates
ca. 1933-1934
19 / 14
Farragut Naval Training Station (conference)
1946
19 / 15
Index to bulletins, circulars, publications
1895-1960
19 / 16
Insurance
1932
19 / 17
C.W. Leaphart, Law School Dean (re pictures of Supreme Court justices)
1934
19 / 18
Montana Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
1966
19 / 19
National Parks Association
1923-1925
19 / 20-28
Newspaper publicity (Greater University, State College, Experiment Station, Extension Service, Eastern Montana College, School of Mines, Northern Montana College, Normal College, State University)
1943-1945
19 / 29
Northern Montana College (report)
1951
19 / 30
Northern Plains Conference
1943
19 / 31
Dr. Eugene S. Perry, "Artesian well areas of Eastern and Central Montana"
1930
20 / 1-4
Programs (commencements and public exercises)
1918-1943
20 / 5-8
Referendums 51, 52, 61 (re University mill levy)
1948, 1958
20 / 9
Research at Montana State College
1961
20 / 10
Taxation (reports, court papers, articles)
1931-1933
20 / 11
Payne Templeton, "What is the High School For?" (re Flathead County high school)
1932
20 / 12
Francis Thomson article on placer mining
1929
20 / 13
University (Military Dept.)
1935, 1960?
20 / 14
University (President McFarland resignation)
1958
20 / 15
University (President Simmons hearings)
1940
20 / 16
University System (staff salaries)
1938-1949
20 / 17
War Dept. (appropriations)
1933
20 / 18
White House Conference on Child Health and Protection
1931
20 / 19
Miscellany