Joe H. Rawlins Diaries, 1968-1997  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rawlins, Joe H. (Joseph Henry), 1920-1997
Title
Joe H. Rawlins Diaries
Dates
1968-1997
Quantity
1.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 2568, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Joe H. Rawlins Diaries consist of thirty one individual annual volumes dated from 1968 to 1997. Information in the diaries includes appointments, travel, consultations, technical data, and some personal observations of Rawlins as he worked as a consulting geologist. Many of the named Rawlins contacts are members of the Crow tribe, and most of the locations described are on the Crow Reservation and elsewhere in eastern Montana. In addition to coal, gas, and oil exploration, Rawlins advised on water well locations for named individuals.
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

Joseph Henry "Joe" Rawlins was born at Crow Agency, Montana on July 13, 1920. He was a proud member of the Crow tribe and his name in their language was Shikaakiiche (Good Boy). Joe joined the military in World War II and served as a pilot in that conflict and also Korea. He attended the University of Montana and graduated with a geology degree, working thereafter as a consultant to many of the major gas, oil, and coal companies operating in eastern Montana. His office was in Billings, and much of his work was done in that area and the adjacent Crow reservation. Joe married Gladys Habener on March 10, 1947 and the couple had two sons. Joe Rawlins died on January 20, 1997.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Rawlins diaries consist of thirty one individual annual volumes dated from 1968 to 1997 (there are two for 1981). Information in the diaries includes appointments, travel, consultations, technical data, and some personal observations of Rawlins as he worked as a consulting geologist. Many of the named Rawlins contacts are members of the Crow tribe, and most of the locations described are on the Crow Reservation and elsewhere in eastern Montana. In addition to coal, gas, and oil exploration, Rawlins advised on water well locations for named individuals. A small amount of laid-in materials such as receipts and notations have been retained in those volumes where they were found.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 1968-1990
2 1991-1997

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Crow Indians
  • Crow Indians
  • Indian reservations
  • Indian reservations -- Montana
  • Corporate Names :
  • Crow Tribe of Montana
  • Geographical Names :
  • Crow Indian Reservation (Mont.)
  • Crow Tribe of Montana
  • Montana
  • Montana -- Crow Indian Reservation
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries
  • Occupations :
  • Geologists -- Montana -- Billings