Clarence L. Oliver Reminiscences, 1964-1966  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oliver, Clarence L. (Clarence Lovett), 1881-1973
Title
Clarence L. Oliver Reminiscences
Dates
1964-1966
Quantity
1 folder
Collection Number
Collection 0222, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Clarence L. Oliver Reminiscences contains several handwritten reminiscences from and a poem about his childhood and early life in the Ennis and McAllister areas of Madison County. Most of Oliver's writings concerned neighbors and acquaintances who lived in the area. The collection consists of Oliver's essays and are supplemented with two newspaper clippings, an interview and published letter by Oliver concerning his work with Cody and an incident involving Martha Jane Canary ("Calamity Jane").
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Clarence L. Oliver was born in Ennis, Montana on January 6, 1881. His father, Joseph Oliver, came to the Madison River Valley in 1879 and established a dairy farm. Clarence eventually went into business with his father operating livery stables in Joliet, Bridger, and Red Lodge, Montana. Oliver also spent time in Cody, Wyoming, where he worked on a ranch owned by William F. Cody ("Buffalo Bill"). Eventually Oliver returned to Madison County, Montana and he lived on Meadow Creek near McAllister. Oliver died in September 30, 1973.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

In 1964, Montana State University Librarian Minnie Paugh contacted Oliver to solicit manuscripts for the newly established Montana History Collection. Oliver had no material to donate, but he sent several handwritten reminiscences and a poem about his childhood and early life in the Ennis and McAllister areas of Madison County. Most of Oliver's writings concerned neighbors and acquaintances who lived in the area. The collection consists of Oliver's essays and is supplemented with two newspaper clippings, an interview and published letter by Oliver concerning his work with Cody and an incident involving Martha Jane Canary ("Calamity Jane").

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Buffalo Bill,-1846-1917-Anecdotes
  • Calamity Jane,-1852-1903-Anecdotes
  • Oliver, Clarence L.-(Clarence Lovett),-1881-1973
  • Paugh, Minnie Ellen,-1919-2003
  • Geographical Names :
  • Ennis (Mont.)
  • Madison County (Mont.)-Biography
  • Madison County (Mont.)-History
  • McAllister (Mont.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Reminiscences-Montana-Madison County