Tom Haines Papers, 1938-1984  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Haines, Tom, 1903-1997
Title
Tom Haines Papers
Dates
1938-1984 (inclusive)
Quantity
10.0 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 596
Summary
This collection contains correspondence pertaining to Tom Haines’s business and political career; historical research for Territorial Montana legislators, early Montana flour milling, and Montana gold mining; photographs, and various memorabilia.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Tom Haines was born March 4, 1903 in Rockport, Illinois. In 1918 he moved with his parents to Clinton, Montana. After attending the University of Montana he returned to Illinois to run his uncle’s store until 1931, when he and his family returned to Missoula. He and his wife, Edna May Bolin, purchased and managed the O.K. Trading Company for the next twenty-four years. During this time period, Haines became involved in the Missoula County GOP.

In 1950 Haines was elected a member of the Montana House of Representatives and served for eleven consecutive terms. He was a supporter of education and created the Swan River Youth Camp, special education classes in public schools, and the Friends of the Library at the University of Montana. After politics, he became manager of the Montana Food Distributor Association.

An avid historian, Haines published A History of Gilgal Landing and Rockport, Illinois and Montana Flouring Mills History: 1846-1889, and compiled a significant amount of biographical material pertaining to Montana territorial legislators and information on gold mining in the Quigley, Montana area. Haines died on March 21, 1997 in Missoula, Montana.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains correspondence pertaining to Tom Haines’s business and political career, historical research for Territorial Montana legislators, early Montana flour milling, Montana gold mining, and photographs and various memorabilia. The correspondences are personal, business and political exchanges between Haines, fellow businessmen, politicians and constituents. Discussed within the correspondence are various legislative actions and expenditures with correlating newspaper clippings. Included in the collection are copies of both Haines’ manuscripts, Montana Flouring Mills History: 1846-1889, along with relevant research, and A History of Gilgal Landing and Rockport, Illinois.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright transferred to The University of Montana

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Tom Haines Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Personal and Business Papers, 1938-1984Return to Top

2 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Hard-bound volume: O.K. Trading Company Sales and Notes
1954
1/2
Folder: O.K. Trading Company, records
1938-1956
1/3
Vinyl Book: financial records
1976-1984
1/4
Republicans
1950
1/5
Republicans
1951-1952
1/6
Republicans
1953
1/7
Republicans
1955
1/8
Republicans
1956
1/9
Republicans
1957
1/10
Republicans
1958
1/11
Correspondence
1958
1/12
Clippings
1959-1961 and undated
1/13
Correspondence
1960-1961
1/14
Correspondence
1961
1/15
Correspondence
1962
2/1
Correspondence
1963
2/2
Correspondence
1964
2/3
Correspondence
1965
2/4
Correspondence
1966
2/5
Correspondence
1967
2/6
Correspondence
1968
2/7
Correspondence
1969
2/8
Legislative Clippings
1969-1972
2/9
Clippings
1970
2/10
Correspondence
1970
2/11
Clippings
1971
3/1
Correspondence
1971
3/2
Legislative correspondence
1971
3/3
Clippings
1972
3/4
Correspondence
1972
3/5
Clippings
1973
3/6
Legislature
1973
4/1
Legislative Expense
1973
4/2
Correspondence
1973
4/3
Correspondence
1973
4/4
Correspondence
1973
4/5
Correspondence
1973
4/6
Legislature
1974
4/7
Clippings, Nixon and Ford
1974
4/8
Clippings
1974
4/9
Campaign correspondence
1974
4/10
Legislative Expense
1975
4/11
Clippings and Legislature
1975
5/1
Correspondence
1975-1978
5/2
Clippings
1978-1981
5/3
Correspondence
1978-1980
Box
OS20
Cash Book: financial records, daily journal
1941-1946
OS 20
Cash Book: financial records, daily journal
1947-1954

Series II:  Political Papers, 1947-1975Return to Top

3.75 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/4
Archives of University
1974
5/5
Aronson
1959-1975
5/6
Governor Anderson Duplicity Letters
1971-1973
5/7
Babcock
1961-1974
5/8
Bardanouve, Francis
1964-1974
5/9
Bardley, Dorothy
1973-1975
5/10
Bohrer, Mason L.
1964
5/11
Bagley, John
1974
5/12
Bicentennial
1974
5/13
Old Brewery
1972-1973
5/14
Bingo
1973
5/15
Borden File
1963 and undated
5/16
1948 Campaign
1947-1976
5/17
1950-1952 Campaign and Legislature
1947-1954
5/18
Capital Construction Program
1971-1973
5/19
1972 Caucus
1972-1973
6/1
Chairman of Constitution, Elections, and Federal Relations Committee
1971
6/2
Chairman of Constitution, Elections, and Federal Relations Committee
1967 and 1973
6/3
Child Development
1969-1974
6/4
Civil War Centennial Commission
1959-1968
6/5
Coal Council
1973-1974
6/6
Con Con
1971-1972
6/7
1948 Convention and Campaign
1948 and undated
6/8
Corrupt Practices Act
1973
6/9
Crippen, Lloyd
1974
6/10
Dean of House
1972-1973
6/11
Dirty Dozen
1972-1973
6/12
Joe Dixon Memorial and Comment
1970-1972
7/1
1964 Elections
undated
7/2
1972 Elections
1971-1972
7/3
1974 Election Returns
1974
7/4
1975 Elections
1974-1975
7/5
Election Expense
1972
7/6
Election Returns
1970-1971 and undated
7/7
1973 Election
1973 and undated
7/8
Ethics Legislation
1972
7/9
Ebright, Don
1948 and 1950
7/10
EMC Fight
1963
7/11
Extension Library
1958-1964
7/12
Fight to Reduce Size of Legislature
1970
7/13
Flag
1973 and undated
7/14
Friends of the Library, Montana State University
1961-1973
7/15
Gerard, Sumner (Ennis, Montana)
1959-1965
7/16
Gerke, Harold
1974
7/17
Jack Green Montana Criminal Code
1974
7/18
Haines Clippings
1968-1971 and undated
7/19
Haines
1974
7/20
Tom Haines for Legislature Club
1974
7/21
Judge, Thomas
1972-1974
7/22
Juedeman, R. F.
1957-1962
8/1
Justice of the Peace
1969-1970
8/2
Keller, Dr. M. F. (Great Falls)
1966-1973
8/3
Kvallen, Oscar
1973
8/4
Knowles, Gladys (Billings)
1955-1973
8/5
League of Women Voters
1968-1974
8/6
Legislative Council
1960-1975
8/7
Legislative Council
1952-1953
8/8
1971 Legislature
1971
8/9
Legislative Clippings 1971 Session
1971-1972
8/10
1974 Legislative Expense
1974
8/11
Lubrecht Forest
1937
8/12
Lucas, James P.
1965-1971
8/13
Lynch, Neil
1974
8/14
MacKay, Bill
1972
8/15
Manning, Dave
1973
8/16
Mansfield, Mike
1971
8/17
Melcher, John
1973-1974
8/18
Miller, Harriet
1958-1967
8/19
Missoula County Central Committee
1972
8/20
Missoula Rural Fire
undated
8/21
Montana Fish and Game Commission, Historic Preservation
1970
8/22
MOVE [Montana Organization for Volunteer Efforts]
1975
8/23
Montana Post, Montana Historical Society
1971-1975
8/24
Montana State Food Distributors Association
1976-1979 and undated
9/1
Montana Tax Study by John H. Wickes (1 of 3)
1966
9/2
Montana Tax Study by John H. Wickes (2 of 3)
1966
9/3
Montana Tax Study by John H. Wickes (3 of 3)
1966
9/4
Montana Taxpayers Association
1973
9/5
Montana Territorial Centennial Commission
1961-1964
9/6
Montana Water Resources Board
1970-1971
9/7
Liquor
1973
9/8
Library Service, National Book Committee Week
1958-1975
9/9
Northwestern National Life Insurance Company
1971-1975 and undated
9/10
Nutter, Don
1958-1962
10/1
O’Connor, George
1966-1975
10/2
Pantzer, Robert
1967-1972
10/3
Payne, Katie
1962-1974
10/4
Payne, Tom
1970-1971
10/5
"Person" Editorial
1973
10/6
Political Expense
1966
10/7
Political Expense
1968
10/8
Political Forum
1964
10/9
Political Letters
1955-1965
10/10
Primary
1974
10/11
Rankin, Jeannette
1973
10/12
Redistricting Waldron
1972
10/13
Revenue Department
1972
10/14
Russell painting
1974
10/15
Schye, Elmer
1973-1974
10/16
Call for Special Session 1944 Institution
1974
10/17
Senior Citizens
1974
10/18
Shoup, Dick
1971-1974
10/19
Speaker Campaign
1962
10/20
State GOP
1973-1975
10/21
Stewart, Ray
1974
10/22
Swan River Youth Camp
1973
10/23
Tax Bills
1974
10/24
Testimonial Dinner
1966-1974
10/25
Township Government
undated
10/26
Great Falls Tribune
1974
10/27
The University of Montana
1971
10/28
The University of Montana
1971-1973
11/1
Van Buskirk, Mary
1973
11/2
Van Buskirk, Mary- Barbar
1972
11/3
Water
1971
11/4
Wilkinson, Al
1973
11/5
Woodahl
1970-1975
Box
OS 20
Montana Legislators and Lobbyists by Jim Haughey, Sketchbook
undated
OS 20
A Pictorial Report from the "Big Sigh Country" Montana, 40th Legislative Session by C.R. "Ray" Fisher
1967
OS 20
"The Killers" by the 41st Legislature
circa 1969
OS 20
Tom Haines - Personal and Political Diary
undated
OS 20
Election and Appointment Certificates of Tom Haines, Scrapbook
undated

Series III:  Historical Research, circa 1970s and 1980sReturn to Top

3.75 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Missoula County Legislator Biographies
Box/Folder
11/6
Missoula County Legislators
undated
11/7
Legislative History
11/8
Aiken, Edward Dorr
11/9
Ainsworth, A.L.
11/10
Batten, Orlando C.
11/11
Besancon, Albert
11/12
Bickford, Walter M.
11/13
A.S. Blake
11/14
Blake, L. L.
11/15
Brandjord, I.M.
11/16
Brayman, C.W.
11/17
Brower, A.J.
11/18
Brown, Asa A.
11/19
Browne, Joseph A.
11/20
Butler, Sidney H.
11/21
Campbell, John L.
11/22
Cave, Alfred
11/23
Chambers, Henry
11/24
Coffee, Oakley
11/25
Cooper, Charles
11/26
Dance, Walter B.
11/27
Davis, William D.
11/28
Derry, Charles A.
11/29
Deschamps, Pat
11/30
Dixson, James A.
11/31
Dixon, Joseph M.
11/32
Donlan, Edward
11/33
Donlan, Edward, Clippings and Election Report
11/34
Dwight, Reuben
11/35
Eastman, Clyde
11/36
Emigh, Martin L.
11/37
Gerber, Paul H.
11/38
Graham, William
11/39
Greenough, T. L.
11/40
Gorman, Michael
11/41
Harlan, W. B.
11/42
Hazelbaker, Frank
11/43
Heavlin, J.B.
11/44
Helding, Oscar P.
11/45
Hershey, E.E.
11/46
Higgins, Frank G.
11/47
Higgins, Ronald
11/48
Hollensteiner, August
11/49
Jones, Carl T.
11/50
Jones, Garland
11/51
Kennedy, James
11/52
Kennedy, Will
11/53
Loring, Lyman
11/54
McCormick, W. J.
11/55
Marion, Joseph E.
11/56
Marshall, Thomas C.
11/57
Mason, Dwight
11/58
Missoula County
11/59
Mitchell, A.H.
11/60
Mulroney, Edward C.
11/61
Mulroney, Thomas E.
12/1
Murray, Damuel G.
12/2
Matts, Elmer D.
12/3
Newcomer, Dallas P.
12/4
Northey, Harry
12/5
Nugent, James P.
12/6
Page, Winfield E.
12/7
Phillips, J.T.
12/8
Political rules
12/9
Prescott, C.R.
12/10
Rand, Jasper
12/11
Rimel, Jack W.
12/12
Ross, Sam
12/13
Rogers, W.B.
12/14
Rutherford, M.E.
12/15
Schilling, Fred
12/16
Self, James Madison
12/17
Shoup, A.T.
12/18
Shoup, A.T.
12/19
Smalley, Edwin C.
12/20
Smead, W.H.
12/21
Spaulding, Harrison
12/22
Stephens, W.J.
12/23
Stiff, Henry C.
12/24
Toole, K. Ross
12/25
Toole, John H.
12/26
Virginia City
12/27
Wallace, Lloyd I.
12/28
Watson, Burton
12/29
Watt, Robert D.
12/30
Wentworth, George
12/31
Wigal, Eugene
12/32
Willard, Asa
12/33
Worden, Donovan
12/34
Worden, Tyler
Subseries 2: Montana Territorial Flouring Mills
Box/Folder
13/1
Big Blackfoot Mill
13/2
Bedford, Springville, Champion
13/3
Burnt Fork Mill
13/4
Bedford or Springville Mills
13/5
Bibliography
13/6
Craik Milling
13/7
Chowen and Jamison Mill
13/8
Cradle-Binding-Flailing
13/9
Deer Lodge or Evans Mill
13/10
Deer Lodge or Evans Mill
13/11
Definitions of Milling Terms
13/12
Madison and Empire Mills
13/13
Empire Mills
13/14
Madison or Gallatin Mills
13/15
Expense
13/16
Empire Mills, Madison
13/17
Grantsdale Mill
13/18
Grantsdale Mill
13/19
Gallatin City or Madison Mills, complete, retype
13/20
Miss Margaret Gee
13/21
History of Flour Milling
13/22
Harris Journal,
13/23
Hartwell, Jurgens and Company, Standard Flour
13/24
Harrison Mill
13/25
Indian Agency
13/26
Jocko or Flathead Agency Mill
13/27
Frenchtown Mills
13/28
Flouring Mills Before 1879
14/1
Jocko Mill
14/2
Lewistown Mills
14/3
James Leffel and Company, Springfield, Ohio
14/4
Lolo Creek
14/5
LaFountain, J.M.
14/6
McAdow Mill, Gallatin, Bozeman
14/7
Charles G. McGlave, Standard
14/8
Historical Society
14/9
Mill Creek, Sheridan
14/10
Mill Creek, Sheridan
14/11
Madisonian
14/12
Miscellaneous items about mills
14/13
Milling
14/14
Mullan Road
14/15
Men who operated the flouring mills
14/16
James Henry Morley, Diary
14/17
Maps
14/18
Henry Mood
14/19
Gordy Ryan
14/20
Silver Springs or Ruby Valley Mills
14/21
Sabford and Evans Mill, Helena
14/22
St. Mary’s Mill
14/23
St. Mary’s Mill, 1
14/24
Healy Brothers, Sun River Crossing
14/25
Springville, Bedford, Champion Mills
14/26
Shelly Mills-Townsend
14/27
Bob Soper
14/28
Silver Spring, Ruby Valley, Sheridan
14/29
Nelson Story Mill,
14/30
Steen, Flour Milling in America
14/31
Stuart, Granville
14/32
Stand of Arms
14/33
Simms Papers
14/34
Simms, John A.
14/35
St. Ignatius Mill
14/36
Salesville or Tomlinson Mills
14/37
Salesville or Tomlinson Mills
15/1
New Chicago-Morse and Dunkleberg,
15/2
New Valley Mills
15/3
National Archives
15/4
Newspapers Finished
15/5
Newspapers to Read
15/6
Virginia Nichols
15/7
Newspapers
15/8
Nabisco
15/9
Fort Owen Mills
15/10
Windes Mill
15/11
Territory Map
15/12
Threshing, Cradle, Treading
15/13
Third Territorial Legislature
15/14
Territory Session Laws
15/15
Union or Spring Hill Flouring Mill
15/16
Union Mills-Spring Hill, Gallatin Co.
15/17
Union Flouring Mills, Spring Hill
15/18
Yenne and Eccles
15/19
Yenne and Eccles Mill-Egan, Flathead
15/20
Willow Creek Mills
15/21
Willow Creek Mills
15/22
Spring Hill, Gallatin County
15/23
Missoula Mills-Worden and Higgins
15/24
Missoula Flour Mills Ledger
15/25
Old Mills Society
15/26
Deer Lodge Mills
15/27
Worden Mills
15/28
Worden Mill, Missoula
15/29
George Windes
16/1
Photographs for Flour Mill book
16/2
Photographs for Flour Mill book
16/3
Montana Flour Mills book, manuscript
16/4
Montana Flour Mills book
16/5
Montana Flouring Mills History: 1846-1889 bound maunscript
16/6
Montana Flour Mills, correspondence
1978-1979
Subseries 3: Miscellaneous
Box/Folder
16/7
Bass, William E.
16/8
Bell
16/9
Browman Letters
1973-1979 and undated
16/10
Buck
16/11
Burlingame
1979-1982
16/12
1860 Census
16/13
William Chumasero
16/14
Civil War Diary of James M. Gaspar, grandfather of Nevin Morse of Drummond
16/15
Council Journal, BA 99
17/1
Courtright
17/2
Faulds
17/3
Franklin, Montana Post
1977 and undated
17/4
Major Graham
17/5
Book A History of Gilgal Landing and Rockport, Illinois by Tom Haines
1971
17/6
Materials related to A History of Gilgal Landing and Rockport, Illinois by Tom Haines
1966-1979 and undated
17/7
House Journal
17/8
Ives, Frank C.
17/9
Johnson, E.B.
17/10
Johnson, Walter W.
17/11
Johnson, Walter W.
17/12
Latimer
17/13
Law Practice
17/14
Lawrence
17/15
Leavitt
17/16
Legislator Cards in Historical Society, 1st Territorial Session
17/17
Fourth Territorial Legislature
17/18
Longstaff
17/19
MacGivray, Boo
17/20
Maillet, L. R
17/21
McCormick
17/22
Mexican War
17/23
Merriman
17/24
Mining Districts
17/25
Miscellaneous History Bills
17/26
Miscellaneous Research
18/1
John Owen, Flouring Mills
18/2
Quigley
18/3
Book Recollections by Clyde P. Fickes (personalized copy)
1972

Series IV:  Photographs, 1948-1978Return to Top

0.25 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
18/4
1957-1978 and undated
18/5
1950, 1978 and undated
18/6
Montana State food distributors convention in Great Falls, Montana
1948 and undated

Series V:  Memorabilia, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): 19

0.25 linear feet

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Flour mills--Montana -- History
  • Gold mines and mining -- Montana--History
  • Legislators--Montana -- Biography
  • Corporate Names :
  • Montana. Legislature. House of Representatives
  • University of Montana-Missoula--Alumni and alumnae
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana--History--19th century
  • Montana--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Personal papers -- Montana
  • Photographs -- Montana
  • Occupations :
  • Businessmen -- Montana
  • Legislators -- Montana