Montana Attorney General's Office Records, 1949-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Montana Attorney General's Office
Title
Montana Attorney General's Office Records
Dates
1949-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
25 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number
RS 111
Summary
These records of the Montana Attorney General's Office consist of interoffice correspondence (1969-1978); general correspondence (1963-1966) arranged by correspondent and subject, including dockets and informal opinions; annual reports (1973-1977) of tax-exempt private foundations; speeches; and miscellany. (Reel-to-reel tapes transferred to Oral History)
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
Access Restrictions

Collection open for research.

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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The office of Attorney General of Montana was established by Article VII, Section 1 of the 1889 Constitution, which required that the attorney general be elected and serve a four-year term. The framers of the state's first constitution believed that, since the state's Legislative Assembly would be in session only briefly every two years, it was necessary for an elected official responsible not to the governor, but to the electorate, to serve as a check upon gubernatorial power. The attorney general was charged with a number of duties, the most important of which included the handling and presentation before the Supreme Court of legal cases in which the state or a county was interested; supervising and assisting county attorneys; giving his written opinion to the Legislative Assembly, state officers and agencies, county attorneys, and boards of county commissioners upon certain legal questions; and participating as a member of several state boards, including the Board of Examiners, the Board of Education, and the Board of Land Commissioners.

Much of the actual legal research work of the Office is done by assistant attorneys general. All communications received by the Office, requests for information or opinions, and litigations are assigned by the first assistant to the other attorneys. Their work is then reviewed by the first assistant and final approval or disapproval is made by the attorney general. While the assistant attorneys general are not permitted to engage in the private practice of law, special assistants are hired, generally on a part-time basis, and they are permitted to continue private practice if that practice does not create a conflict of interest with state employment. In addition, various state agencies hire legal counsels, often from private firms; these counsels are required to keep the attorney general apprised of the work they were doing for the state. While the attorney general cannot prevent the employment of legal counsel by the various state agencies, he can refuse to give those counsels an appointment as a special assistant, in which case the counsel can not make court appearances on behalf of the state.

The attorney general is sometimes called upon to issue an official opinion, an expression of the legal reasons and principles upon which a decision should be based, reflecting the state's stand on law. Much more frequently, the attorney general issues informal opinions for state agencies and certain others, such as county attorneys and county commissioners. Informal opinions or "letter opinions," are based upon citations of statute or earlier formal opinions. While the attorney general is not permitted by statute to give formal opinions to those outside state agencies and certain political subdivisions, he does at times provide a general legal view of a particular situation to individuals or groups making inquiry. Attorneys general of Montana include Arnold H. Olsen, elected in 1948; Forrest H. Anderson, 1956; Robert Woodahl, 1968; and Mike Greely, 1976.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records of the Attorney General's Office consist primarily of general correspondence (1963-1966) arranged alphabetically by correspondent and subject (including attorney general dockets, and informal and formal opinions) . (Researchers are cautioned that informal opinions of the attorney general are found throughout the entire record Series in addition to those found in the "informal opinions" files.) The correspondence concerns, for the most part, legal matters in which the Attorney General's Office was involved as legal counsel or in response to inquiries. The correspondence files of the Department of Fish and Game, the Department of Health, and the Livestock Commission include carbon copies of the correspondence of those agencies and their respective legal counsel, which served to keep the attorney general's staff apprised of their work on behalf of those agencies. The collection also contains interoffice correspondence (1965-1978), consisting of memoranda of the attorney general's staff concerning a variety of legal issues (memoranda also appear in general correspondence files): Press releases (1957-1978); reports (1959-1978), including annual reports of private foundations exempt from income tax, and monthly reports of special attorneys general; speeches (1966, n.d.) of Forrest H. Anderson, Robert Woodahl, and Mike Greely; and miscellany. Artifacts, maps, photographs, and printed material have been transferred to the Museum, Library Map Collection, Photograph Archives, and Library respectively. (Reel-to-reel tapes transferred to Oral History)

Researchers should be aware that information may be found filed under a variety of subject and agency headings. For example, material on "gambling" may be found in correspondence with a particular county attorney, or "investigations," "complaints," etc., as well as under "gambling."

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the Montana Historical Society. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collection. In some cases permission for use may require additional authorization from the copyright owners. For more information contact an archivist.

Preferred Citation

Item description and date. Collection Title. Collection Number. Box and Folder numbers. Montana Historical Society Research Center, Archives, Helena, Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

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

Interoffice Correspondence Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1 / 1
Miscellaneous (re Board of Education and budgets of institutions under its control; election recount procedure; federal Voting Rights Act; Anaconda Company's Lincoln-Heddleston easement; proposed Corps of Engineers dams near Lincoln; jurisdication of police on university property in drug cases; etc.)
1965, 1969-1970
1 / 2
Miscellaneous (re right to counsel in misdemeanors; capital punishment; Attorney General's right to institute criminal proceedings; police retirement system; prostitution and drugs in Miles City; state agency contributions to Montana Broadcasters Association; Montana Kaimin; financing of nursing building at Montana State University; election to ratify constitution; union label; includes resolutions passed by Montana Typographical Conference and Montana Coin machine Operators Association bill for limited gambling)
1971-1972
1 / 3
Miscellaneous (re filing water rights on state lands; alleged secret drug squads; Consumer Protection Bill etc.; includes "Modernizing Local Government Why It Cannot Wait" by Thomas L. Judge)
1973
1 / 4
Miscellaneous (re audit reports on State Auditor's Office; proposed Criminal Inquiry Court; etc.)
1974
1 / 5
Miscellaneous (re sale of brucellosis-infected livestock; Commissioner of Campaign Practices duties and powers; drugs and prostitution in Flathead-Libby area; civil disorders; Governor's power to limit proposals that can be considered at special legislative session; violations of Clean Ari Act by Montana Power Company; etc.)
1975-1976
1 / 6
Miscellaneous (re Indian-state relations; Anaconda Company mining violation etc.; includes list of attorneys commissioned as assistant attorneys general and Department of Justice organizational chart)
1977
1 / 7
Miscellaneous (re private schools; Coal Tax litigation; habeas corpus procedure; etc.; includes Department of Justice organizational chart)
1978

General Correspondence Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1 / 8
Abortion
1971-1976
1 / 9
Accountancy
1973-1975
1 / 10
Adjusted Compensation Division Honorarium (re Korean War bonds)
1957
1 / 11
Adjutant General (re lease of armories)
1963-1964
1 / 12-16
Administration, Department of (re Capitol remodeling; Constitutional Convention as a state agency; water wells and production well at State Prison Ranch; etc.)
1963-1978
1 / 17
Administration, Department of: Investment Division
1975-1976
1 / 18
Administration, Department of: Public Employees' Retirement Division
1973-1974
1 / 19
Adoption
1963-1955
1 / 20
Advertising (re legal restrictions on use of title "Charles Russell Country: for recreation area near Glasgow)
1970
1 / 21
Aeronautics Commission
1965-1971
1 / 22
Aging, Commission on
1967-1969
1 / 23-25
Agriculture, Department of (re National Farmers Organization; assets of dissolved Montana Rural Rehabilitation Corporation; State Board of Pharmacy and the Montana Pesticides Act; etc.)
1963-1977
1 / 26
Anaconda Community Development Department (re proposed shopping mall)
1978
1 / 27
Appropriations (re State Home for the Senile Aged etc.)
1963
1 / 28
Architects
1968-1970
1 / 29
Architecture (re competitive bids for services etc.)
1967-1972
1 / 30
Attorney General's Office (includes personal correspondence; report of Task Force on Data Processing; etc.)
1963-1978
1 / 31
Attorney General's Office investigations
1963
2 / 1
Attorney General's Office investigations
1964
2 / 2
Attorney General's Office investigations (re Radical Students' Union at University of Montana; etc.)
1966-1972
2 / 3
Attorney General's Office investigations (re complaints by State Prison inmates)
1973-1974
2 / 4
Attorney General's Office investigations
1975
2 / 5
Attorney General's Office investigations (re proposed Anaconda Mall)
1976
2 / 6
Attorney General's Office investigations (re West Yellowstone Study Commission, etc.)
1977
2 / 7
Attorney General's Office investigations: Tim Babcock's financing of Colonial Inn, Helena
1970
2 / 8
Attorney General's Office investigations: Fern A. Ballard, R.N. (re revocation of nurse's license)
1957
2 / 9
Attorney General's Office investigations: Butte gambling
1973
2 / 10
Attorney General's Office investigations: Larry M. Cheadle (re death at State Prison)
1967-1968
2 / 11-13
Attorney General's Office investigations: gambling, narcotics and prostitution (by county)
1969-1973
2 / 14
Attorney General's Office investigations: Glacier National Park land exchange
1953-1957
2 / 15
Attorney General's Office investigations: Helena gambling and jail
1949
2 / 16-18
Attorney General's Office investigations: Clayton Hirst (re death of Blackfeet Indian man in Glacier County jail; includes materials on John T. Isaacson; transcript of hearings)
1975
2 / 19
Attorney General's Office investigations: hospitals (re criminal investigations without court order or consent of patient)
1977-1978
2 / 20
Attorney General's Office investigations: janitorial contracts (includes "General Instructions Specifications Custodial Services for Various Campus Buildings)
1976
2 / 21
Attorney General's Office investigations: Jourgensen Paint Manufacturing Company
1972-1973
2 / 22-24
Attorney General's Office investigations: Liquor Control Board (re Canadian servicemen at Malmstrom Air Base; illegal distribution of liquor etc.)
1967-1970
3 / 1-4
Attorney General's Office investigations: Liquor Control Board (re illegal distribution of liquor; Francis B. "Red" Welsh, Billings; etc.)
1969-1973
3 / 5-6
Attorney General's Office investigations: George McGaffick (re discrepancies on Natural Resources Council travel expenses)
1971-1975
3 / 7
Attorney General's Office investigations: Montana vs. Edna J. Hinman, Frank Murray and J. Ward Crosby (re alleged misappropriation of state funds)
1958
3 / 8
Attorney General's Office investigations: 1970 election (re elections in Toole, Missoula, Silver Bow, Deer Lodge and Yellowstone counties)
1970
3 / 9
Attorney General's Office investigations: Barry Plummer (re homicide)
1972-1973
3 / 10-11
Attorney General's Office investigations: Edmund Barry Reutherdahl (re misappropriation of state funds)
1967-1968
3 / 12
Attorney General's Office investigations: Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation liquor license)
1970-1974
3 / 13
Attorney General's Office investigations: Dr. Edward Shelton (re narcotics sales)
1973
3 / 14
Attorney General's Office investigations: E.D. Simmons (re charges of prison brutality)
1969
3 / 15
Attorney General's Office investigations: James Steffeck (re purchase without bid)
1972
3 / 16
Attorney General's Office investigations: Edward Towe (re Reserve Bank withdrawal)
1967
3 / 17
Attorney General's Office investigations: University of Montana Science Complex (re faulty construction)
1972
3 / 18-19
Attorney General's Office investigations: University of Montana Work-Study Fund (re misappropriation of funds)
1972-1973
3 / 20
Attorney General's Office investigations: Highway Commissioner George Vucanovich (re alleged conflict of interest)
1971
3 / 21
Attorney General's Office investigations: Workmen's Compensation Division (re investigative staff administration)
1973-1976
3 / 22
Attorney General's Office: amicus curiae briefs
1971-1976
4 / 1
Attorney General's Office: County Prosecutor Services
1977
4 / 2
Attorney General's Office: special assistant attorneys general
1969
4 / 3-8
Attorney General's Office: personal (re Charles C. Lovell; gambling; Anaconda Company; Liquor Control Board; Workmen's Compensation; Dorothy Bradley campaign; University of Montana Law School; Stan Stephens; Lambda-sponsored Conference on Sexual Minorities (homosexual); etc.)
1975-1976
4 / 9
Attorneys
1958
4 / 10
Auditor, State (re responsibility to investigate and report fires, etc.)
1964-1976
4 / 11
Automobile licenses (re tax exempt status of motor vehicles owned by Indian tribes)
RESTRICTED
1965
4 / 12
Automobile registration
1967-1968
4 / 13-15
Banks and banking (re proposed merger of Pioneer Building and Loan, Bozeman, and Empire Savings and Loan, Livingston; bank messenger services as branch banking; etc.)
1955-1975
4 / 16
Barber Examiners, Board of
1969-1970
4 / 17
Blackfeet Tribe (re authority of tribe over non-Indians on reservation)
1974-1975
4 / 18-19
Bonds
1962-1975
4 / 20
Boulder River School and Hospital (re labor relations; etc. includes report on conditions)
1965-1976
4 / 21
Brucellosis (includes Montana Stockgrowers Association resolutions, and lists of Rosebud County land and cattle owners, by township)
1958
4 / 22
Business regulation (re Jon E. Cates photographs, etc.)
1973-1976
4 / 23
Butte police (re removal of Chief of Police James A. Clark)
1969-1971
4 / 24
Capital punishment
1972, 1977
4 / 25
Capitol repairs (includes memo re use of capitol land grants)
1957
4 / 26
Cemeteries
1973
4 / 27
Children's Center (re incorrigibles; etc.)
1964, 1974
4 / 28
Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of (re H.G. Vodicka, Great Falls; etc.)
1963-1968
4 / 29
Chiropractors
1969-1970
4 / 30-32
Cities
1968-1976
4 / 33-34
Civil Defense (includes obligation to remove ice jams along rivers)
1968, 1971
4 / 35
Civil rights
1963-1973
4 / 36
Clean Air Act
1982
4 / 37
Coal slurry pipeline
1982
4 / 38
Coin-operated gasoline pumps
1964
4 / 39
Commission on Unauthorized Practice of Law
1977
4 / 40
Commissioner of Higher Education (re site of Montana Law Enforcement Academy; etc.)
1977-1978
4 / 41
Community Affairs, Department of (re Montana Economic Land Development Act; etc.)
1975-1978
4 / 42
Complaints (re Rocky Mountain Phosphates Inc., Garrison; pollution; etc.)
1963-1966
5 / 1
Complaints (re gambling in Butte; etc.)
1967-1971
5 / 2
Complaints, Criminal (re Board of Cosmetology; etc.)
1968
5 / 3
Conflict of interest
1957-1975
5 / 4
Consumer protection
1973-1977
5 / 5
Constitution (re petitions for repeal of 1972 Constitution)
1977
5 / 6
Contracts (re Montana State University Agricultural Experiment Station; Flathead County; etc.)
1967-1972
5 / 7
Controller (re acquisition of Corbin Addition property for Capitol Complex; etc.)
1963-1968
5 / 8
Copy of law (re general inquiries on state law)
1967-1968
5 / 9
Corporate dissolution
1969-1972
5 / 10
Corporations
1965-1972
5 / 11
Cosmetology, State Examining Board of (includes Board of Barber Examiners)
1963-1974
5 / 12
Counties (re public funds for parochial schools; pornography; conflict of interest of banker as county commissioner; gasoline taxes on Indian reservations; public disclosure of legal advise by County Attorney; fees for creation of SID; county sheriffs' representation by county attorneys; refusal of county clerk and recorder to file deeds; Missoula Indian Alcohol and Drug Service; county ambulance service; water district filing fees; leasing of county land to grazing associations; etc.)
RESTRICTED
1975-1976
5 / 13
Counties (re zoning in rural areas; gambling in Missoula; Bitterroot Valley land development; Bitterroot Conservation District; nepotism and discrimination; murder of Roger Lee Clement; Yellowstone County jail conditions; etc.)
1978
5 / 14
County attorney investigation (re Galen State Hospital; Industrial Accident Board; Social and Rehabilitation Services)
1972
5 / 15
County attorney training coordinator
1974
5 / 16-17
County attorneys (re medical care in county jails; Blanchard Lake island; etc.)
1964-1968
5 / 16-17
County attorneys (re medical expenses for prisoners in county jails; etc.)
1969-1970
5 / 18
County attorneys (re right of county attorneys to initiate appeals; Attorney General's Office organization; gambling in Cascade County; abandonned coal mine fire; etc.)
1969-1970
5 / 19
County attorneys (re gambling in Lewistown; marijuana; desecration of American flag with peace symbol; road to Big Sky Development; drug use in Garfield County; etc.)
1969-1970
5 / 21
County attorneys (re county responsibility for foster child; gambling in Wibaux County; etc.)
1969-1970
5 / 22
County attorneys (form letters)
1971-1972
5 / 23
County attorneys (re gambling in Custer County; Anaconda Taxpayers Association; etc.)
1971-1972
5 / 24
County attorneys (re interdiction laws; gambling in Fergus and Flathead counties; Whitefish High School dress code; desecration of American flag with peace symbol; etc.)
1971-1972
5 / 25
County attorneys (re Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act; Glacier County jail conditions; gambling in Granite and Lewis and Clark counties; Dupuis Lumber Company air pollution in Polson; Helena open burning violations; David E. Burnham candidacy; etc.)
1971-1972
5 / 26
County attorneys (re gambling in Liberty County; St. Regis Paper Company water pollution of Libby Creek; Red Bluff Railroad discontinuance; Missoula County prostitution; jail prisoner medical expenses; birth control at Missoula Family Planning Center; David E. Burnham candidacy; etc.)
1971-1972
6 / 1
County attorneys (re planning boards; gambling in Musselshell, Phillips, and Ravalli counties; Livingston prostitution; weed control districts; Pinesdale incorporation; determination of indigency; Rocky Mountain Phosphates Inc.; sale of prison land to private citizen; etc.)
1971-1972
6 / 2
County attorneys (re Western Energy Company; Silver Bow County Metropolitan Sewage Treatment; intimidation of Stillwater County law enforcement; gambling in Big Timber; Yellowstone River bank protection and rip-rap; water pollution by Barry O'Leary Inc.; Yellowstone County prostitution; etc.)
1971-1972
6 / 3
County attorneys (re youth offenders enlistment in military; state chemist as expert witness; Fergus County gambling; death of Bruce W. Greening; Big Sky of Montana law enforcement; indigent defendants; reservation Indians in off-reservation liquor and insanity problems; etc.)
1973-1974
6 / 4
County attorneys (re gambling in McCone, Meagher, and Mineral Counties; proposed criminal inquiry court; Forensic Science Laboratory; Missoula County water rights dispute; noise pollution; etc.)
1973-1974
6 / 5
County attorneys (re gambling in Pondera, Silver Bow, and Stillwater Counties; deferred prosecution of some alcohol/drug cases; etc.)
1973-1975
6 / 6-7
County attorneys (re jail conditions in Jefferson and Lincoln counties; Lakeshore protection regulations; Rosebud County grand jury; etc.)
1977
6 / 8
County clerks and recorders
1967
6 / 9
County commissioners (re per diem and salary changes; sheriff audits; conflict of interest; creation of SIDs; county surveyor; rural improvement districts; etc.)
1966-1968
6 / 10
County commissioners (re retirement age; residency; planning and zoning districts; nepotism; sheriff as stock inspector; secondary road construction; county welfare board meetings; SIDs; county surveyor and county road maintenance; equal pay; rural fire districts; official bonds; jail prisoner care; elections officers; lease of hospital facilities; etc.)
1968-1972
6 / 11
County commissioners (re "Meals on Wheels"; Indians and law enforcement in Zortman-Landusky area; residency requirements for commissioners; revenue sharing funds for conservation districts; conflict of interest; conflict between serving as commissioner and library trustee; classification of road as public; street maintenance; school board debt; etc.)
1973-1974
6 / 12
County commissioners (re lease of county lands to grazing districts; conflict between serving as commissioner and state legislator; county road fund; suit against hospital board members as individuals; commissioners as airport authority; etc.)
1975-1977
6 / 13
County Prosecutor Services Bureau
1978
6 / 14
County sheriffs
1967-1975
6 / 15
County superintendents of schools
1967-1968
6 / 16
County surveyors
1967-1968
6 / 17
County treasurers
1967-1968
6 / 18
Courts
1971-1976
6 / 19
Coyotes
1976
6 / 20
Crime Control, Board of (re Law Enforcement Academy; Medical Examiner; Forensic Science Laboratory; Peace Officers Standards and Training Advisory Council; Governor's Crime Control Commission; etc.)
1972-1974
6 / 21
Crime Control, Board of (re Rimrock Foundation; Crime Laboratory Bureau; Montana Criminal Law Information Research Center; etc.)
1975-1978
6 / 22-24
Criminal cases (re procedure; includes investigation into death of Raymond Bay, Ronan)
1965-1968
6 / 25-26
Criminal Investigation Laboratory (includes Board of Crime Control memos)
1970-1978
6 / 27
Criminal Investigator Program
1970-1971
6 / 28
Dawson Community College
1969, 1972
6 / 29-30
Deaf and Blind, School for the (re easement for park and playground; also includes "Proposal from the Study Committee of the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce to the School for Deaf and Blind Sub-Committee of the State Board of Education")
1963-1972
6 / 31
Democratic Party
1977-1978
6 / 32
Denny Driscoll Boys' Home and Ranch
1976
7 / 1
Docket 9, #519 In matter fo Gerald F. Davis (re lewd and lascivious act upon child)
1962
7 / 2
Docket 10, #340 Leighton L. Alden vs. State Prison (re habeas corpus and constitutionality of sentencing; #416 State vs. John O. Rindal (re theft of property from missile site; #431 Phoebe R. Herwig...vs. 39th Legislative Assembly (re redistricting); #434 Arthur William Rohrer vs. State (re homosexual relations with minors); #476 In matter of Eldon C. Harris (re disbarment for old felony conviction); #502 State Water Conservation Board vs. Chris Jorgenson et al. (re land trade Tongue River Reservoir land for Valentine Project land); #531 State ex rel. Robert J. Del Priore and David M. Leinwand vs. H.L. Steele President of Eastern Montana College and Lincoln J. Aikins (re suspension of students for disrespect to faculty); #565 State, by Board of Land Commissioners vs. Victor Forstrom, Johnson Coal Company et al. (re coal mining lease); #582 Harold F. Gregg vs. State Prison (re competency to stand trial)
1965
7 / 3
Docket 11, #109 Douglas Doe vs. State Prison (re threats against witness); #125 Farmers Union Grain elevator vs. Pheister and Docktor Inc. (re liability for negligence and fraud); #255 State vs. Clara Thomas and Robert G. Thomas (re murder); #294 State vs. Clarence P. Shell (re Flying D Ranch); #295 State ex rel. Wade C. Farlin et al. vs. Board of State Prison Commissioners (re segregating youth under 21 in prison); #296 Marion K. Ruffcorn, executrix of Estate of William M. Ruffcorn vs. Union Bank and Trust Company et al (re termination of Trust); #299 Clara Thomas vs. District Court... (re murder); #320 Standly Wagner vs. Montana Livestock Sanitary Board (re garbage feeding and rendering plant); #327 Frank H. Dunkle, Montana Fish and Game Commissioner vs. Anaconda Company (re pollution of Clark Fork River)
1966-1971
7 / 3a
Docket 11, #342 State vs. Ted Reinhardt and Paul Donaldson (re stolen sheet); #369 United States vs. State of Montana and Shell Oil Company (re Yellowstone River island); #407 State vs. Stanley Charles Olsen (re release on bail)
1966-1971
7 / 4
Docket 11, #411 State ex rel. McKinley, Gallatin County Attorney vs. Paul F. Boylan; #501 State vs. Leland Jensen; #515 State vs. Donald Allen Bentley Jr.; #532 State vs. Harold Dean Williams; #541 James Kish vs. State Prison; #550 Russell Leigh Doty Jr. vs. Frank Murray, Secretary of State et al.; #553 In matter of West Great Falls Flood Control and Drainage District Project; #555 Robert Elmer Click et al. vs. State; #558 Joseph Bert Richardson vs. State Prison; #562 State vs. Independent Union of Warm Springs; 563 State vs. Solomon Simtob; #571 State ex rel. Dr. Harvey G. Vodicka vs. State Board of Chiropractic Examiners; #583 Robert L. Woodahl vs. State Highway Commission; #584 Van Kyken Drilling Company vs. State; #596 Charles A. Gray vs. State Prison
1968-1971
7 / 5
Docket 12, #15 Sigety and Eich vs. Montana State Board of Health (re "Dredge Mining Regulation and Land Preservation Act"); #28 Montana ex rel. Bennett vs. Dowdall (re proposed First Security Bank of Deer Lodge); #30 In matter of Barnes-King Development Company (re distribution of assets by trustee)
1968-1972
7 / 6
Docket 12, #56 Montana ex rel. Bell vs. Twelfth Judicial District et al. (re rights of members of terminated Indian tribe to Bureau of Indian Affairs services); #58 Associated Students of Eastern Montana College vs. Montana Board of Education (re sex discrimination in pay); #60 42nd Legislature vs. Lennon (re apportionment); #69 Montana vs. Warm Springs Hospital Independent Union (re strike); #70 Peter Kiewit Sons Company vs. Montana Department of Revenue et al. (re contractors license and gross receipts tax); #71 United States vs. Montana et al. (re public contractors license tax)
RESTRICTED
1966-1973
7 / 7
Docket 12, #78 Lambros et al. vs. Otto et al. (re proposed buildings at confluence of Rattlesnake Creek and Clark Fork River, Missoula); #81 Montana vs. Walter Thomas Cooper (re assaults against highway patrolmen); #83 Larry P. High Pine vs. Montana (re right of Indians to wear long hair in prison); #97 Associated Students of Montana State University vs. Montana (re stadium and physical education building); #100 Montana vs. Burkland Studs Inc. (re air pollution from tepee burners); #102 David Edwin Burham vs. Montana (re felony conviction); #104 In matter of Consolidation Coal Company's Bull Mountain test pit (re mine reclamation); #111 Montana ex rel. Nybo vs. First Judicial District (re contributions to Save Our State)
1970-1972
7 / 8
Docket 12, #166 Huffman vs. Montana Supreme Court et al. (re "diploma privilege" of graduates of University of Montana Law School)
1973
7 / 9
Docket 12, #167 Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Flathead Reservation et al. vs. John C. Moe et al. (tax-free cigarettes of Indian reservation); #301
RESTRICTED
1972-1975
7 / 10
Docket 12, #149 Huffman et al. vs. Harrison (re "diploma privilege" of graduates of University of Montana Law School); #151 Montana vs. Lucero (re competent defense by public defender); #155 Montana vs. First National Bank and Larish (re appropriation of public money for private use); #157 Montana ex rel. Cashmore and Burger vs Anderson (re Constitutional Convention, 1971); #161 National Indemnity Company and University of Montana vs. Carey Matovich Yunker et al. (re insurance of Montana Kaimin board); #168 Doman vs. State Board of Education (re dismissal of Montana Tech professor); #179 Department of Highways vs. Department of Agriculture (re diversion of highway trust funds due to nonpayment of State Motor Pool deficit)
1972-1977
7 / 11
Docket 12, #191 Espeland vs. Teachers Retirement System (re base year); #192 Gate City Savings and Loan vs. Dowdall et al. (re foreign association branches in Montana); #253 Woodahl vs. Board of Natural Resources and Conservation (re right of agencies to hire legal counsel; includes material on suit against Intake Water Company); #260 Williams vs. Yellowstone County Commissioners (re justice of peace salaries); #266 In matter of application of American Smelting and Refining Company ... for varience to hire non-resident attorney to provide technical assistance); #280 Brown vs. Gallatin County Commissioners (re salaries of county officials); #285 Montana ex rel. Woodahl vs. Matador Ranch (re ownership by Montana State University); #Montana vs.l Rhodes and Shields (re interference with juror by public official)
1971-1979
7 / 11a
Docket 12, #315 Montana vs. glidden (re rape conviction); #323 Jane Doe vs. Deschamps et al. (re abortion law); #339 Montana vs. Thomas Powers (re misappropriation of Warm Springs Hospital patients' funds); #374 United States vs. Big Horn Low Line Canal (re water rights); #381 Montana vs. Merseal (re attempted assault); #383 Board of Regents vs. Thomas Judge (re power to spend independent of legislature); #391 Sourdough Land and Cattle Company vs. Montana Educational Broadcasting Commission (re state leasing); #411 Montana vs. Thomson (re possession and sale of dangerous drugs); #436 John Doe vs. Dolores Colburg (re funding of physical and psychological services); #446 Montana vs. Harold Armstrong (re Montana Defenders Project); #478 Montana vs. Emmett (re appeal of sentence)
1971-1979
7 / 12
Docket 14 #6 Harold Armstrong vs. Richard L. Anderson (re deliberate homicide)
1977-1978
7 / 13-14
Eastern Montana College of Education (re issuance of bachelor of arts degree; use of student fees to finance buildings; includes articles of incorporation of Educational Foundation)
1953-1974
7 / 15-18
Education, Board of (includes revocation of teacher's certificate)
1963-1976
7 / 19-22
Elections (includes memo re Communist Party candidates on ballot, 1968)
1964-1970
8 / 1-2
Elections
1971-1978
8 / 3
Electrical Safety Board
1965-1972
8 / 4
Emergency planning: floods (re Pondera County Canal and Reservoir Company; includes memo "Transfer of Reclamation Projects to Settlers")
1964
8 / 5
Employment (includes bylaws of Eastern Montana Regional Mental Health Board)
1969-1970
8 / 6
Environment (re proposed Tongue River railroad; Washington weather modification program, etc.; includes memo re enforcement of environmental laws)
1977
8 / 7
Equal Rights Amendment
1976
8 / 8
Equalization, Board of
1964-1972
8 / 9
Escheated estates
1962-1964
8 / 10
Estates (re Emma Offerdal bequest of Montana Children's Center; Max Olive Subdivision in Ravalli County; etc.)
1966-1976
8 / 11
Examiner, State/State Bank Examiner (re proposed Yellowstone Bank, Absarokee)
1967-1971
8 / 12-14
Examiners, Board of
1963-1977
8 / 15
Examiners, Board of: Carson Addition, Capitol Complex
1970-1971
8 / 16
Examiners, Board of: personnel
1974
8 / 17
Extradition
1963-1975
8 / 18
Harrison Fagg (re alleged misuse of public funds re 1970 agreements with Crow Indian Tribe)
1972
8 / 19-21
Federal agencies (re KULR-TV; VISTA; alleged discrimination against Indians by Missoula Business College; food stamps; proposed Milk River Rock Festival; Fort Belknap Agency; tribal court orders; funeral homes; Corporation for Montana Public Television; dishonorable military discharges)
1970-1975
8 / 22
Firearms (re guns)
1971-1973
8 / 23-25
Fire departments (includes correspondence with State Fire Marshal)
1963-1974
8 / 27
Fire Marshal (includes monthly status reports)
1973-1975, 1978
8 / 28-30
Fish and Game, Department of (re fishing on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation; Montana Outfitters and Guides Association; Warden Supervisor James A. Ford poaching charges; Big Sky of Montana project; Wayfarer Park; Montana Passenger Tramway Safety Board (ski lifts); women game wardens; Environmental Impact Statements)
1963-1972
9 / 1-2
Fish and Game, Department of (re Montana Trout Growers Association; anti-mining article in Montana Outdoors; resident vs. nonresident hunter fees; etc.)
1973-1976
9 / 3
Flathead Community College
1970-1973
9 / 4
Fluoridation of water
1970-1972
9 / 5-6
Forensic Science, Board/System
1971-1978
9 / 7
Forester, State
1963-1964
9 / 8
Forests (re traffic rules on roads; fees for Anaconda Company right of way on Alice Creek; etc.)
1967-1974
9 / 9
Galen State Hospital
1973
9 / 10
Gasoline price discrimination
1956-1958
9 / 11-20
Gambling
1959-1977
9 / 21
Gambling: Cascade County
1957
9 / 22
Gambling: Missoula County
1957
9 / 23
Gambling: Silver Bow County
1957-1958
9 / 24
Gambling: research (re Bonanza machines; coin-operated machines; pangeni; Hickey Law; bingo; Montana vs. Cox; raid in Anaconda; narcotics investigation coordination; card games in Missoula; history of gambling in Montana; investigators reports; etc.)
1966-1969
9 / 25
Governor, Office of (re alleged Bozeman police harassment of political activists; sale of water from Corps of Engineers reservoirs; women's protective laws; right-to-know; etc.)
1966-1978
9 / 26
Governor's Crime Control Commission
1971-1972
9 / 27
Governor's Mansion construction
1959
9 / 28
Grass Conservation Commission (re Buggy Creek, Angela, Willow Creek, and Smith Creek grazing districts;
1964-1965
9 / 29
Hail Insurance, State Board of
1965-1971
9 / 30-31
Health, State Board of (re Linda Vista subdivision, Great Falls; pollution of Flathead Lake and Flathead River; water and sewer facilities on Indian reservations; cooperative planning for mentally retarded; mine pollution of Virginia Creek; includes Montana Water Pollution Control Council minutes; and testimony before Division of Hospital Facilities on care of elderly; nursing homes; vital registration system; water pollution and sewage regulations; Butte Water Company; sanitarian for Glacier National Park; Free Enterprise Radon Health Mine, Boulder)
1963-1966
10 / 1-2
Health, State Board of (re public right to see agency records; Water Pollution Control Act; flouridation; sterilization and Board of Eugenics; mental health centers; Big Mountain ski resort sewer system; Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation sanitation system; air pollution control; pollution of Clark Fork River; junk cars as rip-rap; pipeline stream crossings; Indian adoptions; solid waste disposal; etc.)
1967-1970
10 / 3
Health, State Board of: Thompson Law (re regulation of hospitals)
1949
10 / 4
Health, State Board of: water pollution (re C & C Plywood Company, Kalispell)
1965
10 / 5-6
Health, State Department of (re pollution of Rattlesnake Creek, Missoula by Dennis Washington; logging damage to Polson water source by Salish and Kootenai Indian tribes; name changes by Indian tribal court; air pollution by teepee burners; sewer lagoons; Galen State Hospital and Montana Nurses Association; state refuse disposal law; etc.)
1971
10 / 7
Health, State Department of: Blackfeet Indian tribal jail
1968
10 / 8
Health, State Department of: enforcement
1968-1969
10 / 9
Health, State Department of: feedlot regulations
1970
10 / 10
Health, State Department of: hospital sprinkler systems
1971
10 / 11
Health, State Department of: legislature
1968-1969
10 / 12
Health, State Department of: Mussleshell Valley Home
1967-1968
10 / 13-14
Health, State Department of: nursing labor relations
1968
10 / 15-17
Health, State Department of: pollution (includes air pollution in Billings and Missoula)
1965-1971
10 / 18
Health, State Department of: Rocky Mountain Phosphates, Inc., Garrison pollution (includes Air Pollution and the Law: a Case Study, by Rick Vance)
1967-1970
10 / 19
Health, State Department of: water pollution (includes study of Clark Fork River water quality, 1970)
1967-1971
10 / 20-21
Health and Environmental Sciences, Department of (re ambient air sampling, Anaconda Company smelter; name changes by Indian tribal court; conditions in county jails; proposed Huntley Project health center; Criminal Investigation Laboratory; water pollution; etc.; includes "Air and Water Pollution and the Feedlot Industry: a Statement of Objectives and Proposed Regulations")
1972
10 / 22
Health and Environmental Sciences, Department of (re conditions in county jails; abortion; West Gallatin River pollution; Junked Car Program; nursing homes; etc.)
1973-1976
10 / 23
Hearing Aid dispensers Licensing Board
1969-1974
10 / 24-25
Highway Commission (re Indian Caves Area, Billings; billboards; etc.)
1964-1972
10 / 26
Highway Patrol Board
1967-1969
11 / 1-13
Highway Patrol Board/Bureau
1972-1978
11 / 14
Highways, Department of
1973-1976
11 / 15
Historical Society
1965-1978
11 / 16
Horse Racing Commission
1967-1972
11 / 17
Human Rights Commission
1978
11 / 18
Identification Bureau (re security and privacy; etc.)
1977-1978
11 / 19-20
Indians (re taxation; state enforcement of health and sanitation requirements on Indian land; taxation; St. Labre Mission; shared jurisdiction; alleged violation of civil rights on Flathead Reservation; etc.; includes minutes of Inter-Tribal Policy Board Alcoholism Conference; memo by charles F. Moses on jurisdiction in criminal cases)
RESTRICTED
1964-1967
11 / 21
Indians (re weed control; non-Indians on Flathead Reservation land; flathead Reservation recreational use permit; St. Labre Mission; Indian motorists; tribal game wardens; cigarette taxation; tribal law enforcement vehicles taxation; arrest of non-Indians on tribal land; state income tax; Indian sovereignty; etc.)
RESTRICTED
1969-1972
11 / 22
Indians (re status of Hays and Fort Belknap Reservation; distribution of Law Enforcement Assistance Administration funds on reservations; fishing rights on Flathead Lake; Flathead Reservation recreational use permit; enforcement of strip mine reclamation laws on Northern Cheyenne Reservation; Citizens Against Discrimination; tribal court orders for psychological evaluation; American Indian Movement (AIM); St. Labre Mission; etc.)
1973-1974
11 / 23
Indians (re proposed Crow Law and Order Code; Moe vs. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe; etc.)
1975-1976
11 / 23
Indians (re proposed Crow Law and Order Code; Moe vs. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe; etc.)
1975-1976
11 / 24
Indians (re eligibility of tribes for coal impact grants; state taxation of property on reservations; law enforcement problems, East Glacier; tribal water use codes on Flathead Reservation; licensing of tribal vehicles; etc.)
RESTRICTED
1976-1977
12 / 1
Indians (re jurisdiction of Blackfeet Tribal Court over School Disbrict #9; Montana vs. Petronella Spotted Wolf, re Aid for Dependant Children; law enforcement in Poplar and Lodge Grass; strip mines on Northern Cheyenne Reservation; etc.)
1978
12 / 2
Indians: Flathead Reservation recreational use permit
1972
12 / 3
Indians: taxation
RESTRICTED
1976-1977
12 / 4
Industrial Accident Board
1963-1972
12 / 5
Informal opinions: index
undated
12 / 6-25
Informal opinions
1957-1978
12a / 1
Information Systems Task Force (re right to privacy; includes Privacy and Security Task Force minutes; "Inventory of State Records Relating to People" "The Montana Privacy Act of 1974"; lists of committee members; "An Introduction to Basic Information Needs in Montana", by William S. Strizich; etc.)
1974
12a / 2-3
Institutions, Board of (includes statement of Attorney General Forrest Anderson re expulsion of war veteran's widows from State Soldiers' Home; alleged discrimination against Indians in state institutions; union at Warm Springs Hospital; insurance; etc.)
1963-1970
12a / 4
Institutions, Custodial (re U.S. Bureau of Health, Education and Welfare charges of discrimination against Indians at state institutions)
1967
12a / 5-7
Institutions, Department of (re State Prison furlough program; assault on Prison staff; regional mental health centers; Montana Drug Program; attorney-client mail; alleged abuse of Pine Hills student; sterilization; disposition of Montana Children's Center property; alcoholism treatment for Reservation Indians; collecting from Indian estates; includes list of foreign nationals incarcerated in State Prison, 1978)
1971-1978
12a / 8-10
Insurance
1963-1972
12b / 1-3
Insurance: Blue Cross
1967-1974
13 / 1
Insurance: Blue Cross
1975-1974
13 / 2
Insurance: Montana Physicians' Service
1967-1972
13 / 3-4
Insurance: Blue Shield/Montana Physicians' Service
1973-1975
13 / 5
Insurance: other
1973-1974
13 / 6
Intake Water Company vs. Yellowstone River Compact Commission (includes minutes of 21st annual meeting and 20-22nd annual reports of Commission)
1971-1973
13 / 7
Intergovernmental Relations, Department of (re Dillon airport administration buildings; Crow Planning Project)
1973
13 / 8
Interlocal agreements (includes list of agreements approved by Attorney General's Office, 1970)
1969-1976
13 / 9
Inter-Tribal Policy Board (Indian)
1976
13 / 10-11
Investigation, Communication and Identification Division, Criminal Investigation Laboratory (re gambling; narcotics; etc.; includes monthly status reports)
1973-1974
13 / 12
Joint Merit System
1971-1972
13 / 13
Justices and judiciary
1978
13 / 14
Justices of the Peace
1969-1975
13 / 15-16
Juveniles (re Judge Lester H. Loble; Loble Law)
1964-1976
13 / 17
Kidnapping (re culpability of conspirators in escape if escape results in homicide)
undated
13 / 18-20
Labor
1965-1977
13 / 21-22
Labor and Industry, Department of (re validity of laws for protection of women which conflict with Civil Rights Act of 1964; Equal Rights Amendment (ERA); Stan Stephens and Industrial Accident Board; etc.)
1967-1976
13 / 23
Labor and Industry: Workmen's Compensation Division (re IRS summons of legislative auditor's records on Division)
1974
13 / 24
Land Board (re Madison Buffalo Jump; sale of East Bench Irrigation District land; etc.)
1963-1964
13 / 25
Land Commissioners, State Board of (re meeting items; includes "Analysis of Conditions of Easements upon State Land to the Anaconda Company" in Lincoln Heddleston area)
1970-1975
13 / 26
Landlord-Tenant Act (re legislation proposed by James D. Waltermire)
1976
13 / 27-30
Law enforcement (re McCone County Livestock Protective Association; legality of arrests based on teletype warrants; arrests of foreigners; traffic control at Colstrip; corruption in Butte; consitutionality of electronic surveillance; Montana Legal Services Association; etc.)
1962-1970
14 / 1-3
Law enforcement (re Law Enforcement Academy; Peace Officers Standards and Training Task Force; Communication Equipment Task Force; etc.)
1971-1976
14 / 4-7
Law Enforcement Academy (re Law Enforcement Academy Adivsory Council; includes "A Judge's Views on Llaw Enforcement Education and Training", by E. Gardner Brownlee)
1968-1978
14 / 8
Law Enforcement Act of 1965
1965
14 / 9
Law Enforcement Advisory Council
1973
14 / 10
Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) (re John Birch Society; etc.)
1976
14 / 11-27
Law Enforcement Conference
1957-1975
14 / 28
Law Enforcement Services Division
1977-1978
14 / 29-31
Law Enforcement Teletype System Bureau
1971-1974
15 / 1-2
Law Enforcement Teletype System Bureau
1974-1978
15 / 3
Law Library, State
1977
15 / 4-7
Laws
1963-1976
15 / 8
Leases
1968
15 / 9
Legal services
1967-1971
15 / 10
Legislation (includes "Montana Constitutional and Statutory Provisions Relating to Bill Drafting" by Jim Johnson)
1957-1959
15 / 11-23
Legislation and legislation proposed
1963-1978
15 / 24
Legislation: Attorney General's proposed law (re creation of Division of Criminal Investigation and Law Enforcement Standards Council, and abolishing Law Enforcement Teletypewriter Communications Commission, etc.)
1970-1971
15 / 25
Legislation: Constitutional Convention
1972
15 / 26
Legislation: drafted by Attorney General's Office
1972-1973
15 / 27
Legislation: Forest Service roads (includes "Imposition of Traffic Regulations upon Forest Development Roads" by Robert L. Woodahl, 1970)
1965-1970
15 / 28
Legislation: Highway Patrol
1973
15 / 29
Legislation: Registrar of Motor Vehicles
1968-1969
15 / 30
Legislative Auditor
1970-1978
16 / 1-2
Legislative Council (includes Administrative Code Committee)
1967-1977
16 / 3
Legislature
1975-1977
16 / 4
Library, Montana State
1964-1972
16 / 5-8
Licenses
1963-1972
16 / 9
Licenses: veterinarians
1976
16 / 10
Liquor Control Board
1963-1972
16 / 11-15
Livestock Commission (includes "Cattle Rustling and the Law" by Charles F. Moses; summary of cases involving Livestock Commission; powers of livestock inspectors; estalishment of Prior Mountains Wild Horse Range; search and seizure; etc.)
1963-1973
16 / 16
Livestock Sanitary Board
1967-1970
16 / 17
Local government
1977
16 / 18
Lotteries
1972, undated
16 / 19
McLean Garden Tracts (re White Squaw Island, Missouri River, Great Falls; includes abstract of title)
1963-1968
16 / 20-26
Marriage and divorce (includes authority of tribal judge to perform marriages)
1963-1976
16 / 27
Marriage and divorce: laws (includes summation of Montana divorce laws)
1967-1968
16 / 28
Marriage and divorce: support
1967-1970
17 / 1
Marriage and divorce: support
1971-1972
17 / 2
Medical Examiners, Board of
1970-1971
17 / 3
Miles Community College
1968-1969
17 / 4
Military Affairs, Department of
1976-1978
17 / 5
Milk Control Board
1969
17 / 6-7
Mines and mining (re Free Enterprise Uranium-Radon Mine, Boulder; Zweifel International Prospectors; etc.)
1963-1976
17 / 8
Mollenberg vs.Rocky Mountain Phosphates, Inc. (includes report on air pollution, 1964, by Donald R. Goodwin; and "Diffusion Estimates for Garrison, Montana")
1964-1965
17 / 9-10
Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology (includes report to Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools, 1964)
1967-1974
17 / 11
Montana County Attorneys' Association
1973-1975
17 / 12
Montana Criminal Law Enforcement Research Center
1978
17 / 13
Montana Drug Program
1972
17 / 14-19
Montana State College/Montana State University, Bozeman (re searches of student rooms; racial discrimination in Bozeman; land exchange; use of Fort Ellis military reservation; Professor Robert O. Bowen's critique of Professor Leslie Fiedler; Angela Davis; abortion; Student Guide to Sex on Campus; Gallatin Council on Health and Drugs; use of university facilities for relgious services; etc.)
1963-1977
17 / 20
Montana State University, Bozeman: Employee Craft Council strike (includes master and supplemental contracts and reports)
1972
17 / 21
Montana State University, Bozeman: stadium contract
1973
17 / 22
Montana Territorial Centennial Commission
1961-1966
17 / 23
Montana Territorial Centennial Train (includes photocopies of related materials, 1964-1969)
1964-1970
17 / 24-26
Montana University System (re The Student as Nigger; Students for a Democratic Society; search and seizure; Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC); President Robert Pantzer; American Association of University Professors; Vietnam moratorium; Montana Kaiman; Montana Public Interest Research Group; confidentiality of student records; etc.)
1966-1973
17 / 27
Morticians, State Board of
1966-1968
17 / 28
Motor Vehicles, Registrar of
1965-1969
18 / 1-3
Motor Vehicles, Registrar of (includes history and organization; labor contracts; etc.)
1970-1974
18 / 4
Motor Vehicle Division, Registrar's Bureau
1975-1977
18 / 5
Mortgages
1963-1964
18 / 6
Motari, Lawrence J. (re Great Falls police investigations)
1950-1958
18 / 7-9
Narcotics (includes report on drug problem and law enforcement at University of Montana; etc.)
1966-1977
18 / 10-11
Natural Resources and Conservation, Department of (re Utility Siting Act; condemnation by utility company; Yellowstone River Compact Commission; construction of utility line from Missoula to Hamilton; "Inventory and Quantification of Federal Water Rights: a Better Way to Federal-State Relations"; Bitterroot Conservation District; state jurisdiction over Indian reserved water rights; etc.)
1972-1982
18 / 12
Nelson, Wilburn A. (re proposed hearing for convicted rapist)
1959-1961
18 / 13
Nepotism
1963-1968
18 / 14
Nixon, Richard
1973-1974
18 / 15
Northern Montana College
1972-1973
18 / 16
Nuclear waste legislation
1982
18 / 17
Nurses
1973-1974
18 / 18
Nursing, State Board of (re Montana Nurses Association; etc.)
1965-1977
18 / 19-27
Official opinions (Vol. 33, #1 thru 37, #67)
1969-1977
18a / 1-10
Official opinions (Vol. 37, #37-163)
1977-1978
19 / 1-3
Official opinions (Vol. 37, #164-179)
1978
19 / 4
Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (re taxation of Indians and Indian tribes for royalty oil)
RESTRICTED
1966
19 / 5
Oil and gas interests: Toole County
1958-1959
19 / 6-7
Pardons and paroles
1967-1974
19 / 8
Pardons, Board of (re shock treatment, etc.)
1978
19 / 9
Peticides (re proposed closed hearing on pesticide legislation; etc.; includes "Resume of Proposed Pesticide Legislation Developed by the Legislative Council Subcommittee on Pesticides")
1970, 1973
19 / 10
Pharmacy, Board of
1963-1972
19 / 11
Planning Board State / Department of Planning and Economic Development
1964-1971
19 / 12
Police Task Force
1976
19 / 13-14
Pollution (re Rocky Mountain Phosphates, Inc., Garrison; Anaconda Company request for easements on state lands; Alice Creek drainage of Blackfoot River; Big Sky of Montana ski resort; gravel washing on Pondera Creek; etc.)
1970-1976
19 / 15
Poore, Robert A. (re United States vs. Montana; Kiewit vs. State Board)
1972-1976
19 / 16-18
Pornography (includes draft obscenity bill)
1972-1976
19 / 19
Poultry (re Poultry Improvement Board; etc.)
1956, undated
19 / 20-22
Prisoners
1963-1968
19 / 23
Privacy and security
1978
19 / 24
Professional and Occupational Licensing, Department of
1973-1978
19 / 25
Prostitution
1969-1973
19 / 26
Prudential Diversified Services (re violations of Montana Bank Law)
1960
19 / 27
Psychologist Examiners, State Board of
1971-1972
19 / 28
Public Education, Board of
1977
19 / 29
Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
1964-1970
20 / 1-2
Public Instruction, Department of
1963-1974
20 / 3
Public Service Commission
1969
20 / 4
Public utilities (re Northern Electric Co-op, Inc.; etc.)
1967-1974
20 / 5
Railroad Commissioners (re Yellowstone Water Company; etc.)
1971
20 / 6
Real Estate Commission
1964-1972
20 / 7
Reapportionment
1965, 1973
20 / 8
Regents, Board of
1965-1967
20 / 9
Republican Party
1975
20 / 10
Requests for information (re Montana Snowmobile Association; Posse Comitatus in Lincoln County; etc.)
1964-1978
20 / 11
Residency
1975-1976
20 / 12
Resolutions (re construction of addition to Veterans and Pioneers Building (Montana Historical Society); Capitol remodelling; ROTC at universities; Silver Bow County emergency budget; etc.)
1965
20 / 13
Revenue, Department of
1973-1978
20 / 14-19
Revenue, Department of: tax fraud (re failure of banks to pay assessments on personal property; includes banks in Absarokee, Anaconda, Big Sandy, Billings, Boulder, Bridger, Browning, Butte, Choteau, Columbia Falls, Columbus, Deer Lodge, Fairfield, Fairview, Fromberg, Great Falls, Hamilton, Hardin, Kalispell, Laurel, Libby, Missoula, Plains, Red Lodge, Ronan, Roundup, Sheridan, Stevensville, Superior, Thompson Falls, Three Forks, Townsend, White Sulphur Springs, Worden)
RESTRICTED
1973-1976
20 / 20
Riddick, Merrill K.
1968
20 / 21
Roads (re road abandonment)
1963-1964
20 / 22
Ruckelshaus vs. Sierra Club (re Montana and the Environmental Protection Act)
1973
20 / 23-24
Salaries
1962-1974
20 / 25
Sanders County General Hospital, Hot Springs (re closure)
1974
20 / 26
School bonds
1966-1967
20 / 27
School district transfer (re proposed transfer of part of School District 17 Culbertson to School District 55 Brockton to allow Indian children to go to school on Fort Peck Reservation)
1956
20 / 28
School transportation
1956
20 / 29
School trust lands (re request by Dorothy Bradley and Center for the Public Interest on Natural Areas Act; includes several reports)
1975-1978
20 / 30
Schools
1963-1964
21 / 1-7
Schools (includes use of public school buildings for relgious functions; Hutterites; etc.)
1964-1977
21 / 8
Science and Technology Task Force (re Forensic Medicine Laboratory; Governor's Crime Control Commission; includes "Observations on Autopsies in Montana based on the Montana Death Certificate", by John C. Wilson; etc.)
1970
21 / 9
Secretary of State
1964-1978
21 / 10
Snowmobiles
1970
21 / 11
Social and Rehabilitation Services, Department of
1973-1978
21 / 12
Social service and conditions (re battered wives; Montana Association of Churches; etc.)
1977
21 / 13
Soil conservation
1967-1968
21 / 14
Soil Conservation Committee (re weed control districts; etc.)
1963-1965
21 / 15
Soldiers' Home / Veterans' Home
1963-1968
21 / 16
State-agency retained attorneys
1973
21 / 17
State Hospital / Warm Springs State Hospital (re assignement of female attendants to violent patients; etc.)
1963-1978
21 / 18
State Hospital: Warm Springs Store lease
1962-1963
21 / 19
State Industrial School for Boys / Pine Hills School
1966, 1974
21 / 20-24
State Lands and Investments, Department of (re Hutterites; construction of dike on Yellowstone River by Harold Sterhan; Montana Trust and Legacy Fund; Hill County Water District; Madison Buffalo Jump; legal nature of state lands; Yellowtail Dam; unsurveyed Yellowstone River islands; proposed amendment to Enabling Act; oil and gas wells on Agricultural Experiment Station land; subdivision; etc.)
1963-1969
22 / 1-10
State Lands and Investments, Department of (re Montana Real Estate Commission; federal condemnation of Frank Lock ranch; subdivision; mining reclamation; unsurveyed Yellowstone River islands; wilderness status for Lincoln Ranger District back country; Whitefish Lake landfill; Open Cut Mining Act; Decker Coal Company; Tri-county Ranchers Association; Northern Plains Resource Council; Bonneville Power Administration transmission line easement and Green Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District; oil and gas leases on Coal Creek State Forest; public access to leased lands; Stillwater Protective Association and Montana Wilderness Association; U.S. vs. Tongue River Water Users; hunting on state lands; Alice Creek easement to Anaconda Company; etc.)
1970-1982
22 / 11-13
State Lands and Investments, Department of: Alice Creek easement to Anaconda Company (re Heddleston Mining District; hearings; includes "Report on the Heddleston Area Development")
1970
22 / 14
State Lands and Investments, Department of: Civil Rights clause in clear lists
1968
22 / 15
State Lands and Investments, Department of: Denison Mines uranium lease
1967
22 / 16
State Lands and Investments, Department of: East Bench Irrigation District, Beaverhead County
1961
22 / 17
State Lands and Investments, Department of: Goose Lake, Sheridan County (re navigability)
1963-1965
22 / 18
State Lands and Investments, Department of: Governor's Committee to Study the Diversified Uses of State-Owned Lands
1968
22 / 19
State Lands and Investments, Department of: leases and cancellations of leases
1962-1963
22 / 20
State Lands and Investments, Department of: Madison Buffalo Jump State Monument land exchange
1965-1966
22 / 21
State Lands and Investments, Department of: Mental Health Center, Billings
1967
22 / 22
State Lands and Investments, Department of: non-compliance
1978
22 / 23
State Lands and Investments, Department of: oil and gas unit agreements (re Homestake Sunburst Sand Unit, Coral Creek Deep Unit, and Cedar Creek Anticlime Unit)
1961-1962
22 / 24
State Lands and Investments, Department of: Sarpy Creek-Westmoreland strip mining
1973
22 / 25
State Lands and Investments, Department of: Yellowstone River island (re jurisdiction)
1962-1964
22 / 26
State Printing (re legality of the state doing its own printing)
1969-1970
23 / 1-2
State Prison (re 1969 prison disturbance; prison records; Manpower Development Training Act project; living conditions; death of Larry Cheadle; transfer of old state prison to City of Deer Lodge as historic site; construction of chapel and slaughterhouse; etc.; includes population statistics, 1963-1967)
1963-1978
23 / 3
State Prison: riot
1959
23 / 4
State Treasurer
1965-1974
23 / 5
Sunset Memorial Gardens of Montana (cemetery)
1971-1973
23 / 6
Supreme Court
1967-1978
23 / 7-9
Taxation (includes county taxation of improvements and inventory of foreign corporation on Blackfeet Indian Reservation; etc.)
RESTRICTED
1963-1977
23 / 10
Teachers
1964-1968
23 / 11
Teachers Retirement System
1963-1972
23 / 12
Unemployment Compensation Commission
1964-1969
23 / 13
Uniform Commercial Code
1964-1969
23 / 14
Unions (includes "Address by Stanley E. Thompson, ...of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers" AFL-CIO convention, Glasgow, 1968)
1967-1968
23 / 15
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (re federal Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974)
1975
23 / 16
University, Montana State / University of Montana (re Alumni Association; building inspection report; etc.)
1963-1966
23 / 17-21
University of Montana (re The Student as Nigger; American Association of University Professors; University of Montana Foundation; Deer Lodge Research Unit drug testing studies; Montana Defender Project; student occupation of Reserve Officers Traning Corps (ROTC) offices; on-campus military recruitment; Montana Criminal Law Enforcement Research Center; etc.)
1967-1977
24 / 1
University of Montana: Montana Kaiman (re charges of pornography)
1966, 1977
24 / 2
Vacation leave
1967-1974
24 / 3
Veterans (re payment of burial benefits for veterans of peacetime service; War Veterans' Compensation Bonds; World War I veterans; etc.)
1964-1968
24 / 4-5
Vocational rehabilitation (includes Swan River Youth Forest Camp; etc.)
1964-1968
24 / 6
Voting machines
1958
24 / 7
Voting Rights Act of 1970 (re right of 18-year-olds to vote)
1970
24 / 8
Water (re state's rights to water within its own borders; Montana State Water Conservation Board preferential right under federal reclamation laws; Havre-shelby and Canyon Ferry-Great Falls transmission lines; groundwater code; etc.)
1950
24 / 9
Water: Hell Creek-Fox Hills Aquifer
1962-1967
24 / 10
Water and water conservation
1963-1978
24 / 11
Water and water courses (re Four-State Legislative Conference Committee on Water and Related Resources; bitter Root Multiple Use Association protest of Bitter Root Valley Resource Conservation and Development Project; Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Waste Water Treatment Act; includes Montana Water Resources Board report "Proposed Water and Related Land Resources Plan for Montana")
1967-1970
24 / 12
Water Conservation Board (re Sidney Water Users' Association; State Land Board's Tongue River land exchange; etc.)
1963-1966
24 / 13
Water Pollution Council (includes memo re classification of streams for pollution)
1958, undated
24 / 14
Water Resources Board
1971
24 / 15
Welfare
1968-1972
24 / 16-17
Welfare, Department of Public
1963-1970
24 / 18
West Yellowstone Study Commission
1977-1978
24 / 19
Wildlife
1969-1973

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Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
24 / 20-37
Vol. 37 Nos. 1-179
1977-1978
24 / 38-44
Vol. 38 Nos. 1-79
1979-1980

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Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
24 / 45-49
Press releases
1957-1978

Reports Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
24 / 50-51
Annual reports of private foundations exempt from income tax (includes Allan Foundation; Anaconda Elks Youth Activity Trust; Bert Elliott Trust; Casey Family Program; Cobb Foundation; Frank Hervey Cook Estate; Copulos Family Hospital Trust; Cowley Endowment)
RESTRICTED
1973-1977
25 / 1-6
Annual reports of private foundations exempt from income tax (includes Dufresne Foundation; Edith L. Brown Scholarship Trust; Edith Slack Scholarship Fund; Edna M. Ogline Charitable Trust; Edward P. Maronick Charitable Foundation; Michael M. English; Gary J. Gallagher Foundation; George M. Harris and Faye Taber Harris Charitable Founcation; Grace Miller Crumley Trust; Great Falls Board of Insurors Foundation; Griffis Scholarship Foundation; Harvey Carter Scholarship Trust; Hawkins Scholarship Foundation; Haynes Foundation; Heisey Foundation; Hill Foundation; Historic Landmark Society of Montana; Holter Research Foundation)
RESTRICTED
1973-1977
25 / 7-12
Annual reports of private foundations exempt from income tax (includes Ila B. Dousman Trust; J.A. McGowan Foundation; Jack W. Thompson Foundation Trust; Jane Buttrey Memorial Trust; John R. Tkach, M.D. Educational Trust; John JW. McKee Educational Trust; Jones Foundation; Joseph N. Blakenbaker Charitable Trust; Joseph T. Pardee Scholarship Foundation; Julius C. Peters, Jr. Foundation; Kenneth Christie Educational Fund; Leuthold Foundation; Lloyd Sweet Educational Foundation; McLaughlin Foundation; Montana Community Foundation; O.R. Rubie Foundation; Omega Foundation; John Papazian Educational Assistance Turst; Paul Clark Home; Pearl M. And Julia J. Harmon Foundation-Trust; Peter Nelson Charitable Foundation)
RESTRICTED
1973-1977
25 / 13-17
Annual reports of private foundations exempt from income tax (includes Ping Golden Age Trust Fund Foundation; Pioneer Memorial Scholarship Fund; Ray and Nell Johnson Scholarship Fund of Harlowton High School; Ray Foundation of Montana; Robert J. Ryan Foundation; Rock Foundation; St. Francis Episcopal Church Trust under will of Ethel Paterson; Sample Foundation; Schocknecht Charitable Trust; Stephen J. Maronick Charitable Foundation; Towe Foundation; Treacy Foundation; Verna Rudman Charitable Trust; W.J. Gallagher Foundation Trust; William E. Sears Foundation; William M. Ruffcorn Charitable Foundation)
RESTRICTED
1973-1977
25 / 18
Land Board examination made by William A. Brown (re land grants to Montana for public school purposes, including recommendations to prevent mismanagement and diversion of funds)
1959
25 / 19-20
Special assistant attorneys general monthly reports
1977-1978

Speeches Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
25 / 21
Forrest Anderson
1958, 1966
25 / 22
Robert Woodahl
1975
25 / 23
Mike Greely
1977-1980
26 / 1-2
Mike Greely
1978, 1980

Miscellany Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
26 / 3
Anaconda City Council statement re work reduction by Anaconda Company
1963
26 / 4
"Office of the Attorney General of the State of Montana" by Robert L. Woodahl (history; constitutional; statutory; and common law duties; and theory of office and personal evaluation)
undated
26 / 5
Attorney General's seminar for newly elected attorneys materials
1958
26 / 6
Contracts for payment of chaplaincy services
1961
26 / 7
Information to attorneys concerning role of Montana Bar Association with respect to legal aid to poor persons
1965
26 / 8
List of artifacts transferred to Museum
undated
26 / 9
List of maps transferred to Library Map Collection
undated
26 / 10
List of photographs transferred to Photograph Archives
undated
26 / 11
List of sound recordings transferred to Archives Sound Recordings Collection
undated
26 / 12
Montana Judicial District probate fees list (includes comparative minimum fee schedule, Montana Organized Bars)
1964
26 / 13
Montana State University President H.K. Newburn's report to State Board of Education re investigation of Dr. Morton Borden's speech, "Backwater of Birchism" (re John Birch Society)
1963
26 / 13a
Municipal bond proceedings manual
undated
26 / 14
Resolution of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Montana to amend the Veterans' Preference Law
1968
26 / 15
"Tips for Witnesses" and "O.E.O." by Charles F. Moses
1964, 1966

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Abortion
  • Academic freedom
  • Agriculture and state
  • Air--Pollution
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Bank mergers
  • Banks and banking
  • Banks and banking--Law and legislation
  • Blackfeet Indians--Politics and government
  • Capitols
  • Cemeteries
  • Chaplains, prison
  • Child welfare
  • Civil rights
  • Consumer protection
  • Corporation law
  • Corruption (in politics)
  • County attorneys
  • County government
  • Courts
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce
  • Educational laws and legislation
  • Education--Finance
  • Election law
  • Elections
  • Elections--Corrupt practices
  • Endowments
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental protection
  • Equality before the law
  • Family social work
  • Federal government
  • Fire fighters
  • Forest management
  • Forest roads
  • Gambling
  • Gasoline--Prices
  • Grazing districts
  • Hospitals
  • Hutterite Brethren
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • Indians oof North America--Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Industrial laws and legislation
  • Industry and state
  • Insurance
  • Irrigation
  • Journalism, college
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Labor disputes
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Labor unions
  • Law enforcement
  • Liquor laws
  • Local government
  • Medical care
  • Mines and mineral resources--Montana
  • Municipal government
  • Narcotics, control of
  • Nurses
  • Nursing homes
  • Nursing--Study and teaching
  • Oil and gas leases
  • Pharmacists
  • Phosphate mines and mining
  • Pollution
  • Pornography
  • Printing
  • Prison riots
  • Prisoners
  • Privacy, right of
  • Private schools
  • Prostitution
  • Public health
  • Public lands
  • Public utilities--Regulation
  • Public welfare
  • Religion in the public schools
  • Rustling
  • School boards
  • School bonds
  • School districts
  • School management and organization
  • School superintendents
  • Sewage disposal
  • Strip mining
  • Taxation
  • Undertakers and undertaking
  • Universities and colleges
  • Water districts
  • Water rights
  • Water--Pollution
  • Wildlife conservation--Law and legislation
  • Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Women--Rights of women
  • Geographical Names :
  • Alice Creek (Mont.)
  • Clark Fork (Mont. and Idaho)
  • East Bench Irrigation District (Beaverhead County, Mont.)
  • Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.)
  • Free Enterprise Uranium-Radon Mine (Boulder, Mont.)
  • Glacier National Park (Mont.)
  • Heddleston Mining District (Lewis And Clark County, Mont.)
  • Lincoln Mining District (Mont.)
  • Madison Buffalo Jump State Monument (Mont.)
  • Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Mont.)
  • Rattlesnake Creek (Mont.)
  • Rocky Boys Indian Reservation (Mont.)
  • Tongue River (Wyo. and Mont.)
  • Yellowstone River