Paul Chrisler Phillips papers, 1784-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Phillips, Paul Chrisler, 1883-1956
Title
Paul Chrisler Phillips papers
Dates
1784-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.5 linear feet, (13 archival boxes and 2 oversize containers)
Collection Number
Mss 375
Summary
Paul C. Phillips was a University of Montana history professor and historian of Northwest history in Missoula, Montana. This collection contains biographical information, correspondence, written work (published and unpublished), research files, legal documents, academic records, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to Phillips and his professional endeavors.
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
Sponsor
Funding for creating this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Paul Chrisler Phillips was born in Bloomfield, Indiana, in 1883. He spent his youth in Nebraska, but returned to Indiana with his family in 1895. There he entered high school and experimented with sheep raising and wheat growing.

His interests changed from farming to history and in 1906 he graduated with a degree in history from Indana University. He went on for his master's degree there and then received his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 1911. His doctoral dissertation was titled The West in the Diplomacy of the American Revolution.

In 1911 Phillips married Alice Martin of New Harmony, Indiana.

That same year he accepted a position as instructor in history at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. Before 1936 he was chairman of the department of History and Political Science at the University. In 1936 and 1937 he served as Executive Vice-President. He resigned his position late in 1937 following a published accusation that he assaulted a female Works Progress Administration employee. Phillips filed a libel suit against the former student who made the accusation public. The case was decided through a second jury trial in 1938, the finding in Phillips' favor. He immediately filed for reinstatement to the University but the Montana State Board of Education denied his application. Phillips subsequently filed suit against the State of Montana seeking reinstatement. This case reached the Montana Supreme Court, who, in 1944, directed that Phillips be reinstated to the University. During his time away from the University (1938 to 1945) Phillips was employed by several federal agencies and wrote biographies of famous Montanans for the Dictionary of American Biography. He returned to teaching at the University of Montana in 1946.

Over the course of his career Paul Phillips edited numerous books regarding Montana history and republication of historical Montana documents. He retired from the University in 1954 and died two years later on December 23, 1956.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains biographical information, correspondence, written work (published and unpublished), research files, legal documents, academic records, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to Paul C. Phillips and his professional endeavors. Most of the collection was created or collected by Phillips; however, some materials post-dating his death are included. These materials document Paul Phillips' life and work as one of Montana's earliest and most prominent professional historians as well as an active instructor and administrator for the University of Montana. the collection includes extensive records of Phillips' work with the Missoula County Planning Board regarding historical preservation efforts and community planning. Additionally, this collection includes transcriptions of Montana Pioneer-era diaries, memoirs, and documents--often the originals for which are lost, deteriorated beyond repair, or held in private collections.

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 not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Paul Chrisler Phillips 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:  Biographical, 1925-1982 Return to Top

2 folders

This series contains two folders. The first folder holds biographical information about Phillips including a hand-sketched family tree, a 16-page biographical narrative, a copy of his staff record following the 1952-1953 academic year, and a tribute written by Merrill G. Burlingame, published by Arizona and the West in 1982. The second folder contains an obituary clipping and funeral card fro Alice Phillips from 1976.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
1925-1982 and undated
1/2
1976

Series II:  Correspondence, 1881-1963Return to Top

0.5 linear feet

This series contains correspondence files relating to Paul Phillips' professioal endeavors and a few holiday greetings. Series materials are organized according to subject (rather than respondent) and document Phillips' general historical research, efforts to gather information on the biographical profiles he authored, and consultation with the Missoula County Planning Board regarding historical preservation efforts and community planning. Correspondents include publication editors, relatives of Phillips' biographical subjects, and fellow historians.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/3
Artists, Montana
1944-1955
1/4
Chaffin Family
1950
1/5
Diaries
1928-1932
1/6
Dictionary of American Biography: Carter, Thomas Henry
1927
1/7
Dictionary of American Biography: Clark, William A.
1927
1/8
Dictionary of American Biography: Craighead, Edwin B.
1927
1/9
Dictionary of American Biography: Daly, Marcus
1927
1/10
Dictionary of American Biography: DeLacy, W.W.
1928
1/11
Dictionary of American Biography: Edgerton, Sidney
1927-1930
1/12
Dictionary of American Biography: Gibson, Paris
1927-1952
1/13
Dictionary of American Biography: Hauser, Samuel T.
1930-1931
1/14
Dictionary of American Biography: Mullen, John
1933-1946
1/15
Dictionary of American Biography: Potts, Benjamin F.
1890-1947
1/16
Dictionary of American Biography: Sanders, Wilbur F.
1934-1935
1/17
Dictionary of American Biography: Toole, Edwin W.
1932-1933
1/18
Dictionary of American Biography: Toole, Joseph K.
1933-1936
1/19
Dictionary of American Biography: Wade, Decius S.
1933
1/20
Dictionary of American Biography, General
1925-1934
1/21
Doctors in Montana
1960-1962
1/22
Flathead Litigation, No. 61
1951-1956
1/23
MacDonald, Duncan
1915-1926
1/24
Marias Pass
1930-1933
1/25
Missoula County Planning Board, Federal Power Commission
1946
1/26
Missoula County Planning Board, Incinerator Project
1934-1936
1/27
Missoula County Planning Board, Island Project
1934-1936
1/28
Missoula County Planning Board, Montana State Planning Board
1935-1936
1/29
Missoula County Planning Board, Pacific Northwest Regional Planning Commission
1936
1/30
Missoula County Planning Board, Works Progress Administration
1936
1/31
Missoula County Planning Board, General
1934-1936
1/32
Northwest History Museum
1944-1950
1/33
Stuart, Granville
1881-1918
1/34
Vanderburgh, William Henry
1942-1943
1/35
General
1918-1963
11/20
Christmas cards
undated

Series III:  Writings, 1926 Return to Top

2.5 linear feet

This series contains Paul Phillips' writings, both published and unpublished. Most of the series consists of edited typescripts for a two-volume manuscript analyzing the history and cultural impacts of the North American fur trade. These typescripts exhibit notes from Phillips and his editor. Also included are both draft and final typescripts for articles on Montana Indian tribes, a manuscript regarding the history of allopathic medicine in Montana, and an article on William Henry Vanderburgh.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/36
Fur Trade in the Maumee-Wabash Country
1926
1/37
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript, Preface
undated
1/38
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript
undated
2/1
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript
undated
2/2
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript
undated
2/3
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript
undated
2/4
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript
undated
2/5
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript
undated
2/6
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript
undated
3/1
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript
undated
3/2
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript
undated
3/3
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript, Index
undated
3/4
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript, Footnotes
undated
3/5
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript, Footnotes
undated
3/6
Fur Trade, Volume II, Edited Typescript
undated
3/7
Fur Trade, Volume II, Edited Typescript
undated
4/1
Fur Trade, Volume II, Edited Typescript
undated
4/2
Fur Trade, Volume II, Edited Typescript
undated
4/3
Fur Trade, Volume II, Edited Typescript
undated
4/4
Fur Trade, Volume II, Edited Typescript
undated
4/5
Fur Trade, Volume I, Edited Typescript, Footnotes
undated
4/6
Fur Trade, Volume II, Edited Typescript, Index
undated
5/1
Fur Trade, Volume II, Edited Typescript, Bibliography
undated
5/2
Indian Tribes: History of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai
undated
5/3
Indian Tribes of Montana
undated
5/4
Indian Tribes of Montana
undated
5/5
Medicine in the Making of Montana, Typescript
undated
5/6
Medicine in the Making of Montana, Typescript
undated
5/7
Medicine in the Making of Montana, Typescript
undated
6/1
Medicine in the Making of Montana, Typescript
undated
6/2
Medicine in the Making of Montana, Typescript
undated
6/3
Vanderburgh, William Henry, Notes
undated
6/4
Vanderburgh, William Henry, Typescript
undated

Series IV:  Subjects, 1808-1960 Return to Top

1.75 linear feet

This series contains subject files documenting Paul Phillips' methods and findings as a historical researcher. Most series materials are focused upon Montana history. Materials include extensive sequences regarding Montana's early twentieth century consumer cooperative movement, Montana pioneer diary collections, Dictionary of American Biography subjects, land claim litigation brought by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and Missoula County Planning Board projects. The materials in this series document Phillips' historical research methodologies as one of Montana's earliest and most prominent professional historians. Additionally, these materials include transcriptions of Montana Pioneer-era diaries, memoirs, and documents--often the originals for which are lost, deteriorated beyond repair, or held in private collections. An original poll book records the voters and results of an election held in Hellgate (Montana Territory) Precinct on July 14, 1862; there is also the original petition to the territorial legislature that is signed by many prominent Montana citizens.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/5
Artists of Montana
undated
6/6
Camp Cooke
undated
6/7
Canyon Ferry Reservoir
1948
6/8
Chaffin Family
undated
6/9
Collins, Mrs. Nat
undated
6/10
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Bennett, F.A.
undated
6/11
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Benchland Famers Elevator Company
1913
6/12
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Farmers Grain Company
1913
6/13
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Great Western Mercantile Company
1914
6/14
Cooperative Movement in Montana, First Cooperative Congress
1916
6/15
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Second Cooperative Congress
1917
6/16
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Third Cooperative Congress
1918
6/17
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Third Cooperative Congress
1918
6/18
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Equity Cooperative
1915-1916
7/1
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Flathead County
1915
7/2
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Richland County
1915
7/3
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Farmers Protective Association, Inc.
1907
7/4
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Famers Society of Equity
undated
7/5
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Farm Loan Bill
1915
7/6
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Montana Grain Growers
1917-1919
7/7
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Montana Trade Journal
1915
7/8
Cooperative Movement in Montana, National Cooperative Society
undated
7/9
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Clippings
1915-1917
7/10
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Clippings
1913
7/11
Cooperative Movement in Montana, Organizational Papers
1917-1924
7/12
Diaries, Ainsworth, Mrs. F.L.
1849-1854 and undated
7/13
Diaries, Dinwiddie, David or John
1853
7/14
Diaries, Hickman, Richard
1852-1866
7/15
Diaries, Hodge, George
1851-1853
7/16
Dictionary of American Biography: Brantley, Theodore
undated
7/17
Dictionary of American Biography: DeLacy, Walter W.
undated
7/18
Dictionary of American Biography: Edgerton, Sydney
undated
7/19
Dictionary of American Biography: Gibson, Paris
undated
7/20
Dictionary of American Biography: Nelson, John
undated
7/21
Dictionary of American Biography: Potts, Benjamin
undated
7/22
Dictionary of American Biography: Sanders, Wilbur F.
undated
7/23
Dictionary of American Biography: Toole, Edwin W. and Joseph K.
undated
7/24
Dictionary of American Biography: Wade, Decius S.
undated
7/25
Doctors in Montana
1872-1958
7/26
Ferris, Warren
1836
7/27
Flathead Litigation, No. 61, Government Documents
1953-1959
7/28
Flathead Litigation, No. 61, Notes
undated
8/1
Military Forts
1877-1917
8/2
Frotier Magazine
1946
8/3
Fur Trade
undated
8/4
Healy, John
undated
8/5
Indians, Geneaology
undated
8/6
Indians, Literature
undated
8/7
Indians, General
1887-1952
8/8
Life in the Rocky Mountains
undated
8/9
Lo Lo (Lou Lou)
1888 and undated
8/10
MacDonald Family
1904-1922 and undated
8/11
MacKenzie, Alex, Earl of Selkirk
1808-1812
8/12
McCormick Family
1951
8/13
Meagher, Thomas
1864
8/14
Mining
undated
8/15
Missoula County Planning Board, Application for Public Works
1935
8/16
Missoula County Planning Board, Columbia Basin Project
1933-1936
8/17
Missoula County Planning Board, Federal Power Commission
1946-1950
8/18
Missoula County Planning Board, Island Project
undated
8/19
Missoula County Planning Board, National Resources Committee
1937
8/20
Missoula County Planning Board, Pacific Northwest Regional Planning Commission
1936
8/21
Missoula County Planning Board, Planning News
1936-1937
9/1
Missoula County Planning Board, Public Works
1934-1935
9/2
Missoula County Planning Board, Questionnaires
1936
9/3
Missoula County Planning Board, Works Progress Administration
1936
9/4
Missoula County Planning Board, General
1929-1936 and undated
9/5
Missouri Basin
1870-1916
9/6
Montana
undated
9/7
Montana Geographic Society
undated
9/8
Morley, Julius
1904
9/9
Museum of Northwest History
1950 and undated
9/10
Plummer, Henry
1950
9/11
Riel, Luis
1948
9/12
Sisters of Charity of Providence
1949
9/13
Steamboat History
1886 and 1960
9/14
Stuart, Granville
1857-1872
9/15
Thompson, David
1923-1925 and undated
9/16
Work, John
1887-1897 and undated
9/17
Petition to the Montana Territorial Legislature
[pre-1889]
9/18
Hellgate Precinct Poll Book
Record of voters and results of an election held in Hellgate Precinct, Missoula County, Washington Territory, on July 14, 1862 at the P. J. Botte home. Eighteen voters are listed, including F. S. Worden, F. L. Woody, Angus McLeod, Baptiste Avery, and M. W. Tipton. Election clerks were F. L. Woody and G. P. White. Election judges were Henry Bradley, Angus McLeod, and Robert A. Pelkey. Those elected were C. P. Higgins, representative; Granville Stuart, county commissioner; Robert A. Pelkey, probate judge; James Stuart, sheriff; G. P. White, trustee of care; F. L. Worden, county treasurer; L. W. Powell, coroner; and James M. Minesinger, assessor.
1862

Series V:  University of Montana, 1784-1962Return to Top

0.75 linear feet

This series contains records regarding Paul Phillips' suit against the State of Montana (seeking reinstatement to the University of Montana after being discharged), his teaching materials, and gifts from former students. Included are extensive legal documents, typed lecture scripts, handwritten research notes, Montana history files directly related to his teaching, and two gifts--a collection of "Montana Indian inspired" fashion silks created by a former student and a large leather banner signed by the students in Phillips' final graduate seminar before retirement.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/19
Correspondence, Phillips vs. State of Montana
1937-1941
9/20
Research Files, Phillips vs. State of Montana
1937-1939
9/21
Montana Supreme Court, Respondent's Brief, Phillips vs. State of Montana
1943
10/1
Montana Supreme Court, Appellants' Brief, Phillips vs. State of Montana
1943
10/2
Montana Supreme Court, Appellants' Reply Brief, Phillips vs. State of Montana
1944
10/3
Montana Supreme Court, Transcript on Appeal (Volume I), Phillips vs. State of Montana
1943
10/4
Montana Supreme Court, Transcript on Appeal (Volume II), Phillips vs. State of Montana
1943
10/5
Montana Supreme Court, Respondent's Petition for Rehearing, Phillips vs. State of Montana
1944
10/6
Montana Supreme Court, Denial of Rehearing, Phillips vs. State of Montana
1944
10/7
Montana History, Assignments
undated
10/8
Montana History, Lectures
undated
10/9
Montana History, Lectures
undated
10/10
Montana History, Outlines
undated
10/11
Montana History, Research Files
1800-1881
10/12
Montana History, Research Files
1784-1951
11/1
Montana History, Research Files
undated
11/2
Montana History, Research Files
undated
11/3
Montana History, Research Files, Maps
undated
11/4
Gift, Montana Indian Designs on Silk (Especially of Flathead Indians), by Evan Reynolds of Weston, Connecticut
Correspondence, photographs and original silk designs by UM alum whose artwork was inspired by attending the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
1960-1962
Box
OS13
Leather Banner Signed by Graduate Seminar Students
May 1954

Series VI:  Clippings, 1905-1955 Return to Top

0.3 linear feet

This series contains newspaper clippings regarding Paul Phillips personal and professional interests.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/5
Artists of Montana
1934 and 1955
11/6
Fur Trade
1918-1925 and undated
11/7
Life in the Rocky Mountains
1939-1941
11/8
Owen, Major John
undated
11/9
Phillips vs. State of Montana
1937-1944
11/10
Verendrye
1938-1948
11/11
General
1949 and undated
11/12
General
1905-1937
11/13
Clipping scrapbook
1928-1930

Series VII:  Photographs and Postcards, 1868-1954Return to Top

0.2 linear feet, 68 photographs and 35 postcards

This series contains 105 photographs and postcards, the majority of which capture historical images of Montana. Phillips collected most of these materials for the museum at the University of Montana. Many of the photographs exhibit descriptive and interpretive notes, some from the photographer, some from a donor, and some from Phillips. This series also contains a few separated sheets of descriptive notes by Phillips and a letter providing extensive context for the image of an Indian medicine man tending a patient. All of the postcards are historical photographs preserved on card stock. Descriptions provided in this finding aid are quotations from the photographs (and/or notes) and edited only for brevity. Descriptions in brackets are insertions provided for clarity and consistency. The materials in this series preserve significant early images of Montana citizens, communities, and landscapes as well as documenting architectural features that have subsequently disappeared.

Subject matters in this series include American Indian leaders, family scenes, and communal gatherings; significant memorial markers; ghost towns, military fort ruins, and abandoned trading posts; early cattle and precious metal extraction operations; Montana communities and prominent landscapes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/14
375(VII)1: [Worden and Company store, Missoula, Montana]
circa 1880-1890
11/14
375(VII)2: Fort Owen [ruins near Stevensville, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)3: Fort Owen [ruins near Stevensville, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)4: Fort Owen [ruins near Stevensville, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)5: Fort Owen [ruins near Stevensville, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)6: Fort Owen [ruins near Stevensville, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)7: Sam Resurrection, Flathead Indian Sub-Chief
undated
11/14
375(VII)8: John Chisholm and Duncan MacDonald at the site of "Kullyspell House" (Kalispell, Montana) and Lake Pend O'Reille
October 1926
11/14
375(VII)9: Duncan MacDonald [and unidentified man] at the site of "Kullyspell House" (Kalispell, Montana) and Lake Pend O'Reille
October 1926
11/14
375(VII)10: Abandoned Fort Simcoe blockhouse [near White Swan, Washington]
William Wallace Photographer
May 1951
11/14
375(VII)11: Abandoned Fur trading post at Past Creek [Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)12: Fireplace in last building of [abandoned] fur trading post at Past Creek [Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)13: Fireplace at [abandoned] Fort Connah [near St. Ignatius, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)14: [Abandoned] Fort Connah [near St. Ignatius, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)15: [Abandoned] Fort Connah [near St. Ignatius, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)16: [Abandoned] Fort Connah [near St. Ignatius, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)17: The break in the Swan River Range through which the Flathead River flows, looking eastward from near Kallispell [Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)18: Looking eastward toward mouth of Nyack Creek [near West Glacier, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)19: Toward Nyack Creek and Mount St. Nicholas [near West Glacier, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)20: Nyack Creek toward Red Eagle Pass [near West Glacier, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)21: Mount Nicholas, Marias Pass [near Summit, Montana]
Mrs. Genevieve Murray Photographer
undated
11/14
375(VII)22: John Stevens Statue, Marias Pass [near Summit, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)23: Marias Pass from upper Two Medicine branch called Summit Creek, looking westward [near Summit, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)24: Medicine Tree not far from [Two] Medicine Ranger Station, [near East Glacier, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)25: Boiler at site of Lake City, ghost town [location unknown]
September 1954
11/14
375(VII)26: Ruins of Lake City, ghost town [location unknown]
September 1954
11/14
375(VII)27: Statue of Pierre Wibaux, 1/2 mile west of Wibaux, Mont.
undated
11/14
375(VII)28: Statue of Pierre Wibaux, taken from another side [Wibaux, Montana]
undated
11/14
375(VII)29: Black Butte, Near Fort Maginnis, Fergus County [Montana]
undated
11/15
375(VII)30: Part of [grass] range near Gilt Edge, selected by Granville Stuart in 1880s for the DHS (brand) cattle outfit
Septemeber 1951
11/15
375(VII)31: Charlie Stuart, son of Granville Stuart
July 1951
11/15
375(VII)32: Abandoned Burlington Railroad through the Pryor Gap [near Pryor, Montana]
November 1951
11/15
375(VII)33: Pryor Gap [near Pryor, Montana]
November 1951
11/15
375(VII)34: Road east of Columbus [Montana] near a doz[en] or more graves and several teepee circle boulder signs
November 1951
11/15
375(VII)35: Indian grave on bluff overlooking Yellowstone River, east of Columbus [Montana]
November 1951
11/15
375(VII)36: W.T. Hamilton grave marker, Columbus, Montana
December 1949
11/15
375(VII)37: Site of McCarthysville [location unknown]
undated
11/15
375(VII)38: Horace Countrymen Cabin, west of Columbus, Montana
1949
11/15
375(VII)39: Rock marker of R.R. Chen, one of the oldest in Montana [near Columbus, Montana]
April 1952
11/15
375(VII)40: Close to timberline, 15 miles from Park (Yellowstone), possibly Mr. Dudley White
September 1954
11/15
375(VII)41: Plenty Coups ranch home near Pryor, Montana
November 1951
11/15
375(VII)42: Plenty Coups Museum at Pryor, [Montana]
November 1951
11/15
375(VII)43: Plenty Coups Monument [near Pryor, Montana]
November 1951
11/15
375(VII)44: Story pictures of Wickes [pictographs], Boulder, Montana
September 1950
11/15
375(VII)45: Chief Wade-in-the-Water, Blackfeet Indian
undated
11/15
375(VII)46: At the Diamond Jubilee [Group photograph of American Indian leaders in ceremonial dress]
R.H. McKay
undated
11/15
375(VII)47: [Display of projectile points]
undated
11/15
375(VII)48: [American Indian man and young girl standing before a lodge]
undated
11/15
375(VII)49: [American Indian encampment, perhaps near Arlee, Montana]
undated
11/15
375(VII)50: [American Indian man on horseback, appears to be a parade]
undated
11/15
375(VII)51: [Men on horseback, appears to be a parade]
undated
11/15
375(VII)52: [Men on horseback, appears to be a parade]
undated
11/15
375(VII)53: Picture taken on the Indian camping ground, Arlee [Montana] area - Place of dance, canvas top [outdoor gathering]
undated
11/15
375(VII)54: Picture taken on the Indian camping ground, Arlee [Montana] area - Place of dance, Top evergreen boughs
undated
11/15
375(VII)55: Picture taken on the Indian camping ground, Arlee [Montana] area [American Indian woman and children standing in a field]
undated
11/15
375(VII)56: Picture taken on the Indian camping ground, Arlee [Montana] area [cluster of lodges]
undated
11/15
375(VII)57: Picture taken on the Indian camping ground, Arlee [Montana] area [American Indian woman and child]
undated
11/16
375(VII)58: [Cattle] roundup on the Kohrs-Bielenberg land near Miles City [Montana]
undated
11/16
375(VII)59: Old Scott House, early Deer Lodge [Montana] hotel
July 4, 1868
11/16
375(VII)60: Indian skinning buffalo, near the site of Circle, Montana
1878
11/16
375(VII)61: First school house in Powell County [Montana]
undated
11/16
375(VII)62: 12 head oxen team and wagon, Helena [Montana]
undated
11/16
375(VII)63: The last stand of a victim [deer] of Brush wolves - photo by a trapper; likely a retouched (purposely altered) image
undated
11/16
375(VII)64: [American Indian medicine man tending a patient]
undated
11/16
77-106: Coleman-Lansing building on Main Street, Deer Lodge [Montana]
circa 1890
11/16
77-210: Kohrs-Bielenberg hydralic works above Pioneer [Montana]
circa 1880
11/16
77-211: Pioneer, Montana, Saloon district
circa 1880
11/16
77-212: Pioneer, Montana
circa 1880
Box
11/19
375(VII)65: Paul C. Phillips, portrait
1944
11/19
375(VII)66: Two Elk (Lakota) posed by tree, photographer Herman Heyn, Omaha
Circa 1900
11/19
375(VII)67: Tatanka Tamaheca (Poor Bull) posed by tree, photographer Herman Heyn, Omaha
circa 1900
Box/Folder
11/17
Postcards, Montana
undated
11/18
375(VII): Postcards, U.S. and International
undated

Series VIII:  Artifacts, undatedReturn to Top

1 linear foot

This series contains two souvenir plates, two small statues, two letter openers, two framed photos, and a notepad holder.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
14
Souvenier plate from Lewis and Clark Centennial, Portland, Oregon
1905
14
Souvenier plate of "Sir Walter Raleigh's Expedition - 1584", inscription on bottom indicates that place was made for the Hotel Raleigh, Washington, D.C.
undated
15
Small statue of elephant
undated
15
Small statue entitled "The Trojan"
undated
15
Metal sword letter opener with leather sheath
undated
15
Bone letter opener with Phillips name gilt-stamped in leather on one side
undated
15
Collage style framed photograph of a buffalo statue trophy, a photograph of Phillips, and one of his books
undated
15
Framed photograph of George Washington with accompanying note glued to back indicating that photo was signed by a Washington descendant.
undated

Series IX:  Editing Correspondence and Writing from History Department Records, 1876/1956Return to Top

0.2 linear feet

This series contains correspondence, typed manuscripts, clippings, and other material relevant to submissions to Sources of Northwest History and Frontier and Midland. It also contains a folder of correspondence and maps about the "Battle of Lame Deer" that occurred in 1877.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12/1
Sources of Northwest History, No. 12, "Marias Pass" by Genevieve Murray
1929
12/2
Sources of Northwest History, No. 15, "Diary of Mary Walker"
1930-1931
12/3
Sources of Northwest History, No. 19, "Upham Letters"
1932-1934
12/4
Sources of Northwest History, No. 21, "Garfield's Diary"
1932-1936
12/5
"Battle of Lame Deer," correspondence and maps
1876-1932
12/6
Correspondence regarding contributions to Frontier and Midland
1931-1956

Series X:  Manuscript and Tabloid History of Montana , 1935-1936Return to Top

0.3 linear feet

This series contains drafts of a manuscript titled "Early Rocky Mountain Explorations" that may have been written by Phillips although authorship is not clear. It also includes correspondence and short manuscript submissions for a tabloid history of Montana that Phillips edited at the request of Judge L.L. Callaway, the chairman of the Historical Committee of Montanans, Inc., the State Chamber of Commerce, 1935-1936.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12/7
"Early Rocky Mountain Explorations," Draft 1
undated
12/8
"Early Rocky Mountain Explorations," Draft 2
undated
12/9
"Early Rocky Mountain Explorations," Draft 3
undated
12/10
"Early Rocky Mountain Explorations" miscellaneous pages
undated
12/11
Tabloid history of Montana, correspondence
1935-1936
12/12
Tabloid history of Montana manuscript, "Discovery of Gold"
undated
12/13
Tabloid history of Montana manuscript, "Lewis and Clark in Montana" by Elers Koch
1935
12/14
Tabloid history of Montana manuscript, "Montana Indians"
undated
12/15
Tabloid history of Montana manuscript, "Fur Trading Days in Montana"
undated
12/16
Tabloid history of Montana manuscript, "The Mullan Road"
undated
12/17
Tabloid history of Montana manuscript,"Explorations for a Northern Pacific Railroad Route"
undated
12/18
"Tabloid history of Montana manuscript, "Montana Homesteading
undated
12/19
Tabloid history of Montana manuscript, outline and bibliography
undated
12/20
Tabloid history of Montana manuscript, untitled
undated
12/21
Tabloid history of Montana manuscript, draft
undated
12/22
Reference letter
1935

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Montana
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Montana--Sources
  • Historic preservation--Montana--Missoula County
  • History--Study and teaching--Montana--Missoula
  • Pioneers--Montana--Diaries
  • Planning--Montana--Missoula County
  • Corporate Names :
  • Missoula County (Mont.). Planning Board
  • University of Montana--Missoula
  • University of Montana--Missoula--Administration
  • University of Montana--Missoula--Faculty
  • Geographical Names :
  • Missoula County (Mont.)--History
  • Missoula County (Mont.)--Politics and government
  • Montana--History
  • Montana--History--Sources
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries--Montana
  • Faculty papers--Montana--Missoula
  • Memoirs--Montana
  • Photographs--Montana
  • Postcards--Montana
  • Occupations :
  • College administrators--Montana--Missoula
  • College teachers--Montana--Missoula
  • Historians--Montana--Missoula