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Lincoln Back Country Protective Association Records, 1963-1972

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lincoln Back Country Protective Association
Title
Lincoln Back Country Protective Association Records
Dates
1963-1972 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 195 (collection)
Summary
The Lincoln Back Country Protective Association was formed to preserve land near Lincoln, Montana, as a roadless wilderness area. The collection contains correspondence, Lincoln Back Country-Scapegoat Wilderness legislation, statements and testimony from Senate hearings, newspaper clippings, and LBCPA publications.
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

Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1963 interested people formed the Lincoln Back Country Protective Association to preserve and conserve the backcountry near Lincoln, Montana, as a roadless wilderness area. Dr. George F. Weisel of the Western Montana Fish and Game Association, Dr. John Craighead of the Montana Wilderness Association and Cecil Garland, a Lincoln Outfitter, worked together with Senator Mike Mansfield and Senator Lee Metcalf to change the U.S. Forest Service plan. That plan was to open the entire 240,000 acres for multiple-use. This coalition was formed to preserve a large northern portion for wilderness and a small southern portion for multiple-use. Having successfully designated 239,936 acres as a roadless wilderness area, the organization dissolved in 1972. The Scapegoat Wilderness is located 75 miles northeast of Missoula, 10 miles north of Lincoln, and immediately south of the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains correspondence, Lincoln Back Country-Scapegoat Wilderness legislation, statements and testimony from Senate hearings, newspaper clippings, and LBCPA publications.

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], Lincoln Back Country Protective Association Records, Archives and Special Collections, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Policy Statements , 1964Return to Top

1 Folder

This series consists of the Policy statements of the LBCPA which state that the purpose of the association "is to inform others of the imminent destruction of this wilderness which should be preserved, and why its preservation for future generations, is in the best public interest."

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
LBCPA Policy Statements
1964-12-02

Series II:  Correspondence , 1963-1971Return to Top

4 Folders

This series includes a wide variety of correspondence, primarily between Dr. George Weisel and various government agencies. Specifically, Weisel corresponded frequently with Senator Mike Mansfield, Senator Lee Metcalf, Cecil Garland and Clifton Merritt of The Wilderness Society.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/2
1963-1971
1/3
1963
1/4
1963
1/5
1964

Series III:  Legislation and Congressional Hearings , 1963-1972Return to Top

4 Folders

This series consists of United States Senate Bills S.412, S.1121, and S. 1147. Also included are statements and testimony from two Senate hearings on the Scapegoat Wilderness.

Senate bills are arranged by bill number and statements and testimony are arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/6
S.412 1969-07-03 & S.1121
1968
1/7
S.1147
1963
1/8
Lincoln Back Country Cong. Hearing
1968-1969
1/9
Scapegoat Wilderness Cong. Hearing
1972

Series IV:  Publications , 1963-1972Return to Top

3 Folders

This series consists of various publications relevant to the LBCPA including several publications from the association itself.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/10
1963-1972
1/11
undated
1/12
LBCPA Publications
undated

Series V:  Newspaper Clippings , 1963-1965Return to Top

1 Folder

This series consists of newspaper clippings from several papers, including the Great Falls Tribune, The Missoulian, and the Wildlife Federal News.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/13
1963-1965 and undated