Walter and Martha Peoples Manuscript and Research Papers, 1964  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Peoples, Walter E., 1885-1973Peoples, Martha M., 1889-1984Minette, C. H. (Carl Henry), 1894-1973
Title
Walter and Martha Peoples Manuscript and Research Papers
Dates
1964
Quantity
2 folders and one reel microfilm
Collection Number
Collection 0412, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Walter and Martha Peoples Manuscript and Research Papers consist of the original handwritten draft of the biographical scrapbook "Cut Bank Pioneers.” The biographies are primarily of early twentieth century homesteaders who settled in the area and list the names, birth dates, family milestones, and brief facts such as the general location of their claims and later occupations. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, letters, and miscellaneous notes used by the Peoples in their research while preparing the scrapbook. The reel of microfilm, prepared by the Montana Historical Society in 1964, reproduces the pages of the completed scrapbook, along with another prepared at the same time by Dr. C. H. Minette pertaining to the Cut Bank Army Air Force Base.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Walter E. Peoples was born in Morristown, Tennessee on November 12, 1885. He filed on a homestead claim five miles east of Cut Bank, Glacier County, Montana on April 4, 1909, and later became a hardware store owner in the town of Cut Bank. Peoples served on the town's council for many years and also as a member of the fire department. Peoples married Martha Macy Gungoll on June 1, 1920. She was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on April 5, 1889 and had been a teacher in the local schools. She later became active in the Cut Bank Women's Club which helped establish the Glacier County Public Library. In 1946 Martha became president of the Montana Federation of Women's Clubs. In the early 1960s, Martha and Walter began collecting biographical information on early pioneers of the Cut Bank area which they transcribed into an illustrated scrapbook that was presented to the Glacier County Public Library. Walter Peoples died on February 13, 1973 and Martha died on July 16, 1984.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Walter and Martha Peoples papers consist of the original handwritten draft of "Cut Bank Pioneers," the biographical scrapbook donated to the Glacier County Public Library in 1964. The biographies are primarily of early twentieth century homesteaders who settled in the area and list the names, birth dates, family milestones, and brief facts such as the general location of their claims and later occupations. A second folder consists of newspaper clippings, letters, and miscellaneous notes used by the Peoples in their research while preparing the scrapbook. A reel of microfilm, which was prepared by the Montana Historical Society in 1964, reproduces the pages of the completed scrapbook, along with another prepared at the same time by Dr. C. H. Minette pertaining to the Cut Bank Army Air Force Base.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Air bases
  • Air bases -- Montana -- Cut Bank
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Montana -- Cut Bank
  • Pioneers
  • Pioneers -- Montana -- Cut Bank -- Biography
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Montana -- Cut Bank
  • Corporate Names :
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Cut Bank (Mont.) -- History, Military
  • Cut Bank (Mont.) -- Biography
  • Cut Bank Army Air Force Base (Mont.)
  • Montana -- Cut Bank
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Biography
  • Military history
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Minette, C. H. (Carl Henry), 1894-1973
    • Peoples, Martha M., 1889-1984
    • Peoples, Walter E., 1885-1973