Juliet Gregory papers, 1916-1991  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gregory, Juliet, 1896-1990
Title
Juliet Gregory papers
Dates
1916-1991 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.0 linear feet and 3 oversize boxes
Collection Number
Mss 192 (collection)
Summary
Juliet Gregory was the first woman mayor of Missoula, Montana, and was also active in the Montana Republican Party. The collection consists of general correspondence between Gregory and the many organizations in which she was involved.
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 encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in 1896 in San Francisco, Juliet Gregory graduated from San Diego State College in 1919, obtaining an elementary teaching certificate. For the next two years, Gregory stayed in the San Diego area to teach before becoming a social worker for Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) until 1925. In that same year she married Horace W. Gregory, who was a Director of Highways in Boise, Idaho. She and her husband moved to Helena, Montana, in 1932, and three years later they moved to Missoula, Montana. After 22 years of being a housewife, Gregory moved back into the work force, becoming Missoula's first and only woman mayor from 1947 until 1949. After her unsuccessful reelection bid in 1949, Gregory decided to return to school at Montana State University in Missoula. She received her B.A. in sociology and anthropology in 1955. While studying for her B.A., Gregory returned to teaching elementary school, which she did until her retirement in 1962.

Gregory remained active in both personal and civic duties throughout her life. She was active in many different clubs and organizations. She was president of the Missoula County Republican Women's Club, which allowed her to serve on the Montana Republican delegation for the 1964 Republican National Convention. Gregory was invited in 1955 to serve on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) by President Dwight Eisenhower. Gregory was also involved in various other organizations including the Missoula Chamber of Commerce, Community Chest Board, Parent Teachers' Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Business and Professional Women, American Association of University Women, Y.W.C.A., Missoula Women's Club, Missoula Women's Civic Council, League of Women Voters, Red Cross Board -World War II, Episcopal Church and St. Hilda's Guild, Wives of Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Minerva Club, Rotary Club Wives, Montana Education Association, Missoula Teachers' Association, and the Missoula Cemetery Board. She died in 1990.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of general correspondence between Gregory and the many organizations in which she was involved. Also in the collection are Gregory's mayoral papers, including three scrapbooks of clippings from her time in office. A movie reel of a speech that Gregory made from the Gregory Memorial at the Missoula City Cemetery on May 30, 1971 is also included in the collection. The collection contains several photographs on Gregory and the organizations that she was involved in. Pictures from the DACOWITS and many of Gregory's grade-school classes are included. The Gregory collection also contains many personal items, including correspondence from her two sons as well as from her grandchildren and friends. Gregory also kept mementoes about many friends, including clippings and funeral notices. Biographical information is included in the personal series.

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], Juliet Gregory Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureeen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  General Correspondence , 1947-1991 and undatedReturn to Top

5 folders

This collection contains correspondence between Gregory and various organizations with which she was involved. Copies of the letters that Gregory wrote and the responses make up the bulk of the series. Gregory was in contact with many organizations and people, including Montana senator Mike Mansfield and 1964 Republican Presidential candidate Nelson Rockefeller. From the correspondence, Gregory was active in many Republican state and national elections. There is also correspondence with the United States Treasury Department for her involvement with defense bonds, different Federation of Women's Clubs across the United States, and many United States senators.

The series is arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
General Correspondence
1947-1954
1/2
General Correspondence
1955-1963
1/3
General Correspondence
1964-1980
1/4
General Correspondence
1981-1991
1/5
General Correspondence
undated

Series II:  Mayoral Papers , 1947-1957Return to Top

3 folders and 3 scrapbooks

This series includes correspondence, copies of mayoral reports and city ordinances and resolutions, and campaign materials. The correspondence in the series is from both professional organizations and the general population. There are a couple of letters from school children. Also in the series are copies of radio speeches that Gregory gave while in office. Most of the speeches were given on KGVO radio in Missoula. The campaign materials that are in the collection are from Gregory and her opposition. They included campaign fliers and other campaign memorabilia.

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/6
Correspondence, Mayoral Meeting Notes
1947-1949
1/7
Radio Speeches
1947-1949
1/8
Campaign materials
1951, 1955, 1957
Box
OS 5
Scrapbook
1947
OS 5
Scrapbook
1948
OS 6
Scrapbook
1943-1951

Series III:  Movie , 1971Return to Top

1 reel

This series consists of one 16 millimeter movie reel made of Gregory on Memorial Day, May 30, 1971. The color reel was made at the Gregory Memorial in the Missoula City Cemetery, for which Gregory was on the board of trustees.

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
192(III):1
Speech at Gregory Memorial, Missoula City Cemetery
The reel has a magnetic sound strip.
30 May 1971

Series IV:  Organizations , 1941-1989Return to Top

2 linear feet

The series consists of papers and correspondence from the many organizations with which Gregory was involved. The major organizations that she represented were the Missoula Cemetery Board, Missoula County Board of Trustees for Museums, and Alpha Delta Kappa. Gregory was also invited by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to be on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) in 1955. Other items in the series are pamphlets, membership guides, clippings, programs, reports, and copies of speeches.

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Aging
1988-1989
2/2
Alpha Delta Kappa - Annual Conventions
1969-1980
2/3
Alpha Delta Kappa - Articles and Histories
1976-1978, 1988-1989
2/4
Alpha Delta Kappa - Speech
1978
2/5
American Association of University Women - Membership Pamphlets and Convention Booklets
1955-1969
2/6
American Association of University Women - Membership Pamphlets and Convention Booklets
1970-1985
2/7
Business and Professional Women's Club - Membership Pamphlets and Articles
1951-1957, 1979-1985, 1988
2/8
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service - Correspondence
1955-1958, 1961-1962, 1971-1972
2/9
Daughters of the Nile - Programs and Membership Cards
1950-1955
Box
OS 7
Scrapbook - Delta Kappa Gamma
1944-1957
OS 7
Scrapbook - Delta Kappa Gamma
1983-1984
Box/Folder
3/1
Missoula Cemetery Board - Papers and Correspondence
1951, 1956, 1961, 1963, 1968-1973
3/2
Missoula Cemetery Board - Papers and Correspondence
1974-1976, 1979-1980, 1984, undated
3/3
Missoula County Board of Trustees for Museums - Correspondence
1971-1975
3/4
Missoula County Board of Trustees for Museums - Correspondence
1976-1979, 1981, 1984-1987, undated
3/5
Missoula County High School Board of Trustees - Speech
1958
3/6
Missoula Federation of Women's Clubs - Speech
1942
3/7
Republican Central Committee - Speech
1966
3/8
Republican Party in Montana - Correspondence, Publications, and Speeches
1952, 1963-1964, 1966-1968, 1970, 1979
3/9
School Foundation Study Committee - Reports and Publications
1956-1957, 1962
3/10
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Correspondence
1957, 1959-1962
3/11
Young Women's Christian Association - Correspondence, Clippings, History, Speech
1986-1988

Series V:  Personal , 1925-1990Return to Top

0.5 linear feet

The personal items in the series are awards and certificates, clippings, biographical information, memorabilia from the 1964 Republican National Presidential Convention, and information on Gregory's friends and acquaintances. The clippings that Gregory collected ranged from her 1925 wedding announcement to articles about teaching awards that she received. Also in the collection is personal correspondence that she kept from her two sons, friends, and numerous grandchildren.

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/1
C.R. Anderson
1963-1964
4/2
Awards and Certificates
1943-1990
4/3
Biographical Information
1953-1954, 1958, 1987, undated
4/4
Caras Park Dedication Speech
1985
4/5
Clippings
1925, 1947-1989
4/6
Clippings
undated
4/7
Driver's Licenses
1969, 1975
4/8
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
1964-1970, 1977, 1981-1984
4/9
KGVO Public Service Award
1961
4/10
Gladys G. Knowles
1949, 1954, 1957, 1963-1964, 1973, 1985
4/11
1964 Republican Convention
4/12
Carl Dragstedt
1990
4/13
Mother's Day Speech
1989
4/14
Katie Payne
1974
4/15
Personal Correspondence
1951-1985
4/16
Western Montana Retired Teacher's Association Award
1989

Series VI:  Photographs , 1916-1971 and undatedReturn to Top

84 pictures

Many photographs represented in the series are of organizations that Gregory was involved in, such as DACOWITS and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Also in the series are photographs of many school related activities, such as class pictures from when Gregory returned to teaching in the 1950s. Other pictures are from the Republican activities with which Gregory was involved. One autographed picture is of former President George and Barbara Bush. The series has been transferred to the photo collection.

Description Dates
1998-1000: Gregory's First Grade Class Individual Pictures
1954-1955
1998-1001: Isabella Minson (Gregory's mother), Admission Pass
1916
1998-1002: Passport Picture
March, 1964
1998-1003: Gregory on bus at Republican National Convention
1964
1998-1004: Gregory at a party
1 Nov, 1968
1998-1005: Mayoral photo of Missoula refuse
8 Oct, 1947
1998-1006: Mayoral photo of Missoula refuse
8 Oct, 1947
1998-1007: Mayoral photo of Missoula refuse
8 Oct, 1947
1998-1008: Mayoral photo of Missoula refuse
8 Oct, 1947
1998-1009: Mayoral photo of Missoula refuse
8 Oct, 1947
1998-1010: Mayoral photo of Missoula refuse
8 Oct, 1947
1998-1011: Mayoral photo of Missoula refuse
8 Oct, 1947
1998-1012: Mayoral photo of Missoula refuse
8 Oct, 1947
1998-1013: Mayoral photo of Missoula refuse
8 Oct, 1947
1998-1014: Mayoral photo of Missoula refuse
8 Oct, 1947
1998-1015: Josephine Y.
undated
1998-1016: Gregory's First Grade Class photo
1952-1953
1998-1017: Bobby Bouahele, Gregory's student
1954
1998-1018: Vicki Allen and Gregory on the playground
1959-1960
1998-1019: Gregory's First Grade Class photo
1960-1961
1998-1020: Gregory's First Grade Class photo
1957-1958
1998-1021: Gregory's First Grade Class photo
1959-1960
1998-1022: Gregory's First Grade Class photo
1961-1962
1998-1023: Gregory's First Grade Class photo
1959-1960
1998-1024: Gregory's First Grade Class photo
1959
1998-1025: Gregory's First Grade Class photo
1956-1957
1998-1026: Gregory's First Grade Class photo
1956-1957
1998-1027: Gregory's First Grade Class photo
1953-1954
1998-1028: Whittier School Faculty
1954-1955
1998-1029: Gregory's First Grade Class photo
1954-1955
1998-1030: Aubrey C. Knowles
1950
1998-1031: Campaign photo of Nelson A. Rockefeller
1964
1998-1032: General John H. McCormick
1956
1998-1033: Band outside the White House
undated
1998-1034: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery
undated
1998-1035: Band on Pennsylvania Ave.
undated
1998-1036: Retirement Ceremony for Brigadier General Cauble at Fort Myer
undated
1998-1037: Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service (DACOWITS) 20th Anniversary Dinner
5 Oct, 1971
1998-1038: DACOWITS photo
April, 1956
1998-1039: DACOWITS photo
April, 1956
1998-1040: Bethesda Naval Medical Center
May, 1956
1998-1041: DACOWITS photo
1958
1998-1042: DACOWITS photo
1958
1998-1043: DACOWITS photo
1969
1998-1044: DACOWITS photo
1958
1998-1045: DACOWITS photo
1958
1998-1046: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1047: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1048: DACOWITS photo
1955
1998-1049: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1050: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1051: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1052: DACOWITS photo
1955
1998-1053: DACOWITS photo
1955
1998-1053: DACOWITS photo
1955
1998-1054: DACOWITS photo
1955
1998-1055: DACOWITS photo
1955
1998-1056: DACOWITS photo
undated
1988-1057: DACOWITS photo
1955
1998-1058: DACOWITS photo
1955
1998-1059: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1060: DACOWITS photo
1955
1998-1061: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1062: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1063: DACOWITS photo
1954
1998-1064: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1065: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1066: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1067: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1068: DACOWITS photo
1956
1998-1069: DACOWITS photo
1956
1998-1070: DACOWITS photo
1956
1998-1071: DACOWITS photo
1956
1998-1072: DACOWITS photo
1956
1998-1073: DACOWITS photo
1956
1998-1074: DACOWITS photo
1955
1998-1075: DACOWITS photo
undated
1998-1076: DACOWITS photo
1956
1998-1077: Opening of Missoula Museum of the Arts
undated
1998-1078: Gregory awarding an award to an Montana State University R.O.T.C. cadet, 956
1957
1998-1079: Gregory Mayoral Campaign photo
1947
1998-1080: Autographed Picture of President George and Barbara Bush
undated
1998-1081: Verna Blodgett
1961
4/17: Two photographs of the Washington D. C., G.O.P. Women's Conference. Juliet Gregory with Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, candidate for President, and others.April 1964

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Cemeteries--Montana--Missoula
  • Community life--Montana -- Missoula
  • Elections--Montana
  • Elections--United States
  • Memorial Day
  • Museums--Montana--Missoula
  • Patriotic societies--Montana--Missoula
  • Women in community development--Montana--Missoula
  • Women in politics--Montana--Missoula
  • Women--Montana--Missoula--Societies and clubs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Alpha Delta Kappa
  • Missoula Cemetery (Missoula, Mont.). Board of Trustees
  • Missoula County. Board of Trustees for Museums
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • United States. Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services
  • Geographical Names :
  • Missoula (Mont.)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Motion pictures--Montana --Missoula
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American--Montana--Missoula
  • Occupations :
  • Women civic leaders--Montana--Missoula
  • Women mayors--Montana -- Missoula