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H. G. Merriam Papers, 1890-1980

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Merriam, H. G. (Harold Guy), 1883-1980
Title
H. G. Merriam Papers
Dates
1890-1980 (inclusive)
Quantity
17.25 linear feet and 2 oversize boxes
Collection Number
Mss 487 (collection)
Summary
H. G. Merriam was a University of Montana professor who played a crucial role in the development of Montana and Northwest literature. This collection contains personal and professional correspondence as well as working copies from Merriam's writing and editing endeavors. Significant subject categories include Merriam's service during World War I; long involvement with the Rhodes Scholarship program; teaching and administrative activities at the University of Montana--Missoula; founding, editing, and leadership contributions to the Frontier and Midland journal of regional literature; and activities to help create and guide the Montana Institute of the Arts.
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Harold Guy Merriam was born September 6, 1883, at Westminster, Massachusetts. He was graduated from Denver (Colorado) High School in June 1902, and entered the University of Wyoming where he majored in science and the classics. He received his BA from Wyoming in 1905. In 1904 he was chosen to be a member of the first group of Rhodes Scholars. He attended Lincoln College, Oxford University, where he was enrolled in the honors school in English language and literature. He was awarded a BA from Oxford in 1907 and an MA in 1912.

Merriam taught at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, from 1908 to 1910. In the fall of 1910, he enrolled at Harvard University as an Austin Fellow. Merriam left Harvard, where he studied drama, after the fall term to teach a Beloit College in Wisconsin, where he remained until 1913. He then taught at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, until 1919. During World War I, Merriam took a leave of absence from his teaching career and went with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) to France, where he taught English to French officers. After the Armistice he was transferred to London, where he assisted American officers and enlisted men in entering British universities.

The University of Montana hired him in 1919 to teach English and to chair the English department. Merriam introduced creative writing into the curriculum. To encourage his students to write, he began editing their works and publishing them in a new magazine, the Frontier. This later merged with the Midland, published in Iowa City, IA, to form Frontier and Midland. This well-respected regional literary magazine encouraged students and writers not only from Montana, but from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The publication featured the early efforts of regional writers A.B. Guthrie, Dorothy M. Johnson, Helen Addison Howard, Grace Stone Coates, and others. Publication of the journal continued until 1939.

Merriam began a series of writer's conferences in Montana in the summer of 1930. These short conferences offered creative writers the opportunity to work with such nationally known writers as Struthers Burt, Mary Austin, Frank Ernest Hill, and others. The conferences continued through the summer of 1934, were suspended until 1948 and continued through the summer of 1960. Following the formation of the Montana Academy of Sciences in 1940, Merriam formulated the idea for the Montana Institute of the Arts, which was founded in 1948. He served as its first president and in 1957 became the editor of the Montana Institute of the Arts Quarterly, a position he filled until 1964.

From 1907 to 1919, the University of Montana had no Rhodes Scholars. Merriam became very active in the program; with his encouragement, sixteen University of Montana students went to Oxford between 1919 and 1970. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the program and served many years on its regional and local committees. In 1933, in addition to his duties as chairman of the English department, Merriam was appointed chairman of the Division of Humanities, a new concept in University administration. He continued carrying the two assignments until his retirement in 1954. In December 1935, Merriam was appointed state supervisor of the Federal Writers' Project. His efforts culminated in the publication of Montana, A State Guide Book in 1939. He also took leave from the University of Montana in 1939 to teach at the University of Oregon in Eugene, and earned his PhD in English from Columbia University.

Merriam was instrumental in the recognition of the importance and accomplishments of American and Northwest writers. Prior to his work and that of others, literary studies in the United States were largely confined to British authors; an individual with a college degree in English would usually have studied no American authors. In recognition of his accomplishments, the University of Wyoming awarded him an LLD in 1962, citing his record as "Rhodes Scholar, professor of literature, founder and editor of magazines for new writers in the Northwest, anthropologist of regional writing, pioneer in the discovery of the cultural potentialities of his region." In 1963, an honorary LLD followed from the University of Montana Missoula. In 1978, he was honored at the 75th dinner celebration of the Rhodes Scholars in New York.

He married Doris W. Foote in 1915. They had two children, Alan and Alison. Doris Merriam died in 1970, and he married Frances Dummer Logan in 1974. H. G. Merriam died in Missoula, Montana, in March 1980.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains materials reflecting the diverse interests and activities of H. G. Merriam. Collection materials are predominantly personal and professional correspondence as well as working copies from Merriam's writing and editing endeavors. Significant subject categories include Merriam's service during World War I; long involvement with the Rhodes Scholars program; teaching and administrative activities at the university in Missoula; founding, editing, and leadership contributions to the Frontier and Midland journal; and activities to help create and guide the Montana Institute of the Arts.

Merriam was one of the seminal figures in fostering the literary traditions of Montana as well as the Northern Rocky Mountain region. Materials in this collection provide significant insights into the personal and professional relationships among literary and performance artists, academic leaders, politicians, and art patrons throughout the 20th Century, a period of tremendous cultural change regarding the mass distribution of popular culture materials and the western states' transition from cultural depository into a nationally recognized resource for arts and literature.

Materials in the Rhodes Scholars series lend first-hand insights into the infancy of the program and long-term efforts to retain a collegial approach in selecting new participants. The University of Montana series reveals the inner-workings of an institution transformed by the demographic, political, and cultural changes that occurred in the United States during the 20th Century. A particularly significant portion of this series documents activities surrounding Merriam's dismissal from the university in 1939, one of many academic freedom controversies that occurred around this time. The Frontier and Midland is recognized as the first regularly published literary anthology for Montana and the Northern Rocky Mountain region. Materials in the series record Merriam's commitment to establishing and promoting standards for folklore collection, editing, source acknowledgement, and publication. The series includes numerous sequences of correspondence between Merriam and many of the most influential figures in Montana and Western literature. The Montana Institute of the Arts series documents the founding and development of a significant grassroots arts and humanities program in the state. The Writings and Writings of Others series provide insights into Merriam's multi-faceted literary projects as well as his influence on contemporaries. The Photograph series includes a wealth of materials documenting the activities, gatherings, and publications of the Montana Institute of the Arts and other aspects of Merriam's career.

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. Copyright to Merriam's materials is held jointly by Alison Merriam Payne, Ginny Merriam, Paige Merriam, and Cynthia Adams.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], H. G. Merriam 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:  Personal , 1890-1980Return to Top

0.25 linear feet and partial oversize box

This series includes an assortment of material reflecting H.G. Merriam's early experiences, family activities, and personal interests. Biographical materials include a first grade report card from 1890, an early letter of recommendation written by Merriam's high school principal, draft resumes, testimonials, and a eulogy. Also included is an undated caricature of H. G. Merriam that was likely produced for a yearbook section. Clippings from various periods of Merriam's life lend insight into his professional activities and personal interests as well as his attention to family and friends. A small selection of financial and legal documents detail matters ranging from Merriam's personal book holdings to his charitable gifts, from family budgets to his first wife's final will and testament. This series also contains an undated proposal to construct a public mall at the intersection of Higgins and Broadway avenues in Missoula, Montana, including an architectural drawing drafted by Merriam.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Biographical
1890-1980
1/2
"The Contretemps," University of Wyoming Yearbook
1904
1/3
Clippings, Merriam Lectures
1908-1936
1/4
Caricature of Merriam
undated
1/5
Merriam Family Budget
1931 and 1938
1/6
Certificate, Appointment as Madison County Deputy Sheriff
1950
1/7
Clippings, Alan P. Merriam
1961-1963
1/8
Gifts to the University of Wyoming
1962-1980
1/9
Gifts to Libraries, Various Universities
1962-1971
1/10
Gifts to Museums and Historical Institutions
1976-1979
1/11
Personal Book Inventories
1964 and undated
1/12
Clippings, Students and Colleagues
1972-1976 and undated
1/13
Ethel Merriam Will
1974
1/14
Contacts at Other Universities
undated
40OS/1
Architectural Drawing, Proposal to City of Missoula
undated
1/15
Historical and Architectural Interests
1926-1971 and undated
40OS/2
Property Survey Certificate
1977

Series II:  General Correspondence , 1905-1980Return to Top

1.25 linear feet

This series contains an array of correspondence, both incoming and out-going. During 2003 reprocessing items of correspondence directly regarding subjects in other series were relocated to those series. Items include incoming correspondence written in French, advice on job searches, job offers, acceptance to graduate study programs, and organization of various writers' conferences. Prominent correspondents include federal elected officials, state political leaders, university presidents, nationally and regionally renowned authors, scientists, and significant figures in literary criticism. Among these correspondents are U.S. Senators Joseph Dixon, Mike Mansfield, James Murray, Thomas Walsh, and Burton Wheeler of Montana as well as university presidents C. Valentine Boyer of the University of Oregon, Dexter Keezer of Reed College, Ernest Holland of Washington State University, and James Morrill from the University of Minnesota. Correspondents also include literary figures Struthers Burt, Grace Stone Coates, Bernard DeVoto, Frank Hill, Joseph Kinsey Howard, Dorothy Johnson, Frank Bird Linderman, John Lomax, Norman MacLean, Archibald MacLeish, Ogden Nash, Theodore Spencer, Mildred Walker, and Robert Penn Warren as well as scientists Albert Einstein and Edwin Hubble.

General correspondence after 1954 is predominantly editorial exchanges between Merriam and budding authors. Most of these authors were Montana citizens seeking first-time publication of articles, short stories, or historical novels; however, these materials also include a few authors from other western states. Merriam's extensive correspondence with Lucia Mirrielees provides significant insight into their friendship and how Merriam helped to nurture her career as a writer and teacher at the University of Iowa's Bread Loaf School, Stanford University, and the University of Montana. Materials regarding Montana, The Magazine of Western History include several extended exchanges that provide interesting insights into the management and mission of a fledgling regional historical literature magazine. Some of these topics include a political imbroglio surrounding Senator Richard Neuberger's service on the Regional Board of Editors, organizational debates regarding the role of various advisory boards in editorial decision-making, and controversies generated by Michael Kennedy during his tenure as Editor.

Materials are arranged chronologically, with separate folders for individuals with especially extensive correspondence.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
General Correspondence
1905-1912
2/2
General Correspondence
1913-1917
2/3
General Correspondence
1918-1922
2/4
General Correspondence
1925-1930
2/5
General Correspondence
1931-1935
2/6
General Correspondence
1936-1937
2/7
General Correspondence
1938
2/8
General Correspondence
1939
2/9
General Correspondence
1940
2/10
General Correspondence
1941-1942
2/11
General Correspondence
1943-1945
2/12
General Correspondence
1946-1949
2/13
General Correspondence
1950-1951
2/14
General Correspondence
1952-1953
2/15
General Correspondence
1954-1956
2/16
General Correspondence
1957-1959
2/17
General Correspondence
1960
3/1
General Correspondence
1961
3/2
General Correspondence
1962-1965
3/3
General Correspondence
1966-1970
3/4
General Correspondence
1971-1973
3/5
General Correspondence
1974-1976
3/6
General Correspondence
1977-1979
3/7
General Correspondence
undated
3/8
Family Correspondence
undated
3/9
Browne, Maurice
1924-1949
3/10
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching
1923-1924
3/11
Gray, Gordon
1960-1966
3/12
Linderman, Frank B.
1919-1938
3/13
Mirrielees, Lucia
1925-1931
3/14
Mirrielees, Lucia and Edith
1932-1957
4/1
Montana, The Magazine of Western History
1955-1978
4/2
Northern Montana College
1962-1963 and undated
4/3
Readings for the Blind, Montana State Library
1975-1976
4/4
Reed College
1913-1971
4/5
Riasanovsky, Antonia
1940-1954
4/6
Robinson, Lennox
1924-1962 and undated
4/7
Streit, Clarence, Nobel Nomination Correspondence and Support Materials
1980

Series III:  World War I Service , 1918-1919Return to Top

4 folders

The materials in this series document Merriam's service during WWI as an English instructor for French officers. The series includes several documents detailing Merriam's involvement with the Canadian wing of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the organization that facilitated Merriam's wartime service.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/1
Booklet for teachers of French Soldiers
1918
5/2
Clippings and memorabilia
1918-1919
5/3
Correspondence
1918-1919
5/4
Military documents
1918-1919

Series IV:  Rhodes Scholars , 1904-1979Return to Top

7 folders

This series includes records from Merriam's participation in the first group of Rhodes Scholars as well as his lifelong commitment to the program as a solicitor, trustee, and selection committee member.

Materials are arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/5
Correspondence
1904-1913
5/6
Personal Notes
ca. 1904-1913
5/7
Oxford Exams
1905-1907
5/8
Clippings
1907-1978
5/9
Committee Documents
1935-1969 and undated
5/10
Correspondence
1950-1979
5/11
75th Anniversary Celebration of Rhodes Scholarship Program
1978

Series V:  University of Montana , 1919-1979Return to Top

1.5 linear feet and partial oversize box

This series documents Merrriam's long service to the university in Missoula as a professor and administrator. Much of the series consists of correspondence with university chancellors, administration, fellow professors and instructors, colleagues at other universities, students, and professional contract staff. Of particular note, the series includes an extensive sequence of correspondence and documents detailing the rationale employed to dismiss Merriam from his teaching position in 1939 as well as the campus and statewide response to the Board of Regents actions.

This series includes a large file of correspondence regarding Merriam's retirement from the University of Montana in 1954. Most of the correspondents are former students expressing appreciation and admiration for his years of service and quality instruction. Notable correspondents include D'Arcy McNickle, Weldon Niva, Arthur Sanderson. S. Rae Logan, and Leslie Fiedler. The series also includes documents regarding Merriam's activities to create memorial funds to benefit university students and preserve the memory of his teaching colleagues. Lucia Mirrielees Memorial Fund Correspondence includes a memorial written about Edith Mirrielees, Lucia's sister. This document is retained in this folder as a reflection of Dr. Merriam's placement with such materials. Materials are arranged by subject, then chronologically.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/1
Personnel and Administrative Documents
1924-1971
6/2
Official Correspondence, Chancellor Edward Elliot
1919-1921 and undated
6/3
Official Correspondence, University President Edward Sisson
1920-1921
6/4
Official Correspondence, University President C.H. Clapp
1921-1926
6/5
Lectures at Summer Sessions
1922-1924
6/6
Concern for the University - correspondence and proposals
1921-1950
6/7
Official Correspondence, Chancellor Melvin Brannon
1923-1932
6/8
Correspondence, University President Candidates
1935
6/9
Official Correspondence, University President George Simmons
1935-1937
6/10
Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents
1936
6/11
Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents
1937
6/12
Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents
1938
6/13
Dismissal from University of Montana, Clippings
1939-1941
6/14
Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents
1939-01 - 1939-08
7/1
Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents
1939-09
7/2
Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents
1939-10
7/3
Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents
1939-11
7/4
Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents
1939-12
7/5
Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents
1940-01 - 1940-03
7/6
Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents
1940-04 - 1940-12
7/7
Official Correspondence, University President George Simmons
1938-1941
7/8
Course Materials
1938-1953 and undated
7/9
Correspondence, Search for university positions
1939-1940
7/10
Montana Study Documents and Rockefeller Foundation Grant
1935-1944
7/11
Montana Study Documents and Rockefeller Foundation Grant
1945
7/12
Official Correspondence, University President Ernest Melby
1942-1946
8/1
Curriculum Committee, Documents and Correspondence
1943-1945 and 1961
8/2
Official Correspondence, University President James McCain
1942-1946
8/3
Correspondence, University president candidates
1941, 1945, 1958
8/4
"History of the Classroom Building"
1950
40OS/3
Architectural Drawings, Campus buildings (drawn by Merriam)
undated
8/5
Divisional Reorganization of University Departments
1950-1953
8/6
Correspondence, Search for university positions
1953-1956
8/7
Correspondence, Retirement
1954
8/8
Lucia Mirrielees Memorial Fund, Correspondence
1957-1962
8/9
Lucia Mirrielees Memorial, Administrative Papers
1957-1973
8/10
Friends of the University Library
1960-1977
8/11
Clippings, President Harry Newburn Resignation
1963
8/12
University of Montana Press Committee Documents
1973-1974
8/13
Edmund Freeman Memorial Fund, Correspondence
1977-1979
8/14
Edmund Freeman Memorial Fund, Administrative Papers
1977-1979

Series VI:  Frontier and Midland , 1921-1973Return to Top

5.0 linear feet

The materials in this series include correspondence, draft article and short story manuscripts, and publication materials from the Frontier and Midland journal. The Frontier and Midland is recognized as the first regularly published literary anthology for Montana and the Northern Rocky Mountain region. Materials in the series record Merriam's commitment to establishing and promoting standards for folklore collection, editing, source acknowledgement, and publication. The series includes numerous submissions and sequences of correspondence between Merriam and Montana and Western authors, including Struthers Burt, Grace Stone Coates, Vardis Fisher, Helen Addison Howard, Dorothy Johnson, Frank Bird Linderman, Bob Marshall, Ezra Pound, and Paul Tracy.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/1
General Contributors, A-B
1928-1938
9/2
General Contributors, C-D
1928-1949
9/3
General Contributors, E-G
1928-1938
9/4
General Contributors, H-J
1928-1947
9/5
General Contributors, K-L
1923-1942
9/6
General Contributors, M-N
1927-1945
9/7
General Contributors, O-R
1928-1938
9/8
General Contributors, S
1928-1939
9/9
General Contributors, T-Z
1928-1941
9/10
General Contributors, Montana Writers
1927-1947
10/1
General Contributors, Anderson, Paul
1936-1938
10/2
General Contributors, Appel, Benjamin
1939
10/3
General Contributors, Bair, Tom
1934-1939
10/4
General Contributors, Barrows, John R.
1930-1935
10/5
General Contributors, Beebe, Beatrice B. in regard to Joaquin Miller material
1931-1932
10/6
General Contributors, Bolles, Jason
1927-1944
10/7
General Contributors, Bright, Verne
1928-1937
10/8
General Contributors, Campbell, W.S.
1930-1945
10/9
General Contributors, Chittock, Dr. V.L.O.
1930-1948
10/10
General Contributors, Burt, Struthers
1931-1936
10/11
General Contributors, Coates, Grace Stone
1927-1929
10/12
General Contributors, Coates, Grace Stone
1930-1934
10/13
General Contributors, Coates, Grace Stone
1935-1947
11/1
General Contributors, Corning, Howard
1928-1939, 1969
11/2
General Contributors, Davis, H.L.
1927-1938
11/3
General Contributors, Driggs, Hal
1932-1948
11/4
General Contributors, Eldridge, Paul
1934-1937, 1940-1943
11/5
General Contributors, Elmendorf, Mrs. M.J.
1929-1936
11/6
General Contributors, Ernest, Mrs. Alice Henson
1929-1938
11/7
General Contributors, Fisher, Vardis
1931-1936
11/8
General Contributors, Fitzgerald, Bob
1928-1930
11/9
General Contributors, Fuller, Mrs. E. Romig
1928-1933
11/10
General Contributors, Garcia, Andrew
1930
11/11
General Contributors, Gearhart, Edna
1928-1929
11/12
General Contributors, Godchaux, Elma
1932-1938
11/13
General Contributors, Goodpasture, Frank G.
1930-1937
11/14
General Contributors, Grisson, Irene Welch
1928-1931
11/15
General Contributors, Hansen, Joe
1934-1936
11/16
General Contributors, Hare, John
1928
11/17
General Contributors, Hartley, Ronald English
1928-1939
11/18
General Contributors, Hartwick, Mrs. Mary Robert
1928-1941
11/19
General Contributors, Haste, Gwendolen
1928-1933
11/20
General Contributors, Haycox, Ernest
1932
11/21
General Contributors, Hilton, Charles
1927-1934
12/1
General Contributors, Hogan, Steve
1927-1931
12/2
General Contributors, Holbrook, Stewart
1936-1951
12/3
General Contributors, Hulbert, Archer B.
1928-1933
12/4
General Contributors, Huse, Harry G.
1928-1931
12/5
General Contributors, James, Will
1928-1931
12/6
General Contributors, Johnson, Dorothy M.
1927-1950
12/7
General Contributors, Jones, Nard
1930-1948
12/8
General Contributors, Kidd, W.E.
1928-1936
12/9
General Contributors, Kizer, Ben and M. Ashley
1927-1930
12/10
General Contributors, Knight, Chatfield
1930-1932
12/11
General Contributors, Krantz, David E.
1935-1936
12/12
General Contributors, Lake, Richard
1935-1963
12/13
General Contributors, Leeper, Robert D.
1929-1932
12/14
General Contributors, Lister, Queene B.
1928-1932, 1937
12/15
General Contributors, Loux, Martha D. (material on Abraham Lincoln)
1929-1930
12/16
General Contributors, MacLeod, Norman
1928-1929, 1936
12/17
General Contributors, Maring, Helen
1929-1932, 1938
12/18
General Contributors, McWilliams, Carey
1930-1963
13/1
General Contributors, Marshall, Jim
1928-1946
13/2
General Contributors, Marshall, Robert
1929-1934, 1937
13/3
General Contributors, Mathews, Courtland
1928-1943
13/4
General Contributors, Merrill, Arthur T.
1928-1936
13/5
General Contributors, Olson, Ted
1927-1936
13/6
General Contributors, Pendray, G. Edward
1929-1930
13/7
General Contributors, Post, Mary
1929-1932
13/8
General Contributors, Pratt, L.L
1929-1935
13/9
General Contributors, Redington, J.W.
1931-1933
13/10
General Contributors, Robinson, Mrs. C.D.
1920-1930
13/11
General Contributors, Rorty, James
1929-1932
13/12
General Contributors, Rushfelt, Elise
1928-1942
13/13
General Contributors, Sarett, Lew
1925-1938
13/14
General Contributors, Smith, Bess Foster
1927-1931
13/15
General Contributors, Spencer, Lillian White
1927-1932
13/16
General Contributors, Stevens, James
1927-1948
13/17
General Contributors, Stewart, George R.
1932-1935
13/18
General Contributors, Sweetman, Luke
1928-1934, 1940-1946
14/1
General Contributors, Terrell, John Upton
1929-1936
14/2
General Contributors, Thomas, E.H.
1928-1931
14/3
General Contributors, Tracy, Paul E.
1928-1939, 1963
14/4
General Contributors, Tucker, Pat J.
1921-1930
14/5
General Contributors, Vontuer, Mrs. May
1970
1928-1932, 1941-1942, 1946
14/6
General Contributors, Wetjen, Richard
1928-1938
14/7
General Contributors, Wickes, Mrs. T.A.
1930-1932
14/8
General Contributors, Worthen, Clifton B.
1928-1931
14/9
General Contributors
undated
14/10
General Correspondence, A-C
1928-1962
14/11
General Correspondence, D-G
1920-1958
14/12
General Correspondence, H-M
1927-1939
14/13
General Correspondence, N-Z
1923-1945
15/1
General Correspondence, Botkin, B.A. and Folk-Say magazine
1929-1937
15/2
General Correspondence, Branch, E. Douglas
1936-1962
15/3
General Correspondence, Clark, Archie, Great Falls Tribune
1937-1943
15/4
General Correspondence, Cox, Sidney, in regard to finances and other University affairs
1925-1926
15/5
General Correspondence, Cox, Sidney, in regard to his resignation
1926
15/6
General Correspondence, Frederick, John T., in regard to merging The Frontier and The Midland
1928-1938
15/7
General Correspondence, Hebard, Dr. Grace Raymond, University of Wyoming
1927-1932
15/8
General Correspondence, Howard, Helen Addison
1939-1944
15/9
General Correspondence, Linderman, Frank B.
1927-1930
15/10
General Correspondence, Linderman, Frank B.
1931-1939, 1942, 1952
15/11
General Correspondence, Peterson, Martin
1928-1931, 1938-1939
15/12
General Correspondence, Pound, Ezra
1931-1934
15/13
General Correspondence, Sedgwick, Ellery, Atlantic Monthly
1928-1930, 1947
15/14
General Correspondence, Wagner, Har, in regard to Joaquin Miller material
1932
15/15
General Correspondence, Whicker, H., UM English professor and Frontier editor
1934-1939
16/1
General Correspondence, Historical Maps
1929-1934
16/2
General Correspondence, Historical Maps
1927-1929
16/3
General Correspondence, Historical Material
1929-1933
16/4
General Correspondence, Sale of back issues
1928, 1952-1971
16/5
General Correspondence, Sale of back issues with regard to The Frontier and Midland Award
1948-1979
16/6
General Correspondence, Requests and grants to reprint
1928-1941
16/7
General Correspondence, Requests and grants to reprint
1942-1957
16/8
General Correspondence, Requests and grants to reprint
1958-1972, 1975, 1977
17/1
Advertising
1934
17/2
Bonds
1924-1950
17/3
Books, possible from Frontier material
1966 and undated
17/4
Clippings
1921-1930
17/5
Clippings
1932-1938
17/6
Clippings
undated
17/7
Contributions and Circulation, statistics
up to August 1931
17/8
Doubleday, Doran, and Co. regarding magazine name and books
1924-1950
17/9
Editors of other magazines
1924-1928
17/10
Editors of other magazines
1929-1930
17/11
Editors of other magazines
1931-1934
17/12
Fort Missoula Records
1935, 1947
17/13
Folklore
1930-1933
17/14
Gipson, J.H., Caxton Printers
1930-1942
17/15
Glick, Carl, The Masquers and finances
1925-1926
17/16
Knopf, Alfred A., Borzoi Books Inc. Publisher
1930-1948
17/17
League of Western Writers, list of
17/18
Linderman, Frank B. issue
spring 1938-1939
18/1
Macmillan Co., Publishers
1936-1942
18/2
Magazine exchanges
undated
18/3
Mailing, 2nd class
1928-1933
18/4
Mailing Lists, Universities and Colleges
1931-1932
18/5
Merriam's notes on The Frontier, history
1930-1965
18/6
N.Y. Public Library microfilming
1964, 1973
18/7
O'Brien, E.J., Editor, 'Best Short Stories'
1927-1935
18/8
O'Henry Collection of Stories
1929-1937
18/9
Pacific Spectator
1946
18/10
Periodical Information
1928
18/11
Prairie Schooner
1929-1934
18/12
Publishers
1930-1947
18/13
Ratings, O'Brien and O'Henry
1928-1939
18/14
Reestablishing The Frontier
1938-1947
18/15
Reprinting (Johnson Reprint Co. and Kraus Reprint Co.)
1966-1967, 1970-1973
18/16
Sample Literature to subscribers
1927-1936
18/17
Short Stories
undated
18/18
Stationery and Publicity
1920-1943
18/19
Suspension of The Frontier
1938-1942
18/20
Title use: The Frontier and The Midland by other magazines
1934-1944
18/21
Trademark Application
1924-1949
File box/19
Notecards, Subscriptions and Contributors to Frontier and Midland

Series VII:  Montana Institute of the Arts , 1941-1980Return to Top

2.25 linear feet

This series includes materials generated and collected by Merriam during his tenure with the Montana Institute of the Arts. Series documents detail efforts to establish and expand the organization as a grassroots arts and humanities program in the state. The Montana Institute of the Arts helped create avenues for fostering and promoting artistic expression by Montanans who often lacked access to the established outlets.

Materials are arranged by subject, then chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
20/1
General Correspondence
1948-1976
20/2
General Correspondence
1977-1980
20/3
General Correspondence, Early Letters
1941, 1947-1950
20/4
General Correspondence, Pre-organizational
1941-1949
20/5
General Correspondence, Organizational
1947-1948
20/6
General Correspondence, Organization
1957-1976
20/7
General Correspondence, Merriam's first year of presidency
1948-March, 1949
20/8
General Correspondence, Merriam's first year of presidency
March 16, 1949-August 1949
20/9
General Correspondence, Presidents and Secretaries
1955-1966, 1971
21/1
General Correspondence, Finch, Robert
1947-1953
21/2
General Correspondence, Grieder, Paul A.
1946-1950
21/3
General Correspondence, Stevenson, Branson, Christmas Cards
1948, 1968-1979
21/4
General Correspondence, MIA Book, General MIA information
1976
21/5
General Correspondence, MIA Book, List of Articles and Organization
1975-1977
21/6
General Correspondence, MIA Book, Permission to use articles
1975-1977
21/7
General Correspondence, MIA Book, Requests to select articles
1975-1976
21/8
General Correspondence, MIA Book, Finances and Publication
1975-1977
21/9
General Correspondence, MIA Book, Finalizing
1976-1977
21/10
General Correspondence, Publishing Projects Quarterly
1949-1956, 1961-1964
21/11
General Correspondence, Poetry Contests and Booklets
1956, 1961-1966, 1980
21/12
General Correspondence, First Poetry Book, Seed in the Soil, MIA Poets
1966-1968, 1973
21/13
General Correspondence, Second Poetry Book
1973
22/1
General Correspondence, Headquarters and Buildings
1962, 1965, 1977
22/2
General Correspondence, Rental of Pictures, Reader's Alley Art Gallery
1963
22/3
General Correspondence, Restructuring MIA
1965-1966, 1976-1977
22/4
General Correspondence, Sale of MIA craft projects
1950
22/5
General Correspondence, Short Story project
1957-1958
22/6
General Correspondence, Writers, Joseph Kinsey Howard, Fox, and Place
1948-1951
22/7
General Correspondence, Young Montana Artist Show
1964-1965
22/8
Branch Directors' Meetings
1951-1952
22/9
Communication Information for officers, etc.
1971-1976
22/10
Constitution and By Laws
1948-1968
22/11
Disassociated Documents
1948-1977
22/12
Expanding Montana Historical Society
1949
22/13
Festival Features
1976
22/14
Festival Programs
1950-1953
22/15
Foundation
1957, 1961-1966
22/16
Foundation, History
1961
22/17
Foundation, Incorporation
1949-1950
22/18
Foundation
1967-1969, 1972, 1976
22/19
History Group
1949
22/20
Little Festival
1962, 1972-1973
22/21
Membership and Affiliations
1949, 1965-1968
22/22
Membership Certificates
1949
22/23
Membership Lists
1948-1970
23/1
MIA Book, extras
1975 or 1976
23/2
MIA Book, cutout
1973-1976
23/3
MIA Leadership Workshop
September 1979
23/4
Minutes, Board
1962-1963, 1969-1976, 1979
23/5
Minutes of Directors
1948-1957
23/6
Montana Arts Council
1963-1975
23/7
Newsletters
1963-1966, 1975-1979
23/8
Permanent Collection
1955-1970
23/9
Poetry Contest, Mary B. Clapp Memorial
1966-May 1968
23/10
Poetry Contest, Mary B. Clapp Memorial
1968-1968, 1976, 1979
23/11
Poem about Merriam
1973
24/1
Presidential Address to MIA
1950
24/2
Publicity
1948-1962
24/3
Quarterly, Costs and Articles
1948-1964
24/4
Roundup of the Arts, Gallery Museum Facility
1971-1972
24/5
Speakers for Workshops
1950, 1952
24/6
Treasurer Reports
1949-1977
24/7
Clippings, MIA
1947-1977
24/8
Clippings, Montana Artists
1961-1966

Series VIII:  Writings , 1902-1980 Return to Top

5.5 linear feet

This series includes correspondence, draft manuscripts, hand-written notes, and publication materials from the documents Merriam wrote himself or edited to such an extent they became, in essence, his own work. The series provides insights into Merriam's multi-faceted literary projects as well as his influence on contemporaries. The Moxon manuscript and correspondence materials include correspondence with Moxon's descendents as well as some of the most notable English literary figures of the mid 19th Century.

Materials are arranged by subject or by title of book-length publication.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
25/1
Apologia for Creative Writing
undated
25/2
Address to the Soc. Conference-Seattle, Washington
undated
25/3
Clippings about writings of other authors
undated
25/4
Creative Writing-manuscript for Writer's Conference
undated
25/5
Essay, Ideas
undated
25/6
Favorite Words
undated
25/7
Memories of My Days at the University of Wyoming
1902-1904, undated
25/8
Misc. Writings
undated
25/9
Montana History Research
undated
25/10
Montana Writers
undated
25/11
Northwest Theaters-articles
undated
25/12
Research Notes found in the works of Spencer
undated
25/13
Stories of Pacific Northwest in Verse
undated
25/14
These Men Have Been in Our Home-manuscript
undated
25/15
They Worked in the West-manuscript
undated
25/16
They Worked in the West-manuscript
undated
25/17
Western Literature-What's it and Why-manuscript and notes
undated
25/18
Inhibitions, Habits and the Student's Right of Way-article
1918
25/19
Report on the University of Montana
1920-1930
25/20
Class Book for Freshman Composition
1921
26/1
Unsuccessful Articles
1925-1948
26/2
Edward Moxon Manuscript, correspondence
1925-10 - 1926-06
26/3
Edward Moxon Manuscript, correspondence
1926-07 - 1938-01
26/4
Edward Moxon, Publisher of Poets, Reviews and Notices
1939-1940
26/5
Western Regional Literature-research, notes, and correspondence
1929-1949
26/6
The Idea of a Regional College Magazine-article
1928-04-11
26/7
Regional Literature-presentation
1929-11-29
26/8
Northwest Writers
1930's
26/9
Unpublished Manuscript for Book, no title
26/10
Unpublished Manuscript for Book, no title
26/11
Unpublished Manuscript for Book, no title
26/12
Northwest Verse: A Note-manuscript
1930's
27/1
Anthology of Northwest Verse-correspondences (permission to reprint)
1930
27/2
Anthology of Northwest Verse-correspondences (permission to reprint)
1931-1932
27/3
Anthology of Northwest Verse-reviews
1931
27/4
Anthology of Northwest Verse-reviews in newspapers clippings
1931
27/5
Regionalism-manuscript for Writer's Conference-U.M.
1931
27/6
Northwest Literature-presentation to PNLA
1934
27/7
Tamress in Northwest Writers and Readers-article
1935
27/8
Works Projects Administration Writers Project-correspondence
1935-1969
27/9
The Liberal Arts-address to the University of Oregon
1936
27/10
Liberal Arts College in State Supported University-article
1936-11-03
27/11
Baccalaureate Address-Reed College
1937
27/12
Address at the Modern Language Assoc., Contemporary Literature Section
1937
27/13
Literature and the Liberal Arts College-presentation at the University of Oregon
1939
27/14
Radio Addresses at Oregon State College
1939-1940
27/15
Radio Addresses at KGVO radio, Missoula Montana
1943-1944
28/1
In Measureless Oceans-presentation
1940
28/2
Cosmos Club-Constitution (copy)
1896-1897
28/3
Club Papers-Cosmos Club
1940-1972
28/4
Club Papers-English, Authors, and MIA
undated
28/5
Materials for American Literary History-introduction and correspondence
1941-1942
28/6
Ethnic Settlement in Montana-notes and research
1942
28/7
Ethnic Settlement in Montana-manuscript and article
1943
28/8
Book Reviews-articles and manuscripts
1943-1953
28/9
An Experiment in Education-pamphlet
1945-05
28/10
Writing in High School-article
1945-12
28/11
Northwest Literature in Our Schools-presentation
1946-11-16
28/12
Folk Materials in Montana
1946
28/13
Regional Cooperation in Higher Education
1946, 1951, 1965
28/14
Reilly Was Here-article
1947
28/15
Uniting Social Studies and Language Programs Through Regional Materials-manuscript
1947
28/16
Story collection from Frontier and Midland for Possible book, (We Are All Human)
1947
28/17
Story collection from Frontier and Midland for Possible book, (We Are All Human)
1947
29/1
Of So Much Worth-presentation
1947-05-14
29/2
Understanding Great Men-presentation to Women's Club
1947-10-14
29/3
Who Can Teach Creative Writing
1947-11
29/4
A Note on the Humanities in Higher Education-correspondence and manuscript
1948
29/5
Does the Northwest Believe in Itself?-presentation
1948
29/6
Pacific Northwest Conference on the Arts and Sciences
1948-04
29/7
Commencement Address-Rocky Mountain College
1949
29/8
Every Graduate an Educated Person-presentation
1950
29/9
Northwest Literature, What is it and Why-presentation
1950
29/10
Short Stories manuscript for Writer's Conference
1952
29/11
Montana Writing-correspondence
1954-1958
29/12
Montana Writing-manuscript
undated
29/13
Cosmos Club Presentation-notes and articles on architecture
1959
29/14
James R. Thomas
1884-1959, 1959
29/15
Frontier Omnibus
1959
29/16
Frontier Literature Lecture-notes
1960s
29/17
Western Classics -presentation
1960
29/18
Communication in a Space Age-speech at Northern Montana College
1961
29/19
Reading, Northern-presentation
1962
29/20
Librarians, Books, Readers and Reading-manuscript
1963
29/21
Missoula County History-manuscripts (1)
1964
29/22
Missoula County History-research and notes (2)
1947-1964
29/23
Missoula County History-research, notes, and correspondence (3)
1964-1968
29/24
Folklore-correspondence and notes
1965-1968
30/1
Ronan-notes and correspondence
1965-1973
30/2
Ronan-manuscript edited by H.G. Merriam-preface to Chap. VI (1)
1932
30/3
Ronan-Chap. VII to Appendix B (2)
1932
30/4
Way Out West-correspondence
1966-1967
30/5
Way Out West-correspondence
1968-1970
30/6
Way Out West-correspondence
1970's
30/7
Way Out West-publisher's contract
1967
30/8
Way Out West-contents and notes
undated
30/90
Way Out West-book reviews
1970-1971
30/10
Article on Frank Bird Linderman-correspondence
1962
30/11
Recollections of Charley Russell-correspondence
1962-1964
30/12
Recollections of Charley Russell-correspondence with the Linderman family
1962-1964
30/13
Recollections of Charley Russell, sales and royalty statements
1963-1968
30/14
Recollections of Charley Russell, reprint correspondence
1979-1980
30/15
Recollections of Charley Russell, publicity and reviews
1963-1964
31/1
University of Oklahoma Press
1965-1976
31/2
Montana Adventure-correspondence
1964
31/3
Montana Adventure-correspondence
1965
31/4
Montana Adventure-correspondence
1966
31/5
Montana Adventure-correspondence
1967
31/6
Montana Adventure-correspondence
1968-1969
31/7
Montana Adventure-memorandum of agreement
1965 and 1967
31/8
Montana Adventure-research notes
undated
31/9
Montana Adventure-book reviews
1968-1969
31/10
U.M. History-Introduction
31/11
U.M. History-Craig Years
31/12
U.M. History-Duniway Years
31/13
U.M. History-Craighead Years
31/14
U.M. History-Elliott Years
1915-1917
31/15
U.M. History-Sisson Years
1917-1921
31/16
U.M. History-Clapp Years
1921-1935
32/1
U.M. History-Simmons Years
1936-1940
32/2
UM. History-Melby Years
1943-1944
32/3
U.M. History-McCain Years
1945-1950
32/4
U.M. History-Mc Farland Years (1)
1951-1958
32/5
U.M. History-Mc Farland Years (2)
1951-1958
32/6
U.M. History-Gordon Castle
32/7
U.M. History-Newburn Years
1959-1963
32/8
U.M. History-Johns Years
1963-1966
32/9
U.M. History-Pantzer Years (1)
1966-
32/10
U.M. History-Pantzer Years (2)
1966-
33/1
U.M. History-Interchapters
33/2
U.M. History-Manuscript (1)
33/3
U.M. History-Manuscript (2)
33/4
U.M. History-Research (1)
33/5
U.M. History-Research (2)
33/6
U.M. History-dates
33/7
U.M. History-correspondence and newspaper clippings
1968-1971
33/8
The University of Montana, A History-copy of book
1970
34/1
Ho! For the West-correspondence and notes
1973-1976
34/2
Ho! For the West-research negatives
undated
34/3
Ho! For the West-book prints
undated
34/4
Ho! For the West-partial manuscript (unpublished)
undated
34/5
Ho! For the West-partial manuscript (unpublished)
undated
34/6
Ho! For the West-manuscript (unpublished)
undated
34/7
Ho! For the West-manuscript (unpublished)
undated
34/8
Ho! For the West-manuscript (unpublished)
undated
34/9
Ho! For the West-manuscript (unpublished)
undated
34/10
Ho! For the West-manuscript (unpublished)
undated
34/11
Commencement Address-College of Arts and Sciences-U.M.
1972
34/12
Twenty Best Books of Montana-information and correspondence
1972-1977
34/13
Twenty Best Books of Montana-information and correspondence
1972-1977
35/1
Cosmos Club Papers and Notes
1976
35/2
The Long Friendship-correspondence
1977-1980
35/3
The Long Friendship-copyright information
1979
35/4
The Long Friendship-copies of Linderman-Russell letters
1914-1919
35/5
The Long Friendship-manuscripts
undated
35/6
The Golden Valley-research materials
1977
35/7
The Golden Valley -manuscripts
undated
35/8
The Golden Valley-correspondence and book reviews
1977-1978
35/9
Difficulties at the University of Montana-KUFM radio broadcast
1978-04-22
35/10
Article for American Oxonian-correspondence and manuscript
1978
File box/36
Notecards, Writing Research Notes

Series IX:  Writings of Others , 1926-1970 Return to Top

13 folders

This series includes correspondence and published materials gathered by Merriam out of personal interest or submitted to Merriam both as gifts and as requests for editorial feedback. This series contains extensive correspondence and a portion of text material regarding The Galloping Swede, by Hugo Aronson and Lou O. Brockman. Merriam provided extensive editorial advice on the manuscript through his correspondence with Brockman and extended assistance in contacting potential publishers. Merriam's involvement with the manuscript remained informal throughout the project and received only a note of acknowledgement in the published volume.

Materials are arranged alphabetically by author.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
35/11
Baldwin, Grace Davidson-poem
undated
35/12
Brockman, Lou O., The Galloping Swede, Correspondence
1967-1970
35/13
Brockman, Lou O., The Galloping Swede, Text Materials
undated
35/14
Fishwick, Marshall, "The Twist: Brave New Whirl"
1962
35/15
Jones, Jenkin Lloyd, "Who Is Tampering with the Soul of America"
1961
35/16
King, Walter-article
1962
35/17
Lewis, C. Day-article "Of a Poem"
undated
35/18
McCoy, E.-Bibliography of Negro Literature
1926-1928, undated
35/19
Moss, Honorable Frank E.-Congressional Testimony "Letter from the West"
1960
35/20
Saturday Review-issue on photography in the fine arts
1959-05-16
35/21
Stegner, Wallace "The West Coast: Region with a View"
1959
35/22
Unknown student-poem
undated
35/23
Venn, George-Critique of Four Pacific Northwest Novels
undated

Series X:  Awards and Honors , 1920-1975Return to Top

0.25 linear feet

This series includes awards and honors received by Merriam during his long career.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
37/1
Degrees from University of Wyoming and Montana State University
1962-1963
37/2
Correspondence Concerning Honorary degree from the University of Wyoming
1962
37/3
Correspondence and clippings concerning honorary degree from Montana State University
1963
37/4
Award Certificates
1920-1973
37/5
Newspaper Clippings-Awards and Honors
1940-1975

Series XI:  Scrapbooks and Photo Albums , circa 1900-1939Return to Top

1 oversize box

This series includes four bound scrapbooks and photo albums. Most materials are from the early years of Merriam's life and professional career. Volumes include numerous loose materials. Researchers are asked to exhibit particular care in viewing the materials in this series.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
40OS
487(XI):1: Scrap Book, University and Rhodes Scholar Program
ca. 1900 -1913
41OS
487(XI):2: Photo Album, European Trip
1904-1906
41OS
487(XI):3: Lithographs and oversize certificates
1925-1939
41OS
487(XI):4: Photo Album, Rhodes Scholar Program, WW I, and Reed College
ca. 1904-1920

Series XII:  Photographs , 1914-1975 Return to Top

2.25 linear feet

This series includes photographs collected throughout Merriam's life but the majority of materials document the activities, gatherings, and publications of the Montana Institute of the Arts. Other photographs can be located in the photo albums and scrapbooks described in Series XI.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
38/1
487(XII):1: H. G. Merriam
ca. 1940
38/2
487(XII):2: H. G. Merriam
ca. 1930
38/3
487(XII):3: H. G. Merriam and Phillip W. Payne
Dec. 1973
38/4
487(XII):4: H. G. Merriam and Phillip W. Payne
Dec. 1973
38/5
487(XII):5: H. G. Merriam
ca. 1973
38/6
487(XII):6: H. G. Merriam
ca. 1973
38/7
487(XII):7: H. G. Merriam
ca. 1930
38/8
487(XII):8: H. G. Merriam and others
undated
38/9
487(XII):9: H. G. Merriam and President Harry Newburn
ca. 1963
38/10
487(XII):10: H. G. Merriam and his wife
Fall 1978
38/11
487(XII):11: UM Summer School Student Body (S. Rae Logan, back row, 3rd from left-1st summer on staff and W.W. Kemp, 2nd to right)
ca. 1914
38/12
487(XII):12: R. Fehlberg
undated
38/12
487(XII):13: Verne Dusenberry
undated
38/12
487(XII):14: Merrill G. Burlingame
undated
38/12
487(XII):15: Katherine T. Widmer, Bozeman
undated
38/12
487(XII):16: Katerine Guest, MIA
undated
38/12
487(XII):17: Gretchen Gellison, MIA
undated
38/12
487(XII):18: Mrs. Mackey
undated
38/12
487(XII):19: "B.K." at 87th Birthday
Sept. 22, 1975
38/12
487(XII):20: Ruth Longworth
undated
38/12
487(XII):21: Mrs. Ralph L. Benjamin, Shelby, Montana
undated
38/13
487(XII):22: Warren Jennison, Jewel Basin
1948
38/13
487(XII):23: Audrey Bruffey, MIA
undated
38/13
487(XII):24: Paul A. Grieder
undated
38/13
487(XII):25: Dr. Alfred W. Humphreys
undated
38/13
487(XII):26: Elizabeth Lochrie, Butte
undated
38/13
487(XII):27: Ray Mattix, MIA
undated
38/13
487(XII):28: Robert Taylor
undated
38/13
487(XII):29: Maxine Blackmer
undated
38/13
487(XII):30: Peggy Sterrett
undated
38/13
487(XII):31: L.O. Brockman
undated
38/14
487(XII):32: Norman Winstine
undated
38/15
487(XII):33: Branson Stevenson
undated
38/16
487(XII):34: Gladies Laubui
undated
38/17
487(XII):35: Mrs. McDernud, Helena Branch Director
undated
38/18
487(XII):36: Al Lucke
undated
38/19
487(XII):37: Vermaillae Banta
undated
38/19
487(XII):38: Mrs. Mary B. Clapp
undated
38/19
487(XII):39: Mrs. Gordon Montgomery
undated
38/19
487(XII):40: Robert Athearn
undated
38/19
487(XII):41: Robert Athearn
undated
38/19
487(XII):42: Mrs. Logan Ostrenn
undated
38/19
487(XII):43: Mrs. Milly O. Wells
undated
38/19
487(XII):44: Mrs. Henry B. Loventz, Great Falls Branch Director, MIA
undated
38/20
487(XII):45: Mrs. Maloney
undated
38/20
487(XII):46: Kenneth Burrell
undated
38/20
487(XII):47: Mrs. Burrell
undated
38/20
487(XII):48: Andy Oja
undated
38/20
487(XII):49: Isabel Johnson
undated
38/20
487(XII):50: Mr. Maloney
undated
38/20
487(XII):51: Mrs. Cook
undated
38/20
487(XII):52: McDonald
undated
38/20
487(XII):53: Fred Moss
undated
38/20
487(XII):54: Mrs. R.K. West, Jr.
undated
38/21
487(XII):55: Unidentified
undated
38/21
487(XII):56: Unidentified woman
undated
38/21
487(XII):57: Unidentified woman
undated
38/21
487(XII):58: Unidentified man
undated
38/21
487(XII):59: Unidentified man
undated
38/21
487(XII):60: Unidentified woman
undated
38/21
487(XII):61: Unidentified woman
undated
38/21
487(XII):62: Unidentified man
undated
38/21
487(XII):63: Unidentified, two women
undated
38/22
487(XII):64: Orchestra Group
undated
38/22
487(XII):65: Female vocalist
undated
38/22
487(XII):66: Male pianist
June 1960
38/22
487(XII):67: Lewis, composing music
June 1960
38/22
487(XII):68: Bruce Kirry
June 1962
38/23
487(XII):69: Lewis at pottery wheel
June 1960
38/23
487(XII):70: Man at pottery wheel
undated
38/23
487(XII):71: Man at pottery wheel
undated
38/23
487(XII):72: Man explaining pottery
undated
38/23
487(XII):73: Pottery
undated
38/23
487(XII):74: Pottery
undated
38/24
487(XII):75: People at art exhibit
undated
38/24
487(XII):76: People at art exhibit
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487(XII):77: People at art exhibit
June 1960
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487(XII):78: Man at art exhibit
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487(XII):79: Man teaching art
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487(XII):80: Man teaching art
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487(XII):81: Walt Woodcock, Fine Arts Chairman, Painting by Orlin Helgoe 138
1959
38/24
487(XII):82: People at art exhibit
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487(XII):83: Man explaining mosaic
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487(XII):84: Man explaining mosaic
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487(XII):85: Man explaining mosaic
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487(XII):86: People at art show
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487(XII):87: People at art show
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487(XII):88: Children at art exhibit
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487(XII):89: Thomas Jermin of Great Falls
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487(XII):90: Branson, printing
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487(XII):91: Women discussing art
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487(XII):92: Kids performing with others watching from backstage
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487(XII):93: Kids performing as Native American dancers
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487(XII):94: Women weaving
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487(XII):95: Mr. and Mrs. Maloney, Helena
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487(XII):96: People at conference/show
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487(XII):97: People at conference/show
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487(XII):98: People at conference/show
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487(XII):99: People at conference
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487(XII):100: People at conference
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487(XII):101: People at conference
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487(XII):102: Harold Ruth (right) with relatives
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487(XII):103: Vistor at exhibit
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487(XII):104: Man and Woman discussing art
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487(XII):105: Art displays
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487(XII):106: Art displays
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487(XII):107: Art displays
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487(XII):108: Art displays
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487(XII):109: Art displays
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487(XII):110: Art displays
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487(XII):111: Art displays
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487(XII):112: Art displays
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487(XII):113: Art displays
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487(XII):114: Art displays
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487(XII):115: Art displays
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487(XII):116: Art displays
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487(XII):117: Pottery
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487(XII):118: Ceramic head box by John Murphy
1968
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487(XII):119: Art display
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487(XII):120: Art display-painting by Morrison
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487(XII):121: Art display
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487(XII):122: Ceramics
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487(XII):123: Art display
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487(XII):124: Art display
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487(XII):125: Art display
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487(XII):126: Art display
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487(XII):127: Paintings
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487(XII):128: Paintings by James Der
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487(XII):129: Paintings by Branson Strenson
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487(XII):130: Painting
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487(XII):131: Drawing of Robert Bears and his wife
1957
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487(XII):132: House and Car
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487(XII):133: Building
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487(XII):134: The five Presidents including H. G. Merriam
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487(XII):135: H. G. Merriam and others at MIA function
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487(XII):136: H. G. Merriam and group
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487(XII):137: H. G. Merriam and Harriette Cashman, Bozeman, Montana
1952
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487(XII):138: H. G. Merriam and others
June 1960
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487(XII):139: Group at Picnic
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487(XII):140: People talking
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487(XII):141: People talking
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487(XII):142: Group at picnic
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487(XII):143: Group at picnic
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487(XII):144: Group at picnic
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487(XII):145: Group at picnic
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487(XII):146: Group at picnic
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487(XII):147: Women at picnic
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487(XII):148: At picnic Ken Ralston, Larry Gill, Isabelle Johnson
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487(XII):149: At picnic, Bill Stockton
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487(XII):150: Laubui and LaDonna getting autograph
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487(XII):151: Shope and one of his horses
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487(XII):152: Woman speaking
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487(XII):153: Group at conference
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487(XII):154: Man speaking
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487(XII):155: Man speaking
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487(XII):156: People at conference
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487(XII):157: Man and woman at function
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487(XII):158: People talking
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39/9
487(XII):159: Group at conference
1960, June
39/10
487(XII):160: People talking
1960, June
39/11
487(XII):161: People eating
1960, June
39/12
487(XII):162: Unidentified man
1960, June
39/13
487(XII):163: People talking
1960, June
39/14
487(XII):164: Branson Sterenson and woman (probably wife) from Great Falls
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39/15
487(XII):165: Man talking
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39/16
487(XII):166: Men with car
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39/17
487(XII):167: Mac Lewis and Ben Pursley, Billings branch-exhibit chairman
1958, December
39/18
487(XII):168: Group of people
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39/19
487(XII):169: Women at craft sale
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39/20
487(XII):170: Women at craft sale
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487(XII):171: People talking
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487(XII):172: Group of people
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487(XII):173: Photo by Bob Fehlberg
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487(XII):174: Spider Web photo by Ernest Bruffey
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487(XII):175: Two men standing outside of a building
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39/26
487(XII):176: Burn
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39/27
487(XII):177: People among mountains
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39/28
487(XII):178: "North of the Milk" by Ernest Bruffey
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39/29
487(XII):179: Unidentified European city from WWI
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39/30
487(XII):180: MIA festival
1950
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487(XII):181: MIA festival
1950
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487(XII):182: MIA festival
1950
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487(XII):183: MIA festival
1950
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487(XII):184: MIA festival
1950
39/35
487(XII):185: MIA festival
1950
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487(XII):186: MIA festival
1950
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487(XII):187: MIA festival, Pottery wheel
1950
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487(XII):188: Billings Arts Association Christmas showing student Union-EMCE campus
1957, December
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487(XII):189: Billings Arts Association Christmas Showing
1957, December
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487(XII):190: Billings Arts Association Christmas showing
1957, December
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487(XII):191: Billings Arts Association Christmas showing
1957, December
39/42
487(XII):192: Pottery in foreground is stoneware, wheel through and created by Lyndon Pomeroy (and letter from Lyndon Pomeroy with descriptions of 192-200)
39/43
487(XII):193: Figure group, potter figure, bowl and covered jar by Mae Louis bottles in back by Kay Smith of Butte, unidentified women
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39/44
487(XII):194: Bob Hendrickson demonstrating gem faceting
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39/45
487(XII):195: Bob Morrison demonstrating the process of lithography
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39/46
487(XII):196: Hal Dietemann and Ted Waddell demonstrating to Baby Morrtgomen and others the process of centrifugal casting
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39/47
487(XII):197: Ethel Ann Edwards of Lewiston among craft exhibit
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39/48
487(XII):198: Ethel Ann Edwards of Lewiston, examining Mae Lewis's sculpture foreground shapes by Kay Smith, Butte
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39/49
487(XII):199: Festival director and his sister, Mrs. Al Leidie of Billings, looking over Mai Lewis's "The Frontier Family"
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39/50
487(XII):200: Group of Billings people examining pottery exhibit
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39/51
487(XII):201: Frolie in Black and white by Manker
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39/52
487(XII):202: August by Leia Anfie
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39/53
487(XII):203: Picture of Joseph Kinsey Howard
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39/54
487(XII):204: Studio of Charlie Russell during his professional painting days
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39/55
487(XII):205: C.M. Russell gallery, Great Falls
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39/56
487(XII):206: Map of little festival showings (Montana)
1954-1955, 1957-1958
39/57
487(XII):207: Wearings at the 7th annual festival
1955
39/58
487(XII):208: Charcoal drawing by James M. Haughey
1958
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487(XII):209: Exhibits in the 1960 festival
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487(XII):210: Horse drawing by Gilberta Manker
1961
39/61
487(XII):211: Metal Buffalo sculpture by Lyndon Pomeroy
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487(XII):212: Drawings by James E. Dew
1963
39/63
487(XII):213: Peter Voulkos throwing a pot
1964
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487(XII):214: Exhibits at the 1966 festival
1966
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487(XII):215: Paintings Combine XXIX by Charles Daugherty
1968
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487(XII):216: Painting working herd by J.K. Ralston
1969
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487(XII):217: Gallery Talk by Raymond Campeau, 1972 festival
1972
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487(XII):218: Silk screens from her African Series by Jessie Wilber
1972
39/69
487(XII):219: Painting The Pit by Raymond Cambeau
1972
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487(XII):220: Magazine cover by Jessie Wilber
1974
39/71
487(XII):221: Sculpture Edmonton Trader by Jack Weaver
1975
39/72
487(XII):222: Marketplace at 1975 festival, Virginia and E.H. Loeffler
39/73
487(XII):223: Blown glass by David Cornell
1976
39/74
487(XII):224: Magazine cover by Lyndon Pomeroy
Fall 1953
39/75
487(XII):225: The Taxation of mines in Montana by Louis Levine, Ph. D. Book Cover
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39/76
487(XII):226: The Frontier A magazine of the Northwest, cover
1933 March
39/77
487(XII):227: University of Montana--Missoula Campus
(ca. 1900)
39/78
487(XII):228: Unidentified man
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39/79
487(XII):229: Edward C. Elliot, Chancellor of the Montana University System from 1916 thru 1922
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39/80
487(XII):230: Lewis Orvis Evans
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39/81
487(XII):231: Man in front of building
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487(XII):232: Empty room with sunlight shining through window
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39/83
487(XII):233: H. G. Merriam
1930
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487(XII):234: H. G. Merriam
1939
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487(XII):235: H. G. Merriam and group
1952
39/86
487(XII):236: H. G. Merriam and group
1954
39/87
487(XII):237: H. G. Merriam and Dr. Harold Urey
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487(XII):238: H. G. Merriam and another before ceremony
1979
39/89
487(XII):239: H. G. Merriam-multiple shots, contact negatives
undated
39/90
487(XII):240: Museum of the Plains Indian, Frank Bird Linderman exhibit
1962
39/91
487(XII):241: Museum of the Plains Indian, Norman Linderman Waller
1962
39/92
487(XII):242: Mrs. E. Douglas Branch
1942
39/93
487(XII):243: H.L. Davis, Portal, AZ
1930
39/94
487(XII):244: Mary Ronan
undated
39/95
487(XII):245: Paul W. Anderson and friends of Merriam ("Herron" on far left)
1939
39/96
487(XII):246: Clare Aven Thomson, South Seas with turtle
undated
39/96
487(XII):247: Care Aven Thomson, South Seas with sail fish
undated
39/97
487(XII):248: Badger Clarke
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39/98
487(XII):249: Man at pottery wheel (negative)
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39/99
487(XII):250: Portrait (negatives)
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Box
Negs. box
487(XII):172: Group of people
undated
Negs. box
487(XII):234: H. G. Merriam, New York
1939
Negs. box
487(XII):239: H. G. Merriam
1973
Negs. box
487(XII):239: H. G. Merriam
1973
Negs. box
487(XII):243: Farm house
undated
Negs. box
487(XII):244: Unidentified man
undated
Negs. box
487(XII):245: Visitors at art exhibit
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Negs. box
487(XII):246: H. G. Merriam
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