Willard A. Hartley photographs, 1888-circa 1975  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hartley, Willard A., 1907-1996
Title
Willard A. Hartley photographs
Dates
1888-circa 1975 (inclusive)
Quantity
80 photographs
Collection Number
Mss 414
Summary
Photographs in the Willard Hartley collection are of downtown Missoula, Montana, the Paxson Murals in the Missoula County Courthouse, flooding at the Buckhouse Bridge and Beavertail Hill, the Ninemile area and the Ninemile House, Bannack Ghost Town, Stark, Greenough, Potomac, Seeley Lake and Saltese, Montana.
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
visual


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Willard A. "Bill" Hartley, was born April 22, 1907, and lived most of his life in Missoula, Montana. His parents were Austin and Bessie Hartley, originally from Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. Bill was raised and educated in Missoula and Stark, Montana. In 1926 his family moved to Greenough, Montana, where he drove buses from Missoula into the Blackfoot River Valley until 1929 when he married Margaret Matthiessen, also of Missoula. Bill and Margaret then moved to Great Falls and operated a service station until 1934, when they returned to Missoula with Bill working for the Anaconda Company. They had one daughter, Shirley (Wyckman). In 1944, the Hartleys moved to Saltese, Montana, and operated the Saltese Inn. In the late 1940s they retruned to Missoula, purchased the Dorothy Apartments, and Mr. Hartley worked for the local Caterpillar dealer selling heavy equipment in Missoula, Kalispell and Butte. Bill Hartley retired in 1972 and died in Missoula on February 28, 1996.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The 80 photographic negatives which make up this collection are of downtown Missoula, Montana, flooding at the Buckhouse Bridge and Beavertail Hill, the Ninemile area and Ninemile House, Bannack Ghost Town, the Paxson Murals in the Missoula County Courthouse, Stark, Greenough, Potomac, Seeley Lake and Saltese, Montana. The dates range from 1888 to the mid 1970s.

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],Willard A. Hartley Photographs, 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

Container(s) Description Dates
75.0001: Austin Hartley, Chauncey Woodworth and an unidentified stage actor. circa 1904
75.0002: Austin Hale Hartley, Missoula, Montana. Ingalls Photo. circa 1892
75.0003: G. Napier Hartley (behind counter) operated Hartley's Confectionary and Stationary in the original Florence Hotel. Store taken over in late 1890s by his brother Austin, who put in the first soda fountain in Missoula, Montana. circa 1890
75.0004: Missoula Mercantile Grocery Department. G. Napier Hartley second from right. July 1888
75.0005: "Dad and Uncle Jule" coming from Dad's Union House which was two blocks down the street they are coming off of. They are headed to the Florence Hotel. Missoula, Montana. circa 1900
75.0006: Superior, Montana circa 1940
75.0007: 1908 flood taken from Beavertail Hill, looking west. East of Missoula, Montana. 1908
75.0008: 1908 flood taken from Beavertail Hill, looking east. East of Missoula, Montana. 1908
75.0009: President Taft and Roland Hartley (with top hat). Roland lived in Everett, Washington, and operated a lumber business. He was governor of Washington from 1924-1932. circa 1911
75.0010: Bunk house at the Saint Lawrence Mine, 6 miles south of Saltese, Montana. 1940
75.0011: Saint Lawrence Mine, located 6 miles south of Saltese, Montana, at Silver Lake on Silver Creek. circa 1940
75.0012: Ferry on cut-off between Saint Regis and Paradise, Montana. circa 1950
75.0013: Bill and Marg Hartley's Saltese Inn, Saltese, Montana. 1947
75.0014: Camel's Hump road to Highway 10, west of Missoula, Montana, going up Lookout Pass. circa 1928
75.0015: Paris Gibson in office in Todd Building, Great Falls, Montana. 1912
76.0019: Wallace, Idaho (postcard) undated
76.0020: Saltese, Montana July 4, 1913
76.0021: Saltese, Montana January 29, 1913
76.0124: Man posed behind Lue Parker. Stage is a 1920s limousine style vehicle. Along the side of the stage are the names: Missoula, Potomac, Sunset, and ACM Camp. It is parked by the Missoula Northern Pacific Depot. Photo by McKay. 1927
76.0125: Greenough Post Office and Hartley Store, parked in front in the snow is the "Seeley Lake Stage," a jeep-like vehicle with eight wheels, a caterpillar-like track encircles the rear three wheels on either side. circa 1920s
76.1159: Anaconda Copper Mining Camp #1 (Headquarters) at Stark, Montana. Lima "Shay" locomotive. Girls in photo left to right: Lillian Snyder, Edna Remick, Margaret Remick and Sadie Snyder. 1919
76.1160: Stark, Montana circa 1918
76.1161: In the Ninemile area near Stark, Montana. Anaconda Copper Mining Company steam powered "donkey" for ground-skidding logs mounted on log runners. From left to right: George (Irvine) Huff, Gladys (Irvine) Huff, Pat McElligott and Dan Longpre 1920
76.1162: In the Ninemile area near Stark, Montana. Anaconda Copper Mining Company Lima (gear driven) "Shay" locomotive for hauling logs. Pictured with a steam powered "slide ass" log loading jammer 1920
76.1163: Anaconda Copper Mining Company Camp #7 on Stony Creek, up behind the Pete and Absolom Longpre ranches. Lower Ninemile area near Stark, Montana. 1918
88.0062: Cabin City Camp on Highway 10, at the west end of "Camel's Hump." West of Missoula, Montana. undated
88.0063: 1. Saltese Inn, 2. "Ma" Pete's house. Note the flood waters. Saltese, Montana. undated
88.0064: Saltese, Montana. Note the flood waters on the Saltese Inn in the left background. circa 1948
88.0074: Old Northern Pacific roundhouse, Missoula, Montana. 1920
89.0282: Seeley Lake Stage, Montana. circa 1930s
89.0284: Seeley Lake Stage operated by O. A. Coates, Seeley Lake, Montana. circa 1930s
Folder
1 Bannack, Montana photographs Circa 1960
2 Missoula, Montana, flood at Buckhouse Bridge, Missoula County Courthouse and downtown 1927 - circa 1975
3 Ninemile House, John Palmer's headstone, "9 Mile" Brown and Mrs. Remick 1908, 1928 and undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Courthouses--Montana--Missoula--Photographs
  • Floods--Montana--Missoula County--Photographs
  • Missoula (Mont.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Paxson, E. S., 1852-1919
  • Corporate Names :
  • Ninemile House (Missoula County, Mont.)--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bannack (Mont.)--Photographs
  • Bannack (Mont.)--Photographs
  • Buckhouse Bridge (Mont.)--Photographs
  • Missoula (Mont.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs--Montana--Missoula