Joseph A. Mussulman Papers, 1966-1992  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Mussulman, Joseph A., b.1928
Title
Joseph A. Mussulman Papers
Dates
1966-1992 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.4 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 652
Summary
This collection contains papers from Joseph Mussulman’s work with the Friends of the Rattlesnake to create the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, and his research regarding the history of music in 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
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this collection was provided by the Matthew Hansen Endowment.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Joseph A. Mussulman was born in 1928. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in music from Northwestern University in 1950 and 1951. Mussulman then received his doctorate degree in humanities from Syracuse University. Eventually he became a professor in the University of Montana’s Department of Music in the 1950s. He retired in 1985.

Mussulman published on a wide range of topics including Montana history, music history, biography and cartography. He is an expert on the Lewis and Clark expedition and created the website Discovering Lewis and Clark at www.lewis-clark.org. Mussulman’s work as a professor, author and presenter have been acknowledged with numerous local, state and national awards.

Mussulman worked with the Friends of the Rattlesnake from shortly after its inception in 1972 until November 1978. He served on the Board of Directors from 1974 to 1978 and served two consecutive terms as president in 1976 and 1977. He helped gain wide community support for the organization through his outreach programs including speeches, public discussions and slide shows.

Joseph Mussulman died in Missoula on September 10, 2017.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains papers from Mussulman’s work with the Friends of the Rattlesnake to create the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, minor study of other recreation areas near Missoula, Montana, and his research regarding Montana music. It is divided into two series.

Series I, Wilderness Papers, includes papers from the Friends of the Rattlesnake, Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness research, and drafts of Forest Service brochures. It is divided into three subseries. Subseries 1, Friends of the Rattlesnake Papers, includes correspondence, notes, use studies, logs, surveys, maps, newsletters, by-laws, a speech, and publications. These papers remain in their original order. Subseries 2, Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness Research Papers, contains correspondence, clippings, testimonies, reports, notes, management plans, memos, publications maps, and photographs. Items of special interests to researchers may be An Annotated Bibliography of Sources of Information about the RNRAW compiled by Mussulman and a management plan sketch and Depreciative Behavior in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area: Recommendations for Management Actions and Reactions both written by Mussulman. These papers remain in their original order. Subseries 3, Forest Service Brochures, contains drafts of brochures for the Nine Mile, Blue Mountain, Pattee Canyon, and Welcome Creek Recreation. These papers remain in their original order.

Series II, Montana Music Papers, contains research materials Mussulman collected while working on his Montana Music project. It includes articles, correspondence, notes, interviews, oral history interview permission agreements, notes, pamphlets, photos, historical accounts, programs, clippings, an audio tape and expense records. These materials remain in original order, which is alphabetical by subject.

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. Non-exclusive copyright transferred to The University of Montana--Missoula.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Joseph A. Mussulman Papers, Archives and Special Collections, The University of Montana—Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Wilderness Papers, 1966-1992Return to Top

0.8 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Friends of the Rattlesnake Papers
0.3 linear feet
1966-1979
Box/Folder
1/1
Friends of the Rattlesnake, notes
undated
1/2
Friends of the Rattlesnake, use study, Recreational Use in the Rattlesnake Watershed
1977
1/3
Friends of the Rattlesnake, use study, Recreation Inventory of the Rattlesnake Highcountry
1978
1/4
Friends of the Rattlesnake, RARE II inventory maps and correspondence
1978
1/5
Friends of the Rattlesnake, various publications, 1977 Legislative Analysis
circa 1977
1/6
Friends of the Rattlesnake, various publications, Forest Service Manual amendments
1966-1974
1/7
Friends of the Rattlesnake, speech from Montana Wilderness Association luncheon by Dr. William Moore
1974
1/8
Friends of the Rattlesnake, various publications on Snowmobile Use and Wilderness
undated
1/9
Friends of the Rattlesnake, correspondence
1974
1/10
Friends of the Rattlesnake, various publications
1974-1975
1/11
Friends of the Rattlesnake, use study, correspondence and draft
1978
1/12
Friends of the Rattlesnake, Hiker’s Guide, notes and drafts
1974
1/13
Friends of the Rattlesnake, use studies, surveys, logs and notes
1974-1977
1/14
Friends of the Rattlesnake, maps
undated
1/15
Friends of the Rattlesnake, newsletters and bylaws
1978-1979
Subseries 2: Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness Research and Papers
0.5 linear feet
1976-1989
Box/Folder
1/16
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness An Annotated Bibliography of Sources of Information about the RNRAW
1981-1982
1/17
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness Trends In Recreational Use of the RNRAW: A Test of the Designation Hypothesis
1982
2/1
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Congressional bill materials
1979-1982
OS
"Document of Conveyance" from Montana Power Company to U.S. Government transferring and designating Rattlesnake Wilderness Area
1980
2/2
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Clippings
1981-1989
2/3
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Forest Service Field Activity Report
1980-1982
2/4
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Fact Sheet and Information Packet
1986
2/5
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Management Plan sketch by Mussulman
1980
2/6
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Depreciative Behavior in the Rattlesnake NRA: Recommendations for Management Actions and Reactions by Mussulman
1981
2/7
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan, Study reports 1-4
1976
2/8
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Preliminary Content Analysis
1983
2/9
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, , Testimony and Notes by Mussulman
1979
2/10
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, , Correspondence with Congressman Williams
1979
2/11
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, , Management Planning
1975-1982
2/12
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Management and Planning; Notes, Memos and Publications
1975-1982
2/13
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Use Study and Camp Site Inventories
1981
2/14
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Forest Service Work performed by Mussulman, inventories, notes, memos, maps, pamphlets and photographs
1977-1984
6/1
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness History written for Forest Service
circa1975
6/2
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Forest Service, Giardia Lamblia research
1979-1983
6/3
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Forest Service Visitor Data
1975-1982
6/4
"Storybook Forest," Notes for Interpretive Tours
ca 1985
Subseries 3: Forest Service Brochures
0.4 linear feet
1992
Box/Folder
2/15
Nine Mile, Forest Service Kreis Pond Brochure, notes, maps and dates
undated
2/16
Nine Mile, Forest Service Nine Mile Recreation brochure, notes, naps, drafts and invoices
1992 and undated
2/17
Blue Mountain, Forest Service Blue Mountain Recreation Area brochure, drafts and maps
undated
6/5
Pattee Canyon, Forest Service Pattee Canyon Recreation Area brochure, drafts, research and maps
1901-1985
6/6
Welcome Creek, Forest Service Welcome Recreation Area brochure, research maps with notes
1939-1979
6/7
Welcome Creek, photos
undated
6/8
Recreation Projects to be done
1979-1986

Series II:  Montana Music Papers, 1974-1991Return to Top

1.2 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
Montana Music, Anaconda
1976-1986 and undated
3/2
The Reception of Bach in 19th Century America, by Mussulman for Bach in Bozeman Conference, drafts, correspondence and flyer
1974-1975
3/3
Montana Music, Bands
1986-1991
3/4
Montana Music, Bands
1966-1986
3/5
Montana Music, Bibliography
1984-1986 and undated
3/6
Montana Music, Billings
1986 and undated
3/7
Montana Music, Bozeman
1986-1991 and undated
3/8
Montana Music, Bynum
1986 and undated
3/9
Montana Music, Bynum, photo negatives
[circa 1986]
3/10
Montana Music, Celebrations
1984-1987 and undated
4/1
Montana Music, Chautauquas
1986
4/2
Montana Music, Choteau
1986 and undated
4/3
Montana Music, Clippings and Copies
undated
4/4
Montana Music, Contacts
1986 and undated
4/5
Montana Music, Deer Lodge
1986 and undated
4/6
Montana Music, Ethnic Traditions
1986 and undated
4/7
Montana Music, Expenses
1981-1986
4/8
Montana Music, Fort Benton
1986 and undated
4/9
Montana Music, Germans
[circa 1986]
4/10
Montana Music, Great Falls
1986-1987 and undated
4/11
Montana Music, Instruments
1986
4/12
Montana Music, Letter
[circa 1986]
4/13
Montana Music, Marguerite Hood
1987-1986 and undated
4/14
Montana Music, Marguerite Hood
[1980s]
4/15
Montana Music, Missoula
1967-1980 and undated
5/1
Montana Music, Music Education
1986-1990
5/2
Montana Music, Music on the Frontier
1967-1980 and undated
5/3
Montana Music, Opera in Montana
1986-1989 and undated
5/4
Montana Music, Pamelia
1986-1989 and undated
5/5
Montana Music, Red Lodge
1986
5/6
Montana Music, Renne Library
1986
5/7
Montana Music, Research to be done
1986 and undated
5/8
Montana Music, Songs about Montana
1986-1989 and undated
5/9
Montana Music, Women
1986 and undated
5/10
Montana Music, Women as Community Builders project
1986-1987 and undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Environmental degradation--Montana--Rattlesnake National Recreation Area
  • Music--Montana--History
  • National parks and reserves--Montana
  • Nature conservation--Montana--Societies, etc
  • Recreation areas--Montana
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Montana--Missoula--Faculty
  • Geographical Names :
  • Rattlesnake National Recreation Area (Mont.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Bibliographies
  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Interviews
  • Maps
  • Newsletters
  • Photographs
  • Programs
  • Testimonies
  • Occupations :
  • Conservationists--Montana--Missoula
  • Environmentalists--Montana--Missoula
  • Musicologists--Montana--Missoula
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Friends of the Rattlesnake
    • United States. Forest Service