Evelyn Rhoden Works Progress Administration Papers, 1935-1942  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rhoden, Evelyn M.
Title
Evelyn Rhoden Works Progress Administration Papers
Dates
1935-1942 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 622
Summary
This collection consists of Evelyn Rhoden’s notes about the history of Musselshell, Golden Valley, and Meagher Counties in central Montana. The notes, which are especially rich in the ranching history, were gathered when Rhoden was employed by the Federal Writer’s Project of the Works Project Administration during the late 1930s and early 1940s.
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

Evelyn M. Rhoden lived in Roundup, Montana when she was employed by the Federal Writer’s Project of the Works Project Administration during the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Evelyn Rhoden was employed by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Project Administration, and was assigned to collect and report on the history and current status of Musselshell, Golden Valley, and Meagher Counties in central Montana during the late 1930s and early 1940s. The collection consists of Rhoden’s handwritten and typed notes, which are especially rich in the ranching history of the area, and include transcriptions from county records and newspapers as well original notes on interviews with area residents and homesteaders and completed surveys generated by the WPA. The collection also contains correspondence and assignments from the Federal Writers' Project that offer insight into the organization and goals of the New Deal project.

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 for some materials transferred to The University of Montanan--Missoula.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Evelyn Rhoden's Works Project Administration 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

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Big Snowy Mountains undated
1/2 Fattig Creek undated
1/3 Gage to Musselshell undated
1/4 Golden Valley undated
1/5 Golden Valley County undated
1/6 Goulding Creek undated
1/7 Musselshell County miscellaneous undated
1/8 Musselshell and Golden Valley County undated
1/9 Musselshell undated
1/10 Musselshell and east undated
1/11 Musselshell and west of Roundup undated
2/1 Old Meagher County undated
2/2 Pole Creek undated
2/3 roundup and east to Gage undated
2/4 Ryan Brothers, holmes Flying V undated
2/5 Willow Creek undated
2/6 Buffalo undated
2/7 Chandler family undated
2/8 Cahrter for Musselshell Protective Union Number 11 1935
2/9 Churches undated
2/10 Clubs and other organizations undated
2/11 Cooking and food undated
2/12 M. Curtin undated
2/13 John Hatch and others undated
2/14 J. L. Jarrett undated
2/15 Livestock history undated
3/1 Livestock history undated
3/2 Maps 1937
3/3 Medical and miscellaneous undated
3/4 Montana Writer's Project correspondence undated
3/5 J. W. Newton undated
3/6 Frank Nolan undated
3/7 Social Ethic Study Questionnaires 1939
3/8 State Encylcopedia Questionnaires 1938-1939
3/9 Stories and Anecdotes undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Montana
  • New Deal, 1933-1939--Montana
  • Ranching--Montana
  • Corporate Names :
  • Federal Writers' Project
  • Geographical Names :
  • Golden Valley County (Mont.)--History
  • Meagher County (Mont.)--History
  • Musselshell County (Mont.)--History