Melvin Hedine Papers, 1930-1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hedine, Melvin, 1913-1982
Title
Melvin Hedine Papers
Dates
1930-1972 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 443 (collection)
Summary
Melvin Hedine was a journalist and photographer who graduated from the University of Montana. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, and photographs, 1930-1972.
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

Melvin "Dutch" Hedine was born on December 29, 1913, in Montana. His parents were Alfred and Josephine Hedine. Hedine graduated from Missoula County High School and attended the University of Montana. At the university, he was active with the Masquers drama club theatre productions between 1930 and 1935. Hedine graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 1935. Hedine went on to receive a P.P.A. from the Los Angeles Art Center School and an Education Credential at Los Angeles State College. During World War II, he served as a U.S. Army combat photographer. In the early 1950s, he remained in the U.S. armed services.

Melvin Hedine went on to work as a technical illustrator at Hoffmann Electronics, Miller Dial, and Lockheed Aircraft Co. He was also involved in producing educational filmstrips and national display photography. Hedine had photography accounts with such companies as Chanel, Sunkist, and Max Factor. He was a senior precision photographer at Northrop Laboratories for a period of time. At Northrop, Hedine worked on electronic circuitry and in the early 1960s, he developed new procedures to reduce photograph development time. Hedine died on May 7, 1982 and is buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Escondido, CA.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes correspondence, clippings, and photographs, 1930-1972. The clippings are from Missoula County High School and University of Montana drama productions, 1930 to 1934, including programs, production notes, and Montana Kaimin clippings. The collection includes photographs taken of Melvin Hedine and his family and of University of Montana drama productions. There are also photographs presumably taken during Hedine's career in the armed services around the 1940s or 1950s. The collection also includes samples of Hedine's display photography and photographs taken by Hedine during his laboratory career, c. 1960s.

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], Melvin Hedine 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:  Correspondence , circa 1940-1972Return to Top

4 items

The series contains an illustrated letter from Melvin to his sister, Viola, while he was in the armed services, a letter of recommendation from an art institution, 1952, and two letters pertaining to a patent on an invention by Hedine, 1972.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Correspondence
ca. 1940s-1972

Series II:  Clippings , 1930-1934Return to Top

24 items

The series contains clippings from Missoula County High School and University of Montana drama productions. The clippings include newspaper articles from the Montana Kaimin, production notes and one set diagram. The bulk of the clippings are programs from productions in which Hedine was involved.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/2
Drama Production clippings
1930-1934

Series III:  Photographs , circa 1930-1950 Return to Top

45 photographs

Most of the photographs in the series are from University of Montana Masquers productions in which Hedine was involved. The photographs of stage sets labeled "designed by Dutch," refer to Hedine. There are also two professional photographs of studio films. The armed services photographs were presumably taken by Melvin Hedine during World War II. There are photographs of Bob Hope and other performers taken during U.S.O. performances and of Melvin Hedine in uniform. There are also photographs presumably of display advertising. Some of these are in color.

The photographs are arranged by subject and date. The photographs begin with UM drama productions, followed by armed services, family photographs, and end with various other photographs related to Hedine's career.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/3
443(III)1: Play, location unknown
undated
1/4
443(III)2: "R.U.R."-a Masquers play
1932
1/5
443(III)3: "Children of the Moon", a Masquers play
1933
1/6
443(III)4: "Children of the Moon," a Masquers play
1933
1/7
443(III)5: "Children of the Moon," a Masquers play
1933
1/8
443(III)6: "The Taming of the Shrew"
1933
1/9
443(III)7: "The Taming of the Shrew"
1933
1/10
443(III)8: "Dr. Knock", a Masquers play
1933
1/11
443(III)9: "Dr. Knock," a Masquers play
1933
1/12
443(III)10: "Dr. Knock" set, a Masquers play
1933
1/13
443(III)11: "Dr. Knock" a Masquers play
1933
1/14
443(III)12: "The Front Page," a Masquers play
1934
1/15
443(III)13: "The Noble Gesture," a Masquers play
1934
1/16
443(III)14: "The Tavern" a Masquers play
1934
1/17
443(III)15: "The Tavern" a Masquers play
1934
1/18
443(III)16: "Twelfth Night," a Masquers play
1934
1/19
443(III)17: "Twelfth Night," a Masquers play
1934
1/20
443(III)18: DeMirjian, New York, NY
undated
1/21
443(III)19: Warner Bros. Productions Corporation Picture, Reinhardt's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
undated
1/22
443(III)20: Bob Hope and USO performers
undated
1/23
443(III)21: Bob Hope and band
undated
1/24
443(III)22: Bob Hope and performer at USO performance
undated
1/25
443(III)23: Pianist at USO performance
undated
1/26
443(III)24: Buzz Bomb Alley Siege
undated
1/27
443(III)25: Plane on ground, location unknown
undated
1/28
443(III)26: Melvin Hedine in uniform
undated
1/29
443(III)27: Melvin Hedine in uniform with soldier
undated
1/30
443(III)28: Melvin Hedine (reclining) and two men in uniform
undated
1/31
443(III)29: Melvin Hedine in uniform in front of lion statue
undated
1/32
443(III)30: Melvin Hedine in uniform in front of tank
undated
1/33
433(III)31: Melvin, Emma, Edna, and Alfred Hedine
1930
1/34
443(III)32: Melvin Hedine
undated
1/35
443(III)33: Cottage, location unknown
undated
1/36
443(III)34: Partial biography of Melvin Hedine (transparency)
undated
1/37
443(III)35: Pen and ink drawing by Melvin Hedine
undated
1/38
443(III)36: Northrop facility, Palos Verde, CA (color photo)
1963
1/39
443(III)37: Dye transfer (color photo)
undated
1/40
443(III)38: Woman on flexichrome skis (promotional photo) (color)
undated
1/41
443(III)39: Man with scientific instrument
undated
1/42
443(III)40: Merrill's Fine Soap (promotional photo)
undated
1/43
443(III)41: Gas gauge in facility
undated
1/44
443(III)42: Carnation in vase and glass jar with colored dye (color photo)
undated
1/45
443(III)43: Scientist with test tube
undated
OS1/1
443(III)44: Woman asleep and cooling device (?) (promotional photo)
undated
OS1/2
443(III)45: Ciroflex photography camera (promotional photo)
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College and school drama, American--Montana--Missoula
  • College theater--Montana--Missoula
  • Commercial photography--United States
  • Photography, Military--United States
  • Corporate Names :
  • Missoula County High School
  • University of Montana--Missoula
  • University of Montana--Missoula--Alumni and alumnae
  • Geographical Names :
  • United States--Armed Forces--Photographers
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings
  • Photographs
  • Occupations :
  • Photographers--Montana--Missoula
  • Photographers--United States
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Montana Kaimin