Edmund Christopherson Papers, 1903-1974  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Christopherson, Edmund, 1918-1974
Title
Edmund Christopherson Papers
Dates
1903-1974 (inclusive)
Quantity
31.0 linear feet, (56 boxes)
Collection Number
Mss 066
Summary
Edmund Christopherson was a freelance writer from Missoula, Montana. This collection contains his personal and biographical information, general correspondence, writing and research materials, personal financial and legal documents, and project photographs as well as business records generated by Earthquake Press, which he operated.
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 creating this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edmund Christopherson was born in Ohio in 1918. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1940. During college he became a Quaker. He refused to enter war-industry work and worked for Arthur E. Morgan and helped to set up the Celo Community in North Carolina. He was drafted in 1943, obtained conscientious objector status, and became part of the Civilian Public Service (CPS). He moved to Montana after serving as a smokejumper for the U.S. Forest Service in the early 1940s, and made Missoula his headquarters for his free-lance writing career.

He travelled extensively in the U.S. and abroad to research his articles, which were published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Holiday, Outdoor Life, the Reader's Digest, and the New York Times. He covered a whole range of subjects in the Northwest, including travel, ecology, wildlife, and politics. He wrote and published five books under his Earthquake Press label. He campaigned unsuccessfully for the Montana House of Representatives from Missoula in 1964 and 1966.

He married Joan Christopherson and raised four children with her: Jan, Ann, Jean, and Ian. Edmund Christopherson died from injuries sustained in an accident while swimming off Rio de Janiero, Brazil, in 1974.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains Edmund Christopherson's personal and biographical information, general correspondence, writing and research materials, personal financial and legal documents, and project photographs as well as business records generated by Earthquake Press. These materials document Christopherson's professional approach, writing career development and market, breadth of writing interests, and research style. The collection also provides some insights into the procedures and challenges of operating a small, regional publishing company in Missoula, Montana.

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 transferred to the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Personal, 1946-1968Return to Top

4 folders

This series contains personal and biographical materials generated and collected by Edmund Christopherson during his adult life. Items include a short autobiographical description, publication consideration notices, Congressional passes, documents relating to a German student journalism project, and two address books.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Biographical
undated
1/2
Personal Records
1946-1968
1/3
Address Books
undated
1/4
German Student Journalist Project
1951

Series II:  Correspondence, 1946-1974Return to Top

2.0 linear feet

This series contains general correspondence generated and received by Edmund Christopherson over the course of his professional career. Materials include correspondence with book agents, publishers, story subjects/experts, fellow writers, and family. Materials in this series provide some insights into Christopherson's professional approach and writing career development.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/5
1946-1948
1/6
1949
1/7
1950
1/8
1951
1/9
1951
1/10
1952-1953
1/11
1954
1/12
1955
1/13
1956
2/1
1957
2/2
1957
2/3
1957
2/4
1958
2/5
1958
2/6
1958
2/7
1959
2/8
1959
3/1
1960
3/2
1961
3/3
1962
3/4
1963
3/5
1964
3/6
1965
3/7
1966
3/8
1967
3/9
1968
3/10
1969
3/11
1970
4/1
1971
4/2
1972
4/3
1973
4/4
1974
4/5
Stringer for New York Times
1974
4/6
undated

Series III:  Research and Writings, circa 1946-1974Return to Top

25.5 linear feet

This series primarily contains research materials for Edmund Christopherson's writing projects but also includes draft versions and publication submissions of articles and manuscripts as well as correspondence directly regarding the subject under research. These materials evidence the market for a freelance writer in rural Montana, the breadth of Christopherson's writing interests, and the depth of research he invested into projects.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/1
Articles written, partial listing
5/2
Abortion
5/3
Airplane crashes
5/4
Air Pollution, clippings
5/5
Air Pollution, research
5/6
Air Pollution, research
5/7
Air Pollution, GASP research
5/8
Air Pollution, GASP article
5/9
Air Pollution, hearing testimony
1971
5/10
Air Pollution, hearing testimony
1971
5/11
Air Pollution, drafts
6/1
Alaska, clippings
6/2
Alaska, research
6/3
Alaska, research
6/4
Alaskan Centennial, drafts
6/5
Alaskan Centennial, article
6/6
Alaskan Pipeline, research
6/7
Alaskan Pipeline, research
6/8
Alaskan Pipeline, drafts
6/9
Alaskan Pipeline, article
6/10
Alta Ski Area, Utah, research
7/1
Alta Ski Area, Utah, drafts
7/2
Anaconda Company, clippings
7/3
Anaconda Company, research
7/4
Anaconda Company, sulphur emissions from Anaconda stack
7/5
Anaconda Newspapers, sale of chain to Lee Newspapers
7/6
Arthritis, clippings
7/7
Arthritis, research
7/8
Arthritis, research
7/9
Arthritis, research
7/10
Arthritis, drafts
7/11
Austin Company, Cleveland Ohio, research
7/12
Australia, research
8/1
Avalanches, article proposal
8/2
Avalanches, research
8/3
Averell, Elwood (Missoula), research
8/4
Averell, Elwood (Missoula), draft
8/5
Averell, Elwood (Missoula), article
8/6
Berg, Oswald (Bozeman), research
8/7
Berg, Oswald (Bozeman), research
8/8
Berg, Oswald (Bozeman), drafts
8/9
Berg, Oswald (Bozeman), article
8/10
Big Hole, research
8/11
Big Hole, 1st annual snowplane race, draft
8/12
Big Hole, 2nd annual snowplane race, draft
8/13
Big Hole, Haymaker's Heaven, draft
8/14
Big Hole, Haymaker's Heaven, article
8/15
Big Hole, Planes Without Wings, article
8/16
Big Hole, Untrampled Vacation Paradise, draft
8/17
Big Hole, Winter Fun in the Big Hole, article
8/18
Big Sky, clippings
9/1
Big Sky, research
9/2
"The Big Water Gyp in Montana," article
9/3
Black Studies Program, University of Montana, research
9/4
Blackfeet Reservation, FBI Gambling Raid, drafts
9/5
Black Hills, research
9/6
Black Hills, research
9/7
Black Hills, Blood Bank in Montana, research
9/8
Black Hills, controversy on article payment
9/9
Black Hills, article
9/10
Blomberg, Nathan, Missoula, research
9/11
Boedecker, Lou, research
9/12
Bone, research
9/13
Bonner, Governor John W., research
9/14
Book Reviews
9/15
Bookies, article proposal
9/16
Bradley, Dorothy, research
9/17
Bradley, Dorothy, drafts
9/18
Brownsville, Texas Zoo, research
9/19
Brownsville, Texas Zoo, article
10/1
Buffalo, research
10/2
Burlington Northern Merger, research
10/3
Butte, clippings
10/4
Butte, research
10/5
Butte, research
10/6
Butte, research
10/7
Butte, drafts
10/8
Butte Plan, research
1970
10/9
Butte, Butte Gets a New Hospital, article
10/10
Butte, article on mining museum
10/11
Butte, The Cities of America, article
10/12
Butte, Stopover in Butte, article
10/13
"Calgary on the Loose", article
10/14
"Uncle Sam's Camel Opera, article
10/15
Campbell, Robert, research
10/16
Cannonball Story, research
11/1
Chainsaws, research
11/2
Chainsaws, research
11/3
Chainsaws, A New American Favorite, article
11/4
Chainsaws, Chain-Lightening in the Big Woods, article
11/5
Coal Mining, research
11/6
Coal Mining, Coal to Burn, article
11/7
Coal Mining, Revolution in the Mines
11/8
Cody, Wyoming Museum, research
11/9
Cody, Wyoming Museum, drafts
11/10
Coalstrip, research
11/11
Coalstrip, research
11/12
Coeur d'Alene, Johnny, research
11/13
College material
11/14
Condon, Mary, Helena, Montana, research
11/15
Convicts, research
11/16
Court Marshall Cases, Germany, 1945, research
11/17
Coyotes, The Coyote's Fading Howl, article
11/18
Cremation, research
11/19
Crime, research
12/1
Crime, research
12/2
Crime, research
12/3
Crime, research
12/4
Crime, drafts
12/5
Crime, Cody murder, research
12/6
Crime, Cody murder, drafts
13/1
Crime, Cody murder, Dry Gulching of Robert Meyers, article
13/2
Crime, article for New York Times on Cody murder
13/3
Crime, sex, research
13/4
Crime, sex, research
13/5
Crime, sex, drafts
13/6
Crime, sex, How We Encourage Sex Crimes, article
13/7
Custer Battlefield, research
13/8
Demolay Youth Center, Great Falls, research
13/9
Demolay Youth Center, Great Falls, article
13/10
Demolay Youth Center, Great Falls, article
13/11
Dentistry article proposal
13/12
Dichter, Harry, research
13/13
Dichter, Harry, The Hit Parade Back When, article
13/14
Diefenderfer, Violins and Varnish, research
13/15
Diesel, research
14/1
Infectious Disease Center, research
14/2
Divorce, research
14/3
Doctors and Pharmacies, research
14/4
Doctors, shortages in small towns, article
14/5
Doukhobors, research
14/6
Doukhobors, drafts
14/7
Doukhobors, drafts
14/8
Doukhobors, article
14/9
Drugs, research
14/10
Dude Ranches, clippings
14/11
Dude Ranches, research
14/12
Dude Ranches, research
15/1
Dude Ranches, article
15/2
Dunkle, Frank, Fish and Game, research
15/3
Dunkle, Frank, Fish and Game, drafts
15/4
Eagles, research
15/5
Eagles, Glacier, drafts
15/6
Eagles, Jackson Canyon killings, research
15/7
Eagles, Jackson Canyon killings, article
15/8
Elk, Correspondence
15/9
Elk, research
15/10
Elk, research
15/11
Elkhunt, Gallatin, research
15/12
Elkhunt, Gallatin, research
16/1
Elkhunt, Gallatin, insert for New York Times
16/2
Elkhunt, Gallatin, article
16/3
Elkhunt, Jardine Firing Line, Correspondence
16/4
Elkhunt, Jardine Firing Line, research
16/5
Elkhunt, Jardine Firing Line, article
16/6
Flathead Valley, Holiday Oasis, article
16/7
Flathead Valley, The Fabulous Flathead, article
16/8
Flying Farmers, research
16/9
Football, Grandpa Played It Rough, article
16/10
Forest Fires, research
16/11
Forest Service, research
16/12
"Free Lancer in the Sticks", article
16/13
Freedom of Information Act, research
16/14
Flathead Valley, draft
16/15
"Freight Train for Tomorrow, article
16/16
Buckminster Fuller Works
16/17
Futuro House, Finland, research
16/18
Futuro House, Finland, research
16/19
Futuro House, Finland, article
17/1
Garbage Hauling, research
17/2
Gardner, Ray, U.S. Forest Service, article
17/3
Glacier Park, Correspondence
17/4
Glacier Park, research
17/5
Glacier Park, research
17/6
Glacier Park, research
17/7
Glacier Park, research
17/8
Glacier Park, research
17/9
Glacier Park, research
18/1
Glacier Park, drafts
18/2
Glacier Park, galley proof of Glacier book
18/3
Glacier Park, galley proof of Glacier book
18/4
Glacier Park, drawings
18/5
Glacier Park, History of Apgar by Harrington and students
18/6
Glacier Park, drafts
18/7
Glacier Park, drafts
18/8
Glacier Park, Humble Guide, corrections
18/9
Glacier Park, Glacier vs. Yellowstone, research
18/10
Glacier Park, Vacation Among the Glaciers, draft
18/11
Glacier Park, Vacation Among the Glaciers, article
18/12
Glacier Park, New era story, drafts
19/1
Glacier Park, New era, article
19/2
Glacier Park, Summer help research
19/3
Glacier Park, A New Regime for Glacier Park, article
19/4
Glacier Park, Glacier Country, article
19/5
Glacier Park, Visitors Center, research
19/6
Glacier Park, Visitors Center, drafts
19/7
Glacier Park, Visitors Center, article
19/8
Glasgow, Montana, research
19/9
Glasgow, Montana, research
19/10
Goldmining, research
19/11
Don Goodman
19/12
Great Falls Tribune, correspondence
19/13
Greek Dance, draft
19/14
Grizzly story, correspondence
19/15
Grizzly story, research
19/16
Grizzly story, research
19/17
Grizzly Bear attacks, research
20/1
Grizzly Bear attacks, research
20/2
Grizzly Bear attacks, drafts
20/3
Grizzly Bear attacks, drafts
20/4
Grizzly Bear attacks, article
20/5
Grizzly Bear story, drafts
20/6
Gun Control, draft
20/7
Hamilton High School Hair Case, research
20/8
Hardboard Factory, Missoula research
20/9
Harlow, Paul, Campaign, research
1960
20/10
Harlow, Paul, Campaign, research
1960
20/11
Hasselblad camera, article
20/12
Augustus Heinze, Butte, Montana, research
21/1
Augustus Heinze, Butte, Montana, research
21/2
Augustus Heinze, Butte, Montana, research
21/3
Augustus Heinze, Butte, Montana, draft
21/4
Ernest Hemingway, research
21/5
Ernest Hemingway, research
21/6
Ernest Hemingway, drafts
21/7
Hoof and Mouth Disease, correspondence
21/8
Horses, research
21/9
Horses, draft
21/10
Horses, article
21/11
Horses, Our Horse Culture, article
21/12
Vern Hoven Campaign, research
22/1
Hunting accidents, correspondence
22/2
Hunting accidents, research
22/3
Hunting accidents, research
22/4
Hunting accidents, draft
22/5
Hunting accidents, article
22/6
Hunting accidents, Carlin Hunting Party, correspondence
22/7
Hunting accidents, Carlin Hunting Party, research
22/8
Hunting accidents, Carlin Hunting Party, draft
22/9
Hunting accidents, Carlin Hunting Party article
22/10
Hunting and Fishing, article, with Pete Alport
22/11
Hutterites, clippings
22/12
Hutterites, research
22/13
Indians, research
23/1
Indians, Fishing in Oregon, correspondence
23/2
Indians, Fishing in Oregon, research
23/3
Indians, North American Indian Days, research
23/4
Indians, North American Indian Days, article
23/5
Indians, Peyote Religion, correspondence
23/6
Indians, Peyote Religion, research
23/7
Indians, Peyote Religion, research
23/8
Indians, St. Ignatius, article proposals
23/9
Indians, War Springs Reservation, research
23/10
International Medical Research Year, drafts
23/11
International Medical Research Year, editorial
23/12
Investment Clubs, research
23/13
Jackson Hole, Teton, correspondence
23/14
Jackson Hole, Teton, research
23/15
Jackson Hole, Teton, research
23/16
Jackson Hole, Teton, research
23/17
Jackson Hole, Teton, research
23/18
Jackson Hole, Teton, Exum's Climbing School, research
23/19
Jackson Hole, Pink Garter Theatre, research
23/20
Jackson Hole, Pink Garter Theatre, research
23/21
Jackson Hole, River Float, research
24/1
Jackson Hole, Tourist Trap Restaurant, drafts
24/2
Jackson Hole Book, drafts
24/3
Jackson Hole Book, drafts
24/4
Jackson Hole Book, drafts
24/5
Jackson Hole Book, endpaper maps
24/6
Jackson Hole Book, proofs
24/7
Jackson Hole Book, manuscript dummy
24/8
Jackson Hole Book, galley proof
24/9
Jackson Hole Book, galley proof
24/10
Jackson Hole Book, published book
24/11
Jackson Hole, Climbing school, article
24/12
Jackson Hole, Museum, article
24/13
Jackson Hole, Museum, New York Times, article
24/14
Jeff Jobe, Kiteman, article
24/15
William Keenan, research
24/16
William Keenan, draft of add to story
25/1
Kennedy-Welsh, correspondence
25/2
Kennedy Book, correspondence
25/3
Kennedy Book, correspondence
25/4
Kennedy Book, research, death
25/5
Kennedy Book, research, Billings
1958
25/6
Kennedy Book, research, Billings
1963
25/7
Kennedy Book, research, Butte
1959
25/8
Kennedy Book, research
25/9
Kennedy Book, research
25/10
Kennedy Book, research
25/11
Kennedy Book, research
25/12
Kennedy Book, research
25/13
Kennedy Book, transcribed notes
25/14
Kennedy Book, drafts
25/15
Kennedy Book, drafts
26/1
Kennedy Book, foreword
26/2
Kennedy Book, galley proofs
26/3
Kennedy Book, galley proofs
26/4
Kennedy Book, galley proofs
26/5
Kennedy Book, galley proofs
26/6
Kennedy Book, galley proofs
26/7
Kennedy Book, galley proofs
26/8
Kennedy Book, layout
27/1
Kennedy Book, published book (Westward I Go Free)
27/2
Ted Kennedy, research
27/3
Ellers Koch, edited autobiography
27/4
Labor, Right to Work Bill, draft
27/5
Landboom and Buying, research
27/6
Kennedy Book, memo
27/7
Mike Leon campaign, research
27/8
Lewis and Clark, research
27/9
Lewis and Clark Caverns, correspondence
27/10
Lewis and Clark Caverns, research
27/11
Lewis and Clark Caverns, drafts
27/12
Lewis and Clark Caverns, Easy Cave Crawl, article
27/13
Lewis and Clark Caverns, Convenient Cave, article
27/14
Lewis and Clark Caverns, Lewis and Clark Caverns, article
27/15
Libby Dam, research
27/16
Libby Dam, research
27/17
Lincoln Electric Company, Ohio, correspondence
27/18
Lincoln Electric Company, Ohio, research
27/19
Lincoln Electric Company, Ohio, article
27/20
Little Big Man, correspondence and drafts
27/21
Little Big Man, research
27/22
Little Big Man, movie script
27/23
Little Big Man, article
28/1
Logging Underwater, Idaho, correspondence
28/2
London Courts, drafts
28/3
London Courts, drafts
28/4
Judge Long, Washington, research
28/5
Lost Persons, bloodhounds, research
28/6
Lost Persons, bloodhounds, research
28/7
Johnson Brothers Flying Service, Missoula, Montana, research
28/8
Madison Valley Earthquake, correspondence
28/9
Madison Valley Earthquake, research
28/10
Madison Valley Earthquake, research
28/11
Madison Valley Earthquake, research
28/12
Madison Valley Earthquake, research
28/13
Madison Valley Earthquake, research
28/14
Madison Valley Earthquake, research
28/15
Madison Valley Earthquake, research
28/16
Madison Valley Earthquake, research
29/1
Madison Valley Earthquake, research
29/2
Madison Valley Earthquake, book cover
29/3
Madison Valley Earthquake, book illustrations
29/4
Madison Valley Earthquake, book corrections
29/5
Madison Valley Earthquake, book sketches
29/6
Madison Valley Earthquake, book, section 1
29/7
Madison Valley Earthquake, book, section 2
29/8
Madison Valley Earthquake, proofs
29/9
Madison Valley Earthquake, proofs
29/10
Madison Valley Earthquake, type book
29/11
Madison Valley Earthquake, published book
29/12
Madison Valley Earthquake, article
29/13
Magnesium, research
29/14
Magnesium, Emma Does Her Bit, article
29/15
Magnesium, The Mag They Dig in Butte, article
29/16
Robert Mantzke, research
29/17
Marias Irrigation Project, research
29/18
Meat Prices, article
29/19
"Mercury Poisoned Birds", article
29/20
Military Enlistment, 1970, research
29/21
Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, clippings
29/22
Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, correspondence
29/23
Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, article
29/24
Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, article
29/25
Minerals, correspondence
29/26
Minerals, research
29/27
Minerals, drafts
29/28
Minerals, article
29/29
Minerals, article
30/1
Harriet Miller, research
30/2
Milwaukee Railroad, press release
30/3
Missoula, research
30/4
Missoula, livestock auction, research
30/5
Missoula, pornography, research
30/6
Missoula, article
30/7
Missouri River, research
30/8
Missouri River, float, research
30/9
Missouri River, trip, 1964, research
30/10
Missouri River, drafts
30/11
Monorails, correspondence
30/12
Monorails, research
30/13
Monorails, research
30/14
Monorails, research
30/15
Monorails, drafts
30/16
Monorails, article
30/17
Montana - This Is It!, typescript copy
31/1
"Montana, Big Game Hunting", article
31/2
Montana Constitutional Convention, research
31/3
Montana Constitutional Convention, research
31/4
Montana's Historical Markers, correspondence
31/5
Montana's Historical Markers, research
31/6
Montana's Historical Markers, drafts
31/7
Montana Legislature, correspondence
31/8
Montana Legislature, Special Session, research
1971
31/9
Montana Quality Commodities, correspondence
31/10
"Montana's Snowbirds", article
31/11
Montana Stockgrowers Pamphlet, correspondence
31/12
Montana Stockgrowers Pamphlet, research
31/13
Wayne Montgomery, Montana, research
31/14
Mood Landing, research
31/15
The Mountain Child, Opera, correspondence
31/16
The Mountain Child, Opera, research
31/17
The Mountain Child, Opera, article
31/18
Museum of the City of New York, research
31/19
Museum of the City of New York, draft
31/20
Museum of the City of New York, Robert W. Meyer, article
31/21
Museum of the Mountain Men, Wyoming, research
31/22
New York City Trip, 1963, research
31/23
Nixon Resignation, research
31/24
Arnold Olsen, research
31/25
Arnold Olsen Campaign, 1956, correspondence
31/26
Arnold Olsen Campaign, 1956, research
31/27
Arnold Olsen Campaign, 1956, draft
31/28
Arnold Olsen Campaign, 1956, drafts for radio commercials
32/1
Arnold Olsen Campaign, 1956, drafts of political ads
32/2
Arnold Olsen Campaign, 1956, drafts of speeches
32/3
Olympic Peninsula, research
32/4
Olympic Peninsula, draft
32/5
Olympic Peninsula, article
32/6
Olympic Peninsula, article
32/7
Oregon, research
32/8
Oregon, research
32/9
Oregon, research
32/10
Oregon, research
32/11
Oregon, research
32/12
Oregon, Humble Guide, draft
32/13
Oregon, article
32/14
Oregon, article
32/15
Oregon, article
32/16
Oregon, article
32/17
Oregon, article
33/1
Palm Springs, research
33/2
Palm Springs, research
33/3
Palm Springs, draft
33/4
Palm Springs, article
33/5
Paradise Dam, research
33/6
Paradise Dam, research
33/7
Paradise Dam, research
33/8
Paradise Dam, research
34/1
Paradise Dam, research
34/2
Paradise Dam, research
34/3
Paradise Dam, research
34/4
Paradise Dam, research
34/5
Paradise Dam, research
34/6
Paradise Dam, research
34/7
Paradise Dam, research
34/8
Paradise Dam, research
34/9
Paradise Dam, research
34/10
Paradise Dam, research
35/1
Paradise Dam, New York Times, article
35/2
Paradise Dam, article
35/3
Paradise Dam Committee, correspondence
35/4
Penland School, North Carolina, research
35/5
Penland School, North Carolina, draft
35/6
Esther Peterson, research
35/7
Pictorial History of the Wild West, book review
35/8
Pinkerton Detective Agency, correspondence
35/9
Pinkerton Detective Agency, research
35/10
Pinkerton Detective Agency, draft
35/11
Pipes, smoking, transcript
35/12
Policemen Moonlighting, research
35/13
Policemen Moonlighting, research
35/14
Politics, research, Christopherson Campaign
35/15
Pornography, research
35/16
Power Study, North Central, typescript
1971
35/17
Predator Control, research
35/18
Predator Control, draft
35/19
Predator Control, article
35/20
Primitive Areas, clippings
1949-1950
35/21
Primitive Areas, research
1949-1950
35/22
Primitive Areas, draft
1949-1950
35/23
Primitive Bridges, research
35/24
Prostitution, Helena, Montana, draft
36/1
Public Lands Management, research
36/2
Radio Liberty, research
36/3
Radio Liberty, research
36/4
Radio Liberty, research, USSR broadcasts
36/5
Radio Liberty, drafts
36/6
Radio Liberty, outlines
36/7
Railroads, research
36/8
The Realist, magazine issues
36/9
Red Cross, Boating Safety, research
36/10
Red Cross, Water Safety, correspondence
36/11
Red Cross, Water Safety, research
36/12
Red Cross, Water Safety, drafts
36/13
Red Cross, Water Safety, article
36/14
Red Cross, Water Safety, article
36/15
Red Lodge, research
36/16
Red Lodge, Cooke City Highway, research
36/17
Roland Renne, research
36/18
Roland Renne, research
37/1
Rodeo, correspondence
37/2
Rodeo, clippings
37/3
Rodeo, clippings
37/4
Rodeo, clippings
37/5
Rodeo, clippings
37/6
Rodeo, research
37/7
Rodeo, research
37/8
Rodeo, research
37/9
Rodeo, research
38/1
Rodeo, research
38/2
Rodeo, research
38/3
Rodeo, research
38/4
Rodeo, research
38/5
Rodeo, research
38/6
Rodeo, research
38/7
Rodeo, research
38/8
Rodeo, research
38/9
Rodeo, research
39/1
Rodeo, research
39/2
Rodeo, research
39/3
Rodeo, research
39/4
Rodeo, research
39/5
Rodeo, research
39/6
Rodeo, drafts
39/7
Rodeo, drafts
40/1
Rodeo, drafts
40/2
Rodeo, bull riding, draft
40/3
Rodeo, "All American Spectacle," article
40/4
Rodeo, Rodeo," article
40/5
Rodeo, "Rodeo - America's Home Grown Sport," correspondence
40/6
Rodeo, "Rodeo - America's Home Grown Sport," article
40/7
Rudolph Ruana, correspondence
40/8
Rudolph Ruana, research
40/9
Rudolph Ruana, article
40/10
Rudolph Ruana, article
40/11
Rustling Detective, correspondence
40/12
Rustling Detective, correspondence
40/13
Rustling Detective, research
40/14
Rustling Detective, research
40/15
Rustling Detective, research
40/16
Rustling Detective, research
41/1
Rustling Detective, drafts
41/2
Rustling Detective, article
41/3
"Sacagawea", article
41/4
San Francisco Trial of Mayor Alioto, draft
41/5
Eivind Scoyen, U.S. Forest Service, proposal for story
41/6
Seattle, research
41/7
Seattle Public Market, research
41/8
Seattle Public Market, draft
41/9
Seattle Public Market, article
41/10
Seattle Underground, article
41/11
Seattle World's Fair article
41/12
"Seattle Soft Sell", New York Times, article
41/13
Seattle-Portland Trip, 1965 research
41/14
Sheridan, Wyoming, research
41/15
Shorey's Book Store, Seattle, research
41/16
"Siegried In Stalingrad", typescript
41/17
Silver Dollars, research
41/18
Simmental Cattle, research
42/1
Simmental Cattle, research
42/2
Simmental Cattle, draft
42/3
Simmental Cattle, article
42/4
Skiing, research
42/5
Skiing, Montana article5
42/6
Skiing, Safety article
42/7
Smokejumpers Reunion, research
42/8
Smokejumpers Reunion, draft
42/9
Beverly Snodgrass, research
42/10
Snowmobiling, research
42/11
Smokejumpers Reunion, research
42/12
Snowmobiling, Safari, correspondence
42/13
Snowmobiling, Safari, research
42/14
Snowmobiling, Hugh Galusha death, research
42/15
Snow Planes, correspondence
42/16
Snow Planes, research
42/17
Snow Planes, article
42/18
Snow Planes, article
42/19
Snow Plane Hunting, article
42/20
"Snow Season Swing" Whitefish, article
42/21
Society of American Travel Writers, research and correspondence
42/22
Sorority, correspondence
42/23
Sorority, research
42/24
South Dakota, research
42/25
South Dakota, research
43/1
Spain, correspondence
43/2
Spain, research
43/3
Spain, research
43/4
Spain, research
43/5
Spain, research
43/6
Spain, research
43/7
Spain, research
43/8
Spain, research
43/9
Spain, research
43/10
Spain, Barcelona, research
43/11
Spain, Castles, research
43/12
Spain, Coto Donana, research
43/13
Spain, Driving, research
43/14
Spain, Gibraltar, research
43/15
Spain, Pazuengo, research
43/16
Spain, Valencia, research
44/1
Spain, Valencia, research
44/2
Spain, Villa de Llivia, research
44/3
Spain, Barcelona, draft
44/4
Spain, Barcelona, draft
44/5
Spain, Fiesta de San Jose, draft
44/6
Spain, draft of train article
44/7
Spain, Ruins at Ampurias, draft
44/8
Spain, Fiesta, article
44/9
Spain, Valencia, article
44/10
Spain, Alicante, article
44/11
Spain, Barcelona, article
44/12
Spain, Fallas, article
44/13
Spain, Fiesta, article
44/14
Spain, Barcelona article
44/15
Spain, Baptists article
44/16
Spain, Fallas, article
44/17
Spain, Fiesta, article
44/18
Spain, Conservation, article
44/19
Spain, Costa Blanca, article
44/20
Spain, Java, article
44/21
Spain, Miro, article
44/22
Spain, Motoring, article
44/23
Spain, Family adventuring, article
44/24
Spain, Valencia, article
44/25
Spain, Pazuengos, article
44/26
Spain, 3-D Satire Fiesta, article
44/27
Spain, Greek and Roman Diggings, article
44/28
Spain, Gibraltar, article
44/29
Spain, Coto Donana wildlife preserve, article
44/30
Spain, World of Gaudi, article
44/31
Spain, Coto Donana, article
44/32
Spain, Java, article
44/33
Spain, Valencia's Irony, article
44/34
Spain, Tracas and Fallas Reign in Spain, article
44/35
Speaking Out, Newspapers as Public Utilities, article proposal
44/36
Stadium's Delta Park, Portland, research
44/37
Sculptor of the Shooting Iron, article
44/38
"Mine Boss," Steelways, article
44/39
"Stockmen Blaze the Way to Sounder Farm Economy," article
44/40
Stockmen, editorial
44/41
Strip-mining, research
44/42
Strip-mining, research
44/43
Summer Jobs in National Parks, research
44/44
Summer Jobs in National Parks, research
44/45
"Stardust Among the Glaciers", article
44/46
Sun Valley, correspondence
44/47
Sun Valley, research
44/48
Sun Valley, article
44/49
Sun Valley, article
44/50
Sun Valley, article
45/1
Lorraine Swain, research
45/2
Lorraine Swain, research
45/3
Sweden, research
45/4
Glen Taylor, Idaho, article
45/5
The Terrible News, Swain Wolfe movie, draft
45/6
The Terrible News, article
45/7
Territorial Integrity Bill, research
45/8
Territorial Integrity Bill, draft of article
45/9
Thermography, research
45/10
This Here Is Montana, research
45/11
This Here Is Montana, research
45/12
This Here Is Montana, proof
45/13
This Here Is Montana, galley
45/14
This Here Is Montana, published book
45/15
Melvin D. Thom, research
45/16
Norm Thompson, research
45/17
Norm Thompson, article
45/18
Norm Thompson, drawings for article
45/19
Norm Thompson, Draft
45/20
Norm Thompson, article
45/21
"Time Arches On", article
45/22
K. Ross Toole, research
45/23
Train wreck at Mile Post 9, testimony
1962
46/1
Train wreck at Mile Post 9, research
1962
46/2
Train wreck at Mile Post 9, draft
1962
46/3
Train wreck at Mile Post 9, to Newsweek
1962
46/4
Train wreck at Mile Post 9, article
1962
46/5
Tunisia, research
46/6
Tunisia, research
46/7
Tunisia, American School, research
46/8
Tunisia, Floods, research
46/9
Tunisia, Project Antar, research
46/10
Stewart Udall research
46/11
Union Worker research
46/12
U.S. Embassy Mail Service, research
46/13
U.S. Embassy Mail Service, article
46/14
University of Montana Work-Study scandal, research
1972
46/15
Utah-Moab National Park, research
46/16
Utah-Moab National Park, article
46/17
Utilities research
46/18
Bill Veeck article
46/19
Virginia City, Montana, research
46/20
Volvo Cars, research
46/21
Volvo Cars, article
47/1
Wallace, Idaho, correspondence
47/2
Wallace, Idaho, research
47/3
Wallace, Idaho, research
47/4
Wallace, Idaho, Prostitution, research
47/5
Wallace, Idaho, Prostitution, research
47/6
Wallace, Idaho, Prostitution, article
47/7
Wallace, Idaho, Silver Jubilee, research
47/8
Wallace, Idaho, Silver Jubilee, research
47/9
Wallace, Idaho, Skiing, correspondence
47/10
Wallace, Idaho, Skiing, research
47/11
Wallace, Idaho, Skiing, article
47/12
Washington, Hayburning, research
47/13
Washington, Hayburning, draft
47/14
Washington, Hayburning, article
47/15
Washington, Vacations, research
47/16
Washington, Vacations, article
47/17
Waterton Lakes, Canada, research
47/18
Western Montana Air Show, draft
47/19
Whales, research
47/20
Whales, research
48/1
Whales, drafts
48/2
Whales, article
48/3
Whales, article
48/4
Whitefish, Montana, research
48/5
Whitefish, Montana, Winter Carnival research
48/6
Whitefish, Montana, Whitefish Mountain Skiing, article
48/7
Whitefish, Montana, Whitefish Ski Development, article
48/8
Wilderness, research
48/9
Wildlife, research
48/10
"Wolfe Clan In Ashville", article
48/11
Thomas Wolfe, research
48/12
Writing on Bullfighting in America, article proposal
48/13
Wyoming, research
48/14
Wyoming, research
48/15
Wyoming, research
48/16
Wyoming, article
48/17
Yates Petition on Pornography research
48/18
Yellowstone Park, research
49/1
Yellowstone Park, research
49/2
Yellowstone Park, research
49/3
Yellowstone Park, research
49/4
Yellowstone Park, research
49/5
Yellowstone Park, research
49/6
Yellowstone Park, research
49/7
Yellowstone Park, research
49/8
Yellowstone Park, research
49/9
Yellowstone Park, research
49/10
Yellowstone Park, research
49/11
Yellowstone Park, Centennial, article
49/12
Yellowstone Park, Earthquake Site, article
49/13
Yellowstone Park, Mt. Washburn Road, article
49/14
Yellowstone Park, Road to Summit, article
49/15
Commentaries and Short Stories
undated

Series IV:  Financial and Legal, 1952-1969Return to Top

0.25 linear feet

This series includes Edmund Christopherson's personal income taxes for a few years, contract amount proposals, personal accounts receivable records, publication royalty statements, copyright claims, publication contracts, personal property documents, and Christopherson's last will and testament.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
50/1
Financial Records
1952-1969
50/2
Legal Documents
1952-1968

Series V:  Earthquake Press, 1960-1972Return to Top

0.25 linear feet

This series contains correspondence, financial records, and legal documents generated by Earthquake Press, with an emphasis on Edmund Christopherson's participation. Correspondence largely consists of exchanges with writers and publishing suppliers. Financial records are primarily book sale tally sheets and the one legal document is the company's articles of incorporation.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
50/3
General Correspondence
1960
50/4
General Correspondence
1960
50/5
General Correspondence
1961
50/6
General Correspondence
1962
50/7
General Correspondence
1963-1967, 1971-1972
50/8
Tally sheets of accounts
1960-1962 and undated

Series VI:  Photographs, 1903-1973Return to Top

2.75 linear feet

This series consists of photographs Edmund Christopherson generated or collected as research/additions to his writing projects. Materials are arranged by subject/writing project and photos taken by Christopherson cannot be distinguished from those taken by other photographers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box photo_number
xx 83-0068
Train wreck at Evaro Hill, Montana
1961
xx 83-0069
Train wreck at Evaro Hill, Montana
1961
xx 83-0070
Train wreck at Evaro Hill, Montana
1961
xx 83-0071
Train wreck at Evaro Hill, Montana
1961
xx 83-0072
Train wreck at Evaro Hill, Montana
1961
xx 83-0073
Train wreck at Evaro Hill, Montana
1961
xx 83-0074
Train wreck at Evaro Hill, Montana
1961
Box/Folder
51/1
Alaska: Airlines and Exhibition
12 items
undated
51/2
Alaska: Airlines and Exhibition
11 items
undated
51/3
Arthritis Building, Boulder, Montana
2 items
undated
51/4
Avalanche in Alamosa, Colorado
1 item
1948
51/5
Averell, Elwood, Gun Carving Man
19 items
undated
51/6
Averell, Elwood, Gun Carving Man
12 items
undated
51/7
Big Hole and Vicinity
12 items
1954
51/8
Big Mountain Ski Resort
15 items
1960
51/9
Big Mountain Ski Resort
16 items
1960
51/10
The Big Sky
9 items
1956
51/11
Black Hills, South Dakota
5 items
undated
51/12
Black Hills, South Dakota, Tourism Photos
13 items
undated
51/13
Black Hills, South Dakota, Tourism Photos
12 items
undated
51/14
Browning
1 item
1966
51/15
Brownsville Zoo
7 items
1973
51/16
Canyon Creek Camp, Melrose, Montana
8 items
undated
51/17
Cody, Wyoming Museum
3 items
1959
51/18
Colorado
5 items
undated
51/19
Colorado Campgrounds
1 item
undated
51/20
Curtis High School, Staten Island, New York, Demonstrations over suspension of athletes
13 items
1946
51/21
Curtis High School, Staten Island, New York, Demonstrations over suspension of athletes
8 items
1946
51/22
Dude Ranches
20 items
undated
51/23
Dude Ranches
20 items
undated
51/24
Dude Ranches
18 items
undated
51/25
Dude Ranches
8 items
1957
52/1
Elk
15 items
1972
52/2
Elk
8 items
1918, 1938, and 1953
52/3
Elkhorn, Ghost town
1 item
undated
52/4
Evans, Frank and Edna, Wilderness Trail Trip, Glacier
2 items
1951
52/5
Family
9 items and 2 negatives
1956 and undated
52/6
Futuro House, Finland
7 items
undated
52/7
Garnet Ghost Town, Montana
3 items
undated
52/8
Grizzly Bears
3 items
undated
52/9
Harry Dichter
1 item
undated
52/10
High School Students
10 photographs and 6 negatives
1956
52/11
Historical Sites
10 items
1957
52/12
Hungry Horse Dam
12 items
circa 1950
52/13
Hungry Horse Dam
10 items
circa 1950
52/14
Hunting Accidents
1 item
circa 1950
52/15
Indiana
8 items
1965
52/16
Indians, Arlee, Montana
5 items
undated
52/17
Judge, Tom with John F. Kennedy
1 item
undated
52/18
Kennedy Book
20 items
circa 1960
52/19
Kennedy Book
20 items
circa 1960
52/20
Kennedy Book
17 items
circa 1960
52/21
Lewis and Clark Caverns
4 items
undated
52/22
Lost Persons, Bloodhounds
3 items
undated
52/23
Marysville Ghost Town
2 items
undated
52/24
Monorail
5 items
1962
52/25
Montana State University Campus
1 item
undated
53/1
Montana Yellowstone Earthquake
20 items and 4 slides
1959
53/2
Montana Yellowstone Earthquake
20 items
1959
53/3
Montana Yellowstone Earthquake
20 items
1959
53/4
Montana Yellowstone Earthquake
20 items
1959
53/5
Montana Yellowstone Earthquake
20 items
1959
53/6
Montana Yellowstone Earthquake
20 items
1959
53/7
Montana Yellowstone Earthquake
12 items
1959
53/8
Montana Earthquake
20 items
1959
53/9
Montana Earthquake
20 items
1959
53/10
Montana Earthquake
20 items
1959
53/11
Montana Earthquake
3 items
1959
53/12
Montana Earthquake
18 items
1959
53/13
Montana Earthquake
20 items
1959
53/14
Montana Earthquake
20 items
1959
53/15
Montana Earthquake
9 items
1959
53/16
The Mountain Child
3 items
undated
53/17
Claus and Claus Murie
2 items
1959-1961
53/18
Nez Perce Dam Project, Army Corps of Engineers
1957
54/1
Oregon Scenery
20 items
undated
54/2
Oregon Scenery
13 items
undated
54/3
Oregon Scenery
10 items
undated
54/4
Penland School of Handicrafts, Penland, North Carolina
16 items
undated
54/5
Railroads, Union Pacific and Utah Central
9 items
undated
54/6
Red Lodge
5 items
undated
54/7
Snow planes
19 items
undated
54/8
St. Regis
11 items
undated
54/9
Salmon River, Idaho
11 items
1957
54/10
Shane
8 items
1953
54/11
Southern Cross, Ghost town near Anaconda
2 items
undated
54/12
Spain
20 items
undated
54/13
Spain
12 items
undated
54/14
Spain, Castles
11 items
54/15
Spain, Coto Donana Wildlife Preserve
17 items
1970
54/16
Spain, Train
1 item
undated
54/17
Spain, Valencia
3 items
undated
54/18
This Here is Montana
20 items
undated
54/19
This Here is Montana
15 items
1958
54/20
This Here is Montana
10 items
undated
55/1
This Here is Montana
20 items
undated
55/2
This Here is Montana
18 items
undated
55/3
Train wreck on Evaro Hill
6 items
undated
55/4
United States Forest Service Photos, Deerlodge National Forest
3 items
1941
55/5
United States Forest Service Photos, Idaho and Washington
12 items
1903, 1909-1911, 1937, and 1945
55/6
United States Forest Service Photos, Smokejumpers
3 items
1960
55/7
Virginia City
17 items
undated
55/8
Volvo's
10 items
1970
55/9
Water Safety Articles
11 items
1949 and 1954
55/10
Eagles
7 items
1970
55/11
Butte, Columbia Falls
15 items
1950
55/12
Yellowstone Park
13 items
undated
55/13
Yellowstone Park
8 items
undated
55/14
Grand Tetons
9 items
undated
55/15
Wallace, Idaho
1 item
undated
55/16
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
20 items
undated
55/17
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
16 items
undated
55/18
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Mountaineering School
6 items
undated
56/1
Montana Highway Historical Monuments
8 items
undated
56/2
Glacier Park
15 items
1966
56/3
Glacier Park
13 items
1951 and 1958
56/4
Glacier Park, Wildlife
14 items
1965
56/5
Rodeo
5 items
1970

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Publishers and publishing--Montana--Missoula
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records--Montana--Missoula
  • Photographs
  • Occupations :
  • Authors, American--Montana--Missoula
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Earthquake Press