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Collection Title:

Charles L. Anceney Letters

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Charles L. Anceney Letters consist of two messages sent by Anceney to Edward John Carter in Helena, Montana on May 20, 1888 and January 12, 1890. Locations include Hamilton and Moreland. The letters discuss mortgage notes on the Anceney, family member health, and cattle condition at the Anceney and feed availability.
 
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Robert A. Bell Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Robert A. Bell was a Helena, Montana, construction contractor and mine operator. This collection consists of personal and business records (1887-1917), including correspondence, financial records, legal documents, reports, and organizational records. These materials deal primarily with the Eagle's Nest Group of Claims, the East Pacific Mining Company, and the Montana-States Mining Corporation. There are small subgroups for the B & G Mining Company, the Bellmont Oil Company, and the James-Bell Concentrating Table Company. [Photographs separated to Photo Archives.]
 
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Bell Family Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists of papers from various members of the Bell Family of Helena, Montana, including William S. Bell (father), Mary Bell (mother), Martha Bell (daughter). Papers consists of biographical materials (1927, 1997, n.d.)including an article on William's missionary work, an obituary for Martha, and a general family history; correspondence (1846-1920) primarily between Mary (Millie) and William; diaries (1887-1914) for Mary and Martha primarily discussing life in Helena and Martha's experiences at Whitworth College after the family moved to Spokane in 1912; and writings (1907-1909, 1959, n.d.) by William concerning the history of congregational churches in Montana, a life reminiscence, an annual report for the Montana Historical Society, and an article by Martha entitled "Special Women's Collections in United States Libraries".
 
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William Reed Bullard Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:William Bullard was a Helena, Montana, physician and medical examiner. This collection includes obituaries for William Bullard, his wife, and his father-in-law, John C. Gilman; birth and baptismal certificates; letters; and memorabilia.
 
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Carmen Louise Cross papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:(Carmen) C. Louise Cross (1919-2014) was a 1972 Constitutional Convention delegate from Dawson County, Montana. Cross served as chair of the Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee at the Convention—the only woman to chair an Article Committee. Due in large part to Cross’ efforts, Montana’s Bill of Rights contains a constitutionally protected right to a “clean and healthful environment in Montana for present and future generations.” The collection (1971-1974) consists primarily of correspondence to and from her constituents during the Convention, as well as subject files and clippings on issues important to her.
 
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Dorothy Eck papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Dorothy Norene Eck (1924-2017) was a 1972 Constitutional Convention delegate from Gallatin County, Montana. Eck served on the Bill of Rights Committee and worked on “right to know” and “right to participate.” During the late 1970s, she served as the State-Local coordinator—the first woman in Montana to be appointed to high office. She also served as a Montana state legislator from 1980 to 2000. The collection (1970-1973) consists primarily of correspondence to and from her constituents during the Convention, organizational records of the Convention, and subject files and clippings on issues important to her.
 
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Enoch A. Fred Research Collection

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection is comprised of records collected by Enoch A. Fred, and consists primarily of mining-related materials. The collection is arranged into three sub-series: Sub-series I, Correspondence and Legal Documents of Justice George W. Padbury (primarily mining-related litigation, 1889-1911)); Sub-series II, Montana Company, Limited materials, including correspondence, financial reports, printed material, subject files and miscellany (1883-1904); and Sub-series III, Mines and Mining, General, including subject files and miscellany (1883-1935).
 
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First English Lutheran Church, Great Falls, Montana, Records

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Collection contains the records of First English Lutheran Church in Great Falls, Montana.
 
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First Lutheran Church, Miles City, Montana, Records

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Collection contains the records of First Lutheran Church in Miles City, Montana.
 
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Greater Montana Foundation records,

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: The Greater Montana Foundation is a philanthropic group which was started by noted Montana radio and television station owner, E.B. Craney in 1958. The foundation is dedicated to the betterment of broadcasting in Montana through both scholarships and grants for worthwhile broadcast productions. This collection consists of the financial records of the foundation, minute books,correspondence and grant files. Also within the collection are subject files which contain the awards books for the annual Radio and Television Awards that the Greater Montana Foundation helped to create. Collection dates range from 1958 through 2007.
 
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Greenfield Family papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: Charles Greefield was a Helena, Montana, journalist. This collection (1807-1975) consists of personal, business, and political materials of the Greenfield family. Subgroups include papers for Charles D. Greenfield, Jr., Marguerite Greenfield, Charles D. Greenfield, Sr., Anna Elizabeth Nelson Greenfield, and Marietta McBrine Greenfield.
 
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Harris Family papers,

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists of documents created and collected by Merle and Luther Harris of Helena, and includes biographical material, correspondence, diaries, financial records, hearings, legal documents, minutes, school records and notes, subject files, and miscellany.
 
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Hawkes and Kukolsky families photograph collection

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Charles Francis Hawkes (1887-1951) was a Helena, Montana, businessman and partner in Nilan and Hawkes, an automotive parts supply firm. Helen Kukolsky was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and moved to Helena around 1901. This photograph collection spans 1905-1913 and includes photographs of Charles Hawkes, his family, Helen Kukolsky's family, and some of his business interests including the International Harvester Company.
 
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Cornelius Hedges Family Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Cornelius Hedges (1831-1907) was a pioneer Helena, Montana, miner and attorney. Collection consists primarily of diaries (1849-1857, 1863-1893, 1906-1907), covering his education at Yale College, his travel to Montana Territory, in 1864 via the Bridger Cutoff trail, and his participation in the Washburn-Doane Expedition of 1870 to what became Yellowstone Park. There is also incoming correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and materials for other family members.
 
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Helena Abstract & Title Company records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists entirely of abstract of titles for plots in the Cramer's Subdivision Valley View Addition, an original Helena townsite addition and the Seymer Park Addition of the City of Helena. The Wesleyan University was eventually built on the Cramer Subdivision while the Seymer Park addition saw the construction of the Kessler Brewery just west of its boundaries. Also included are titles for the Tietjen addition and Hauser addition. The Hauser addition title addresses handling of estate of a woman with a diability which at the time (1959) restricted her from handling her own estate.
 
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Helena Business and Professional Women's Club Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Helena Business and Professional Women'S Club was formed in 1931 as a local club within District II of the Montana Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club. This collection consists of financial records (1960s-1970s) including two journals, banking records, bills & receipts, dues receipts, and treasurers reports; organizational records (1960s-1970s) including scattered minutes, membership lists, and procedures manuals; and miscellaneous records (1960s-1970s) including scrapbooks, year books, sheet music for "Woman Awake", and convention and monthly meeting programs.
 
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Helena First, Inc. records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Helena First, Inc. was incorporated in 1967 with the goal of promoting and participating in the economic development of Helena. The records (1965-1990) consist of correspondence, minutes, project and subject files, and organizational materials. The major project of the organization was the building of the TraveLodge Motel (later Park Plaza Hotel).
 
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Helena Free Public Library records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Helena Free Public Library was organized in Helena, Montana Territory, in May 1886. Records (1886-1895) consist of two registers containing the name, address, and guarantor of applicants for library privileges; and three volumes listing library reference room users.
 
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Hotel Investment Company Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists of architectural drawings from 1912 by G.H. Carsley and Cass Gilbert. The designs are for the Placer Hotel located in Helena, Montana.
 
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Immanuel Lutheran Church, Missoula, Montana, Records

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Collection contains the records of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Missoula, Montana.
 
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International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 448 (Helena, Mont.) records,

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 448 of Helena, Mont., is the union of firemen employed by the Helena, Montana, Fire Department. Collection consists of records (1915-1990) of the Association, and of two affiliates: the Helena Fire Department Relief Association and the Helena Fire Department Benefit Fund.
 
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James S. Dunn and Company Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:James S. Dunn and Company was a commission merchant house in Helena, Montana Territory, handling fish, game, poultry, fruits, and produce. The store also operated under the name of Thomas C. Patrick and Company (prior to February 1888) and Jackson, Dunn and Company (from February to November 1888). Collection (1887-1889) includes correspondence; financial records, including ledgers, invoices, cash books, day books; legal documents; and miscellany.
 
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John W. Bonner papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists of records collected and created by John W. Bonner. Collection consists of scrapbooks (1929-1969) containing newspaper clippings regarding Bonner's work as Montana's Attorney General and Governor; and serving in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. Collection also includes family and general correspondence (1941-1945) between John Bonner and others, a campaign speech (1952), subject files (1936-1970)focusing on his work as Attorney General and Governor. Scrapbooks and other oversized documents hosued in oversize boxes.
 
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Kessler family photograph collection

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:In 1863, Nickolas Kessler followed the gold rush to Montana. He moved from Bannack to Last Chance Gulch (Helena) in 1865, where he purchased a brewery located on Ten Mile Creek. Kessler's eldest son, Charles N. Kessler, began working at the brewery in 1891 and assumed the presidency of the Kessler Brewing Company in 1901. In 1905 Charles N. Kessler married Sarah Hewett, daughter of Basin banker Marcus L. Hewett. The collection includes photographs of the Kessler and Hewett families and the Kessler Brewery near Helena, Montana.
 
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Kirby G. Hoon papers,

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The scrapbook and documents in this collection focus primarily on the life and athletic career of Kirby G. Hoon, Sr., his work as chairman of the first Montana State Athletic Commission, as well as other athletic events in Montana. There are scattered clippings throughout the scrapbook on Hoon’s sons as well, Jackson “Jack” Hoon, and Kirby G. Hoon, Jr. There is also one folder of biographical information compiled by the processing archivist on the Hoon family.
 
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Variations on the Games of Baseball, Basketball, and Marbles

Repository:University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
Summary:Dennis Kostelecky was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
 
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Kuphal and Leopold Mercantile Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Kuphal and Leopold, a general mercantile business in Helena, Montana Territory, was owned by Frederick William Kuphal and Bernhart Leopold. Records (1885-1890) consist of business correspondence, ledgers, daybooks, invoice stub books, and receipts.
 
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League of Women Voters of Montana, Helena area records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collections is comprised of materials created and collected the League of Women Voters of Montana, Helena area. It is comprised of the following series: correspondence (1956-2001); membership records, which includes a list of local league presidents; minutes (1985-1994) for both the annual meeting, and for the League of Women Voters of Montana Board; printed material (1968-1991), including several issues of "The Voter," the newsletter of the League of Women Voters of Montana; Commission of Political Practices reports (1993-2000); subject files, including files on the Constitutional Convention, and the reorganization of state and county governments (1967-2001); and miscellany (1977-1993).
 
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Lewis M. Chittim papers,

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists of materials created and collected by Lewis M. Chittim, Helena resident and former State Highway Engineer for the Montana Highway Department. Series include biographical material, which includes a comprehensive autobiographical by Mr. Chittim (as told to Ted Lang in 1992), general correspondence (1934-1973); a 4-page travel diary that details an undated trip taken by Mr. Chittim; financial records that outline utility agreements entered into between 1957 and 1960; printed material (newsletters); reports of the Montana Highway Commission (1913-1922, 1928, 1932); speeches given to Highway Department units, social organizations, and at high school graduation ceremonies around the state (1966-1971); miscellany, which includes souvenirs of Mr. Chittim's time spent abroad in Saigon and Bangkok; and newspaper clippings relating to Mr. Chittim's work with the Highway Department. Photographs have been transferred to the MHS Photo Archives.
 
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Martin Maginnis papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Martin Maginnis (1841-1919) was a Democratic Montana Territorial Delegate to Congress from 1872 to 1882; a member of the 1889 Montana Constitutional Convention; and newspaper publisher. Papers (1864-1912) consist primarily of incoming correspondence concerning politics; and outgoing correspondence, court papers, legal documents, and a scrapbook. Incoming correspondence includes typescript copies.
 
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Samuel D. McIlheny Letters

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The McIlheny letters consist of photocopies from originals written to his mother and sister, during the Civil War from Jacinto, Mississippi and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as well as from Helena, Montana Territory. McIlheny descriptions include the price of food, foraging expeditions, camp rumors, very little on enemy movements, the unpopularity of division commander Brig. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis, the abuse of civilians by some members of the Fourth Cavalry, and some camp rumors on troop movements. He also relates his overland journey to the territory, his disillusionment with mining prospects in the area, and local food prices and wages, mining conditions, and food.
 
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Lee Metcalf Photograph Collection

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Lee W. Metcalf (1911-1978) served as a Montana state congressman, state assistant attorney general, World War II soldier and military prosecutor, and a Montana Supreme Court Associate Justice between 1937 and 1952. From 1952 to 1961, he held Montana’s First District U.S. Representatives seat. In 1961, he became a U.S. Senator, serving until his death on January 12, 1978. The photographs in this collection depict all aspects of Metcalf’s life and service in public office, including images of his time in various Montana government offices, as a U.S. Congressman, and as a U.S. Senator. Images from Metcalf’s personal life are included, showing Metcalf’s ancestors from Maine and Massachusetts; his early life and school days; his wife Donna and their son Jerry; Metcalf’s parents and their family; and scenes from his regular life outside of public office. The bulk of the collection is focused on the later part of his term as a U.S. Congressman, through his many years in the U.S. Senate, from 1958 to 1977. Originally housed within Metcalf’s congressional offices, many of these images were used by Metcalf and his office staff from 1953 to 1978 for various publications, television and film recordings, congressional hearing exhibits, newspaper articles, and election and publicity materials.
 
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Mignon Waterman papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists of records collected and created by Mignon Waterman prior to, during, and after her time as a Senator in the Montana state legislature (1990-2002), and includes correspondence, financial records, subject files, miscellany, and clippings. Also included are VHS tapes of television spots made for Senator Waterman's congressional campaign in 1996.
 
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Harriet Miller and Elizabeth Harrison papers,

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Harriet Miller was the Superintendant of Public Instruction for Montana for three terms, from 1956 to 1968, and mayor of Santa Barbara, California from 1995 to 2001. The collection primarily consists of bound copies of the speeches Ms. Miller made during her tenure as Superintendant (1955-1968). It also contains 2 letters (1919; 1960); printed material (1960-2006); school notes and records for her mother, Vera Crome Miller (1918;1923); and clippings (1961-2007). A sub-group contains documents relating to her companion of over 40 years, Elizabeth Neill Harrison (1943-1948).
 
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Milt Johnson papers,

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists of materials created and collected by Milton G. "Milt" Johnson, Helena resident and locomotive fireman on the Northern Pacific Railroad. It is comprised of correspondence, primarily concerning mechanical delay messages and mass memos to railroad staff (1945-1973); employment records, consisting primarily of time books (1954-1966); printed materials, including operating manuals and rule books, union bylaws and constitutions, and blank forms (1904-1974); subject files (1927-1933); and miscellany.
 
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Montana Environmental Quality Council photograph collection

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists of slides from the Environmental Quality Council including fieldtrips, areas of proposed sub-divisions, examples of topography and of environmental degradation such as air pollution and clear cutting. A wide variety of Montana areas are pictured, including those in the Flathead Valley, near White Sulphur Springs, Roundup, Jordan, Circle, Clark Fork River, Swan Lake, Judith Basin County, Butte, Anaconda, Libby, St. Regis, Thompson Falls, West Yellowstone, and the Stillwater Complex on the Boulder River.
 
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Montana postcard collection

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Montana postcard collection consists of approximately 7,750 commercially produced postcards primarily associated with Montana subjects. Postcards include photomechanical reproductions of artwork, greeting cards, geographic locations in Montana, and other subjects related to Montana and the West.
 
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Montana postcard collection

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Montana postcard collection consists of approximately 7,750 commercially produced postcards primarily associated with Montana subjects. Postcards include photomechanical reproductions of artwork, greeting cards, geographic locations in Montana, and other subjects related to Montana and the West.
 
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Montana State Board of Health Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:These records (1907-1994) of the Montana State Board of Helath and its sucessor the Board of Health and Environmental Sciences consist of minutes (1907-1994); reports (1925-1964) from the Missoula City-County Health Department and from state health officers concerning typhoid fever in Warland, Stevensville, Helena, Thurlow, and Libby; liscensing laws for hospitals, state public health plans; and industrial hygiene of the Zonolite Company of Libby. Also included are materials removed from a scrapbook on the history and activities of the Montana Health Planning Committee from 1946 to 1950. The Food and Drug Division subgroup includes general and interoffice correspondence, court papers, press releases, field investigation and other reports, speeches, subject files, and miscellany. (Photographs and printed material transferred to Photograph Archives and Library respectively.)
 
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William M. Nichols papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:William M. Nichols was president of the Yellowstone Park Company, the H.C. Child Corporation, the Spanish Creek Ranch, and other enterprises. Papers include general correspondence (1946-1957); financial records; minutes of the Yellowstone Park Company (1955-1962); and an extensive subject file (1914-1966) maintained both by Nichols and by his son John Q. Nichols, concerning the various corporate and financial affairs of the Nichols and Child families.
 
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Cornelius B. Nolan Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Cornelius Nolan (1855-1922) was a Helena, Montana, attorney in partnership with Thomas J. Walsh; Democratic Party leader; and mining investor. Papers include outgoing correspondence (1888-1896); general correspondence (1902-1932); court papers (1906-1920); financial records (1887-1923); legal documents (1891-1916), and clippings (1897-1922), covering the activities of the law firms of Nolan and Bean; and Walsh, Nolan and Scallon. There are subgroups for Cornelius' wife Harriet Shober Nolan (1894-1918); the Libby Placer Mining Company (1907-1918); Thomas J. Walsh (1907-1932); and Fletcher White (1898-1912).
 
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Oregon Folklife Program records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Oregon Folklife Program provided statewide services supporting folklife, traditional arts and artists, and folk arts in education in Oregon from 1988 to 2009, first at Lewis and Clark College, 1988-1993, and then the Oregon Historical Society, 1993-2009. This collection comprises the Oregon Folklife Program’s records, 1988-2009, including folklore fieldwork documentation in the form of photographs, sound recordings, and video recordings of cultural events and traditional arts and artists in urban and rural Oregon communities; program materials, including exhibitions and table-top exhibits, learning units for grades 3-6, radio and video productions on folklife in Oregon; and administrative files, including artist files, accounting files, research files, and digital files. Oregon Folklife Program programs and projects included apprenticeship programs for traditional arts, exhibits and community events, educational units and instructional materials, regional folk arts surveys, youth community documentation projects, and radio and video productions on folklife in Oregon. The collections include rich visual documentation of traditional arts and artists in cultural, occupational, and religious communities in Oregon, including refugee communities, immigrant communities, rural communities, and Native American communities.
 
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Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, Helena, Montana, Records

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Collection contains the records of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Helena, Montana.
 
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Power family photograph collection.

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Thomas C. Power (1829-1923) came to Montana Territory in 1866 and established a successful mercantile and transportation network in and around Fort Benton serving miners, military posts, Indian tribes of the region, and local residents. In partnership with others he developed a transportation network of steamboats along the Upper Missouri as well as overland stage and freight routes. He moved his corporate headquarters to Helena in 1878 and had an interest in politics that paralleled his diverse business career. He was elected Montana's first senator, and during his six-year stay from 1890-1895 in Washington D.C., collected portraits of colleagues and officials with whom he worked "on the Hill." His only son, Charles Benton Power, Sr. (1868-1953) inherited his father's interests and pursued a variety of business enterprises including real estate, mining, ranching, logging, oil exploration, and mercantile operations throughout the state and region. The collection includes photographs of many of the business interests, including steamboats on the Missouri, as well as portraits of family, friends and social events enjoyed by extended family.
 
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Scottish-American Lore

Repository:University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
Summary:Gail Pressnall was a student of folklore at Western Oregon University. This collection includes fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
 
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Roy Douglas Pritchett Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Roy Pritchett was a Helena, Montana, mine promoter. Papers (1944-1952) consist primarily of general correspondence from brother Glenn A. Pritchett and others regarding mine investments and development. There are also several original poems and one short story written by Pritchett.
 
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Arlyne Reichert papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Arlyne Reichert was a 1972 Constitutional Convention delegate from Cascade County. Reichert served on the Legislative Committee and worked to gain support for a unicameral legislature. She served as a legislator in the 46th Montana Legislative Assembly from 1979 to 1981. The collection (1971-1980) consists primarily of correspondences to and from her constituents during the Convention and her legislative term, subject files, clippings, and print material on topics important to her.
 
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Leverett S. Ropes papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: Helena, Montana, mining and geological engineer Leverett Ropes (1868-1953) was employed by various mining firms, by the federal government, and as a private consultant. This collection contains papers (ca. 1888-1952) concerning Ropes' mining engineering and geology consulting work and his interest in a variety of political issues. The general correspondence (1928-1952) concerns mines in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, and Broadwater counties, Fort Peck Dam, his dispute with federal agencies over financing of Montana mining ventures, and issues of personal interest to Ropes such as the repeal of prohibition and New Deal policies. In addition there is biographical material (1935-1946); court papers (1910, 1940); financial records (1936-1951); legal documents (1928-1943) for several mining companies; reports (1929-1952) by Ropes and others on numerous mining properties; speeches and writings (1929-1952) on mining and politics, including the lawlessness (racketeering) caused by prohibition; miscellany (1891-1947); and clippings.
 
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Wilbur Edegerton Sanders papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Wilbur Edgerton Sanders (1861-1935) was a mining engineer and son of Wilbur Fisk Sanders. Collection (1875-1896) includes incoming correspondence from his father, his brother James Upson Sanders, and others; and diaries, chronicling his education, youth, early mining career, trips to Yellowstone, and a visit to the Blackfeet Reservation in 1896.
 
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Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Townsend, Montana, Records

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Collection contains the records of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Townsend, Montana.

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