From 2005-2010, former Montana congressman Bob Brown conducted oral history interviews with a variety of political figures in Montana. The interviewees ranged from state legislators, lobbyists, attorneys and journalists, to Montana Constitutional Convention delegates and officials in administrative and financial branches of the Montana State government. A few highlights within the topics are Montana and the Anaconda Company, the recurring sales tax referendum, mining, elections, deregulation, and the legislative process over time.
Harry Billings was a newspaper editor in Helena, Montana. The collection documents his allegations that the Montana Power Company took part in unfair actions, including rate increases, tax cuts, and overcharges. The materials were used by Russell L. Doty, Jr., in the course of his research for his master's thesis in political science at the University of Montana--Missoula.