This collection contains papers from Earl Barlow's work at the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention for the inclusion of a clause recognizing the cultural heritage and education needs of the American Indian, his work encouraging the Montana Legislature's passage of the Indian Studies Act of 1973 and the Amendment of 1979, and related speeches.
From 1980-1981, Mary Murphy, working with Helen Bresler, conducted a series of labor history oral history interviews with a variety of Butte, Montana, working-class residents. The interviewees ranged from miners, grocers, waitresses, boarding house keepers to a blacksmith, union agent and nurse.
Robert Watt was an educator and member of the Montana State Legislature from Missoula, Montana. The collection contains Watt's political and personal materials that document his activities in state and local politics, tax reform, and other matters.