The Robert M. Burgess collection contains personal writings, memoirs, military documents and certificates, and letters written to family during World War II. Burgess describes his life thoroughly in his memoirs; from growing up near the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, to his military service in counterintelligence, and his time as a professor of French at the University of Montana in Missoula.
James Callaway was a Territorial Secretary of Montana Territory and an attorney; Llewellyn Link Callaway was an attorney in Virginia City and White Sulphur Springs, Montana. This collection includes general correspondence; legal, financial, and military documents; as well as newspaper clippings related to the activities and interests of the Callaway family from the Civil War through the early 1900s. Most of the collection materials relate to James E. Callaway and span from Mr. Callaway’s military communications while commanding an Illinois Volunteer regiment to his legal practice in Virginia City, Montana, following the war.