The topics of James Crossen's diaries include the weather, his family and their health, dinner parties, trips to the hot springs, and fishing, but his main focus is his work. Each day this farmer from the Montana plains lists how many horses or mules were herded, where they were moved to, and how much other work was done on the farm. These entries are generally the same each year.
Diaries and photographs of Henry K. Hashitani, who immigrated to the United States from Japan in 1903. He worked on the railroad near Missoula, Montana, around 1905 before moving to Emmett, Idaho, where he farmed and supplied vegetables to miners. In 1934 he moved to Nyssa, Oregon, where he continued farming and served as a community leader. The diaries are in Japanese. A translation into English of the earliest diary is included with the collection.