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.
The collection contains a speech by Duncan McDonald. The speech contains McDonald’s recollections and knowledge on Native Americans, the National Bison Range, Missoula and Native American mythology. McDonald gave the speech to an audience at the University of Montana Auditorium on February 22, 1915.
John Melcher was a Montana congressman who served in the U. S. House from 1969 to 1977 and in the Senate from 1977 to 1988. Materials in this collection include bills introduced by Melcher, speeches, writings, press releases, constituent correspondence, photographs, moving images, and other documents.