Frances Merriam (b. 1899) served as the Executive Secretary of the Committee for Paradise Dam, an organization that promoted the construction of the Paradise and Knowles dams in western Montana. Papers (1948-1972) consist primarily of subject files and correspondence concerning the dams and her work in the Montana Democratic Party.
This collection contains the papers Arnold Olsen generated and collected while serving as U.S. Representative for the western Montana Congressional District, along with a few other materials unrelated to his congressional service. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, legislative documents, official news releases, campaign materials, speeches, awards, certificates, gifts, and photographs.