|Summary:||The John B. Wisenall Papers consist of correspondence and a diary. Topics discussed include Wisenall's time spent prospecting gold, gold claims, business conditions, assorted activities of former companions, the hardships of making a living, debt, town conditions, living arrangements, and outlaw lynching's.
|Summary:||The Clifton B. Worthen-James Fergus Collection is a combination of original documents, photocopies, and typed transcripts. The materials document both the intellectual pursuits of Clifton B. Worthen as a historian and teacher, as well as the pioneer experiences of the James Fergus family. Subjects includes: history of central Montana, especially Fergus County and the Judith Basin, the vigilante activity of 1884, the DHS Ranch, the Lewis and Clark expedition, Montana politics and elections, ranching, gold rush towns of Bannack, Virginia City, and Helena, the Society of Montana Pioneers, the winter of 1887 and its effect on ranching, and territorial Montana's relations with Indian residents.