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Anaconda Copper Mining Company records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: This collection consists of records (1876-1974) of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company and contains correspondence, court papers, financial and production records, legal documents, organizational records, subject files, and other materials for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company and many of its predecessor and subsidiary companies and departments. Among the major subgroups are General Office; Big Blackfoot Milling Company; Bitter Root Development Company; Boston and Montana Consolidated Copper and Silver Mining Company; Colorado Smelting and Mining Company; Diamond Coal and Coke Company; Parrot Silver and Copper Company; Reduction Department (Anaconda); Silver Bow Club; Trenton Mining and Development Company; Tuttle Manufacturing and Supply Company; and Washoe Copper Company. In addition, there are more than 100 smaller subgroups.
 
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Robert A. Bell Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Robert A. Bell was a Helena, Montana, construction contractor and mine operator. This collection consists of personal and business records (1887-1917), including correspondence, financial records, legal documents, reports, and organizational records. These materials deal primarily with the Eagle's Nest Group of Claims, the East Pacific Mining Company, and the Montana-States Mining Corporation. There are small subgroups for the B & G Mining Company, the Bellmont Oil Company, and the James-Bell Concentrating Table Company. [Photographs separated to Photo Archives.]
 
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Leverett S. Ropes papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: Helena, Montana, mining and geological engineer Leverett Ropes (1868-1953) was employed by various mining firms, by the federal government, and as a private consultant. This collection contains papers (ca. 1888-1952) concerning Ropes' mining engineering and geology consulting work and his interest in a variety of political issues. The general correspondence (1928-1952) concerns mines in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, and Broadwater counties, Fort Peck Dam, his dispute with federal agencies over financing of Montana mining ventures, and issues of personal interest to Ropes such as the repeal of prohibition and New Deal policies. In addition there is biographical material (1935-1946); court papers (1910, 1940); financial records (1936-1951); legal documents (1928-1943) for several mining companies; reports (1929-1952) by Ropes and others on numerous mining properties; speeches and writings (1929-1952) on mining and politics, including the lawlessness (racketeering) caused by prohibition; miscellany (1891-1947); and clippings.
 
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United States War Production Board. Helena District Office Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Helena, Montana, district office of the United States War Production Board was established in June 1942 to coordinate production of minerals and other materials for World War II. Records primarily consist of general office correspondence of district manager Oscar A. Baarson; Mining Division correspondence of mining technical advisor William M. Manning and subject files on mine operators in Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, and Wyoming; and general correspondence of salvage coordinator E. J. Keeley. Also included are press releases, minutes, reports and general subject files.

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