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Collection Title:

Alfred Atkinson Correspondence Files

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Alfred Atkinson Correspondence Files consist of Montana State College (MSU) President Alfred Atkinson's correspondence for the period 1919 to July 1937. Files may contain enclosures including reports, legal and legislative documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and announcements, etc. related to that correspondence. Major subjects include faculty and faculty issues including tenure, appointments, financial and occupational problems, and organizations; students lives and conditions on campus, their finances, problems created, and their organizations; the alumni including Alumni Association, Collegian and occupations pursued; the University System, Montana Legislature, citizenship statements required of all employees of MSC by House Bill #474 of the Montana State Legislature in 1935; the Federal Government including: appropriations; Depression programs including the National Youth Administration, Works Progress Administration, Civil Works Administration, Federal Emergency Relief Administration and other work relief programs; agricultural and land use agencies including the U.S.D.A.; State, regional and national agricultural organizations and their programs including the Montana Association (Montanans Incorporated), Farm Bureau, Farm Foundation and Farmers Union; schools of Montana and associated programs including High School Week, Future Farmers of America and basketball tournaments; other educational institutions and higher education programs. There are extensive files on instructional programs and problems, planning during the Depression, and financing the University System and its institutions.

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