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A Pioneer Tale

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:A Pioneer Tale Reminiscence is a brief typewritten account written January 1954 that details Adeline Walrath’s journey to Bozeman, Montana in 1881 with her parents and their first residence in a log cabin north of Main Street. She mentions Gallatin County treasurer Washington Franklin Sloan and his kindness to the Brandenburg family, and the birth of her youngest sister Mattie on Christmas day 1882.
 
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David J. Bailey Reminiscence

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The David J. Bailey Reminiscence consists of a Carbon typescript copy of an original reminiscence written by Bailey in 1900. The text describes Bailey's journey from Indiana to Montana in 1865 and his experiences as a rancher, teacher, merchant, and public servant.
 
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Bartenders' Union Local #587 records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists of the following series: general correspondence, financial records, legal documents, membership records, minutes, organizational records, and miscellaneous records pertaining to the Bartenders’ Union Local #587 in Bozeman, Mont.
 
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Bozeman City Development Plans

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Bozeman City Development Plans consist of a collection of maps, profiles, diagrams, proposed land use and subdivision plans, street, sewer, water and utility maintenance and additions. In addition to documents pertaining specifically to Bozeman and Gallatin County, there are a few sets of drawings that document zoning and construction activities in cities elsewhere, likely retained by the Bozeman City Engineer for comparison purposes.
 
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Calfee & Catlin Stereographs

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Henry Bird Calfee and Nelson Catlin operated a photographic studio in Bozeman, Montana, from the early 1870s through the early 1880s and published hundreds of stereographic views of Yellowstone National Park. This collection consists of 101 stereographs attributed to H. B. Calfee and Calfee & Catlin and includes images of mountains, canyons, geysers and waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park and of Indian people and camps.
 
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Christ the King Lutheran Church, Bozeman, Montana, Records

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Collection contains the records of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Bozeman, Montana.
 
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Daughters of the American Revolution. Mount Hyalite Chapter Records

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Daughters of the American Revolution. Mount Hyalite Chapter Records consist of positive photocopies from the chapter's minute book and typed speech transcriptions, along with a cassette recording of a speech delivered to the group in 1975. The collection includes: photocopies of a handwritten speech and its typed transcription, titled "Here I Stand" by Margaret P. Griffin, placed in the same folder as Griffin's remarks at the Sacagawea historical marker in Three Forks, 1920; the minutes for the meeting of January 20, 1949, summarizing the program delivered by Mary Hunter Doane entitled "Pioneer Days," and a transcription of the speech, which gives a general discussion of Bozeman's founding and the arrival of the Andrew Jackson Hunter family in 1864; a typed speech delivered by Charlotte Stafford Koch on April 15, 1955 regarding DAR historical markers; a typed speech of Mrs. Verne Sexton, delivered in 1960 titled "The First Settlers in the Gallatin and How They Came"; an audiocassette recording, a CD rom, and typed transcription of an untitled speech delivered by Dr. Richard Roeder to the chapter in 1975 regarding Gallatin County pioneers.
 
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Ole Karolius Eide Davidson Oral History Interview

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:An oral history interview with Ole Karolius Eide Davidson, a Norwegian immigrant.
 
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Discovery Mining Company Records

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Discovery Mining Company Records consist of stockholder proxy forms from 1923-1980, correspondence, company receipts, photos, tax forms, leasing inquiries, other miscellaneous documents from 1923 to 1980, and volume of the original company stockholder registrations.
 
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Miscellaneous Beliefs

Repository:University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
Summary:Mary S. Faust was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
 
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Gallatin County Bicentennial Oral History Project Collection

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Gallatin County Bicentennial Oral History Project Collection consists of eighty-three tape recorded interviews with senior citizens of Bozeman and Gallatin County. The topics cover a wide variety of historical subjects including: agriculture, amusements, business, industry, merchants, churches, communications, education, electrical power, ethnic groups, the Depression, homemaking, immigrants, Native Americans, medicine, Montana State College, organizations, frontier and pioneer life, politics and government, prominent families, religion, social life and customs, Spanish American War, transportation, weather and natural disasters, World War I, and World War II. Places mentioned Belgrade, Bozeman, Bridger Canyon, Chestnut, Churchill, Gallatin Canyon, Manhattan, Salesville, Springhill, Three Forks, and Yellowstone National Park.
 
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Isabel Haynes Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Isabel Haynes papers consist of family papers, diaries, letters, and memorabilia produced or exchanged by various Haynes family members and collected by Isabel Haynes. Subjects include Haynes family experiences in the Minneapolis, Minnesota public schools, the University of Minnesota, and interactions with families and friends in Minneapolis, Bozeman, Montana, and Yellowstone National Park. Also represented in the collection are correspondence files pertaining to the operations of the various Haynes Inc. business ventures in Yellowstone National Park.
 
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Alexander Leggat Collection

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Family Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, legal papers, and scrapbook memorabilia all pertaining to Alexander Leggat and his extended family. The Collection papers consist of: collecting correspondence created or collected Alexander Leggat while purchasing books and manuscripts on Western Americana; inventories and lists of books collected; historic Montana legal documents collected for their historical or display value; historic Montana manuscript files of documents collected for their historical or display value; and photographs.
 
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Letter to Respected Friends

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:Letter to Respected Friends is authored by Caroline Aylsworth written to “Respected Friends” and describes an epidemic of bowel complaints in the city of Bozeman and her desire for the recipients to send her back a copy of a receipt.
 
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John S. Mendenhall Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The John S. Mendenhall Papers consist of letters, account statements, receipts, and other business papers collected by or pertaining to Mendenhall or his various merchandising operations. The subjects include: family news; social and business conditions in territorial Utah and Montana; Montana territorial politics. Places mentioned include Virginia City, Bannack, Gallatin City, and Bozeman, Montana. Letter writers include Dr. Achilles Lamme, Mary Susan Mendenhall, and Charles Ohle.
 
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Lee Metcalf Photograph Collection

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Lee W. Metcalf (1911-1978) served as a Montana state congressman, state assistant attorney general, World War II soldier and military prosecutor, and a Montana Supreme Court Associate Justice between 1937 and 1952. From 1952 to 1961, he held Montana’s First District U.S. Representatives seat. In 1961, he became a U.S. Senator, serving until his death on January 12, 1978. The photographs in this collection depict all aspects of Metcalf’s life and service in public office, including images of his time in various Montana government offices, as a U.S. Congressman, and as a U.S. Senator. Images from Metcalf’s personal life are included, showing Metcalf’s ancestors from Maine and Massachusetts; his early life and school days; his wife Donna and their son Jerry; Metcalf’s parents and their family; and scenes from his regular life outside of public office. The bulk of the collection is focused on the later part of his term as a U.S. Congressman, through his many years in the U.S. Senate, from 1958 to 1977. Originally housed within Metcalf’s congressional offices, many of these images were used by Metcalf and his office staff from 1953 to 1978 for various publications, television and film recordings, congressional hearing exhibits, newspaper articles, and election and publicity materials.
 
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Missouri to Montana in a Covered Wagon 1898

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The essay Missouri to Montana in a Covered Wagon 1898 about 1965 Millie Talboys was prepared by Estelle C. Laughlin. The sketch describes the Stine family's decision to leave Missouri for Montana and incidents occurring along the way including interactions with photographer C. O. Corey and members of the Crow Indian tribe, and fording the Yellowstone River. Other parts of the reminiscence describe living in early Bozeman, Garneill, and Ubet, Montana. Talboys also mentions meeting Methodist minister William Wesley Van Orsdel.
 
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Ruth Lindberg Nelson Oral History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:An oral history interview with Ruth Lindberg Nelson, a Swedish immigrant.
 
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Sylvester Nemes Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Sylvester Nemes Papers consists of research, notes, drafts and manuscripts of Nemes' books, both his published works on fly fishing, as well as two unpublished works of historical fiction. Also included in the collection are correspondence, a brief biography, miscellaneous personal records, his obituary, business and professional records, photographs, negatives, memorabilia, and slides.
 
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William L. Perkins Ledger

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The William L. Perkins Ledger contains entries for both his meat and lumber businesses from 1870 to 1882. Among the listed customers are many early Bozeman residents, including Lester S. Willson, White Calfee, Samuel W. Lewis, and William H. Tracy.
 
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An Examination of Family Tales

Repository:University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
Summary:Matthew Sakraida was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
 
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The Sweet Pea Carnivals of Bozeman, Montana

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Sweet Pea Carnivals of Bozeman, Montana consists of a typescript history of the inception and development of the Sweet Pea Carnival in Bozeman Montana which lasted from 1906-1913. The paper describes the festivities, parade, floats and the coronation of the royal court of the festival.
 
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William H. White Diary

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The William H. White Diary describes White’s garrison life and his experiences in the field, including the march of the Montana Column of Colonel John Gibbon in the 1876 campaign against the Sioux.
 
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Doris Whithorn Research Files

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Doris Whithorn Research Files consist of original compositions and collected materials which formed the basis for some of her publications. Included are: a copy photograph of an original town plat map of Yellowstone City, Montana Territory, along with a letter describing the composition of the same; a lengthy history of Emigrant Gulch, illustrated with original and copy photographs, written by Doris Whithorn in 1963; a history of Chestnut, Montana written by Andrew Walker and sent to Whithorn sometime in the 1960s; a 1977 carbon typescript of a speech given by Doris Whithorn titled "Park County Women; photocopies of two self guided history tour itineraries from Emigrant to Bozeman and Livingston along the Trail Creek Road", composed in 1981 and 1983.
 
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Davis Willson Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Davis Willson Papers consist of his diary kept during his journey to Montana in 1866 and newspaper clippings from the Montana Post and other publications that were primarily written by Willson. The diary describes a trip from Canton, NY, to the Penwell Ranch in the Gallatin Valley, May 7 - September 6, 1866. The newspaper clipping topics include Indian activities, descriptions of Bozeman and the upper Yellowstone valley, Montana politics, and national politics during Reconstruction. The papers also include a handwritten letter from S.P. Moore, Acting Surgeon General, Confederate States Army, dated Richmond, Virginia, August 5, 1861, to General Robert E. Lee requesting quinine.

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