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Charles L. Anceney Letters

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Charles L. Anceney Letters consist of two messages sent by Anceney to Edward John Carter in Helena, Montana on May 20, 1888 and January 12, 1890. Locations include Hamilton and Moreland. The letters discuss mortgage notes on the Anceney, family member health, and cattle condition at the Anceney and feed availability.
 
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Robert A. Baxter Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Robert A. Baxter papers consist of a positive photocopy of Baxter’s 1875 declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States and an original ledger book most likely listing the initial investors in the Farmer's Canal Company of Gallatin County, Montana. Entries range from 1890 to 1893.
 
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Thomas Cruse papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Thomas Cruse was a Helena, Montana, miner, banker, and businessman. This collection (1841-1956) consists of incoming correspondence; legal and financial records; maps; reports; and miscellany. Records for Cruse's various enterprises are divided into nine subgroups including the Thomas Cruse Savings Bank; Thomas Cruse Estate; Thomas Cruse Mining and Development Company; etc.
 
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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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James A. Flint Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection (1880's-1920s) consists of documents accumulated by James Flint in his role as a U.S. Land Commissioner, including letters, homestead forms, and information regarding homestead claims and titles during his tenure in that capacity.
 
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Edward C. Mattox papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: Edward Mattox (1880-1894) was a Roundup, Montana, coal mine operator and owner of the K7 Ranch near Bozeman. Papers (1906-1948) consist of correspondence, financial and production records, and legal documents of Mattox, the Roundup Coal Mining Company, and the K7 Ranch.
 
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Montana Department of Health and Human Services, Human and Community Services Division records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Human and Community Services Division records consist of the records from the Beaverhead, Blaine, Cascade, Gallatin, Hill, Liberty, and Madison County Welfare Boards; the Human and Community Services Division; and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
 
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Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation From the Ground Up Oral History Project

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This oral history project focused on the experiences of women who have operated farms and/or ranches in Montana during all or a portion of their life captured in 37 interviews. Each interview includes an audio recording and/or a typed transcript. You can find the transcripts on the DNRC Conservation Districts' Bureau Website.
 
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Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Forestry Division Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Records consist of Subject Files of the Forestry Division, Office of State Forester, and records of the Forest Management Bureau when the Forestry Division was part of State Lands.
 
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National Forest Preservation Group Records

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The National Forest Preservation Group Records consist of positive photocopies of correspondence, petitions, legal briefs, and summary essays documenting the group's various legal actions in their attempts to halt the Big Sky project. Included are briefs from the court cases heard at the U. S. District Court in Butte, and the appeal heard at the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
 
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Florence Isabel Penwell Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Florence Penwell papers consist of a sample of wallpaper from the Penwell home in Gallatin County and a handwritten schedule likely for the Methodist Church, ca. 1880s. The collection also includes the following four handwritten letters sent to Florence Penwell from Methodist minister William Wesley Van Orsdel in Havre, "Addie" in Bozeman, C. W. Hill of White Sulphur Springs, and Esther [Penwell?] of Illinois. Topics include church work travels, arranging visits, family news, and genealogy information.
 
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Thomas Charles Power papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: T.C. Power was a Montana merchandise, transportation, mining, ranching, banking, and real estate magnate; and U.S. Senator from Montana from 1890 to 1895. Collection (1868-1950) includes personal, business, and political correspondence plus financial and legal papers of many of his business enterprises. Collection documents Power's involvement in military and Indian trade, steamboating, freighting, stage coach lines, mail contracts, cattle and sheep ranching, mining, banking, bridge building, townsite development, and other enterprises.
 
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United States Federal Power Commission Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:These U.S. Federal Power Commission records consist of hearing materials in a case involving the failure of the Montana Power Company to apply for a license to operate its hydroelectric dams on the Missouri River and tributaries. Exhibits in the case (including steamboat logs, diaries, articles, clippings, etc.) sought to document whether the Missouri River was navigable above Fort Benton. [FPC Docket #IT-5840.]

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