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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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Early Travel In Montana Essay

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Early Travel in Montana Essay is an original student paper created by Mary Kirk for Professor Helen Brewer’s American history class at Montana College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts. Kirk’s essay is the finished product of interviews with several Bozeman, Montana pioneers on pioneer transportation methods. Various transportation methods include mule trains, steamboat, wagons, ox cart, and stagecoach. Locales include the Bozeman Trail, Bozeman, Crow Agency, Gallatin County, Hunter’s Hot Springs, Fort Benton, and Virginia City.
 
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History of Broadwater County

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The History of Broadwater County is a illustrated narrative of “its people, places and events.” Included are community sketches of Toston, Radersburg, Hassel Winston, Centerville, Canton, Bedford, Diamond City, and White city. Among the photographs are images of Diamond City and White City taken in 1958 by Heberle.
 
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History of Montana Publication Files

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Burlingame History of Montana publication files consist of materials created by him and Oscar Mueller, Clifton B. Worthen, Henry G. Merriam, and Stanley Davidson and sent to editor Merrill G. Burlingame. These include typed drafts of their contribution to A History of Montana and some correspondence with Burlingame.
 
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Irene Thatcher Scrapbooks

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Thatcher scrapbooks consist of two volumes. The first, which covers the years 1963-1966, deals with the Montana Centennial train and contains newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and passenger lists all dealing with the train’s organization and journey to New York in 1964. The second scrapbook contains newspaper clippings dating from 1948 to 1955 about Madison and Gallatin County pioneers, including Lilla Bogert, Frieda Bull, Elmer Cass, Mary Hunter Doane, Caroline McGill, Pete Karst, Frank “Doc” Nelson, Lester Pierstorff, and Davis Willson.
 
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John Stands-In-Timber Interview

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The John Stands In Timber interview is an original handwritten transcription of a conversation between Margot Liberty and John Stands in Timber. The conversations handwritten notes concerns the ages and actions of various Cheyenne men who had either participated in the Custer battle or other incidents of tribal history.
 
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Alexander Leggat Pamphlet Collection

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Alexander Leggat Pamphlet Collection consists primarily of "gray literature," or ephemeral publications. The collection is comprised of pamphlets, brochures, broadsides, U. S. Congressional Serial Set tear sheets and magazine articles. The material concerns a wide variety of Montana historical topics, especially the history and development of Butte and Helena, state political issues, military topics, the Montana Vigilantes of 1863-1964, mining and railroads.
 
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Lewistown Public Library O.O. Mueller Collection

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Oscar O. Mueller collection consists of positive photocopies of various documents held by the Lewistown Public Library in 1967. They include resources that Mueller used to compose his published historical writing and occasionally copies of those publications. Topics include: the history of Central Montana, especially in the Judith Basin and Lewistown areas, Winnett, Yellowstone National Park, the Battle of the Little Bighorn, vigilantes, the Fort Carroll Trail, and the Battle of the Bear’s Paw. People either mentioned or whose correspondence Mueller collected include: James Fergus, Charles M. Russell, E. C. “Teddy Blue” Abbott, W. E. “Limestone” Wilson, Luther S. “Yellowstone” Kelly, Charles C. Cook, David E. Folsom, Clifton B. Worthen, Charles Kuhlman, and E. A. Brininstool.
 
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Michael P. Malone Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Michael P. Malone Papers consist of correspondence and research materials. Included in the collection are letters between Malone and friends, colleagues and professional acquaintances, family letters, personal papers, newspaper clippings and ephemera. Other material consists of correspondence specifically dealing with Malone's book publishing ventures, a typed draft of his book James J. Hill: Empire Builder of the Northwest, papers and related notes Malone gathered while conducting research on his final unpublished book, "Searching for Paradigm in Western American History," books and articles about the historiography of western history, as well as awards and plaques honoring him during his long educational career, speeches, speech notes, teaching notes, transparencies, and photographs.
 
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I. D. O'Donnell Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The I. D. O'Donnell Papers include diaries, correspondence, business records, literary manuscripts, postcard albums, subject files, and photographs. Correspondence includes letters from Montana State College, the U. S. Department of Agriculture, U. S. Reclamation Service, U. S. House and Senate Committees on Beet Sugar Industry, Montana Irrigation and Drainage Institute, and the Secretary of the Interior, Franklin K. Lane. O'Donnell received letters from Montana political leaders such as Under Secretary of the Department of Agriculture M. L. Wilson, U. S. Senators Thomas J. Walsh and Henry L. Myers, U. S. Representative John M. Evans, and Governors J. E. Erickson and F. H. Cooney. Manuscripts include articles on agriculture, livestock, and farm management, and the column "Hints from the Practical Farmer" written for the Reclamation Record, as well as manuscripts O'Donnell collected for research on topics such as alfalfa, birds, irrigation, sugar beets, dairy cattle, soil, weeds, ranch management, and hogs. O'Donnell also collected material on topics such as Billings and Montana history, various irrigation projects in Montana, and agriculture. The collection also contains business records from the Minnesota and Montana Land and Improvement Company, the Frederick Billings estate, and the Hesper Farm. The collection also contains postcards and travel brochures from O'Donnell's various travels.
 
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The History of a Bridle

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The History of a Bridle Narrative provides an account of Montana's vigilante activity starting in 1864, although it appears the document was composed much later in the nineteenth or early twentieth century. The unknown author describes a trip from Denver to Virginia City in the spring of 1864, working a claim in German Gulch, a horseback trip to Atchison, Kansas in 1865 and return Helena, Montana in 1866. The narrative also discusses a great deal of vigilante activity primarily in the Helena area.
 
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United States. General Land Office Homestead Certificate to William Chiesman

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The United States General Land Office Homestead certificate to William Chiesman consists of an original homestead certificate issued to William Chiesman on April 19, 1894 and a newspaper clipping giving a biography of Chiesman.

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