|Summary:||The interviews represented in this collection are an eclectic mix of Montana citizens sought out by Paugh in her attempts to document the state's history. Never a trained interviewer, and a recording technician of limited competence at best, Paugh's interviews are uneven and represented by complete transcriptions, partial transcriptions, summary notes, and sometimes only by the tape itself. Montana places mentioned include: Fergus County, Gallatin County, Madison County, Powder River County, Bercail, Bozeman, Broadus, Browning, Butte, Fort Custer, Judith Gap, Lewistown, Two Dot, and Wisdom. Subjects include sheep and cattle ranching, homesteading, electric power generation, education, Battle of the Big Hole, the Yellowstone Expedition of 1869, Sisika Indians, Chippewa Cree Indians, and commerce.
|Summary:||The Franklin Leonard Stone Family Collection includes original and typewritten transcripts of diaries, letters, reminiscences, and other documents written by Franklin L. Stone, Julia Stone, Emma Stone Moss, Isla Cain, and William Shunk. The materials in this collection provide insight into the family's journey to Montana and their early years. Also present are the observations and reflections on ranching, vigilante activity in Virginia City, gold field activities, Indian and settlements along the Columbia River, early Gallatin County school information, and other assorted topics.