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Bob Brown oral history project

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:From 2005-2010, former Montana congressman Bob Brown conducted oral history interviews with a variety of political figures in Montana. The interviewees ranged from state legislators, lobbyists, attorneys and journalists, to Montana Constitutional Convention delegates and officials in administrative and financial branches of the Montana State government. A few highlights within the topics are Montana and the Anaconda Company, the recurring sales tax referendum, mining, elections, deregulation, and the legislative process over time.
 
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Civilian Public Service Smokejumpers Oral History project

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Civilian Public Service Smokejumpers Oral History Project includes 31 oral history interviews conducted in 1986 that detail the participants' experiences in non-military contributions during World War II. While there is emphasis on smokejumping and forest fire fighting in Montana and nearby states, the reminiscences include work in soil conservation and the mental health system.
 
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Guide to the Gerald A. Diettert and H. Duane Hampton Collection on George Bird Grinnell

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists mostly of photocopies and/or transcripts of the journal entries and correspondence of George Bird Grinnell as well as research notes prepared by Dr. Gerald Diettert and Dr. H. Duane Hampton in preparing Diettert's Master's thesis and subsequent book Grinnell's Glacier: George Bird Grinnell and Glacier National Park, 1992.
 
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Morton J. Elrod Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Morton J. Elrod was an early Montana botanist, naturalist, University of Montana professor, and photographer. The collection consists of materials produced and collected by Elrod from his college and early teaching years through the early 1930s. Significant subjects include the flora and fauna of western Montana; Glacier National Park; the University of Montana; and Missoula, Montana.
 
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Henry Elwood papers>

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: Henry Elwood was a junior high and high school history teacher in Kalispell, Montana, from 1937 until the 1970s or 1980s. He authored several books on Flathead Valley history. These papers consist of two subgroups: personal files including general correspondence (1937-1992), legal records (1937-1981), tax records (1947-1957), and miscellany, including World War II military records; and research files, consisting of subject files on Flathead Valley and general Montana history, and writings by Elwood and others.
 
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Flathead River International Study Board records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: These records consist of the files of an international board directed to evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed Cabin Creek Coal Mine in British Columbia on, the Flathead River in Montana under the auspices of the International Joint Commission, 1985-1988. The files (1976-1991) include correspondence, financial records, board and hearing minutes, and committee and board reports (1985-1988). Also included are files of various subcommittees.
 
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Wanda Gifford Photographs

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Wanda Gifford Photographs consist of images taken by Wanda Gifford during the late 1940s and 1950s that document post-war Salem, Oregon; agriculture in the Willamette Valley; and scenic views of Oregon landmarks, the northern Cascades in Washington, Glacier National Park in Montana. After Ralph Gifford's death in 1947, his wife Wanda Muir Gifford took over the family's photography business and continued to take and sell photographs through the mid-1950s.
 
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Glacier National Park (Mont.) Collection

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Glacier National Park, founded in 1910, is located in northwest Montana. The collection contains a selection of materials from the Park's archives that relate to the history of the Park, land holdings, permits, employees, mining claims, and wildlife.
 
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Aaron W. Greenawalt home movies

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Aaron Greenawalt was an automobile dealership owner in Missoula, Montana in the 1950s and 1960s. This collection contains three 16mm reels of film from Greenawalt's personal collection of home movies from around the Missoula area and family vacations.
 
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James R. Habeck research collection

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The James R. Habeck Research Collection includes nine research groups: Glacier National Park; Frank H. Ross; Fort Missoula Timber Reserve in Pattee Canyon, Missoula; Norman Maclean and the Mann Gulch fire; University of Montana acquisition and use of Fort Missoula lands; Morton J. Elrod and Mary Elrod Ferguson; Mary Hesse Hartwick; Paul Dornblaser; and Kenneth and John MacDonald.
 
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Perry S. Melton Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Perry Melton was a long time Kalispell labor union leader. This collection is organized into subgroups for Perry Melton's personal files; the Central Trades and Labor Council of Kalispell and Flathead County; the Painters Union #975; the Flathead Metal Trades Council; the Northwest Montana Building and Construction Trades Council; the Hotel, Restaurant and Bar Tenders International Union Locals 312 and 603; the Montana State Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); the Treasure State Labor Journal; and the United Textile Workers Union (North Carolina only). There are minor files concerning Melton's involvement with the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association, his service as a Flathead Valley Community College trustee, and his work with the Montana Committee for the Humanities.
 
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Lee Metcalf Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: Lee Metcalf (1911-1978) served as U.S. Congressman from Montana from 1952 to 1961 and as U.S. Senator from 1961 until his death in 1978. The papers reflect Metcalf's wide range of interests, but especially reflect his involvement in public utilities regulation and protection of the natural environment. Over half of the collection consists of general correspondence (1951-1978) arranged alphabetically by subject and government agency. Name index card files of correspondents are available, one of which is organized alphabetically, another is arranged by location in Montana. Additionally in the collection are series for bills, printed materials, campaign materials, speeches and writings, voting records, and clippings. The Vic Reinemer Subgroup consists of general correspondence, outgoing correspondence, and subject files generated by Reinemer in his capacity as Metcalf's executive secretary and as staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on Banking, Management, and Expenditures.
 
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Montana Attorney General's Office Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:These records of the Montana Attorney General's Office consist of interoffice correspondence (1969-1978); general correspondence (1963-1966) arranged by correspondent and subject, including dockets and informal opinions; annual reports (1973-1977) of tax-exempt private foundations; speeches; and miscellany. (Reel-to-reel tapes transferred to Oral History)
 
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Montana postcard collection

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Montana postcard collection consists of approximately 7,750 commercially produced postcards primarily associated with Montana subjects. Postcards include photomechanical reproductions of artwork, greeting cards, geographic locations in Montana, and other subjects related to Montana and the West.
 
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Montana postcard collection

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Montana postcard collection consists of approximately 7,750 commercially produced postcards primarily associated with Montana subjects. Postcards include photomechanical reproductions of artwork, greeting cards, geographic locations in Montana, and other subjects related to Montana and the West.
 
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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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Marie Mooar Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection contains primarily Maries Mooar’s memoir, Becoming a Mountain Woman in which she recounts her years working and living in Montana.
 
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Park Saddle Horse Company records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Park Saddle Horse Company, owned by Wilbur N. Noffsinger and later by George W. Noffsinger, was a concession in Glacier National Park, Montana. Records (1915-1947) include financial and horse-raising records, subject files, organizational papers, diaries (1933-1947) of George Noffsinger; and subgroups for the W.N. Noffsinger Company, the Big Draw Land and Stock Company, and the Big Draw Sheep Company.
 
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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 (1867-1950) includes a transcript of a diary (1867) of his trip up the Missouri River; subject files (1873-1923), miscellany, and papers of his estate (1923-1950).
 
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Matthew Redinger papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Matthew Redinger was a University of Montana graduate student. The collection contains Redinger's research for his master's thesis The Civilian Conservation Corps as a tool of the National Park Service: The Development of Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, 1933-1942.
 
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James Willard Schultz Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The James Willard Schultz Papers includes Biographical material (some posthumous), draft manuscripts and publications, correspondence and research files (including interview transcripts with Blackfeet), photographs. Photos generally focus on Arapaho, Blackfeet, Blood, Shoshoni and Kutenai Indians, the Schultz family, and Glacier/Waterton National Parks.
 
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Sherburne Family Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection includes correspondence, financial, legal, organizational, photographic, and audio records generated or collected by Joseph Herbert Sherburne and his extended family, with particular representation from the family's business enterprises along the Northern Rocky Mountain Front Range and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation during the early twentieth century.
 
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Warren R. Evans Photographs

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Warren Raymond Evans photographs in this collection are entirely copies of informal snapshots of the Evans family, their homestead, and family trips to Browning and Glacier National Park during the 1910s and 1920s.
 
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Gerald W. Williams Stereoscopic Photograph Collection

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gerald W. Williams Stereoscopic Photograph Collection is comprised of stereoscopic photographs collected by former U.S. Forest Service historian Gerald Williams. The photographs depict natural and scenic landmarks, river basins, communities, forestry and logging. Geographic locations featured in the collection include Oregon, Washington State, other western states, Washington D.C., the East Coast and other countries. Other topics covered include U.S. Presidents, general Americana, the Spanish American War and World War I.
 
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Yellowstone Travel Diary

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Yellowstone Travel Diary details the vacation tour by railroad of a unknown woman and her husband to Glacier National Park through Chicago, North Dakota and Shelby Montana in 1932. Descriptions include hikes, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls, boat rides, Blackfeet performances, ranger lectures, hotel accommodations, Park Ranger information on the geysers and other lecture facts, the feeding of bears at the hotel dumps, feeding "tame" bears at the hotel, hikes at the waterfalls and the types of scenery on the roads emphasis on the special features, scenic views, the weather, housing, and meals. Locations include St. Mary's Lake, Going to the Sun Highway and Chalet, Josephine Lake, Grinell Glacier, Mt. Altyn, Many Glacier Hotel Mammoth Hot Springs, geyser fields, Old Faithful Lodge Mount Washburn, the Lower and Upper Falls of the Yellowstone at Canyon Lodge Pikes Peak, the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles and Hollywood homes and studios, Catalina Island, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, Crater Lake, Klamath Falls, Portland and Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Rainier, Seattle, the Butchart Gardens, Vancouver BC, the Fraser River Valley and Canyon, Yoho National Park and Lake Louise, and Banff National Park.

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