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Francis E. Beall Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Francis E. Beall Papers contains a photocopied manuscript of family history written in 1957 entitled "A Dream of an Empire." There are several handwritten essays concerning: the history of Butte; a childhood accident suffered by Francis and treated by Butte doctors; the early days of the Butte Electric Power Company and the Montana Power Company; a horse named Prince owned by Francis during his childhood at Waterloo. Included is a synopsis of a June 26, 1966 interview with Francis by MSU Special Collections librarian Minnie Paugh, as well as the letters she received from him from 1969 to 1971. There is also an original photograph of the Beall family at their Waterloo ranch, circa 1880.
 
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Merrill G. Burlingame Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Merrill G. Burlingame Papers are primarily research files that reflect Burlingame's lifelong history of Montana and the American West. Subjects represented are: the history of Bozeman and Gallatin County, Montana and associated individuals; the history of Montana State University and associated individuals; the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); Captain Gustavus C. Doane, Second U.S. Cavalry; Montana Native Americans. There is also a small group of personal papers containing familial correspondence and genealogical information on the Burlingame family. Original documents created or collected by the William W. Alderson family, Gustavus C. Doane, and Harriette Cushman are also part of the Burlingame papers.
 
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Walter Cooper and Eugene F. Bunker Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Walter Cooper and Eugene F. Bunker Papers include both personal and business materials. Walter Cooper's papers contain diaries, an autobiography, business and legal papers as well as literary manuscripts he wrote. Eugene Bunker's papers deal mainly with his legal practice. They include papers and correspondence from lawsuits he filed for clients, correspondence regarding the closing of family estates, and legal papers for businesses he represented.
 
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Harriette Eliza Cushman Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Harriette Eliza Cushman Papers Cushman papers contain information pertaining to her personal life in Montana and the Northwest, as well as information concerning topics in which she was interested. Subjects of these papers include: Montana agriculture and poultry husbandry; politics; environmental issues; Bozeman social and cultural life; Native Americans; Montana history; Lewis and Clark Caverns (Morrison Cave); Montana State University; Verne Dusenberry; Pete Karst; Branson Stevenson.
 
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Fannie Louise Davis Ennis Speeches and Essay Transcripts

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Fannie Louise Davis Ennis Speeches and Essay Transcripts consist of three typewritten transcriptions of two speeches and an essay written by Fannie Ennis detailing early Montana history, a overview of Yellowstone, and Ennis's memories of growing up in Virginia City. The typescript is supplemented with a photocopy of the original handwritten first page and a copy of Fannie's marriage license.
 
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Edith R. Furman Photographs and Scrapbook

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Edith R. Furman Photographs and Scrapbook were created and gathered by Edith R. Furman during her time in Montana. The photographs were likely taken at the 1934 dedication of a monument on the Rosebud Battlefield, and on other dates at the Crow Fair at Crow Agency near the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Identified tribes represented include Crow, Cheyenne, and Choctaw. The scrapbook, titled "Book II: Montana History, Battle of Little Big Horn and others. Edith R. Furman, 1933-34," contains undated and unidentified newspaper clippings with no photographs.
 
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Aubrey L. Haines Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Aubrey L. Haines Papers include the major notes and indices he created while researching and writing on Yellowstone National Park and other topics; correspondence pertaining to research, service, and career matters; maps of Yellowstone National Park, the Oregon Trail and other locations; original handwritten and typed manuscripts of published and unpublished works; diaries and field notes documenting Haine's employment with the National Park Service. The subjects of research interest include; Yellowstone National Park; the Oregon Trail, Mount Ranier and mountaineering, history of Montana, the Nez Perce Indians and the battle of the Big Hole.
 
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James M. Hamilton Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The James M. Hamilton Papers include notes, rough drafts, final drafts, correspondence and photographs created or collected by Hamilton and Burlingame in the preparation of From Wilderness to Statehood and History of Yellowstone National Park Previous to 1895. There is also a small selection of speeches and papers delivered by Hamilton on topics such as the Lewis and Clark expedition, the battle of the Little Big Horn, and the history of Fort Ellis, Montana. Photographs include images that appeared in the 1970 edition of From Wilderness to Statehood and others pertaining to Montana history that were not used by the publisher.
 
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Wyllys A. Hedges Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Wyllys A. Hedges Papers consist of essays he wrote on a variety of historical topics which were intended for eventual publication, miscellaneous documents including copied letters from Cornelius Hedges and his son, Cornelius "Toby" Hedges, newspaper clippings of obituaries and other events pertaining to the Hedges family, and photographs. Topics include: sheep herding; pioneer encounters with bears, rattlesnakes, and coyotes; Montana Native Americans; extreme weather conditions; religion; Montana politics.
 
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Mary Redfield Lindsey Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Mary Redfield Lindsey Papers is a collection of historical interest stories, mostly written by DeHaven, printed in the Virginia City Madisonian or the Great Falls Tribune newspapers from 1952 to 1965. Also included are three brochures on the topic of the history of Montana Methodism, photocopies of oral history transcriptions and an unpublished reminiscence of DeHaven's childhood.
 
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Montana Pioneer Memorial Essay Contest Entries

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Montana Pioneer Memorial Essay Contest Entries cover a wide variety of Montana historical topics including biography, historic building description, family histories, and general Montana community history.
 
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MSU Student Papers Pertaining to Montana History

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The MSU Student Papers Pertaining to Montana History consist of papers written primarily by students enrolled in classes taught by Dr. Burlingame during his teaching career at Montana State University. Students examined a broad spectrum of local, county, biographical, social, and environmental historical topics in Montana history and documented their work with bibliographies.
 
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Minnie Paugh Oral History Collection

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
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.
 
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Cassandra O. Phelps Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Cassandra O. Phelps Papers consist of personal papers and newspaper clipping scrapbooks created or collected by Cassandra O. Phelps. Topics include: the inaugural meeting minutes of the Judith Basin County Chapter of the American Pioneer Trails Association, May 29, 1945, the Montana Council organizational activities, research inquiries regarding the National Industrial Conference Board, farm foreclosures in the mid 1920s, illustrations and pricing of horse harness equipment circa 1915, and National Cash Register company recording transactions of an unidentified business in 1914. Other topics include general Montana history, the vigilantes of 1863-64, Charles M. Russell, and the battle of the Little Bighorn. However, as well as financial information.
 
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Richard B. Roeder Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Richard B. Roeder Papers consist of notes taken as a student; personal, research, and business correspondence; teaching files; subject research files; Roeder articles and papers; bibliographies; lecture and conference tapes; and all the notes, readings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and general information associated with the 1972 constitutional convention. Roeder's interest in Montana history is reflected in his more extensive research on agriculture, early territorial history, women, homesteading, Indians, transportation, and lakes. The papers also include many notes taken from Montana newspapers during the territorial and early statehood period covering such topics as Gibson, politics and Montana's constitution. Roeder's own experience with constitutional issues from the 1970s compliments these early historical references and many of the clippings date from this period as well.
 
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Clifton B. Worthen-James Fergus Collection

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Clifton B. Worthen-James Fergus Collection is a combination of original documents, photocopies, and typed transcripts. The materials document both the intellectual pursuits of Clifton B. Worthen as a historian and teacher, as well as the pioneer experiences of the James Fergus family. Subjects includes: history of central Montana, especially Fergus County and the Judith Basin, the vigilante activity of 1884, the DHS Ranch, the Lewis and Clark expedition, Montana politics and elections, ranching, gold rush towns of Bannack, Virginia City, and Helena, the Society of Montana Pioneers, the winter of 1887 and its effect on ranching, and territorial Montana's relations with Indian residents.

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