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Alfred E. Aiken Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Alfred E. Aiken Papers consist of eight original letters he wrote from 1885 to 1890 to his sister, Sabra Jane "Jennie" Aiken who was living in Frewsburg, New York. The letters were sent from Poplar Creek and Dawson County, Montana, and Fort Buford, North Dakota, and describe his impressions of the country, the military garrison at Poplar Creek, members of the tribes on the nearby reservation, incidents of ranch life, and family news. The letters are supplemented by a biographical essay, "A Cowpuncher's Prairie Romance," written by Aiken's granddaughter, Evelyn J. Aiken Jones.
 
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Ash Family Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Ash Family Papers consist of typed manuscripts created by Beth McElfresh and her sisters Joy and Jessie. They describe ranching experiences and life near Baker, Montana, along with memories of their father and mother, Frank and Mary Ash. Also included are a number of family photographs.
 
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Emily Meredith Letter and Photographs

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Emily Meredity Letter and Photographs consists of a typed transcript of a letter from Emily to her father and two photographs taken in Bozeman of Ellis and Evan Meredith.
 
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Home Economics Department, Montana State University, Records

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Home Economics Department, Montana State University, Records comprise multiple accessions donated to Special Collections over the course of several years. The materials consist of annual reports, correspondence, administrative records, student records, home economics, child development center, home management, Montana Home Economics Association, ephemera and realia, photographs, and audio and visual recordings.
 
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Mildred J. Leigh Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Mildred Leigh Papers consist of letters she collected or inherited during her lifetime, various subject files of documents, and photographic images.
 
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Montana State University Historical Photographs Collection

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Montana State University Historical Photographs Collection consists of thousands of photographs pertaining to all the phases of the university’s history. Images in this collection were collected for publicity, construction and maintenance, and individual faculty and staff members. Also included in this collection are personal snapshots and photograph albums produced by individual students, faculty, and staff members.
 
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Myrtle May Crosby Letters

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Myrtle May Crosby Letters consists of two letters written by Crosby to her parents in April, 1918 describe her life on a homestead near Riedel. Additional topics discussed include teaching, family life, farm sales, and military service.
 
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Rodney Wallace Page Family Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Rodney W. Page Papers consist of letters and legal documents. Most of the letters were written in 1881-1882, correspondents include Rodney and his wife, Sarah, their son, Arthur, Rodney's daughter, Elvira, and her daughter Mary. These letters describe family news, local weather conditions, religious admonishments, the state of affairs in Montana, preparations for the family's move to the territory, as well as farming and ranching activities in Madison County. The legal documents discuss the sale and management of cattle.
 
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James Reid Letters and Photographs

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The James R. Reid Letters consist of positive photocopies of the extensive correspondence between him and Ella Holden from 1902-1904, typewritten pages of genealogical information on the Reid family, and photographs of Reid and his wife, Ella, and other members of the extended Reid family.
 
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Richard H. Clow Family Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Richard H. Clow Family Papers consist of letters, photographs, and a biography of Richard H. Clow titled Rough Enough (2012) by Richard H. McBee. Topics include family news and some local conditions in San Jose, California, Hawaii, and Seattle, Washington.
 
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M.L. Wilson Agricultural Photographs Collection

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Agriculture Photograph collection includes photographs, nitrate negatives, safety negatives, and glass plate negatives created by or collected by M.L. Wilson. Images in this collection pertain to agricultural subjects and projects studied 1901 to 1945 at Montana State College. Image subject include: alfalfa, barley, clover, corn, grain, grass, wheat, sunflowers, thistles, and vegetables. Other subjects include: demonstration and field days, experiment stations, farm machinery, farmsteads, dryland farming, tillage, harvesting, erosion, livestock, rural life in Montana, and pot tests. Of particular interest are numerous images of "big hitch" teams, horse-drawn implements using eight or more teams of draft animals for power.

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