Fred E. Buck scrapbook, 1898-1928

Overview of the Collection

Buck, Fred E., 1884-1980
Fred E. Buck scrapbook
1898-1928 (inclusive)
1 volume
Collection Number
Mss 657
Scrapbook of programs, clippings, calling cards and other materials compiled by University of Montana student Fred Buck during and following his time at the university.
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 4062432053
Fax: 4062434067
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Fred Elliott Buck of Stevensville, Montana, entered the preparatory department of the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana in 1898 and graduated from the university in 1906 with a B.S. in Engineering. In 1907 he was a surveyor with the commission classifying lands on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana. In 1910 he was appointed city engineer of Missoula, Montana and served for a number of years. In the 1920s Buck was the state irrigation system engineer. At his 50th reunion in 1956 Buck presented a scrapbook which was accepted on behalf of the university by Carl McFarland, university president.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This scrapbook includes materials from the beginning of Fred E. Buck’s college education at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana in 1898 through his career up to 1928. The college materials include sports, music, debate, and dramatic recital programs, calling cards, and news clippings. The materials also include papers related to Buck’s membership in the Beta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi and in the Associated Engineers. After graduation, Buck’s scrapbook included invitations, calling cards, records of his participation in Alumni Association and in the Masonic Temple, his ongoing membership in Associated Engineers, and news clippings about his engineering career and about the history of the Missoula, Montana and the surrounding region.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Fred E. Buck Scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Custodial History

Scrapbook was in the possession of Fred E. Buck until its donation to the university in 1956.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Fred E. Buck, 1956.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Engineering--Societies, etc,
  • Greek letter societies--Montana--Missoula

Corporate Names

  • Associated Engineers
  • Sigma Chi. Beta Delta Chapter (University of Montana)
  • University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.)
  • University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.)--Alumni and alumnae.
  • University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.)--Societies, etc.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Scrapbooks--Montana--Missoula


  • College students--Montana--Missoula
  • Engineers--Montana--Missoula