Wallace Scott Papers, 1936-1937  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Scott, Wallace, 1902-1977
Wallace Scott Papers
1936-1937 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 287 (collection)
Wallace Scott was a Montana historian who researched early Montana cattle rancher Pierre Wibaux. The collection contains his research notebooks and an original manuscript about Wibaux by S. O. Armstrong.
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: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
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.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in 1902, Wallace Scott got his B.A. from Montana State University (now the University of Montana), in 1936 and his M.A. from the same institution. The title of Scott's master's thesis was "The Custer Trail From Fort Abraham Lincoln to Powder River." At some point in his career Wallace Scott worked as a teacher in Dawson County, Montana.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes two notebooks. The first contains a wide variety of research notes including typed submissions to the Glendive Independent newspaper on subjects such as stockmen's news, community news like club meetings and the arrivals and departures of residents and visitors, taxpayer's lists, letters to the editor school news, county commissioner's meetings, court proceedings, elections, weddings, and ad copy. The second notebook begins with a section containing similar materials but also includes other types of research on early Montana cattle rancher Pierre Wibaux, drafts of papers on Wibaux and a stagecoach line, copies of other papers apparently used as research including one entitled "Wibaux County Montana" by Eva McClean. Finally, this collection includes an original handwritten manuscript, "Pierre Wibaux by S. O. Armstrong Who Knew Him Well."

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], Wallace Scott Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The collection is divided into two series:

Series I: Research Notebooks, 0.4 linear feet, 1883-1912

Series II: Wibaux Manuscript, 0.1 linear feet, April 15, 1937

Acquisition Information

Donor of Wallace Scott notebooks is unknown. Original manuscript of "Pierre Wibaux, by C.O. Armstrong, Who Knew Him Well, April 15, 1937," gift of Donald Walsh, 2000.

Processing Note

The actions of the original processors are unknown. In 2000, the collection was reprocessed.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Research Notebooks , 1936 Return to Top

0.4 linear feet

This series contains extensive typewritten notes drawn from the Glendive Independent which were apparently used as research for various papers. Additionally, this series contains other types of research on Pierre Wibaux as well as papers on different topics which were probably written by other graduate students or faculty. This series is maintained in its original order.

Container(s) Description Dates
Notebook 1, 1st section, 1883-1899, research notes from Glendive Independent
Notebook 1, 2nd section, 1899-1905, research notes from Glendive Independent
Notebook 1, 3rd section, 1905-1912, research notes from Glendive Independent
Notebook 2, 1st section, 1883-1993, research notes from Glendive Times
Notebook 2, 2nd section, various narratives and notes on Pierre Wibaux
Notebook 2, 3rd section, paper entitled "Deadwood Stage"
Notebook 2, 4th section, various research notes and typed articles
Notebook 2, 5th section, "Wibaux County" by Eva McClean

Series II:  Wibaux Manuscript , 1937Return to Top

0.1 linear feet

This series contains an original handwritten manuscript about Pierre Wibaux which was written by S. O. Armstrong who worked for Wibaux for an extended period of time. This manuscript was donated much later than the materials in Series I but is the original of copy of a typed version in Series I.

Container(s) Description Dates
"Pierre Wibaux by S.O. Armstrong, Who Knew Him Well"

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Community life--Montana--Dawson County

Personal Names

  • Wibaux, Pierre, 1858-1913

Corporate Names

  • University of Montana--Missoula--Alumni and alumnae

Geographical Names

  • Dawson County (Mont.)
  • Glendive (Mont.)--Newspapers
  • Wibaux County (Mont.)

Titles within the Collection

  • Glendive independent

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Armstrong, S. O.
    • McClean, Eva