Ludvig G. Browman Papers, 1921-1979

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Browman, Ludvig Gustav, 1904-
Title
Ludvig G. Browman Papers
Dates
1921-1979 (inclusive)
Quantity
17.6 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 624
Summary
This collection contains records from Ludvig G. Browman service as a professor in and chair of the Department of Zoology at The University of Montana as well as his various public service activities in the Missoula area.
Repository
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
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 4062432053
Fax: 4062434067
library.archives@umontana.edu
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.

Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ludvig G. Browman was born in 1904, in De Kalb, Illinois. He earned his teaching certificate from Northern Illinois Teacher’s College, De Kalb, Illinois in 1924. He continued his education gaining a B.S. in Biology in 1928 and Ph.D. in Zoology in 1935, both from the University of Chicago. He and Adura Arnold Browman married in 1933 and together they raised four children.

Browman worked for The University of Montana’s Department of Zoology as a professor from 1937-1972 and professor emeritus from 1972-1986. He served as chair of the department from 1948-1956. He served on numerous committees and councils during his time at the university including the Faculty Senate, the Graduate Council, the Curriculum Committee, the Scheduling Committee, and the Library Committee. Browman helped found and served on the Friends of the Library committee from 1964-1972.

Browman involved himself in numerous public service activities. He served on the Missoula Community Hospital Board of Directors from 1964-1974 and as president of the Missoula Democratic Club from 1969-1973. He was elected to the Missoula Board of County Commissioners for one term during 1973-1978. While Browman was a County Commissioner he worked to establish the Fort Missoula Historical Museum and later served on the Museum’s board. He also served on the Montana State Board of Crime Control from 1974-1979, and the Institute of the Rockies board from 1978-1986. Browman died in May, 1986

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains records from Ludvig G. Browman’s service at The University of Montana and his various public service activities in the Missoula area. This collection is divided into three series.

Series I, Biographical Information, contains a biographical statement and list of activities of the Missoula County Commissioners for 1973-1978; Browman compiled both items himself. Series II, University Service Papers, contains university related records including Friends of the Library Committee meeting minutes, records related to multiple committees and councils, and Faculty Senate meeting minutes. There is also a file containing Browman’s letters to Montana Congressmen and their replies regarding nuclear power.

Series III, Public Service Papers, contains papers primarily from Browman’s term as county commissioner and a small amount from other public service activities. The major topics of these records are planning, zoning, infrastructure, pollution and environmental quality, healthcare, emergency medical services, museums, and involvement in local government.

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 transferred to The University of Montana-Missoula.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number],Udvig G. Browman Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:

Series I: Biographical Information, 2 folders, 1978

Series II: University Service Papers, 4.6 linear feet, 1921-1977

Series III: Public Service Papers, 13.0 linear feet, 1970-1979

Custodial History

Materials were held by Ludvig Browman, his wife Audra Browman and Albert Stone until they were donated to the Archives.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to the archives on at least three occasions by Ludvig G. Browman, 1978; Audra Browman, 1986; and Albert Stone, 1986.

Processing Note

The processor of this collection strictly maintained original order. The boxes were clearly organized between university service and civic service.

Separated Materials

Restricted materials containing employment records and personal information were removed from the collection. Copies of the Missoula County Courthouse architectural drawings were removed from the collection and added to the archives architectural drawings collection.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Biographical Information, 1978Return to Top

2 folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Biographical statement of Ludvig G. Browman
1904-1986
1
Activities of Missoula County Commissioners
1973-1978

Series II:  University Service Papers, 1921-1977Return to Top

4.6 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Pamphlets for Friends of the Library
1966-1972 and undated
1
Form letters with names and addresses requesting help securing manuscripts for the Library
undated
1
Envelopes stuffed with pamphlets for Friends of the Library
undated
1
Friends of the Library
1959-1960
1
Friends of the Library
1961
1
Friends of the Library requests out
undated
1
Friends of the Library
1963
1
Friends of the Library
1964
1
Friends of the Library
1965
1
Several copies of the statement of organization for the Friends of the Library
undated
1
Friends of the Library
1964
1
Friends of the Library
1965
1
Tax exemption papers for the Friends of the Library
undated
1
Friends of the Library
1966
1
Friends of the Library
1966
1
Student Friends of the Library
1966
1
Friends of the Library
1967
1
Friends of the Library
1969
2
Graduate Council
1950-1952
2
Problems: seminar and research
1936-1954 and undated
2
Faculty Administration Committee
1940-1944
2
Research and graduate committees
1939-1949
2
Faculty Center
1952-1956
2
Women's Building
1951
2
Graduate Council
1946-1950
2
Sigma Xi
1942-1967
2
Campus Development Committee
1926-1932
2
Commencement
1941
2
Special Curriculum Committee and Evaluation Materials
1943
2
Authors Club
1946-1954
2
Library Committee
1952
2
Library Committee Raw Data
1952-1956
2
Library References
1952-1954
2
Library Building
1952-1956
2
LibraryBuilding Committee
1954
2
Council Committee
1942-1958
2
American Association of University Professors Panel Meeting Minutes
1942-1944
2
Planning Committee
1945
2
Planning Committee
1943-1946
2
University Code
1918-1953
2
Planning Committee, Subcommittee Minutes
1944-1945
2
Special Curriculum Committee
1945-1946
2
Planning Committee, Subcommittee
undated
2
Schedule Committee Minutes
1945-1951
2
Schedule Committee Correspondence
undated
2
Schedule Committee Correspondence
1946-1954
2
Curriculum Committee, Anderson
undated
2
Curriculum Committee, Briggs
undated
2
Browman Library
undated
2
Curriculum Committee, Browman
undated
2
Conference Browman
undated
2
Curriculum Committee, Ford
undated
2
Curriculum Committee, Ford
undated
2
Curriculum Committee, Lowell
undated
2
Curriculum Committee, Leaphardt adn Melby
undated
2
Curriculum Committee, Merriam
undated
2
Curriculum Committee, MA, MO, P, T, W, Wren
undated
3
Final Exam Questions Committee
1945
3
Final Exam Committee
undated
3
Atomic Energy Control Board Legislation
1945-1946
3
Faculty Seminar
1945
3
Faculty Recreation CLub
undated
3
Schedule Committee Survey
after 1944
3
Scheduling Committee time schedule quarterly
1942-1948
3
Scheduling Committee Final Examinations
1939-1944
3
Scheduling Committee Questions
1944
3
Scheduling Committee Room Chart
1943-1945
3
Graduate Council
1952
4
Graduate Committee
1946-1947
4
Report of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant #1384 binder
1977
4
Faculty Meeting Minutes adn ASUM Constitution
1921 and undated
4
Report by Chancellor Regarding Survey Results
1926
4
Faculty Meeting Minutes
1927
4
Library Committee Reports
1928
4
Various Committee Reports and Minutes
1929
4
Various Committees
1930
4
Various Committees
1931
4
Assorted Minutes
1921-1932
4
Meeting Minutes
1941
4
Various Committees
1942
4
Various Committees
1943
4
Various Committees
1944
4
Various Committees
1945
4
Various Committees
1946
4
Faculty Meeting Minutes
1947
4
Faculty Meeting
1948
4
Faculty Meeting
1949
4
Faculty Meeting
1950
4
Faculty Meeting
1951
4
Faculty Meeting
1952
4
Faculty Meeting
1953
4
Faculty Meeting
1954
5
Faculty Meeting Minutes
1955
5
Faculty Meeting Minutes
1956
5
Faculty Meeting Minutes
1957
5
Faculty Meeting Minutes
1958
5
Faculty Meeting Minutes
1959
5
Faculty Meeting Minutes
1960
5
Faculty Meeting Minutes
1961
5
Poll of the Faculty and Resignation Letters
1962
5
Faculty Senate
1962
5
Faculty Senate
1963
5
Faculty Senate
1964
5
Faculty Senate
1965
5
Faculty Senate
1966
5
Faculty Senate
1967
6
The Creation of the Faculty Senate at The University of Montana
1950 and undated
6
The Creation of the Faculty Senate at The University of Montana
undated

Series III:  Public Service,  1970-1979Return to Top

13.0 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box
7
City County
1973-1978
7
Administration Assistant to County Commissioner
1975-1978
7
Consumer Problem Speech
1978
7
Conference with Bonneville Power Administration
September 1977
7
Conference with Bonneville Power Administration
October 1977
7
Public Relations
1973-1977
7
Community Garden
1975-1977
7
Missoula County Telephone Study
1978
7
Continuation of Officer Consolidation
1975
7
County Resolutions with Index
1926-1974
7
Policies and Resolutions and Revenue Bonds I
undated
7
Policies and Regulations II
undated
7
County Commissioner
1975-1978
7
Missoula County Budget, Binder
1978
7
Missoula County Budget, Binder
1977
8
Memos with Results from a Missoula County Wage and Salary Survey
1977
8
Memo and Information Regarding County Employee Wages and Budget
1977
8
Budget
undated
8
Community Coordinated Child Care of Missoula
1972-1976
8
Elections
undated
8
Clerk and Recorder
undated
8
Civil Defense
undated
8
Chamber of Commerce
undated
8
"City Spirit" Arts Program
undated
8
Comprehensive Employment and Training Act Funds
1975
8
Paxson Paintings
undated
8
Health and Welfare Building
undated
8
County Billings
undated
8
Building Codes
undated
8
Federal Funds
undated
8
Committees and Boards
undated
8
Committees and Boards
undated
8
Civic Center
undated
8
Bi-Centennial Commission
undated
8
Car and Transportation
undated
8
Auditor Reports
1978
8
Opinions
undated
8
Gambling
undated
8
County Attorney
undated
8
Appraiser and Assessor
undated
8
Zoning Airport
1973-1974
8
Airport Security
1975
8
Airport Personnel K. Roble
undated
8
Airport Minutes
1973-1976
8
Official Statement of Airport revenue Bonds
undated
8
Airport Land and Bonds
undated
8
Airport Expansion
1974
8
Budget and Finance
undated
8
Airport Authority
undated
8
Aging, Senior Citizens
undated
9
Probation, Adult and Juvenile
1975
9
Public Defender
undated
9
Justice of the Peace and Constables
undated
9
District Courts and Court Reporters
undated
9
Court
undated
9
Community Corrdinated Child Care, Inc.
1977
9
Space Needs Building
undated
9
National Association of Counties
1974-1976
9
Cooperative Extension Services
1975
9
Power and Services Local Government Montana Association of Counties
undated
9
Montana Association of Counties, Management Review Committee
1975-1976
9
Montana Association of Counties
undated
9
Energy
undated
9
Employee Council Meeting
undated
9
District 25% Fund, P.I.L.T.
undated
9
Five Valley Council of Governments
1978
9
Preliminary Final Draft on Housing in the Five Valleys District
undated
9
District 11 Five Valleys Council of Governments
1977
9
District Council, Director #11 and Five Valleys Council of Governments By-Laws
undated
9
District 11
1973-1974
9
Five Valleys Council of Governments, District 11
1975-1976
9
District 11, Human Resources
undated
9
Department Heads
undated
9
Processing
undated
9
County Organization
undated
10
Water Pollution, Water Quality State Legislation
undated
10
Sub-Divisions, Health Department Requirements
undated
10
Santitation II
undated
10
Sanitation I
undated
10
R. W. Johnson Grant Advisory Board, Missoula Emergency Health Council
undated
10
R. W. Johnson Grant Advisory Board, Missoula Emergency Health Council
undated
10
Research Studies and Surveys for the Health Department
undated
10
Regulations, Health Department
undated
10
Pollution, Water Quality
undated
10
Pollution, Nouse, Visual Obstructions
undated
10
Pollution, Air I
undated
10
Pollution, Air II
undated
10
Air Pollution III
undated
10
Air Pollution IV
undated
10
Air Pollution VI
undated
10
Air Pollution V
1977
10
Air Pollution IV
undated
10
Air Pollution Hoener-Waldorf Pulp and Paper Mill
1974-1977
11
Air Pollution Hoener-Waldorf Pulp and Paper Mill Affair
1972-1974
11
Planned Parenthood
undated
11
Planning, Health
undated
11
Personnel Other Than Nurses
undated
11
Nurses, Conflict with Health Director
1976
11
Nurses
1972-1977
11
Minutes I
undated
11
Minutes II
undated
11
Junk Cars
undated
11
Missoula Emergency Service Health
undated
11
Health Survey
undated
11
Health Education
undated
11
Health Center
undated
11
Garbage
undated
11
Fluoridation
undated
11
M.Ds, List of Doctors
undated
11
Director, Health Department
1972-1978
11
Comprehensive Area Health Plan
undated
11
Childcare
undated
11
Health Planning Council Agendas and Copies of Minutes
undated
11
Health-Area and Metropolitan
undated
12
Sub-Division Regulations
undated
12
Sub-Division Regulations
undated
12
Sub-Division Regulations
undated
12
Sub-Division Regulations
undated
12
Sub-Division Regulations
undated
12
Sewer and Water
undated
12
Rural Special Improvement District Guidelines
1978
12
Population Demographics
undated
12
Planning Policy Board
undated
12
Planning Policy Board and Budget
undated
12
Missoula Planning Board and Mineral County
undated
12
Missoula Planning Board
undated
12
Planning, Missoula Planning Board
undated
12
Missoula Planning Board
undated
12
Missoula Planning Board By-Laws
undated
12
Lolo
undated
12
Lolo
undated
12
Housing
undated
12
Homeowners Association Rural Special Improvement District
undated
12
Holland Lake
1974-1976
12
Fort Missoula
undated
12
Fort Missoula Steering Committee
undated
12
Floodplain
undated
13
Personnel
1974-1975
13
Personnel
1975-1978
13
Personnel
1974-1977
13
Personnel
1977-1978
13
Personnel L.G.B.
1974-1976
13
Montana Occupational Safety and Health Act
1973
13
Fort Missoula
undated
13
Parks-Feasibility Committee
undated
13
City and County Parks
undated
13
Blackfoot Corridor I
undated
13
Blackfoot Corridor II
undated
13
Parks and Recreation
undated
13
Outdoor Unlimited
1976
13
Pacific Northwest River Basins
undated
13
National Guard
undated
13
Museum Board
undated
13
Wilson Brand Pamphlets for Athletic Field and Court Diagrams
undated
13
Public Safety Services Missoula Emergency Service Health Council
undated
13
Municipal County Government Study II
undated
13
Municipal County Local Government Study Commission I
undated
13
Municipal County Study Commission local Government
1974
13
Local Improvement Districts
1976
13
Local Government Advisory Committee IV
undated
13
Local Government Advisory Committee III
undated
14
Local Government Advisory Committee II
undated
14
Local Government Advisory Committee I
undated
14
Local Government Advisory Committee
1975
14
Know Your Local Government Committee
1973-1974
14
Alternative Forum Local Government
undated
14
General Local Government
undated
14
Library
1973-1978
14
Legislation and Legislators and Congress and Congressional Delegations
undated
14
Labor Negotiations
undated
14
Justice of the Peace
1977
14
Industrial Revenue Bonds
undated
14
Irrigation
undated
14
Missoula Interlocal Cooperative Commission
1973-1974
14
Interlocal Contracts
undated
14
Insurance
undated
14
Institute of the Rockies "Missoula Tomorrow"
undated
14
Institute of the Rockies II
undated
14
Institute of the Rockies Board Meeting Agenda and Information
1975
14
Institute of the Rockies I
1974
14
Hospital, St. Patrick's
undated
14
Seely Lake, Ovando and Swan Lake Health Center
1973-1976
14
Mountain View Extended Care
undated
14
Missoula Community Hospital
undated
14
General
undated
14
Water Study
undated
14
Water Quality IV
undated
14
Water Quality III and Storm Water
undated
14
Water Quality II
undated
14
Water Quality, Timber and Water
undated
14
Water Quality I
undated
15
Floodplain
1923-1974
15
Floodplain
undated
15
Development
undated
15
Floodplain Management
undated
15
Floodplain
undated
15
Floodpain and Flood Control
undated
15
Fire
undated
15
Demography
undated
15
County Plan and Satellite
undated
15
County, Planning, and Satellites
undated
15
Planning, County
undated
15
Planning, County
undated
15
Coal
undated
15
City-County Planning
undated
15
City-County Planning
undated
15
Comprehensive Plan
1975
15
City Ordinances, Parking
undated
15
Certificate of Survey
undated
15
Building Inspection
undated
15
Budget
undated
15
Planning General
undated
15
Planning Facilities
undated
15
State Merit System
undated
15
Road Development Personnel
undated
15
Personnel Review Committee
undated
15
Personnel
undated
15
Personnel Plan
undated
16
Out and About, Binder
undated
16
Curriculum Manual
undated
16
Muddy Creek Erosion Problem
undated
16
Montana Power Company Report on Safety at the Milltown Dam
undated
16
Planning Boards and County Commission, Meeting Minutes and Agendas
undated
16
Pamphlets from Several Non-Profits
undated
16
County Commission Meetings, Studies and Reports
undated
16
Technical Bulletins from Canada: 106 and 59
undated
16
Budget Materials
undated
16
Summaries of Activities of the Sheriff's office
undated
16
Purchasing
undated
16
Public Defender
undated
16
Pattee Canyon Zoning
undated
16
Youth Center, Youth Activities
undated
16
Welfare, Food Stamp Plan
undated
16
Welfare, Building
undated
16
Weed Control
undated
16
Treasurer
undated
16
Transportation
undated
16
Weed Control
undated
16
taxes and Milage
undated
16
Roads
undated
16
Roads
undated
16
Road
1970-1974
16
R.R. Crossing
undated
16
Irrigation Ditches
undated
16
Bridges
undated
16
Surveyor
undated
16
Special Improvement District
1974-1978
16
Patrol, Drug Training
undated
16
Public Assistant, Patrol Officers, Proposals, and Studies
undated
16
Jail
undated
16
Animal Control Dog Catcher
undated
16
Central Dispatch Consolidation
1977-1978
17
Sheriff
1970-1978
17
Special Improvement District
undated
17
Special Improvement District #901-Lolo
undated
17
Schools Superintendent
undated
17
Resource Conservation and Development Project
undated
17
Revenue Sharing
undated
17
Revenue Sharing
undated
17
Revenue Bonds
undated
17
Public Works Department Proposal
undated
17
Public Defender
undated
17
Zoning County
undated
17
Zoning
undated
17
Zoning
undated
17
Zoning
1972-1977
17
Zoning-Board of Adjustment
1976
17
Western Montana Regional Planning Association
undated
17
Western Montana Regional Planning Association
undated
17
Regional Planning Association
undated
17
Transportation
undated
17
State S.B. 208, water quality
undated
18
County Budget Summary FY
1978-1979
18
Photos from the Montana Credit League
undated
18
Fluoridation
undated
18
Water Pollution and Solid Waste Disposal File
undated
18
Ludvig Browman Campaign Poster
undated
18
Cooperative Study on Missoula Valley Water Problems
undated
18
Missoula area Water Quaility Study by Browman
undated
18
Missoula Area Qater Quality Studies by Thomas, Dean, and Hoskins, Inc.
undated
18
Friends of the Rockies Workshop Schedule and Information
undated
19
Health Drafts
undated
19
By-Laws
undated
19
Budget
undated
19
Health Board Membership and Appointments
undated
19
Alcohol, Missoula County Commissioners
undated
19
Alcoholism
undated
19
Fort Missoula
1974
19
Fine Arts Museum
undated
19
Fair Grounds Master Plan Strategy
1975
19
Fair Marks
undated
19
Fair, County
undated
19
Extension, County Agent
undated
19
Energy
1977-1978
19
Election, Clerk and Recorder, Watchdog Notes
undated
19
Civil Defense, Emergency Preparedness
undated
19
Civil Defense, Emergency Preparedness
undated
19
Task Force Reports
undated
19
Privacy, E.D.P.
undated
19
Special Reports
undated
19
Gambling, Board of County Commissioners Gambling Reports
undated
19
Historical
undated
19
Commuinity Crime Prevention Task Force
undated
19
Fort Missoula Center
undated
19
Peace Officer Standards and Training Advisory Council
1973-1976
19
Policy and Procedures
undated
19
Board of Crime Control Selected Minutes
undated
19
Courts and County Attorneys
undated
19
Corrections and Parole
undated
19
By-Laws
undated
19
Human Resource Committee
1976
19
Crime Attack Team
1975
19
Citizen Dispute Program
undated
19
Board of County Commissioners, Human Resource Committee
undated
19
Grants, Sub-Grants, Awards
1973-1975
19
General Memos
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Emergency medical services--Montana--Missoula County
  • Medical care--Montana--Missoula County
  • Museums--Montana--Missoula County
  • Zoning--Montana--Missoula County
  • Zoology--Study and teaching (Higher)--Montana--Missoula

Corporate Names

  • Missoula County (Mont.). Board of County Commissioners
  • Mansfield Library. Friends
  • University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.)--Administration
  • University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.)--Faculty
  • University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.). Dept. of Zoology

Geographical Names

  • Missoula County (Mont.)--Environmental conditions
  • Missoula County (Mont.)--Politics and government

Occupations

  • Civic leaders--Montana--Missoula
  • College teachers--Montana--Missoula
  • Environmentalists--Montana--Missoula
  • Zoology teachers--Montana--Missoula