Historic American Buildings Survey Collection, 1963-1965  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Historic American Buildings Survey
Title
Historic American Buildings Survey Collection
Dates
1963-1965
Quantity
.8 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 2344, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Historic American Buildings Survey Collection consists of architectural drawings and photographs of selected historical buildings in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The building selection ranges in type and style from the monumental and architect-designed to the utilitarian and vernacular. The sampling is intended to assist with the documentation of architectural heritage, as well as with design and interpretation of historic resources.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
asc@montana.libanswers.com
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Additional Reference Guides

An alternative form of this finding aid can be found at http://www.lib.montana.edu/collect/spcoll/findaid/2344.html

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) is the nation's first federal preservation program, begun in 1933 to document America's architectural heritage. Creation of the program was motivated primarily by the perceived need to mitigate the negative effects upon our history and culture of rapidly vanishing architectural resources. A source was needed to assist with the documentation of our architectural heritage, as well as with design and interpretation of historic resources, that was national in scope. As it was stated in the tripartite agreement between the American Institute of Architects, the Library of Congress, and the NPS that formed HABS, "A comprehensive and continuous national survey is the logical concern of the Federal Government." As a national survey, the HABS collection is intended to represent "a complete resume of the builder's art." Thus, the building selection ranges in type and style from the monumental and architect-designed to the utilitarian and vernacular, including a sampling of our nation's vast array of regionally and ethnically derived building traditions [from the NPS website].

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Architectural drawings and photographs of selected historical buildings in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Drawing sets include: Sacred Heart Mission, Idaho; W. F. Sanders house, Virginia City, Montana; Content Corner, Virginia City, Montana; Madison County Courthouse, Virginia City, Montana; School and Masonic Temple, Bannack, Montana; Court House, Bannack, Montana; Methodist Church, Bannack, Montana; Superintendent's Lodge, Custer Battlefield, Montana; General Miles house, Fort Keough, Montana; Fraternity Hall, Elkhorn, Montana; St. Mary's Mission and Pharmacy, Montana; Fort Owen, Montana; Fort Missoula, Montana; Miner's Union Hall, Granite, Montana; Superintendent's house, Granite, Montana; Fort Logan, Montana; Norris Soldier's Station, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; Mangus Cabin, Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) Wyoming; Maud Noble Cabin, GTNP Wyoming; Menor's Ferry, GTNP Wyoming; Cunningham Cabin, GTNP Wyoming; Sheridan Inn, Sheridan, Wyoming.

Photographs include images of: St. Mary's Mission; St. Mary's Pharmacy; Fort Owen; Fort Missoula Powder Magazine; Fort Missoula N.C.O. Quarters and Barracks; Miners Union Hall, Granite; Superintendent's Lodge, Granite; Kluge House, Helena; Opera House and City Hall, Bozeman; Fort Logan; Norris Soldier Station, YNP; Mangus Cabin, Grand Teton National Park; Maud Noble Cabin, Grand Teton National Park; Menor's Ferry, Grand Teton National Park; Cunningham Cabin, Grand Teton National Park; Sheridan Inn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Moulton Ranch, Grand Teton National Park; Montana Hotel, Anaconda; Montana Hall, Bozeman; Tracy/White residence, Bozeman; Child's Ranch, Montana; Masonic Temple, Helena; Ashby/Tobin residence, Helena; S.T. Hauser residence, Helena; Conrad Kohr residence, Helena; Lewis and Clark County Courthouse, Helena; J.S. Neil house, Helena; T.C. Power house, Helena; A.J. Seligman house, Helena.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Series 1 Architectural drawings, 1963-1966

Series 2 Photographs, 1965

Acquisition Information

Architectural drawings and photographs of historic buildings in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming were initially produced under a program administered by the United States National Park Service from 1963 to 1965 and purchased by Special Collections from the Montana State University School of Architecture in 1966.

Processing Note

This collection was processed 2009 May 12


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Series 1: Architectural drawings
Positive prints of original drawings for selected historic buildings in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Number code in brackets after the drawing set title is the HABS control number.
1963-1966
2 Series 2: Photographs
Original photographs and copies of historic photographs, all made in 1965, of selected buildings in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The photographs were taken by Al Huntsman and John DeHaas on site, or copied from prints owned by the Montana Historical Society, Vernon Griffith of Sheridan, Wyoming, or the National Park Service at Yellowstone or Grand Teton. All photographs credited to Huntsman or DeHaas have been indicated in brackets and date from the summer and fall of 1965. Prints from the Montana Historical Society have been indicated [MHS] and have approximate dates of the original images.
1965

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Historic buildings-Idaho-Designs and plans
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Anaconda-Photographs
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Bannack-Designs and plans
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Bozeman-Photographs
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Elkhorn (Jefferson County)-Designs and plans
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Fort Keogh-Designs and plans
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Fort Logan-Designs and plans
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Fort Logan-Photographs
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Fort Missoula-Designs and plans
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Fort Missoula-Photographs
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Fort Owen-Designs and plans
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Fort Owen-Photographs
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Grand Teton National Park-Designs and
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Grand Teton National Park-Photographs
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Granite-Photographs
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Helena-Photographs
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Little Bighorn Battlefield National
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Little Bighorn Battlefield National
  • Historic buildings-Montana-Virginia City-Designs and plans
  • Historic buildings-Wyoming-Sheridan-Designs and plans
  • Historic buildings-Wyoming-Sheridan-Photographs

Geographical Names

  • Anaconda (Mont.)-Buildings, structures, etc. -Photographs
  • Bannack (Mont.)-Buildings, structures, etc
  • Bozeman (Mont.)-Buildings, structures, etc. -Photographs
  • Elkhorn (Jefferson County, Mont.)-Buildings, structures, etc
  • Fort Keogh (Mont.)
  • Fort Logan (Mont.)
  • Fort Missoula (Mont.)
  • Fort Owen (Mont.)
  • Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.)
  • Granite (Mont.)-Buildings, structures, etc
  • Helena (Mont.)-Buildings, structures, etc. -Photographs
  • Historic buildings-Yellowstone National Park-Designs and plans
  • Historic buildings-Yellowstone National Park-Photographs
  • Liitle Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Mont.)
  • Sheridan (Wyo.)-Buildings, structures, etc
  • Virginia City (Mont.)-Buildings, structures, etc
  • Yellowstone National Park

Form or Genre Terms

  • Architectural drawings