Dale L. Johnson papers, 1930-1997

Overview of the Collection

Johnson, Dale L. (Dale Lynn), b. 1935
Dale L. Johnson papers
1930-1997 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 722
This collection includes Dale L. Johnson's writings relevant to the building and maintaining the Archives at The University of Montana-Missoula. Also included is miscellaneous correpondence; Johnson's research on prominent Montana families such as the Keith, Hammond, Fenwick, and McLeod families; speeches; and the text for two slide shows.
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

In 1935 Dale Lynn Johnson was born to Arthur A. and Ruth G. Johnson in St. Maries, Idaho. He attended high school in Billings, Montana, and received a B.A. in Accounting, an M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Montana-Missoula. From 1965 to 1996 Johnson served as the archivist at The University of Montana in Missoula.

Johnson married Coburn R. Randak and they have two children, Reed and Evan. Since his retirement, Johnson has been an active volunteer in the community of Missoula, Montana.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes Dale L. Johnson's writings relevant to the building and maintaining an archives at the University of Montana-Missoula, miscellaneous correpondence, his research on prominent Montana families such as the Keith, Hammond, Fenwick, and McLeod families, speeches, and the text for two slide shows.

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dale Johnson, January 2008. Additional materials added in 2013.

Processing Note

The papers arrived in no particular order. They are now loosely organized beginning with archives administration followed by historic research and presentations.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Montana State Library speech 1968
1/2 Archives "Guide to Manuscript Collections" 1969
1/3 Archives presentation to Alumni Council 1969
1/4 Correspondence from Brian Cockhill 1970-1972
1/5 Correspondence from Max Baucus 1975-1976
1/6 Correspondence with and about visitors from Japan 1986
1/7 Hammond, Fenwick, and McLeod family-related correspondence 1966-1976
1/8 Miscellaneous correspondence 1970-1979
1/9 Letters and memos regarding retirement 1996-1997
1/10 Duties of the archivist undated
1/11 Credential miscellaneous 1972-1975
1/12 Ravalli County MEA speech 1972
1/13 Keith family history undated
1/14 "C.H. McLeod" undated
1/15 H.G. Merriam, biography and publications list undated
1/16 Montana History Research newsletter 1972
1/17 MEA Journal article 1972
1/18 Miscellaneous writing 1978
1/19 "Writing Local History" class 1980
1/20 Andrew B. Hammond presentation at Montana History Conference 1987
1/21 Archives contributions to The University of Montana - Missoula centennial celebration 1993
1/22 Claire Rhein 1977-2001
1/23 Newspaper articles 1977-1978
1/24 Montana mining history research undated
1/25 Text and correspondence regarding slide show titled "Early Montana Mining, Lumbering, and Transportation" 1972
1/26 Text and correspondence regarding slide show titled "Indians of Montana" 1971
1/27 Archives Visioning Report 1996
1/28 Miscellaneous archives and library photographs circa 1995
1/29 "Attics, Barns and Cellars Revisited: A Collector's Lament" by K. Ross Toole undated
1/30 Missoula Mercantile 1930-1959
1/31 Andrew Benoni Hammond Research 1966-1969
1/32 McLeod Family Research 1959 and undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Universities and colleges--Montana--Missoula--Archives

Corporate Names

  • University of Montana--Missoula--Employee

Family Names

  • Fenwick family
  • Hammond family
  • Keith family
  • McLeod family


  • Archivists--Montana--Missoula