Stuart W. Conner papers , 1960-1968  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Conner, Stuart W.
Stuart W. Conner papers
1960-1968 (inclusive)
8 items
Collection Number
Mss 250
Transcripts of Stuart Conner's interviews with state senator Carroll Graham of Billings and his interviews with Rene J. Labrie of Harlowton, Montana about the early Montana pioneer experiences of her father, Joseph Labrie. Also included are four archaeological site survey documents for homestead sites in Gallatin and Garfield counties.
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.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Stuart W. Conner is a graduate of the University of Montana School of Law (1949) and worked as a lawyer in private practice in Billings, Montana, from 1955-1986. He served on the board of the Montana Historical Society from 1987-1993, including two years as its president. Stuart is a founding member of the Montana Archaeological Society, helped to establish the journal "Archaeology in Montana," and has authored numerous site surveys and articles. In 2002 he received an honorary doctorate of letters in Anthropology from Montana State University in Bozeman. In 2011 he received the Montana State Preservation Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Archaeology in recognition of his dedication to recording and preserving archaeological artifacts and sites.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes an interview (19 December 1968) with state senator Carroll Graham in Billings discussing Graham's experiences growing up in Jordan, Montana, in the 1920s; an interview in three parts (5 and 14 February 1960) with Rene J. Labrie of Harlowton, Montana, about the early Montana pioneer experiences of her father, Joseph Labrie; and four archaeological site surveys, three in Garfield County and one in Gallatin County.

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], Stuart W. Conner Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Custodial History

These materials were held by Stuart Conner until their donation to the Archives.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Stuart W. Conner, 1983.

Processing Note

These collections were originally processed as SC 112 (site surveys and interview with Carroll Graham) and SC 113 (interviews with Rene Labrie.)

Related Materials

The Archives holds other oral history interviews conducted by Stuart Conner.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Archaeological surveying--Montana--Gallatin County
  • Archaeological surveying--Montana--Garfield County
  • Pioneers--Montana--Biography
  • Women--Montana--Harlowton--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Graham, Carroll, 1913-1991 (interviewee)
  • Labrie, Rene J. (interviewee)
  • Labrie, Joseph,; b. 1852
  • Geographical Names :
  • Gallatin County (Mont.)--Antiquities
  • Garfield County (Mont.)--Antiquities
  • Jordan (Mont.) -- History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Interviews--Montana
  • Oral histories--Montana