Neil Fullerton Research Collection: Northwest Montana History Fullerton (Neil) papers, 1932-1968  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fullerton, Neil, 1903-1968
Title
Neil Fullerton Research Collection: Northwest Montana History Fullerton (Neil) papers
Dates
1932-1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.3 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number
MC 76 (collection)
Summary
The Neil Fullerton Collection (1932-1968) consists primarily of research data collected by Neil Fullerton concerning the location of Saleesh House, the travels of early explorer David Thompson, the Nez Perce trek of 1877, Indian missions, the naming of local western Montana communities such as Thompson Falls, the early U.S. Forest Service, exploration and the fur trade in the Northwest, and northern Idaho.
Repository
Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives
225 North Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT
59620-1201
Telephone: 406-444-2681
Fax: 406-444-5297
mhslibrary@mt.gov
Access Restrictions

Collection open for research.

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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Neil Fullerton, a native of Lawton, Oklahoma, was born February 13, 1903. He received a forestry degree from Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa. After graduation Fullerton worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Utah and later in Montana. He served three years in the Navy during World War II. He returned to the Forest Service following the war and worked in Thompson Falls, Montana, until his death on May 20, 1968. During his spare time Fullerton researched the history of northwestern Montana. He helped to survey and locate Saleesh House, an early trading post on the Clark Fork River.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Research collection. 1909-1968. 3.3 linear feet. This collection consists primarily of research data collected by Neil Fullerton concerning the location of Saleesh House, the travels of early explorer David Thompson, the Nez Perce trek of 1877, Indian missions, the naming of local western Montana communities, and northern Idaho. Files include clippings, article reprints, personal interviews, research notes, and maps. Included are some writings by Fullerton, as well as by other western Montana amateur historians.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the Montana Historical Society. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collection. In some cases permission for use may require additional authorization from the copyright owners. For more information contact an archivist.

Preferred Citation

Item description and date. Collection Title. Collection Number. Box and Folder numbers. Montana Historical Society Research Center, Archives, Helena, Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Arranged by series. Some material housed in oversize folder in archives map case. See inventory below for more information.

Location of Collection

4:5-1

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information available upon request

Related Materials

Both this collection and MF 310b contain research material, writings, and maps on the possible location of Saleesh House, including a manuscript written with Thain White entitled "The Possible Location of Saleesh House."

Separated Materials

Artifacts, photographs, and printed material transferred to the MHS Museum, Photo Archives, and Library, respecitvely. See inventory below for more information.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Subject Files Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1 / 1
"Air Wells" (Thompson Falls)
1961, undated
1 / 2
"Ashley Creek" (re Nelson Grandchamp sawmill)
1966-1967
1 / 3
"Bad Rock"
1962-1965
1 / 4
"Books-References-Dealers" (correspondence and book catalogs re historical literature)
1960-1961
1 / 5
"John Britt"
1960-1966
1 / 6
"Buffalo Butchering" (re Moiese herd)
1956-1967
1 / 7
"Buffalo hunt" (Alaska)
1962-1968
1 / 8
"Bill Cooper" (re Brazillia Fonzo Cooper)
1960
1 / 9
"Custer Battle" (clippings)
1961-1967
1 / 10-11
"Dams" (clippings)
1959-1964
2 / 1
"Dams" (printed material)
1959-1962
2 / 2
"Davis, Evelyn M." ("before Sanders County" re Shannonville)
1954-1966
2 / 3
"Col. W. DeLacy"
1937
2 / 4
"Fences"
1963-1966
2 / 5
"Ferris, W.A." (excerpts from "Life in the Rocky Mountains")
1940
2 / 6
"Field notes" (re surveying)
1950, 1964-1965
2 / 7
"Fires" (clippings)
1949-1967
2 / 8
"Fires" (interviews and miscellaneous)
1963-1967, undated
2 / 9
"Ed Fitzgerald" (clippings, drawings)
1958-1962, undated
2 / 10
"Ed Fitzgerald" (financial records)
1909-1916
2 / 11
"Ed Fitzgerald" (interviews and miscellaneous)
1958-1962, undated
2 / 12
"Flathead House"
undated
2 / 13
"Flathead Valley Historical Society" (re field trip, miscellaneous)
1965
3 / 1
"Forest Service"
1965-1968
3 / 2
"Fort Owen"
1958-1965
3 / 3
"Franchere, G." (excerpt from "Narrative of a Voyage")
undated
3 / 4
"Galloway" (re Dallas F. Galloway)
1964-1967
3 / 5
"Patrick Gass"
undated
3 / 6
"Graves" (re Chinese graves)
1961-1968
3 / 7
"Halfway House" (Sanders County)
1954-1966
3 / 8
"Hartman" (re Homer Hartman of C.H. Scribner)
1965-1967
3 / 9
"Herriott, D.V."
1962-1967
3 / 10
"History notes" (re Lasso Stasso of Arlee and Catholics in Montana)
1952, undated
3 / 11
"Robert Hitchman"
1960-1963
3 / 12
"Indian games"
undated
3 / 13
"Indians"
1966-1967
3 / 14-15
"Indians" (clippings)
1959-1967
3 / 16
"Indians" (re Nez Perce War)
1963-1967, undated
4 / 1
"Inland Empire" (clippings re Spokane, Washington)
1957-1965
4 / 2
"Kootenai Trail" [Oversize Material in Map Case]
1967-1968, undated
Oversize Folder
1
"Kootenai Trail" [Map Case]
1967-1968, undated
Box/Folder
4 / 3
"Krueger" (re Carl C. Krueger)
1968
4 / 4
"Legends" (clippings)
1959-1967
4 / 5
"Lewis and Clark"
1962-1968
4 / 6
"Duncan McDonald"
1967
4 / 7
"Theodore McEvers"
1959-1967
4 / 8
"McLean" (re Marie McLean)
1963-1966
4 / 9
"Mass, Mrs. Fred" (Janet Mass)
1961-1962
4 / 10
"Missions"
1960-1967
5 / 1
"Monuments" (re David Thompson)
1963
5 / 2
"Mountain House" [Oversize Material in Map Case]
1965, undated
Oversize Folder
1
"Mountain House" [Map Case]
1965, undated
Box/Folder
5 / 3
"Mullan" (Mullan Road)
1964
5 / 4
"Murray - Thompson Falls - Prospect Creek" (re mining)
1960-1967
5 / 5
"Nigger Bill" (William McNorton)
1961-1965
5 / 6
"Nippert, W.E."
1961-1965
5 / 7
"N.P. Centennial" (re Northern Pacific Charter Centennial)
1964
5 / 8
"Oxen"
1961
5 / 9
"Packing"
1966-1967
5 / 10
"Packing" (clippings)
1962-1967
5 / 11
"Packing" (re Northwest Airlines plane crash; clippings)
1936-1937
5 / 12
"Pictographs"
1958-1965
6 / 1
"Place names"
1932-1942
6 / 2
"Plains" (re town of Plains)
1961-1966
6 / 3
"Pony Express"
1960-1966
6 / 4
"Dorothy R. Powers" (clippings)
1957-1966
6 / 5
"Bernadine Prince" (re Alaska)
1957-1967
6 / 6
"Renshaw" (Emera Wolford Renshaw material re Forest Service)
1966-1967
6 / 7
"Rides through Montana" (re Thomas F. Meagher)
1960-1967
6 / 8
"Peter Ronan"
1939, 1962
6 / 9
"Sacajawea"
1961-1967
6 / 10
"St. Regis" (re town of St. Regis)
1965
7 / 1
"Saleesh House - food and subsistence"
1960-1965
7 / 2
"Saleesh House - location"
1959-1967
7 / 3
"Saleesh House location" (includes Fullerton's manuscript written with Thain White entitled "The Possible Location of Saleesh House")
1959-1963
7 / 4
"Sanders County"
1963-1964
7 / 5
"Shannonville"
1962
7 / 6
"Steamboats"
1965-1966
7 / 7
"Stevens Treaty" (includes typescript copy of proceedings of Council of Hell Gate, 1855)
1962-1966
7 / 8
"Granville Stuart"
1962-1965
7 / 9
"Jackson Sundown" (re bronc riding)
1966-1967
8 / 1
"David Thompson"
1958-1965
8 / 2
"David Thompson portage"
1962
8 / 3
"Thompson Falls"
1959-1967
8 / 4
"Thompson Falls" (clippings)
1959-1966
8 / 5
"Tobacco Plains"
1964-1968
8 / 6
"Trout Creek"
1961-1966
8 / 7
"John Vandenberg"
1958-1965
8 / 8
"Thain White" (re Battle of Rosebud and Thompson Falls)
1963-1966
8 / 9
"John Work"
1959
8 / 10
"Wounded Knee" [Battle of]
1963-1967
8 / 11
"Howard Wright"
1966-1967
8 / 12
Miscellaneous
1962-1966

Transfers to Other Programs Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
8 / 13
List of artifacts, photographs, and printed materials transferred to Museum, Photo Archives, and Library respectively

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • American Bison
  • Cheyenne Indians--Wars, 1876
  • Dakota Indians--Wars, 1876-1877
  • Dams--Montana
  • Electric Power
  • Fishing Guides
  • Forest Fires--Montana
  • Historic Sites
  • History--Research
  • Hunting Guides
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America--Treaties
  • Little Big Horn, Battle of The, Mont., 1876
  • Missionaries
  • Nez Perce Indians--Wars, 1877
  • Picture-Writing, Indian

Personal Names

  • Fullerton, Neil, 1903-1968 (creator)

Geographical Names

  • Alaska--Commerce
  • Bad Rock (Mont.)
  • Coeur D'Alene Mining District (Idaho)
  • Flathead House (Mont.)
  • Fort Owen (Mont.)
  • Idaho
  • Knowles Dam (Mont.)
  • Kootenai Trail (Mont.)
  • Libby Dam (Mont.)
  • Moiese (MONT.)
  • Mountain House (Mont.)
  • Mullan Road
  • National Bison Range (Mont.)
  • Noxon Rapids DAM (Mont.)
  • Plains (MONT.)
  • Saleesh HOUSE (Mont.)
  • Sanders County (Mont.)
  • Shannonville (Mont.)
  • ST. REGIS (Mont.)
  • THOMPSON FALLS (Mont.)
  • Tobacco Plains (Mont.)
  • Trout Creek (Mont.)