George E. Foreman papers, 1922-1965  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Foreman, George E., 1904-1966
Title
George E. Foreman papers
Dates
1922-1965 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 linear feet and 141 digital images
Collection Number
Mss 760
Summary
The collection includes George Foreman's United States Forest Service work records and work diaries. It also includes photographs of Forest Service activities, the Foreman family, and farming and ranching scenes in and around the Gallatin Valley of Montana.
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: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
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

George E. Foreman was born on February 9, 1904. He was known as "Jeff" for his initials G.E.F. His father, Edward Foreman, was one of the first rangers in the country under the Government Land Office and was stationed at the Cinnamon Ranger Station on the Gallatin National Forest in Montana. George Foreman was a lookout at Lone Mountain in Montana as early as 1915. He began more official work for the United States Forest Service in 1920 as a lookout and continued serving as a seasonal employee until he was hired full-time in the early 1940s. His work diaries extend until 1965. During his career with the Forest Service in Montana he worked in the old Squaw Creek District, as well as the Cinnamon District and in the Gallatin Range in southwestern Montana.

Foreman and his wife, Juanita, had four children, Robert, Betty, June and Marie. George Foreman died November 12, 1966.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes George E. Foreman's United States Forest Service work and personnel records, career appraisals, memos received, work-related reference information from 1924-1965 and his USFS work diaries from 1945-1965. Also included are 140 digital copies of photographs taken between 1922 and 1935 of Forest Service activities including Foreman, his family, and farming and ranching scenes in and around the Gallatin Valley of Montana. The photographs are images from a scrapbook which remains with the Foreman family.

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 transfered to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], George E. Foreman 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 two series:

Series I: Work records and resources, 2.0 linear feet, 1924-1964

Series II: Photographs, 140 images, 1922-1935

Custodial History

The collection was held by George E. Foreman and then by his son, Robert L. Foreman.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Archives by Robert L. Foreman, August 4, 2010

Related Materials

Scans of the scrapbook images are also held by Special Collections and Archives at the Montana State University's Renne Library in Bozeman, Montana.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Work records and resources, 1924-1965Return to Top

2.0 linear ft.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Personnel records and memos
1924-1964
1/2
Development, appraisal and career folder
1945-1963
1/3
Assorted work reference material
undated
1/4
Work diaries
June 1945-June 1946
1/5
Work diaries
July 1946-June 1947
1/6
Work diaries
July 1947-June 1948
2/1
Work diaries
July 1948-June 1949
2/2
Work diaries
July 1949-June 1950
2/3
Work diaries
January 1951-June 1951
2/4
Work diaries
July 1951-June 1952
2/5
Work diaries
July 1952-June 1953
2/6
Work diaries
July 1953-June 1954
3/1
Work diaries
July 1954-June 1955
3/2
Work diaries
July 1955-June 1956
3/3
Work diaries
July 1956-June 1957
3/4
Work diaries
July 1957-June 1958
3/5
Work diaries
July 1958-June 1959
3/6
Work diaries
July 1959-June 1960
4/1
Work diaries
July 1960-June 1961
4/2
Work diaries
July 1961-June 1962
4/3
Work diaries
July 1962-June 1963
4/4
Work diaries
July 1963-June 1964
4/5
Work diaries
July 1964-June 1965
4/6
Work diaries
July 1965-September 1965
4/7
Work diaries
undated

Series II:  Photographs, 1922-1935Return to Top

140 digital images

This series consists of 140 digital pictures of original photographs affixed to scrapbook still held by the family. The initial description duplicates the caption in the scrapbook and additional information about the image follows. Prior to their donation the photographs were organized in alphabetical order by the first word in the caption and this scheme was maintained by the Archives.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/8
Proof sheets of all 140 images
undated
photo_number
760.001
A halt for a smoke
A man, probably George Foreman, on skis in the snow
undated
760.002
At Old Squaw Cr. Station
A man, probably George Foreman, on horseback in front of USFS Old Squaw Creek Station
undated
760.003
August on the Gallatin-Madison Divide
A man standing in front of a tent in the woods
1925
760.004
Bangtail Ranger Station
Two women on horseback in front of log building
undated
760.005
Bridge at Custer
Durant car with two wheel trailer in front of bridge over Custer River (now known as Little Bighorn River) in Montana
circa 1930
760.006
Bridgman's sheep at counting corral on Brackett Creek
North of Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.007
Bridgman sheep
undated
760.008
Buffalo Horn Game Cabin
Man holding skiis in doorway of log cabin on snow covered slope, probably near Buffalo Horn Pass, south of Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.009
Buffalo Horn
Man with saddled horses in corral, probably near Buffalo Horn Pass, south of Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.010
Building Butte Meadow Cabin
Four men posed with a single constructed wall of log cabin
undated
760.011
Building Main Lodge at Climbing Arrow
Men on partially constructed first floor of large log building
undated
760.012
Camp on Bucktail Ridge
Horses and tent near trees
undated
760.013
Camping
Four people, tent, and Durant car with two wheel trailer attached
circa 1930
760.014
Cinnamon
Two story log building, garage and other buildings at Cinnamon Ranger Station in Gallatin National Forest south of Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.015
Cinnamon Bunkhouse
Log building with snow shoes and skiis on end in snow at Cinnamon Ranger Station in Gallatin National Forest south of Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.016
Cinnamon in winter
Man with dog in snow at Cinnamon Ranger Station in Gallatin National Forest south of Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.017
Cinnamon Ranger Station
Man with dog in snow at Cinnamon Ranger Station in Gallatin National Forest south of Bozeman, Montana
1922
760.018
Cinnamon Ranger Station
View from hillside of buildings and corrals at Cinnamon Ranger Station in Gallatin National Forest south of Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.019
Coaly at Lone Mountain
Saddled horse in foreground, Lone Mountain south of Bozeman, Montana in background
undated
760.020
Cow Flat
Snow covered, fenced mountain slope
undated
760.021
Crown Butte
Saddled horse and four pack horses in foreground of Crown Butte near Bozemen, Montana
undated
760.022
Daly Game Cabin
Close view of log cabin with high drifted snow
undated
760.023
Daly Pass - elk range
undated
760.024
Daly patrol cabin
Log cabin with antlers in foreground
undated
760.025
Day place
View from forested hillside down to house and fenced field
undated
760.026
Dewey, George Foreman, Art
Dewey, George Foreman, and Art standing in snow holding snowshoes near car
undated
760.027
Durant (car) and Duroc Jersey (hog) litter
undated
760.028
Durant pulling two autos
undated
760.029
E. F. and Mrs. Foreman binding and shocking grain
Edward (E.F.) Foreman raking grain with horse-drawn team and Mrs. Foreman tying it in bundles
undated
760.030
Electric Peak - Y. N. P.
Horses grazing in foreground, Electric Peak in the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park in background
undated
760.031
Elk feeding on slope of Crown Butte
Elk feeding on snowy slope of Crown Butte near Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.032
Elk in Daly Creek
Elk moving through snow near Daly Creek in southwestern Montana
undated
760.033
Elk moving camp
Long line of elk moving up along a snowy ridge
760.034
Elk Research Crew - upper Gallatin
Six men on horseback lined up, upper Gallatin, Montana
1025
760.035
Elk - Buffalo Horn Creek
Elk moving up a snowy slope near Buffalo Horn Creek in the Gallatin Range of Montana
undated
760.036
Elk - Teepee Creek
Elk moving up snowy slope at Teepee Creek in the Gallatin Range of Montana
undated
760.037
Elmer Hann
Elmer Hann on his horse
undated
760.038
Elmer Hann and Harry McGlothlin on Babe and Gap
Elmer Hann and Harry McGlothlin on their horses, Babe and Gap
undated
760.039
Elmer Hann and outfit
Elmer Hann with his saddle horse and two packhorses
undated
760.040
Elmer Hann
Elmer Hann standing by his horse
undated
760.041
Forest Service Truck - Bridger shop
Forest Service truck at Bridger Ranger Station shop in the Gallatin National Forest near Bozeman, Montana
circa 1925
760.042
Foreman Ranch - Bridger
Foreman Ranch in the Bridger Mountain Range near Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.043
Fred Ainger and George Foreman wrapping stubs on the Gallatin/Flathead telephone line
undated
760.044
Fred's car loaded (for first spring trip to Bozeman)
undated
760.045
George Foreman at Squaw Creek
George Foreman in front of newly constructed log shed or garage at Squaw Creek near Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.046
George Foreman and Cliff notching logs on Windy Pass Ranger Station
George Foreman and Cliff notching logs on Windy Pass Ranger Station in the Gallatin Range near Bozeman, Montana
1934
760.047
George Foreman plowing with Maud, Keno, Tony and Nig
George Foreman plowing with team of four horses
undated
760.048
George Foreman plowing
George Foreman plowing with team of four horses
undated
760.049
George Foreman putting in a crop with Mom and Dad on the Day place
Farm equipment and 3 teams of horses
1929
760.050
Game patrol rangers
Two men mounted and two men standing with horses near fence, truck in background
1925
760.051
Game patrol rangers Ainger and Godsell - Cinnamon bunkhouse
Game patrol rangers Ainger and Godsell standing in front of Cinnamon Ranger Station bunkhouse in winter
1924
760.052
George (Foreman) and the schoolbus
George (Foreman) and the schoolbus full of children
circa 1925
760.053
George and Nita (wife) at Bangtail
George and Nita (wife) at Bangtail Ranger Station northeast of Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.054
George Foreman and elk calf
undated
760.055
George Foreman and Miss Huber
George Foreman and Miss Huber on horseback
undated
760.056
George Foreman and pack outfit
George Foreman mounted on horse with string of four packhorses
undated
760.057
George Foreman and Queen at Mystic Lake (Foreman built that cabin)
undated
760.058
George Foreman and Tommy Anderson and Darky, Queen, Copper, Gyp and Tony
George Foreman and Tommy Anderson and and four horses, Darky, Queen, Copper, Gyp and Tony
undated
760.059
George Foreman and wife Nita
undated
760.060
George Foreman - Bridger pasture
undated
760.061
George Foreman - Cinnamon bunkhouse
George Foreman standing outside of Cinnamon Ranger Station bunkhouse
undated
760.062
George Foreman - Cinnamon Mountain
George Foreman on skiis in snow at Cinnamon Mountain in Montana
undated
760.063
George, Jumbo and Shag
George mounted on horse with dog alongside
undated
760.064
Glen Smith - Snowslide Creek
Back of Glen Smith as he looks down on Snowslide Creek in mountain valley
undated
760.065
Govt. Team at Hyalite
Two men in horse drawn sleigh wagon at Hyalite Canyon south of Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.066
Gundy (Gunderson) - snow record
Man on skiis checking snow depth, cabin in background
undated
760.067
Hard boiled - Leon LeClair, George Foreman, Dan Huffine
Leon LeClair, George Foreman, Dan Huffine holding rifles and standing by cabin
undated
760.068
Hardheads
Man butting heads with elk calf
undated
760.069
Image missing - Harold Wylie at Bangtail
Harold Wylie at Bangtail Ranger Station northeast of Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.070
Harry Mc. and Elmer Hann - barber and victim
Harry McGlothlin and Elmer Hann, barber and victim, standing in doorway
undated
760.071
Harry McGlothlin again
Harry McGlothlin cutting another man's hair with bowl on man's head
undated
760.072
Harry McGlothlin
Harry McGlothlin on mountain hillside with dog
undated
760.073
Harry McGlothlin, Leon LeClair, and Paul Brown
undated
760.074
Harry McGlothlin
Harry McGlothlin mounted on horse with dog alongside
undated
760.075
Hauling 4500 net of wheat to town
Man sitting on bags of wheat in horse-drawn wagon, car and cabin in background
undated
760.076
Hauling big log (1250 BF)
Horses harnessed to large log, barn in background
undated
760.077
Hauling bridge stringers (Star and Dot)
Man standing on long logs on flat wagon pulled by horses
undated
760.078
Hauling hay
Man standing on top of hay on horse drawn wagon
undated
760.079
Heading for camp
undated
760.080
Heading out
Two men on horseback with three pack mules
undated
760.081
Herbert C. Ferris - story writer
undated
760.082
Horse roundup
undated
760.083
John Palmer's mill
Man in front of small log building near piles of logs
undated
760.084
Leon LeClair and Dan Huffine
Leon LeClair and Dan Huffine standing in cabin doorway
undated
760.085
Leon LeClair, Dall Monroe, George Foreman, Shag - All Toughs
undated
760.086
Lightning Lake
undated
760.087
Lineman
Loyd White - lineman
undated
760.088
Logs at Brackett Mill
Snow covered piles of logs near building, forest in background
undated
760.089
Loyd White - lineman
undated
760.090
Miles City
U.S. Range Livestock Experiment Station at Miles City, Montana
undated
760.091
Mom, sister, wife, kids at Flathead Pass
Mom, sister, wife(Nita Foreman), kids at Flathead Pass in Montana
undated
760.092
Moving N. I. R. A. out
Man on foot and man on horseback with string of five packhorses on mountain slope
1933
760.093
Mowing and stacking hay
Man atop high stacked hay on wagon and another man with horse powered hay stacker
undated
760.094
On trail to Yellowmule
Man on horseback with two children, leading another horse carrying a child on trail to Yellowmule near Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.095
Pack outfit
Three men with saddle horses and packhorses
undated
760.096
Powder River Bridge
Powder River Bridge in southeastern Montana
undated
760.097
R. H. Wylie on Baldy
R. H. Wylie on horse named Baldy
undated
760.098
Ramshorn Lake
Three people on raft in Ramshorn Lake
undated
760.099
Ranger Foreman counting sheep
Ranger Foreman in pasture with sheep
undated
760.100
Ranger Foreman - paperwork - Bridger
Ranger Foreman seating in a chair typing at Bridger Ranger Station in the Gallatin National Forest near Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.101
Ready for first spring trip to Bozeman
Four people in car with suitcase and other bags tied to the side
undated
760.102
Reno Foreman, George Foreman, Buster
Reno Foreman, George Foreman, and Buster on horseback
undated
760.103
Reno, E. F., George Foreman, Queen and Bird
Reno, E. F. Foreman, George Foreman, and horses,Queen and Bird
undated
760.104
Rgr. Foreman and pack string
Ranger Foreman on horseback leading pack string of four horses
undated
760.105
Rgr. George Foreman and father-in-law
Ranger George Foreman and father-in-law on horseback
undated
760.106
Rgr. Godsell and elk calf - Gallatin River
Ranger Godsell and elk calf by Gallatin River in Montana
undated
760.107
Rgr. White on Buck Cr. ridge - Ben and Coaly
RangerWhite on Buck Creek Ridge south of Bozeman, Montana, with horses, Ben and Coaly
undated
760.108
Rgr. Ainger and George Foreman snubbing telephone poles on the Bridger/Flathead line
undated
760.109
Rangers White and Hall
Rangers White and Hall on narrow log bridge across running water in winter
undated
760.110
Riding Darky snubbed
Two men on horseback
undated
760.111
Rgr. George Foreman (USFS) and (former) Rgr. E. F. Foreman (GLO)
Ranger. George Foreman (USFS) and his father, (former) Ranger E. F. Foreman (Government Land Office)
undated
760.112
Rgr. White at Big Spring telephone
Ranger White using Big Spring telephone, box mounted on tree in forest
undated
760.113
Sawing wood
Four men sawing log, car and another man in foreground, pile of freshly sawn firewood in background
undated
760.114
Sheep water troughs - Bangtail
Sheep water troughs near Bangtail Ranger Station northeast of Bozeman, Montana
undated
760.115
Skidding logs for Windy Pass R. S.
Skidding logs for Windy Pass Ranger Station
1933
760.116
Snowslide Creek
View down toward Snowslide Creek
undated
760.117
Sphinx
Packhorse with mountain peak in background
undated
760.118
Stacking hay
Man on top of haystack with team of horses below
undated
760.119
Tommy Godsell and George Foreman and government stock
Tommy Godsell and George Foreman on horseback near two other horses
undated
760.120
Taylor Peaks
View of Taylor Peaks in the Gallatin National Forest southwest of Bozeman, Montana, in winter
undated
760.121
Team at Bangtail
Team of horses hitched to wagon near fence line
undated
760.122
The Messmers planting
Team of horses hitched to planter carrying two men, the Messmers
undated
760.123
Three Rivers Peak Y. N. P.
Three Rivers Peak in Yellowstone National Park, horses in foreground
undated
760.124
Threshing - Day place
Team of horses hitched to loaded wagon, men on top tossing harvested grain stalks into threshing machine
undated
760.125
Tobacco planter
Three men with team of horses hitched to tobacco planter
undated
760.126
Tommy Godsell and George Foreman - patrol rangers
Tommy Godsell and George Foreman, patrol rangers, on skiis in front of log buildings
undated
760.127
Tom Lincoln - trapper
Tom Lincoln, trapper, in front of log building in winter
undated
760.128
Tommy Andrews on Gyp
Tommy Andrews on horse named Gyp
1928
760.129
Tommy Andrews with Maud and Cricket
Tommy Andrews mounted on one horse, holding halter rope of another horse
undated
760.130
Tommy Godsell and Cliff - Windy Pass R. S.
Tommy Godsell and Cliff standing in doorway of newly constructed log cabin at Windy Pass Ranger Station
1934
760.131
George Foreman and Tommy Godsell with trail camp packed
George Foreman mounted alongside Tommy Godsell who is holding a horse's bridal and two packhorses
undated
760.132
Tommy with team pulling Whippet
Tommy Andews with team hitched to sleigh wagon loaded with logs and pulling a car
undated
760.133
Tony - Brackett Lake
View of forested mountains with saddled horse in foreground
undated
760.134
Trail Crew moving
Three men with three loaded pack horses
undated
760.135
Trail work - Cinnamon trail
Two men posed on rocky hillside trail in forest
1924
760.136
Using a broad axe
A man using a broad axe to trim a log
undated
760.137
Vern Chandler and Tommy Andrews hauling horses
Vern Chandler and Tommy Andrews hauling horses, two horses in a truck bed, and two more in a two-wheel trailer
undated
760.138
We stopped
Man by truck that has partially fallen through hole in log bridge
undated
760.139
Woodshed - Cinnamon
Snow-covered woodshed, Cinnamon Ranger Station in winter
undated
760.140
Woolies
Sheep spread across broad clear slope in mountains
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Agriculture--Montana--Gallatin Valley--Photographs
  • Forest reserve--Montana
  • Ranching--Montana--Gallatin Valley--Photographs

Corporate Names

  • United States. Forest Service--Officials and employees

Family Names

  • Foreman family--Photographs

Geographical Names

  • Gallatin Valley (Mont.)--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs

Occupations

  • Forest rangers--Montana