Maria Fraser Papers, 1966-2000

Overview of the Collection

Fraser, Maria
Maria Fraser Papers
1966-2000 (inclusive)
2 cubic feet, (2 boxes)  :   ; 
Collection Number
MG 432
Maria Fraser was a very active volunteer environmental advocate for many years in Montana. This collection contains her personal papers.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives.

This collection is in English
Funding for processing this collection was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Maria Fraser was a Hungarian native who married an American soldier during World War II and came to the United States in 1947. Because her husband was a county commissioner in Libby, Montana for over nineteen years after the war, Mrs. Fraser became involved with the local environmental concerns and was a very active volunteer environmental advocate for many years. She organized many letter writing drives and petitions to try to protect the wilderness areas of northwestern Montana, northern Idaho, and northeastern Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Maria Fraser papers span the years 1966-2000. Included in the papers are correspondence and materials relating to conservation and environmental concerns in northwestern Montana, northern Idaho, and northeastern Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

Maria Fraser Papers, MG 432, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The original order was retained with all of the materials from the various accessions after materials were consolidated and publications removed.

Preservation Note

Custodial History

The papers of Maria Fraser were in the possession of Maria Fraser until the time of donation with the exception of the materials in accessions MA 1995-42 and MA 1995-47 which were transferred from Maria Fraser to the possession of John Osborn until time of donation.

Acquisition Information

The papers of Maria Fraser were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Maria Fraser in February 1991 (MA 1991-12), March 1991 (MA 1991-15), May 1991 (1991-37), June 1991 (MA 1991-39 and MA 1991-41), July 1991 (MA 1991-46), August 1991 (1991-49), December 1997 (MA 1997-38), February 1999 (MA 1999-07), and June 2000 (MA 2000-26). John Osborn donated two accessions in August 1995 (MA 1995-42) and November 1995 (MA 1995-47).

Processing Note

This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. Some materials were refoldered. The collection was reduced by 14.75 cubic feet.

Separated Materials

Publications were removed and placed into a separate manuscript group Conservation Reports and Publications (MG 449).

Related Materials

John Osborn papers MG 433

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Correspondence and Environmental Concerns
Environmental Concerns

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Fraser, Maria--Archives