Donald Grant MacKenzie papers, 1916-1957  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
MacKenzie, Donald Grant,1887-1986
Title
Donald Grant MacKenzie papers
Dates
1916-1957 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.4 linear ft.
Collection Number
Mss 392
Summary
The Donald Grant MacKenzie papers include an oral history transcript, logging inventories, expense records, falling and bucking records from divisions of Montana's Anaconda Mining Company dated 1916 to 1957, and a 1937 logger's handbook.
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.

Additional Reference Guides

Finding aid in the repository.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Donald G. MacKenzie was born in Dingwall, Scotland, in 1887. He was bonded by his father to become a mechanical engineer, but MacKenzie used his bond money to buy a ticket to New York, where he arrived in December 1904. In the following weeks, MacKenzie moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, where he worked for six months at the Michigan Lumber Company. He later moved to Ouray, Colorado, where he was employed in the Camp Bird Mine for three years. MacKenzie came to Missoula, Montana, and started working for the Anaconda Company in December 1909. In the beginning, MacKenzie worked sacking potatoes at a root house. MacKenzie also worked as a swamper, timber feller, team driver, toploader, scaler, and timekeeper. By 1915, he became a camp foreman. MacKenzie enlisted in World War I and served two years in the army. Upon his return, MacKenzie continued working for the Anaconda Company and by June 1923, he became logging superintendent, a position he held until his retirement in January 1957. In 1939, MacKenzie founded the Intermountain Logging Conference and served as its first president. He died in 1986 in Missoula, Montana

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Donald Grant MacKenzie papers include an oral history transcript, logging inventories, expense records, falling and bucking records from 1916 to 1957, and a 1937 logger's handbook.

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], Donald Grant MacKenzie Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Separated Materials

A 1939 USDA Forest Service map of the Helena National Forest, Helena, Monana was separated from the collection and placed with the Mansfield Library map collection.

Acquisition Information

The oral history transcript was a gift of Don MacKenzie through the Forestry School in 1979 and the other materials were donated by J. David Ellen in 1992.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Donald Grant MacKenzie oral history transcript 1957
1/2 Logging department inventory 1924-1928
1/3 Logging department inventory 1929-1932
1/4 Anaconda Mining Company Cottonwood Operation logging expenses 1933-1946
1/5 Anaconda Mining Company Elk Creek logging expenses 1925-1934
1/6 Anaconda Mining Company Ninemile logging expenses 1916-1926
1/7 Anaconda Mining Company falling and bucking records 1946-1949
1/8 Anaconda Mining Company food consumption records 1929-1946
1/9 Anaconda Mining Cmpany logging division expenses, Bonner, Montana 1916-1953
1/10 Logger's Handbook 1937
1/11 Letter from Phil Neff 1940

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Loggers--Montana
  • Loggers--Montana--Interviews
  • Logging--Montana
  • Scottish Americans--Montana--Missoula
  • Corporate Names :
  • Anaconda Company
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Oral histories--Montana

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top