Walter Cooper and Eugene F. Bunker Papers, 1886-1956  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Title
Walter Cooper and Eugene F. Bunker Papers
Dates
1886-1956
Quantity
4 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 1250, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Walter Cooper and Eugene F. Bunker Papers include both personal and business materials. Walter Cooper's papers contain diaries, an autobiography, business and legal papers as well as literary manuscripts he wrote. Eugene Bunker's papers deal mainly with his legal practice. They include papers and correspondence from lawsuits he filed for clients, correspondence regarding the closing of family estates, and legal papers for businesses he represented.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
https://www.lib.montana.edu/archives/contact-form/
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Walter Cooper (1843-1924) was a prominent early settler of Gallatin County, Montana. He was born in Sterling, New York, on the Fourth of July, 1843 to parents Andrew and Sarah E. (McGilvra) Cooper. His father died when he was eight and Walter was sent to live with his aunt in Michigan. When he was only fifteen years old he traveled west to Colorado and joined the San Juan expedition in 1860. By 1863 he moved to Montana where he engaged in various mining, shipping, and hunting enterprises. Cooper settled in Bozeman in 1868 and established a Sharps rifle and manufacturing and sporting goods business, which grew to be one the most extensive establishments of its kind in the west. In 1872 he expanded the business to include fur trading. Through his fur trading, Cooper came in contact with many Native Americans, and he included these encounters in his writings. Towards the turn of the century, invested in logging and railroad operations. Cooper was an influential civic leader, being one of the incorporators of the city of Bozeman in 1883, a member of the first city council, and a leader in the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce. He represented Gallatin County as a state legislator in 1895 and was instrumental in establishing the Montana Agricultural College in Bozeman. Cooper married Mariam D. Skeels in 1870; they had one child who survived into adulthood, Mariam. He lived with his daughter in Bozeman until his death in April 1924.

Eugene F. Bunker was born on February 4, 1888 in Woodstock, Illinois, to Frank and Elizabeth (Johnston) Bunker and was the fifth of six children. He moved to Bozeman after he graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1912 with a law degree. Once in Montana, Bunker met Mariam Cooper, the only surviving child of Walter and Mariam Cooper. They were married on December 27, 1913. In 1918 they had their first child, Mariam Virginia, followed by Elizabeth Francis and Eugene Jr. Bunker was well known for his work in mining interests and often worked with Walter Cooper on several of his mining businesses. As a leading attorney in Bozeman, Bunker served twice (1921-1922 and 1944-1945) as county attorney for Gallatin County. He also represented Gallatin County's interests in Washington D.C. while working in the legal department on the boundaries for the county contiguous to Yellowstone National Park. In 1930 Bunker was admitted to the bar of the State of Montana. Bunker was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No. 463 as well as the Free and Accepted Masons, Gallatin Lodge No. 6. Bunker died in Bozeman on May 29, 1956.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Cooper and Bunker Papers include both personal and business materials. Walter Cooper's papers contain diaries, an autobiography, business and legal papers as well as literary manuscripts he wrote. The legal papers contain mainly deeds to land he owned as well as some correspondence regarding his various business endeavors. Cooper wrote his literary manuscripts towards the end of his life with the intent of having them published. They cover events from Cooper's life as well as general Montana history. Titles include Bozeman Businesses, American Indians, The Nez Perce, Sioux War of 1876, Pioneers, Fort Benton Life, and Yellowstone Expedition of 1874. The manuscripts are in Cooper's handwriting, which are difficult to read. A few of the articles do have typed transcripts. Also included is a 1875 diary Cooper's wife, Mariam Skeels Cooper, kept during her trip to Yellowstone National Park. Eugene Bunker's papers deal mainly with his legal practice. They include papers and correspondence from lawsuits he filed for clients, correspondence regarding the closing of family estates, and legal papers for businesses he represented.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Series 1 Walter Cooper and Mariam Skeels Cooper Diaries, Correspondence, and Autobiography, 1875-1923

Series 2 Walter Cooper Literary Manuscripts, circa 1920

Series 3 Walter Cooper Business Papers, 1886-1923

Series 4 Bunker-Barnett Family Correspondence, 1907-1972

Series 5 Eugene F. Bunker Legal Papers, 1906-1956

Series 6 Business Papers, 1914-1980

Series 7 Bunker Family Scrapbook and Scrapbooking Material, 1891-1975

Series 8 Photographs

Acquisition Information

The Walter Cooper and Eugene F. Bunker Papers were donated to Special Collections in February of 2000 by the Museum of the Rockies. The collection also incorporates collections 853 and 2183 and earlier papers donated by Dr. Merrill G. Burlingame in 1978 as well as papers donated by Walter Cooper's great grandsons, Ed Barnett, Jr. and Walter Cooper Barnett, in the summer and fall of 2000. They donated another cubic foot of papers in March of 2001. Additional business record books were donated from the Museum of the Rockies in the fall of 1998 after they were removed from collection 2129.

Processing Note

This collection was processed 2009 March 6


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Walter Cooper and Mariam Skeels Cooper Diaries, Correspondence, and Autobiography, 1875-1923Return to Top

Series 1 contains diaries of Cooper's ranging in dates from 1899 to 1923. They are written in day books and mainly record where Cooper went that day. In the 1900 book, Cooper kept a tabulation of votes for the Senatorial race between the "Copper King," Marcus Daly and William Clark. In the last book, 1923, in addition to notes of what he did that day, Cooper also jotted down notes regarding his literary manuscripts found in Series 2. The Daily Journal book contains a few newspaper clippings and a draft of a manuscript found in Series 2 dealing with Red Lodge, Montana. Also included in Series 1 is the diary Mariam Skeels Cooper kept during her trip through Yellowstone National Park in 1875 as well as a reminiscence of her travel west to Montana with her family. It is one of the earliest known accounts by a white woman of the park. Also included in Series 1 is correspondence between Walter and Mariam as well as to their daughter Mariam. In addition are letters Mariam Skeels Cooper received from her family back east.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Walter Cooper Diaries
1899; 1900; 1913; 1923
1/2
Walter Cooper, Daily Journal Book
1920; 1922
1/3
Walter Cooper Autobiography
1/4
Mariam Skeels Cooper, Diary from Yellowstone Trip
1875
1/5
Mariam Skeels Cooper, Diary from Yellowstone Trip, typed transcript
1875
1/6
Mariam Skeels Cooper, reminiscence
1/7
Mariam Skeels Cooper, Clippings and family history
1/8
Mariam Skeels Cooper, Correspondence from family
1878-1884
1/9
Walter and Mariam Cooper, Correspondence
1868; 1893; 1895
1/10
Walter and Mariam Cooper, Correspondence
1900; 1908
1/11
Walter and Mariam Cooper, Correspondence
1913; 1919
1/12
Walter and Mariam Cooper, Correspondence
1923-1924; undated

Series 2:  Walter Cooper Literary Manuscripts, circa 1920Return to Top

Towards the end of his life, Walter Cooper began writing a series of retrospective biographical and general Montana history essays. Cooper intended to publish the essays in a book. The literary manuscripts included in Series 2 show the many revisions and organizational changes Cooper made. What remains is a linear foot of completed and fragmented essays. Due to the fact the manuscripts would eventually be set in type, Cooper kept a detailed word count of each essay. He also hired a stenographer to type his difficult handwriting into a legible format. Topics covered in his manuscripts include the Bozeman Trail, James Bridger, life in Fort Benton, the history of Bozeman, mining expeditions, the Nez Perce, the Sioux War of 1876, the National Convention of 1892, the Yellowstone Expedition of 1874, trips to Bismarck, and the founding of Red Lodge, Montana. Also in Series 2 are typed edited versions of Cooper's original manuscripts by his daughter, Mariam Cooper Bunker entitled "The Long Trail," "A Thread in the Fabric of Empire," "The War Trail" and "Treaty with Plenty Coups." "Bluebirds Nest Where Three Forks Meet" is again a story by Mariam, but more loosely based on the original manuscripts. "The Skeels Family" in folder 14 of box 2A also appears to have been written by Mariam. Folders 23 and 40 in Box 1; folder 48 in Box 2; and folder 15 in Box 2A do not appear to have been written by Cooper or Mariam. Folder 45 of Box 1 contains research material Cooper gathered on T. H. Canfield who appears in several of the manuscripts. Cooper also gathered and received research material on Chief Plenty Coups found in folder 49, Box 1 which contains a letter Plenty Coups wrote in 1888 as well as a letter and article by James B. Hubbell giving a history of Fort Benton found in folder 22, Box 2. A typed transcript of Mary E. Cook is found in folder 50 of box 1.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/13
Outlines for Manuscripts
1/14
Notes and Outlines for Manuscripts sent to publisher
1/15
"La Capitan" Outline for novel and letters from publisher
1/16
Address to Bozeman Fish Hatchery
undated
1/17
Address to Pioneers of Gallatin County
undated
1/18
Address to Sons and Daughters of Pioneers
February 21, 1902
1/19
Address to Sons and Daughters of Pioneers
circa 1922
1/20
An-be-she and Sun Set
1/21
Alder Gulch
1/22
American Indians
1/23
American Indian History
1/24
Animals
1/25
Bear Lake and Bear Canyon
1/26
The Bear Story
1/27
Beavers
1/28
Bismarck Trip1
1/28
Bismarck Trip2
1/30
Bismarck Trip, typed transcript, version 1
1/31
Bismarck Trip, typed transcript, version 2
1/32
Bismarck Trip, typed transcript, version 3
1/33
Bismarck Trip, typed transcript, version 4
1/34
Black Tail Buck
1/35
Black Tail Buck, typed transcript
1/36
Bluebirds Nest Where Three Forks Meet, version 1
1/37
Bluebirds Nest Where Three Forks Meet, version 2
1/38
Bluebirds Nest Where Three Forks Meet, version 3
1/39
Bozeman Business
1/40
Bozeman to Wolf Mountain: Gold Seekers Against Indians
1874
1/41
Bozeman Trail to Bozeman Road
1/42
Bows and Arrows
1/43
James Bridger
1/44
The Buffalo and Indian
1/45
J. H. Canfield, Biographical sketch
1/46
Capture and Rescue, Kit Carson
1/47
Cattle Strays
1/48
Chief Blackfoot
1/49
Chief Plenty Coups
1/50
Mary E. Cook Diary
1968
2/1
Dearborn Coal Mine
2/2
W. W. DeLacy
2/3
Father Jean Pierre DeSmet
2/4
Diamond City
2/5
The Ferry
2/6
Fort Benton Life
2/7
Fort Benton to Gallatin
2/8
Fragments and Scraps
2/9
Fragments-typed
2/10
The Great Trail
2/11
Hard Times Bismarck Trip
2/12
Hard Wheat Flour Mill
2/13
History
2/14
History of Bozeman
2/15
History of First Settlement
2/16
History of Fort Shaw
2/17
History of Gallatin County-1
2/18
History of Gallatin County-2
2/19
History of Montana and its Organization
2/20
The Horse
2/21
Horse Thieves
2/22
James B. Hubbell, letter and article
1901
2/23
In Colorado Once Just Hearing Reports of Gold Discovery in Alder Gulch
2/24
Indian Fights at Kennedy Ranch; typed transcript
2/25
Indian Origin
2/26
Indian Raids from Canada
2/27
Indians in the Gallatin and Upper Yellowstone
2/28
John Paul Jones
2/29
The Last Spike
2/30
Living Near Crows on Yellowstone River
2/31
The Long Long Trail
2/32
The Long Trail, Letter and sample sent to Saga Story Contest
1953
2/33
The Long Trail, version 1
2/34
The Long Trail, version 2
2/35
The Long Trail, version 3
2/36
The Long Trail, version 4
2/37
The Long Trail, version 6
2/38
Looking Glass, The Great Nez Perce Chief
2/39
Orin Mason
2/40
Meeting with Emerson and Start for Cow Island-Coal Mines
2/41
Milk River to Bismarck: Rocky Fork and Cook City Railway
2/42
Mining Engineers
2/43
Mountain Lilies
2/44
The Mountain Whippoorwill
2/45
The National Convention
1892
2/46
Navigation of the Yellowstone
2/47
The Nez Perce
2/48
North American Indians
2/49
Northern Pacific-Gallatin Route to Yellowstone Park
2/50
Our Pioneer Home Builders
2/51
A Pioneer Story
2/52
Revolution
2/53
Rocky Fork Coal-Red Lodge
2/54
Round Grove Camp
1863
2A/1
Sand Creek Massacre
2A/2
Second Big Horn Expedition
1874
2A/3
Settlement Humans and Animals
2A/4
Sioux War
of 1876
2A/5
Sioux War (1)
of 1876
2A/6
Sioux War (2)
of 1876
2A/7
Sioux War (3)
of 1876
2A/8
Sioux War (4)
of 1876
2A/9
Sioux War (5)
of 1876
2A/10
Sioux War (6)
of 1876
2A/11
Sioux War (7)
of 1876
2A/12
Sioux War (8)
of 1876
2A/13
Sioux War (9)
of 1876
2A/14
Skeels Family
2A/15
Sketch of Western Life
2A/16
Start from Benton to Gallatin Valley
1864
2A/17
Stone Tools
2A/18
Sword Bearer's War
2A/19
A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, letter and introduction submitted to Boys' Life
1938
2A/20
A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, version 5
2A/21
A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, version 6-A
2A/22
A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, version 6-B
2A/23
A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, version 6-C
2A/24
A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, version 7
2A/25
A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, version 8
2A/26
Took Elevation of Cadott's Pass
2A/27
Treaty with Plenty Coups, version 1
2A/28
Treaty with Plenty Coups, version 2
2A/29
Trip to Cook City Last Year
2A/30
Trip with Emerson
2A/31
Trip with Emerson to Examine the Coal Banks
1865
2A/32
Turning Movement
2A/33
The War Trail-1
2A/34
The War Trail-2
2A/35
The War Trail-3
2A/36
The War Trail-4
2A/37
The War Trail-5; Yellowstone Kelly, Absarokee v. Nez Perce
2A/38
The War Trail, handwritten notes
2A/39
White-Tailed Deer
2A/40
Yellowstone Expedition
of 1874
2A/41
Yellowstone Expedition
of 1874
2A/42
Yellowstone Expedition (1)
of 1874
2A/43
Yellowstone Expedition (2)
of 1874
2A/44
Yellowstone Expedition (3)
of 1874
2A/45
Yellowstone Kelly
2A/46
Yellowstone Wagon Road

Series 3:  Walter Cooper Business Papers, 1886-1923Return to Top

Walter Cooper was involved in many business endeavors. The papers found in series 3 include correspondence and legal papers regarding his mining and lumbering businesses as well as his gun shop. Also included with his gun shop are records of pelts Cooper purchased. The bulk of the papers are land deeds. The resolution creating the city park, now Cooper Park, is also found in Series 3. Since Cooper worked closely with Bunker, other business papers relating to Cooper are also located in Series 5.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
Business Correspondence
1886-1889
3/2
Business Correspondence
1911; 1917-1922
3/3
Business Correspondence
1923
3/4
Business Correspondence
undated
3/5
City Park Resolution
1890 June
3/6
Receipts, Checks, and Miscellaneous
1907-1917
3/7
Abstract of Title to Gallatin County Land
3/8
Bozeman Chamber of Commerce
1912
3/9
Mining Stocks
1888-1890
3/10
Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company
3/11
Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Minutes
1908-1913
3/12
Ranch and Irrigation Ditches Offered for Sale
3/13
Legal Papers and Deeds
1871-1879
3/14
Legal Papers and Deeds
1882-1883
3/15
Legal Papers and Deeds
1884-1885
3/16
Legal Papers and Deeds
1886-1887
3/17
Legal Papers and Deeds
1888-1889
3/18
Legal Papers and Deeds
1890-1891
3/19
Legal Papers and Deeds
1892-1893
3/20
Legal Papers and Deeds
1894-1899
3/21
Legal Papers and Deeds
1901-1905
3/22
Legal Papers and Deeds
1906-1907
3/23
Legal Papers and Deeds
1908; 1910; 1919
3/24
Tax Receipts
1923-1924
3/25
Gun and Fur Trading Business Book
1881-1882
3/26
Gun and Fur Trading Business Book
(some notes from 1922 lumber business)
1881-1882
3A/1
Gun and Fur Trading Business Book; Lumber Business
Gun and Fur Trading Business Book, 1883; Lumber Business, 1915-1920
1883; 1915-1920
3A/2
Lumber Business Book
1917
3A/3
General Business Book
1923
3A/4
Clippings
3A/5
List of Maps

Series 4:  Bunker-Barnett Family Correspondence, 1907-1972Return to Top

Series 4 contains personal correspondence of Eugene and Mariam Bunker. Correspondence regarding legal and business matters of both Walter Cooper and Eugene Bunker are located in Series 3, 5, and 6. Most of the letters by Mariam Cooper Bunker were written to her daughter, Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett while she and her husband, Ed, were living overseas while in the Peace Corps. Also included are letter written by Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, mainly about her travels with the Peace Corps.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3A/6
Eugene F. Bunker Correspondence
1914
3A/7
Eugene F. Bunker Correspondence
1941-1943; 1956
3A/8
Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence
1907-1911; 1928
3A/9
Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence
1938; 1943
3A/10
Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence
1953-1956; 1965
3A/11
Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence
June-September, 1966
3A/12
Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence
October-December, 1966
3A/13
Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence
January-May, 1967
3A/14
Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence
June-September, 1967
3A/15
Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence
November 1967-February 1968
3A/16
Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence
undated
3A/17
Bunker-Barnett Family Correspondence
1934; 1959-1960; undated
3A/18
Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett Correspondence
undated
3A/19
Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett Correspondence
1972
3A/20
Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, letter from Mexico, draft
undated
3A/21
Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, drafts of letters
undated

Series 5:  Eugene F. Bunker Legal Papers, 1906-1956Return to Top

Papers regarding legal matters and lawsuits Bunker filed for clients are represented in Series 5. The bulk of the material contains correspondence and legal papers regarding the Lee Gold Mining Company's legal actions from 1923 to 1926. Also contained in the papers is correspondence in relation to the closing of family estates, including his own, his mother Elizabeth, and his brother George.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/1
Elizabeth Bunker Estate, Correspondence
1944-1945
4/2
Eugene F. and Mariam Cooper Bunker Local Tax Returns
1954-1955
4/3
Eugene F. Bunker Estate, Correspondence
1956
4/4
Eugene F. Bunker Estate, Settlement and Inventories
1956
4/5
George K. Bunker Estate, Correspondence
1911; February to April 1914
4/6
George K. Bunker Estate, Correspondence
June to December 1914
4/7
George K. Bunker Estate, List of Assets; Settlement of Estate
George K. Bunker Estate, List of Assets, 1906; Settlement of Estate, 1911
1906; 1911
4/8
Park J. Bunker and First National Bank (Forsyth), Correspondence
1923; 1925
4/9
Park J. Bunker and First National Bank (Forsyth), Correspondence
1926-1927
4/10
Park J. Bunker and First National Bank (Forsyth), Correspondence
January 1928
4/11
Park J. Bunker and First National Bank (Forsyth), Correspondence
February to March 1928
4/12
Park J. Bunker and First National Bank (Forsyth), Cartersville Irrigation District Legal Papers
1923-1924
4/13
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence
March to June 1923
4/14
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence
July to August 1923
4/15
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence
September 1923
4/16
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence
October to December 1923
4/17
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence
January to March 1924
4/18
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence
April to August 1924
4/19
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence
October to December 1924
4/20
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence
January to March 1925
4/21
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence
April to May 1925
4/22
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence
June 1925 to January 1926
4/23
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers
1917; 1921
4/24
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers
(Abstract of Title)
April 1923
4/25
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers
April to July 1923
4/26
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers
August 1923
4/27
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers
September 1923
4/28
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers
October 1923
4/29
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers
February 1924
4/30
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers
March to April 1924
4/31
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers
May to December 1925; 1928
4/32
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Respondent's Brief to Montana Supreme Court
1924
4/33
Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Lawyer Notes During Trial
4/34
P. H. Mahoney vs. Charles and Mabel Lester Lawsuit Papers (1)
1944
4/35
P. H. Mahoney vs. Charles and Mabel Lester Lawsuit Papers (2)
1944
4/36
P. H. Mahoney vs. Charles and Mabel Lester Lawsuit Papers (3)
1944
4/37
P. H. Mahoney vs. Charles and Mabel Lester Lawsuit Papers (4)
1944
4/38
H. B. McCay and Roy M. Keister Lawsuit
1937

Series 6:  Bunker Business Papers, 1914-1980Return to Top

Series 6 contains correspondence and legal papers for various businesses Bunker represented. The majority of the information includes papers for Bunker Brothers, an automobile dealership two of Eugene's brothers owned and operated in Illinois. Other material includes mining companies Cooper ran such as the Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company and the Havana Mining Company. Although Series 6 contains the bulk of the information on these companies, additional information can also be found in Series 3.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/1
Bear Creek Reservoir, Canal, and Flume Line, Relinquishment Papers
1926
5/2
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
1914 to July 1924
5/3
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
August 1924 to 1925
5/4
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
June 1926 to 1928
5/5
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
January to February 1929
5/6
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
March to August 1929
5/7
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
September 1929 to February 1930
5/8
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
March to November 1930
5/9
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
May to December 1931
5/10
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
January to August 1932
5/11
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
September to December 1932
5/12
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
March to November 1933
5/13
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
December 1933
5/14
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
January to February 10, 1934
5/15
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
February 13-20, 1934
5/16
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
February 21-27, 1934
5/17
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
March 1-10, 1934
5/18
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
March 12-30, 1934
5/19
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
April to May 1934
5/20
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
June to November 1934
5/21
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
December 1934
5/22
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
January 1935
5/23
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
February to March 1935
5/24
Bunker Brothers, Correspondence
1936-1937
5/25
Bunker Brothers, Financial Statements
1925-1927
5/26
Bunker Brothers, Financial Statements
1928-1929
5/27
Bunker Brothers, Financial Statements
1932-1934
5/28
Bunker Brothers, Corporation Calendar and Tax Reports
1924
5/29
Bunker Brothers, Corporation Records
1925
5/30
Bunker Brothers, Special Examination of Accounts
1929
5/31
Bunker Brothers, Report on Examination of Accounts
1929
5/32
Bunker Brothers, Corporation Income Tax Returns
1925-1928
5/33
Bunker Brothers, Corporation Income Tax Returns
1931-1934
5/34
Bunker Brothers, Business Papers
1924-1936
5/35
Bunker Brothers, Sales and Service, Miscellaneous Business Papers
5/36
Discovery Mining Company (Park County), Property Assessment List
1938
5/37
Karst's Amphibole Asbestos Mine, Claim and Deed
1937
5/38
Wesly and Edith Hargrove, Gallatin Gateway Property
1934
5/39
Hoffman Addition (Bozeman), Abstract of Title
1891
5/40
Illinois Law About Corporations
1919; 1923
6/1
Jo Dandy Mine, Blotter
1890-1917
6/2
Jo Dandy Mine, Labor Accounts
1883-1916
6/3
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation (Three Forks), Correspondence
1933
6/4
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Correspondence
1935
6/5
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Correspondence
1936
6/6
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Oil and Gas Mining Leases
April 7, 1933
6/7
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Oil and Gas Mining Leases
April 8, 1933
6/8
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Oil and Gas Mining Leases
April 11-14, 1933
6/9
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Oil and Gas Mining Leases
July 1935
5/10
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases
1931
6/11
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases
1932
6/12
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases
April 1933
6/13
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases
May to July 1933
6/14
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases
1934 to April 1935
6/15
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases
July 1935
6/16
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases
September to December 1935
6/17
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases
1936
6/18
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases
1937
6/19
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Water Rights Lawsuit with City of Bozeman
1936
5/20
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Water Rights Lawsuit with City of Bozeman
1937
6/21
Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Papers Used in Water Rights Lawsuit
1936
6/22
The Montana and Chicago Onyx Company, Correspondence
1926-1927
6/23
The Montana and Chicago Onyx Company, Report on Great Onyx Deposit
6/24
Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Correspondence and Legal Papers
1907; 1916
6/25
Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Correspondence and Legal Papers
1923-1927; 1931
6/26
Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Leases and Bonds
1920-1925
6/27
Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Prospectus of Mine; Mine History
Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Prospectus of Mine, 1908; Mine History, 1916
1908; 1916
6/28
Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Tax Returns
1914-1919
6/29
Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Tax Returns
1920-1925
5/30
Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Tax Returns
1926-1929
6/31
Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Montana Corporation License Tax
1916-1922
6/32
Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Montana Corporation License Tax
1924-1929
7/1
Pilgrim Mine
1885; 1899; 1907
7/2
Pilgrim Mine
1912-1919
7/3
_Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
1899; 1900
7/4
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
1917-1918
7/5
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
January to March 1919
7/6
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
April to June 1919
7/7
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
July to December 1919; 1929
7/8
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
January to July 1936
7/9
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
September 1936
7/10
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
October 1936
7/11
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
November 1936 to August 1937
7/12
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
September 1937
7/13
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
1938; 1942
7/14
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
1968; 1973-1975
7/15
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence
1977-1980
7/16
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Maps, Assay Reports
1889-1892
7/17
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Assay Reports; Inventory
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Assay Reports, 1917, 1938; Inventory
1917; 1938
7/18
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Report
1919
7/19
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Leases and Contracts
1917-1919
7/20
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Leases and Contracts
1921
7/21
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Leases and Contracts
1937
7/22
Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Leases and Contracts
1938
7/23
Discovery Mining Company (Pilgrim Mine) Shareholders Meeting
1974-1978
7/24
Discovery Mining Company (Pilgrim Mine) Shareholders Meeting
1981-1982
7/25
Discovery Mining Company (Pilgrim Mine) Legal Papers
1973
7/26
Pilgrim Lode, Tax Receipts
1920-1925
7/27
Pilgrim Lode, Tax Receipts
1927-1928; 1931-1933; 1940
7/28
Pilgrim Lode, Tax Receipts
1966-1971
7/29
Pilgrim Lode, Tax Receipts
1972-1979
7/30
Southwestern Engineering Corporation
7/31
Verde King Copper Company: Stock; Correspondence regarding search for value
1913-1917

Series 7:  Scrapbook and Scrapbooking Material, 1891-1975Return to Top

Mariam Cooper Bunker kept memorabilia of family records such as the school records and family papers of her children, family records including Daughters of the American Revolution material, and an alumni bulletin from National Park College (Seminary). Also included in Series 7 is the Woodstock Daily Sentinel 80th Anniversary Edition published in 1937 which contains information of the Bunker family. Also are newspaper clippings and memorabilia from the Barnett family.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/1
Eugene F. Bunker, Jr., Eldorado Community Art Center
1954-1956
8/2
Eugene F. Bunker, Jr., Watercolors
8/3
Mariam Cooper Bunker, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Family History
1925
8/4
Mariam Cooper Bunker, School records of children
1929-1942
8/5
Mariam Cooper Bunker, Memorabilia
1891-1938
8/6
Mariam Cooper Bunker, National Park College Bulletin
1951
8/7
Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, addresses
8/8
Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, Calendars
1965; 1975
8/9
Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, notes on Pueblos
8/10
Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, notes
8/11
Edmund S. Barnett, Marjorie King Show transcript
8/12
Bunker-Barnett Family Memorabilia
8/13
Articles
8/14
Mainstreet's Oldest Landmark, Ken Karsmizki
8/15
The Andrew Jackson Hunter Family Mary Hunter Doane, Merrill G. Burlingame
8/16
Barnett Family Newspaper Clippings
1959-1971
8/17
Newspaper Clippings
1907-1996
8/18
Newspaper Clippings
undated
8/19
Gallatin County Tribune clippings
undated
8/20
Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, Section 1
1937
8/21
Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, Section 2
1937
8/22
Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, Section 3
1937
8/23
Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, Section 4
1937
8/24
Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, Section 5
1937
8/25
Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, Section 6
1937
8/26
Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, Section 7
1937
8/27
Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, Section 8
1937
8/28
Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, Section 9
1937

Series 8:  PhotographsReturn to Top

Series 8 contains photographs and a photo album. The album contains pictures when Mariam Cooper Bunker attended National Park Seminary, graduating in 1909. Pictures of the buildings of the school include the Odeon Theater, the Villa, Theta Mission, the Windmill, Chiopi Bungalow, the Gymnasium, the Pagoda, the Main House, Senior House, Pi Beta Nu Castle, Zeta Chalet, and the Chapel. Other pictures include students at National Park Seminary, a track meet held at the school, and pictures of Washington, D.C. Other photographs in Series 8 include pictures of Walter Cooper, Mariam Virginia and Elizabeth Bunker, Eugene and Mariam Bunker, Eugene Bunker, Jr., and Ed Barnett, Jr.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/29
#1: Walter Cooper
#2: Bunker children (Mariam and Elizabeth)
circa 1921
#3: Three unidentified people
#4: Six unidentified women
#5: Unidentified woman
#6: Unidentified man
#7: Baby (Verso reads: Yvonne)
(April 1943)
#8: Unidentified landscape
8/30
#10: Mariam and Eugene Bunker
1945
#11: Eugene Bunker and first grandson, Ed Barnett
1946
#12: Eugene and Marian Bunker and grandson, Ed Barnett, Christmas
1947
#13: Ed Barnett, Jr. and three dogs
1948
#14: Eugene Bunker, Jr.
#15: Eugene Bunker, Jr., making pottery
#16-17: "Bunker Hill" cabin in Bear Canyon
1942
8/31
#18: Eugene Bunker and Eugene Jr.
1928
#19: Eugene Bunker
1940
#20: Eugene Bunker, Jr.
1940
#21: Eugene Bunker, Jr.
1940
#22: Eugene Bunker, Jr. with Shakespeare class
1936
#23: Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, 8th Grade graduation
1936
#24: Eugene Jr., Mariam, and Eugene Bunker at Bear Canyon
#25: Eugene Bunker, Jr. and his horse
#26: Bunker family, 1940 graduation from UC
#27: Eugene Bunker, group photograph
#28: At Yellowstone Lake
#29: Jacqueline Clark, "Ginny" Barnett, Audrey Fennelly, Lou Fennelly, Ed Clark, Ed Barnett
circa 1960
8/32
#30: Unidentified girl
#31: Unidentified woman
#32: Unidentified woman
#33: Audrey
1970
#34: Group of unidentified women
#35: Anne's wedding guests at Sanctuary Cave including Betty Bunker, Cooper, and Tracy Tucson
#36: Jack Vaughn, Peace Corps Director
#37: Three unidentified people skiing
#38: Cooper Siding at the foot of Bunker Hill, Bear Canyon
#39: Unidentified house
8/33
Negative #39; slide
8/34
Photograph Album
Folder
Oversize
Material from Series 3, 5, and 6. Included are blueprints of the Lee Gold Mine and the Pass Creek Mine and Cooper's certificate when he was a member of the House of Representatives for Gallatin County in 1894.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Business enterprises-Montana-Bozeman
  • Businessmen-Montana-Bozeman
  • Dakota Indians-Wars, 1876
  • Frontier and pioneer life-Montana
  • Indians of North America
  • Lawyers-Montana-Bozeman
  • Mining corporations-Montana
  • Nez Percé Indians
  • Pioneers-Montana
  • Practice of law-Montana-Bozeman

Corporate Names

  • Bunker Brothers
  • Havana Mining Company
  • National Park Seminary (Forest Glen, Md.)-Photographs
  • Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company
  • Yellowstone Wagon Road and Prospecting Expedition-(1874)

Family Names

  • Bunker family
  • Cooper family

Geographical Names

  • Bozeman (Mont.)-History
  • Fort Benton (Mont.)
  • Montana-History

Form or Genre Terms

  • Autobiographies-Montana-Bozeman
  • Business records-Montana-Bozeman
  • Diaries-Montana-Bozeman
  • Family papers-Montana-Bozeman

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Bunker, Eugene F., 1888-1956 (creator)
    • Bunker, Mariam Cooper, 1890-1981 (creator)
    • Cooper, Walter, 1843-1924 (creator)