- Redinger, Matthew
- Matthew Redinger papers
- 1933, 1986-1988 (inclusive)19331988
- 1.0 linear foot
- Collection Number
- Mss 165 (collection)
- Matthew Redinger was a University of Montana graduate student. The collection contains Redinger's research for his master's thesis The Civilian Conservation Corps as a tool of the National Park Service: The Development of Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, 1933-1942.
- 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
- 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.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Matthew Alan Redinger graduated from the University of Montana with a master's degree in history in 1988. His master's thesis was entitled The Civilian Conservation Corps as a tool of the National Park Service: The Development of Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, 1933-1942. Redinger studied under H. Duane Hampton in the history department. Upon graduation Redinger moved to Seattle to continue his studies at the University of Washington. He completed his Ph.D. in 1993.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection contains Redinger's research for his master's thesis The Civilian Conservation Corps as a tool of the National Park Service: The Development of Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, 1933-1942. Correspondence with former Civilian Conservation Corps members, Civilian Conservation Corps reports, photographs, statistical information on the camps, articles, and an oral history make up the bulk of the collection.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.
[Name of document], Matthew Redinger Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The collection is divided into four series:
Series I: General Correspondence, 9 folders, 1986-1988
Series II: Research Materials, 13 folders, 1933-1987
Series III: Writings, 2 folders, 1933, 1987
The collection was in Redinger's possession until donation to the archives.
Gift of Matthew Redinger, 1988 and 1992.
The actions of the original processors are unknown. In 1998 all materials from two separate donations were combined into one collection, organized into series, and extensively re-described.
One audiocassette was transferred to the K. Ross Toole Archives Oral History collection during original processing and is designated as OH 272-001.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I: General Correspondence , 1986-1988Return to Top
This series consists mainly of correspondence that Redinger conducted with former Civilian Conservation Corps members from Glacier and Yellowstone parks. Redinger also corresponded with Glacier park historian Bill Sharp. In the correspondence, the members of the Civilian Conservation Corps wrote of their experiences within the parks.
Series II: Research Materials , 1933-1987, undatedReturn to Top
The series consists of the materials that Redinger used in his research of the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Glacier and Yellowstone parks as well as general Civilian Conservation Corps information. The materials used were maps, statistical information, journal articles, an enrollees Civilian Conservation Corps handbook, records, reports, photos, and clippings. The information that Redinger collected is all facsimiles. There are no original manuscripts. The photographs are also copied.
Civilian Conservation Corps Handbook
Inventory of Records
Civilian Conservation Corps Reports
|1938-1939, 1944, undated|
Classified Structure Field Inventory Reports
General Research Materials
General Research Materials
General Research Notes
Copies of Photographs
Series III: Writings , 1933, 1987Return to Top
The series contains an excerpt of a diary written in 1933 by Joseph Mauceri. The other writing is a paper that Redinger wrote for a graduate course at the University of Montana entitled Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Tree Army in the "Land of Shining Mountains." The paper was a precursor to his master's thesis.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Tree Army in the "Land of the Shining Mountains," Matthew Redinger
Joseph Mauceri diary
Typescript of Mauceri's diary from his CCC experience at Glacier National Park from June-October, 1933.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- New Deal, 1933-1939--Montana
- Public works--Montana
- Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Montana--Glacier National Park
- Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Yellowstone National Park
- United States. National Park Service
- University of Montana--Missoula--Graduate students
- Glacier National Park (Mont.)
- Yellowstone National Park
- Graduate students--Montana--Missoula