Lee M. Ford papers, 1878-1977  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ford, Lee M.
Title
Lee M. Ford papers
Dates
1878-1977 (inclusive)
Quantity
13 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number
UPMC 46A (85:1-5); UPMC 46B (85:2-1)
Summary
Lee M. Ford was a businessman in Great Falls, Montana. His papers consist primarily of subject files (1878-1977) of his personal papers, and those of the Ford family, as well as records of the Ford Brothers Corporation. The files are primarily composed of general correspondence including letters concerning the sale of Charles M. Russell paintings. Also included in the collection are financial records (1914-1957), organizational records (1914-1924), and miscellany. (UPMC 46A 85:1-5; UPMC 46B 85:2-1)
Repository
Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives
225 North Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT
59620-1201
Telephone: 406-444-2681
Fax: 406-444-5297
mhslibrary@mt.gov
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Montana Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

item description and date. Collection Title. Collection Number. Box and Folder numbers. Montana Historical Society Research Center, Archives, Helena, Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

by series

Location of Collection

UPMC 46A (85:1-5); UPMC 46B (85:2-1)

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information available upon request

Processing Note

Preliminary sorting


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subject Files Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
/
[NOTE: for additional personal correspondence of Lee and Shirley Ford see Miscellany folder 12]
1 / 1
Aircade (re Helena air show)
1964
1 / 2
Allen, Martha
1941-1965
1 / 3
Allen, Mrs. Samuel
1924-1926
1 / 4
Altman, B. (re lamp and dress)
1959
1 / 5
American Museum of Natural History (New York)
1929-1960
1 / 6
American Pioneer Trails Association
1945-1965
1 / 7
American Taxpayer League
1932-1934
1 / 8
Antelope
1932-1952
1 / 9
Arabian Horses
1961-1965
1 / 10
Aronson, Hugo, Governor
1956-1963
1 / 11
Arrow Peak Farm
1915-1921
1 / 12-13
Arrowheads
1929-1954
1 / 14
Artifacts, etc.
1949-1961
1 / 15
Ashby, Norma and Shirley (Christmas letter)
1964
1 / 16
Ashby, Jack
1965
1 / 17
Augusta News (Mrs. "Lige" Louise M. Hicks)
1942-1975
1 / 18
Babcock, Tim, Governor
1962-1963
1 / 19
Battin, James
1963-1964
1 / 20
Battin, Babcock, Blewett (campaigns)
1964
1 / 21
Battin for Congress
1964
1 / 22
Beatty, Guy
1946-1958
1 / 23
Bell, W.A. (re Ledgerwood land)
1924-1934
1 / 24
Bets (re gambling)
1928-1949
1 / 25
Birch, Fred
1946-1960
1 / 26
Birds
1949-1960
1 / 27
Blankenbaker
1940-1942
1 / 28
Blood clot
1955
1 / 29
Bohemian Grove [re Bohemian club]
1952-1959
1 / 30
Bonner, John W., Governor
1949-1950
1 / 31
B ? (re a Highway Commission controversy)
1950
1 / 32
Books
1938-1969
1 / 33
Brown, Barnum
1929-1960
1 / 34
Brown-Eyed Queen Mining Company
1896, 1927-1959
1 / 35
Browning Hall of Fame
1932-1963
1 / 36
Buck, Ballie (Belknap, Mont.)
1932-1942
1 / 37
Burks, F.M.
1926-1964
1 / 38
Buttrey Broadcast, Inc
1945-1950
1 / 39
Campaigns (include correspondence re Nixon-Lodge, and Nutter campaigns)
1949-1964
1 / 40
Campbell, Alexander
1947
1 / 41
Cartoons
undated
1 / 42
Casals, Pablo (cellist)
1959
1 / 43
Cascade, First State Bank of (re stock)
1931
1 / 44
Cats
1960-1961
1 / 45
Cemetery (L.M.F. notations)
undated
1 / 46
Centennial
1964
1 / 47
Certificates, memberships
1915-1964
1 / 48
Chicago
1940-1963
1 / 49
Chief Joseph
1972-1977
1 / 50-54
Christmas (buffalo, Christmas parties, greetings, turkeys)
1937-1945
2 / 1-2
Clippings
1896-1925 1937-1965
2 / 3
Committees, etc., on which L.M.F. served
1924-1961
2 / 4
Conrad, Fritz (Frederick)
1944-1964
2 / 5
Coolidge, E.M.
1940-1953
2 / 6
Corey, Clark and Clara(?)
1953
2 / 7
Corkscrew, misc. (staff newsletter from Great Falls airfield??)
1940-1942
2 / 8
Couch, Ned, E.G.
1909-1958
2 / 9
Couch, Tom
1927-1963
2 / 10
Crosby, John
1957-1961
2 / 11
Crutcher (Wm. H. Crutcher - Industries)
1910-1951
2 / 12
Currency (misprinted)
1929
2 / 13
Cycads (cycadeoid plant)
1934-1952
2 / 14
Dempsey (re Jack Dempsey-Tommy Gibbons fight)
1923
2 / 15-16
Doctors
1930-1964
2 / 17
Dogs
1942-1962
2 / 18
Dundas, D.J.
1946-1948
2 / 19
Earthquake '06
1964
2 / 20
Eglin Air Force Base, (Florida): Firepower show
1957
2 / 21
Faegre, Mrs. Robert (Shirley)
1940-1964
2 / 22
Fifty year anniversary (Montana Bankers Association Club)
1956-1963
2 / 23
Fitzpatrick mining claim (sold to Hasterlick)
1887-1958
2 / 24
Fletcher, Robert H.
1937-1960
2 / 25
Floweree Groves (includes letter with biographical information re Dan Floweree)
1924-1959
2 / 26
Ford Brothers: "taxes"
1913,1927, 1952
2 / 27
Ford Brothers: "West side lots"
1943-1953
2 / 28
Ford Brothers: "Ford building given to bank"
1923-1924
2 / 29-31
Ford Brothers: "Ford Corporation"
1932-1952
2 / 32
Ford Brothers: "Woehner Guarantee, 1939"
1933-1939
2 / 33
Ford Brothers: "Donovan vs. Great Falls Bank et al"
1936-1937
2 / 34
"Ford Brothers"
1943,1955
2 / 35-38
Ford Brothers: "Ford Building..."
1914-1946
2 / 39-40
Ford Brothers: "Taxes"
1943-1951
2 / 41
Ford Brothers: "Ford Corporation Financial Report"
1949
2 / 42
Ford Brothers: "Ford Corporation 1937 and 1938"
1935-1939
3 / 1-2
Ford Brothers: "Ford Corporation" (includes taxes for 1943-1953)
1935-1959
3 / 3
Ford Brothers: "Misc."
1955-1958
3 / 4-5
Ford Brothers: "Ford Corporation"
1941-1942
3 / 6
Ford Brothers: "Chisholm loan"
1935
3 / 7-9
Ford Brothers: "Ford Corporation"
1930-1932
3 / 10
Ford Brothers: "(Contract for deed, abstracts of title, Ford Brothers audit reports)
1913-1937
3 / 11
Ford Brothers: (Misc.)
1924, 1942
3 / 12
Ford Brothers: "Ford Corporation"
1942
3 / 13
Ford Family: "Tribune" (75th Anniversary Edition) - Article by L.M.F.
1959-1961
3 / 14
Ford Family: "Articles by L.M.F."
1952-1955
3 / 15
Ford Family: "Editorials by L.M.F."
1953-1957
3 / 16
Ford Family: "L.M.F." (inc. obituary clippings)
1965
3 / 17
Ford Family: "Will of L.M.F."
1930-1971
3 / 18
Ford Family: "Mrs. Lee M. Ford"
1932-1963
3 / 19
Ford Family: "Mrs. R.S. Ford Embolism (includes Ford family burial site list, Sun River Cemetery)
1892,1941
3 / 20
Ford Family: "Mrs. S.S. Ford (Bessie)"
1945
3 / 21
Ford Family: Mrs. S.S. Ford ("Mar. 5, 1954 Newhart letter re assg. to Shirley Faegre")
1943-1964
3 / 22
Ford Family: (Misc.)
1928,1941
3 / 23
Ford Family: "Ford, S.S."
1941
3 / 24
Ford Family: "Data of visit to Comptroller of Currency"
1922-1927
3 / 25
Ford Family: "Ford, S.S., Teton Land Sale"
1944
3 / 26
Ford Family: "Ford, S.S., Teton Land Co., Wergeland"
1943
3 / 27-30
Ford Family: "Ford, S.S." (includes memorial, clippings, correspondence of Mrs. Ford)
1906-1964
3 / 31
Ford Family: "Saddles sale of Highwood land, marriage of Rodgers boy - Aunt Gertrude's ward"
1941-1942
4 / 1
Ford Family: "Lee Ford Historical - Ford Corporation"
1956-1957
4 / 2
Ford Family: "Robert Ford"
1888-1901
4 / 3
Ford Family: "Misc. letters L.M. Ford"
1925-1958
4 / 4
Ford Family: "Lee M. Ford Misc."
1923-1958
4 / 5
Ford Family: (Misc.)
1927,1958
4 / 6
Ford Family: "Democratic State Central Committee"
1924
4 / 7-11
Ford Family: "Ford, S.S. (Mrs.)"
1946-1950
4 / 12
Ford Family: "S.S. Ford (Personal), Mollie's birth, Mrs. Phineas Henry's death, Barney Bolch hired at Teton Ranch"
1944
4 / 13
Ford Family: "Ford S.S."
1938
4 / 14
Ford Family: "Ford S.S." (S.S. Ford's last letters)
1945
4 / 15
Ford Family: (Misc.)
1950-1951
4 / 16
Fox, Chas. J.
1949-1958
4 / 17
Gad, A.A.
1960-1961
4 / 18
Gordon, Bob
1962-1964
4 / 19
Gough, Newell
1960-1969
4 / 20
Great Falls Realty (bank statements and check stubs)
1931-1959
4 / 21
Great Northern R.R. Co. & C.M. St. P & P.R. Co. agreements
1938-1952
4 / 22
Gun, double barrel
1956
4 / 23
Heisey (Heisey Company, Wholesale Grocers)
1927-1935
4 / 24
Horses, LMF, personal
1935-1950
4 / 25
Indians
1929-1964
4 / 26
IXL Consolidated Mining Company
1864-1895
4 / 27
Kerman, George
1951-1965
4 / 28
Kumpf, Jack F.
1946-1953
4 / 29
Livestock Pavilion (includes old Montana bank letterheads)
1920, undated
4 / 30
Livestock Pavilion, Montana
1929-1926
4 / 31
Long Investment Co.
1939
4 / 32
Lowry, Goodrich
1955-1964
4 / 33
M (re mining claims, medicine bundles and wheels buffalo traps, fossils and stone artifacts)
1925-1955
4 / 34
Manning Gold Scales (includes correspondence with W.M. and Gertrude Manning re Indian artifacts and antique china)
1932-1947
4 / 35
McClanahan (correspondence to Sue McClanahan from Selia Page and Loudie Phillips)
1878
4 / 36
McLellan, Pauline
1955-1962
4 / 37
Meadow Lark Country Club. (Orig. Receipt of Lee M. Ford)
1919
4 / 38
Meadow Lark Country Club
1947-1962
4 / 39
Meadow Lark Country Club (beginning)
1925-1959
5 / 1
Memberships
1919-1923
5 / 2
Montana Livestock Loan Co.
1934-1936
5 / 3
Montana Magazine
1959
5 / 4
Montana Society of Natural History
1936-1941
5 / 5
Newcomen (The Newcomen Society of England)
1942-1953
5 / 6
Nixon, Richard
1960-1961
5 / 7
Nutter, Donald, Governor
1961-1962
5 / 8
N.W. Banco (re Bancorporation and an affidavit re A.R. Pardue)
1929,1956
5 / 9
North Bench Land Company and Highwood Bank
1927-1938
5 / 10
O'Day, R.S. "Dick" and Gertrude O'Day
1960-1964
5 / 11
Park Commissioner (Great Falls)
1921-1931
5 / 12
Party invitations
1938-1955
5 / 13
Personal oil leases
1924-1929
5 / 14-18
Pigeons
1924-1964
5 / 19
Poetry
undated
5 / 20
Poetry: permission to use
1962-1963
5 / 21
Remodeling (Letters of congratulations on bank)
1948
5 / 22-24
Retirement (L.M.F.)
1945-1963
5 / 25-26
Rifles
1942-1959
5 / 27
Ringland, Mrs. Joe F. "Rebecca"
1939-1963
5 / 28
Rogers Memorial Fund (Will)
1931-1936
5 / 29
Royce, Ralph (Letters)
1944-1963
6 / 1
Russell, C.M.: Estate of
1927
6 / 2
Russell, C.M.: Letters of
undated
6 / 3-6
Russell, C.M.: Miscellaneous
1929-1962
6 / 7
Russell, C.M.: for J.F. Ringland
1955-1957
6 / 8-9
Russell, C.M.: Jerk Line (sale of Russell Painting)
1934-1962
6 / 10
Russell, C.M.: Trigg-Russell Memorial newspaper clippings
1950-1963
6 / 11
Russell, C.M.: Trigg-Russell Gallery, C.M. Russell Paintings
1957-1960
6 / 12
Russell, C.M.: Trigg-Russell Memorial Foundation
1951-1955
6 / 13
St. Paul School Alumni
1930-1955
6 / 14
Salad dressing, G.N. Ry., Chef
1947
6 / 15
Samuel, A.J.
1886-1904
6 / 16
Sheep
1907-1934
6 / 17
Sheep's Head
1915-1965
6 / 18
Simpson, John, Capt. (includes biographical sketch of John C. Ford)
1914-1962
6 / 19
Slogan: "There is no substitute for experience"
1947-1951
7 / 1
State highway (includes correspondence and records of Ford as Highway Commissioner)
1947-1950
7 / 2
Stocks, Northwest Bancorporation, etc.
1931-1955
7 / 3
Stocks: L.M.F. (personal)
1930-1963
7 / 4
Sun River Cemetery (maps-plans, includes check stubs of Great Falls Natl. Realty)
1918,1948- 1949
7 / 5-6
Sun River Cemetery Association
1944-1966
7 / 7-9
Sun River Cemetery
1950-1959
7 / 10
Sun River Sun
1959, UNDATED
7 / 11
Thomas, Myles (Opinions from H/W attorney re Montana Highway Patrol)
1949-1950
7 / 12
Tusler, Montana - Prehistoric deposits
1945
7 / 13
"Uncle" letter
1942
7 / 14
[University of Utah?]
1968
7 / 15-16
W [Wallace, William?]
1924-1930
7 / 17
Wallace, William. Sr., Cle Elum
1929
7 / 18-20
Wallace Investment Company
1924-1930
7 / 21
Western Drilling Company
1929-1930
7 / 22
[Western Petroleum Exploration, personal oil lease?]
1923

Organizational Records Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8 / 1
Choteau Petroleum & Gas: Corporation record
1920-1923
8 / Vol. 1
Ford Brothers: Corporation record
1914-1924

Financial Records Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8 / 2-3
Ford Brothers: Ledgers
1915-1923
8 / Vol. 2
Ford Brothers: Real estate book
1915?
8 / 4
Ford Building: Trial balance (includes balance sheets and operating statements)
1919-1925
8 / 5
Ford Corporation: Checkbook stubs
1943-1957
8 / 6
Great Falls National Realty Company: Bank statements and checks
1926-1949
9 / 1
Great Falls National Realty Company: Stock certificate book
1918-1937
9 / 2
Great Falls National Realty Company: Tax returns
1918-1940
9 / 3
Unidentified ledger
1914-1915
9 / 4
"Stagecoach Mary", original story and screenplay (re Mary Fields)
undated

Miscellany Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9 / 5
(Misc. including legal papers for Brown-Eyed Queen Mining Company)
1910-1959
9 / 6
(Abstracts of title)
1897-1930
9 / 7
(Photocopy of Affidavit re post mortem of Jesse James)
undated
9 / 8
Soo Line Railroad: Safety rules
1951
9 / 9
Montana Stockgrowers Association: (Typescript of minutes of organizing meeting in 1880; biographical reminiscence re early "Social Activities", and other historical writings)
undated
9 / 10
Miscellaneous
undated
9 / 11
Misc. data re Ford Corporation, Great Falls National Realty Company, and Great Falls National Bank
undated
9 / 12
"Personal Letters" (General correspondence of Lee Ford including letters with Shirley Ford)
1929-1949
9 / 13
Misc. certificates and legal documents, most are re Erich Intze of Great Falls. All documents are in German.
1899-1912

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Businessmen--Montana--Great Falls.

Personal Names

  • Russell, Charles M. (Charles Marion), 1864-1926.

Geographical Names

  • Great Falls (Mont.)--Commerce.