The Sentinel Records, 1911-1914

Overview of the Collection

University of Montana--Missoula
The Sentinel Records
1911-1914 (inclusive)
0.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 607
The collection contains correspondence and financial records from the 1913 edition of The Sentinel, the yearbook of The University of Montana.
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
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 4062432053
Fax: 4062434067
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.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Sentinel was the yearbook for The University of Montana. It was published from 1904 to 1972 and for a few years in the 1980s. Sentinel yearbooks were originally published by the Junior class as a record of the preceding school year. For example, the 1906 Sentinel was actually a record of the 1904/1905 school year. After 1920, the year of the book reflected the end of the year in which it was produced. For the first 69 years of the book’s publication, each university student received one as part of their student fees. After that it was no longer mandatory and sales declined dramatically.

The 1913 Sentinel was produced by the Junior class of 1913. Although the book was called the 1913 Sentinel, it was a record of the 1912 school year. The editor-in-chief of the 1913 Sentinel was John B. Taylor and his Business Manager was Roscoe Wells. The book was begun in 1911 and first printed in May, 1912. The Junior class struggled to pay their debt for the printing of the book into 1914.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains correspondence and financial records from the 1913 edition of The Sentinel, the yearbook of The University of Montana. The correspondence includes incoming and outgoing correspondence from Roscoe Wells, the Business Manager of The Sentinel. The financial matters discussed in the correspondence include contracts with Buckbee-Mears Company, an engraving company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Missoulian Publishing Company. The correspondence also deals with The Sentinel organization’s indebtedness in producing the 1913 yearbook, orders and solicitations for advertisements, and the logistics of shipping the engravings back and forth to Minneapolis

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. The University of Montana may hold the copyright to some portions of the collection

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number],The Sentinel Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Custodial History

The SentinelRecords were found in the Univeristy Publications Collections in the K. Ross Toole Archives at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library.

Acquisition Information

The source and date of acquisition are unknown. The collection was found in the University Publications Collection at the K. Ross Toole Archives.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Ledger 1911-1914
1/2 Financial records 1912
1/3 Correspondence 1911-1914

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College yearbooks--Montana-Missoula

Personal Names

  • Wells, Roscoe--Correspondence

Corporate Names

  • Buckbee-Mears Company
  • Missoulian Publishing Company
  • State University of Montana (Missoula). Class of 1914
  • University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.)--Students--Yearbooks

Titles within the Collection

  • The sentinel (Yearbook)