Q K Club records, 1921-2016

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Quest for Knowledge Club (Bozeman, Mont.)
Title
Q K Club records
Dates
1921-2016 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.3 linear feet, (17 boxes)
Collection Number
1026, Collection 1026, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Quest for Knowledge Club is an organization in Bozeman, Montana which provides a forum "for the purpose of fostering specialized, intellectual discussion and thought." The club records consist of the club's bylaws, meeting minutes, membership records, yearly bulletins and the papers and criticisms presented at their meetings. The topics of the papers include history, theology, medicine, and politics.
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: 4069944242
Fax: 4069942851
Languages
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Quest for Knowledge Club is an organization in Bozeman, Montana which provides a forum "for the purpose of fostering specialized, intellectual discussion and thought." The Q K Club was established in 1921 by Dr. Alfred Atkinson, Rev. R.P. Smith, M.L. Wilson and others. The club's bylaws have kept membership capped at around 25 selected professionals from the Gallatin area. The club has provided a forum where Montana State University professors and local businessmen and professionals could gather to discuss the issues of the day, aspects of an individual's professional expertise, philosophy, theology, and other intellectual pursuits. The club has met between 6 and 8 times a year since the 1921. The club's year begins in the fall, during October, and it ends in the spring generally around March or April. At each meeting a research paper is delivered by a club member followed by criticisms of the paper prepared by selected members.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The QK Club papers consist of the club's bylaws, meeting minutes, membership records, yearly bulletins and the papers and criticisms presented at their meetings.

The Bylaws series contains a copy of the original bylaws drafted in 1921. Any changes in the bylaws can be found in the Minutes. The series of membership records gives a listing of which Bozeman professionals became members of the club and how often they attended meetings. It also gives an accounting of the club's finances. The collection of printed materials contains the club's program bulletins and club newsclippings. The program bulletins are complete and give a listing of how often the club met during the year and of what papers were to be delivered by selected members. The final series of papers contains many of the papers delivered at the meetings as well as the criticisms which followed. The topics of the papers include history, theology, medicine, and politics. While the collection of QK Club papers is extensive, it is not quite complete.

Within the Presentation and responses series, a response is missing from the "A Selection of Confections on Corrections" presentation. The missing response was authored by Jim Dolan. A copy of this response can be found on the CD-R entitled QK Presentations 2012-2013.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright for the intellectual content of any individual research paper remains with the creator.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Series 1: Bylaws,

Series 2: Minutes

Series 3: Membership Records

Series 4: Printed Materials

Series 5: Meeting Papers

Series 6: Minutes, Membership Records, Printed Materials Series 7: Presentations and Responses

Acquisition Information

Minutes, records, research papers and meeting brochures documenting the activities of the Quest for Knowledge Club (Q K Club) of Bozeman, Montana were donated to Special Collections by a vote of the club's membership on March 10, 1996. Prior to that time various papers were deposited by Merrill Burlingame and other members of the Q K Club. In 2008, 2011, and 2021, additional papers were donated to the collection by club members and integrated.

Processing Note

This collection was originally processed 2011 June 9. In 2023, an addition was integrated into the collection.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1:  Bylaws, 1921Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Bylaws establishing the QK Club and its procedures. Written in 1921, the bylaws have been amended over time, but changes were recorded in the club's meeting minutes.

2:  Minutes, 1921-1997Return to Top

Minutes from the proceedings of the QK Club's meetings. Information includes outlines of discussion of session papers, amendments to the club's bylaws, and other routine business brought before the membership.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 2
January 18, 1921-May 20, 1930
1 3
October 21, 1930-May 21, 1940
1 4
October 15, 1940-March 21, 1950
1 5
October 17, 1950-March 15, 1960
1 6
October 18, 1960-March 17, 1970
1 7
October 20, 1970-April 15, 1980
1 8
October 21, 1980-April 17, 1990
1 9
October 16, 1990-May 20, 1997

3:  Membership Records, 1924-1988Return to Top

Membership Records provides a listing of individual members, their attendance, as well as their club dues and the finances of the QK Club in general. Folder 13 contains historical compilations of members and papers presented to the club that were likely compiled by persons other than club members.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 10
1924-1950
1 11
1951-1972
1 12
1975-1988
1 13
QK History
1 14
Miscellany

4:  Printed Materials, 1921-1997Return to Top

Printed Materials primarily contains the yearly bulletins published by the QK Club to announce who and when members would be delivering their research papers. The bulletins are comprehensive. News clippings refers to articles retained by the club.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 15
1921-1950
1 16
1950-1975
1 17
1975-1997
1 18
News clippings

5:  Meeting Papers, 1921-2016Return to Top

Meeting Papers contains the research papers and criticisms delivered at the QK Club meetings. They are varied in topics, ranging from land management in Montana to Islamic theology. George Y. Patten, in 1949, and Al Stiff, in 1986, both wrote histories of the QK Club. The histories are found in Box 4, file 8 and Box 9, file 8. Not all of the papers presented to the club have survived and not all of the papers found in this series have accompanying critiques. Where available, critiques have been placed in the same folder with the appropriate paper. The papers have been chronologically arranged.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
1921-1922
Hartman, Walter S. Natural Taxation
September 27, 1921
Patten, George Y. International Law: Its Origin and Development
February 16, 1922
2 2
1923
Cooley, Robert A. The Physical Basis of Life
October 16, 1923
2 3
1924-1925
Wilson, Fred F. Architecture, a Neglected Art
November 18, 1924
Patten, George Y. Trial By Jury
April 21, 1925
2 4
1926
Smith, Robert P. Optimism
January 19, 1926
Wilson, Fred F. The Home of Tomorrow
December 21, 1926
2 5
1928
Patten, George Y. The Federal Constitution
May 15, 1928
Fabrick, John P. Immigration
December 18, 1928
2 6
1930-1931
Patten, George Y. Foreign Entanglements
November 18, 1930
Brown, R.E. Farm Problems and Other Things
February 17, 1931
2 7
1930-1931
Patten, George Y. Foreign Entanglements
November 18, 1930
Brown, R.E. Farm Problems and Other Things
February 17, 1931
Woodard, John A. The Extra Curricular Program of the American High School
March 17, 1931
Hartman, Walter S. Pilate Saith Unto Him: What Is Truth? (John 38:18)
May 19, 1931
2 8
1931-1932
Smith, Robert P. Coming of Age or Freedom of the Will and Human Responsibility
April 18, 1932
2 9
1932-1933
Davidson, Wells S. The Gilded Age and After
October 18, 1932
Johnson, Arthur J.M. Disintegrating Atoms
December 20, 1932
2 10
October 1933-February 1934
Wilson, Fred F. Pertinent Observations
October 17, 1933
Renne, Roland R. Some Desirable Adjustments in County School Finance
November 21, 1933
Linfield, Frederick B. Socializing the Productive Forces of the Country
December 19, 1933
Plew, William R. Taboos
February 20, 1934
2 11
April-May 1934
Strand, Augustus L. The Concept of Organic Evolution
January 16, 1934
Hartman, Walter S. What Is Written in the Law: How Readest Thou? (Luke 10:26)
April 17, 1934
Patten, George Y. Montana Politics and Political Leaders of the Past
May 15, 1934
2 12
1934-1935
Knudsen, Ralph E. The Ethical Application of Religion
November 27, 1934
Fabrick, J. P. A Little Trip to Holland: Real Estate Titles-Foreign Holding Companyh's Domicile in Enemy Hands
February 19, 1935
Kenyon, Carlisle S. What is Progress?
March 19, 1935
Willaims, Daniel S. New Challenges in Education
April 16, 1935
Atkinson, Alfred America - Self Sufficient
May 21, 1935
2 13
October-December 1935
Lewis, William F. Religion, Reality and the New Psychology
October 15, 1935
Davidson, Wells S. Interpretations
November 19, 1935
Hamilton, James M. Democracy in Theory and Practice According to Thomas Jefferson
December 17, 1935
2 14
January-May 1936
Aitken, Walter Propaganda
January 21, 1936
Pollock, Peter Hewison The New Realism in Religion
April 21, 1936
Johnson, Arthur J.M. Space, Time, and Relativity
May 19, 1936
2 15
October 1936-February 1937
Hoffmann, John W. Our Interests in Asia
October 20, 1936
Parkin, E.J. Duties of Citizenship
November 17, 1936
Cobleigh, W. M. Montana State College--Progress in the Years 1894-1936
December 15, 1936
Hartman, Walter S. The Sabbath Was Made for Man and Not Man for the Sabbath (Mark 2:27)
February 16, 1937
2 16
March-May 1937
Patten, George Y. The Supreme Court
March 16, 1937
Plew, William R. Solomon and His Temple
April 20, 1937
Smith, Charles S. Professional Economics Including Doctors, Dentists, and Lawyers
May 18, 1937
3 1
December 1937-January 1938
Fabrick, John P. Impressions of Mexico
December 21, 1937
Linfield, Frederick B. Building an Agricultural Experiment Station
January 18, 1938
3 2
January-March 1938
Williams, Daniel S. The Problems of Society with the Exceptional Child
February 15, 1938
Slagsvold, Peter L. America's Coming of Age
March 15, 1938
3 3
October 1938-January 1939
Johnson, Arthur J.M. The Scientist and Society
October 18, 1938
Hamilton, James M. Looking Backward in Montana
December 20, 1938
Paugh, John C. Farm Cooperatives
January 17, 1939
3 4
February-April 1939
Dye, Edward R. Behind the Scenes in Yellowstone
February 21, 1939
Waldorf, Samuel D. Highway Transportation
April 12, 1939
3 5
October-December 1939
Plew, William R. The Portuguese
December 19, 1939
Cobleigh, William M. You Are Wrong About That!
October 17, 1939
3 6
January-March 1940
Patten, George Y. Accidents and Damages
January 16, 1940
Mills, Harlow B. The Ascent of Man
February 20, 1940
Norton, John E. Agriculture, Labor, and Industry
April 16, 1940
3 7
October 1940
Patten, George Y. Progress of the Montana Bar
(date unknown)
1940
Wilson, Fred F. Bozeman
October 15, 1940
3 8
November 1940
Linfield, Frederick B. New Irrigation Projects: Farmer Problems in Their Development
November 26, 1940
3 9
January-March 1942
Williams, Daniel S. The American Presidency
January 21, 1941
Stotesbury, James M. Taxation - Revenue or Reform?
March 18, 1941
3 10
December 1941-March 1942
Paugh, John C. Gallatin Valley
December 16, 1941
Waldorf, Samuel D. Sharing and Distribution of Highway-User Taxes
(2 copies)
March 17, 1942
3 11
March 1942
Renne, Roland R. Essentials for World Peace
March 31, 1942
3 12
January-March 1943
Hartman, Brooke The Farm Surplus Products Problem
January 19, 1943
Plew, William R. Yoga
February 16, 1943
Kenyon, Carlisle S. Social Security
March 16, 1943
3 13
November 1943-March 1944
Schilling, Eugene W. After the War - What?
(Roland Renne's copy with pencilled margin)
November 16, 1943
Monson, Olaf W. The Relation of Irrigation to Agriculture in Montana
January 18, 1944
Patten, George Y. Marriage and Divorce
February 15, 1944
Norton, John E. Lost Acres
February 29, 1944
Parker, John R. Is the Cost of Insect Control a Justifiable Expenditure of Public Funds?
March 21, 1944
3 14
December 1944-January 1945
Pollock, P. Hewison The Validity of Revelation
November 21, 1944
Tootell, Robert B. The Place of Agriculture in Our Post-War American Economy
December 19, 1944
Haynes, Jack E. Hydrothermal Deposition in Yellowstone National Park
January 16, 1945
Williams, Daniel S. Some Unfinished Business for American Democracy
January 30, 1945
3 15
February-March 1945
Fabrick, John P. Government, Agriculture and Politics
February 20, 1945
Willson, Fred F. As Viewed Thru a Crystal Ball
March 20, 1945
4 1
October 1945-January 1946
Lyman, John W. Some Aspects of Juvenile Delinquency
October 16, 1945
Renne, Roland R. Half Slave, Half Free
December 18, 1945
Paugh, John C. The Missouri Valley Authority
January 15, 1946
4 2
January-March 1946
Mills, Harlow B. Conflagration and Civilization
(includes handwritten note by HBM)
January 29, 1946
Cobleigh, William M. Stream Pollution Abatement and the Public Water Supplies of Montana
February 19, 1946
Rogers, Edmund B. Land Management Policy in the National Parks
March 19, 1946
4 3
October 1946-January 1947
Johnson, Arthur J.M. Nuclear Energy and the Problem of World Peace
October 15, 1946
Hollands, Harold F. Our Washington
December 17, 1946
Waldorf, Samuel D. Russia
January 14, 1947
4 4
January-March 1947
Skinner, James D. Nostradamus Et At
January 28, 1947
Patten, George Y. Water Rights
February 18, 1947
Monson, Olaf W. Some Effects of Mechanization in Agriculture
March 18, 1947
4 5
October 1947-January 1948
Cotner, Frank B. The Evolution and Customs of the Japanese
October 21, 1947
Hartman, Brooke Our National Debt
November 18, 1947
Norton, John E. Crisis in Wool
December 16, 1947
Fabrick, John P. Taxes
January 20, 1948
4 6
October 1948-January 1949
Tootell, Robert B. Progress Report and Appraisal of Missouri Basin Development
October 19, 1948
Renne, Roland R. The High Cost of Living and Other Inferior Courts
December 21, 1948
Lessley, William W. What Price Justice in Our Justice and Other Inferior Courts
January 18, 1949
4 7
February-March 1949
Willson, Fred F. Mainspring, the Grassroots Story of Human Progress
February 15, 1949
Kenyon, Carlisle S. What Causes Wars
March 15, 1949
4 8
October 1949-January 1950
Patten, George Y. The QK Club
[history]
October 18, 1949
Schilling, Eugene W. The Bear Went Over the Mountain
October 18, 1949
Shively, John D. The Conservation of Our Human Resources
November 15, 1949
Waldorf, Samuel D. Alaska
December 20, 1949
Paugh, John C. Problems of Irrigation in the Gallatin Valley
January 17, 1950
4 9
February-March 1950
Johnson, Arthur J.M. Earthquakes
February 21, 1950
Adams, Marvin Philosophical Meanderings
(2 copies)
March 31, 1950
4 10
October-November 1950
Cotner, Frank B. Peace or Pestilence
October 17, 1950
Patten, George Y. The Custer Battle
(Note: 3 versions of paper)
November 21, 1950
4 11
December 1950-March 1951
Eneboe, Paul L. Marriage and Divorce
December 19, 1950
Monson, Olaf W. The Land of Our Inheritance
February 20, 1951
Fabrick, John P. World Peace
March 20, 1951
4 12
November-December 1951
Kelso, Maurice M. National Land Policy and the Development of Agriculture in Western States
November 20, 1951
Anderson, Homer E. Conservation Education Is Your Business
December 18, 1951
4 13
January-March 1952
Jones, Jefferson Some Crime Notes from an Editor's Memory Book
(2 copies)
January 15, 1952
Preston, James F. History of Department Store Retailing
March 19, 1952
4 14
November 1952-January 1953
Norton, John E. Disease Threats to Montana's Livestock Industry
November 18, 1952
Herbert, Hugh Divine Unemployment
December 16, 1952
Kenyon, Carlisle S. Montana Indian Affairs
(Note: two versions of page 8)
January 20, 1953
4 15
February-March 1953
Parker, John R. Grasshoppers
February 17, 1953
Lessley, William W. Jawbones and Sawbones
March 17, 1953
5 1
October 1953-January 1954
Johnson, Arthur J. M. Radiocarbon Dating
October 20, 1953
McCleave, Paul B. Witch Hunting
November 17, 1953
Shively, John D. Federal Aid to Education
January 19, 1954
5 2
February-March 1954
Willson, Fred F. The Parade Passes
February 16, 1954
Spain, Clarkson Growth and Effects of Federal Farm Legislation
March 16, 1954
5 3
October-December 1954
Cotner, Frank B. The New Evolution
October 19, 1954
Monson, Olaf W. Snow on the Mountain
November 16, 1954
Renne, Roland R. Foreign Aid as a Means to World Peace
December 14, 1954
5 4
January-March 1955
Anderson, Homer E. The Teenagers of 1954
January 18, 1955
Waldorf, Samuel D. Prospect
February 15, 1955
Eneboe, Paul L. Narcotics and Sedatives
March 15, 1955
5 5
October-December 1955
Hartman, Brooke The Federal Reserve System
October 18, 1955
Allen, William A. Manpower for Mobilization
November 15, 1955
Jones, Jefferson The Murder of John Bozeman???
December 13, 1955
5 6
January-March 1956
Westlake, Gordon Some Aspects of Pain and Its Control
January 17, 1956
Niven, Francis L. The Antiquity of Man and Local Archaelogical [sic] Sites
February 21, 1956
Kelso, Maurice M. Think!
March 20, 1956
5 7
October-December 1956
Paugh, John C. Some Observations of Jordan
October 16, 1956
Norton, John E. Gallatin County's Reclassification and Revaluation Program
November 20, 1956
Kenyon, Carlisle S. Savings and Loan Associations
December 18, 1956
5 8
January-March 1957
Haynes, Jack E. The Expensive Figure Twelve in Business
January 15, 1957
Urquhart, James C. Teddy's Tag Ends
February 19, 1957
Herbert, Hugh The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Originality of Jesus
March 19, 1957
5 9
October-December 1957
Monson, Olaf W. The United States Bureau of Reclamation and Irrigation Development in Montana
October 15, 1957
Schilling, Eugene W. Operation Hanford
November 19, 1957
Lessley, W. W. In the Long Run We Are All Dead
December 17, 1957
5 10
January-March 1958
McCleave, Paul B. Water - Forests - Dam - The Gallatin
January 21, 1958
Renne, Roland R. The Improvement of Our State Administration
February 18, 1958
Johnson, Arthur J.M. Precious Metal
March 25, 1958
5 11
October-December 1958
Thompson, Wayne E. Some Aspects on the Picture of Dentistry
October 21, 1958
Johnson, Leon H. Education for an American Democracy
November 18, 1958
Melvin, John Mason Finger Geography
December 16, 1958
5 12
January-March 1959
Lutz, Joseph H. The American High School Has Come of Age
January 20, 1959
Vadheim, Albert L. A-Bomb and Its Application to Medicine
February 17, 1959
Wirak, Owen S. Something for Nothing
March 17, 1959
5 13
October-December 1959
Cotner, Frank B. Mushrooms
October 20, 1959
Monson, Olaf W. Why Keep Them Down on the Farm
November 17, 1959
Hartman, Brooke Land
December 15, 1959
5 14
January-March 1960
Wylie, Paul R. Education of the Gifted Child
January 19, 1960
Niven, Francis L. Archeological Progress in Montana
February 16, 1960
Allen, William A. Small Business and Its Problems
March 15, 1960
6 1
October-December 1960
Kenyon, Carlisle S. Forest Conservation
October 18, 1960
Holker, T. Booth Birds Fly
November 15, 1960
6 2
February-March 1961
Haynes, Jack E. Yellowstone News
February 21, 1961
Norton, John E. Agricultural Mythology
(includes two graphs)
March 21, 1961
6 3
October-December 1961
Schilling, Eugene W. What Next?
October 17, 1961
Johnson, Arthur J.M. Radioactive Fallout
November 17, 1961
Patten, Marc T. Freedom From the Press
December 19, 1961
6 4
January-March 1962
Renne, Roland R. Births and Taxes
January 16, 1962
Lessley, William W. The Gentle Art of Cross Examination
February 20, 1962
Burlingame, Merrill G. The Worth of a Land-Grant College
March 20, 1962
6 5
October-December 1962
Johnson, Leon H. Proteins--What Art They?
October 16, 1962
Melvin, J. Mason Crime Pays
November 20, 1962
Wetherell, Robert C. Appraisal of Real Estate
December 18, 1962
6 6
January-March 1963
Spain, Clark L. Government and Agriculture
January 15, 1963
Thompson, Wayne E. Hypnosis in Dentistry
February 19, 1963
Onstad, Lyle J. The Layman and Theology
March 19, 1963
6 7
October-December 1963
Christian, Lynn T. Children, a Growing Business
October 15, 1963
Smith, Louis D.S. Cigarettes, Smoked Meat, Cancer and Sudden Death
November 19, 1963
Wylie, Paul R. Ranching Is Fun?
December 17, 1963
6 8
January-March 1964
Allen, William A. The Air Reservist
January 21, 1964
Hartman, Brooke Our Dual Banking System
February 18, 1964
Vadheim, Albert L. Alcoholism: What Is It?
March 17, 1964
6 9
October-December 1964
Kenyon, Carlisle S. How Old Is Old?
October 20, 1964
Norton, John E. Betzes
November 17, 1964
Niven, Francis L. Lamb and Wool Imports: How Important Are They?
December 15, 1964
6 10
January-March 1965
Schilling, Eugene W. A Look at the Educational System in Venezuela
January 19, 1965
Patten, Marc T. Choosing a Career, Gamble or Science
February 16, 1965
Dogterom, Cornelius A. The Role of Chemicals in Agriculture
March 16, 1965
6 11
October 1965-January 1966
Johnson, Arthur J.M. The Seismograph Stations at Montana State University
October 19, 1965
Burlingame, Merrill G. How Clear Is the Title to Your Property
November 16, 1965
Lessley, William W. God Save the United States and This Honorable Court
December 21, 1965
Melvin, J. Mason Civil - or Criminal - Disobedience?
January 18, 1966
6 12
February-March 1966
Wetherell, Robert C. Thrift and the Savings and Loan Business
February 15, 1966
Bennett, Byron J. Electronic Computers: Boon or Burden?
March 15, 1966
6 13
October 1966-February 1967
Onstad, Lyle J. The Church in the Modern World
October 18, 1966
Bradley, Charles C. Recreation: Montana's Local Pushmi-Pullyu
December 20, 1966
Bolinger, Harry A. Legal Aid and Legal Oddities
January 17, 1966
Holter, Robert M. Firearms Control
February 21, 1967
6 14
October-December 1967
Chauner, Edward M. Is There a Difference Between the Business of Providing Knowledge and the Business of Business
October 17, 1967
Thompson, Wayne E. Fluoride or Cavities
November 21, 1967
Merrick, William A. Commercialism vs. the Code
December 19, 1967
6 15
January-March 1968
Fryslie, Harold A. Montana Cities - Their Future
January 16, 1968
Kurtichanov, Titus Morality: the Old, the New, and Otherwise
February 20, 1968
Secor, Walter A. A Case for a County Manager
March 19, 1968
7 1
October-December 1968
Christian, Lynn T. A Layman's Look at Space
[added on September 30, 2010]
October 15, 1968
Parker, John P. Student Malaise
November 19, 1968
Lessley, William W. Law and Order--Have You Heard?
December 17, 1968
7 2
January-March 1969
Niven, Francis L. The March of the Montana Column
(book review)
January 21, 1969
Negus, Milton K. What Motivates and Influences a Student Toward Academic Success
February 18, 1969
Burlingame, Merrill G. The Montana Extension Service
March 18, 1969
7 3
November-December 1969
Melvin, J. Mason Rehabilitation--Humbug!!
November 25, 1969
Wetherell, Robert C. Will Business Survive?
December 16, 1969
7 4
January-March 1970
Bolinger, Harry A. The World We Live In
January 20, 1970
Onstad, Lyle J. Funerals
February 17, 1970
Lessley, William W. Myths and Realities of Drugs
March 17, 1970
7 5
October-December 1970
Thompson, Wayne E. Historical Insights in Dentistry
Ocotber 20, 1970
Taylor, James C. The Middle East Situation--A Perspective
November 17, 1970
Davidson, Paul B. Pictures in Paper
December 15, 1970
7 6
January-March 1971
Bradley, Charles C. New Era
January 19, 1971
An Opinionaire on the Environmental Crisis
January 19, 1971
Bennett, Byron J. The World About Us
February 16, 1971
Secor, Walter A. Teenagers and Drugs
March 16, 1971
7 7
October 1971-January 1972
Ellis, Bruce B. Montana's Economy: Present and Future
October 19, 1971
Stiff, Alfred M. Personal Economies in a Changing World
November 16, 1971
Burlingame, Merrill G. A Question of Leadership in Montana
January 18, 1972
7 8
February-April 1972
Negus, Milton K. The New Power of Youth: How Did They Get It?
February 15, 1972
Johnstone, William A. Changing Patterns of University Governance
March 21, 1972
Lensink, Everett R. Whither Medical Care
April 18, 1972
7 9
October 1972-January 1973
Merrick, William A. You'll Never Get Me Up in One of Them Things
October 17, 1972
Niven, Francis L. The Gilded Age and After
November 22, 1972
Fryslie, Harold A. What Course Now?
January 16, 1973
7 10
February-April 1973
Christian, Lynn T. Arms Merchants
February 20, 1973
Parker, John P. The Decline of the Protestant Work Ethic
March 20, 1973
Chauner, Edward M. Fifty-one Years - Then What?
[QK Club History]
April 17, 1973
7 11
October 1973-January 1974
Melvin, J. Mason Constitutional Convention Sidelights
October 16, 1973
Secor, Walter A. The Murder of John Bozeman
(A Repeat 18 Years Later)
November 20, 1973
Onstad, Lyle J. So You Want to Get Married
January 15, 1974
7 12
February-April 1974
Lessley, William W. More Power to Your Words
February 19, 1974
Renne, Roland R. The Cross of Gold - Implications for the U.S.
March 19, 1974
Berg, Oswald, Jr. Outer Space
April 16, 1974
7 13
October 1974-January 1975
Thompson, Wayne E. Is There an HMO is Your Future?
October 15, 1974
Davidson, Paul B. Variations on a Theme by Cobleigh
November 19, 1974
Negus, Milton K. Women - On a Pedestal or In a Cage
January 21, 1975
7 14
February-April 1975
Bradley, Charles C. American Farmer: the Quiet Brinksman
February 18, 1975
Bennett, Byron J. Where Are Our Heroes?
March 18, 1975
Ellis, Bruce B. The Creation of Value
April 15, 1975
8 1
October-November 1975
Parker, John P. The Military in American Society
October 21, 1975
Burlingame, Merrill G. The "Un-Natural" History of Bozeman
November 18, 1975
8 2
January-April 1976
Lensink, Everett R. "Them Damn Lawyers"
January 20, 1976
Stiff, Alfred M. Lincoln - Hero or Untimely Death
February 17, 1976
Johnstone, William A. The Consumer and Health Services
March 16, 1976
Banks, James E. Fitness After 40: Do I Have to Run?
April 20, 1976
8 3
October 1976-January 1977
Clark, Donald L. 2, 4, 6, 8 - Why Not Proliferate?
October 19, 1976
Christian, Lynn T. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
November 16, 1976
Merrick, William A. Yellowstone Under Cruising Sail
January 18, 1977
8 4
February-April 1977
Langohr, Don M., Jr. Montana Coal and Manifest Destiny
February 15, 1977
Harrington, Frank R. Consumerism - Which Way?
March 22, 1977
Berg, Ben E. How Now Home Rule
April 19, 1977
8 5
October-December 1977
Renne, Roland R. The Conquest of Hunger
October 18, 1977
Parker, John P. Who Gets the River?
November 15, 1977
Lessley, William W. Memories from the Scrapbook of a Trial Judge
December 1977
8 6
February-April 1978
Thompson, Wayne E. Pyramid Power
February 21, 1978
Berg, Oswald, Jr. The Thirtieth Century Today
March 21, 1978
Secor, Walter A. Ah, Wilderness
April 18, 1978
8 7
October-November 1978
Bennett, Byron J. Delegation of Authority
(includes notes on back)
October 17, 1978
Johnstone, William A. Energy for the Tomorrows
November 21, 1978
8 8
January-April 1979
Negus, Milton K. The School Superintendent - Why Isn't He More Like a Business Executive
January 16, 1979
Davidson, Paul B. By Vote of the People
February 20, 1979
Nixon, Neal B. We Don't Have an Animal Problem...We Have a People Problem
March 20, 1979
Clark, Clyde O. The Middle East in Perspective
April 17, 1979
8 9
October-November 1979
Clark, Donald L. The Eclipse of the Superpower
October 16, 1979
Jennings, Jack A. UFOs: Is Someone Out There Watching?
November 20, 1979
8 10
January-April 1980
Lensink, Everett R. That Big, Big Hole
January 15, 1980
McConnen, Richard J. China: a Provisional Inquiry
February 19, 1980
Rixe, Lloyd C. Commuter Airlines and Smalltown USA: Crisis and Opportunity
March 18, 1980
Dogterom, Cornelius A. Transportation Mess
April 15, 1980
8 11
October 1980-January 1981
Harrington, Frank R. From a Town, to a City - Fast!!
October 21, 1980
Merrick, William A. Take Time to Smell the Flowers
January 18, 1980
Langohr, Don M., Jr. Inflation Is Government Policy
January 20, 1981
8 12
February-April 1981
Berg, Ben E. A Drink Lawyers Savor
February 17, 1981
Christian, Lynn T. Too Old To Be Drafted?
March 17, 1981
Lessley, William W. OK--Then--You Be The Judge
Aparil 21, 1981
8 13
October 1981-January 1982
Bennett, Byron J. Quest for Answers
October 20, 1981
Parker, John P. The Meaning of Meaning--If Any!
November 17, 1981
Ferron, Donald R. Reality...Or Realities
January 19, 1982
8 14
February-April 1982
Davidson, Paul B. So You Think It's New
February 16, 1982
Stiff, Alfred M. Good Ole Days
March 16, 1982
Nixon, Neal B. The Meaning of Life: Left Brain - Right Brain
April 20, 1982
9 1
October 1982-January 1983
Clark, Donald L. The Sovus Solution
October 19, 1982
Burlingame, Merrill G. What Can Montana Contribute?
November 16, 1982
Langohr, Don M., Jr. Computers in a Brave New World
January 18, 1983
9 2
February-April 1983
McConnen, Richard J. Islam and Modernization
February 15, 1983
Christian, Lynn T. National Park Service
March 15, 1983
Clark, Clyde O. Business Cycles and Depressions - 1980's
April 19, 1983
9 3
October 1983-January 1984
Wagner, Glover Death and the American Experiment
October 18, 1983
Johnstone, William A. From Theory A to Theory Z With a Few in Between
November 15, 1983
Mathis, Robert C. The Air War in Europe, 1939-1945
January 17, 1984
9 4
February-April 1984
Banks, James E. Is It Still More Blessed to Give Than to Receive?
February 21, 1984
Larson, Harvey A. A 90-Year Metamorphosis: the School of Business at Montana State University
March 20, 1984
Mitchell, James R. Death: Discussion of the Most Dreaded Five Letter Word
April 17, 1984
9 5
October 1984-January 1985
Beall, John A National Health Care System - When?
October 16, 1984
Thompson, Wayne E. Over the Mountain
November 20, 1984
Lensink, Everett R. A Matter of Interest
January 15, 1985
9 6
February-April 1985
Seitz, Frank Mind As Slayer, Mind As Healer
February 19, 1985
Olson, Thomas A. Sports and the Almighty Dollar
March 19, 1985
Merrick, William A. Public Television for Montana
April 16, 1985
9 7
October 1985-January 1986
Parker, John P. How Many Carats on Golden Pond?
October 15, 1985
Harrington, Frank R. Oversell! Is Free Enterprise Running Amuck?
November 19, 1985
Ferron, Donald R. Star Wars: Fact or Folly
January 21, 1986
9 8
February-April 1986
Bennett, Byron J. What If?
February 18, 1986
Dogterom, Cornelius A. Health Care Crisis?
March 18, 1986
Stiff, Alfred M. Our Community and Our State As Seen By Founders of QK
April 15, 1986
9 9
October 1986-January 1987
Clark, Donald L. Solutions
October 21, 1986
Berg, Ben E. Our Oldest Lawyer (Hezekiah Hosmer)
November 18, 1986
Clark, Clyde O. Iran in Transition
January 20, 1987
9 10
February-April 1987
Langohr, Don M., Jr. Historical Significance of the Custer Battle
February 17, 1987
Christian, Lynn T. Robots
March 17, 1987
Wagner, Glover The New Heroism
April 21, 1987
9 11
October 1987-January 1988
Johnstone, William A. Time for a Change?
(Plus 5 pgs. of handouts)
October 20, 1987
Herries, David J. Differential Renumeration
November 17, 1987
Malone, Michael P. The Kennedy Assassination: a Conspiracy that Succeeded
January 19, 1988
9 12
February-April 1988
Banks, James E. AI: Will It Ever Be as Good as the Real Thing?
February 16, 1988
Sedivy, Edmund P., Jr. Heaven Help Us
(plus 5 pgs. of handouts)
March 15, 1988
Mitchell, James R. The Inevitable: Part II
April 19, 1988
9 13
October 1988-January 1989
Olson, Thomas A. The Criminal Mind
October 19, 1988
Beall, John Our Adversarial Society--Why Not Legalcare and Legalaid?
November 15, 1988
Merrick, William A. Changing Weather Patterns in Montana
January 17, 1989
10 1
February-April 1989
Larson, Harvey A. Doing Unto Others
February 21, 1989
Seitz, Frank C. Your Power Within
March 21, 1989
Lensink, Everett R. Money, Politics, and Tobacco
April 18, 1989
10 2
October 1989-January 1990
Parker, John P. That "L" Word Again
October 17, 1989
Bennett, Byron J. Prof Scam--Really?
November 21, 1989
Anderson, Terry L. The Rhetoric of Liberty
Jamuary 16, 1990
10 3
February-March 1990
Goan, H.P. Is It Legal to Take Responsibility For Your Life?
February 20, 1990
Walter, William G. Serendippity
March 20, 1990
Mathis, Bob Is a Moral War Possible?
March 28, 1990
10 4
October 1990-January 1991
Newman, Frank Nations Within A Nation: Montana Indian Reservations
October 16, 1990
Clark, Clyde O. Unfolding World Events, 1990: The Middle East
Novmeber 20, 1990
10 5
February-April 1991
Langhor, Don Ordeal on Mount Kenya
February 19, 1991
Sabo, Richard R. Health Policy Issues and Aids
March 19, 1991
Gibson, Wayne We Have It, Let's Sell It, But Still Keep It
April 16, 1991
10 6
October 1991-January 1992
Harrington, Frank Optimism: A User's Point of View
October 15, 1991
Wagner, Glover A Global Imperative
November 19, 1991
Hickman, J. Robert Circadian Rhythms
January 21, 1992
10 7
February-May 1992
Sedivy, Edmund P., Jr. To Be, Or Be Someone Else
February 18, 1992
Malone, Michael Montana As A Third-World State
April 21, 1992
Banks, Jim AI: Getting Better But Still Not The Real Thing
May 19, 1992
10 8
October 1992-January 1993
Merrick, Bill Day By Day Philosophy
October 20, 1992
Beall, John The Legal Monopoly - Why?
November 17, 1992
Seitz, Frank Insanity in the Courtroom...
January 19, 1993
10 9
February-April 1993
Mathis, Robert C. The American Dream-Accidental Leadership
February 23, 1993
Olson, Thomas A. Justice: Only for Winners?
March 23, 1993
Mattson, George Whatever Happened to Solar Energy?
April 20, 1993
10 10
October 1993-January 1994
Bennett, Byron Controversies
October 19, 1993
Newman, Frank The Double Helix: Science and Society
November 16, 1993
Larson, Harvey A. Therapeutic Humor
January 18, 1994
10 11
February-April 1994
Anderson, Terry L. Back to the Future of Yellowstone: Privatize It
February 15, 1994
Lensink, Everett R. Borders: Fifty Four Forty, and More
March 15, 1994
Rinker, Charles F. Health Care Reform
April 19, 1994
10 12
October-November 1994
Mullen, Pierce C. The Soviet Catastrophe
October 16, 1994
Wagner, Glover Experiential Learning
November 14, 1994
11 1
January-April 1995
Harrington, Frank The Responsible Consumer
January 17, 1995
Clark, Clyde O. The New World Order
February 21, 1995
Walter, William G. The Inverted Jenny and Other Philatelic Oddities
March 21, 1995
McConnen, Richard J. "Huck Finn Died in Montana"
April 18, 1995
11 2
October-November 1995
Wylie, Paul The U. S. Patent System Its History and Current Success
October 17, 1995
Sabo, Richard R. The Internet
November 21, 1995
11 3
January-April 1996
Mitchell, James R. Pre-Arrangements: Who! When! Why!
January 16, 1996
Miles, Michael Shadow Life
February 20, 1996
Hickman, Bob Our Violent Youth
March 19, 1996
Banks, Jim Another Dirty Little Secret
April 23,1996
11 4
November 1996-January 1997
Beall, John The Drug War and the Failure of Prohibition
November 19, 1996
Merrick, Bill 1861 Sioux Outbreak
January 21, 1997
11 5
February-March 1997
Mathis, Robert Why We Dropped the Atomic Bomb
February 18, 1997
Seitz, Frank Leprechauns and Laughter: A Look at Irish Humor...
March 11, 1997
11 6
April-May 1997
Olson, Thomas A. What's Wrong With Our Educational System?
April 15, 1997
Sedivy, Ed Child Support: The Problems
May 20, 1997
11 7
October-November 1997
Bateson, Joe A Journey Through the Grand Canyon
October 21, 1997
Anderson, Terry L. Human Nature—Between Virtue and Contempt
November 18, 1997
11 8
January-March 1998
Lensink, Everett R. Your State Constitution
January 20, 1998
Rinker, Charles Hong Kong in Transition
February 17, 1998
Funk, Eric Arts Versus Entertainment
March 17, 1998
11 9
April 1998-September 1999
Mattson, George Why Our Houses Look the Way They Do
April 21, 1998
Banks, Jim Y2K - 101 Days and Counting
September 21, 1999
11 10
October-November 1999
Wylie, Paul R. Thomas Francis Meagher—What Was a Nice Man Like Him Doing in a Place Like This
October 19, 1999
Mitchell, James R. A Lighter Look at the Dismal Trade
November 16, 1999
11 11
January-April 2000
Mathis, Bob The Korean War—Lost in History?
January 18, 2000
Sabo, Richard R. Ethics in Surgery
February 15, 2000
Hickman, Robert Volcanos, Koryaks, and Steelhead Salmon—The Enchantment of Kamchatka
April 18, 2000
11 12
September-October 2000
Seitz, Frank C. Is Christ A Christian? What Sister Mary and Father Bob May Not Have Told You!
September 19, 2000
Sedivy, Edmund P., Jr. Planning Your Estate
October 17, 2000
12 1
November 2000-January 2001
Quinn, William J. Bison Wrongs and Animal Rights
November 14, 2000
Barrett, Stephen M. Who Owns the Genome?
January 16, 2001
12 2
September-November 2001
Merrick, William A. Facing Nuclear Power
September 18, 2001
Guenther, Mark L. War on Drugs - How Far Do We Go?
October 16, 2001
Davis, Nick Startling Global Extinctions
November 27, 2001
12 3
January-April 2002
Lensink, Everett R. It Takes Faith
January 15, 2002
Anderson, Terry L. Motives for Survival: Glass, Baalsrud, Rawicz, and Shackleton
April 16, 2002
12 4
September-November 2002
Mattson, George Yellowstone: A Personal History
September 17, 2002
Pepper, James E. Whither Gallatin Valley: Resolving Tensions and Contradictions Between Town and Countryside
October 15, 2002
Bateson, Joe ANDERSON/ENRON: What Went Wrong
November 19, 2002
12 5
January-April 2003
Mullen, Pierce C. Liberty's Rainbow: The Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase
January 23, 2003
Rinker, Charles Pandora's Box—Human Cloning and the Slippery Slope
February 18, 2003
Davis, Nick Stocks—A Job? A Career? A Calling? You Decide...
April 15, 2003
12 6
September-November 2003
Funk, Eric The History of Jazz: A Lecture-Concert
September 2003
Hickman, Bob After Appomattox—What Might Have Been
October 21, 2003
Langford, Thad The Renaissance: Why Italy?
November 18, 2003
12 7
January-March 2004
Kesselheim, Alan So You Want to Write a Book!
January 20, 2004
Loble, C. Bruce From 8 to 56—The Thrilling Saga of Montana County Splitting
February 17, 2004
12 8
April-September 2004
Wylie, Paul R. Not a Chinaman's Chance
April 12, 2004
Banks, Jim Voices From Our Past
September 21, 2004
12 9
October-November 2004
Mathis, Bob What Do Combat Medals Mean?
October 19, 2004
Dolan, Jim Creativity
November 16, 2004
12 10
January-February 2005
Barrett, Stephen M. Searching for the Green Flash: Building a Bonefish Lodge in the Bahamas
January 18, 2005
Sabo, Richard R. Your Next Surgeon: Where's (S)He From?
February 15, 2005
13 1
April-November 2005
McConnen, Dick The Economics of Health Care and the Health of the U. S. Economy
April 19, 2005
Pepper, James E. The Idea of Nature: An Interim Report
September 20, 2005
Davis, Nick Global Warming
October 18, 2005
Lensink, Everett R. A Song to Remember: The Life and Music of Frederyk Chopin
November 15, 2005
13 2
January-April 2006
Quinn, William J. Our News—Facts, Spin and Lies
January 17, 2006
Cikan, Frank USA Patriot Act
February 21, 2006
Seitz, Frank C. "The Collar": Making the Musical
April 18, 2006
13 3
September-November 2006
Bateson, Joe Meth in Montana
September 19, 2006
Mattson, George Faith in the Twenty-First Century
October 17, 2006
Day, Jack A Beginner's Trek Into Birding
November 14, 2006
13 4
January-February 2007
Loble, Bruce Wine, Women and Song: The Secrets for a Happy Life: A brief review of some popular literature on the subjects
January 16, 2007
Rinker, Charles South Africa: First World, Third World
February 20, 2007
13 5
April-September 2007
Morton, Bruce The Commision of Poesy: Or Why You Should Read Poetry
April 17, 2007
Merrick, Bill Nuclear Power
September 18, 2007
13 6
October-November 2007
Kesselheim, Alan John Wesley Powell—Not the First, Nor Even the Second!!
October 16, 2007
Langford, Thad Inside the Greenhouse
November 13, 2007
13 7
January-February 2008
Hickman, Bob A Look Back at Fort Assiniboine and Some of Its Residents
January 15, 2008
Mullen, Pierce We Are What We Eat, Wherein Gargantua Visits the Land of the Rich and the Gluttonous and Meets the Tribe of Ectomorphs
February 19, 2008
16 1
September-November 2008
Sabo, Richard R. Response to "Smile! You're On Candid Camera!"
September 16, 2008
Funk, Eric Setting Poetry to Music
October 21, 2008
Dolan, Jim Enter the Quantum
November 18, 2008
16 2
January-May 2009
Barrett, Stephen Losing the Second Cold War: Thoughts on the Decline of Higher Education
January 2009
Wylie, Paul Murder on the Marias
February 17, 2009
Rassaby, Alan Israel or Palestine: Written Presentation
May 7, 2009
16 3
September-December 2009
Young, Greg. On Language Learning and Musical Talent
September 15, 2009
Hickman, Bob. A Walk Through Gettysburg-What If?
October 20, 2009
Livers, Eric. An Evening with Our Ancestors
November 17, 2009
16 4
January-April 2010
Babcock, Michael. Must Love Dogs
January 2010
Funk, Eric. "MSU Symphony in Southeast Asia" Shuichi Komiyama Response Paper
February 16, 2010
Mullen, Pierce. Comment on Prof. Shuichi Komayama's Paper
February 16, 2010
Morton, Bruce. Ruminations on North
April 20, 2010
Day, Jack. His Music is Better Than it Sounds: The Life and Times of Richard Wagner
April 19, 2010
16 5
September-November 2010
Davis, Nick. Africa - Then, Now, and To Come - Portraits of Mugabe and Mandela...
September 14, 2010
Mullen, Pierce C. Quarks and Demons
October 2010
Banks, Jim. Thirty Words
November 16, 2010
16 6
January-February 2011
Langford, Thad ...And Then There was Martin Luther...
January 18, 2011
Rinker, Charles. Professionalism and Generational Change: Do Professionals Wear Jeans to Work?
February 15, 2011
16 7
September-October 2011
Mattson, George. Literature: Great Beginnings, Great Endings
September 20, 2011
Quinn, Bill. Sustainable Farming vs. Industrial Farming
October 18, 2011
16 8
November 2011
Seitz, Frank C. Static in the New Testament: Words and "The Word"
November 15, 2011
16 9
January-February 2012
Demetriades, Don. Can White Men Jump? A Meditation on African Athletic Success
January 17, 2012
Cikan, Frank. Lives of Others-Personal Reflection On and Beyond the Iron Curtain Era
February 22, 2012
16 10
April 2012
Loble, Bruce. The Meaning of Life and Other Astonishments
April 17, 2012
September 2012-April 2013
Box Folder
17 1
Grand Pursuit: Fashion in Economics
McConnen, Dick (pre)
Livers, Eric (rsp)
Rinker, Charles (rsp)
September 18, 2012
17 2
Rediscovering America 500 Years Later
Melief, Andre (pre)
Loble, Bruce (rsp)
McCormick, Mike (rsp)
November 27, 2012
17 3
A Selection of Confections on Corrections
Davis, Kent (pre)
Seitz, Frank C. (rsp)
January 15, 2013
17 4
The Death Penalty - What is it Good For?
Stafman, Ed (pre)
Karson, Terry, 1950-2017 (rsp)
Funk, Eric, 1949- (rsp)
February 19, 2013
17 5
The Westward Experience: From Railroads to the Modern West
Steele, Ralph W. (pre)
Mattson, George (rsp)
Quinn, Bill (rsp)
April 16, 2013
QK Club Presentations
2012-2013

6:  Minutes, Membership Records, Printed Materials, 1921-2008Return to Top

Additional membership records were added to the collection in 2008 including minutes from the proceedings of the QK Club's meetings. Information includes outlines of discussion of session papers, amendments to the club's bylaws, and other routine business brought before the membership. Membership Records provides a listing of individual members, their attendance, as well as their club dues and the finances of the QK Club in general. Printed Materials primarily contains the yearly bulletins published by the QK Club to announce who and when members would be delivering their research papers. The bulletins are comprehensive.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
14 1
Meeting Minutes
March 1998-January 2008
14 2
Membership Records, Club History
14 3-4
Membership Records
1921-1972
14 5
Membership Records
1927-1929
14 6
Membership Records
1930-1939
14 7
Membership Records
1940-1949
14 8
Membership Records
1950
14 9
Membership Records
1951
14 10
Membership Records
1952
14 11
Membership Records
1953
14 12
Membership Records
1954
14 13
Membership Records
1955
15 1
Membership Records
1958-1959
15 2
Membership Records
1960-1964
15 3
Membership Records
1970-1975
15 4
Membership Records
1988
15 5
Printed Materials
1922-1950
15 6
Printed Materials
1950-1976
15 7
Printed Materials
1985-1999

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Men--Montana--Bozeman--Societies and clubs

Geographical Names

  • Bozeman (Mont.)
  • Bozeman (Mont.)--Intellectual life
  • Montana