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General Montana History Collection (Montana Historical Society)

Overview
Works: 637 works in 650 publications in 1 language and 1,179 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  Local history  Military history  Anecdotes  Personal narratives  Guidebooks  Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: HD2766,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by General Montana History Collection (Montana Historical Society)
Taped public programs by Montana Historical Society( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taped public presentations including Terri Hensley and Harvey Goldstein discussing the 100th Anniversary of Rural Free [mail] Delivery [Goldstein's presentation not audible]; Martha Kohl discusses ten myths of publishing; a series of presentations entitled "Through the Eyes of a Woman: Women Artists Document Montana" (Dana Boussard speaking on various Montana women artists; Susan Near about Elsa Jemne and Caroline Granger; Sarah Boehme about Fra Dana; and Kristi Hager about Evelyn Cameron); Robert "Bob" Morgan discussing pen and ink sketches of Charles M. Russell and Charles M. Russell Journal; Mary Murphy discussing her book "Mining Cultures: Gender, Work, and Leisure in Butte, 1914-1941"; Lyndel Meikle discussing her book Very Close to Trouble concerning Johnny Grant; Dave Walter discussing Métis leader Louis Riel, and his book Montana Campfire Tales; Dr. Les Davis discussing early Native peoples in Montana; and Vivian Paladin discussing Dorothy Johnson and When You and I Were Young, Whitefish. Also included is the text of a presentation by Alan Thompson concerning Jim Brooks and Adrian Wilson, African American range cowboys
Richard Kenck interview by Richard C Kenck( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include growing up among Métis on the Dearborn River; tearing down cabins to build a road in the 1980s; settlement on Highway 287, old Birdtail Road, and Sullivan Pass; St. Peter's Mission and the Moran family; the Dearborn Crossing; a muzzle-loader he found near Deadman Coulee; various families entrance into the area, including the Fords, Cobbs, and Gosses; children keeping warm in winter without winter clothing; beadwork; a traditional Métis vest and tobacco pouch; mixing tobacco with kinnikinnick or tree bark; Métis clothing; childhood games and toys, including things made from porcupine quills and horse hair; trapping; and pack outfits
Ann Zupan and Lucas F. Zupan interview( )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include their families, his Yugoslavian ancestry; living in Aldridge from 1905 to 1910; the closing of the local coal mine; coming to Roundup; the Slovenian community in Roundup; the Number Three Mine; Gibbtown; Farralltown; Klein; his work as a miner; ethnic fraternal activities and insurance services; wakes and burials; alcohol and Prohibition; St. Benedict's Catholic Church; and local businesses, primarily saloons and grocers
Norman B. Holter interview by Norman B Holter( )

2 editions published between 1951 and 1955 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include early community life in Helena; the career of his father, Helena businessman Anton M. Holter; the "Capital Fight" of 1894; local hydroelectric power development on the Missouri River; the Chinese community in Helena; and the cowboy artist Charles M. Russell
Joe McDonald interview by Joe McDonald( )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include his work establishing a college for Native Americans at Pablo and early Indian schools in the area
Karl Dissly interview by Karl Dissly( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include his life in Lewistown; his parents' emigration from Switzerland; his father's life in central Montana; and his father's First County Creamery in Lewistown
Stuart Mace interview by Stuart A Mace( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include the problems involved in procuring and training sled dogs and sled-dog drivers for use in search-and-rescue work in the Arctic; the history of the detachment from its inception at Camp Hale, Colo., to its final days at Fort Robinson, Neb.; administering the program; the project's difficulties, accomplishments, and failures
William E. Hunt interview by William E Hunt( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice William Hunt discusses his experiences serving in the National Guard, active duty, and later in the reserves. He describes service with Iowa National Guard; training in radio operations; activation of his unit during World War II; Operation Torch; joining the Joint Assault Signal Company; Normandy Invasion; Hadamer death camps; Russian soldiers; returning home after the war but remaining in the military until 1950; rejoining through the reserves in 1965; segregation of soldiers in Europe during the war; and visiting Western Europe on the 50th anniversary of D-Day
Harold G. Stearns interview by Harold Gustave Stearns( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stearns discusses in more detail his life in Helena and Montana history. He discusses hearing stories from women and men across the state when he was traveling for the Montana Historical Society board of trustees. He recalls being awed by the strength and perseverance of Montana homesteaders and early residents; describes his duties for the Centennial Commission; the importance of tourism in Montana's changing economy, especially the role of historic sites; and describes his work teaching Carroll College students about Montana history
Grace A. Kenelty interview by Grace A Kenelty( )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include her family, who homesteaded near Libby in 1906; her childhood; her schooling; the economic poverty, but emotional warmth, of the family; the forest fires of 1910; and her work teaching in Havre, Yaak, Stryker, and other northwestern Montana towns
Eddie Barbeau interview by Eddie Barbeau( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include his prewar experiences with sled dogs; his work as a dog-purchasing agent at Camp Rimini during World War II; and types of dogs and sleds
Georgianna Crouse Andersen interview by Georgianna Crouse Andersen( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include farming on the East Bench in Beaverhead County under difficult conditions during the early 1900s; her married life on a sheep ranch near Bannack; many of the old buildings in Dillon; and the locations of many former businesses in town
Bruce May interview by Bruce May( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include growing up in Ohio; his education at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, in biology; his first job in Dillon; his work on the Libby Dam Project, studying resident fish populations and migration plans; the Kootenai Project; the development of spawning runs; gas supersaturation at Whitefish Dam; the dangers of his work; computers and data collections; and the effects of water-level fluctuations on fish
Laney Hanzel interview by Laney Hanzel( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include growing up near Belt; his work as a high school student at the local fishery; his education in fish biology at Montana State University in Bozeman; the Marias River Rehabilitation Project; working with the Montana Dept. of Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Flathead Lake; developing fish-tagging and population-count techniques; working with boats on Flathead Lake; hydro-acoustic equipment developments; and problems created by silt accumulation
Branson G. Stevenson interview by Branson Graves Stevenson( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include his early life in Central America; studying art at the Instituto Nacional de Panama under Roberto Luis; his work in Montana for the Sunburst Oil & Refining Company; his duties as Montana manager of the Mobile Oil Company; life in Great Falls; his study with the western artist Joe DeYong, a protege of the cowboy artist Charles M. Russell; his role in the establishment of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena; and his career as an innovator and an experimenter in artistic techniques, including stoneware, porcelain pottery, and the graphic arts
Ben Warkentin interview by Ben Warkentin( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warkentin discusses his service as a conscientious objector during World War II at Camp #55, Belton, Mont.; his Mennonite faith; camp life and routines; his feelings about alternative military service programs and pacifism; and his life since the Civilian Public Service
Wellington D. Rankin interview by Wellington Duncan Rankin( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include Jeannette Rankin's campaign for Congress in 1916; her reasons for running, primarily suffrage; difficulties of the campaign; her campaign capabilities; his work as campaign manager; work of their sisters Mary, Edna, and Grace on the campaign; union votes; poor press coverage; the Bull Moose Party and Theodore Roosevelt; the Anaconda Copper Mining Company; World War I and why he disagreed with her vote against the war; her failed reelection attempt in 1918; her strong sense of conviction; and their mother and father
Dorothy Schoknecht interview by Dorothy Schoknecht( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include her family's experiences owning property on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, from the 1920s to the present; transportation; the development of tourist accommodations; Going-to-the-Sun Highway; the fire of 1929; National Park Service management; Glacier View Dam; and the flood of 1964
Annual conference session proceedings by Western History Association( )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Western History Association's annual conference held in Helena on 14 Oct.1965 included a session concerning "Exploration in the West." Participants include Professor John Duffy of the University of California, Davis, who presents a paper entitled "Medical Practices of the Western Indians"; Professor Morgan Sherwood of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, who gives a paper entitled "Science in Russian America to 1865"; Professor T.H. McDonald of Florida State University in Tallahassee, who speaks on "Sir Alexander MacKenzie's Exploration of the Canadian Northwest, 1789."
Mamie Cox interview by Mamie Cox( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include her arrival in Montana in 1886 and her experiences operating the Three Circle Ranch with her husband
 
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Alternative Names
Montana Historical Society. General Montana History Collection

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English (32)