University of Montana--Missoula,-- Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
Personal and professional papers, financial records, photographic materials, and scrapbooks generated and/or collected by Charles Herbert McLeod as an official of the Missoula Mercantile Company, investor in multiple businesses throughout western Montana, and community leader. These materials constitute one of the Pacific Northwest's most detailed assemblages of rural general merchandising operations as well as a significant contribution to studies of Missoula's development from a crossroad town into a regional economic center for western Montana and beyond. It documents Missoula Mercantile Company business practices and inter-relationships with other major business operations, Missoula's social and political networks, and McLeod family endeavors. In association with the repository's Walter H. McLeod Collection these materials reveal significant insights into the economic, political, and social patterns of Missoula and western Montana throughout the first half of the twentieth ... Read More
University of Montana--Missoula,-- Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library,-- K. Ross Toole Archives
This collection includes personal, biographical, correspondence, financial, and legal records generated or collected by Francis L. Worden, Worden family and friends, employees of Worden and Company, and associates of Worden family businesses prior to 1900. Collection materials provide insights into Worden family assets and relations, Worden and Company daily operational practices, the long-term financial developments of Missoula's first general merchandiser, and Montana's early political processes and cultural history. Included are some of the earliest records of commercial activity in the Clark Fork River valley and documents providing details on the founding and early history of Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives
The collection contains a Dickinson family genealogy; William Dickinson's Civil War diaries; Emma Dickinson's reminiscence of early Missoula; an autograph book from William Dickinson's family; personal and business financial records; an assay report; and early photographs of Missoula -- The collection offers information on early life in Missoula, including residents, business, education, and the physical appearance of the town
University of Montana,-- Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
The collection includes a broad range of John Rankin's financial records (1888-1906); speeches and clippings (1916-1941) of Jeannette Rankin, material relating to her 1940 run for Congress, and a report (1919) of the International Congress of Women; and material relating to Wellington Rankin's 1946 U.S. Senate campaign and to two Montana Supreme Court cases (1925 and 1941) in which he served, respectively, as attorney for the plaintiff and attorney for the defendant
University of Montana--Missoula,-- Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
Personal and professional papers, financial records, photographic materials, and general corporate records generated and/or collected by Walter H. McLeod as an official of the Missoula Mercantile Company and regional business leader in western Montana. In conjunction with the papers of Charles H. McLeod, Walter's father, these materials constitute one of the Pacific Northwest's most detailed assemblages of rural general merchandising operations. Additionally, collection materials provide significant insights into interrelationships between Montana's most prominent economic enterprises during the middle decades of the twentieth century. The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Montana Power Company, the Missoula Mercantile Company, and the Anaconda Copper Mining Company formed the economic nucleus for western Montana through most of the late nineteenth and twentieth century. Walter McLeod was a primary stockholder and corporate director with three of these enterprises and a close business ... Read More
University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives
Correspondence files, legal documents, financial records, campaign/political materials, photographs, and personal affects of Joseph M. Dixon, with particular representation from his public service as U.S. representative and senator and Montana governor, as well as a national leader in the Republican and Bull Moose parties. Papers provide insights into Dixon's personal life, private political opinions and strategies, professional (both political and business) relationships, and actions on behalf of the early twentieth century's Progressive movement. Correspondents include Dixon's wife, Caroline, and other family members, as well as prominent Montana and national political figures, including Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. Topics include Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 Presidential campaign; the progressive/Bull Moose movement in Montana; changes in Montana and national Republican-Democratic Party dynamics resulting from the ... Read More
University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives
This collection consists of correspondence, much of which is to and from Joseph M. Dixon, financial records, and architectural plans of J.G. Link and C.S. Haire, all pertaining to the construction of the Montana Block in downtown Missoula; together with a copy of Senate Bill number 18, 11 Jan. 1909, which pertains to the creation of irrigation districts. Includes some material relating to the Garden City Bottling and Liquor Company
University of Montana--Missoula,-- Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives
Chiefly records relating to Weston's Missoula and western Montana businesses. Weston dealt with dry goods and clothing for both townspeople and rural residents who worked in the logging business, and the financial records reflect this. There are also records of small businesses in rural western Montana towns, for whom Weston was a wholesaler. The records of Westerner's and other Missoula-based businesses also demonstrate a changing business climate as Missoula grew in the early and mid twentieth century. Additionally, Weston owned a number of other business and residential properties in Missoula, and property abstracts and appraisals reflect the location, use, and value of these properties at different times. A reflective sample of office equipment used in his businesses demonstrates the technology used, and photographs of the interior and exterior of his stores shows advertising and merchandising techniques over time. As a lifelong Missoula resident, Weston's personal materals ... Read More
University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives
Financial records from two of Frank Worden's businesses: his general merchandise store at Ravalli, Mont., and the Bus State Depot in Missoula, Mont.; together with financial records from a livery stable that operated in Ravalli and Kalispell, Mont. These financial records document customer purchases, mostly individual items by customer name, as well as internal financial operations of the businesses
Montana Historical Society,-- Library and Archives Dept
This collection consists of an incoming letter (24 May 1915) from William H. Yerrick's attorney Harry H. Parsons; miscellaneous correspondence (July 1914) from Parsons to Montana Supreme Court chief justice Theodore Brantly; court records (1920) including a transcript of testimony of Mrs. Albert Helbig, Yerrick's nurse; financial records (1914) of Yerrick, the Exchange Saloon, Banquet Restaurant, and the Yerrick Liquor Company; legal documents (1914-1915), including his liquor license, the transfer of the liquor license, agreements between the Yerrick Liquor Company and William H. Houston, and notices of sale of property; organizational records (1914) of the Yerrick Liquor Company; miscellany, including inventories (n.d.) of the Yerrick Liquor Company, and records (June-Nov. 1914) of Missoula's St. Patrick's Hospital [restricted] documenting in detail Yerrick's medical care during his stay in the hospital; and a newspaper clipping (1919) of a letter from Parsons to The New Northwest ... Read More

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