University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K . Ross Toole Archives
The collection contains diaries kept by August Hollensteiner with daily entries concerning his business and family. Diaries from 1885 until 1894 are written entirely in German, while the later diaries (1902 to 1941) contain dual entries, one in German and one in English. Many of the diaries also contain daily weather records kept by Hollensteiner in the back pages and records of letters he sent and received. Correspondence in the collection is mostly to Hollensteiner and his wife from their son Armin and his wife Carlotta, also included are letters from Hollensteiner's various relatives concerning his death and ancestry addressed to his daughters Edna and Neola. An address book in the collection contains records of letters he sent and received along with the addresses of many of his family members and friends. There is a cash book that Hollensteiner used to track his accounts, a clippings book with newspaper articles (mostly on religious topics) collected by Hollensteiner, loose ... 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


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