Montana Historical Society Research Center
Montana Historical Society
Arthur Charkoff interview (July 9, 1988)
Sound recordings : 1 tape (35 min.) Summary : 7 pages. Topics include his parents emigration from Russia and their settlement in Montana; his service in the CCC at Camp FS76 near Libby; various reactions of the local people to CCC workers; his duties in the camp infirmary; his service in the U.S. Army Air Forces in Europe during World War II; his college education; and his employment following his military service.
Evart L. Riddell papers, 1924-1926
.1 linear ft. Evart Riddel was a Wilsall and Bozeman, Montana, resident. This collection consists of Riddle's correspondence (1924-1926) with Senator Thomas J. Walsh, Senator Burton K. Wheeler, and others concerning participation of the United States in the World Court and other politcal issues. Also included is correspondence with the headquarters of the Socialist Party concerning propaganda. This collection consists of Riddle's correspondence with Senator Thomas J. Walsh, Senator Burton K. Wheeler, and others concerning participation of the United States in the World Court and other politcal issues. Also included is correspondence with the headquarters of the Socialist Party concerning propaganda and support for Russia. Catalogue record: http://mtsc.sdp.sirsi.net/client/MTSC/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f820$002fSD_ILS:820348/ada?rt=CKEY|||CKEY|||false
Fred Barton (fl. early 20th c)
Horse wrangler. Oral history interview, 1955, Sound recordings : 2 tapes (1 hr.) Transcript : 26 p., with 3 interviewers. Reminiscences of work on horse ranches in the Miles City, Montana, area and accounts of his horse raising in Siberian Russia, 1911–12, and, primarily, in China, 1917–37. R. Miracle, "Asian Adventures of a Cowboy from Montana," Montana Magazine of Western History, vol. 27, no. 2 (Spring, 1977).
Irma Brown Reeder papers (1927-1963)
1 linear ft. Irma Reeder was a Big Sandy, Montana, schoolteacher. This collection consists of 13 of her diaries (1927-1963). There are also a diary (1930-1932) kept by S. Eugene Reeder while in Russia as a tractor expert; a letters; cards; programs; and clippings. The 1932-1934 diary also includes the 1930-1932 diary kept by Gene Reeder while he was in Russia. In addition, there are a few letters, cards, programs, and clippings. (Manuscript Collection 102). Finding aid available: http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv51304
Isadore Strasburger papers (1867-ca. 1884)
.1 linear ft. This collection contains a 4-page handwritten reminiscence (c.1884) by Isadore Strasburger, describing briefly his trip to Montana Territory and his experiences in Virginia City. There is also a marriage certificate for Strasburger's marriage to Rachel Cohen on July 26, 1867. Catalogue record: http://mtsc.sdp.sirsi.net/client/MTSC/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f821$002fSD_ILS:821697/ada?rt=CKEY|||CKEY|||false
Jesse B. Roote (b. 1870)
Papers, 1919, 56 items. Lawyer and U.S. Army officer. In 1919 he was stationed with the infantry at Camp Bautzen, Germany, as representative officer for the Interallied Commission for Repatriating Russian Prisoners of War. In this position he was responsible for the welfare of as many as 2,000 Russian prisoners per month. General correspondence, primarily between Roote and Commission headquarters in Berlin; official incoming memoranda, orders, and instructions; messages from the Russian prisoners; reports to the Commission; outgoing supply requisitions and miscellany. These materials concern administration policies, camp conditions, and the numbers and attitudes of prisoners. Unpublished finding aid.
John Galen Carter diary (1906-1926)
.1 linear foot. John Galen Carter was the son of Senator Thomas Carter of Montana. He worked for the Senate in the 1920s settling claims with Montana Indian tribes. This collection contains a typescript copy of John Galen Carter's diary and notes. The diary details Carter's 1909 trip to Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Canada describing Harlem, Fort Belknap, Gros Ventre Indians, Zortman, Landusky, Helena, Glacier National Park, Spokane, Lake Louise, Banff, etc; his 1909-1910 trip to Cuba and Panama; his 1910 trip to Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia; his 1924 trip to Montana to negotiate with the Flathead Indians; his 1926 trip to Montana's Rocky Boy Reservation and Browning, and to Washington and Idaho to take testimony from Blackfeet, Gros Ventre, and Nez Perce Indians concerning a claim against the government.
William E. Hunt interview, 1999 Feb. 12
Sound recordings (2 tapes) and transcript (58 pages). 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; activiation 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. Catalogue record: http://mtsc.sdp.sirsi.net/client/MTSC/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f615$002fSD_ILS:615636/ada?rt=CKEY|||CKEY|||false