• Spotlight: Once Upon a Time

    Archives and Special Collections is excited to present “Once Upon a Time” an exhibit filled with fairy tales, legends and fables. This image comes from “The Hare of Inaba” a story told by Mrs. T.H. James and illustrated by Sensai Eitaku in 1886. The exhibit is located in the Theta Rho Room on the fourth floor of the library.

  • Spotlight: James G. Todd Prints

    From 1970-2000 James G. Todd taught printmaking at the UM School of Art. Throughout his career Todd worked on many projects including the compilation “The Last Best Place.” Todd’s contribution included prints of fifteen notable people in Montana history. Mss 481, James G. Todd Papers

  • Spotlight: Political Cartoons

    “Look Dad, Holes.” This cartoon by Burges Green (1912-1981) of the Providence Journal in Rhode Island features a caricature of Senator Mike Mansfield holding up a slice of bread with holes in it, to a statue of Abraham Lincoln, May 20, 1959. At the time Mansfield had proposed halting all foreign economic aid from the U.S. other than loans. He was concerned by discrepancies in the financial records of the program and the discovery of secret accounts in GAO reports. Mss 65 Mike Mansfield Papers

  • Spotlight: Sentinel Yearbook

    Long before Michael Phelps made swimming cool, UM’s championship swim team were the rock stars of campus back in 1969. To view more images from back when being a Griz meant wearing goggles check out the complete collection of UM yearbooks now available online.

  • Spotlight: Elrod's Butterflies

    "To the boys and girls of Montana who delight in roaming the hills or in following the banks of streams.” Dedication from UM Professor Morton J. Elrod’s book Butterflies of Montana, 1906. Mss 486, Morton J. Elrod Papers