Small Manuscript and Diary Collection

A diary page snippet from Sunday the 1st.

Edith Reneau Diary, 1917

The Edith Reneau Diary consists of a woman's documentation of her life on a homestead located in Big Hole in Beaverhead County in southwest Montana. Each day's entry begins with a description of the weather, and continues with brief descriptions of her activities for the day. The original diary is housed in Archives and Special Collections.

A diary page header from May 1st, 1906.

James Ball Diaries, 1906-1933

The James Ball Diaries consist of three volumes written by sheep rancher James Ball. The diaries contain day-to-day observations of the ranch, weather, Ball's travels around Montana, visits from neighbors, work exchanged with neighbors, and other small community events. Original diaries are housed in Archives and Special Collections.

A piece of an early Montana map

Joseph H. Jones Manuscript "The Rock Creek Massacre"

The Joseph H. Jones Manuscript consists of a typescript first-person account of Jones's encounter with and escape from a band of Nez Perca^e attempting a return from Canada to Idaho one year after the Battle of the Big Hole (1877). The original manuscript is in Archives and Special Collections.

An early Yellowstone postcard image of people near a geyser.

Thula Hardenbrook Diary, 1887

The Thula Hardenbrook Diary describes a trip through Yellowstone National Park that Hardenbrook took in the summer of 1887. The original diary is housed in Archives and Special Collections.

An image of a Indian on horseback from the ledger drawings.

Walter Bone Shirt Ledger

The sixteen drawings in this ledger were created by Brulé Lakota artist Never Misses (also known as Walter Bone Shirt) in the early 1890s. The ledger was donated to the University's library in 1962 by Genevieve Prochnow and is held by Archives and Special Collections.

Portraits of a man and a woman.

William H.H. and Emma Dickinson Papers

The William H.H. and Emma Dickinson papers include a Dickinson family genealogy, William Dickinson's Civil War diaries and Emma Dickinson's reminiscence of early Missoula. Original materials are housed in Archives and Special Collections.

A snippit of a manuscript with writing in a foreign language.

Harold Wave Whicker Collection

In 1938, Harold Wave Whicker (1895-1955) donated a collection of rare books and manuscripts to The University of Montana, where he had been a faculty member in the English Department. The collection emphasizes literature of the nineteenth century. Represented authors include Edgar Allen Poe, Walt Whitman, Thomas Carlyle, and others.

A piece of a diary page. Some text in script is visible.

Steffen Heinrich Aggens Diary, 1852-1868

The Steffen Heinrich Aggens Diary consists of a single volume written in German. The diary begins with Aggens' departure from Germany in 1852 and charts his travels to New York and San Francisco and then through the goldfields of California, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana through 1868. The original diary is housed in Archives and Special Collections.

Amos W. Avery Diary

Edward W. Spottswood Diary

Flathead Agency Diary

Henry K. Hashitani Diaries

Pablo and Potvin Mercantile Records

Charles Shelton manuscript: History of the Boone and Crockett Club: Milestones in Wildlife Conservation (manuscript)

Athletic Team Record "Red Book," 1897-1980 [University of Montana]

B. Riley McClelland Memoirs

David M. Emmons Expert Reports

J. B. Speer manuscript: "Land for the Campus" [University of Montana]

Mary Brennan Clapp manuscript: "Narrative of Montana State University [University of Montana], 1893-1935"