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Collection 2052 - Paugh family papers, 1940-1966

Creator: Paugh, George, d. 1965

Provenance Note: Materials pertaining to the Paugh Family and ranch operations were donated to Special Collections by Miss Minnie E. Paugh, Bozeman, Montana, January 1976.

Historical Note: George Paugh and his brother, Theodore operated a ranch in partnership approximately 1930s to 1965. This partnership ended with George's death on June 5, 1965. The ranch was located in Madison County, near Jack Creek and later near McAllister and on Dead Man Creek. Operations include sheep at first, then cattle later. Minnie E. Paugh, donor of the papers, is the daughter of George and June Paugh.

Content Description Note: The collection is arranged into three series, diaries, financial, and legal documents. The materials within the series are arranged by topic then chronological within the topic. Oversize materials have been removed to separate storage. The collection materials are associated with the ranch operation of George and Theodore Paugh, and various members of the Paugh family. Topics cover: the Paugh Ranch; ranch living in Madison County, Montana; sheep and cattle operations; diaries of daily activities and weather.

Contents

Series 1 Diaries, 1940-1965
Series 2 Legal Documents, 1911-1966
Series 3 Financial Documents, 1914-1966

Series 1: Diaries, 1940-1965

Diaries of George Paugh contain general weather information and daily ranch activities. Glued in newspaper clippings on various topics are scattered throughout the diaries. Laid in materials from the diaries are in Box 2, Folder 9. In the 1965 diary entries are made by George or his daughter, Minnie Paugh. Also, a portion of her 1963 diary is included in Box 2, Folder 8. An entry in the 1959 diary is about the major earthquake at Hebgen Lake and Dam.

Box 1
1. Diaries 1940-1941
2. Diaries 1942-1943
3. Diaries 1944-1945
4. Diaries 1946-1947
5. Diaries 1948-1949

Box 2
1. Diaries 1950-1951
2. Diaries 1952-1953
3. Diaries 1954-1955
4. Diaries 1956-1957
5. Diaries 1958-1959
6. Diaries 1960-1961
7. Diaries 1962-1963
8. Diaries 1963-1965
9. Laid in materials 1942-1963

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Series 2: Legal Documents, 1911-1966

Marriage certificate, estate documents, and other legal materials related to George Paugh and family members are the materials found in this series. Miscellaneous items in Box 3, Folder 2 include: deed for real property in Jeffers, Montana, 1914; Public Schools Diploma of June (Buhite) Paugh, 1913; Marriage Certificate of George and June Paugh, 1916; and Bank signature card, 1911. Oversize materials have been removed to separate storage and the folder is marked with an asterisk (*).

Box 3
1. Estate of George Paugh various legal materials
2. Miscellaneous legal documents*

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Series 3: Financial Documents, 1914-1966

Ledgers, bills, receipts, county, state and federal tax returns, bank accounts, and other miscellaneous materials related to the ranch operation of George and Theodore Paugh. Materials in various folders are incomplete records. Items of interest include bills of sale cover sheep, wool, and cattle; official breed pedigrees are in Box 7, Folder 6; grazing leases are in Box 7, Folder 4; and rations books from World War II are in Box 7, Folder 5.

Box 3 (cont.)
3. Ledgers 1945-1946
4. Ledger 1947
5. Ledgers 1948-1949
6. Ledgers 1951-1952
7. Ledgers 1953-1954
8. Ledgers 1955-1956
9. Ledgers 1957-1958
10. Ledgers 1959-1960
11. Ledgers 1961-1962
12. Ledgers 1963-1964
13. Ledger 1965

Box 4
1. Bills and receipts 1941-1943
2. Bills and receipts 1944-1947
3. Bills and receipts 1948-1951
4. Bills and receipts 1952
5. Bills and receipts 1953-1954
6. Bills and receipts 1955-1956
7. Bills and receipts 1957-1959
8. Bills and receipts 1960-1963
9. Bills and receipts 1964-1965
10. Bills and receipts 1965-1966
11. United States income tax returns and correspondence 1944-1950
12. United States income tax returns and correspondence 1951-1954
13. United States income tax returns and correspondence 1958-1959

Box 5
1. Montana income tax returns 1949-1954
2. Madison County, Montana tax receipts 1961-1962
3. Commercial National Bank statements 1942-1943
4. Commercial National Bank statements 1944-1945
5. Commercial National Bank statements 1946-1947
6. Commercial National Bank statements 1948-1949
7. Commercial National Bank statements 1950-1951
8. Commercial National Bank statements 1952-1953
9. Commercial National Bank statements 1954-1955
10. Commercial/First National Bank statements 1956-1957
11. First National Bank statements 1958-1959
12. First National Bank statements 1960-1961
13. First National Bank statements 1962-1963
14. First National Bank statements 1964-1966

Box 6
1. Commercial National Bank check registers 1943-1945
2. Commercial National Bank check registers 1946-1948
3. Commercial National Bank check registers 1948-1950
4. Commercial National Bank check registers 1951-1953
5. Commercial/First National Bank check registers 1954-1959
6. First National Bank check registers 1961-1964

Box 7
1. Canceled checks 1914, 1917, 1942
2. Canceled checks 1960, 1965-1966
3. Security Bank and Trust Company statements and canceled checks 1947-1950
4. Grazing leases and timber permit 1946-1950
5. World War II war ration books
6. Hereford cattle pedigrees

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Updated: 5/6/09