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Accession 00001 - Alfred Atkinson Correspondence Files, 1914-1940

Creator: Atkinson, Alfred, 1879-1958

Provenance Note: Correspondence files of President Alfred Atkinson sent to the library archives were assigned accession number 00001 on January 29, 1973.

Historical Note: Alfred Atkinson, the 4th president of Montana State College, was born in Seaforth, Ontario, Canada and graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College, received his B.S. at Iowa State College in 1904 and his M.S. at Cornell in 1912. He arrived at MSC in 1904 as an instructor in agronomy and a member of the Experiment Station staff, was appointed a professor of agronomy in 1905 and was appointed to the presidency in 1919. He was president for 18 years which encompassed many changes at the college, in the state and nationally. Of these changes and challenges, finances, the Depression, instructional programs including improving the engineering departments and projects in the agricultural community are addressed extensively. He also served as Federal Food Administrator for Montana, 1919-1921 during the Hoover administration. In 1937, he left to become President of the University of Arizona. He served in that capacity for 10 years. He died May 16, 1958 in Arizona at the age of 78.

Content Description Note: Correspondence files of President Alfred Atkinson's Administration at Montana State College (MSU) include all correspondence for the period 1919 to July 1937 with the exception of material from the following files that were missing: College correspondence 1927/28, 1928/29 and 1928/30; general correspondence 1928/29, 1929/30 and 1930/31; and annual reports of administrative and educational departments which were removed at some time prior to 1989. Files may contain enclosures including reports, legal and legislative documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and announcements, etc. related to that correspondence. The collection has been arranged into 13 series and accompanying sub-series in the original order of the files which were received from the president's office by the archives department of the library. There is an original inventory and index in the accession file. An updated index with file citations containing all subjects, individuals and locations mentioned is included in the finding aid. Major correspondents and/or subjects are: the Chancellor's Office and State Board of Education; Land Grant College Association; Academic and Administrative departments and divisions of MSU including Experiment Stations and Extension Service; faculty and faculty issues including tenure, appointments, financial and occupational problems, and organizations; students lives and conditions on campus, their finances, problems created, and their organizations; the alumni including Alumni Association, Collegian and occupations pursued; the. University System, Governors of Montana, Montana Legislature, citizenship statements required of all employees of MSC by House Bill #474 of the Montana State Legislature in 1935; the Federal Government including: appropriations; Depression programs including the National Youth Administration, Works Progress Administration, Civil Works Administration, Federal Emergency Relief Administration and other work relief programs; agricultural and land use agencies including the U.S.D.A.; State, regional and national agricultural organizations and their programs including the Montana Association (Montanans Incorporated), Farm Bureau, Farm Foundation and Farmers Union; schools of Montana and associated programs including High School Week, Future Farmers of America and basketball tournaments ; other educational institutions and higher education programs; Alfred Atkinson's correspondence with or about noted Montanans and educators including E. L. Currier, W. M. Cobleigh, E. C. Elloitt, F. B. Linfield, R. R. Renne, A. M. Ryon and M. L. Wilson. There are extensive files on instructional programs and problems, planning during the Depression, and financing the University System and its institutions. Two names of the institution are present: College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts and Montana State College (which Atkinson preferred). Within the educational units, they are called divisions at some points and colleges at others reflecting the developing infrastructure of the institution.

Contents

Series 1: Montana University System, 1914-1937 (starts with collections subject index)
Series 2: Montana State College (MSC), general files, 1919-1938
Series 3: Administration: operations and problems, 1918-1937
Sub-series 1: Finance and budget, 1918-1937
Sub-series 2: Physical plant - buildings, campus and services, 1919-1937
Sub-series 3: Publications, publicity and public relations, 1920-1937
sub-series 4: U.S. work relief programs on campus, 1933-1937
Series 4: Faculty, 1919-1937
Series 5: Students, 1919-1937
Series 6: Alumni, 1921-1937
Series 7: Academic Divisions, Colleges and Departments, 1914-1940
Sub-series 1: Division of Agriculture and associated departments, 1914-1937
Sub-series 2: Division of Engineering and associated departments, 1919-1937
Sub-series 3: General Division, 1931-1937
Sub-series 4: Division of Household and Industrial Arts and associated departments, 1920-1937
Sub-series 5: Division of Science and associated departments, 1919-1937
Sub-series 6: General Education departments, 1919-1937
Series 8: Activities in instruction and associated problems, 1919-1937
Series 9: Research, 1926-1936
Series 10: Conferences and Conventions held on campus, 1916-1937
Series 11: Correspondence related to non University System schools and institutions, 1919-1936
Series 12: Correspondence related to national, state and regional problems, 1919-1940
Series 13: Miscellaneous personal correspondence and papers of President Atkinson, 1919-1937
Sub-series 1: Correspondence related to Montanans and ex-Montanans
Sub-series 2: Miscellaneous Alfred Atkinson correspondence and associated papers, 1919-1936
Sub-series 3: Alfred Atkinson - M.L. Wilson correspondence and related Wilson materials, 1919-1937

Series 1: Montana University System, 1914-1937

University System files include correspondence on general and administrative matters with assorted participants in Montana educational development and Montana State College President Atkinson. Files may contain enclosures including reports, legal and legislative documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and announcements, etc. related to that correspondence.

Box 1
1. Accession 00001 Subject index
2. General and miscellaneous administrative material, 1926-1929
3. General and miscellaneous administrative material, 1931-1937
4. Ten-year report of Chancellor Brannon, 1932-33
5. Chancellorship, 1920-37
6. Rulings of the Chancellor's office, 1918-1921
7. Minutes of Executive Council meetings, 1919-1920
8. Minutes of Executive Council meetings, 1920-1937
9. Executive Secretary, 1935
10. State Board of Education Chancellor's calendar, Excerpts of minutes, etc., 1914-1921
11. State Board of Education Chancellor's calendar, Excerpts of minutes, etc., 1921-1929
12. State Board of Education Chancellor's calendar, Excerpts of minutes, etc., 1930-1932
13. State Board of Education Chancellor's calendar, Excerpts of minutes, etc., 1933
14. State Board of Education Chancellor's calendar, Excerpts of minutes, etc., 1934
15. State Board of Education Chancellor's calendar, Excerpts of minutes, etc., 1935
16. State Board of Education Chancellor's calendar, Excerpts of minutes, etc., 1936-1937
Box 2
1. MSC relations with other units, 1920-1932
2. MSC relations with other units, 1933-1937
3. MSU State Forestry and conservation experiment station, 1936
4. Education statistical survey, Higher education in Montana, 1928
5. Education statistical survey, Higher education in Montana, 1928, 1931 revision
6. University code, 1921
7. Citizenship statements, 1935: A-C
8. Citizenship statements, 1935: D-K
9. Citizenship statements, 1935: L-P
10. Citizenship statements, 1935: Q-Z

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Series 2: Montana State College (MSC), general files, 1919-1937

The Montana State College general correspondence files include administrative organization; advisory councils and committees; reports on education, duties and policies; progress reports and proposed future plans; special reports on services; questionnaires, historical items, traditions; accreditation/scholarship reports and stationery related to the name to be used. As in all series, enclosures of many types may be present.

Box 2 (cont.)
11. MSC general comments, 1919-1935
12. MSC general comments, administrative organization, 1919-1935
13. MSC Agricultural Advisory Council, 1921-1923
14. Land Grant College Committee on Organization and Policy, 1923, 1933, 1935
Box 3
1. Reports of "Philosophy of education" and "State problems and policy" committees, 1934-1936; Twenty-year plan (proposed), 1936
2. MSC regulatory duties and the State Department of Agriculture, 1920 - 1933
3. Reports of progress (official) 1920-1927
4. President's annual report, 1927-1928
5. Reports of progress (official) 1929-1936
6. Reports of progress (unofficial) 1919-1932
7. Reports of progress (unofficial) 1933-1937
8. Special reports: Services rendered by various Montana departments, 1924
9. Ten-year progress report, 1922/23-1932/33
10. Ten-year outlook, 1928-1938
11. General questionnaires, 1922-37
12. Miscellaneous historical items, 1922, 1934
13. Name of MSC (Letterheads, etc.), 1921-1935
14. Accreditation, Scholastic standing, 1921-1936
15. Traditions, 1923-1935

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Series 3: MSC Administration: operations and problems, 1918-1937

Files on the operations and problems of the Atkinson Administration have been organized into 4 sub-series by the major emphasis in each. Some files may not fit into a sub-series, but were retained in their original order: these include the bookstore, records management, labor and employees committee, library, Registrar and Vice- President files. The four sub-series are: finance and budget; physical plant - buildings, campus and services; publications, publicity and public relations; and U.S. work relief programs on campus. As in all series, enclosures of many types may be present.

Series 3; Subseries 1: Finance and budget, 1918-1937

Correspondence in this sub-series concerns administrative accounting and purchasing; general financial matters; bond, mill levy and tax information; legislative materials on financing and appropriations; institutional and departmental budget requests; Federal appropriations and related files; several studies of financial costs; and gifts, loans and donations.

Box 4
1. Administrative organization (central): general accounting system, 1927, 1933-35
2. Administrative organization (central): purchasing system, 1919-37
3. Administrative organization (central): committee on buying scientific equipment and charging for breakages, 1933-34
4. Bookstore, 1931-1936
5. Correspondence files (record management), 1923
6. Finances, general correspondence 1918-1924
7. Finances, general correspondence 1925-1930
8. General financial statements
9. General financial statements (cont)
10. General financial statements (cont)
11. Income funds 1918-1930
12. Federal appropriations (Purnell bill) 1919-1930
13. Legislative materials 1918-1926
14. Legislative materials 1927-1930
Box 5
1. Bond and tax amendment campaign (Initiative 18 and 19), 1919-1920
2. Development budget 1921-23
3. Bond allotments and expenditures, 1923-1925
4. Mill tax distribution, 1925-1926
5. Administrative costs of university units, Governors committee on, 1925-26
6. College finance committee re students and costs, 1925-1926
7. General correspondence, finances, 1930-1932
8. General correspondence, finances, 1933-1934
9. General correspondence, finances, 1935
10. General correspondence, finances, 1936
11. General correspondence, finances, 1937
Box 6
1. Legislative materials 1930/31-1936/37
2. Miscellaneous legislative materials 1930/31-1936/37 (cont)
3. Miscellaneous legislative materials 1930/31-1936/37 (cont)
4. Miscellaneous legislative materials 1930/31-1936/37 (cont)
5. Miscellaneous legislative materials 1930/31-1936/37 (cont)
6. Miscellaneous legislative materials 1930/31-1936/37 (cont)
7. Legislative materials, department budget requests, 1931-1933
8. Legislative materials, department budget requests, 1931-1933 (cont)
9 Legislative materials, 1935-1937
10. Legislative materials, 1935-1937 (cont)
Box 7
1. Legislative budgets, 1929-1931
2. Legislative budgets, 1931-1933
3. Legislative budgets, 1933-1935
4. Legislative budgets, 1933-1935 (cont)
5. Federal appropriations, 1930-1933
6. Federal appropriations, 1930-1933 (cont)
7. Federal appropriations, 1934
8. Federal appropriations, 1934 (cont)
9. Federal appropriations, 1935-1937
10. Federal appropriations: millage tax and bond issue ( Referendum 33 and 34), 1930
11. Federal appropriations: study of per capita costs of students, 1932
12. Gifts, loans, donations, 1926-1937
Box 8
1. Labor and employees (non-faculty) labor committee, 1918-1937
2. Library, 1919-1931
3. Library, 1932-1937

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Series 3; Subseries 2: Physical plant - buildings, campus and services, 1919-1937

This sub-series includes files on the infrastructure of the College including buildings; the campus grounds; services, maintenance and uses. Enclosures of many types may be present. After the general correspondence the files are arranged alphabetically.

Box 8 (cont.)
4. Physical plant: miscellaneous correspondence, 1920-1937
5. Buildings: general correspondence, 1922-36
6. Buildings: Student Union, Girls Residence Halls, general correspondence 1932
7. Buildings: Student Union, Girls Residence Halls, general correspondence 1933
8. Buildings: Student Union, Girls Residence Halls, general correspondence 1934
9. Buildings: Student Union, Girls Residence Halls, general correspondence 1935
10. Buildings: Student Union, Girls Residence Halls, correspondence 1936-1937
11. Buildings: insurance, Girls Residence Halls 1936-1937
12. Buildings: Mead and Mount, general contractors, 1934-36
Box 9
1. Buildings: Use of buildings by outside organizations, etc 1921, 1933-1934
2. Campus grounds, correspondence, 1924-36
3. Campus traffic, 1923-36
4. Fire protection, 1921-36
5. Heat, power and electric light, 1924-37
6. Land holdings, 1919-1931
7. Sewage system, sidewalks, streets, 1921-1935
8. Telephones, 1923-31
9. Water rates, 1933-34
10. Water rights, 1924-1936

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Series 3; Subseries 3: Publications, publicity and public relations, 1920-1937

Files on promoting the college including exhibitions and radio, community programs and publicity handouts. Enclosures of many types may be present.

Box 9 (cont.)
11. Public Relations: Publications correspondence, 1924-1937
12. Public Relations: Publicity, 1920-1937
13. Public Relations: Publicity, Exhibits, 1920-1934
14. Public Relations: Publicity Radio, 1924-1936
15. Public relations, 1934
16. Faculty memberships, Bozeman Chamber of Commerce, 1920-1936
17. Registrar (Report of Registration Committee), 1929/30-1935/36; Report of Registrar, 1929/30-1936/47

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Series 3; Subseries 4: U.S. work relief programs on campus, 1933-1937

Files on the Civil Works Administration, Federal Emergency Relief Administration, National Youth Administration and Works Progress Administration programs for students and non-students included. Also includes the Vice- President's file. As with other series, enclosures of many types may be present.

Box 9 (cont.)
18. U.S. Work Relief programs: C. W. A., Student employment 1933-1934
19. U.S. Work Relief programs: C. W. A., Unemployed campus projects, 1933-34
20. U.S. Work Relief programs: FERA Student employment, 1934-35
21. U.S. Work Relief programs: FERA Non student, 1934-35
Box 10
1. U.S. Work Relief programs: FERA, NYA, WPA, 1935
2. U.S. Work Relief programs: FERA, NYA, WPA, 1936-37
3. Vice-president, MSC, 1932

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Series 4: Faculty, 1919-1937

This series includes the correspondence and enclosure papers related to faculty, professional and personal life and problems. Files may contain enclosures including reports, documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, announcements and articles, etc. related to that correspondence. The files are arranged alphabetically followed by two faculty organizations files.

Box 10 (cont.)
4. Academic freedom and tenure, 1921-37
5. Appointments, promotions, dismissals, etc. (General) 1924-1934
6. Consulting work, 1922-26, 1935
7. Contributions, 1932
8. Cost of living studies, 1933
9. Group life insurance, 1931-1935
10. Hours of service, 1932
11. Housing and recreation, 1936
12. Married women, nepotism 1935-1936
13. MEA membership, 1937
14. Faculty meetings, 1922-24
15. Faculty meetings, 1925-26
16. Faculty meetings, 1930-31
Box 11
1. Faculty meetings, 1932-34
2. Faculty meetings, 1935-37
3. Military service, 1924
4. Officiating at high school contests 1926
5. Professional improvement, Sabbatical leave, etc., 1919-37
6. Qualifications, 1921-36
7. Retirement plans, 1923-37
8. Retirement plans, 1923-37 (cont)
9. Salary levels 1919-24
10. Salary levels 1931-37
11. Service committee, 1924-1933
12. Service reports, 1932
13. Sick leave, 1934-35
14. Social matters, 1922-36
Box 12
1. Teacher's oath, 1931
2. Teaching load 1919/20 - 1934/35
3. Travel expenditures, 1919-37
4. Visits to Helena, 1925
5. Faculty organizations: Faculty Symposia, 1925-1931
6. Faculty organizations: Quarter Century Club, 1930-1936

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Series 5: Students, 1919-1937

Correspondence files concerning students were organized into seven areas that covered: general topics and the correspondence with Deans of Men and Women, financing, health and housing, organizations, problems, student publications, and miscellaneous other topics. Files may contain enclosures including reports, documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets announcements and articles, etc. related to that correspondence.

Box 12 (cont.)
7. Dean of Men, correspondence 1932-36
8. Dean of Women's office, 1921-36
9. Dean of Women: Social Director, 1931-35
10. Dean of Women: Una B. Herrick, (Social Guidance Advisor) 1931-35
11. Students (General), 1922-1936
12. Student enrollment (Registration, studies, etc.) 1922-1929
13. Student enrollment (Registration, studies, etc.) 1930-1937
14. Student-faculty relations, 1928-37
15. Student fees, 1921-37
16. Student finance, general
17. Student employment, 1923-37
18. Student loans, 1925-37
19. Student health service, correspondence, 1919-37
Box 13
1. Student housing: general correspondence, 1921-37
2. Residence halls, 1920-34
3. Residence halls, 1935-37
4. Student organizations: general correspondence, 1933-36
5. Student organizations: Associated Students, Student senate, 1920-35
6. Student organizations: Agricultural Club, 1922-31
7. Student organizations: President's Club, 1927
8. Student organizations: Fraternities and sororities, 1921-1930
9. Student organizations: Fraternities and sororities, 1931-1937
10. Student honorary organizations, general and miscellaneous 1920-1936
11. Honorary organizations: Sigma Xi 1932
12. Honorary organizations: International Knights 1924-34
13. Honorary organizations: Phi Kappa Phi, 1930-35
14. Honorary organizations: Septemiviri, 1931-36
Box 14
1. Students: political organizations, 1924
2. Rocky Mountain Students Presidents and Editors Association, 1920
3. Student problems, Delinquent Students, Discipline, etc (general) 1919-1937
4. Student problems: hoboing 1922-23
5. Student problems: marriage, 1924-32
6. Student strike, 1930
7. Student strike, 1930 (cont)
8. Prohibition, enforcement of by students (proposed), 1924
9. Student publications, general and miscellaneous, 1925-36
10. Student publications: Montanan, 1925-36
11. Student records, 1925, 1933
12. Student social affairs, 1930-35
13. Student traditions, 1921-35
14. Students, foreign 1919

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Series 6: Alumni files, 1921-1937

Correspondence related to alumni and College matters. Files may contain enclosures including brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and announcements related to that correspondence.

Box 14 (cont.)
15. Alumni: general correspondence, 1924-37
16. Alumni Association, 1933-37
17. Alumni: Collegian, 1934
18. Alumni: notable, etc., 1930-34
19. Alumni: occupational summary of graduates, 1923-32 (includes 1896-1921 summary)
20. Alumni: letters from President to MSC graduates, 1921-1925

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Series 7: Academic Divisions, Colleges and Departments, 1914-1940

Included in this series are the general correspondence with divisions of the College and their attached departments which is arranged into six sub-series reflecting the organization of the institution with some exceptions ( the units do not match exactly any of the catalogs issued from 1919-1937, but the order of the files has been maintained) Files may contain enclosures including reports, documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and announcements, etc. related to that correspondence.

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Series 7; Subseries 1: Division of Agriculture and associated departments, 1914-1937

Division of Agriculture including seven departments and the Extension Service and Experiment Stations. Files include general correspondence and special programs or projects. As with other series, enclosures of many types may be present.

Box 15
1. Division of Agriculture: general correspondence, 1921-30
2. Division of Agriculture: general correspondence, 1931-35
3. Division of Agriculture: general correspondence, 1936-37
4. Division of Agriculture: Agricultural Course Inquiry, 1920
5. Division of Agriculture: relations with U.S.D.A., 1921-1924
6. Division of Agriculture: student judging contests, 1924-1936
7. Agricultural Economics: general correspondence, 1924-1933
8. Agricultural Economics: general correspondence, 1934-1937
9. Agricultural Engineering: general correspondence, 1919-1937
10. Agronomy: general correspondence, 1921-1926
11. Agronomy: general correspondence, 1930-1937
12. Agronomy: crop standardization, and soil improvement work, 1919-33
13. Agronomy: Grain Inspection Laboratory 1920-1925
14. Agronomy: tillage, seeding
15. Agronomy: corn, 1924-33
16. Agronomy: grain, wheat varieties, smut prevention 1925-1937
17. Agronomy: legumes, 1924
18. Agronomy: sunflowers, 1919-1920
19. Agronomy: sweet clover, 1923
Box 16
1. Animal Industry: general correspondence, 1920-32
2. Animal Industry: general correspondence, 1933-36
3. Animal Industry: feeds and feeding, 1931-37
4. Animal Industry: Little International, 1932-36
5. Animal Industry: livestock train 1924-1937
6. Animal Industry: range livestock research, 1922-36
7. Animal Industry: military grass, 1935
8. Animal Industry: recreational ranching, 1935
9. Dairy Industry: general correspondence, 1924-35
10. Dairy Industry: Bitterroot dairy herd improvement controversy, 1934-35
11. Horticulture Department: general correspondence, 1925-37
12. Poultry Department: general correspondence, 1921-34
13. Veterinary Department: general correspondence, 1923-35
14. Extension Service: general correspondence, 1914-24
15. Extension Service: general correspondence, 1925-27
16. Extension Service: general correspondence, 1928-30
Box 17
1. Extension Service: general correspondence, 1931-36
2. Extension Service: training of extension workers, 1923-1924
3. Extension Service: Extension Workers Conference, 1922-1936
4. Extension Service: Director's letters to extension workers,1923-24
5. Extension Service: county agricultural agents, 1919-35
6. Extension Service: county Home Demonstration work, 1923-1929
7. Extension Service: 4-H Club Work, 1914-35
8. Extension Service: Forestry, 1925-30
9. Extension Service: Work with Indians, 1923-46
10. Experiment Stations: general correspondence, 1929-36
11. Experiment Stations: Central Montana Branch Station, 1926
12. Experiment Stations: Horticultural Branch Station, 1932-36
13. Experiment Stations: Northern Montana Branch Station, 1921-1927
14. Experiment Stations: U. S. Range Experiment Station, 1930-1935

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Series 7; Subseries 2: Division of Engineering and associated departments, 1919-1937

Correspondence and papers related to the Engineering Division and its seven departments. As with other series, enclosures of many types may be present.

Box 17 (cont.)
15. Engineering Division: general correspondence, 1919-31
16. Engineering Division: general correspondence, 1932-36
17. Engineering Div: "Bridging the gap between the college and industry", 1933-36
Box 18
1. Engineering Division: Engineering Experiment Station, 1920-1937
2. Engineering Division: agreement with State Highway Commission, 1920-32
3. Engineering Division: Engineering Extension Service, 1930-34
4. General Engineering: annual reports, 1930/31-1936/37
5. Architectural engineering: general correspondence, 1920, 1932
6. Chemical Engineering: general correspondence, 1931-35
7. Civil engineering: general correspondence, 1919-33
8. Electrical engineering: general correspondence, 1926-1937
9. Industrial engineering: general correspondence, 1929, 1935
10. Mechanical engineering: general correspondence, 1935

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Series 7; Subseries 3: The General Division, 1931-1937

The General Division consisted of two-year courses with options toward four-year degrees. Enclosures may be present.

Box 18 (cont.)
11. General Division: correspondence (Two-stage plan), 19 31-35
12. General Division: correspondence (Two-stage plan), 1935-37
13. General Division: game conservation course, 1933-36

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Series 7; Subseries 4: Division of Household and Industrial Arts, 1920-1937

Correspondence of the Division of Household and Industrial Arts, its various departments and associated programs. As with other series, enclosures of many types may be present.

Box 18 (cont.)
14. Division of Household and Industrial Arts: general correspondence, 1931-1936
15. Applied Arts: general correspondence, 1924 - 34
16. Home Economics: general correspondence, 1920-1932
17. Home Economics: general correspondence, 1933-1937
18. Home Economics Association, 1924-34
19. Home Economics: White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, 1930-34
20. Home Economics: play school
21. Secretarial Science: general correspondence, 1924-1930

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Series 7; Subseries 5: Division of Science and associated departments, 1919-1937

The Division of Science correspondence includes its departments (an extensive correspondence about athletics in the Physical Education Department is present), programs and governmental partners in research. Files may contain enclosures including reports, documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, articles and announcements, etc. related to that correspondence.

Box 19
1. Division of Science: Dean of Science, 1932-35
2. Division of Science: correspondence with U.S. Bureau of Entomology, 1929-1935
3. Division of Science: correspondence with U.S. Biological Survey, 1935-1936
4. Botany and Bacteriology: general correspondence, 1932-1935
5. Botany and Bacteriology: Barberry eradication campaign, 1925-1937
6. Chemistry: general correspondence, 1922-1937
7. Chemistry: fertilizer research, 1920-1936
8. Chemistry: soil work, 1923
9. Chemistry: Public Service Division, 1919-1924
10. Chemistry: oil laboratory (Work of State Chemist), 1919-1937
11. Chemistry: water and food labs (Cooperation with State Board of Health), 1923
12. Chemistry: swimming pool standards, 1923
13. Zoology-Entomology, 1923
14. Entomology: general correspondence, 1924-37
15. Entomology: Strand, L., Appointment as Head of Entomology Dept.,1929-30
16. Entomology: bee keeping
17. Entomology: grasshopper control, 1919-37
18. Entomology: rodent control, 1919-34
19. Mathematics: general correspondence, 1924-37
20. Nurses Training: correspondence, 1924-37
Box 20
1. Physical Education: general correspondence, 1925-37
2. Physical Education: non-student use of P E facilities, 1923-37
3. Athletics: general correspondence, 1920-23
4. Athletics: general correspondence, 1924-26
5. Athletics: general correspondence, 1930-33
6. Athletics: general correspondence, 1934-37
7. Athletics: Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference correspondence, 1933-36
8. Athletics: Athletic Committee reports, 1929/30-1934/35
9. Athletics: Reports of committee on eligibility of athletes, 1924/25-1936/37
10. Athletics: MSC Athletic Association reports, 1925, 1932-1937
11. Physics: general correspondence, 1923-1935
12. Physics: seismograph and earthquake research 1930-1935
13. Pre-medical work: correspondence, 1925
14. Zoology: general correspondence, 1923-1936
15. Zoology: Fish studies, 1935-1936

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Series 7; Subseries 6: General education departments, 1919-1937

General education departments not assigned to a division: their correspondence, programs and projects. Files may contain enclosures including reports, documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, articles and announcements, etc. related to the correspondence.

Box 20 (cont.)
16. Education and psychology: general correspondence, 1921-36
17. Education and psychology: certification, qualification to teach, 1919-36
Box 21
1. Vocational education: general correspondence, 1919-26
2. Vocational education: general correspondence, 1930-37
3. Vocational education: news notes, etc. 1920-25
4. Vocational education: news notes, etc. 1933-36
5. Vocational education: Conferences
6. Vocational education: agreements with Gallatin High School, 1925-1935
7. English: general correspondence
8. History: general correspondence, 1925-1935
9. History: Dean Hamilton's History of Montana, 1931-37
10. Military Science: general correspondence, 1920-1932
11. Military Science: general correspondence, 1933-1937
Box 22
1. Military Science: Armory (proposed), 1934-36
2. Music: general correspondence 1919-36

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Series 8: Activities in instruction and associated problems, 1919-1937

Correspondence on all facets of instruction, its problems and programs, and special instruction related events originating on campus are included in this series. Included are commencement, student entertainments, scholarship and scholastic awards, special short courses of study, special dates and miscellaneous subjects related to academic college events. Files may contain enclosures including reports, documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, articles and announcements, etc. related to that correspondence. After the instruction files, the files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box 22 (cont)
3. Instruction: Education Policies Committee, 1923
4. Instruction: Instruction Committee, 1922-1934
5. Instruction: Instruction Committee, 1934-1936
6. Instruction: Land Grant College Committee on Instruction, 1920-36
7. Instruction: Questionnaires to Chancellor's office by instructional faculty, 1923
8. Instruction: Whetzel's experiment in teaching, 1931
9. Instruction: adult education, 1934-37
10. Instruction: assemblies, 1923-35
11. Instruction: audio-visual work, 1920-36
12. Instruction: challenging courses, recording F's of transferred students, 1934
13. Instruction: class hours, 1935
14. Instruction: special adjustments for Seven Day Adventists, 1936
15. Instruction: class size, l929-36
16. Instruction: sectioning of classes, 1932-34
17. College entertainments, extracurricular activities: general corres., 1924-36
18. College entertainments: Dramatics, 1933-36
Box 23
1. College entertainments: Oratory and debate, 1931-37
2. College entertainments: Musical performances, 1932-37
3. Commencement, 1925-37
4. Commencement, Woman's Day, 1932-36
5. Correspondence work, 1922-36
6. Curricula and course of study, 1919-31
7. Curricula and course of study, liberalizing courses, 1926, 1936
8. Entrance requirements and limited enrollment, 1921-1932
9. Examinations, 1925-1935
10. Examinations, cribbing, and honor system, 1925-1933
11. Freshman orientation, 1921-1929
12. Freshman week, 1926-1933
13. Freshman week, 1934-1937
14. Graduate studies, 1924-1937
15. Graduation requirements, 1921-36
16. Honorary degrees, 1933-36
17. Mother's Day, 1935-37
18. Parents Day, 1935
Box 24
1. Personnel and placement, counseling system, testing: general correspondence, 1924-37
2. Personnel and placement, counseling system, testing: Agriculture, 1930-33
3. Personnel and placement, counseling system, testing: Engineering, 1919-32
4. Personnel and placement, counseling system, testing: Engineering, 1932-36
5. Personnel and placement,counseling system, testing: teacher placement, 1924-33
6. Prospective students, recruitment, 1917-1935
7. Quarter vs Semester, 1919-31
8. Religious activities, 1919-32
9. Religious activities, 1933-37
10. Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards: general correspondence, 1920-1934
11. Scholarships, FellowshipsAwards: general correspondence, 1935-1937
Box 25
1. Scholarships, Fellowships Awards: High School honor scholarships, 1921-1930
2. Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards: High School honor scholarships, 1931-1937
3. Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards: Rhodes scholarships, 1934-36
4. Scholastic requirements (Class attendance, Absences, Tardiness, Dropping classes, Extra-curricular eligibility), 1920-1926
5. Scholastic requirements (Class attendance, Absences, Tardiness, Dropping classes, Extra-curricular eligibility), 1930-1937
6. Schedules, Holidays, etc., 1933, 1936
7. Seminars, 1935
8. Short Courses: miscellaneous correspondence, 1929-35
9. Short Courses: Bankers, 1921-23
10. Short Courses: Dairy Industry, 1929-36
11. Short Courses: Fireman's School, 1930-34
12. Short Courses: Roads School 1929, 1934-1935
13. Short Courses: School of Agriculture, general correspondence, 1922-36
14. Short Courses: Trade and Industry course, 1934-36
15. Short Courses: Water Works Operators, 1933-36
16. Student study facilities, 1925
17. Summer School, 1920-37
18. Veterans Instruction, 1919-1926

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Series 9: Research, 1926-1936

Files exclusively devoted to research. As with other series, enclosures of many types may be present.

Box 26
1. Research (general): correspondence,1926-36
2. Research (regional): correspondence,1935-36

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Series 10: Conferences and conventions held on campus, 1916-1937

Correspondence related to conferences and conventions held on campus extensively covering High School Week. Files may contain enclosures including reports, documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and announcements, etc. related to that correspondence.

Box 26 (cont.)
3. Conferences and conventions: miscellaneous
4. Conferences and conventions: reports of time used, value, etc., 1930/31-1932/33
5. Conferences and conventions: reports of time used, value, etc., 1933/34-1936/37
6. Boys and Girls Vocational Conferences, 1920-1926
7. High School Week: general correspondence, reports, etc. 1929-1933
8. High School Week: general correspondence, reports, etc. 1934
9. High School Week: general correspondence, reports, etc. 1935
10. High School Week: general correspondence, reports, etc. 1936-1937
11. High School Week: High School Association Correspondence, 1933-34
Box 27
1. High School Week: Future Farmers of America, 1932-35
2. High School Week: Future Farmers of America, 1936-37
3. Farm and Home Week, 1918-1932
4. Visitors' Day, 1916, 1926
5. School Superintendents and Principals Conference, 1922-27
6. High School Basketball tournaments, 1920-26
7. High School Basketball tournaments, 1928-37

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Series 11: Non University System educational institutions, 1919-1936

Correspondence with schools and educational institutions not within the University System in relation to mutual issues and interests. Enclosures including reports, documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and announcements, etc. may be present.

Box 27 (cont.)
8. Schools of Montana: general correspondence, 1919-36
9. Schools of Montana: Association of School Board Trustees, 1926
10. Schools of Montana: Five mill tax, 1926
11. Schools of Montana: High School commencement addresses, 1920-33
12. Schools of Montana: High School correspondence course (proposed), 1935
13. Schools of Montana: High School honor societies, 1933
14. Montana Conference on Educational problems, MSU, 1935-36
15. Land Grant College Association (general), 1919-1924
16. Land Grant College Association (general), 1933-1936
17. Conference on Higher Education, University of Washington, July 15-16, 1935
18. Conference on University Training for National Service, University of Minnesota, July 14-17, 1931
19. Inter-mountain Union College, Billings, 1926
20. North Dakota College
21. Flaming Arrow School for Boys

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Series 12: Correspondence related to national, state and regional problems, 1919-1940

These files were received in alphabetical order by subject. Numerous diverse problems, organizations, institutions and constituencies are represented. Files may contain enclosures including reports, documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, articles and announcements, etc. related to that correspondence.

Box 28
1. Agricultural and economic conditions in Montana: general correspondence, 1919-1924
2. Agricultural and economic conditions in Montana: general correspondence, 1925-1928
3. Agricultural and economic conditions in Montana: general correspondence, 1931-1937
4. Agricultural and economic conditions in Montana: Monthly Bulletin, Northwest Grain Dealers Association 1920-1922
5. Agricultural credit, 1922-1923
6. Agricultural policy: general correspondence, 1924-1936
7. Agricultural policy: Export Corporation and McNary-Haugenism, 1923-1924
8. Agricultural policy: Export Corporation and McNary-Haugenism, 1925-1928
9. Agricultural policy: Diversification loans, Agricultural credit, 1924
10. Agricultural policy: Domestic allotment, 1932
11. Agricultural policy: Agricultural (AAA) and Soil conservation, 1934-1937
Box 29
1. Agriculture committee, Montana Bankers Association, 1921-1923
2. Agriculture committee, Montana Bankers Association, 1924-1933
3. Consumers Counsel, Gallatin County, 1934-1935
4. Dairy industry, 1922-1937
5. Dry land farming, 1922-1937
6. Drought and Depression relief, 1919-1932
7. Drought and Depression relief, 1934-1937
8. Farm Foundation, 1933
9. Farm labor, 1922
10. Farmers, Outstanding, 1922-1931
11. Farmer's organizations: Farm Bureau, 1925-1935
12. Farmer's organizations: Farmer's Union, 1921-1937
13. Farmer's organizations: National Farm Holiday Association
14. Flax Institute: flax tariff, 1923-1935
15. Great Plains Association, 1936
16. Irrigation, 1919-1936
17. Irrigation, Sugar beets, 1919-1923
18. Land clearing
19. Large scale farming, 1920
20. Margarine, 1935
Box 30
1. Marketing: general correspondence, 1920-1936
2. Marketing: cattle, 1925-35
3. Marketing: Cooperative, 1922-32
4. Marketing: grain, 1921-30
5. Marketing: grain, milling in bond, 1924
6. Monetary policies, 1933
7. Montana Development Association, 1921-1923
8. Montana Association, Montanans Incorporated, 1930-1931
9. Montana Association, Montanans Incorporated, 1932
10. Montana Association, Montanans Incorporated, 1933
11. Montana Association, Montanans Incorporated, Jan-June,1934
12. Montana Association, Montanans Incorporated, July-Dec, 1934
13. Montana Association, Montanans Incorporated, 1935
Box 31
1. Montana Association, Montanans Incorporated, 1936
2. Montana Association, Montanans Incorporated, 1937
3. Montana Association, Montanans Incorporated, maps and brochures
4. Montana Association of University Women, 1923-1930
5. Montana Association of University Women, 1931-1934
6. Montana Crime Commission: general correspondence,1929-1930
7. Montana Crime Commission: drafts of bills, etc.
8. Montana Farmer, 1922-1935
9. Montana Society of Natural History, 1936-1937
10. Montana Wool Growers Association, 1935
11. Montana state song, 1934
Box 32
1. Murphy, F. E.: Minneapolis Tribune, 1931-1934
2. Northwest Farm Products Association, 1923
3. Pacific Northwest promotion, 1919-1927
4. Phosphate Committee, Land Grant College Association, 1935-37
5. Phosphate Committee, Land Grant College Association, 1935-37 (cont)
6. Planning Program: general correspondence 1924, 1934
7. Planning Program: general correspondence 1934
8. Planning Program: general correspondence, 1935
9. Planning Program: general correspondence, 1936-37
Box 33
1. Planning Program: flood control, 1934
2. Planning Program: land utilization - general correspondence, 1931-32
3. Planning Program: land and water utilization (general), 1933-1934
4. Planning Program: land and water utilization (general), 1935
5. Planning Program: land and water utilization (general), 1936-1938
6. Planning Program: land utilization: soil surveys, 1925-1940
7. Planning Program: land utilization: sub-marginal land (withdrawal program)
8. Planning Program: power resources, 1934-35
9. Planning Program: public welfare legislation, 1934
10. Planning Program: trade program, 1934
11. Planning Program: U. S. D. A. discussion groups, 1935
12. Political matters, National, 1920, 1936
13. Political matters, State, 1919-24, 1933
14. Radio, 1923-24, 1931
15. Rural rehabilitation and resettlement, 1934-36
Box 34
1. Russia, Russian visitors, 1919, 1930
2. Settlement: general correspondence, 1920-1925
3. Settlement: general correspondence, 1926-1937
4. Settlement: Garet Garrett article and related material, 1924-1925
5. Settlement: Land Settlement Advisory Board, 1924-1926
6. Settlement: Montana Month, December 1924
7. Soil and wind erosion control, 1925, 1934-35
8. Spring Wheat regional conference, 1922-23
9. Standard of living, rural, 1931-1934
10. State government, 1922
11. State lands, 1932-33
12. State lands, Leasing, 1932
13. Taxation, Montana
14. Transportation: transportation problems (general), 1920-32
15. Transportation: Northwest Regional Advisory Board, 1925, 1935
Box 35
1. Transportation: North Pacific Export-Import rate, 1925-1926
2. Transportation: special railway rates for Montana gatherings, 1924, 1933
3. U. S. D. A., bill forbidding the advocacy of reduced consumption of any agricultural commodity, 1935
4. U. S. D. A., Secretary Wallace's visit to Montana, 1935
5. U. S. D. A., Secretary W. M.. Jardine
6. U. S. Department of Conservation and Public Works (proposed) 1935-1937
7. U. S. Tariff Commission, wheat studies, 1923-192
8. Weather, 1920-1936

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Series 13: Miscellaneous personal papers of President Atkinson, 1919-1937

This series is organized in three sub-series. It contains assorted correspondence and personal papers which are not necessarily related to college administration matters. Enclosures may be present to support the correspondence.

Series 13; Subseries 1: Correspondence related to Montanans and ex-Montanans

Files of correspondence between or about issues concerning a variety of Montanans. Files are grouped alphabetically by name.

Box 35 (cont.)
9. Correspondence related to Berghild Anderson, W. L. Beers, Thomas D. Campbell, W. M. Cobleigh
10. Correspondence related to E. L. Currier
11. Correspondence related to Chester Davis, E. C. Elliott, J. M.. Hamilton, Sam Hampton, Walter S. Hartman
12. Correspondence related to F. B. Linfield, I. D. O'Donnell, Carl Peterson, R. R. Renne, Mauro G. And J. G. Rodriguez, A. M. Ryon
13. Correspondence related to A. H. Stafford, W. L. Stockton, R. H. Sutherlin

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Series 13; Subseries 2: Miscellaneous Alfred Atkinson correspondence and papers, 1919-1936

Correspondence and papers which may include reports, announcements and memorabilia of Alfred Atkinson's presidency of Montana State College.

Box 35 (cont.)
14. President Alfred Atkinson (miscellany), 1921-1932
15. President Alfred Atkinson: inauguration of, 1919
16. President Alfred Atkinson: Federal Food Administrator for Montana, 1919-1921
17. President Alfred Atkinson: Forsyth bench lands, 1920-1936
18. President Alfred Atkinson: smoke injury investigations, 1919-1932

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Series 13; Subseries 3: Alfred Atkinson-M.L. Wilson Correspondence and materials,1919-1937

Box 35 (cont)
19. M. L. Wilson (miscellany), 1919-1933
20. M. L. Wilson: Dry farming-Triangle Survey, 1921-1923
21. M. L. Wilson: Fairway Farms, 1923-1931
Box 36
1. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1924-1926
2. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1930-1931
3. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1932, Jan-June
4. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1932, July-Dec
5. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1933, Jan-June
6. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1933, July-Dec
7. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1934, Jan-June
8. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1934, July-Dec
9. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1935, Jan-June
10. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1935, July-Dec
11. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1936, Jan-June
12. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1936, July-Dec
13. Correspondence: Atkinson-Wilson, 1937

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Updated: 5/14/09