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Thomas McGuane Papers

The McGuane papers contain manuscripts and correspondence related to the literary career of celebrated writer Thomas McGuane. Manuscripts make up the bulk of the collection and feature novels, short fiction, essays, and screenplays written between 1982 and 2010. Multiple drafts have edits from McGuane and his editors that provide evidence of how his works took shape through the drafting and publication process. For more information, see the finding aid to the collection.

1972 Constitutional Convention Oral Histories

Oral histories conducted in 2021-2022 with the remaining delegates to Montana's 1972 Constitutional Convention. The project was a collaboration of the MSU Library, MSU President's Office, Vice President of Communications Tracy Ellig, MSU alumnus Sarah Vowell, the Montana Free Press, and Montana PBS. For more details, see the digital collection. 

Frank Craighead Papers

The collected research of Dr. Frank C. Craighead Jr. (1916-2001), a scientist and naturalist, best known for his studiues of grizzly and black bears in Yellowstone National Park that he conducted with his twin brother, John Craighead. Their long-term study led the brothers to develop radio-tracking of wildlife. For more details, see the finding aid to the collection. 


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