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Collection 2346 - Richard B. Roeder Papers, 1949-1995

Creator: Roeder, Richard B.

Provenance Note: Research notes and files, personal papers, photographs, and audiotapes created or collected by Richard B. Roeder were donated to Special Collections by his daughter Ellen Pfalzgraff of Calgary, Alberta in March 1996. A Swarthmore yearbook and a small amount of correspondence was also donated to Special Collections by Carroll College in May 1996. Papers collected by Roeder from the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention were donated in 1980 and initially assigned accession number 2072. These papers have been incorporated with this collection.

Historical Note: Richard B. Roeder was born in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania on August 23, 1930, the sixth child of Herman and Mary Roeder. Roeder attended local schools and one year of post-graduate study at Admiral Farragut Academy in New Jersey. He attended Swarthmore College as an undergraduate student, and graduated in 1953. Graduate study was at the University of Pennsylvania, were he received his Masters in History in 1957 and his doctorate in 1971. Roeder worked for the University of Montana School of Pharmacy and the Montana Legislative Council before receiving a teaching position at Montana State University (MSU) in 1962. His teaching career at MSU lasted for twenty-two years, retiring in 1984. Roeder continued to teach as an adjunct professor into the 1990s at Carroll College. Roader's research interest were primarily concerned with aspects of Montana history. With Michael Malone, Roeder edited three books on Montana history. Yet, his best known book is Montana: A History of Two Centuries, co-authored with Malone in 1976 and reprinted in 1991 with the addition of William Lang. Roeder also contributed articles or essays to Montana: The Magazine of Western History, Montana Law Review, The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology, Montana Myths, and Montana and the West: Essays in Honor of K. Ross Toole. Richard Roeder's interests also included public affairs. He was appointed by the governor to the Constitution Revision Commission in 1969. Two years latter he won election as a delegate to the state's Constitutional Convention, were he served on the convention's Executive Committee and Committee on Style and Drafting. He also worked for the state's Lieutenant Governors's Office between 1984-1988. Roeder served on the editorial board of Montana: The Magazine of Western History, was as active participant with the Montana Committee for the Humanities, a citizen member of the Judicial Nomination Commission, and a member of the Montana Historical Society Board of Trustees. He twice won The Montana Award in the Humanities. Richard Roeder married Janet Merrill of Missoula, Montana in 1953. The couple had three children, Karin, Ellen, and Thomas. Roeder died on December 23, 1995 in Helena, Montana.

Content Description Note: The Roeder collection has been arranged in 13 series based mostly chronologically over his years as a student, teacher, public official, and researcher. The collection consists of notes taken as a student; personal, research, and business correspondence; teaching files; subject research files; Roeder articles and papers; bibliographies; lecture and conference tapes; and all the notes, readings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and general information associated with the 1972 constitutional convention. Roeder's interest in Montana history is reflected in his more extensive research on agriculture, early territorial history, women, homesteading, Indians, transportation, and lakes. Individuals that Roeder focused on include Thomas Carter, Grace Stone Coates, Joseph Kinsey Howard, James and Granville Stuart, Ella Knowles and Paris Gibson. The research on Gibson is particularly voluminous. The papers also include many notes taken from Montana newspapers during the territorial and early statehood period covering such topics as Gibson, politics and Montana's constitution. Roeder's own experience with constitutional issues from the 1970s compliments these early historical references and many of the clippings date from this period as well. Titles on the folders mostly duplicate titles used by Roeder. Papers in the original folders have generally remained under that folder's title, and as a result researchers are advised that particular subjects of interest may be found in more then one series.

Contents

Series 1 Swarthmore College 1949-1953
Series 2 University of Pennsylvania 1954-1957
Series 3 School of Pharmacy/Legislative Council 1957-1962
Series 4 Montana State University 1962-1984
Series 5 Lieutenant Governors's Office 1985-1988
Series 6 Adjunct Professor/Researcher 1988-1995
Series 7 Personal and Miscellaneous, ca. 1960-1995
Series 8 Teaching Files, ca. 1962-1992
Series 9 Audio-Cassette Tapes, n.d.
Series 10 Research Files, n.d.
Series 11 Research Note Cards, n.d.
Series 12 Constitutional Revision Commission 1969-1971
Series 13 Constitutional Convention 1971-1973

Series 1: Swarthmore College 1949-1953

Notes, exams, and papers from classes taken as an undergraduate student at Swarthmore College. Also in the series are a few newspaper clippings and Roeder's 1953 yearbook.

Box 1
1. American History
2. American Literature
3. Philosophy
Box 2
1. Diplomatic History
2. American Literature
3. Newspaper Clippings
4. 1953 Yearbook

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Series 2: University of Pennsylvania 1954-1957

Notes, papers, and exams from classes taken as a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, along with a small amount of personal correspondence.

Box 3
1. Europe 1300-1500
2-5. Late Middle Ages
6-11. Europe Since 1815
12-15. Europe Since 1870
16-18. Diplomatic History
Box 4
1. France
2-3. Germany
4. Europe
5-7. Latin America Since 1810
8-9. Latin America Since 1914
10-11. Thought & Culture 1775-1820
12-14. Thought & Culture 1820-1865
15-16. Thought & Culture 1865-1900
17. Thought & Culture 1900-1920
Box 5
1-5. U.S. History to 1815
6-12. U.S. History
13-15. U.S. Social History
16-18. U.S. Economic History
Box 6
1-3. U.S. Political History
4. Progressivism
5. Misc. Notes
6. Roeder Papers
7. Correspondence

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Series 3: School of Pharmacy/Legislative Council

Mostly personal correspondence during a period when Roeder worked as a stockroom clerk at the University of Montana's School of Pharmacy in Missoula, and as a Research Associate with the Montana Legislative Council in Helena. Also included are research notes and a graduate paper written by Roeder on "Civil War and Reconstruction."

Box 7
1. Correspondence 1957-59
2. Legislative Council 1959-62
3. Correspondence 1959-62
4. Roeder Notes/Paper 1959-62

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Series 4: Montana State University 1962-1984

The bulk of this series is Roeder's correspondence during his time as a history professor at Montana State. Personal, business, and research related letters, memos and dated general information are chronologically arranged by years, and within the folders by days. The series also contains a copy of his dissertation titled, "Montana in the Early Years of the Progressive Period," positions Roeder applied for at Montana State, student letters of recommendation, and Montana State administration papers.

Box 8
1. Applied for teaching Position
2-9. Correspondence 1963-71
10. Dissertation 1971
11-14. Correspondence 1972-74
Box 9
1-5. Correspondence 1975-79
6. MSU Positions Applied For
7-9. Correspondence 1980-82
10. Correspondence - Dearborn River 1980-82
11-13. Correspondence 1983-84
14-16. Student Letters of Recommendation 1963-76
Box 10
1-2. Student Letters of Recommendation 1977-84
3-4. Administration 1963-86

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Series 5: Lieutenant Governors's Office 1985-1988

Roeder worked for the Lieutenant Governors's Office for three years as a Administrative Assistant. Personal, job, and research related correspondence make up most of this series, and has been arranged by year, and within the folders by days. Also included are folders on individual projects Roeder was involved with, such as Montana's Centennial and Constitutional Reform Debate.

Box 11
1-10. Correspondence 1985-86
11. Constitutional Reform Debate - October 1986
12-17. Correspondence 1987-88
18. Personnel
19-21. Centennial Project

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Series 6: Adjunct Professor/Researcher 1988-1995

This period proved to be a prolific time as a writing for Richard Roeder. Nine of his published articles, essays, introductions, or forwards were printed during these eight year. The series reflects his short lived work as a historical consultant on the Arco Project. His interactions with Montana Center For The Book, his pieces for the Helena newspaper, "Quarries From Last Chance Gulch," and his interests in Swarthmore College are part of the series. Correspondence includes papers related to his personal, business, research, and general information interests. Roeder also applied for positions at Carroll Collage and Montana Historical Society during this time.

Box 12
1-3. Arco Correspondence 1988
4. Arco Work Diary 1988
5. Arco Document
6. RBR Research 1988-89
7. RBR Research - Banking 1988-89
8. Correspondence 1989
9. Constitutional Symposium 1989
10. Swarthmore Admission 1989-90
11. Student Letters of Recommendation 1988-90
12-16. Correspondence 1990-92
17. Carroll College Job Application 1990
18. Montana Historical Society Job Application 1992
Box 13
1. Correspondence 1993-95
2. Swarthmore Class Reunion 1993
3-5. Montana Center For The Book 1990-94
6. Quarries From Last Chance Gulch 1994-95

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Series 7: Personal and Miscellaneous, ca. 1960-1995

This series is somewhat of a catch-all for undated personal cards and letters, story and writing ideas of Roeder's, his personal biography and vita, wills, and photographs. There is also a folder of conferences he attended, awards he received, and reviews of his books.

Box 14
1. Conferences - Awards - Reviews
2. Misc. Correspondence
3. Writings
4. Stories
5. Art/Drawings
6. Photographs 1-14
7. Biographical/Vita
8. Wills

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Series 8: Teaching Files, ca. 1962-1992

The teaching files of Richard Roeder reflect over 30 years of historical information gathering and knowledge. Most of the files are from his years at Montana State. Yet Roeder taught at Carroll College, College at Great Falls, and the University of Montana as well. The series is arranged by the university and the name of the course taught. If the college name is not on the folder, the course was taught at Montana State. Information on each course may include a class syllabus, reading lists, course outlines, copies of exams, bibliographies, articles, newspaper clippings, and notes by Roeder. Research notes and lecture notes blend together. Course notes may also be found in the Research File Series, as research notes are in the Teaching File Series.

Box 15
1. Misc. Syllabus
2. History of Montana - Articles
3. History of Montana - Outline
4-6. History of Montana - Class Paper/Readings/Discussion Notes
7. History of Montana - Maps/Population
8-9. History of Montana - Misc. Bibliography
10. History of Montana - Newspaper Clippings
11-12. History of Montana - Notes
13-17. History of Montana - Territorial Period
18-19. History of Montana - Since Statehood
20. History of Montana - Paper
21. Trans-Mississippi Frontier
Box 16
1. American Constitution - Class Outlines/Exams
2. American Constitution - Newspaper Clippings
3-6. American Constitution - Notes
7. Constitutional History - Syllabus/Readings/Exams
8. Constitutional History - Articles/Papers/Bibliography
9-12. Constitutional History - Notes
13. Progressivism
14. Woman in Montana History - Outline
15-18. Woman in Montana History - Lecture Notes
19-21. Carroll - Early Western Civilization - Notes
22-23. Carroll - Early Western Civilization - Outline/Syllabus/Exams
Box 17
1. Carroll - Western Civilization - Syllabus/Exams
2-4. Carroll - Western Civilization - Notes
5. Carroll - Montana and the West - Syllabus
6-7. Carroll - Intro to Latin America - Articles/Bibliography
8. Carroll - Intro to Latin America - Notes/Newspaper Clippings
9-10. Carroll - Intro to Latin America - Readings/Syllabus
11. Carroll - Modern Latin America - Newspaper Clippings
12-14. Carroll - Modern Latin America - Notes
15-16. Carroll - Modern Latin America - Paper/Syllabus/Exams
17-19. Carroll - Latin America - Articles/Bibliography
20. Carroll - Catholic Church
21. Carroll - 20th Century American History Notes/Syllabus
22-23. Carroll - Trans-Mississippi West - Notes
24. Carroll - Trans-Mississippi West - Syllabus
Box 18
1-2. Great Falls - Montana Indians - Notes
3. Great Falls - Montana Indians - Syllabus/Exams
4. Great Falls - Montana Indians - Treaties
5. Great Falls - Montana History - Syllabus/Readings/Exams
6. Great Falls - West in American History - Notes/Syllabus
7-8. U of M - Montana History - Readings/Notes

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Series 9: Audio-Cassette Tapes

The tapes offer a sample of Roeder's style of lecture and historical information on specific subjects. The rest of the tapes are from conferences or symposiums where Roeder presented, moderated, or taped for interest. These tapes are not entirely clear as to the date or even who may be speaking.

Box 19
1. Side A & B - Lecture: Constitutional History
2. Side A - Address: Church Service, January 7, 1975
3. Side A - Lecture: Constitutional History
    Side B - Misc. Lectures
4. Side A - Misc. Lectures
    Side B - Music
5. Side A - Guest Lecture on John Dewey
    Side B - Radio Spots from Delegate Election
6. Side A - Lecture: Constitutional History
    Side B- Lecture: Gordon Britten
7. Side A & B Panel Discussion: Journalism and State Politics
8. Side A & B Panel Discussion: State Government (tape is in rough shape)
9. Side A & B Panel Discussion: Constitutional Reform
10. Side A & B Panel Discussion: Constitutional Reform
11. Side A & B Conference: Politics in the 1930s and 40s
12. Side A Conference: Politics in the 1930s and 40s
    Side B Conference: Constitutional Reform and Overview of Constitution

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Series 10: Research Files, n.d.

This is by far the largest series of the Roeder collection. The Research Files are organized by subject in alphabetical order. Subjects include general titles, individuals, bibliographies, and projects. There primary focus is on Montana history and history of the American West. Aside from Roeder's notes, subjects may include articles with extensive underlining or marginalia, bibliographies, newspaper clippings, reviews, papers, reports, documents, video tapes, and booklets. Relatively recent articles without extensive underlining or marginalia were not kept except for the title page, and these were generally included as part of bibliographies. Roeder left many short notes on various sizes of paper reflecting ideas and thoughts that are throughout the research files. Papers in original folders were generally kept intact with their titles. Many of Roeder's historical writings and articles with different drafts are in this series under appropriate titles.

Box 20
1-2. Agriculture
3-5. Agriculture - Montana
6. American History - Misc. Notes
7-18. "Anaconda" - Manuscript
19-23. Anaconda Mining Company
24. Anaconda Standard Almanac
25-29. Anaconda Standard - Newspapers (photocopied)
Box 21
1. Archie Bay Foundation
2-9. Arco
10-12. Art & Artists
13. Artists
14. Artists - Montana
15. Autio, Rudy
16. Bibliography - Misc. Articles
17. Bibliography - Misc. Books & Reports
18. Bibliography - Misc. Library Searches
19. Bibliography - Misc. New Yorker & Newspaper Articles
20. Bibliography - Misc. U.S. History
21. Bicentennial
22. Bolles, Jason
23-24. Bonesteele, Harry F.
25. Braley, Berton
26. Brinig, Myron
Box 22
1-2. Brinig, Myron
3. Brittan, Gordon
4-5. Buffalo Commons
6. Buildings - Historic
7. Burlingame - Misc. Papers
8. Burlington Northern
9-11. Butte
12. Butte - Roeder Article
13-17. "Butte in Fiction" - Roeder Article
18. Call, Hughie
19-22. Campbell, Will
23. Capital Punishment - Montana
24-25. Carter, Thomas H. - Roeder Article
26-28. Carter, Thomas H.
Box 23
1-4. Centennial - Montana
5. Clark Fork River Basin
6. Clearman, Mary
7-9. Coates, Grace Stone
10-11. Coates, Grace Stone - Roeder Article
12-14. Conservation History
17-19. "Constitution in Historical Context" - Montana - Roeder Article
20. Constitutional Amendments - Montana
21-22. Constitutional Convention - 1889 Montana
23-25. Constitutional Convention - 1972 Montana
26-27. Constitutional Convention - 1972 Montana - Interviews/Roeder Thoughts
Box 24
1. Constitutional Court Cases - Montana
2-3. Constitutional Duty
4. Constitutional History
5. Constitutional History - Supreme Court
6. Constitutional History - U.S.
7. Constitutional Interpretation - Montana
8. Constitutional Litigation - Montana
9. Constitutional Speeches - Montana
10-14. Constitutional Revision - Montana
15-17. County History - Montana - Historical Briefings
18. County History - Montana - Jordan
19-26. County History - Montana - Lincoln
Box 25
1-4. County History - Montana
5. Courts
6. Court Cases - Montana Reports
7. Court Opinions - Montana
8-10. Cowboys
11. Cowboys - Roeder Introduction
12. Criminal Law
13. Daly, Marcus
14-15. Dams - Fort Peck
16. Dams - Montana
17-19. Dearborn River
20. Deerlodge, Montana
21. Development and Growth - Montana/West
22. Doig, Ivan
23. Dude Ranching
24-26. Economy - Montana
27-29. Education - Montana
Box 26
1. Election - Montana 1974
2. Election History - Montana 1956
3-4. Election Returns - Montana 1958-74
5. Emerson, Ralph W.
6. Energy Development - Montana
7-8. Environment
9. Environmental Ethics
10. Environmental History
11-12. Ethnic History
13-14. Ethnic History - Montana - African Americans
15. Ethnic History - Montana - Chinese
16. Ethnic History - Montana - Hutterites
17. Ethnic History - Montana - Irish
18. Ethnic History - Montana - Jews
19. Ethnic History - Montana - Mennonites
20. Ethnic History - Montana - Japanese
21. Eugenics
22-24. Exploration - Montana
25-27. Federal Writers Project
28. Federalism
29. Fligelman, Frieda & Belle
30. Folklife Project
31. Fort Missoula
Box 27
1. Gallatin Institute
2. Ghost Towns - Montana
3-14. Gibson, Paris
15-16. Gibson, Paris - Roeder Article
17. Gibson, Paris - Roeder Lecture Poster
18. Glacier National Park - Roeder Book Review
19-20. Governors Messages - Montana 1897-1901, 1918
21. Governors State of the State Message - Montana 1881-1909
22-26. Governors State of the State Message - Montana 1945-85
27. Government - Commentary
28. Guns
Box 28
1. Hauser, Samuel T.
2-5. Haynes, J. E.
6. Helena, Montana - Capital
7-8. Helena, Montana - Churches
9. Helena Independent - Roeder Article
10. Helena - Montana Club
11. History - Article
12. History - Roeder Misc. Notes
13. History Department MSU
14. History of Ideas - Article
15-16. Homesteading
17-20. Homesteading - Montana
21. Homesteading - Montana - Roeder Book Review
22-24. Homesteading - Montana - Woman
25. Homesteading - Montana - Woman - Roeder Article
26. Homesteading - West
Box 29
1-4. Howard, Joseph Kinsey
5-6. Howard, Joseph Kinsey - Roeder Article
7. Howard, Joseph Kinsey - Roeder Book Review
8. Howard, Joseph Kinsey - Roeder Paper
9-11. Humanities
12-14. Humanities - Montana
15. Idaho History
16-25. Indians
26-27. Indians - Montana
Box 30
1-9. Indians - Montana
10. Indians - Wyoming
11. Irrigation - Montana
12. Karsmizki, Ken
13-16. Knowles, Ella
17-18. Knowles, Ella - Roeder Article
19-22. Labor - Progressive Era Montana
Box 31
1. Labor History - Montana
2. Langford, Nathaniel Pitt
3-8. Latin America
9. Law
10. Lawyers - Montana
11-14. Legal History
15-18. Legislation - U.S.
19. Legislation - Montana
20. Legislation - Montana Supreme Court
21. Legislative Council - Montana
22-24. Legislators - Montana
25. Legislators - Montana - Roeder Writings
26-29. Legislature - Montana 1865-1927
30. Legislature - Montana/Idaho
31. Linderman, Frank Bird
32. Literature
33-35. Literature - Montana
Box 32
1-4. Literature - Montana
5-6. Literature - Montana - Poetry
7-10. Literature - Montana - Authors
11. Literature - Montana Anthology
12. Literature - West
13. Local & Community History
14-15. Local Government
16-18. Local Government - Montana
19-20. Louisiana Purchase Exposition
21-23. MacLane, Mary
24-26. Mansfield, Mike
27. Masons - Montana
28. McCorkle, Daniel
29-33. Media - Montana
Box 33
1. Media - Montana - Roeder Paper
2. Media - Montana - World War II
3. Metcalf, Lee
4. Miles City, Montana
5. Military History - U.S.
6-9. Mining History
10-11. Mining History - Montana
12. Mining - Montana - Air Quality
13. Mining - Montana - Coal
14. Mining - Montana - Roeder Book Review
15. Mining - Montana - Gypsum
16-17. Mining - Montana
18-20. Misc. Notes/Bibliography
21. Montana - "What's Wrong" Forum
22. Montana: 1st Edition - Chapter 7
23-25. Montana: 1st Edition - Chapter 11
26-27. Montana: 1st Edition - Chapter 14
28. Montana: 1st Edition - Photographs 1-5
Box 34
1. Montana: 2nd Edition - Bibliography
2-3. Montana: 2nd Edition - Inserts
4-5. Montana: 2nd Edition - Notes
6. Montana Congressmen 1930s
7. Montana Historical Society
8. Montana History - Activism
9-10. Montana History - Bibliography - Historical Society
11-13. Montana History - Bibliography - Misc.
14-15. Montana History - Bibliography - Montana Magazine
16. Montana History - The Dry Times
17. Montana History - Maps
18. Montana History - Misc. Documents
19. Montana History - Notes
20-21. Montana History - People
21-22. Montana History - Reading Notes
23. Montana History - Reports/Documents
24. Montana History - Postcards
25. Montana History - Roeder Article
26-27. Montana History - Unknown Manuscript
28. Montana History - War Years
Box 35
1-2. Montana History - War Years
3. Montana History - An End To Innocence
4. Montana Margins
5. Montana Myths Project
6. Montana Power Company
7. Montana Study
8. Municipal Reform - Montana
9. Murray, James E.
10-13. Natural Resources - Montana - Fish & Game
14. Natural Resources - Montana - Forest
15. Natural Resources - Montana - Forest Fires
16. Natural Resources - Montana - Forest Products
17. Natural Resources - Montana - Water
18. New Deal
19. New England Society
20-22. Newspaper Research - Montana 1906-07
Box 36
1. Newspapers - Montana - Great Falls Tribune
2. Newspapers - Montana - Clippings Misc.
3. Newspapers - Montana - Clippings Agriculture/Industry
4. Newspapers - Montana - Clippings Environment
5-6. Newspapers - Clippings Montana History
7-8. Newspapers - Montana - Clippings Politics/Law
9. Newspapers - Montana Eagle
10. Newspapers - Montana - Propaganda
11. Newspapers in Montana
12. Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society
13. O'Connell, Jerry
14. Overland Trail
15. Phillips, Paul
16. Photography
17-18. Plassmann, Martha E.
19. Poindexter Collection
20-23. Politics - Montana
24-32. Politics - Montana - Post World War II
33. Politics - Montana - Voting
Box 37
1. Population - Montana
2. Populism
3. Prehistoric History
4-5. Progressive Era - Montana
6-11. Range & Cattle History - Montana/West
12. Rankin, Jeannette
13. Raymond, Sarah
14-15. Reapportionment
16. Religion
17. Riel, Louis
18. Rodeo
19-21. Russell, Charles M.
22-23. Russell, Charles M. - Roeder Paper
24. Russell, Charles M. - Roeder Book Review
25. Sanders, Wilbur Fisk
26. Schultz, James Willard
27. Schwinder, Ted
28-29. Sheep - Montana/West
30. Social History - Montana - Churches
31. Social History - Montana - Education
32. Social History - Montana - Ethnic
Box 38
1-3. Social History - Montana
4. Sportsmen - Montana
5-6. Stuart, Granville
7-8. Stuart, James - Fort Belknap
9-14. Stuart, James - Fort Browning
15-16. Stuart, James
17. Tariffs - Montana
18. Taxation - Montana
19. Taxation - Montana 1920s
20-22. Territorial Delegates - Montana
23-24. Territorial Delegates - Montana - Roeder Article
25-30. Territorial History - Montana
Box 39
1-3. Territorial History - Montana
4. Territorial History - Montana/West
5-6. Timber Butte Mine
7-10. Toole, Joseph Kemp
11. Toole, Joseph Kemp - Roeder Paper
12. Townly, A.C.
13-25. Transportation
26-27. Transportation - Montana
Box 40
1-8. Transportation - Montana
9-19. Transportation - Montana U.S.#2
20-22. Transportation - Montana - Unknown Manuscript
23. Turner, Frederick Jackson
24-26. Ubet - Roeder Book Introduction
27-29. Urban Development
30-31. Vigilantes & Violence - Montana/West
Box 41
1. Vigilantes & Violence - Montana/West
2. Walker, Mildred
3-4. Walsh, Thomas
5. Washington State Library
6. Welch, James
7-11. Western History - Bibliography
12. Western History - Frontier
13. Western History - Fur Trade
14-15. Western History - Misc.
16. Western History - Pacific Northwest
17. Western History - Politics
18-19. Wheeler, Burton K.
20-23. Woman - Montana
24-25. Woman - Montana - Roeder Paper
26. Woman Suffrage
27. Work
28. Yellowstone National Park

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Series 11: Research Note Cards, n.d.

The Research Note Cards are organized by subject in alphabetical order. Subjects mostly include general titles and individuals. Many of the note cards are part of extensive newspaper research. The files are almost exclusively on aspect of Montana history and are focused mostly on research projects conduced by Roeder. This includes Paris Gibson, Montana Legislators, taxes, Ella Knowles, Joseph Kinsey Howard, and agriculture.

Box 42
1-8. Agriculture
9. Farmers Union
10. Federation of Labor
11. Governors Messages
12-15. Howard, Joseph Kinsey
16. Income Tax
17. Knowles, Ella
18. Montana Constitution Amendments
19. Non-Partisan League
20. Progressive Era
21. Property Tax
22. State Levies
23. Stockgrowers Conventions
24. Taxes - Agriculture
25. Taxes - Banks/Insurance Companies
26. Taxes - Board of Equalization
27. Taxes - Education
28. Taxes - Fish & Game
29. Taxes - Freight & Railroads
30. Taxes - Inheritance
31. Taxes - Irrigation Districts
32. Taxes - Licence Fees
33. Taxes - Liquor
34. Taxes - Misc.
35. Taxes - Mines
36. Taxes - Oil & Gas Industry
37. Taxes - Woolgrowers
38. Taxpayers Association
Box 43
1. Gibson, Paris
Box 44
1. State Subject File
2. Legislators - House
Box 45
1. Legislators - Senate - Notes
2. Legislators - Senate

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Series 12: Constitutional Revision Commission 1969-1971

Roeder was appointed as one of four governors appointees on the sixteen member Constitutional Revision Commission in 1969. The series represents the memos, minutes, extensive readings, correspondence, committee meetings, the Commission's draft report, and notes that Roeder collected as part of his two year membership on the committee. Many of the readings have marginalia by Roeder.

Box 46
1-3. Commission Memos/Minutes 1969
4-10. Commission Readings
11. Working Papers - Present & Proposed Provisions Comparison
12-18. Commission Readings
Box 47
1-3. Commission Readings
4. State Conventions - Newspaper Articles
5. Commission Correspondence
6. Commission Notes
7. Constitutional Revisions
8. Constitutional Studies 1969-70
9-10. Commission Report
11. Commission Conference
12. Constitutional Convention Steering Committee 1970
13. Constitutional Convention Executive Committee 1970
14. Commission Articles
15. Convention Enabling Act
16. Convention Enabling Act Analysis
17. Constitutional Convention Court Case 1971
18. Convention Preparation

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Series 13: Constitutional Convention 1971-1973

Roeder was elected to the Montana Constitutional Convention in the fall of 1971. The series represents most of many aspects that made up the convention for a delegate. Aside from his delegate duties, Roeder served on the Executive Committee and the Committee of Style and Drafting. The series includes papers and newspaper clippings of the primary and delegate elections; extensive reading material; general convention information; committee reports and proposed amendments to the constitution; convention studies, papers, and memorandums; correspondence; Committee on Style and Drafting Reports (CSD); delegate and resolution proposals to the constitution; drafts of the proposed constitution; convention proceedings; extensive collection of state newspaper clippings; and post-convention correspondence and related papers. Much of the readings and papers have Roeder marginalia. The series also includes delegate photographs and two journal books.

Box 48
1. Delegate Primary
2-3. Delegate Election
4. Pre-Convention Information
5. Opening Ceremonies
6. Delegate Nametags
7. Convention Introduction
8. Drafting Manual
9. General Information
10. Resource File
11. Convention Directory
12. Convention Clerical Manual
13. Convention Rules
14. Montana Constitution - Workbook
15. Committee on Style & Drafting
16. Executive Committee
17. Executive Committee Reading
Box 49
1. Executive Committee Testimonies
2-5. Executive Reorganization
6. Local Government
7-8. State Legislatures
9. Bill of Rights
10. State Legislatures
11. Public Lands
12. Ombudsmen
13. Public Health, Welfare, & Industry
14. Environment
15-16. Judicial
17. Attorney General
18. Railroad Commission
19-20. Finance
Box 50
1. Taxation
2-3. Education
4-10. Convention Studies 1-12
Box 51
1-5. Convention Studies 13-17
6-8. Occasional Papers 1-3
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1-3. Occasional Papers 5-6
4-12. Convention Memorandums 1-10
13-15. Correspondence November - December 1971
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1. Correspondence December 1971 (undated)
2-7. Correspondence January - March 1972
8. Convention Journals
9. Convention Misc. Notes
10. Constitutional Amendment (CA) - Suffrage & Elections Committee Proposal
11. CA - Constitutional Revision Committee Proposal
12. CA - Legislative Committee Proposal
13. CA - Executive Committee Proposal
14. CA - Judiciary Committee Proposal
15. CA - Natural Resources & Agriculture Committee Proposal
16. CA - Revenue & Finance Committee Proposal
17. CA - Bill of Rights Committee Proposal
18. CA - Public Health, Welfare, Labor, & Industry Committee Proposal
19. CA - Education & Public Lands Committee Proposal
20. CA - Local Government Committee Proposal
21. CA - General Government Committee Proposal
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1. Committee on Style and Drafting (CSD) - Suffrage & Elections
2. CSD - Constitutional Revision
3. CSD - Legislative
4. CSD - Executive
5. CSD - Judiciary
6. CSD - Natural Resources & Agriculture
7. CSD - Revenue & Finance
8. CSD - Bill of Rights
9. CSD - Public Health, Welfare, Labor, & Industry
10. CSD - Education & Public Lands
11. CSD - Local Government
12. CSD - General Government
13. CSD - "Compact With The United States"
14. CSD - Final Report
15. Public Information Committee Report
16. Convention Schedules
17-25. Delegate Proposals to Constitution
26. Proposed Resolutions to Constitution
27. Executive Committee Amendment
28. Delegate Voting
29-33. Rough Draft of Constitution
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1-3. Rough Draft of Constitution
4. Deletions From Constitution
5. Proposed Constitution
6. Different Formats of Proposed Constitution
7. Proposed Constitution - A Critical Look
8-19. Convention Proceedings - November 29, 1971- March 24, 1972
20-23. Convention News Clippings - January 20 - March 19, 1972
24-27. Roeder's Newspaper Clippings - November 21, 1971- January 28, 1972
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1-18. Roeder's Newspaper Clippings - January 29, - September 26, 1972
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1-2. Post-Convention Correspondence - April 1972
3. Court Case Against Committee - April 1972
4-5. Post-Convention Correspondence - May 1972
6. Convention News Clippings - April - May 1972
7-8. Post-Convention Correspondence - April - June 1972 (undated)
9. Roeder's Schedule - May - June 1972
10-12. Post-Convention Correspondence - June 1972 - March 1973
13. Convention Archival Inventory
14. Video - "The Montana Constitution"
15. Constitutional Society Citizen's Forum 1982
16. Constitutional Society Citizen's Forum 1992
17. Convention Photographs 1971 1-2, 16-17
18. Delegate Photographs 1971-1992 3-15

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