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Collection 2364 - Montana State University Centennial Project Materials, 1985-1993

Creator: Safford, Jeffrey J., 1934-

Provenance Note: Research materials, student papers, and oral histories assembled by Dr. Jeffery J. Safford during the Centennial History Project were donated to Special Collections by Safford in March 1997.

Historical Note: Jeffrey J. Safford was born May 14, 1934. His is married and has 4 children. He received his A.B. in Music from Wagner College, 1956, an M.S. in Secondary Education (English), Wagner College, 1959 and his PhD in History from Rutgers University in 1968. In 1968 he joined the faculty of the Montana State University History Department as an Assistant Professor. He served as an Associate Professor from 1972-1977. From 1977 until his retirement in 1991, he was a Professor in History. He was given the rank of Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy for his distinguished career at MSU. He is the author of Wilsonian Maritime Diplomacy, 1913-1921 and numerous articles and reviews in professional journals.

Content Description Note: Research materials created or collected by Jeffrey J. Safford while compiling his contribution to the book "In The People's Interest", coauthored by Robert Rydell and Pierce Mullen. This history of Montana State University was initially encouraged by MSU President William Tietz and subsequently designated the Centennial History Project under President Michael Malone. It was underwritten by the Montana State University Foundation. The papers include student research papers, multiple oral history interviews (both manuscript and taped) with people associated with the history of Montana State University and other related research materials.

Restrictions: Taped interviews of individuals are not cleared for public use, however transcriptions of those interviews may be read. Raw interview notes of oral histories are restricted from public use. **

Contents

Series 1 Subject files
Series 2 Oral histories
Series 3 Student papers

Series 1: Subject files for chapter 4-8, In the People's Interest

Research materials arranged by subjects and/or departments. They may include histories; reports; brochures; pamphlets; student papers; newspaper clippings; journal articles; news releases; photographs and photocopied photographs; memos; proposals; drafts of papers; correspondence; bibliographies ; staff directories; oral histories; research notes and miscellaneous support documents for chapters 4-8 of the centennial publication In the People's Interest.

Box 1
1. The Arts - Art, Music, and Theatre Departments
2. KUSM/Film and TV Department
3. Museum of the Rockies
4. Native American Program
5. Native American Studies History at MSU (1967-1972)

Box 2
1. Religion Studies and Danforth Chapel
2. Campus Capers (2 renowned incidents)
3. Centennial Courier (includes other miscellaneous campus publications)
4. Release requests for quotes from contemporaries of profiled individuals
5. The Renne Years
6. Chapter V - Growing Pains
7. Chapter V - Growing Pains (The Myers Case)
8. 1974 Blue Ribbon Committee
9. Dayton Evaluation Committee, 1975

Box 3
1. Lawrence K. Pettit
2. Chapter VI - The Politics of Education
3. Chapter VII - Part I- 1977-84
4. Chapter VII - Part II - Mid 80s
5. Chapter VII - Part III - Late 80s

Box 4
1. Chapter VII - Part IV - 90s
2. The Tietz Years
3. Enrollment records/surveys of graduates
4. Chapter VIII - Sport
5. Chapter VIII - Sport (con't)
6. Rodeo
7. Bernard Madison Case - 1980

Box 5
1. Strobel, Sands, and Genetics
2. Roland R. Renne Reminiscences - Transcription of interview conducted July 8, 1975 by Jeff Safford and Mike Malone. (Montana Historical Society Oral History Project)
3. To be filed - an assortment of research materials never filed into any subject file created
4. Inventories of photographs collected for possible use in publication
5. Miscellaneous (grey tape) CS file photos and photocopied photos
6. Loose photos and photocopied photos - CS file
7. Chapter IV - photos and photocopied photos - not used
8. Chapter V - photos and photocopied photos - not used
9. Chapter VI - photos and photocopied photos - not used
10. Chapter VII - photos and photocopied photos - not used
11. Chapter VII - photos and photocopied photos - not used
12. Miscellaneous photos and photocopied photos - possibilities for history book

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Series 2: Oral histories related to the history of Montana State University, 1987-1992

Oral histories of individuals connected with the history of Montana State University. They include transcribed interviews, taped interviews and interview notes and some miscellaneous materials. Individuals include staff, faculty, students, boosters, community leaders and government officials. Most interviews were conducted between June 1987 and February 1992. Transcriptions were sent to the interviewees for editing. Taped interviews were conducted by Jeff Safford and Pierce Mullen. (** taped interviews are restricted)

Box 6
1. Centennial Project Oral History inventories
2. Aasheim, Torlief S. - transcribed interview plus biographical information
3. Addy, Kelly - transcribed interview
4. Agocs, Herb - transcribed interview
5. Amberson, Max L. - transcribed interview
6. Asleson, Joe - transcribed interview
7. Bradley, Charles - draft transcribed interview with corrections notes
8. Bradley, Dorothy (with Bill Tietz and Mike Malone) - transcribed interview
9. Brown, Robert J. - draft and final transcribed interview
10. Bryson, Kenneth - transcribed interview
11. Burlingame, Merrill G. - two transcribed interviews plus two newspaper clippings
12. Bush, Corlann, G. - draft transcribed interview with correction notes
13. Campbell, Henry - transcribed telephone interview
14. Clark, Donald L. - transcribed interview (2 copies)
15. Craft, Roger - draft transcribed interview with correction notes
16. Davis, Cliff - transcribed interview
17. Dayton, Irving E. - transcribed interview
18. Dunbar, Robert - transcriptions of two interviews with correction notes and note card by interviewer
19. Edie, Jim - transcribed interview (2 copies)
20. Ellerd, Mary Pace - transcribed interview (2 copies)
21. Ennes, Marjorie Lanenbach - transcribed interview with margin notes
22. Estenson, Jo Ellen - transcribed interview
23. Fullerton, Doug - transcription of first interview (2 copies); transcription of second interview; rough draft of article by Doug Fullerton; 2 newspaper clippings
24. Gardiner, Henry - transcribed interview
25. Hager, Michael W. - transcribed interview (2 copies)
26. Hanson, Edward L. - transcribed interview (2 copies)
27. Helburn, Nicolas - transcribed interview with correction notes
28. Holland, Allyn "Sonny" - transcribed interview
29. Huffman, Roy - three transcribed interviews with some margin notes and note from Huffman
30. Hunt, Virginia - transcribed interview
31. Isaacson, Carl - transcribed interview
32. James, Ted - transcribed interview; biography; material by interviewee on run for office
33. Johnstone, Bill - two transcribed interviews with correction notes; bibliography

Box 7
1. Judge, Thomas L. - transcribed interview with correction notes plus telephone interview
2. Jutila, John W. - two transcribed interviews (one with 2 copies)
3. Karnop, Chuck - transcribed interview
4. Knapp, Stuart - transcribed interview
5. Kreighbaum, Ellen - transcribed interview (2 copies)
6. Larson, Harvey - transcribed interview
7. McIntosh, Carl - transcribed interview with correction notes
8. Malone, Michael - three transcribed interviews
9. Mathers, Bill - transcribed interview
10. Meloy, Harriet - transcribed interview and letter
11. Miller, Lindy - transcribed interview
12. Nicholson, Ken - transcribed interview.
13. Nopper, Thomas - transcribed interview; letter from interviewee and some notes
14. Pantzer, Robert - transcribed interview with correction notes
15. Parac, Tom - transcribed interview
16. Parker, John P. - transcribed interview.
17. Perrin, Ronald - two transcribed interviews
18. Pettit, Lawrence K. - transcribed interview with correction notes
19. Renne, Polly Wisner - transcribed interview
20. Roeder, Richard - transcribed interview
21. Rose, Harold "Cle" - transcribed interview.
22. Schwinden, Ted - transcribed interview with correction notes
23. Solomonson, Earl - transcribed interview with correction notes and letter to interviewee
24. Starner, Stu - transcribed interview and letter to interviewee
25. Strom, Rev. Herbert - transcribed interview and sheet on other comments

Box 8
1. Thomas, Sid - transcribed interview
2. Tietz, William - transcribed interview
3. Utzinger, Robert C. - transcribed interview
4. Vincent, John - transcribed interview
5. Walter, William G. - transcribed interview with correction notes
6. Ward, Edward H. - transcribed interview with end note
7. Wessel, Marilyn - transcribed interview
8. Worthington, Max - transcriptions of interviews 1 and 3 with correction notes and a letter about fact that the 2nd interview tape was missing. (See Box 11, file 15 for possible material from tape #2)
9. Interview notes for the following individuals : Agocs, Herb; Anacker, Edward; Babener, Liahna; Burlingame, Merrill G. (2); Coffin, Arthur; Curtis, Samuel; Dayton, Irving; Eck, Dorothy; Ellerd, Mary Pace (2); French, John; Goetz, James; Gosseth, Rolf; Hunt Virginia (2); Kelso, Maurice; Larson, Harvey; Malone, Michael; McNeill, Alex; Paisley, Marg; Reynolds, Creech (2); Shively, Bruce; Roeder, Richard; Swingle, David; Thomas, Fred; Tietz, William (2); Vincent, John; Williams, Ted. (**Restricted)

Box 9
1. Addy, Kelly - tape 1
2. Addy, Kelly - tape 2
3. Anacker, Edward - tape 1
4. Asleson, Joe - tape 1
5. Asleson, Joe - tape 2
6. Bennett, Byron - tape 1
7. Bennett, Byron - tape 2
8. Berg, Lloyd - tape 1
9. Bradley, Charles - tape 1
10. Bradley, Charles - tape 2
11. Bryson, Kenneth - tape 1
12. Bryson, Kenneth - tape 2
13. Coughlin, Jan - tape 1
14. Drumheller, Jack - tape 1
15. Dunbar, Robert G. - tape 1
16. Dunbar, Robert G. - tape 2
17. Dunbar, Robert G. - tape 3 (includes interview with Ted Weaver)
18. Emerson, Ken - tape 1
19. Gardiner, Henry - tape 1
20. Gardiner, Henry - tape 2
21. Holland, Sonny - tape 1
22. Holland, Sonny - tape 2
23. Huffman, Roy - tape 1
24. Huffman, Roy - tape 2
25. Johnstone, William - tape 1
26. Johnstone, William - tape 2
27. Jutila, John - tape 1
28. Jutile, John - tape 2
29. Kelso, Maurice - tape 1
30. Knapp, Stuart - tape 1
31. Knapp, Stuart - tape 2
32. Lapeyre, Gerald - tape 1

Box 10
1. Larson, Harvey - tape 1
2. Larson, Harvey - tape 2
3. McIntosh, Carl - tape 1
4. McIntosh, Carl - tape 2
5. Malone, Michael - tape 1
6. Malone, Michael - tape 2
7. Malone, Michael - tape 3
8. Newman, Frank - tape 1
9. Nopper, Thomas - tape 1
10. Nopper, Thomas - tape 2
11. Nopper, Thomas - tape 3
12. Parker, John - tape 1
13. Parker, John - tape 2
14. Renne, Polly (Mrs. Roland) - tape 1
15. Renne, Polly (Mrs. Roland) - tape 2
16. Renne, Polly (Mrs. Roland) - tape 3
17. Renne, Roland R. - tape 1 (reminiscences of July 8, 1975)
18. Renne, Roland R. - tape 2 (reminiscences of July 8, 1975)
19. Schmidt, Hugo - tape 1
20. Story, Malcolm - tape 1 (commentary on Robert Dunbar address - taped Dec. 1961)
21. Thomas, Sid - tape 1
22. Thomas, Sid - tape 2
23. Thomas, Sid - tape 3
24. Thurston, Vance - tape 1
25. Tietz, William - tape 1
26. Tietz, William - tape 2
27. Walter, William - tape 1
28. Walter, William - tape 2
29. Watling, Harold - tape 1
**. Weaver, Ted - (included on tape 17, box 10 with Robert Dunbar)
30. Wiegard, Ray - tape 1
31. Worthington, Max - tape 1
32. Worthington, Max - tape 3 (tape 2 was lost during research; see Box 11, file 15)

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Series 3: Student papers - History 400, Spring 1990

Papers written for Jeff Safford's History 400 class in the spring of 1990 for the MSU Centennial Project. Students wrote the history of a department or topic at the university including oral interviews with individuals who could support their research. The transcriptions of the interviews were paraphrased versions of the conversations which were not taped. One paper also from Robert Rydell's History 400 seminar.

Box 11
1. Class Papers Centennial History Inventory
2. Baker, Holli - A History of the Office of Safety and Security including interviews with: Don Wortman; Ed Collins; and Rolf Grosseth
3. Bilyeu, Michael - A Short History of the Film and Television Department with interviews with Jack Stonell; Paul Monaco; Jack Hyyppa; Paul Jesswein; and Rudolf Dietrich
4. Burnam, Angie - MSU Residence Halls with interviews with Edward L. Hanson; Marjorie Paisley; and Glenn Lewis.
5. Deeg, Patricia A. - Montana State University Library: a History with interviews with Marian Stephens; Alice McClain; Minnie Paugh; Alice Ridenour; Lucille Thompson; and Audrey Jean Haight
6. Dunn, Sharon - Montana State University and Women including interviews with Jan Strout; Michelle Dennis; Ellen Kriegbaum; and Kathleen O'Malley
7. Foster, Martha Harroun - Education, Service, Research: Indian Education at Montana State University interviews include Pat Baurle; Barney Old Coyote; Dan Vovich; Pat Morris; Henrietta Whiteman Morton; Les Davis; Bertha Clow; Max Worthington; Betty White; Sally Stenerson Old Coyote Wright; Walter Fleming; Wayne Stein; Mary Luken; Kathy Stuart and Rhonda Lankford
8. Heimburg, Jacqueline - Radio Broadcasting at Montana State University including interviews with John Nehring; Barret Golding; Edward Hanson; Jerry McDonald; Kit Antonsen; Alice Flynn; Rick Thompson; Tom Baffuto; Nancy Landgren; Barry White; Becky Jones; David King; Howard McDonald; Jeff Woodhouse; Herald Murdoch; John P. Parker; and Bob Leo
9. Issacson, Phil - MSU Greeks with interviews with Rolf Groseth; Glen Lewis; and Evelyn Zimmerer
10. McAuliffe, Molly Jane - A History of Religious Studies at MSU with interviews with Marvin Shaw; JoAnne Kummerlein; Pierce Mullen; Merrill G. Burlingame; Lynda Sexson; and Rev. Herbert Strom
11. McKinney, Robert - Stadium for State including interviews with Terry McLaughlin; Robert Jovick; and Carl McIntosh
12. Melander, Adria - History of the [MSU] Theatre Department with interviews with Joel Jahnke; Chris McClaren; and Ben Tone
13. Pritchard, James - Environmental Studies at Montana State University: The Gallatin Canyon Study and Montana State University & the Environment: Gary Strobel and MONTS including interviews with Roy Huffman; Anne Williams; Gary A. Strobel; John Jutila; Harold Picton; Kathy Hansen-Bristow; and Mike Malone
14. Rush, Susie - History of the Modern Language Department including interviews with Edith Reichmuth; Jack Jelinski; and Joan Stovall
15. Rylands, Hal - BEYOND THE PRIZE: The Max Worthington Story. This paper was written for Robert Rydell's History 400 Seminar. Possibly some material from the missing Worthington oral history tape #2.
16. Thompson, Carol Jo - Museum of the Rockies including interviews with Merrill G. Burlingame; Herbert Kirk; Charlotte Koch; David Swingle; Roy Huffman; Judy Weaver; and Jim Goosey
17. Troedsson, Eric B. - The Building History of MSU after WWII with interviews with Merrill G. Burlingame and Andrew Van Teylingen
18. Wald, Matthew J. - A History of Sports Medicine at MSU, 1949-1990 includes interviews with Gordon Herwig; Marshall Cook; Charles (Chuck) Karnop; Dawna Gilbert; Dr. Ron Losee; Dr. Donald Cheever; Dr. Frank Humberger; Dr. Goldsmith and Rocky Gullickson. Also present is a letter from Gordon Herwig about the paper to Jeff Safford
19. Yang, Andrea - International Education at Montana State University includes interviews with Don Clark; Stephanie Becker; and Ray Weisenborn

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Updated: 5/18/09