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Collection 2393 - Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce Records, 1911-1997

Creator: Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce

Provenance Note: The Bozeman Chamber of Commerce donated its records from 1946-1997 to Special Collections, Montana State University Library, in June, 1999. The 90th anniversary committee papers, originally accessioned as Collection 737, 1940s vintage newsletters originally accessioned as Collection 87, and some vertical file materials were also integrated into this collection.

Historical Note: Bozeman merchants originally organized a Chamber of Commerce in 1910 but due to lack of financial support it was disbanded in favor of the Young Men's Business League in 1911 . In 1912 when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was created with established guidelines and organizational suggestions, Bozeman again started a Chamber of Commerce using the name Gallatin Valley Commercial Club. In 1917, the name Bozeman Chamber of Commerce was adopted. It consisted of merchants and community members interested in promoting Bozeman and the surrounding area. Finally, the present title of Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce was adopted. The Chamber was organized with a Board of Directors that included a President and three Vice Presidents of divisions in three areas: Commercial (later called Economic Affairs), Civic (later called Community Affairs), and Administration. Each division had several committees chaired by volunteer members with interests in those areas. Over the years committees were dropped, added or renamed but always were concerned with agriculture, transportation, military, university/city relations, civic and legislative affairs, tourism and visitors promotion, business and industrial support and advocating for commercial and economic development and a strong membership. In later years the environment, recreation, and planning for the growth of the town and county became more important. Recruitment of members and their financial support was always difficult with some years more successful than others. In 1975 a past presidents committee named the Green Coats was created as a group to greet visitors at functions of the Chamber and the city. Finally temporary committees addressing special functions or programs such as BACCII (trade show), Wally Byam Caravan Club ( motor home conventions), CNRF (College National Rodeo Finals), Balloon Quest, Air Shows, plus National, State and local centennial celebrations were created as needed. The organization always had a paid secretary/manager/executive VP. As it grew and became more sophisticated, more paid employees were added as well as more outside financial services and computer networking and service supports. The location of the Chamber of Commerce office also changed many times. In the beginning, as an almost entirely volunteer organization it leased office space. As it grew and rents increased, it purchased the locations of its offices. At one downtown location, the Chamber office was gutted by a fire in 1922, and few records earlier than that date survivied.

Content Description Note: The Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce Records include early organizational materials and progress reports; lists of directors, presidents and committee chairmen within organizational charts; bylaws, policies and manuals; and corporate papers. The records are in no way complete. They contain annual reports; yearly work plans; surveys of members and the community; directors minutes; Presidents'/Board of Directors papers; day books; ledgers; financial records and general correspondence. Office and personnel records including procedures, bills, tax and insurance records, inventories and various agreements and contracts are present. Records and papers of individual committees with associated correspondence and financial information; papers related to organizations and affiliations such as the National and Montana Chambers of Commerce and several tourist organizations are also contained in the records. Finally, there are newsletters; brochures and promotional memorabilia; economic reports of the community; maps; newspaper clippings; certificates, coins and other ephemera. Photographs of members, dinners and assorted functions and sponsored events with many photographs of the area scenery, special attractions and recreational venues have been organized. Most of this collection has been assembled by category in chronological order. These Chamber of Commerce (C of C) records and accompanying papers have been organized into four series.

Contents

Series 1 General records, papers and correspondence
Series 2 Committee records and associated papers
Series 3 Financial records and papers
Series 4 Photographs and albums

Series 1: General records, papers and correspondence

Records of the original organization and membership of the Chamber of Commerce including annual dinners and reports; listings of Board of Directors and committee chairmen; the policies, manuals, procedures and bylaws for members and the office staffs; programs of work and committee preference lists. The directors minutes and papers of the directors or secretary and a large amount of general correspondence is present. Office and personnel records including tax and insurance papers, leases and inventories, agreements and contracts and accounting procedures are present. Papers and correspondence from associations and organizations including US and Montana Chambers of Commerce and Executive organizations are also prominent. The Chamber of Commerce issued newsletters, a newspaper column and also collected newspaper clipping news of the Chamber. Basic informational and tourist brochures, maps, calendars of events , gift certificates and awards were created by the Chamber to promote the town and its business members. Assorted ephemera was also collected such as member license plates and centennial coins.

Box 1
1. 1911-1926 papers
2. 1930- 1939 papers
3. 1940- 1944 papers
4. 1945 directors, committee, and dinner meetings
5. 1946 directors, committee, and dinner meetings
6. 1950-1960 - progress reports
7. 1959-1993 - listings of past presidents, committee chairmen and Boards of Directors
8. Past presidents' reminiscences (1984-1985) for 75th anniversary

Box 2
1. Policies, manuals and mission statements
2. 1960-1986 Bylaws and revisions
3. 1941-1990 Corporate papers
4. 1974-1979 annual dinner reports and bills
5. 1980-1984 annual dinner reports and bills

Box 3
1. 1985-1993 annual dinner reports and bills
2. 1981-1994 annual reports (Newspaper)
3. 1960s -1975 programs of work and associated papers (incomplete)
4. 1976-1983 programs of work and associated papers (incomplete)
5. 1984-1992 programs of work and associated papers (incomplete)
6. 1970-1988 Elections
7. 1972-1985 committee preferences

Box 4
1. 1970 -1975- assorted Chamber surveys
2. 1976 -1980- assorted Chamber surveys
3. 1981-1982 - assorted Chamber surveys
4. 1983-1995 + n.d.- assorted Chamber surveys
5. 1964-1993 membership investment schedules, dues and fees
6. 1981-1993 contracts and agreements
7. 1950-1978 office leases
8. 1979 1st building

Box 5
1. 1979 capital fund drive
2. 1979-1990 property taxes
3. Office procedures - manuals- forms - tax rule notices, etc.
4. 1971-1994 personnel - duties, salaries, changes, etc
5. 1956-1985 tax returns
6. 1986-1995 tax returns

Box 6
1. 1956-1990 unemployment insurance
2. 1981-1990 workman's compensation insurance
3. 1988 State of Montana audit of work mans' and unemployment insurance records
4. 1977-1988 assorted insurance policies and related correspondence
5. 1952-1988 office - equipment inventories
6. 1984-1989 Computer and copy equipment and related service agreements
7. 1983-1992 Communications /information systems
8. 1979- 1992 assorted operational bills, account communications and correspondence
9. 1973-1987 - Chamber of Commerce of the United States
10. 1968-1994 - Montana Chamber of Commerce
11. 1968-1986 - Montana Association of Chamber Executives (MACE)

Box 7
1. 1991-1992 - Montana Association of Chamber Executives (MACE)
2. 1970-1991 - America Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
3. 1978-1982 - American Chamber of commerce Researchers Association (ACCRA)
4. 1982-1993 - Nat.l Association of Membership Directors of Chambers of Commerce ( NAMD)
5. 1989 - 1994 Gallatin Foundation, Inc
6. 1988 Leadership program
7. 1989-1992 Leadership program
8. 1956-1960 day book journals
9. 1961-1962 day book journals
10. 1963-1964 day book journals

Box 8
1. 1954 directors minutes
2. 1955 directors minutes
3. 1956 directors and retail merchants minutes
4. 1957 directors and retail merchants minutes
5. 1958 directors and retail merchants minutes
6. 1959 directors minutes
7. 1960 directors minutes
8. 1961 directors minutes
9. 1962 directors minutes
10. 1963 directors minutes
11. 1964 directors minutes
12. 1965 directors minutes
13. 1966 directors minutes
14. 1967 directors minutes
15. 1968 directors minutes
16. 1969 directors minutes
17. 1970 directors minutes

Box 9
1. 1971 directors minutes
2. 1973 directors minutes
3. 1974 directors minutes
4. 1975 directors minutes
5. 1976 directors minutes
6. 1977 directors minutes
7. 1978 directors minutes
8. 1979 directors minutes
9. 1980 directors minutes
10. 1981 directors minutes
11. 1982 directors minutes
12. 1983 directors and committee minutes
13. 1984 directors minutes with some committee info
14. 1985 directors minutes with some committee info
15. 1986 directors minutes with some committee info
16. 1987 directors minutes
17. 1988 directors minutes

Box 10
1. 1989 directors minutes
2. 1990 directors minutes
3. 1991 directors minutes
4. 1992 directors minutes
5. 1993 directors minutes
6. 1994 directors minutes
7. 1995 directors minutes
8. 1996 - 1997 directors minutes

Box 11
1. 1970-1975 Board of Directors (B of D) papers
2. 1976-1980 B of D papers
3. 1981-1982 B of D papers
4. 1983 B of D papers
5. 1984 B of D papers
6. 1985 B of D papers
7. 1986 B of D papers

Box 12
1. 1987 B of D papers
2. 1988 B of D papers
3. 1989 B of D papers
4. 1989 B of D papers (cont)
5. 1990 B of D papers

Box 13
1. 1991 B of D papers
2. 1991 B of D papers (cont)
3. 1992 B of D papers
4. 1992 B of D papers (cont)
5. 1993 B of D papers
6. 1994 B of D papers

Box 14
1. 1994 B of D papers (cont)
2. 1995 B of D papers
3. 1996-1997 B of D papers
4. 1961-1969 Assorted correspondence
5. 1970-1971 A-E , Assorted correspondence
6. 1970-1971 F- L, Assorted correspondence

Box 15
1. 1970-1971 M, Assorted correspondence
2. 1970-1971 N-T, Assorted correspondence
3. 1970-1971 U-Z, Assorted correspondence
4. 1972 A-E, Assorted correspondence
5. 1972 F-L, Assorted correspondence
6. 1972 M, Assorted correspondence

Box 16
1. 1972 N-P, Assorted correspondence
2. 1972 R-Z, Assorted correspondence
3. 1973 A-C, Assorted correspondence
4. 1973 D-L, Assorted correspondence
5. 1973 M, Assorted correspondence
6. 1973 N-Z, Assorted correspondence
7. 1973, correspondence - requests for information or publications

Box 17
1. 1974 A-Z, Assorted correspondence
2. 1974, correspondence - requests for information or publications
3. 1975 A-Z
4. 1976 A-Z
5. 1975-1976, correspondence - requests for information or publications
6. 1976 - 1977 Dec-Jan, correspondence - requests for information or publications
7. 1977 Jan, correspondence - requests for information or publications

Box 18
1. 1977 Jan, correspondence - requests for information or publications (cont)
2. 1977 Jan, correspondence - requests for information or publications (cont)
3. 1977 A-Z, Assorted correspondence
4. 1978 A-Z, Assorted correspondence
5. 1979 Assorted correspondence
6. 1980 Assorted correspondence

Box 19
1. 1981 Assorted correspondence
2. 1982 Jan - June, Assorted correspondence
3. 1982 July-Dec, Assorted correspondence
4. 1983 Assorted correspondence
5. 1984 Assorted correspondence

Box 20
1. 1985 Assorted correspondence
2. 1986 Assorted correspondence
3. 1987 Assorted correspondence
4. 1988 Assorted correspondence
5. 1989 Assorted correspondence

Box 21
1. 1990 Assorted correspondence
2. 1991 Assorted correspondence
3. 1992-1994 Assorted correspondence
4. 1970-1973 newsletter - Enthusiastic Action
5. 1977-1979 newsletter (incomplete)- Enthusiastic Action
6. 1974-1978 - weekly newspaper column
7. 1979 -1980 newspaper column
8. 1980, 1982 news releases

Box 22
1. 1983-1985 news releases
2. 1979-1980 newsletter - Gallatin Valley Business
3. 1982-1983 newsletter - Gallatin Valley Business
4. 1984-1985 newsletter - Gallatin Valley Business
5. 1986-1987 newsletter - Gallatin Valley Business
6. 1988-1992 newsletter - Gallatin Valley Business
7. 1984-1985 Downtown Business Association ( DBA) newsletter
8. 1971-1976 newspaper clippings - news of Chamber & interests
9. 1977-1979 newspaper clippings - news of Chamber & interests

Box 23
1. 1980 newspaper clippings - news of Chamber & interests
2. 1982 newspaper clippings - news of Chamber & interests
3. 1983 newspaper clippings - news of Chamber & interests
4. 1984 newspaper clippings - news of Chamber & interests
5. 1985 newspaper clippings - news of Chamber & interests
6. 1986 newspaper clippings - news of Chamber & interests
7. 1987 newspaper clippings - news of Chamber & interests

Box 24
1. 1961-1979 basic information brochure on Bozeman , Gallatin County and trade area
2. 1980-1984 basic information brochure on Bozeman , Gallatin County and trade area
3. 1976, 1978-79 Bozeman city information
4. Chamber tourism brochures
5. Commercial tourism brochures
6. Maps by Chamber of Commerce
7. Map development
8. Calenders of events for 1971

Box 25
1. Gift certificates
2. Fund raising ideas
3. Welcome plaques ca. 1970s
4. Member car plates 1960-1982 (not complete)
5. Awards and certificates
6. Assorted buttons, coins and other ephemera
7. 1982 Wally Byam Silver Jubilee Roundup album

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Series 2: Committee records and associated papers

Series #2 includes minutes, correspondence and associated papers of the various committees under the directions of the Vice Presidents of 1) Administrative Affairs ( government and legislative affairs; membership and finance; military affairs; MSU/Chamber relations; and Green Coats), 2) Community Affairs ( centennials, civic affairs, conservation, education, recreation, roads and highways, and transportation: and 3) Economic Affairs ( agriculture, Convention and Visitors Bureau, economic and industrial development, retail and business) of the Board of Directors. These include committees for special events such as the Wally Byam conventions, BACCII trade shows, CNRF- college national rodeo. A series of SBA programs and the Gallatin Development Corporation promoted and financed more business success.

Box 26
1. Administrative - 1968-1974 Government Affairs committee
2. Administrative - 1975-1978 Legislative Affairs committee
3. Administrative - 1979 Legislative Affairs committee
4. Administrative - 1979 Legislative Affairs (cont) committee
5. Administrative - 1981-1982 Legislative Affairs committee

Box 27
1. Administrative - 1984-1987 Legislative Affairs committee
2. Administrative - 1988 Government Affairs committee
3. Administrative - 1989 Government Affairs committee
4. Administrative - 1989 Government Affairs (cont) committee
5. Administrative - 1990-1995 Legislative Affairs committee
6. Administrative - 1979-1992 Legislative Affairs - Bed Tax committee

Box 28
1. Administrative - 1978-1986 Govt. Affairs committee - Law Enforcement Academy (LEA)
2. Administrative - 1978-1986 Government Affairs committee- LEA (cont)
3. Administrative - 1978-1986 Government Affairs - LEA (cont)
4. Administrative - 1969-1971 Membership committee
5. Administrative - 1972 Membership committee
6. Administrative - 1973 Membership committee
7. Administrative - 1974 Membership committee

Box 29
1. Administrative - 1975 Membership/Finance committee
2. Administrative - 1976 Membership/Finance committee
3. Administrative - 1977 Membership/Finance committee
4. Administrative - 1978 Membership/Finance committee
5. Administrative - 1979 Membership committee
6. Administrative - 1980 Membership committee (survey)
7. Administrative - 1981 Membership committee (survey)
8. Administrative - 1982 Membership committee
9. Administrative - 1983 Membership committee

Box 30
1. Administrative - 1984 Membership committee
2. Administrative - 1985 Membership committee
3. Administrative - 1986 Membership committee
4. Administrative - 1987 Membership committee
5. Administrative - 1988 Membership committee
6. Administrative - 1989 Membership committee
7. Administrative - 1990-1992 Membership committee
8. Administrative - 1982-1986 Military Affairs committee
9. Administrative - 1987-1989, 1993 Military Affairs committee

Box 31
1. Administrative - 1972-1980 MSU/Chamber relations committee
2. Administrative - 1981-1990 MSU/Chamber relations committee
3. Administrative - 1982-1991 MSU/Chamber relations committee - Banquet for Exellence
4. Administrative - 1975 -1983 Welcome/Green Coats committee
5. Administrative - 1984- 1993 Welcome/Green Coats committee

Box 32
1. Community - 1954 Centennial Committee - 90 year
2. Community - 1960-1963 Centennial Committee - 100 year (1964)
3. Community - 1964-1965 Centennial Committee -100 year (1964)
4. Community - 1963-1965 Correspondence - Centennial Committee -100 year (1964)
5. Community - 1964 Jan-Aug Centennial committee - news releases

Box 33
1. Community - 1976 U.S. Bi-Centennial committee
2. Community - 1983 Bozeman Centennial committee
3. Community - 1989 Montana Centennial committee
4. Community - 1969-1977 Civic Affairs
5. Community - 1978-1995 Civic Affairs

Box 34
1. Community - 1949-1956 Civic Affairs - Community Chest (minutes)
2. Community - 1975-1979 Civic Affairs - United Way
3. Community - 1968-1988 Civic Affairs - Crimes against businesses
4. Community - 1979- 1981 Civic Affairs - Postal Studies
5. Community - 1976-1978 Civic Affairs - Court House Expansion
6. Community - 1979-1982 Civic Affairs - Sign Ordinances

Box 35
1. Community - 1966-1980, 1990-1992 conservation
2. Community - 1975 - 1978 conservation - Gallatin National Forest
3. Community - 1979-1982 conservation - Geothermal Development
4. Community - 1966-1981 Education Committee
5. Community - 1982-1989 Education Committee
6. Community - 1969-1978 Recreation
7. Community - 1982 Recreation - World Trampoline Championships
8. Community - 1982-1987 Recreation
9. Community - 1988 Recreation

Box 36
1. Community - 1964-1973 Roads and highways
2. Community - 1974 Roads and highways
3. Community - 1975-1979 Roads and highways
4. Community - 1975-1977 Roads and highways - Big Sky Road
5 Community - 1969-1972 Transportation committee
6 Community - 1973-1975 Transportation committee
7. Community - 1976-1980 Transportation committee

Box 37
1. Community - 1973-1980 transportation committee - Railroad
2. Community - 1973-1986 transportation committee - Air
3. Community - 1955-1958 transportation committee - Airlines
4. Community - 1968-1970 transportation committee - Airlines
5. Community - 1971-1976 transportation committee - Airlines
6. Community - 1977-1978 transportation committee - Airlines

Box 38
1. Economic -1959-1975 Agriculture
2. Economic -1976-1980 Agriculture
3. Economic -1981-1982 Agriculture
4. Economic -1983 Agriculture
5. Economic -1884 Jan-June Agriculture

Box 39
1. Economic -1984 July-Dec Agriculture
2. Economic -1985 Jan-June Agriculture
3. Economic -1985 July-Dec Agriculture
4. Economic -1986 Agriculture
5. Economic -1987-1992 Agriculture

Box 40
1. Economic - 1968-1978 tourism/visitor promotion - Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)
2. Economic - 1979 tourism promotion committee- CVB
3. Economic - 1980 CVB
4. Economic - 1981 (Jan-Jul) CVB
5. Economic - 1981 (Aug-Dec) CVB

Box 41
1. Economic - 1982 CVB
2. Economic - 1983 CVB
3. Economic - 1984 CVB
4. Economic - 1985 CVB
5. Economic - 1986 CVB

Box 42
1. Economic - 1987-1989 CVB
2. Economic - 1990-1993 CVB
3. Economic - 1991-1992 CVB - Balloon Quest
4. Economic - 1978-1991 CVB - CNRF (College National Rodeo Finals)
5. Economic - 1975 CVB - Japanese Governor's visit
6. Economic - 1984-1987 CVB - National Tourism Week
7. Economic - 1987-1992 CVB - Snowbird Project
8. Economic - 1978-1989 CVB - Sweet Pea Festival
9. Economic - 1981-1982 CVB - Sports Tournaments
10. Economic - 1979-1981 CVB - Yellowstone Country

Box 43
1. Economic - 1973, 1977, 1978 CVB - Wally Byam Caravan Club Intl. (WBCCI)
2. Economic - 1979-1981 CVB - (WBCCI)
3. Economic - 1982 CVB - (WBCCI)
4. Economic - 1982 CVB - (WBCCI) - cont.
5. Economic - 1988-1992 CVB - (WBCCI)

Box 44
1. Economic - 1987-1992 CVB - Bozeman Tourism Advisory Council (BTAC)
2. Economic - 1990-1993 CVB - Bed Tax projects
3. Economic - 1968-1978 CVB - Pacific Northwest Travel Association (PNTA)
4. Economic - 1968-1982 CVB - Old West Trail Foundation
5. Economic - 1975-1985 CVB - Speaker Bureaus, speakers and programs
6. Economic - 1963-1988 CVB - conference and convention arrangements
7. Economic - 1979-1984 CVB - training seminars for executives and business

Box 45
1. Economic - 1974 CVB - 1974 State of Montana Conventions and Tours Office A-L
2. Economic - 1974 CVB - 1974 State of Montana Conventions and Tours Office M-Z
3. Economic - 1974 CVB - Directory of Montana Convention facilities
4. Economic - 1974-1976 CVB - Bozeman Convention prospects
5. Economic - 1973-74 CVB - visitors' log
6. Economic - 1982-1986 CVB - visitors' logs

Box 46
1. Economic - 1963-1975 Economic Development committee
2. Economic - 1976-1979 Economic Development committee
3. Economic - 1980-1981 Industrial relations committee
4. Economic - 1982 Industrial development committee
5. Economic - 1983-1984 Industrial development/ Business Support committees
6 Economic - 1985-1989 Industrial development/ Business Support committees

Box 47
1. Economic - 1984-1985 Gallatin Development Corporation
2. Economic - 1986 Jan-June - Gallatin Development Corporation
3. Economic - 1986 July-Dec. - Gallatin Development Corporation
4. Economic - 1987 - Gallatin Development Corporation
5. Economic - 1988-1994 - Gallatin Development Corporation

Box 48
1. Economic -1967-1979 Retail/Business Coordination committees
2. Economic -1981 Retail committee
3. Economic -1982 Retail committee
4. Economic -1983-1988 Retail committee

Box 49
1. Economic - 1964-1977 Retail committee- SBA programs
2. Economic - 1978-1979 Retail committee - SBA programs
3. Economic - 1980-1982 Retail committee - SBA programs
4. Economic - 1982 Retail committee- SBA programs
5. Economic - 1983-1988 Retail committee - SBA programs
6. Economic - 1989-1994 Retail committee - SBA programs

Box 50
1. Economic - 1983 Retail committee - BACC II Trade Show
2. Economic - 1983 Retail committee - BACC II Trade Show agreements
3. Economic - 1984 Retail committee - BACC II Trade Show
4. Economic - 1985 Retail committee - BACC II Trade Show
5. Economic - 1986 Retail committee - BACC II Trade Show
6. Economic - 1987-1995 Retail committee - BACC II Trade Show

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Series 3: Financial records and papers

Series #3 includes bank checking, savings and investment statements, budgets, yearly financial statements and audits, assorted ledgers, bills and papers for both general finances and special projects finances. Also present are membership dues sheets, ledgers and dues assessment changes..

Box 51
1. Assorted bank statements
2. Assorted savings and investment statements
3. Assorted special project bank account statements
4. Budgets of 1961-1985
5. Budgets of 1986-1997
6. Budgets for special projects 1985-1993
7. Cash flow estimates 1985-1993
8. Budget comparisons from 1959 to 1993
9. Budget finanical study of 1975
10.Assorted Membership lists with dues assessments 1975-1984

Box 52
1. Financial statements and audits 1955-1956
2. Financial statements and audits 1958-1962
3. Financial statements and audits 1963-1968
4. Financial statements and audits 1969-1971
5. Financial statements and audits 1972-1980
6. Financial statements and audits 1981-1986

Box 53
1. Financial statements and audits 1987-1990
2. Financial statements and audits 1991-1992
3. Financial statements and audits 1993-1995
4. Financial statements and audits 1997
5. Financial statements and audits 1998
6. Financial statements for special event charges 1998
7. Bank notes from 1957 to 1976
8. Debt retirement drive 1973 to 1975
9. Building fund ledger sheets 1979-1983

Box 54
1. Single entry ledger 1966-1969
2. Single entry ledger 1969-1971
3. Single entry ledger 1971-1975
4. Single entry ledger 1975
5. Christmas decoration fund 1965-1968
6. 1000 thanks fund 1963-1972
7. Bozeman Visitors Bureau general ledger sheets 1973-1976
8. Medallion ledger sheets 1982-1983
9. Montana centennial committee financial records 1983
10. Bed tax records 1990-1993
11. City license master files 1983

Box 55
1. City Bus lines account ledger 1966-1967
2. Community Chest ledger 1942 - 1953
3. Community Chest ledger 1953- 1956
4. Community Chest recipients ledger sheets 1956
5. Nelson Story III centennial bills and papers 1963-1964
6. Bozeman Centennial ledger 1983-1984
7. Membership dues ledger sheets 1956 -1962 (cancellations and business dissolutions)
8. Membership dues ledger sheets 1956 -1962 (cont)

Membership dues ledger 1956-1962 (oversized) ** stored separately
Financial Journal 1957-1963 (oversized) ** stored separately
General Ledger 1957-1963 (oversized) ** stored separately

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Series 4: Photographs and albums

Series 4 consists of assorted photographs through the years. They include portrait photos of members for informational or advertising purposes, informal snapshots of chamber meetings, dinners and Chamber sponsored functions, activities and tourist promotion. Photographs of winter and summer sports and associated resorts, landscapes, scenery and special attractions were commissioned for the Visitor Bureau and its brochures. There are also unidentified photos and negatives during various years. The loose photographs have been sequentially numbered. Two photo albums, one general and one from the 1920s, and a 1934 photo book invitation to President Franklin Roosevelt to the Gallatin Gateway Inn are included.

Box 56
1. Assorted directors and committee chairmen # 1 - #30b
2. Chamber offices and visitors centers ; BACCII, 1984;BACC Ag Day #31- #49
3. Assorted photos - early years through ca. 1950s # 50 - # 65
4. Assorted photos - 1960s #66 - #102
5. Assorted photos - 1970s #103 - #131
6. Assorted photos - 1980s #132 - #258
7. Assorted photos - MSU campus, buildings and programs (with some WBCCI ) #259 - #282
8. Assorted photos - Agriculture #283 - #340
9. Assorted photos - transportation - airlines #341 - #360
10. Assorted photos - sports and recreation #361 - #425
11. Big Sky - 12 promotional proof sheets and 6 singles ( numbered in white 1-131) #426 - #443
12. Bridger Bowl - 18 promotional proof sheets #444 - #461

Box 57
1. Assorted promotion pictures - animals, scenery, Gallatin area, Yellowstone area #462 - #539
2. Aerial photos of Bozeman and eastern interchange construction ca.1973 #540 - #568
3. Miscellaneous assorted photos, most undated and unidentified #569 - #614
4. Assorted negatives, stored by subject, unidentified and undated ca 1950s -1980s
5. Photograph album holding assorted photographs from the 1960s to 1980s, meetings, etc.
6. Photograph album from early 1920s assorted subjects includes Bozeman pea cannery and agricultural products and operations. ( album survived 1922 fire )
7. "The state of Montana invites President Franklin D. Roosevelt " photo invitation for presidential visit 1934

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Updated: 8/11/09