Mary Murphy's Butte oral history project 1980-1981
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The IWW is a labor organization dedicated to uniting laborers around the world into a single large union. From the description of Collection 1916-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778701431 Established in Chicago in 1905 by sponsors of socialism and the remnants of previous labor unions, including the Knights of Labor, Western Federation of Miners and the American Labor Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), or "Wobblies", evolved into a radical industrial unio...
Born in 1953, Mary Murphy received her B.A. from University of Massachusetts at Boston in 1977 and her M.A. and PhD from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983 and 1990 respectively. She joined the Montana State University's Department of History and Philosophy in 1990. Murphy's most recent book, Hope in Hard Times: New Deal Photographs of Montana, 1936-1942, received the Montana Book Award for 2003. The book, drawing on more than 140 Farm Security Administr...
The Works Progress Administration was involved in various projects including the compilation of sources on American territories. The card catalogs for these were prepared at the Library of Congress and are now in the National Archives. From the description of Classified Alaska Bibliography, 1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 42927718 Works Progress Administration (later called Work Projects Administration) began operations in San Joaquin County, Calif., July 1935. County a...
The Civilian Conservation Corps, a federal agency, was created as part of the New Deal in 1935. From the description of Civilian Conservation Corps photograph collection [graphic]. 1936. (Santa Fe Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38548415 On March 31, 1933, congress passed the Emergency Conservation Work Act, creating the Civilian Conservation Corps. On April 5, the president appointed Robert Fechner of Tennessee as Director of Emergency Conservation Work. Fechner, a vic...
Papers are actually undated 20th century transcriptions of two letters from Mormon missionaries found in the Evening and Morning Star (EMS), a monthly Mormon newspaper, in Ohio and Mich. The letters include one from Samuel Bent in Pontiac, Feb. 16, 1833, published in the April 1833 EMS, and a letter from Gideon (Simeon?) H. Carter in Kirtland (Ohio), dated May 1833 published in the July 1833 EMS. Also, there are notes on the obituaries of William Scoby who died on Dec. 4, 1833 age 22, published ...
Woodsy Owl was the U.S. Forest Service's anti-pollution symbol. Beginning in 1970, the Forest Service promoted Woodsy Owl's "Give a hoot! Don't pollute."Campaign against littering and vandalism in national forests. From the description of U.S. Forest Service Woodsy owl collection, 1974-1987. (National Agricultural Library). WorldCat record id: 631285606 The Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) conducted a documentation project o...
Anaconda Mining Company incorporated 1892; in 1895 renamed Anaconda Copper Mining Company; in 1955 reorganized as Anaconda Company; sold to Atlantic Richfield Co., 1979, and operations shut down in 1983; engaged in mining, smelting, and refining of copper, lead, zinc, and other ores, with subsidiaries in mining, lumber, coal, foundry, and other industries; headquartered in Anaconda, Mont., with major mines in Butte, Mont., area. From the description of Records, 1876-1974. (Montana Hi...
The University of Montana-Missoula's Faculty Senate serves to promote faculty involvement in the governance of the University. The Senate reviews, debates, and votes on issues pertaining to the academic and faculty welfare of The University of Montana (UM) in consultation and cooperation with the President and University administration. Faculty members contribute to UM governance by participating in the Senate and specific committees. The first faculty meeting of the Uni...
The International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW) emerged in 1916 from the more radical Western Federation of Miners (WFM) which organized mine and copper industry workers. IUMMSW reasserted its presence in the western mines, most successfully during the five-month strike in Butte and Anaconda (Montana) in 1934. A founding member of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), the IUMMSW was expelled in 1950 because of the Union's perceived Communist ties. In 1967, the IUMMS...
Curtis MacDougall was born on February 11, 1903, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He started his career as a journalist there at the Fond du Lac Commonwealth-Reporter at the age of fifteen. He received a BA in English from Ripon College in Wisconsin in 1923. He went on to obtain a Master's from Northwestern University in 1926 and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin in 1933. After working at several newspapers, he joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1935. During the depress...
The Women's Protective Union (WPU) was organized in Butte, Montana, in 1890. Neither a craft nor a trade union, the WPU was created for the sole purpose of protecting against economic exploitation any woman working outside the home. The WPU negotiated contracts for cooks; waitresses; dish washers; cashiers in cafes; pantry, yard, and bucket girls; maids (including chambermaids, seamstress and linen room maids, bath maids, and maid aides); janitresses; and elevator girls. Its membership was stric...
Montana statewide professional organization of registered nurses. The Montana State Association of Graduate Nurses was founded in 1912 in response to proposed regulatory legislation. The association promoted improved nursing practice, nursing education, and improvement of working conditions. In 1936 the name of the association was changed to the Montana State Nurses Association and in 1959 to the Montana Nurses' Association. From the description of Montana Nu...
Legislative body of the state of Montana; prior to 1973/1974 session the body was known as the Legislative Assembly. From the description of Montana Legislature records, 1973-[ongoing]. (Montana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70925224 ...
Thomas Lockman Greenough was born in Davis County, Iowa, in 1851. He was one of fourteen children born to Christian Greenough and Martha J. Lockman. The family farmed and raised stock in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. T.L. Greenough received his education in Kansas and Missouri where he learned stone masonry. After working on railroad masonry for a while, he became involved in mining interests in New Mexico and Colorado. He spent four years in the Black Hills of South Dakota where he m...
The Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union, later to become the National Farmers Union, was founded in 1902, in Rains County, Texas, by Isaac Newton ("Newt") Gresham. It spread rapidly around the South during the next few years, but then started to decline. As it declined in the South, however, membership in the Upper Midwest and especially North Dakota began to increase. The first Montana local was formed at Ronan in 1912, with a Polson local established shortly ther...