Browse Exhibits (19 total)

Tales of the 1910 Fire

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Tales of the 1910 Fire is an exhibit created by Archives & Special Collections. The exhibit includes a first-hand account of the fires by a forest ranger. All materials are from the Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu.

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Glacier National Park Centennial 1910-2010

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In honor of Glacier National Park's Centennial the Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula presents a selection of photographs, maps, pamphlets and tourist brochures. Many of the items featured here have been digitized in their entirety, to access full copies click on the sources tab. The exhibit also includes short home movies of the park by Walter H. McLeod. To view other historic photographs of Glacier National Park visit the Archives & Special Collections Photo Website. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu.

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Homesteading: The Dream and The Realities

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Homesteading: The Dream and The Realities is an exhibit featuring a selection of photographs, maps and pamphlets related to homesteading. All materials are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Many of the items featured here have been digitized in their entirety, to access full copies click on the sources tab. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

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Inextricable Fusion: The Poetry of Patricia Goedicke

 

Patricia Goedicke published 13 books of poetry from 1968-2009 and taught Creative Writing at the University of Montana from 1981-2003.  Goedicke's works often weave together a broad range of images and themes.  For example, in her review of As Earth Begins to End, Robin Becker writes, "[Goedicke's] genius, in this book, becomes her language for linking individual sorrow to the sorrows of the environment, of globalization, of science and politics."

This exhibit draws from Patricia Goedicke's literary manuscripts at The University of Montana, Missoula.  It is intended to illustrate Goedicke's approach to poetry as teacher, writer, and critic.

 

 
 

 

Orchards in Western Montana

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Orchards in Western Montana is an exhibit featuring a selection of photographs, brochures and pamphlets related to orchards in Western Montana. All materials are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Many the items featured here have been digitized in their entirety, to access full copies click on the sources tab. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

 

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The History of the Student Union

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In the fall of 1935, the first official student union building at the University of Montana-Missoula opened. Twenty years later, in 1955, a larger student union, called the Lodge opened. In 1968, the University Center that we know today opened replacing the Lodge. This exhibit illustrates the history of the university’s three student union buildings and features a selection of photographs, pamphlets and architectural drawings. All materials are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

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Teddy to Monte: Mascots of The University of Montana

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Long before Monte, the first official mascot of the University of Montana-Missoula (UM) was Teddy. Over time a total of nine live bear mascots and two costumed mascots have represented UM. This exhibit tells the story of those bears through photographs, news stories and university publications. All materials are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

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Trading Posts and Mercantiles in Montana

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Who founded the first trading post in 1907? Were there many mercantiles or general stores in Missoula and the surrounding area? Learn about retail history in Montana in this display with images highlighting traders and trading posts, general stores around the region, and advertising for many of those same stores. All materials are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

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Student Army Training Corps (SATC ) Scrapbook

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The Student Army Training Corps was designed to give young men an opportunity to get an education and serve their country at the same time by military training. Units were established in colleges of any size all over the United States. Section A, Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.), at the State University in Missoula, Montana, was established on October 1, 1918 and ended on December 18, 1918.

The scrapbook of the Student Army Training Corps of the State University of Montana (now the University of Montana-Missoula) provides visual documentation of the university campus, Corps housing, officers, new arrivals, formal poses of Companies A, B, and C, the S.A.T.C band, classes held outdoors during the influenza epidemic, trench construction, bayonet drill, field work, and bridge building. The scrapbook is located in the Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

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Here, There and Back Again: Transportation In & Around Missoula

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This exhibit features photographs, advertisements and pamphlets that illustrate the various methods of getting to and around Missoula. The exhibit was originally created by Teresa Hamann. All materials featured in this exhibit are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Some of the items featured here have been digitized in their entirety. To access full copies click on the exhibit materials tab. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

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World War I Propaganda

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World War I Propaganda is an exhibit created by Archives & Special Collections Specialist Hannah Soukup. The exhibit features materials from Belgium, Britain, France, Germany and the United States. All materials are from the World War I Pamphlet Collection located in the Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Thank you to Shandy Lemperlé for providing assistance with the translation of exhibit materials. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu 

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The Home Economics Department

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In the summer of 1913 the first home economics course was offered at the University of Montana-Missoula. For seventy-six years the department offered courses in subjects like household budgeting, textiles, nutrition and interior design. In 1989 the department was eliminated. This exhibit illustrates the history of the department and features photographs, recruitment pamphlets and other memorabilia. For additional information about the materials in the exhibit view the Guide to the Department of Home Economics Records 1921-1988. All materials are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, the University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to o library.archives@umontana.edu

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Immigrant Montana

Montana's immigrant communities have profoundly shaped the history of the state. This exhibit features materials reflecting the experience of immigrants in Montana. All materials are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

 

 
 

A History of Campus Planning

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In 1893, when the University of Montana-Missoula was established, it owned no land or buildings. Today the campus has grown to over 120 acres. This exhibit illustrates the history of campus planning and expansion through photographs, maps, plans and articles. All materials are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

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University of Montana

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The first greek social organizations at the University of Montana-Missoula were founded over 100 years ago. Today The University of Montana-Missoula is home to six national recognized fraternities and four national recognized sororities. This exhibit features materials from The University of Montana-Missoula yearbook, The Sentinel; the student newspaper, the Kaimin; scrapbooks; and records from the Mansfield Library’s Archives and Special Collections. If you and/or your chapter are interested in donating your student life memorabilia or chapter records please contact Archives and Special Collections. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

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A Matter of Perspective: Women Writers and Montana 1890-1930

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A Matter of Perspective: Women Writers and Montana 1890-1930 is an exhibit created by Archives Specialist Teresa Hamann. The exhibit tells the story of several prominent women authors in Montana. The books featured in this exhibit are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

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R.H. McKay: Western Montana Photographer

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R.H. McKay: Western Montana Photographer illustrates McKay’s career through a selection of his images housed in the Mansfield Library’s Archives & Special Collections. These images are drawn from the Rollin H. McKay Photograph Collection (Mss 249); an online guide to the Library’s entire McKay collection is available here.

Rollin H. McKay, a prominent Missoula commercial photographer from about 1911 through the 1940s, created an impressive catalog of images of Missoula and western Montana’s places, landscapes, people and lifestyles. Not only was he a prolific photographer, McKay was also a master of his craft. He was able to shoot action scenes (such as “A Bucker”) using very large, awkward equipment, especially by today’s standards. He also documented much of the Missoula, Mission, Flathead and Bitterroot Valleys from the air and on the ground. In doing so, he captured the geographic landscape, architecture, and people of western Montana.

This exhibit was originally created by Mark Fritch, Archives Photo Specialist. All materials are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

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A History of the High School Interscholastic Meet

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In the spring of 1904, the first state high school Interscholastic Meet was held on The University of Montana-Missoula campus. The meet brought high school students from across Montana together for athletic and academic competition. This exhibit illustrates the history of the meet and features photographs, programs, ribbons and other memorabilia. All materials are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

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Finding Children in the Archives

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Finding children in most archives can be a challenge. The photos, letters, drawings and books in this exhibit offer a quick view of the fragmented pieces of children’s lives that remain amongst other family and business papers in the archives. This exhibit was created by Archives Specialist Teresa Hamann. All materials in the exhibit are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

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