Guide to the Chet Huntley Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Huntley, Chet (Chester Robert), 1911-1974
Title: Chet Huntley Papers
Dates: 1920-1977 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 8.75 linear feet, 7 oversize boxes, 18 audio and moving picture items, and 2 bronze statues
Collection Number: Mss 078
Summary: Huntley was a nationally-known television and radio reporter from Montana. This collection includes an array of materials by and about Huntley: biographical information, personal and professional correspondence; scripts written for his radio and television projects, speaking engagements, and news commentary projects; press clippings, primarily spanning his years with NBC; obituaries published in diverse outlets; an extensive photographic collection; a small sampling of news and documentary broadcasts; and some three-dimensional memorabilia. The collection also includes extensive information regarding Huntley's role with the Big Sky Resort.
Repository: University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Contact Information: Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
Languages: Materials are in English 
Sponsor: Funding for creating this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Chester Robert Huntley was born in Cardwell, Montana, on December 10, 1911. His parents, Percy "Pat" and Blanche Huntley, claimed a homestead on 960 acres of land near Saco in northern Montana. Percy Huntley was a former railroad telegrapher and Blanche was a schoolteacher. The Huntleys built a one-room schoolhouse on their land so Chet could stay close to home and help work the farm. The early 1920s was a very difficult period for wheat farmers in eastern Montana and Percy returned to a telegraphy position with the Great Northern Railroad. The Huntleys sold their Saco homestead in 1924 and the family moved frequently around southern Montana until 1926. In that year they settled in Whitehall, Montana, where Chet graduated from high school in 1929. Although he began his education at Montana State College in Bozeman with plans to become a physician, Huntley left that school in 1932 when he won a scholarship to study oratory at the Cornish School of Arts in Seattle. The experience altered his career plans, and he graduated from the University of Washington in 1934 with a degree in speech and drama.

During his senior year in Seattle, Huntley began working at radio station KPCB where his duties included advertising sales, news writing, and announcing. This job soon led to reporting positions at other radio stations: KHO in Spokane, Washington; KGW in Portland, Oregon; and KFI in Los Angeles. In 1939 Huntley joined the staff of KNX, the CBS Radio affiliate in Los Angeles. At KNX he began writing and producing short news commentary programs. Huntley continued to pursue news commentary projects under various titles throughout his broadcasting career. From 1951 to 1955 he worked for ABC Radio and Television in Los Angeles. Early in 1955, he was hired by the NBC Pacific Division to work as West Coast commentator and reporter for the Today show. In June 1955, NBC transferred him to their New York headquarters with the promise of a major news program.

His first major national assignment came in 1956 when he covered the Republican and Democratic national conventions with David Brinkley. The pairing drew the highest ratings among the three national networks for convention coverage. In October NBC chose the two men to co-anchor the network's fifteen-minute weekday evening news program. The program had an innovative format with Huntley reporting from New York and Brinkley from Washington DC. In 1963 the Huntley-Brinkley Report became one of the first thirty-minute network news programs. During its fourteen-year tenure the Huntley-Brinkley Report was one of the most professionally recognized and highly rated news programs on television, eventually winning seven Emmy and two Peabody awards. Both Brinkley and Huntley received numerous individual broadcasting awards. Huntley was also involved with several other news programs at NBC. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, he edited and narrated a series of Sunday evening news broadcasts. Variously titled Outlook, NBC Kaleidoscope, and Chet Huntley Reporting, the program presented expanded commentary on various news events and issues. Through most of the 1960s he also wrote and narrated a five-minute NBC radio program of editorial commentary titled Chet Huntley's Perspective on the News, with a weekend equivalent named Emphasis: Plain Talk.

Throughout his career Huntley caused controversy by blurring the lines between news reporting and political commentary. He was a vocal critic of Senator Joseph McCarthy and entertainment industry anti-communism activists. His commentary programs spoke out against internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, advocated school integration in Little Rock, Arkansas, and critiqued the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. Huntley defended his commentary programs by declaring that he never allowed his opinions to influence newscasts; however, one industry critic accused him of editorializing with his eyebrows during the Huntley-Brinkley Report. Huntley precipitated other controversies. As the owner of a Montana cattle ranch, Huntley recorded commercials and accepted speaking engagements to promote the beef industry. These activities generated profuse criticism from other professionals concerned about maintaining the image of broadcasting objectivity and integrity. He caused a rift with David Brinkley in 1967 when Huntley crossed an American Federation of Television and Radio Artists' picket line claiming that news anchors did not belong in the same union as "actors, singers, and dancers."

During the height of his NBC broadcasting career Huntley wrote a memoir of his Montana youth. Random House published The Generous Years: Remembrances of a Frontier Boyhood in 1968. He retired from NBC on July 31, 1970. For the final broadcast of the Huntley-Brinkley Report, Huntley initiated the team's signature closing with the words "Good night, David." However, Brinkley altered form with his response "Good-bye, Chet." Before signing off Huntley addressed a final statement to the television audience, "Be patient and have courage, there will be better and happier news some day, if we work at it."

Huntley met his first wife, Ingrid Eleanor Rolin, while living in Seattle. They were married in 1936, had two daughters, and divorced in 1959. Huntley met his second wife, Lewis Tipton "Tippy" Stringer, in 1959. Tippy was a weather announcer for the DC NBC affiliate. They had no children. Huntley stayed active in retirement, broadcasting commentaries, recording commercials for American Airlines, and contracting with the airline to sponsor a new PBS program The American Experience, a series for which Huntley frequently narrated.

Big Sky, Montana, was Huntley's biggest post-retirement project, both in terms of personal investment and financial scale. The project started as a 15,000-acre resort in the Gallatin Valley of south central Montana that eventually became a permanent community. The primary corporation directing Big Sky development was Chrysler Realty, a conglomeration co-funded by Chrysler Motor Corporation, Conoco Oil, Burlington Northern Railroad, Montana Power Co. and Northwest Airlines. The project included one of the first privately owned ski resorts in the United States. Huntley died of cancer March 20, 1974, in Bozeman, Montana, three days before the opening ceremonies for Big Sky.

Content Description

This collection includes an array of materials by and about Huntley: biographical information, personal and professional correspondence; scripts written for his radio and television projects, speaking engagements, and news commentary projects; press clippings, primarily spanning his years with NBC; obituaries published in diverse outlets; an extensive photographic collection; a small sampling of news and documentary broadcasts; and some three-dimensional memorabilia. The collection also includes extensive information regarding Huntley's role with the Big Sky Resort. Writings include several articles Huntley wrote for magazines and essay collections as well as extensive materials relating to The Generous Years, an autobiographical account of his Montana childhood. Subject files reflect Huntley's varied research interests and clipping files consist of newspaper and magazine articles about Huntley, published through out his professional career and after his death. Big Sky materials include written proposals, correspondence with potential investors, development blue prints, promotional materials, and press clippings. Audio-visual materials include an extensive photographic collection, a small sampling of news and documentary broadcasts, and a few audiotape recordings. Mounted artifacts range from bronze sculptures to framed awards, from appreciation plaques and medals to oversize certificates.

Use of the Collection

Alternative Forms Available :  

Film reels 78(X):10, 78(X):12, and 78(X):13 were transferred to VHS video during original processing. The VHS tape is designated as 78(X):18.

Restrictions on Access :  

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.

Restrictions on Use :  

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright to the portions of the collection in which Huntley held literary rights was transferred to The University of Montana-Missoula.

Preferred Citation :  

[Name of document, item number, or photograph number], Chet Huntley Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is divided into twelve series:

Series I: Biographical, 0.25 linear feet and partial oversize box, 1928-1975

Series II: General Correspondence, 0.25 linear feet, 1928-1977

Series III: Radio and TV Scripts, 2.75 linear feet, 1942-1974

Series IV: Speeches, 0.5 linear feet, 1964-1973

Series V: Writings, 0.75 linear feet and partial oversize box, 1965-1973

Series VI: Subject, 0.5 linear feet and partial oversize box, 1964-1973

Series VII: Clippings, 1.0 linear feet and partial oversize box, 1957-1974

Series VIII: Big Sky Resort, 0.5 linear feet and partial oversize box, 1965-1975

Series IX: Photographs, 2.0 linear feet and one oversize box, circa1920-1974

Series X: Audio and Moving Images, 18 items, 1963-1974

Series XI: Awards, Memorials, and Memorabilia, 5 oversize boxes, 1954-1974

Series XII: Artwork, 2 items, 1972

Custodial History :  

Portions of this collection, mostly television/radio transcripts, were housed in the radio-television collections at Montana State University-Bozeman and the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman prior to accession into the K. Ross Toole Archives collections.

Acquisition Information :  

The majority of the collection was received from Tippy Huntley in 1979. Additional materials were received from the Museum of the Rockies, 1980; Callie Allison, 1980; and the Special Collections department at Montana State University, 1999. The Chrysler Realty Corporation donated the two bronze sculptures in 1980.

Processing Note :  

This collection was originally processed in 1981. Additional materials were received after original processing. In 2003 the collection was extensively reorganized and re-described to integrate the additional materials, re-associate most separated materials, and clarify overall structure. The film and video materials in Series Ten were separated out during original processing (designated as Archives Film Collection 12 and Video Collection 11). During 2003 reprocessing these materials were reintegrated into Manuscript Collection 78. Additionally, documents in the awards series were de-framed for preservation purposes. For these paired awards, item numbers were attached to document content descriptions for cross-reference. In Series VIII: Big Sky Resort, embedded photographs had experienced significant deterioration from the original adhesive used for the document and storage conditions prior to donation to the K. Ross Toole Archives. During 2003 reprocessing archival quality photocopies of the photographs were created and placed in the same folder as the original document to best preserve the represented images at the time of reprocessing.

Separated Materials :  

Some audio materials were separated during original processing and incorporated as oral history collection 64. These tapes present material ranging from radio broadcasts Huntley made during World War II, to an NBC Today Show interview, to multiple radio tributes broadcast shortly before and after his death.

Related Materials :  

The State Historical Society of Wisconsin holds a significant collection of Chet Huntley papers in its Mass Communication History Center, and there are also Huntley materials in the records of the National Broadcasting Company, Inc.

The John F. Kennedy Library holds a small collection of Chet Huntley papers exclusively regarding reports and commentary following the assassination of President Kennedy.

The Montana Historical Society holds some radio recordings of Huntley in its general Montana History Collections.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Biographical , 1925-1975
0.25 linear feet and partial oversize box

This series includes an array of personal and biographical materials regarding Chet Huntley. Materials include memorabilia from Huntley's various endeavors, items he collected that reflect on his family history, and general biographical documents. Elementary and high school materials include a report card from 1925 and yearbooks ("The Trail") from 1927 and 1929. White House documents in this series consist of two photocopied Nixon Administration staff memos critiquing Huntley's public comments on Administration policies as well as proposing intervention on behalf of the Big Sky Resort development if Huntley would agree to support Montana Republican candidates.

1/1 Biographical 1928-1975
1/2 Elementary and high school materials 1925-1929
1/3 'Huntley Family Tree' compiled and written by P.A. Huntley undated
1/4 University of Washington B.A. Degree 1942
1/5 Press cards NBC, travel documents 1959-1969
1/6 Passports 1959-1969
1/7 Biography from NBC; Huntley, Paxton, Kiker 1968
1/8 Bicentennial Council Appointment 1973
1/9 Clippings, Saco School undated
1/10 NBC Magazine 1962-1963 Edition "Chet Huntley Reporting"
1/11 [NBC] Star Album 1964-1965, Souvenir Guide to Television's Finest Schedule of Entertainment, News, Information and Sports
1/12 Presidential election returns chart with message from Chet Huntley 1968
1/13 White House documents regarding Huntley 1970-1971
22OS/1 "Crisis, Conflict and Change in TV News," Look November 7, 1961
22OS/2 "The Huntley-Brinkley Bandwagon," Electronic Age Summer, 1970
22OS/3 Article in America, (a publication in Russian, published by USIA) 1967

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Series II:  General Correspondence , 1928-1977
0.25 linear feet

This series includes incoming and outgoing correspondence with a diverse group of public figures and personal friends. Correspondence regarding Huntley's writing projects (series V) and the Big Sky Resort (series VIII) are located within those series. Materials include correspondence with international, national, and state political leaders, famous journalists and entertainers, well-regarded authors, and other American cultural figures. Some of the most notable individuals in this series are Chung Yum Kim (South Korea), Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Hubert H. Humphrey, Mike Mansfield, Arnold Olsen, Ted Kennedy, Barry Goldwater, Nelson Rockefeller, Henry M. Jackson, Dean Rusk, George C. Wallace, Tim Babcock, H.G. Merriam, John Chancellor, Vadim Golovanov, Bob Hope, Joan Crawford, Mitzi Gaynor, Jack Benny, Douglas Fairbanks, Dick Cavett, A. B. Guthrie, Jr., Lady Bird Johnson, and Mrs. Chester W. Nimitz.

1/14 1928-1969
1/15 1970-1973
1/16 1974
1/17 1975-1977
1/18 White House Invitations 1961-1966

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Series III:  Radio and TV Scripts , 1942-1974
2.75 linear feet

This series includes transcripts from Huntley's radio and television programs. Materials are predominantly narrator copy for news broadcasts but a few interview transcriptions are also present. The contents within this series are arranged conceptually and chronologically. Box one contains general materials from both radio and television broadcasts. Often a definite determination of radio or television broadcast could not be established; thus, materials are arranged chronologically based on the best available date information. Box one also includes a script for "Strange and Terrible Times." The film version of this production, 78(X):15, can be found in the Audio and Moving Pictures series of this collection. Boxes two through six are all radio scripts. Perspective, Emphasis, and Horizons were five-minute editorial commentaries for NBC Radio.

2/1 "A Word for the War" 1942-12-06
2/2 Evening Broadcast 1947-12-23
2/3 Evening Broadcast 1947-12-24
2/4 First Trans-Atlantic Television Broadcast 1962-07-23
2/5 "Seventy Hours and Thirty Minutes" Kennedy Assassination 1963-11
2/6 Commentary on Hatred 1963-11-22
2/7 "Vietnam; War of the Ballot" 1966-09-11
2/8 Second Sunday: Year 2000 1966-12-11
2/9 Will and Ariel Durant Interview 1967-01
2/10 Floyd McKissick Interview 1967-01
2/11 Astronaut Eulogy 1967-02-01
2/12 Matter of Life 1967-03-08
2/13 "The Abundant Land" 1967-08-25
2/14 Commentary on the King Assassination 1968-04-04
2/15 Home Country USA 1968-04-05
2/16 Monitor 1968-11
2/17 Commentary on Lyndon Johnson 1969-01-14
2/18 Monitor 1969-04
2/19 Script for Guideline 1969-08-17
2/20 Script for David Frost Show 1969-09-08
2/21 Last Huntley-Brinkley Report 1970-07-31
2/22 Script for the American Experience Film "The Fabulous Country" 1972
2/23 Script for the American Experience Film "Strange and terrible Times" undated
2/24 Commentary on Northern Ireland undated
2/25 Gromyko Interview undated
2/26 "Yours is the Earth" KGW-TV undated
2/27 George Polk Memorial Awards undated
2/28 Family Circle undated
2/29 Script order forms undated
2/30 Scripts, Unknown Titles undated
2/31 Scripts, No Titles 1951-1969
3/1 Perspective November-December 1968
3/2 Perspective January 1969
3/3 Perspective February 1969
3/4 Perspective March 1969
3/5 Perspective April 1969
3/6 Perspective May 1969
3/7 Perspective June 1969
3/8 Perspective July 1969
3/9 Perspective August 1969
3/10 Perspective September 1969
3/11 Perspective October 1969
3/12 Perspective November 1969
3/13 Perspective December 1969
3/14 Perspective January 1970
3/15 Perspective February 1970
3/16 Perspective March 1970
3/17 Perspective April 1970
3/18 Perspective May 1970
3/19 Perspective June-July 1970
3/20 Emphasis June 1966
4/1 Emphasis September 1968
4/2 Emphasis October 1968
4/3 Emphasis November 1968
4/4 Emphasis December 1968
4/5 Emphasis January 1969
4/6 Emphasis February 1969
4/7 Emphasis March 1969
4/8 Emphasis April 1969
4/9 Emphasis May 1969
4/10 Emphasis June 1969
4/11 Emphasis July 1969
4/12 Emphasis August 1969
4/13 Emphasis September 1969
4/14 Emphasis October 1969
4/15 Emphasis November 1969
4/16 Emphasis December 1969
4/17 Emphasis January 1970
4/18 Emphasis February 1970
4/19 Emphasis March 1970
4/20 Emphasis April 1970
4/21 Emphasis May 1970
5/1 Horizons September 1970
5/2 Horizons October 1970
5/3 Horizons November 1970
5/4 Horizons December 1970
5/5 Horizons January 1971
5/6 Horizons February 1971
5/7 Horizons March 1971
5/8 Horizons April 1971
5/9 Horizons May 1971
5/10 Horizons June 1971
5/11 Horizons July 1971
5/12 Horizons August 1971
5/13 Horizons September 1971
5/14 Horizons October 1971
5/15 Horizons November 1971
5/16 Horizons December 1971
5/17 Radio Broadcasts January 1972
5/18 Radio Broadcasts February 1972
5/19 Radio Broadcasts March 1972
6/1 Radio Broadcasts April 1972
6/2 Radio Broadcasts May 1972
6/3 Radio Broadcasts June 1972
6/4 Radio Broadcasts July 1972
6/5 Radio Broadcasts August 1972
6/6 Radio Broadcasts September 1972
6/7 Radio Broadcasts October 1972
6/8 Radio Broadcasts November 1972
6/9 Radio Broadcasts December 1972
6/10 Radio Broadcasts January 1973
6/11 Radio Broadcasts February 1973
6/12 Radio Broadcasts March 1973
6/13 Radio Broadcasts April 1973
6/14 Radio Broadcasts May 1973
6/15 Radio Broadcasts June 1973
7/1 Radio Broadcasts July 1973
7/2 Radio Broadcasts August 1973
7/3 Radio Broadcasts September 1973
7/4 Radio Broadcasts October 1973
7/5 Radio Broadcasts November 1973
7/6 Radio Broadcasts December 1973
7/7 Radio Broadcasts January 1974
7/8 Radio Broadcasts February-March 1974

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Series IV:  Speeches , 1964-1973
0.5 linear feet

This series contains a mixture of typed and handwritten text for speeches Huntley delivered during his career as a newscaster and after retirement. Most documents exhibit editorial changes Huntley inserted up to the moment before delivering the address. Dates are identified in the content description whenever a date could be reliably established. Materials reflect a range of topics from commentary on current events to advocacy for investment proposals.

8/1 Montana Centennial Dinner, Washington D.C. April 17, 1964
8/2 New Jersey education Association November 4, 1966
8/3 Acceptance Speech; Distinguished Service Award of 1967, National Association of Broadcasters, Chicago April 4, 1967
8/4 Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles CA May 13, 1967
8/5 Rochester Institute of Technology June 3, 1967
8/6 General Foods National Financial Conference 1968
8/7 "What Do We Say" The Governors Conference on Aging May 3, 1968
8/8 Dedication of J.E. Corette Steam Electric Plant, Billings September 22, 1968
8/9 Peace Luncheon March 1968
8/10 Ninth Annual George Washington Awards Dinner April 16, 1969
8/11 Dinner at the Cartwheel inn, Bozeman March 2, 1972
8/12 American Hotel and Motel association, 61st annual Convention, Phoenix AZ December 7, 1972
8/13 Brand Names Foundation Dinner Pamphlet 1973
8/14 NSBA Convention April 7, 1973
8/15 FSBA Dinner May 22, 1973
8/16 National Forum on Growth with Environmental Quality September 26, 1973
8/17 American Airlines undated
8/18 Journalism (two drafts) undated
8/19 Discover America Travel Organization Convention undated
8/20 Speech given to: Paperboard Packaging Council of America, Chicago, March 27; Communications Explosion, Chicago, March 29; and Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Convention, Boca Raton FL April 1 no year
8/21 Valentine Nebraska undated
8/22 Convocation March 5 no year
8/23 Untitled speeches with multiple drafts undated
8/24 Hand written drafts undated
8/25 Speeches with no title undated
8/26 "Vital Speeches of the Day" July 15, 1973

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Series V:  Writings , 1965-1973
0.75 linear feet and partial oversize box

This series ranges from manuscript materials to magazine and essay collection articles. Chet Huntley's autobiographical account of growing up in rural Montana, The Generous Years, is prominent in this series. Materials include manuscript drafts, production proofs, promotional materials, and book reviews. This series also includes a mixture of drafts and clipped selections Huntley submitted to national magazines and published essay collections. "Somehow it Works" is a bound photo essay produced by NBC News staff, using the 1964 U.S. Presidential election as a focus for reflections on the American political process.

9/1 The Generous Years, Original Manuscript pages 1-99 undated
9/2 The Generous Years, Original Manuscript pages 100-158 undated
9/3 The Generous Years, Blue lines 1968
9/4 The Generous Years, Pre-Blue Line Proof ca. 1968
9/5 The Generous Years, Galley Proofs 1968
9/6 The Generous Years, Galley Proofs 1968
9/7 The Generous Years, Galley Proofs 1968
10/1 The Generous Years, Publicity 1968-1969
10/2 The Generous Years, Publicity, Clippings 1968-1969
10/3 Writing for a piece in Ben Gravers book March 17, 1967
10/4 Christian Science Monitor April 6, 1967
10/5 "The World As I See It," Paper for the National Oil Fuel Institute April 30-May 2, 1968
10/6 Article on retirement for Modern Maturity December 1970
10/7 Articles printed in New York Times 1970
10/8 Carte Blanche (two articles) 1968
10/9 "The Road to Economic Authoritarianism" by Chet Huntley undated
10/10 "The Pace of Productivity" an editorial by Chet Huntley undated
10/11 Paper taken from The Generous Years undated
10/12 Writing on "Northwest Industrial Development" undated
10/13 Writing for American Airlines 1973
10/14 Writing for Bob Wogan, untitled undated
10/15 Untitled writings undated
22OS/4 The Generous Years, Artwork undated
22OS/5 Somehow it Works: A Candid Portrait of the 1964 Presidential Election, by Chet Huntley and David Brinkley (and NBC News staff), Doubleday and Company 1965.

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Series VI:  Subject , 1964-1973
0.5 linear feet and partial oversize box

Materials in this series are articles, reports, and general documents Huntley collected as an outcome of his professional activities and as research for broadcast scripts and public addresses. The contents of this series reflect some of the most controversial aspects of Huntley's career, such as his opposition to the American Federation of Television Radio Artists (AFTRA) strike and the Federal Communications Commission's investigation into conflict of interest allegations generated by Huntley's concurrent endeavors as a reporter and an investment spokesperson.

11/1 American Federation of Television Radio Artists strike, documents and correspondence 1967-1970
11/2 American Federation of Television Radio Artists strike, clippings 1967
11/3 FCC vs. Chet, documents and correspondence 1968-1973
11/4 File on Economics 1964-1973
11/5 Handwritten notes on marketing undated
11/6 Handwritten notes on Apollo II undated
11/7 Research Material: American Airlines Investors Conference 1972
11/8 Research Material: American Airlines, Presentation FSAB Dinner "Air Freight Services: Future Prospects" May 15, 1973
11/9 Research Material, general 1968-1973
11/10 Research Material, general 1969-1972
11/11 Research Material, clippings 1968-1972
22OS/6 Research Material: New York Times Magazine March 5, 1972

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Series VII:  Clippings , 1957-1974
1.0 linear feet and partial oversize box

This series includes magazine articles, newspaper columns, and small publications detailing the development of his broadcast career, retirement, economic development projects, and his death. Materials in this series were collected by Chet Huntley, his wife and family, as well as by long time friends. Most of the materials in this series are undated.

12/1 Editorial Cartoons undated
12/2 Clippings: Professional I 1957-1964
12/3 Clippings: Professional II 1957-1964
12/4 Clippings: Professional III 1957-1964
12/5 Clippings: Professional IV 1957-1964
12/6 Clippings: Professional V 1957-1964
12/7 Clippings: Professional VI 1957-1964
12/8 Clippings: Professional VII 1957-1964
12/9 Magazine Articles: Writer's Yearbook 1966
12/10 Magazine Articles: Saturday Review December 28, 1957
12/11 Magazine Articles: Newsweek March 13, 1961
12/12 Magazine Articles: Carte Blanche March-April 1968
12/13 Magazine Articles: The New Yorker August 3, 1968
12/14 Magazine Articles: Pre-Vue Billings Weekly Entertainment Guide May 31-June 6 1970
12/15 Magazine Articles: Newark! The Magazine for Metropolitan New Jersey July-August 1970
12/16 Magazine Articles: TV Guide June 19-25 1965, August 1-7, 1970
12/17 Magazine Articles: True, For Today's Man August 1970
13/1 Clippings on Huntley's passing 1974
13/2 Clippings on Huntley's passing 1974
13/3 Obits I (newspapers) 1974
13/4 Obits II 1974
13/5 Obits III 1974
13/6 Obits IV 1974
13/7 Obits V 1974
22OS/7 Independent Tribune Presents "Chet Huntley Scrapbook" 1974

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Series VIII:  Big Sky Resort , 1965-1975
0.5 linear feet and partial oversize box

This series contains materials related to Chet Huntley's involvement with the development of Big Sky Resort south of Bozeman, Montana. Materials include property description documents, a U. S. Geologic Survey topographic map, correspondence, publicity packets generated during several different stages of development, press clippings, and "master plan" packets prepared for potential investorsùsome of the latter are bound and others are in folders. Press clippings include an array of newspaper articles, letters to the editor, and magazine features including a significant amount of material regarding local reactions to the project and protests based on environmental concerns. Written materials on Big Sky consist of handwritten notes reflecting on the Huntley's desire to develop the resort. These notes appear to be a draft speech for an investors' conference. The Lone Mountain Ranch property description includes several embedded photographs. These photographs were retained within the document to preserve their original context.

14/1 Big Sky Montana General Plan 1970
14/2 Lone Mountain Ranch property description 1969
14/3 Big Sky Resort packet, Deer Lodge Condominiums undated
14/4 Big Sky Resort packet, general promotional materials undated
14/5 Big Sky Convention Facilities packet undated
14/6 Big Sky advertisements and brochures 1975
14/7 Big Sky Clippings I ca. 1970-1974
14/8 Big Sky Clippings II ca. 1970-1974
14/9 Big Sky Clippings III ca. 1970-1974
14/10 Big Sky articles in "The Valley Shopper" local businesses speak out 1970-03
14/11 Big Sky correspondence 1970
14/12 Big Sky, writings undated
23OS/1 Big Sky: Topographic map prepared by A. Lyford of the USGS 1965
23OS/2 Big Sky Resort Master Plan publication; Chrysler Realty Corporation 1970

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Series IX:  Photographs , ca. 1920-1974
2.0 linear feet and one oversize box

This series contains 433 photographs spanning Chet Huntley's life, with particular emphasis on his years with NBC News and the development of the Big Sky Resort. Photos 78(IX):178 - (IX):244 & 78(IX):384 - 78(IX):432 are a mixture of family photographs, candid images of Huntley during news broadcasts, and professional promotional glossies. For preservation purposes, photos 78(IX):245 - 78(IX):275 were removed from a photo album titled "Chet Huntley in Dayton February 18, 1969." A photocopy of the album cover is included with photo # 78(IX):245. Photos 78(IX):286 - 78(IX):384 and 78(IX):433 are Big Sky development images. This collection includes modern film negative for the following prints 78(IX):1, 78(IX):5, 78(IX):137, 78(IX):138, 78(IX):142, 78(IX):154, 78(IX):205, 78(IX):289, 78(IX):290, 78(IX):291, 78(IX):292, 78(IX):373, 78(IX):377.

15/1 78(IX):1: [Huntley childhood photo] undated
15/2 78(IX):2: [Huntley teenaged portrait] undated
15/3 78(IX):3: "4 Huntley children Peggy, Wadine, Chet, Marian" undated
15/4 78(IX):4: "Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Huntley 50th wedding anniversary" undated
15/5 78(IX):5: "Chet and his 2 daughters; Sherry on left, Missy on right holding baby" undated
15/6 78(IX):6: "3 generations Chet Sherry Rik (3 weeks)" undated
15/7 78(IX):7: [Chet with daughters Sherry, Missy, Father P.A. Huntley, grandson (3 weeks)] undated
15/8 78(IX):8: [Huntley family photo] undated
15/9 78(IX):9: "Huntley leading man in 'granite'" undated
15/10 78(IX):10: [Mrs. P.. Huntley] undated
15/11 78(IX):11: [Chet with mother] undated
15/12 78(IX):12: [young child: Chet?] undated
15/13 78(IX):13: [Huntley with woman in uniform] undated
15/14 78(IX):14: [Huntley smoking pipe] undated
15/15 78(IX):15: [Huntley behind the mic] undated
15/16 78(IX):16: [Huntley leaving ABC offices] undated
15/17 78(IX):17: [Huntley at a KNX function] undated
15/18 78(IX):18: [Huntley shaking hands with two men] undated
15/19 78(IX):19: "Chet Huntley KABC" undated
15/20 78(IX):20: [Chet Huntley at his desk] undated
15/21 78(IX):21: [Huntley KGO broadcast] undated
15/22 78(IX):22: [Huntley on telephone] undated
15/23 78(IX):23: [Huntley ABC broadcast] undated
15/24 78(IX):24: [Huntley Radio and Television News Club award] undated
15/25 78(IX):25: "Huntley interviews two GI's after witnessing a nuclear blast" undated
15/26 78(IX):26: [Huntley with two newscasters getting into news car] undated
15/27 78(IX):27: [Huntley accepting an award] undated
15/28 78(IX):28: [ABC broadcast] undated
15/29 78(IX):29: [Huntley ABC broadcast] undated
15/30 78(IX):30: [Huntley with two gentleman] undated
15/31 78(IX):31: [Huntley accepting an award] undated
15/32 78(IX):32: [Huntley accepting Radio and Television News Club award] undated
15/33 78(IX):33: "Chet Huntley" [CBS portrait] undated
15/34 78(IX):34: [Huntley with two military men] undated
15/35 78(IX):35: "Edmund Lowe, Dorothy Bundy, Chet Huntley" undated
15/36 78(IX):36: [Huntley with singing sailors] undated
15/37 78(IX):37: [Huntley early broadcast] undated
15/38 78(IX):38: [group shot of Huntley with friends] undated
15/39 78(IX):39: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
15/40 78(IX):40: [reviewing scripts] undated
15/41 78(IX):41: [Huntley with fresh fish] undated
15/42 78(IX):42: [Chet in an interview] undated
15/43 78(IX):43: [Chet in an interview] undated
15/44 78(IX):44: [Huntley ABC portrait] undated
15/45 78(IX):45: [Huntley with two guests in a CBS broadcast] undated
15/46 78(IX):46: [Chet with two movie actors] undated
15/47 78(IX):47: [Chet in a Marine Corps crash test seat] undated
15/48 78(IX):48: "Chet presented with first edition book" undated
15/49 78(IX):49: [Chet in CBS/KNX broadcast] undated
15/50 78(IX):50: [Chet witnessing aircraft recovery] undated
15/51 78(IX):51: [Chet in war ship] undated
15/52 78(IX):52: [Huntley at his desk] undated
15/53 78(IX):53: [Chet at his typewriter] undated
15/54 78(IX):54: "Huntley May 9, 1965 Red Square Kremlin Wall"
15/55 78(IX):55: [NBC news correspondents] undated
15/56 78(IX):56: "general election coverage Bozeman Montana"
15/57 78(IX):57: [state of Montana address] undated
15/58 78(IX):58: "Chet with Ambrose Brumfield; Reedpoint, Mt" undated
15/59 78(IX):59: [Chet at hotel dinner party] undated
15/60 78(IX):60: [Chet at hotel dinner party] "Burton wheeler" undated
15/61 78(IX):61: "Huntley, Howard Kelsey" undated
15/62 78(IX):62: "Huntley, Battin, Babcock" undated
15/63 78(IX):63: [with group on skis downtown] undated
15/64 78(IX):64: [portrait] "Chet Huntley June 1966"
15/65 78(IX):65: [Huntley NBC broadcast] undated
15/66 78(IX):66: "Chet Huntley and David Brinkley; Nixon Inauguration" undated
15/67 78(IX):67: [Chet Huntley and David Brinkley] undated
15/68 78(IX):68: [Huntley at the news desk] undated
15/69 78(IX):69: [at the typewriter] undated
15/70 78(IX):70: [Huntley reading scripts] undated
15/71 78(IX):71: [at his desk writing] undated
15/72 78(IX):72: [Huntley and Brinkley at the news desk] undated
15/73 78(IX):73: [at the desk typing] undated
15/74 78(IX):74: [Huntley, Brinkley and Friends] undated
15/75 78(IX):75: [Huntley at the news desk] undated
15/76 78(IX):76: [Huntley in a toast] undated
15/77 78(IX):77: [Chet Huntley, Mike Mansfield, and distinguished senators] undated
15/78 78(IX):78: "Chet in Paris via satellite 2/28/69 photo taken in NY"
15/79 78(IX):79: "Nelson Rockefeller news briefing" undated
15/80 78(IX):80: "Fly fishing, July 10, 1961" 1961
15/81 78(IX):81: [Fly fishing] undated
15/82 78(IX):82: [Chet Huntley and Richard Nixon] undated
15/83 78(IX):83: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
15/84 78(IX):84: [Huntley at desk with pipe] undated
15/85 78(IX):85: [Huntley at typewriter] undated
15/86 78(IX):86: "Chet Huntley in Africa" undated
15/87 78(IX):87: "The Animal Kingdom-Philip Barry" undated
15/88 78(IX):88: [Huntley with an un-identified woman] undated
15/89 78(IX):89: [Huntley at his typewriter] undated
15/90 78(IX):90: [Huntley at his typewriter] undated
15/91 78(IX):91: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
15/92 78(IX):92: [Huntley at his typewriter] undated
15/93 78(IX):93: "Huntley-Brinkley report 5/3/65 from London"
15/94 78(IX):94: [Huntley at his news desk] undated
15/95 78(IX):95: [Huntley going over broadcast script] undated
15/96 78(IX):96: [Huntley screenshot] undated
15/97 78(IX):97: "Governor of New Mexico 1968"
15/98 78(IX):98: "Governor of New Mexico 1968"
15/99 78(IX):99: "Queen of Greece" undated
15/100 78(IX):100: [Huntley Brinkley election broadcast] undated
16/1 78(IX):101: "Bosses unfair to Huntley-Brinkley" undated
16/2 78(IX):102: [Huntley, Brinkley, Nixon] undated
16/3 78(IX):103: [Huntley-Brinkley] "election coverage November 8 1960"
16/4 78(IX):104: "Huntley with then Secretary of Transportation, Volpe June 3, 1969" 1969
16/5 78(IX):105: [Huntley reviewing script] undated
16/6 78(IX):106: "Huntley-Brinkley election coverage 1964"
16/7 78(IX):107: [Huntley in Saigon] "8/25/66"
16/8 78(IX):108: "portrait May 1957"
16/9 78(IX):109: "portrait May 1957"
16/10 78(IX):110: "portrait July 1958"
16/11 78(IX):111: "in control room, December 11, 1957" 1957
16/12 78(IX):112: [Huntley with two un-identified women] undated
16/13 78(IX):113: [Huntley, Brinkley, Nixon] undated
16/14 78(IX):114: [Huntley, Nixon, un-identified woman] undated
16/15 78(IX):115: [Huntley with Walter Cronkite] undated
16/16 78(IX):116: [Huntley, Brinkley and un-identified man] undated
16/17 78(IX):117: [Huntley with Ronald Reagan] undated
16/18 78(IX):118: [Huntley with Ronald Reagan] undated
16/19 78(IX):119: [Huntley with un-identified men] undated
16/20 78(IX):120: [Huntley snapshot] undated
16/21 78(IX):121: "Chet Huntley reporting" undated
16/22 78(IX):122: "Chet Huntley NBC News" undated
16/23 78(IX):123: [on telephone] undated
16/24 78(IX):124: [news portrait] undated
16/25 78(IX):125: [Huntley, Brinkley and un-identified woman] undated
16/26 78(IX):126: [Huntley with un-identified woman] undated
16/27 78(IX):127: [Huntley with un-identified woman] undated
16/28 78(IX):128: [at a distinguished dinner] undated
16/29 78(IX):129: [Downtown on skis with Rich Riese (Twins baseball player)] undated
16/30 78(IX):130: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
16/31 78(IX):131: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
16/32 78(IX):132: [accepting George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award] undated
16/33 78(IX):133: "memorial service Rockefeller Plaza March 26, 1974" 1974
16/34 78(IX):134: "memorial service Rockefeller Plaza March 26, 1974" 1974
16/35 78(IX):135: [NBC Chet Huntley "The fabulous Country" portrait] undated
16/36 78(IX):136: [American Airlines speech] undated
16/37 78(IX):137: [Huntley final broadcast] "Chet and Tippy at NBC desk" undated
16/38 78(IX):138: [Huntley KFI broadcast (early years)] undated
16/39 78(IX):139: [Huntley-Brinkley at news desk] undated
16/40 78(IX):140: [Huntley-Brinkley at cow palace] undated
16/41 78(IX):141: [ABC] "11/4/52"
16/42 78(IX):142: [Relaxing at home] undated
16/43 78(IX):143: [reviewing script] undated
16/44 78(IX):144: "Huntley and Joe Oexle Kremlin Tower May 9, 1965" 1965
16/45 78(IX):145: "May 9, 1965 in Red Square" 1965
16/46 78(IX):146: "May 9, 1965 in Red Square" 1965
16/47 78(IX):147: [Huntley "contemplating script" on Navy vessel] undated
16/48 78(IX):148: [Huntley in interview] undated
16/49 78(IX):149: [Huntley snapshot] undated
16/50 78(IX):150: "In front of Kremlin" undated
16/51 78(IX):151: "May 9, 1965 in Red Square" 1965
16/52 78(IX):152: "May 9, 1965 in front of Kremlin Wall" 1965
16/53 78(IX):153: "Huntley in bib overalls, 1923" 1923
16/54 78(IX):154: [Huntley broadcasting] undated
16/55 78(IX):155: [Huntley with two un-identified people] undated
16/56 78(IX):156: [Huntley NBC accepting award] undated
16/57 78(IX):157: [reviewing script] undated
16/58 78(IX):158: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
16/59 78(IX):159: [Huntley during broadcast] undated
16/60 78(IX):160: [Huntley on camera from Navy Vessel] undated
16/61 78(IX):161: [Huntley back yard portrait] undated
16/62 78(IX):162: [sitting in back yard] undated
16/63 78(IX):163: [broadcast from back yard] undated
16/64 78(IX):164: [Huntley-Brinkley: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Award] undated
16/65 78(IX):165: [Huntley being congratulated] undated
16/66 78(IX):166: [In the control room] undated
16/67 78(IX):167: [in thought] undated
16/68 78(IX):168: [Huntley-Brinkley broadcast] undated
16/69 78(IX):169: [reviewing script] undated
16/70 78(IX):170: [Huntley broadcast: screenshot] undated
16/71 78(IX):171: [Huntley broadcast: screenshot] undated
16/72 78(IX):172: [portrait "Tippy I Love You"] undated
16/73 78(IX):173: [pencil sketch of Huntley and Brinkley] undated
16/74 78(IX):174: [pencil sketch of Brinkley] undated
16/75 78(IX):175: [pencil sketch of Brinkley] undated
16/76 78(IX):176: [pencil sketch of Huntley] undated
16/77 78(IX):177: [in thought] undated
16/78 78(IX):178: [pencil sketch of Huntley] undated
16/79 78(IX):179: [pencil sketch of Huntley and Brinkley] undated
16/80 78(IX):180: [pencil sketch of Huntley and Brinkley] undated
16/81 78(IX):181: [pencil sketch of Huntley and Brinkley] undated
16/82 78(IX):182: [pencil sketch of Huntley and Brinkley] undated
16/83 78(IX):183: [pencil sketch of Huntley and Brinkley] undated
16/84 78(IX):184: [Huntley in thought] undated
16/85 78(IX):185: [January 1967; Huntley with two un-identified elders]
16/86 78(IX):186: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
16/87 78(IX):187: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
16/88 78(IX):188: [Huntley Brinkley broadcasting] undated
16/89 78(IX):189: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
16/90 78(IX):190: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
16/91 78(IX):191: [Huntley-Brinkley with two un-identified men] undated
16/92 78(IX):192: "Huntley school house restored: Saco, Montana" undated
16/93 78(IX):193: [Huntley early broadcast] undated
16/94 78(IX):194: [Huntley in an early NBC interview] undated
16/95 78(IX):195: [joking with co-workers] undated
16/96 78(IX):196: [candid shot of Huntley] undated
16/97 78(IX):197: [CBS Huntley with two un-identified men] undated
16/98 78(IX):198: [broadcasting during an early war] undated
16/99 78(IX):199: "weather reports from the stratosphere: Huntley, Dr. Irving Krick, Associate Yuan, Dr. Carl Anderson" undated
16/100 78(IX):200: [accepting award] undated
17/01 78(IX):201: "Randolph Scott, Walter Brennen" undated
17/02 78(IX):202: [1938 broadcast]
17/03 78(IX):203: "staff softball game 1940"
17/04 78(IX):204: "P-61 Nightfighter aerial shot" undated
17/05 78(IX):205: [Huntley Brinkley reporting] undated
17/06 78(IX):206: [Huntley with 5 un-identified men] undated
17/07 78(IX):207: [March of Dimes] undated
17/08 78(IX):208: [reporting from a Navy vessel] undated
17/09 78(IX):209: [interview from a Navy ship] undated
17/10 78(IX):210: [KNX photo] undated
17/11 78(IX):211: "Thomas Lee Army Air Force pilot B-25" undated
17/12 78(IX):212: [P-61] undated
17/13 78(IX):213: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
17/14 78(IX):214: [broadcasting] undated
17/15 78(IX):215: [crash test simulator] undated
17/16 78(IX):216: [Huntley with two government officials] undated
17/17 78(IX):217: [interview with un-identified man] undated
17/18 78(IX):218: [construction of dam] undated
17/19 78(IX):219: [KNX photo interview] undated
17/20 78(IX):220: [broadcasting with two other men] undated
17/21 78(IX):221: "George Armistead and Chet Huntley February 6, 1945" 1945
17/22 78(IX):222: [dam construction] undated
17/23 78(IX):223: [CBS military broadcast] undated
17/24 78(IX):224: [portrait David Brinkley] undated
17/25 78(IX):225: "last night at NBC 1970"
17/26 78(IX):226: "last night at NBC 1970"
17/27 78(IX):227: "last night at NBC 1970"
17/28 78(IX):228: "last night at NBC 1970"
17/29 78(IX):229: [UVALDE chamber of commerce award] undated
17/30 78(IX):230: [Melvin Rowland and Chet Huntley UVALDE Honorary Mayor Chet Huntley] undated
17/31 78(IX):231: [Huntley accepting award] undated
17/32 78(IX):232: [Huntley in group photo] undated
17/33 78(IX):233: "Huntley-Reagan 1968 Republican Convention L.A." I
17/34 78(IX):234: "Huntley-Reagan 1968 Republican Convention L.A." II
17/35 78(IX):235: "Huntley-Reagan 1968 Republican Convention L.A." III
17/36 78(IX):236: "Huntley-Reagan 1968 Republican Convention L.A." IV
17/37 78(IX):237: "Huntley-Reagan 1968 Republican Convention L.A." V
17/38 78(IX):238: "Huntley-Reagan 1968 Republican Convention L.A." VI
17/39 78(IX):239: "Huntley-Reagan 1968 Republican Convention L.A." VII
17/40 78(IX):240: "Huntley-Reagan 1968 Republican Convention L.A." VIII
17/41 78(IX):241: [Huntley-Brinkley JFK Oval Office I] undated
17/42 78(IX):242: [Huntley-Brinkley JFK Oval Office II] undated
17/43 78(IX):243: [Huntley-Brinkley JFK Oval Office III] undated
17/44 78(IX):244: [Huntley-Brinkley JFK Oval Office V] undated
17/45 78(IX):245: [arriving from airplane] 1969
17/46 78(IX):246: [greetings arriving in Dayton] 1969
17/47 78(IX):247: [greetings arriving in Dayton] 1969
17/48 78(IX):248: [meeting] 1969
17/49 78(IX):249: [meeting] "Don Dahlman" 1969
17/50 78(IX):250: "The Phil Donahue Show" I 1969
17/51 78(IX):252: "The Phil Donahue Show" II 1969
17/52 78(IX):253: "The Phil Donahue Show" III 1969
17/53 78(IX):254: "The Phil Donahue Show" IV 1969
17/54 78(IX):255: "The Phil Donahue Show" V 1969
17/55 78(IX):256: "luncheon at the Statler" I 1969
17/56 78(IX):257: "luncheon at the Statler" I 1969
17/57 78(IX):258: "luncheon at the Statler" III 1969
17/58 78(IX):259: "luncheon at the Statler" IV 1969
17/59 78(IX):260: "luncheon at the Statler" V Mayor Hall 1969
17/60 78(IX):261: "The News" I Huntley/Phil Donahue/Ed Hamlyn 1969
17/61 78(IX):262: "The News" II Ed Hamlyn 1969
17/62 78(IX):263: "The News" III 1969
17/63 78(IX):264: "The News" IV 1969
17/64 78(IX):265: "The News" V 1969
17/65 78(IX):266: "NCR Auditorium" I 1969
17/66 78(IX):267: "NCR Auditorium" II 1969
17/67 78(IX):268: "NCR Auditorium" III 1969
17/68 78(IX):269: "NCR Auditorium" IV 1969
17/69 78(IX):270: "NCR Auditorium" V 1969
17/70 78(IX):271: "A Day In Dayton" I 1969
17/71 78(IX):272: "A Day In Dayton" II with Phil Donahue 1969
17/72 78(IX):273: "A Day In Dayton" III with Phil Donahue 1969
17/73 78(IX):274: "A Day In Dayton" IV 1969
17/74 78(IX):275: "A Day In Dayton" V 1969
17/75 78(IX):276: [portrait of a newscaster] undated
17/76 78(IX):277: [NBC Photo 1967 portrait un-identified man] undated
17/77 78(IX):278: [NBC Photo 1967 portrait un-identified man & woman] undated
17/78 78(IX):279: [NBC Photo 1967 portrait un-identified man] undated
17/79 78(IX):280: [NBC Photo 1967 portrait un-identified woman] undated
17/80 78(IX):281: [NBC Photo 1967 portrait un-identified man] undated
17/81 78(IX):282: [NBC Photo 1967 portrait un-identified woman] undated
17/82 78(IX):283: [NBC Photo 1967 portrait un-identified man & woman] undated
17/83 78(IX):284: [Huntley-Brinkley JFK Oval Office IV] undated
17/84 78(IX):285: [cleaning fish] undated
17/85 78(IX):286: Big Sky [in the lodge gift shop] undated
17/86 78(IX):287: Big Sky [big sky condos] undated
17/87 78(IX):288: Big Sky [big sky condos] undated
17/88 78(IX):289: Big Sky [ranch house log cabin home] undated
17/89 78(IX):290: Big Sky [17 people looking at building plans] undated
17/90 78(IX):291: Big Sky "Arnold Palmer 'Golf talk'" undated
17/91 78(IX):292: Big Sky [Arnold Palmer in design phase over diorama] undated
17/92 78(IX):293: Big Sky [group shot; US ski team hopefuls] undated
17/93 78(IX):294: Big Sky [deer] undated
17/94 78(IX):295: Big Sky [landscape shot of the mountain] undated
17/95 78(IX):296: Big Sky [landscape shot of the mountain] undated
17/96 78(IX):297: Big Sky [inspecting building plans] undated
17/97 78(IX):298: Big Sky [the building phase] undated
17/98 78(IX):299: Big Sky [looking over building plans] undated
17/99 78(IX):300: Big Sky [landscape shot of the mountain] undated
18/1 78(IX):301: Big Sky [color landscape shot of the mountain] undated
18/2 78(IX):302: Big Sky [building going up] undated
18/3 78(IX):303: Big Sky [the ranch] undated
18/4 78(IX):304: Big Sky [building going up] undated
18/5 78(IX):305: Big Sky [building going up] undated
18/6 78(IX):306: Big Sky [church at Big Sky] undated
18/7 78(IX):307: Big Sky [top of the chairlift] undated
18/8 78(IX):308: Big Sky [the gondola] undated
18/9 78(IX):309: Big Sky [3 people on horseback] undated
18/10 78(IX):310: Big Sky [getting on the chairlift] undated
18/11 78(IX):311: Big Sky [Arnold Palmer/Chet Huntley] undated
18/12 78(IX):312: Big Sky [fresh turns in powder] undated
18/13 78(IX):313: Big Sky [landscape shot] undated
18/14 78(IX):314: Big Sky [landscape shot dirt road] undated
18/15 78(IX):315: Big Sky [fresh turns in powder] undated
18/16 78(IX):316: Big Sky "Chet fly fishing the Yellowstone" undated
18/17 78(IX):317: Big Sky "welcome to Bozeman March 1970"
18/18 78(IX):318: Big Sky [gondola] undated
18/19 78(IX):319: Big Sky "Lone Peak triple chair" undated
18/20 78(IX):320: Big Sky "Andesite double chair" undated
18/21 78(IX):321: Big Sky "Après ski Activities Jimmers bar" undated
18/22 78(IX):322: Big Sky "Lookout cafeteria" undated
18/23 78(IX):323: Big Sky "Mountain Village hostel" undated
18/24 78(IX):324: Big Sky "Cross Dam to Mountain Village - Deer Lodge Condominiums" undated
18/25 78(IX):325: Big Sky "administration houses and employee housing" undated
18/26 78(IX):326: Big Sky "The Huntley lodge" undated
18/27 78(IX):327: Big Sky "Teepee trading Post" undated
18/28 78(IX):328: Big Sky [fly fisherman netting fish] undated
18/29 78(IX):329: Big Sky [golf tee shot ] undated
18/30 78(IX):330: Big Sky [Big Sky lodging] undated
18/31 78(IX):331: Big Sky [Big Sky-summer lodging] undated
18/32 78(IX):332: Big Sky [Big Sky-art gathering] undated
18/33 78(IX):333: Big Sky [trap shooting] undated
18/34 78(IX):334: Big Sky [basketball game] undated
18/35 78(IX):335: Big Sky [enjoying the comforts of a lodge] undated
18/36 78(IX):336: Big Sky [corral] undated
18/37 78(IX):337: Big Sky [playing pool at the lodge] undated
18/38 78(IX):338: Big Sky [Big Sky golf] undated
18/39 78(IX):339: Big Sky [Big Sky tennis] undated
18/40 78(IX):340: Big Sky [Big Sky skiing] undated
18/41 78(IX):341: Big Sky [Big Sky luncheon] undated
18/42 78(IX):342: Big Sky [dinner buffet] undated
18/43 78(IX):343: Big Sky [skiing the mountaintop] undated
18/44 78(IX):344: Big Sky [riding the chairlift] undated
18/45 78(IX):345: Big Sky [fresh ski turns in powder] undated
18/46 78(IX):346: Big Sky [The Lodge at Big Sky Montana] undated
18/47 78(IX):347: Big Sky [approaching Big Sky] undated
18/48 78(IX):348: Big Sky "Big Sky Information center VPM Reservations & Real Estate Offices" undated
18/49 78(IX):349: Big Sky "start Silver Bow 1971"
18/50 78(IX):350: Big Sky "Meadow Village commercial" undated
18/51 78(IX):351: Big Sky "winter in Meadow Village commercial" undated
18/52 78(IX):352: Big Sky "summer in Meadow Village commercial" undated
18/53 78(IX):353: Big Sky "Silver Bow I & II" undated
18/54 78(IX):354: Big Sky "Black Otter Lodge" undated
18/55 78(IX):355: Big Sky "Meadow Village Hostel" undated
18/56 78(IX):356: Big Sky "Montana Power sub-station" undated
18/57 78(IX):357: Big Sky "Meadow Village Homes and glacier" undated
18/58 78(IX):358: Big Sky "Broadwater I" undated
18/59 78(IX):359: Big Sky "Yellowstone and Golf Course" undated
18/60 78(IX):360: Big Sky [tennis courts] undated
18/61 78(IX):361: Big Sky "Lone Mountain Guest Ranch Cabin" undated
18/62 78(IX):362: Big Sky "Lone Mountain Guest ranch" undated
18/63 78(IX):363: Big Sky [Lone Mountain Ranch Sleigh Ride] undated
18/64 78(IX):364: Big Sky "Camper village commercial" undated
18/65 78(IX):365: Big Sky "Camper Village sites" undated
18/66 78(IX):366: Big Sky "mobile home park" undated
18/67 78(IX):367: Big Sky "medical clinic" undated
18/68 78(IX):368: Big Sky "Ski the Sky Balloon" undated
18/69 78(IX):369: Big Sky "cross country skiing" undated
18/70 78(IX):370: Big Sky [The 'Big Sky Montana' sign] undated
18/71 78(IX):371: Big Sky "Meadow Village 1970"
18/72 78(IX):372: Big Sky "Crail ranch 1970"
18/73 78(IX):373: Big Sky [Chet outdoor portrait leaning against the fence] undated
18/74 78(IX):374: Big Sky [inside the lodge] undated
18/75 78(IX):375: Big Sky [Lone Mountain ranch Sleigh ride; color] undated
18/76 78(IX):376: Big Sky [Lone Mountain landscape shot] undated
18/77 78(IX):377: Big Sky [Chet Huntley and Big Sky Montana sign] undated
18/78 78(IX):378: Big Sky [in the lodge gift shop] undated
18/79 78(IX):379: Big Sky [ranch] undated
18/80 78(IX):380: Big Sky [ranch] undated
18/81 78(IX):381: Copy Negative: [Huntley portrait signed] undated
18/82 78(IX):382: Big Sky "water storage tank" undated
18/83 78(IX):383: Big Sky [Big Sky hot air ballooning] undated
18/84 78(IX):384: [Huntley, Nixon and Mrs Nixon] undated
18/85 78(IX):431: [Autographed photo, Chet Huntley and Nelson Rockefeller] undated
18/86 78(IX):432: [Northern Pacific Wrecking Crain] undated
18/87 78(IX):433: Big Sky [planning session] undated
24OS/1 78(IX):385: [Huntley Brinkley at the news desk] undated
24OS/2 78(IX):386: [69-12-16, cartoon photograph] undated
24OS/3 78(IX):387: [Huntley playing with a child] undated
24OS/4 78(IX):388: [Huntley playing with a child] undated
24OS/5 78(IX):389: [getting ready to go on camera] undated
24OS/6 78(IX):390: [boarding airplane] undated
24OS/7 78(IX):391: [Huntley Brinkley on the set] undated
24OS/8 78(IX):392: [at the typewriter] undated
24OS/9 78(IX):393: [on assignment] undated
24OS/10 78(IX):394: [on assignment] undated
24OS/11 78(IX):395: [on assignment] undated
24OS/12 78(IX):396: [portrait of Huntley at the news desk] undated
24OS/13 78(IX):397: [Huntley smoking pipe] undated
24OS/14 78(IX):398: [boarding airplane] undated
24OS/15 78(IX):399: [Huntley Brinkley at the news desk] undated
24OS/16 78(IX):400: [Huntley at the news desk] undated
24OS/17 78(IX):401: [Huntley at the news desk (reversed)] undated
24OS/18 78(IX):402: "New York Herald Tribune photograph" undated
24OS/19 78(IX):403: "New York Herald Tribune photograph" undated
24OS/20 78(IX):404: [on location] undated
24OS/21 78(IX):405: [office meeting] undated
24OS/22 78(IX):406: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
24OS/23 78(IX):407: [color portrait Chet Huntley] undated
24OS/24 78(IX):408: [election night 1964] undated
24OS/25 78(IX):409: [Huntley playing with child] undated
24OS/26 78(IX):410: [portrait chet Huntley] undated
24OS/27 78(IX):411: [sleeping at the airport] undated
24OS/28 78(IX):412: [election night 1964] undated
24OS/29 78(IX):413: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
24OS/30 78(IX):414: [Huntley Brinkley on the set election coverage 1966]
24OS/31 78(IX):415: [election night 1964] undated
24OS/32 78(IX):416: [political cartoon photo I] undated
24OS/33 78(IX):417: [political cartoon photo II] undated
24OS/34 78(IX):418: [political cartoon photo III] undated
24OS/35 78(IX):419: [political cartoon photo IV] undated
24OS/36 78(IX):420: [political cartoon photo V] undated
24OS/37 78(IX):421: [portrait Chet Huntley] undated
24OS/38 78(IX):422: [Huntley Brinkley portrait drawn on city bench] undated
24OS/39 78(IX):423: [political cartoon photo VI] undated
24OS/40 78(IX):424: [political cartoon photo VII] undated
24OS/41 78(IX):425: [political cartoon photo VIII] undated
24OS/42 78(IX):426: [political cartoon photo IX] undated
24OS/43 78(IX):427: [political cartoon photo X] undated
24OS/44 78(IX):428: [Big Sky Panarama] undated
24OS/45 78(IX):429: [Chet Huntley posing at Big Sky Montana sign II] undated
24OS/46 78(IX):430: [Autographed photo], "Admiral C.W. Nimitz at the surrender of the Japanese, Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945" 1945

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Series X:  Audio and Moving Images , 1963-1974
18 items

This series contains materials from several different media formats ranging from audiocassette tapes to 16 mm film reels. Contents include materials Huntley created during his broadcasting career, materials he collected for personal interest, as well as items of appreciation and memorial. Items 78(X):1 through 78(X):5 are LPs; 78(X):6 is an audio cassette of unknown relationship to Chet Huntley; 78(X):7 and 78(X):8 are reel-to-reel audio tapes; 78(X):9 through 78(X):16 are 16mm film; 78(X):17 is a Fairchild Moviepak Seventy 10 cassette (single-sided film within a cassette case), and 78(X):18 is a VHS cassette duplicating materials on film reels 78(X):10, 78(X):12, and 78(X):13.

The series is divided into two subseries: Audio only, and Audio and Video.
Subseries 1: Audio Only
21 78(X):1: "I'm in Love with Huntley and Brinkley," Serenade Records undated
21 78(X):2: Interview with Mrs. P. A. Huntley (Chet's mother), one year after "The Land" undated
21 78(X):3: "The Sound of the Crusade," The New York Conference of the Methodist Church undated
21 78(X):4: "Huntley Piano," Mrs. Huntley undated
21 78(X):5: [Radio Moscow] undated
19 78(X):6: Mayor Daley, Chicago city council/interviews with Chicago residents 1971-07-20
19 78(X):7: Chet Huntley on "Today" Show 1970-07-31
19 78(X):8: Interview with Chet Huntley's mother 1963-05-12
Subseries 2: Audio and Moving Images
19 78(X):9: Big Sky, Construction of ski village and ski runs. Winter, snow on ground.
2:00 silent color.
November 1973
19 78(X):10: NBC Nightly News Obit
John Chancellor, featuring David Brinkley. Includes Huntley's network news farewell.
19 78(X):11: SOF interview at Big Sky Resort, Interviewer Rita Shaw
9:43 Silent color.
November 11, 1973
19 78(X):12: Today, Obit
Featuring Frank Reynolds, Walter Cronkite, Edwin Newman.
19 78(X):13: "What Happened to Chet Huntley?" Huntley's last interview on Broadcast Journalism, Interviewer Dick Hawkins 1973
19 78(X):14: The American Experience, "Faiths of Our Fathers" - narrated by Huntley
16:00 Sound Color. (featuring Christopher Walken as H.D. Thoreau)
19 78(X):15: The American Experience, "Strange and Terrible Times" - narrated by Huntley. Sound Color. undated
19 78(X):16: "The Quiet War," - narrated by Huntley, a report on cancer research at the University of Chicago, 26:00, sound and color undated
19 78(X):17: Chet Huntley on Big Sky real estate, 8mm original and DVD duplicate 1972
19 78(X):18: VHS copy of materials on film reels 78(X):10, 78(X):12, and 78(X):13 1973-1974

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Series XI:  Awards, Memorials, and Memorabilia , 1954-1974
5 oversize boxes

The materials in this series include mounted plaques, medallions, certificates of award and appreciation, honorary degrees, and memorial declarations bestowed upon Chet Huntley as a result of his professional career as well as one item of memorabilia. Three items in this series were bestowed with a parchment certificate. The one item of memorabilia in this series is a button inscribed with "Goodnight David, Goodnight Goliath," relating to Huntley's retirement from NBC News.

20/1 Order of the Grizzly Award, University of Montana 1966
20/2 Adelphi University, Achievement Award undated
20/3 American Hungarian Studies Foundation, George Washington Award
Corresponds with 78(XI):13
20/4 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Outstanding Achievement in Coverage of Special Events (nomination) 1969-1970
20/5 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Outstanding Achievement within Regularly Scheduled News Programs (nomination) 1969-1970
20/6 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Outstanding Achievement in News Documentary Programming (nomination) 1969-1970
20/7 Boston University - Honorary Doctorate of Letters (Literature) 1962
20/8 Franklin & Marshall - Honorary Doctorate of Literature 1964
20/9 California Association of Secondary School Administrators - Certificate of contributing membership undated
20/10 Los Angeles Alumnae of Theta Sigma Phi - Certificate of Special Recognition 1954
23OS/3 George Foster Peabody Radio Award
Corresponds with 78(XI):14
23OS/4 Alfred I. Dupont Awards Foundation, Commentator Award 1956
23OS/5 Memorial to Chet Huntley from Directors of Big Sky 1974
23OS/6 Robert E. Sherwood Award 1958
23OS/7 Overseas Press Club of America, Certificate of Appreciation undated
23OS/8 International University of Communications, Master of Arts 1974
23OS/9 George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award 1969
23OS/10 International Radio and Television Society Inc., Broadcaster of the Year Award
Corresponds with 78(XI):3
23OS/11 Credit Union National Association Memorial/Resolution 1974
28OS/1 Woodrow Wilson Memorial Commission 1962
25OS 78(XI):1: Broadcast Advertising Club of Chicago Award of Merit 1968
26OS 78(XI):2: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at New York, Outstanding Contribution to Television News and Public Affairs 1961
26OS 78(XI):3: International Radio and Television Society Inc. Broadcaster of the Year Award 1970
26OS 78(XI):4: National Association of Broadcasters, Distinguished Service Award 1967
25OS 78(XI):5: University of Southern California School of Journalism and Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement Award of the Year 1960
25OS 78(XI):6: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of News 1959-1960
25OS 78(XI):7: Overseas Press Club of America, Best Radio or TV Interpretation of Foreign Affairs 1957
25OS 78(XI):8: Boston University, Sigma Delta Chi, "Outstanding Broadcast Journalism" award 1965
25OS 78(XI):9: Finlandia Foundation, N.Y. Metropolitan Chapter, Inc., Arts and Letters Award 1962
25OS 78(XI):10: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 25th Anniversary Award 1972
25OS 78(XI):11: Institute of Human Relations, Mass Media Award 1970
25OS 78(XI):12: TV Guide Plaque undated
27OS 78(XI):13: American Hungarian Studies Foundation, George Washington Award 1970
27OS 78(XI):14: George Foster Peabody Radio Award 1954
27OS 78(XI):15: University of Missouri, Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism undated
27OS 78(XI):16: Peace medal, unknown context undated
27OS 78(XI):17: "Goodnight David, Goodnight Goliath" button undated
27OS 78(XI):18: American Legion Auxiliary, Golden Mike Award 1960
25OS 78(XI):19: Overseas Press Club of America, Best Radio or TV Interpretation of Foreign Affairs 1958
25OS 78(XI):20: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of News 1961-1962

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Series XII:  Artwork , 1972
2 items

This series includes two bronze sculptures of Chet Huntley. The Chrysler Realty Corporation commissioned these sculptures in preparation for the opening of the Big Sky Resort. Derek Wernher completed the sculptures in 1972.

78(XII):1: Bronze sculpture, Chet Huntley in sheep skin coat 1972
78(XII):2: Bronze sculpture, Chet Huntley leaning on a fence rail 1972

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  • Occupations :
  • Radio journalists -- United States
  • Television journalists --United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Artifacts
  • Moving images
  • Personal papers--United States
  • Photographs
  • Scripts
  • Sound recordings
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
    • Subject Terms :
    • Radio journalism--United States
    • Resorts -- Montana
    • Television broadcasting of news--United States
    • Personal Names :
    • Huntley, Chet, 1911-1974. The generous years
    • Corporate Names :
    • Big Sky of Montana, Inc.
    • NBC News

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