Guide to the H. G. Merriam Papers
1890-1980

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Creator: Merriam, H. G. (Harold Guy), 1883-1980
Title: H. G. Merriam Papers
Dates: 1890-1980 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 17.25 linear feet and 2 oversize boxes
Collection Number: Mss 487
Summary: H. G. Merriam was a University of Montana professor who played a crucial role in the development of Montana and Northwest literature. This collection contains personal and professional correspondence as well as working copies from Merriam's writing and editing endeavors. Significant subject categories include Merriam's service during World War I; long involvement with the Rhodes Scholarship program; teaching and administrative activities at the University of Montana--Missoula; founding, editing, and leadership contributions to the Frontier and Midland journal of regional literature; and activities to help create and guide the Montana Institute of the Arts.
Repository: Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
Archives and Special Collections

The University of Montana--Missoula
Missoula, MT 59812
406-243-2053
http://www.lib.umt.edu/asc
library.archives@umontana.edu

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

Harold Guy Merriam was born September 6, 1883, at Westminster, Massachusetts. He was graduated from Denver (Colorado) High School in June 1902, and entered the University of Wyoming where he majored in science and the classics. He received his BA from Wyoming in 1905. In 1904 he was chosen to be a member of the first group of Rhodes Scholars. He attended Lincoln College, Oxford University, where he was enrolled in the honors school in English language and literature. He was awarded a BA from Oxford in 1907 and an MA in 1912.

Merriam taught at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, from 1908 to 1910. In the fall of 1910, he enrolled at Harvard University as an Austin Fellow. Merriam left Harvard, where he studied drama, after the fall term to teach a Beloit College in Wisconsin, where he remained until 1913. He then taught at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, until 1919. During World War I, Merriam took a leave of absence from his teaching career and went with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) to France, where he taught English to French officers. After the Armistice he was transferred to London, where he assisted American officers and enlisted men in entering British universities.

The University of Montana hired him in 1919 to teach English and to chair the English department. Merriam introduced creative writing into the curriculum. To encourage his students to write, he began editing their works and publishing them in a new magazine, the Frontier. This later merged with the Midland, published in Iowa City, IA, to form Frontier and Midland. This well-respected regional literary magazine encouraged students and writers not only from Montana, but from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The publication featured the early efforts of regional writers A.B. Guthrie, Dorothy M. Johnson, Helen Addison Howard, Grace Stone Coates, and others. Publication of the journal continued until 1939.

Merriam began a series of writer's conferences in Montana in the summer of 1930. These short conferences offered creative writers the opportunity to work with such nationally known writers as Struthers Burt, Mary Austin, Frank Ernest Hill, and others. The conferences continued through the summer of 1934, were suspended until 1948 and continued through the summer of 1960. Following the formation of the Montana Academy of Sciences in 1940, Merriam formulated the idea for the Montana Institute of the Arts, which was founded in 1948. He served as its first president and in 1957 became the editor of the Montana Institute of the Arts Quarterly, a position he filled until 1964.

From 1907 to 1919, the University of Montana had no Rhodes Scholars. Merriam became very active in the program; with his encouragement, sixteen University of Montana students went to Oxford between 1919 and 1970. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the program and served many years on its regional and local committees. In 1933, in addition to his duties as chairman of the English department, Merriam was appointed chairman of the Division of Humanities, a new concept in University administration. He continued carrying the two assignments until his retirement in 1954. In December 1935, Merriam was appointed state supervisor of the Federal Writers' Project. His efforts culminated in the publication of Montana, A State Guide Book in 1939. He also took leave from the University of Montana in 1939 to teach at the University of Oregon in Eugene, and earned his PhD in English from Columbia University.

Merriam was instrumental in the recognition of the importance and accomplishments of American and Northwest writers. Prior to his work and that of others, literary studies in the United States were largely confined to British authors; an individual with a college degree in English would usually have studied no American authors. In recognition of his accomplishments, the University of Wyoming awarded him an LLD in 1962, citing his record as "Rhodes Scholar, professor of literature, founder and editor of magazines for new writers in the Northwest, anthropologist of regional writing, pioneer in the discovery of the cultural potentialities of his region." In 1963, an honorary LLD followed from the University of Montana Missoula. In 1978, he was honored at the 75th dinner celebration of the Rhodes Scholars in New York.

He married Doris W. Foote in 1915. They had two children, Alan and Alison. Doris Merriam died in 1970, and he married Frances Dummer Logan in 1974. H. G. Merriam died in Missoula, Montana, in March 1980.

Content Description

This collection contains materials reflecting the diverse interests and activities of H. G. Merriam. Collection materials are predominantly personal and professional correspondence as well as working copies from Merriam's writing and editing endeavors. Significant subject categories include Merriam's service during World War I; long involvement with the Rhodes Scholars program; teaching and administrative activities at the university in Missoula; founding, editing, and leadership contributions to the Frontier and Midland journal; and activities to help create and guide the Montana Institute of the Arts.

Merriam was one of the seminal figures in fostering the literary traditions of Montana as well as the Northern Rocky Mountain region. Materials in this collection provide significant insights into the personal and professional relationships among literary and performance artists, academic leaders, politicians, and art patrons throughout the 20th Century, a period of tremendous cultural change regarding the mass distribution of popular culture materials and the western states' transition from cultural depository into a nationally recognized resource for arts and literature.

Materials in the Rhodes Scholars series lend first-hand insights into the infancy of the program and long-term efforts to retain a collegial approach in selecting new participants. The University of Montana series reveals the inner-workings of an institution transformed by the demographic, political, and cultural changes that occurred in the United States during the 20th Century. A particularly significant portion of this series documents activities surrounding Merriam's dismissal from the university in 1939, one of many academic freedom controversies that occurred around this time. The Frontier and Midland is recognized as the first regularly published literary anthology for Montana and the Northern Rocky Mountain region. Materials in the series record Merriam's commitment to establishing and promoting standards for folklore collection, editing, source acknowledgement, and publication. The series includes numerous sequences of correspondence between Merriam and many of the most influential figures in Montana and Western literature. The Montana Institute of the Arts series documents the founding and development of a significant grassroots arts and humanities program in the state. The Writings and Writings of Others series provide insights into Merriam's multi-faceted literary projects as well as his influence on contemporaries. The Photograph series includes a wealth of materials documenting the activities, gatherings, and publications of the Montana Institute of the Arts and other aspects of Merriam's career.

Use of the Collection

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 not transferred to The University of Montana. Copyright to Merriam's materials is held jointly by Alison Merriam Payne, Ginny Merriam, Paige Merriam, and Cynthia Adams.

Preferred Citation :  

[Name of document or photograph number], H. G. Merriam 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: Personal, 0.25 linear feet and partial oversize box, 1890-1980

Series II: General Correspondence, 1.25 linear feet, 1905-1980

Series III: World War I Service, 4 folders, 1918-1919

Series IV: Rhodes Scholars, 7 folders, 1904-1979

Series V: University of Montana, 1.5 linear feet and partial oversize box, 1919-1979

Series VI: Frontier and Midland, 5.0 linear feet, 1921-1973

Series VII: Montana Institute of the Arts, 2.25 linear feet, 1941-1980

Series VIII: Writings, 5.5 linear feet, 1902-1980

Series IX: Writings of Others, 13 folders, 1926-1970

Series X: Awards and Honors, 0.25 linear feet, 1920-1975

Series XI: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums, one oversize box, circa 1900-1939

Series XII: Photographs, 2.25 linear feet, 1914-1975

Custodial History :  

Most of Merriam's collection remained in his possession until his death in 1980, though he seems to have given some initial part to the archives in 1979 and before. Other materials were acquired by non-family members and were donated to the archives after Merriam's death. Details of how these materials were acquired and housed were not recorded upon donation to the archives.

Acquisition Information :  

H. G. Merriam gave some portions of his papers in 1979 and before. The bulk of the collection was a gift of Alison Merriam Payne as trustee of his estate in 1980. The Margaret Ronan manuscript, edited by H. G. Merriam, was donated by Arthur Deschamps through the Friends of the Mansfield Library in 1980. Richard Ormsbee also donated a single letter in 1980.

Processing Note :  

Materials in this collection were originally processed in several distinct segments and a shelf list was created with the collection number UM 15. In 2003 all materials were integrated into one collection, extensively reorganized, and re-described. Several new series were created to aid content identification and research. Photographs found in document folders throughout the collection were physically removed to the photograph series for preservation purposes. In all such instances, a photograph number and location identification sheet was inserted into the original folder as a cross-reference for researchers.

Separated Materials :  

Seven books donated by the Merriam estate were separated from this collection during 2003 reprocessing. Considering the age and unusual context of these publications, all seven were incorporated into the Mansfield Library Special Collections materials. The separated books are: Specimens of Pre-Shakspearean Drama, Volumes I and II (John M. Manly, Ginn & Company, 1897), Beowulf (A.J. Wyatt, editor, Cambridge University Press, 1901), The Works of Edmund Spenser (R. Morris, editor, MacMillen & Company Limited, 1904), The Literature of the Rocky Mountain West, 1803-1903 (Jay L. Davidson and Prudence Bostwick, editors, Caxton Printers Ltd., 1939_Review Copy), The Northern Plains in a World of Change (Carl F. Kraenzel, Watson Thomson, and Glenn H. Craig, Gregory-Cartwright Ltd., 1942), Medieval English Prose (Roger S. Loomis and Rudolph Willard, editors, Appleton-Century-Crofts Inc., 1948), The American University: How It Runs, Where It Is Going (Jacques Barzun, Harper & Row Publishers, 1968).

Related Materials :  

The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming holds 0.25 cubic feet of correspondence that Merriam sent home to his family from France, 1918-1919, and portions of Merriam's diaries during his residence at Oxford University.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Personal , 1890-1980
0.25 linear feet and partial oversize box

This series includes an assortment of material reflecting H.G. Merriam's early experiences, family activities, and personal interests. Biographical materials include a first grade report card from 1890, an early letter of recommendation written by Merriam's high school principal, draft resumes, testimonials, and a eulogy. Also included is an undated caricature of H. G. Merriam that was likely produced for a yearbook section. Clippings from various periods of Merriam's life lend insight into his professional activities and personal interests as well as his attention to family and friends. A small selection of financial and legal documents detail matters ranging from Merriam's personal book holdings to his charitable gifts, from family budgets to his first wife's final will and testament. This series also contains an undated proposal to construct a public mall at the intersection of Higgins and Broadway avenues in Missoula, Montana, including an architectural drawing drafted by Merriam.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
1/1 Biographical , 1890-1980
1/2 "The Contretemps," University of Wyoming Yearbook , 1904
1/3 Clippings, Merriam Lectures , 1908-1936
1/4 Caricature of Merriam , undated
1/5 Merriam Family Budget , 1931 and 1938
1/6 Certificate, Appointment as Madison County Deputy Sheriff , 1950
1/7 Clippings, Alan P. Merriam , 1961-1963
1/8 Gifts to the University of Wyoming , 1962-1980
1/9 Gifts to Libraries, Various Universities , 1962-1971
1/10 Gifts to Museums and Historical Institutions , 1976-1979
1/11 Personal Book Inventories , 1964 and undated
1/12 Clippings, Students and Colleagues , 1972-1976 and undated
1/13 Ethel Merriam Will , 1974
1/14 Contacts at Other Universities , undated
40OS/1 Architectural Drawing, Proposal to City of Missoula , undated
1/15 Historical and Architectural Interests , 1926-1971 and undated
40OS/2 Property Survey Certificate , 1977

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Series II:  General Correspondence , 1905-1980
1.25 linear feet

This series contains an array of correspondence, both incoming and out-going. During 2003 reprocessing items of correspondence directly regarding subjects in other series were relocated to those series. Items include incoming correspondence written in French, advice on job searches, job offers, acceptance to graduate study programs, and organization of various writers' conferences. Prominent correspondents include federal elected officials, state political leaders, university presidents, nationally and regionally renowned authors, scientists, and significant figures in literary criticism. Among these correspondents are U.S. Senators Joseph Dixon, Mike Mansfield, James Murray, Thomas Walsh, and Burton Wheeler of Montana as well as university presidents C. Valentine Boyer of the University of Oregon, Dexter Keezer of Reed College, Ernest Holland of Washington State University, and James Morrill from the University of Minnesota. Correspondents also include literary figures Struthers Burt, Grace Stone Coates, Bernard DeVoto, Frank Hill, Joseph Kinsey Howard, Dorothy Johnson, Frank Bird Linderman, John Lomax, Norman MacLean, Archibald MacLeish, Ogden Nash, Theodore Spencer, Mildred Walker, and Robert Penn Warren as well as scientists Albert Einstein and Edwin Hubble.

General correspondence after 1954 is predominantly editorial exchanges between Merriam and budding authors. Most of these authors were Montana citizens seeking first-time publication of articles, short stories, or historical novels; however, these materials also include a few authors from other western states. Merriam's extensive correspondence with Lucia Mirrielees provides significant insight into their friendship and how Merriam helped to nurture her career as a writer and teacher at the University of Iowa's Bread Loaf School, Stanford University, and the University of Montana. Materials regarding Montana, The Magazine of Western History include several extended exchanges that provide interesting insights into the management and mission of a fledgling regional historical literature magazine. Some of these topics include a political imbroglio surrounding Senator Richard Neuberger's service on the Regional Board of Editors, organizational debates regarding the role of various advisory boards in editorial decision-making, and controversies generated by Michael Kennedy during his tenure as Editor.

Materials are arranged chronologically, with separate folders for individuals with especially extensive correspondence.
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
2/1 General Correspondence , 1905-1912
2/2 General Correspondence , 1913-1917
2/3 General Correspondence , 1918-1922
2/4 General Correspondence , 1925-1930
2/5 General Correspondence , 1931-1935
2/6 General Correspondence , 1936-1937
2/7 General Correspondence , 1938
2/8 General Correspondence , 1939
2/9 General Correspondence , 1940
2/10 General Correspondence , 1941-1942
2/11 General Correspondence , 1943-1945
2/12 General Correspondence , 1946-1949
2/13 General Correspondence , 1950-1951
2/14 General Correspondence , 1952-1953
2/15 General Correspondence , 1954-1956
2/16 General Correspondence , 1957-1959
2/17 General Correspondence , 1960
3/1 General Correspondence , 1961
3/2 General Correspondence , 1962-1965
3/3 General Correspondence , 1966-1970
3/4 General Correspondence , 1971-1973
3/5 General Correspondence , 1974-1976
3/6 General Correspondence , 1977-1979
3/7 General Correspondence , undated
3/8 Family Correspondence , undated
3/9 Browne, Maurice , 1924-1949
3/10 Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching , 1923-1924
3/11 Gray, Gordon , 1960-1966
3/12 Linderman, Frank B. , 1919-1938
3/13 Mirrielees, Lucia , 1925-1931
3/14 Mirrielees, Lucia and Edith , 1932-1957
4/1 Montana, The Magazine of Western History , 1955-1978
4/2 Northern Montana College , 1962-1963 and undated
4/3 Readings for the Blind, Montana State Library , 1975-1976
4/4 Reed College , 1913-1971
4/5 Riasanovsky, Antonia , 1940-1954
4/6 Robinson, Lennox , 1924-1962 and undated
4/7 Streit, Clarence, Nobel Nomination Correspondence and Support Materials , 1980

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Series III:  World War I Service , 1918-1919
4 folders

The materials in this series document Merriam's service during WWI as an English instructor for French officers. The series includes several documents detailing Merriam's involvement with the Canadian wing of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the organization that facilitated Merriam's wartime service.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
5/1 Booklet for teachers of French Soldiers , 1918
5/2 Clippings and memorabilia , 1918-1919
5/3 Correspondence , 1918-1919
5/4 Military documents , 1918-1919

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Series IV:  Rhodes Scholars , 1904-1979
7 folders

This series includes records from Merriam's participation in the first group of Rhodes Scholars as well as his lifelong commitment to the program as a solicitor, trustee, and selection committee member.

Materials are arranged chronologically.
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
5/5 Correspondence , 1904-1913
5/6 Personal Notes , ca. 1904-1913
5/7 Oxford Exams , 1905-1907
5/8 Clippings , 1907-1978
5/9 Committee Documents , 1935-1969 and undated
5/10 Correspondence , 1950-1979
5/11 75th Anniversary Celebration of Rhodes Scholarship Program , 1978

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Series V:  University of Montana , 1919-1979
1.5 linear feet and partial oversize box

This series documents Merrriam's long service to the university in Missoula as a professor and administrator. Much of the series consists of correspondence with university chancellors, administration, fellow professors and instructors, colleagues at other universities, students, and professional contract staff. Of particular note, the series includes an extensive sequence of correspondence and documents detailing the rationale employed to dismiss Merriam from his teaching position in 1939 as well as the campus and statewide response to the Board of Regents actions.

This series includes a large file of correspondence regarding Merriam's retirement from the University of Montana in 1954. Most of the correspondents are former students expressing appreciation and admiration for his years of service and quality instruction. Notable correspondents include D'Arcy McNickle, Weldon Niva, Arthur Sanderson. S. Rae Logan, and Leslie Fiedler. The series also includes documents regarding Merriam's activities to create memorial funds to benefit university students and preserve the memory of his teaching colleagues. Lucia Mirrielees Memorial Fund Correspondence includes a memorial written about Edith Mirrielees, Lucia's sister. This document is retained in this folder as a reflection of Dr. Merriam's placement with such materials. Materials are arranged by subject, then chronologically.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
6/1 Personnel and Administrative Documents , 1924-1971
6/2 Official Correspondence, Chancellor Edward Elliot , 1919-1921 and undated
6/3 Official Correspondence, University President Edward Sisson , 1920-1921
6/4 Official Correspondence, University President C.H. Clapp , 1921-1926
6/5 Lectures at Summer Sessions , 1922-1924
6/6 Concern for the University - correspondence and proposals , 1921-1950
6/7 Official Correspondence, Chancellor Melvin Brannon , 1923-1932
6/8 Correspondence, University President Candidates , 1935
6/9 Official Correspondence, University President George Simmons , 1935-1937
6/10 Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents , 1936
6/11 Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents , 1937
6/12 Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents , 1938
6/13 Dismissal from University of Montana, Clippings , 1939-1941
6/14 Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents , 1939-01 - 1939-08
7/1 Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents , 1939-09
7/2 Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents , 1939-10
7/3 Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents , 1939-11
7/4 Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents , 1939-12
7/5 Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents , 1940-01 - 1940-03
7/6 Dismissal from University of Montana, Correspondence and Documents , 1940-04 - 1940-12
7/7 Official Correspondence, University President George Simmons , 1938-1941
7/8 Course Materials , 1938-1953 and undated
7/9 Correspondence, Search for university positions , 1939-1940
7/10 Montana Study Documents and Rockefeller Foundation Grant , 1935-1944
7/11 Montana Study Documents and Rockefeller Foundation Grant , 1945
7/12 Official Correspondence, University President Ernest Melby , 1942-1946
8/1 Curriculum Committee, Documents and Correspondence , 1943-1945 and 1961
8/2 Official Correspondence, University President James McCain , 1942-1946
8/3 Correspondence, University president candidates , 1941, 1945, 1958
8/4 "History of the Classroom Building" , 1950
40OS/3 Architectural Drawings, Campus buildings (drawn by Merriam) , undated
8/5 Divisional Reorganization of University Departments , 1950-1953
8/6 Correspondence, Search for university positions , 1953-1956
8/7 Correspondence, Retirement , 1954
8/8 Lucia Mirrielees Memorial Fund, Correspondence , 1957-1962
8/9 Lucia Mirrielees Memorial, Administrative Papers , 1957-1973
8/10 Friends of the University Library , 1960-1977
8/11 Clippings, President Harry Newburn Resignation , 1963
8/12 University of Montana Press Committee Documents , 1973-1974
8/13 Edmund Freeman Memorial Fund, Correspondence , 1977-1979
8/14 Edmund Freeman Memorial Fund, Administrative Papers , 1977-1979

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Series VI:  Frontier and Midland , 1921-1973
5.0 linear feet

The materials in this series include correspondence, draft article and short story manuscripts, and publication materials from the Frontier and Midland journal. The Frontier and Midland is recognized as the first regularly published literary anthology for Montana and the Northern Rocky Mountain region. Materials in the series record Merriam's commitment to establishing and promoting standards for folklore collection, editing, source acknowledgement, and publication. The series includes numerous submissions and sequences of correspondence between Merriam and Montana and Western authors, including Struthers Burt, Grace Stone Coates, Vardis Fisher, Helen Addison Howard, Dorothy Johnson, Frank Bird Linderman, Bob Marshall, Ezra Pound, and Paul Tracy.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
9/1 General Contributors, A-B , 1928-1938
9/2 General Contributors, C-D , 1928-1949
9/3 General Contributors, E-G , 1928-1938
9/4 General Contributors, H-J , 1928-1947
9/5 General Contributors, K-L , 1923-1942
9/6 General Contributors, M-N , 1927-1945
9/7 General Contributors, O-R , 1928-1938
9/8 General Contributors, S , 1928-1939
9/9 General Contributors, T-Z , 1928-1941
9/10 General Contributors, Montana Writers , 1927-1947
10/1 General Contributors, Anderson, Paul , 1936-1938
10/2 General Contributors, Appel, Benjamin , 1939
10/3 General Contributors, Bair, Tom , 1934-1939
10/4 General Contributors, Barrows, John R. , 1930-1935
10/5 General Contributors, Beebe, Beatrice B. in regard to Joaquin Miller material , 1931-1932
10/6 General Contributors, Bolles, Jason , 1927-1944
10/7 General Contributors, Bright, Verne , 1928-1937
10/8 General Contributors, Campbell, W.S. , 1930-1945
10/9 General Contributors, Chittock, Dr. V.L.O. , 1930-1948
10/10 General Contributors, Burt, Struthers , 1931-1936
10/11 General Contributors, Coates, Grace Stone , 1927-1929
10/12 General Contributors, Coates, Grace Stone , 1930-1934
10/13 General Contributors, Coates, Grace Stone , 1935-1947
11/1 General Contributors, Corning, Howard , 1928-1939, 1969
11/2 General Contributors, Davis, H.L. , 1927-1938
11/3 General Contributors, Driggs, Hal , 1932-1948
11/4 General Contributors, Eldridge, Paul , 1934-1937, 1940-1943
11/5 General Contributors, Elmendorf, Mrs. M.J. , 1929-1936
11/6 General Contributors, Ernest, Mrs. Alice Henson , 1929-1938
11/7 General Contributors, Fisher, Vardis , 1931-1936
11/8 General Contributors, Fitzgerald, Bob , 1928-1930
11/9 General Contributors, Fuller, Mrs. E. Romig , 1928-1933
11/10 General Contributors, Garcia, Andrew , 1930
11/11 General Contributors, Gearhart, Edna , 1928-1929
11/12 General Contributors, Godchaux, Elma , 1932-1938
11/13 General Contributors, Goodpasture, Frank G. , 1930-1937
11/14 General Contributors, Grisson, Irene Welch , 1928-1931
11/15 General Contributors, Hansen, Joe , 1934-1936
11/16 General Contributors, Hare, John , 1928
11/17 General Contributors, Hartley, Ronald English , 1928-1939
11/18 General Contributors, Hartwick, Mrs. Mary Robert , 1928-1941
11/19 General Contributors, Haste, Gwendolen , 1928-1933
11/20 General Contributors, Haycox, Ernest , 1932
11/21 General Contributors, Hilton, Charles , 1927-1934
12/1 General Contributors, Hogan, Steve , 1927-1931
12/2 General Contributors, Holbrook, Stewart , 1936-1951
12/3 General Contributors, Hulbert, Archer B. , 1928-1933
12/4 General Contributors, Huse, Harry G. , 1928-1931
12/5 General Contributors, James, Will , 1928-1931
12/6 General Contributors, Johnson, Dorothy M. , 1927-1950
12/7 General Contributors, Jones, Nard , 1930-1948
12/8 General Contributors, Kidd, W.E. , 1928-1936
12/9 General Contributors, Kizer, Ben and M. Ashley , 1927-1930
12/10 General Contributors, Knight, Chatfield , 1930-1932
12/11 General Contributors, Krantz, David E. , 1935-1936
12/12 General Contributors, Lake, Richard , 1935-1963
12/13 General Contributors, Leeper, Robert D. , 1929-1932
12/14 General Contributors, Lister, Queene B. , 1928-1932, 1937
12/15 General Contributors, Loux, Martha D. (material on Abraham Lincoln) , 1929-1930
12/16 General Contributors, MacLeod, Norman , 1928-1929, 1936
12/17 General Contributors, Maring, Helen , 1929-1932, 1938
12/18 General Contributors, McWilliams, Carey , 1930-1963
13/1 General Contributors, Marshall, Jim , 1928-1946
13/2 General Contributors, Marshall, Robert , 1929-1934, 1937
13/3 General Contributors, Mathews, Courtland , 1928-1943
13/4 General Contributors, Merrill, Arthur T. , 1928-1936
13/5 General Contributors, Olson, Ted , 1927-1936
13/6 General Contributors, Pendray, G. Edward , 1929-1930
13/7 General Contributors, Post, Mary , 1929-1932
13/8 General Contributors, Pratt, L.L , 1929-1935
13/9 General Contributors, Redington, J.W. , 1931-1933
13/10 General Contributors, Robinson, Mrs. C.D. , 1920-1930
13/11 General Contributors, Rorty, James , 1929-1932
13/12 General Contributors, Rushfelt, Elise , 1928-1942
13/13 General Contributors, Sarett, Lew , 1925-1938
13/14 General Contributors, Smith, Bess Foster , 1927-1931
13/15 General Contributors, Spencer, Lillian White , 1927-1932
13/16 General Contributors, Stevens, James , 1927-1948
13/17 General Contributors, Stewart, George R. , 1932-1935
13/18 General Contributors, Sweetman, Luke , 1928-1934, 1940-1946
14/1 General Contributors, Terrell, John Upton , 1929-1936
14/2 General Contributors, Thomas, E.H. , 1928-1931
14/3 General Contributors, Tracy, Paul E. , 1928-1939, 1963
14/4 General Contributors, Tucker, Pat J. , 1921-1930
14/5 General Contributors, Vontuer, Mrs. May , 1928-1932, 1941-1942, 1946
1970
14/6 General Contributors, Wetjen, Richard , 1928-1938
14/7 General Contributors, Wickes, Mrs. T.A. , 1930-1932
14/8 General Contributors, Worthen, Clifton B. , 1928-1931
14/9 General Contributors , undated
14/10 General Correspondence, A-C , 1928-1962
14/11 General Correspondence, D-G , 1920-1958
14/12 General Correspondence, H-M , 1927-1939
14/13 General Correspondence, N-Z , 1923-1945
15/1 General Correspondence, Botkin, B.A. and Folk-Say magazine , 1929-1937
15/2 General Correspondence, Branch, E. Douglas , 1936-1962
15/3 General Correspondence, Clark, Archie, Great Falls Tribune , 1937-1943
15/4 General Correspondence, Cox, Sidney, in regard to finances and other University affairs , 1925-1926
15/5 General Correspondence, Cox, Sidney, in regard to his resignation , 1926
15/6 General Correspondence, Frederick, John T., in regard to merging The Frontier and The Midland, 1928-1938
15/7 General Correspondence, Hebard, Dr. Grace Raymond, University of Wyoming , 1927-1932
15/8 General Correspondence, Howard, Helen Addison , 1939-1944
15/9 General Correspondence, Linderman, Frank B. , 1927-1930
15/10 General Correspondence, Linderman, Frank B. , 1931-1939, 1942, 1952
15/11 General Correspondence, Peterson, Martin , 1928-1931, 1938-1939
15/12 General Correspondence, Pound, Ezra , 1931-1934
15/13 General Correspondence, Sedgwick, Ellery, Atlantic Monthly , 1928-1930, 1947
15/14 General Correspondence, Wagner, Har, in regard to Joaquin Miller material , 1932
15/15 General Correspondence, Whicker, H., UM English professor and Frontier editor , 1934-1939
16/1 General Correspondence, Historical Maps , 1929-1934
16/2 General Correspondence, Historical Maps , 1927-1929
16/3 General Correspondence, Historical Material , 1929-1933
16/4 General Correspondence, Sale of back issues , 1928, 1952-1971
16/5 General Correspondence, Sale of back issues with regard to The Frontier and Midland Award , 1948-1979
16/6 General Correspondence, Requests and grants to reprint , 1928-1941
16/7 General Correspondence, Requests and grants to reprint , 1942-1957
16/8 General Correspondence, Requests and grants to reprint , 1958-1972, 1975, 1977
17/1 Advertising , 1934
17/2 Bonds , 1924-1950
17/3 Books, possible from Frontier material , 1966 and undated
17/4 Clippings , 1921-1930
17/5 Clippings , 1932-1938
17/6 Clippings , undated
17/7 Contributions and Circulation, statistics , up to August 1931
17/8 Doubleday, Doran, and Co. regarding magazine name and books , 1924-1950
17/9 Editors of other magazines , 1924-1928
17/10 Editors of other magazines , 1929-1930
17/11 Editors of other magazines , 1931-1934
17/12 Fort Missoula Records , 1935, 1947
17/13 Folklore , 1930-1933
17/14 Gipson, J.H., Caxton Printers , 1930-1942
17/15 Glick, Carl, The Masquers and finances , 1925-1926
17/16 Knopf, Alfred A., Borzoi Books Inc. Publisher , 1930-1948
17/17 League of Western Writers, list of
17/18 Linderman, Frank B. issue , spring 1938-1939
18/1 Macmillan Co., Publishers , 1936-1942
18/2 Magazine exchanges , undated
18/3 Mailing, 2nd class , 1928-1933
18/4 Mailing Lists, Universities and Colleges , 1931-1932
18/5 Merriam's notes on The Frontier, history , 1930-1965
18/6 N.Y. Public Library microfilming , 1964, 1973
18/7 O'Brien, E.J., Editor, 'Best Short Stories' , 1927-1935
18/8 O'Henry Collection of Stories , 1929-1937
18/9 Pacific Spectator , 1946
18/10 Periodical Information , 1928
18/11 Prairie Schooner , 1929-1934
18/12 Publishers , 1930-1947
18/13 Ratings, O'Brien and O'Henry , 1928-1939
18/14 Reestablishing The Frontier, 1938-1947
18/15 Reprinting (Johnson Reprint Co. and Kraus Reprint Co.) , 1966-1967, 1970-1973
18/16 Sample Literature to subscribers , 1927-1936
18/17 Short Stories , undated
18/18 Stationery and Publicity , 1920-1943
18/19 Suspension of The Frontier, 1938-1942
18/20 Title use: The Frontier and The Midland by other magazines , 1934-1944
18/21 Trademark Application , 1924-1949
File box/19 Notecards, Subscriptions and Contributors to Frontier and Midland

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Series VII:  Montana Institute of the Arts , 1941-1980
2.25 linear feet

This series includes materials generated and collected by Merriam during his tenure with the Montana Institute of the Arts. Series documents detail efforts to establish and expand the organization as a grassroots arts and humanities program in the state. The Montana Institute of the Arts helped create avenues for fostering and promoting artistic expression by Montanans who often lacked access to the established outlets.

Materials are arranged by subject, then chronologically.
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
20/1 General Correspondence , 1948-1976
20/2 General Correspondence , 1977-1980
20/3 General Correspondence, Early Letters , 1941, 1947-1950
20/4 General Correspondence, Pre-organizational , 1941-1949
20/5 General Correspondence, Organizational , 1947-1948
20/6 General Correspondence, Organization , 1957-1976
20/7 General Correspondence, Merriam's first year of presidency , 1948-March, 1949
20/8 General Correspondence, Merriam's first year of presidency , March 16, 1949-August 1949
20/9 General Correspondence, Presidents and Secretaries , 1955-1966, 1971
21/1 General Correspondence, Finch, Robert , 1947-1953
21/2 General Correspondence, Grieder, Paul A. , 1946-1950
21/3 General Correspondence, Stevenson, Branson, Christmas Cards , 1948, 1968-1979
21/4 General Correspondence, MIA Book, General MIA information , 1976
21/5 General Correspondence, MIA Book, List of Articles and Organization , 1975-1977
21/6 General Correspondence, MIA Book, Permission to use articles , 1975-1977
21/7 General Correspondence, MIA Book, Requests to select articles , 1975-1976
21/8 General Correspondence, MIA Book, Finances and Publication , 1975-1977
21/9 General Correspondence, MIA Book, Finalizing , 1976-1977
21/10 General Correspondence, Publishing Projects Quarterly, 1949-1956, 1961-1964
21/11 General Correspondence, Poetry Contests and Booklets , 1956, 1961-1966, 1980
21/12 General Correspondence, First Poetry Book, Seed in the Soil, MIA Poets , 1966-1968, 1973
21/13 General Correspondence, Second Poetry Book , 1973
22/1 General Correspondence, Headquarters and Buildings , 1962, 1965, 1977
22/2 General Correspondence, Rental of Pictures, Reader's Alley Art Gallery , 1963
22/3 General Correspondence, Restructuring MIA , 1965-1966, 1976-1977
22/4 General Correspondence, Sale of MIA craft projects , 1950
22/5 General Correspondence, Short Story project , 1957-1958
22/6 General Correspondence, Writers, Joseph Kinsey Howard, Fox, and Place , 1948-1951
22/7 General Correspondence, Young Montana Artist Show , 1964-1965
22/8 Branch Directors' Meetings , 1951-1952
22/9 Communication Information for officers, etc. , 1971-1976
22/10 Constitution and By Laws , 1948-1968
22/11 Disassociated Documents , 1948-1977
22/12 Expanding Montana Historical Society, 1949
22/13 Festival Features , 1976
22/14 Festival Programs , 1950-1953
22/15 Foundation , 1957, 1961-1966
22/16 Foundation, History , 1961
22/17 Foundation, Incorporation , 1949-1950
22/18 Foundation , 1967-1969, 1972, 1976
22/19 History Group , 1949
22/20 Little Festival , 1962, 1972-1973
22/21 Membership and Affiliations , 1949, 1965-1968
22/22 Membership Certificates , 1949
22/23 Membership Lists , 1948-1970
23/1 MIA Book, extras , 1975 or 1976
23/2 MIA Book, cutout , 1973-1976
23/3 MIA Leadership Workshop , September 1979
23/4 Minutes, Board , 1962-1963, 1969-1976, 1979
23/5 Minutes of Directors , 1948-1957
23/6 Montana Arts Council , 1963-1975
23/7 Newsletters , 1963-1966, 1975-1979
23/8 Permanent Collection , 1955-1970
23/9 Poetry Contest, Mary B. Clapp Memorial , 1966-May 1968
23/10 Poetry Contest, Mary B. Clapp Memorial , 1968-1968, 1976, 1979
23/11 Poem about Merriam , 1973
24/1 Presidential Address to MIA , 1950
24/2 Publicity , 1948-1962
24/3 Quarterly, Costs and Articles , 1948-1964
24/4 Roundup of the Arts, Gallery Museum Facility , 1971-1972
24/5 Speakers for Workshops , 1950, 1952
24/6 Treasurer Reports , 1949-1977
24/7 Clippings, MIA , 1947-1977
24/8 Clippings, Montana Artists , 1961-1966

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Series VIII:  Writings , 1902-1980
5.5 linear feet

This series includes correspondence, draft manuscripts, hand-written notes, and publication materials from the documents Merriam wrote himself or edited to such an extent they became, in essence, his own work. The series provides insights into Merriam's multi-faceted literary projects as well as his influence on contemporaries. The Moxon manuscript and correspondence materials include correspondence with Moxon's descendents as well as some of the most notable English literary figures of the mid 19th Century.

Materials are arranged by subject or by title of book-length publication.
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
25/1 Apologia for Creative Writing , undated
25/2 Address to the Soc. Conference-Seattle, Washington , undated
25/3 Clippings about writings of other authors , undated
25/4 Creative Writing-manuscript for Writer's Conference , undated
25/5 Essay, Ideas , undated
25/6 Favorite Words , undated
25/7 Memories of My Days at the University of Wyoming , 1902-1904, undated
25/8 Misc. Writings , undated
25/9 Montana History Research , undated
25/10 Montana Writers , undated
25/11 Northwest Theaters-articles , undated
25/12 Research Notes found in the works of Spencer , undated
25/13 Stories of Pacific Northwest in Verse , undated
25/14 These Men Have Been in Our Home-manuscript , undated
25/15 They Worked in the West-manuscript , undated
25/16 They Worked in the West-manuscript , undated
25/17 Western Literature-What's it and Why-manuscript and notes , undated
25/18 Inhibitions, Habits and the Student's Right of Way-article , 1918
25/19 Report on the University of Montana , 1920-1930
25/20 Class Book for Freshman Composition , 1921
26/1 Unsuccessful Articles , 1925-1948
26/2 Edward Moxon Manuscript, correspondence , 1925-10 - 1926-06
26/3 Edward Moxon Manuscript, correspondence , 1926-07 - 1938-01
26/4 Edward Moxon, Publisher of Poets, Reviews and Notices , 1939-1940
26/5 Western Regional Literature-research, notes, and correspondence , 1929-1949
26/6 The Idea of a Regional College Magazine-article , 1928-04-11
26/7 Regional Literature-presentation , 1929-11-29
26/8 Northwest Writers , 1930's
26/9 Unpublished Manuscript for Book, no title
26/10 Unpublished Manuscript for Book, no title
26/11 Unpublished Manuscript for Book, no title
26/12 Northwest Verse: A Note-manuscript , 1930's
27/1 Anthology of Northwest Verse-correspondences (permission to reprint) , 1930
27/2 Anthology of Northwest Verse-correspondences (permission to reprint) , 1931-1932
27/3 Anthology of Northwest Verse-reviews , 1931
27/4 Anthology of Northwest Verse-reviews in newspapers clippings , 1931
27/5 Regionalism-manuscript for Writer's Conference-U.M. , 1931
27/6 Northwest Literature-presentation to PNLA , 1934
27/7 Tamress in Northwest Writers and Readers-article , 1935
27/8 Works Projects Administration Writers Project-correspondence , 1935-1969
27/9 The Liberal Arts-address to the University of Oregon , 1936
27/10 Liberal Arts College in State Supported University-article , 1936-11-03
27/11 Baccalaureate Address-Reed College , 1937
27/12 Address at the Modern Language Assoc., Contemporary Literature Section , 1937
27/13 Literature and the Liberal Arts College-presentation at the University of Oregon , 1939
27/14 Radio Addresses at Oregon State College , 1939-1940
27/15 Radio Addresses at KGVO radio, Missoula Montana , 1943-1944
28/1 In Measureless Oceans-presentation , 1940
28/2 Cosmos Club-Constitution (copy) , 1896-1897
28/3 Club Papers-Cosmos Club , 1940-1972
28/4 Club Papers-English, Authors, and MIA , undated
28/5 Materials for American Literary History-introduction and correspondence , 1941-1942
28/6 Ethnic Settlement in Montana-notes and research , 1942
28/7 Ethnic Settlement in Montana-manuscript and article , 1943
28/8 Book Reviews-articles and manuscripts , 1943-1953
28/9 An Experiment in Education-pamphlet , 1945-05
28/10 Writing in High School-article , 1945-12
28/11 Northwest Literature in Our Schools-presentation , 1946-11-16
28/12 Folk Materials in Montana , 1946
28/13 Regional Cooperation in Higher Education , 1946, 1951, 1965
28/14 Reilly Was Here-article , 1947
28/15 Uniting Social Studies and Language Programs Through Regional Materials-manuscript , 1947
28/16 Story collection from Frontier and Midland for Possible book, (We Are All Human) , 1947
28/17 Story collection from Frontier and Midland for Possible book, (We Are All Human) , 1947
29/1 Of So Much Worth-presentation , 1947-05-14
29/2 Understanding Great Men-presentation to Women's Club , 1947-10-14
29/3 Who Can Teach Creative Writing , 1947-11
29/4 A Note on the Humanities in Higher Education-correspondence and manuscript , 1948
29/5 Does the Northwest Believe in Itself?-presentation , 1948
29/6 Pacific Northwest Conference on the Arts and Sciences , 1948-04
29/7 Commencement Address-Rocky Mountain College , 1949
29/8 Every Graduate an Educated Person-presentation , 1950
29/9 Northwest Literature, What is it and Why-presentation , 1950
29/10 Short Stories manuscript for Writer's Conference , 1952
29/11 Montana Writing-correspondence , 1954-1958
29/12 Montana Writing-manuscript , undated
29/13 Cosmos Club Presentation-notes and articles on architecture , 1959
29/14 James R. Thomas , 1884-1959, 1959
29/15 Frontier Omnibus , 1959
29/16 Frontier Literature Lecture-notes , 1960s
29/17 Western Classics -presentation , 1960
29/18 Communication in a Space Age-speech at Northern Montana College , 1961
29/19 Reading, Northern-presentation , 1962
29/20 Librarians, Books, Readers and Reading-manuscript , 1963
29/21 Missoula County History-manuscripts (1) , 1964
29/22 Missoula County History-research and notes (2) , 1947-1964
29/23 Missoula County History-research, notes, and correspondence (3) , 1964-1968
29/24 Folklore-correspondence and notes , 1965-1968
30/1 Ronan-notes and correspondence , 1965-1973
30/2 Ronan-manuscript edited by H.G. Merriam-preface to Chap. VI (1) , 1932
30/3 Ronan-Chap. VII to Appendix B (2) , 1932
30/4 Way Out West-correspondence , 1966-1967
30/5 Way Out West-correspondence , 1968-1970
30/6 Way Out West-correspondence , 1970's
30/7 Way Out West-publisher's contract , 1967
30/8 Way Out West-contents and notes , undated
30/90 Way Out West-book reviews , 1970-1971
30/10 Article on Frank Bird Linderman-correspondence , 1962
30/11 Recollections of Charley Russell-correspondence , 1962-1964
30/12 Recollections of Charley Russell-correspondence with the Linderman family , 1962-1964
30/13 Recollections of Charley Russell, sales and royalty statements , 1963-1968
30/14 Recollections of Charley Russell, reprint correspondence , 1979-1980
30/15 Recollections of Charley Russell, publicity and reviews , 1963-1964
31/1 University of Oklahoma Press , 1965-1976
31/2 Montana Adventure-correspondence , 1964
31/3 Montana Adventure-correspondence , 1965
31/4 Montana Adventure-correspondence , 1966
31/5 Montana Adventure-correspondence , 1967
31/6 Montana Adventure-correspondence , 1968-1969
31/7 Montana Adventure-memorandum of agreement , 1965 and 1967
31/8 Montana Adventure-research notes , undated
31/9 Montana Adventure-book reviews , 1968-1969
31/10 U.M. History-Introduction
31/11 U.M. History-Craig Years
31/12 U.M. History-Duniway Years
31/13 U.M. History-Craighead Years
31/14 U.M. History-Elliott Years , 1915-1917
31/15 U.M. History-Sisson Years , 1917-1921
31/16 U.M. History-Clapp Years , 1921-1935
32/1 U.M. History-Simmons Years , 1936-1940
32/2 UM. History-Melby Years , 1943-1944
32/3 U.M. History-McCain Years , 1945-1950
32/4 U.M. History-Mc Farland Years (1) , 1951-1958
32/5 U.M. History-Mc Farland Years (2) , 1951-1958
32/6 U.M. History-Gordon Castle
32/7 U.M. History-Newburn Years , 1959-1963
32/8 U.M. History-Johns Years , 1963-1966
32/9 U.M. History-Pantzer Years (1) , 1966-
32/10 U.M. History-Pantzer Years (2) , 1966-
33/1 U.M. History-Interchapters
33/2 U.M. History-Manuscript (1)
33/3 U.M. History-Manuscript (2)
33/4 U.M. History-Research (1)
33/5 U.M. History-Research (2)
33/6 U.M. History-dates
33/7 U.M. History-correspondence and newspaper clippings , 1968-1971
33/8 The University of Montana, A History-copy of book , 1970
34/1 Ho! For the West-correspondence and notes , 1973-1976
34/2 Ho! For the West-research negatives , undated
34/3 Ho! For the West-book prints , undated
34/4 Ho! For the West-partial manuscript (unpublished) , undated
34/5 Ho! For the West-partial manuscript (unpublished) , undated
34/6 Ho! For the West-manuscript (unpublished) , undated
34/7 Ho! For the West-manuscript (unpublished) , undated
34/8 Ho! For the West-manuscript (unpublished) , undated
34/9 Ho! For the West-manuscript (unpublished) , undated
34/10 Ho! For the West-manuscript (unpublished) , undated
34/11 Commencement Address-College of Arts and Sciences-U.M. , 1972
34/12 Twenty Best Books of Montana-information and correspondence , 1972-1977
34/13 Twenty Best Books of Montana-information and correspondence , 1972-1977
35/1 Cosmos Club Papers and Notes , 1976
35/2 The Long Friendship-correspondence , 1977-1980
35/3 The Long Friendship-copyright information , 1979
35/4 The Long Friendship-copies of Linderman-Russell letters , 1914-1919
35/5 The Long Friendship-manuscripts , undated
35/6 The Golden Valley-research materials , 1977
35/7 The Golden Valley -manuscripts , undated
35/8 The Golden Valley-correspondence and book reviews , 1977-1978
35/9 Difficulties at the University of Montana-KUFM radio broadcast , 1978-04-22
35/10 Article for American Oxonian-correspondence and manuscript , 1978
File box/36 Notecards, Writing Research Notes

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Series IX:  Writings of Others , 1926-1970
13 folders

This series includes correspondence and published materials gathered by Merriam out of personal interest or submitted to Merriam both as gifts and as requests for editorial feedback. This series contains extensive correspondence and a portion of text material regarding The Galloping Swede, by Hugo Aronson and Lou O. Brockman. Merriam provided extensive editorial advice on the manuscript through his correspondence with Brockman and extended assistance in contacting potential publishers. Merriam's involvement with the manuscript remained informal throughout the project and received only a note of acknowledgement in the published volume.

Materials are arranged alphabetically by author.
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
35/11 Baldwin, Grace Davidson-poem , undated
35/12 Brockman, Lou O., The Galloping Swede, Correspondence , 1967-1970
35/13 Brockman, Lou O., The Galloping Swede, Text Materials , undated
35/14 Fishwick, Marshall, "The Twist: Brave New Whirl" , 1962
35/15 Jones, Jenkin Lloyd, "Who Is Tampering with the Soul of America" , 1961
35/16 King, Walter-article , 1962
35/17 Lewis, C. Day-article "Of a Poem" , undated
35/18 McCoy, E.-Bibliography of Negro Literature , 1926-1928, undated
35/19 Moss, Honorable Frank E.-Congressional Testimony "Letter from the West" , 1960
35/20 Saturday Review-issue on photography in the fine arts , 1959-05-16
35/21 Stegner, Wallace "The West Coast: Region with a View" , 1959
35/22 Unknown student-poem , undated
35/23 Venn, George-Critique of Four Pacific Northwest Novels , undated

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Series X:  Awards and Honors , 1920-1975
0.25 linear feet

This series includes awards and honors received by Merriam during his long career.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
37/1 Degrees from University of Wyoming and Montana State University , 1962-1963
37/2 Correspondence Concerning Honorary degree from the University of Wyoming , 1962
37/3 Correspondence and clippings concerning honorary degree from Montana State University , 1963
37/4 Award Certificates , 1920-1973
37/5 Newspaper Clippings-Awards and Honors , 1940-1975

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Series XI:  Scrapbooks and Photo Albums , circa 1900-1939
1 oversize box

This series includes four bound scrapbooks and photo albums. Most materials are from the early years of Merriam's life and professional career. Volumes include numerous loose materials. Researchers are asked to exhibit particular care in viewing the materials in this series.

Container(s)
Description
Box
40OS 487(XI):1: Scrap Book, University and Rhodes Scholar Program , ca. 1900 -1913
41OS 487(XI):2: Photo Album, European Trip , 1904-1906
41OS 487(XI):3: Lithographs and oversize certificates , 1925-1939
41OS 487(XI):4: Photo Album, Rhodes Scholar Program, WW I, and Reed College , ca. 1904-1920

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Series XII:  Photographs , 1914-1975
2.25 linear feet

This series includes photographs collected throughout Merriam's life but the majority of materials document the activities, gatherings, and publications of the Montana Institute of the Arts. Other photographs can be located in the photo albums and scrapbooks described in Series XI.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
38/1 487(XII):1: H. G. Merriam , ca. 1940
38/2 487(XII):2: H. G. Merriam , ca. 1930
38/3 487(XII):3: H. G. Merriam and Phillip W. Payne , Dec. 1973
38/4 487(XII):4: H. G. Merriam and Phillip W. Payne , Dec. 1973
38/5 487(XII):5: H. G. Merriam , ca. 1973
38/6 487(XII):6: H. G. Merriam , ca. 1973
38/7 487(XII):7: H. G. Merriam , ca. 1930
38/8 487(XII):8: H. G. Merriam and others , undated
38/9 487(XII):9: H. G. Merriam and President Harry Newburn , ca. 1963
38/10 487(XII):10: H. G. Merriam and his wife , Fall 1978
38/11 487(XII):11: UM Summer School Student Body (S. Rae Logan, back row, 3rd from left-1st summer on staff and W.W. Kemp, 2nd to right) , ca. 1914
38/12 487(XII):12: R. Fehlberg , undated
38/12 487(XII):13: Verne Dusenberry , undated
38/12 487(XII):14: Merrill G. Burlingame , undated
38/12 487(XII):15: Katherine T. Widmer, Bozeman , undated
38/12 487(XII):16: Katerine Guest, MIA , undated
38/12 487(XII):17: Gretchen Gellison, MIA , undated
38/12 487(XII):18: Mrs. Mackey , undated
38/12 487(XII):19: "B.K." at 87th Birthday , Sept. 22, 1975
38/12 487(XII):20: Ruth Longworth , undated
38/12 487(XII):21: Mrs. Ralph L. Benjamin, Shelby, Montana , undated
38/13 487(XII):22: Warren Jennison, Jewel Basin , 1948
38/13 487(XII):23: Audrey Bruffey, MIA , undated
38/13 487(XII):24: Paul A. Grieder , undated
38/13 487(XII):25: Dr. Alfred W. Humphreys , undated
38/13 487(XII):26: Elizabeth Lochrie, Butte , undated
38/13 487(XII):27: Ray Mattix, MIA , undated
38/13 487(XII):28: Robert Taylor , undated
38/13 487(XII):29: Maxine Blackmer , undated
38/13 487(XII):30: Peggy Sterrett , undated
38/13 487(XII):31: L.O. Brockman , undated
38/14 487(XII):32: Norman Winstine , undated
38/15 487(XII):33: Branson Stevenson , undated
38/16 487(XII):34: Gladies Laubui , undated
38/17 487(XII):35: Mrs. McDernud, Helena Branch Director , undated
38/18 487(XII):36: Al Lucke , undated
38/19 487(XII):37: Vermaillae Banta , undated
38/19 487(XII):38: Mrs. Mary B. Clapp , undated
38/19 487(XII):39: Mrs. Gordon Montgomery , undated
38/19 487(XII):40: Robert Athearn , undated
38/19 487(XII):41: Robert Athearn , undated
38/19 487(XII):42: Mrs. Logan Ostrenn , undated
38/19 487(XII):43: Mrs. Milly O. Wells , undated
38/19 487(XII):44: Mrs. Henry B. Loventz, Great Falls Branch Director, MIA , undated
38/20 487(XII):45: Mrs. Maloney , undated
38/20 487(XII):46: Kenneth Burrell , undated
38/20 487(XII):47: Mrs. Burrell , undated
38/20 487(XII):48: Andy Oja , undated
38/20 487(XII):49: Isabel Johnson , undated
38/20 487(XII):50: Mr. Maloney , undated
38/20 487(XII):51: Mrs. Cook , undated
38/20 487(XII):52: McDonald , undated
38/20 487(XII):53: Fred Moss , undated
38/20 487(XII):54: Mrs. R.K. West, Jr. , undated
38/21 487(XII):55: Unidentified , undated
38/21 487(XII):56: Unidentified woman , undated
38/21 487(XII):57: Unidentified woman , undated
38/21 487(XII):58: Unidentified man , undated
38/21 487(XII):59: Unidentified man , undated
38/21 487(XII):60: Unidentified woman , undated
38/21 487(XII):61: Unidentified woman , undated
38/21 487(XII):62: Unidentified man , undated
38/21 487(XII):63: Unidentified, two women , undated
38/22 487(XII):64: Orchestra Group , undated
38/22 487(XII):65: Female vocalist , undated
38/22 487(XII):66: Male pianist , June 1960
38/22 487(XII):67: Lewis, composing music , June 1960
38/22 487(XII):68: Bruce Kirry , June 1962
38/23 487(XII):69: Lewis at pottery wheel , June 1960
38/23 487(XII):70: Man at pottery wheel , undated
38/23 487(XII):71: Man at pottery wheel , undated
38/23 487(XII):72: Man explaining pottery , undated
38/23 487(XII):73: Pottery , undated
38/23 487(XII):74: Pottery , undated
38/24 487(XII):75: People at art exhibit , undated
38/24 487(XII):76: People at art exhibit , undated
38/24 487(XII):77: People at art exhibit , June 1960
38/24 487(XII):78: Man at art exhibit , undated
38/24 487(XII):79: Man teaching art , undated
38/24 487(XII):80: Man teaching art , undated
38/24 487(XII):81: Walt Woodcock, Fine Arts Chairman, Painting by Orlin Helgoe 138 , 1959
38/24 487(XII):82: People at art exhibit , undated
38/25 487(XII):83: Man explaining mosaic , undated
38/25 487(XII):84: Man explaining mosaic , undated
38/25 487(XII):85: Man explaining mosaic , undated
38/25 487(XII):86: People at art show , undated
38/25 487(XII):87: People at art show , undated
38/26 487(XII):88: Children at art exhibit , undated
38/27 487(XII):89: Thomas Jermin of Great Falls , undated
38/28 487(XII):90: Branson, printing , undated
38/29 487(XII):91: Women discussing art , undated
38/30 487(XII):92: Kids performing with others watching from backstage , undated
38/31 487(XII):93: Kids performing as Native American dancers , undated
38/32 487(XII):94: Women weaving , undated
38/33 487(XII):95: Mr. and Mrs. Maloney, Helena , undated
38/34 487(XII):96: People at conference/show , undated
38/34 487(XII):97: People at conference/show , undated
38/34 487(XII):98: People at conference/show , undated
38/35 487(XII):99: People at conference , undated
38/35 487(XII):100: People at conference , undated
38/35 487(XII):101: People at conference , undated
38/36 487(XII):102: Harold Ruth (right) with relatives , undated
38/37 487(XII):103: Vistor at exhibit , undated
38/38 487(XII):104: Man and Woman discussing art , undated
38/39 487(XII):105: Art displays , undated
38/39 487(XII):106: Art displays , undated
38/39 487(XII):107: Art displays , undated
38/39 487(XII):108: Art displays , undated
38/39 487(XII):109: Art displays , undated
38/39 487(XII):110: Art displays , undated
38/39 487(XII):111: Art displays , undated
38/40 487(XII):112: Art displays , undated
38/40 487(XII):113: Art displays , undated
38/40 487(XII):114: Art displays , undated
38/40 487(XII):115: Art displays , undated
38/40 487(XII):116: Art displays , undated
38/41 487(XII):117: Pottery , undated
38/42 487(XII):118: Ceramic head box by John Murphy , 1968
38/43 487(XII):119: Art display , undated
38/44 487(XII):120: Art display-painting by Morrison , undated
38/45 487(XII):121: Art display , undated
38/46 487(XII):122: Ceramics , undated
38/47 487(XII):123: Art display , undated
38/48 487(XII):124: Art display , undated
38/49 487(XII):125: Art display , undated
38/50 487(XII):126: Art display , undated
38/51 487(XII):127: Paintings , undated
38/52 487(XII):128: Paintings by James Der , undated
38/53 487(XII):129: Paintings by Branson Strenson , undated
38/54 487(XII):130: Painting , undated
38/55 487(XII):131: Drawing of Robert Bears and his wife , 1957
38/56 487(XII):132: House and Car , undated
38/57 487(XII):133: Building , undated
38/58 487(XII):134: The five Presidents including H. G. Merriam , undated
38/59 487(XII):135: H. G. Merriam and others at MIA function , undated
38/60 487(XII):136: H. G. Merriam and group , undated
38/61 487(XII):137: H. G. Merriam and Harriette Cashman, Bozeman, Montana , 1952
38/62 487(XII):138: H. G. Merriam and others , June 1960
38/63 487(XII):139: Group at Picnic , undated
38/64 487(XII):140: People talking , undated
38/65 487(XII):141: People talking , undated
38/66 487(XII):142: Group at picnic , undated
38/67 487(XII):143: Group at picnic , undated
38/68 487(XII):144: Group at picnic , undated
38/69 487(XII):145: Group at picnic , undated
38/70 487(XII):146: Group at picnic , undated
38/71 487(XII):147: Women at picnic , undated
38/72 487(XII):148: At picnic Ken Ralston, Larry Gill, Isabelle Johnson , undated
38/73 487(XII):149: At picnic, Bill Stockton , undated
38/74 487(XII):150: Laubui and LaDonna getting autograph , undated
39/1 487(XII):151: Shope and one of his horses , undated
39/2 487(XII):152: Woman speaking , undated
39/3 487(XII):153: Group at conference , undated
39/4 487(XII):154: Man speaking , undated
39/5 487(XII):155: Man speaking , undated
39/6 487(XII):156: People at conference , undated
39/7 487(XII):157: Man and woman at function , undated
39/8 487(XII):158: People talking , undated
39/9 487(XII):159: Group at conference , 1960, June
39/10 487(XII):160: People talking , 1960, June
39/11 487(XII):161: People eating , 1960, June
39/12 487(XII):162: Unidentified man , 1960, June
39/13 487(XII):163: People talking , 1960, June
39/14 487(XII):164: Branson Sterenson and woman (probably wife) from Great Falls , undated
39/15 487(XII):165: Man talking , undated
39/16 487(XII):166: Men with car , undated
39/17 487(XII):167: Mac Lewis and Ben Pursley, Billings branch-exhibit chairman , 1958, December
39/18 487(XII):168: Group of people , undated
39/19 487(XII):169: Women at craft sale , undated
39/20 487(XII):170: Women at craft sale , undated
39/21 487(XII):171: People talking , undated
39/22 487(XII):172: Group of people , undated
39/23 487(XII):173: Photo by Bob Fehlberg , undated
39/24 487(XII):174: Spider Web photo by Ernest Bruffey , undated
39/25 487(XII):175: Two men standing outside of a building , undated
39/26 487(XII):176: Burn , undated
39/27 487(XII):177: People among mountains , undated
39/28 487(XII):178: "North of the Milk" by Ernest Bruffey , undated
39/29 487(XII):179: Unidentified European city from WWI , undated
39/30 487(XII):180: MIA festival , 1950
39/31 487(XII):181: MIA festival , 1950
39/32 487(XII):182: MIA festival , 1950
39/33 487(XII):183: MIA festival , 1950
39/34 487(XII):184: MIA festival , 1950
39/35 487(XII):185: MIA festival , 1950
39/36 487(XII):186: MIA festival , 1950
39/37 487(XII):187: MIA festival, Pottery wheel , 1950
39/38 487(XII):188: Billings Arts Association Christmas showing student Union-EMCE campus , 1957, December
39/39 487(XII):189: Billings Arts Association Christmas Showing , 1957, December
39/40 487(XII):190: Billings Arts Association Christmas showing , 1957, December
39/41 487(XII):191: Billings Arts Association Christmas showing , 1957, December
39/42 487(XII):192: Pottery in foreground is stoneware, wheel through and created by Lyndon Pomeroy (and letter from Lyndon Pomeroy with descriptions of 192-200)
39/43 487(XII):193: Figure group, potter figure, bowl and covered jar by Mae Louis bottles in back by Kay Smith of Butte, unidentified women , undated
39/44 487(XII):194: Bob Hendrickson demonstrating gem faceting , undated
39/45 487(XII):195: Bob Morrison demonstrating the process of lithography , undated
39/46 487(XII):196: Hal Dietemann and Ted Waddell demonstrating to Baby Morrtgomen and others the process of centrifugal casting , undated
39/47 487(XII):197: Ethel Ann Edwards of Lewiston among craft exhibit , undated
39/48 487(XII):198: Ethel Ann Edwards of Lewiston, examining Mae Lewis's sculpture foreground shapes by Kay Smith, Butte , undated
39/49 487(XII):199: Festival director and his sister, Mrs. Al Leidie of Billings, looking over Mai Lewis's "The Frontier Family" , undated
39/50 487(XII):200: Group of Billings people examining pottery exhibit , undated
39/51 487(XII):201: Frolie in Black and white by Manker , undated
39/52 487(XII):202: August by Leia Anfie , undated
39/53 487(XII):203: Picture of Joseph Kinsey Howard , undated
39/54 487(XII):204: Studio of Charlie Russell during his professional painting days , undated
39/55 487(XII):205: C.M. Russell gallery, Great Falls , undated
39/56 487(XII):206: Map of little festival showings (Montana) , 1954-1955, 1957-1958
39/57 487(XII):207: Wearings at the 7th annual festival , 1955
39/58 487(XII):208: Charcoal drawing by James M. Haughey , 1958
39/59 487(XII):209: Exhibits in the 1960 festival , undated
39/60 487(XII):210: Horse drawing by Gilberta Manker , 1961
39/61 487(XII):211: Metal Buffalo sculpture by Lyndon Pomeroy , undated
39/62 487(XII):212: Drawings by James E. Dew , 1963
39/63 487(XII):213: Peter Voulkos throwing a pot , 1964
39/64 487(XII):214: Exhibits at the 1966 festival , 1966
39/65 487(XII):215: Paintings Combine XXIX by Charles Daugherty , 1968
39/66 487(XII):216: Painting working herd by J.K. Ralston , 1969
39/67 487(XII):217: Gallery Talk by Raymond Campeau, 1972 festival , 1972
39/68 487(XII):218: Silk screens from her African Series by Jessie Wilber , 1972
39/69 487(XII):219: Painting The Pit by Raymond Cambeau , 1972
39/70 487(XII):220: Magazine cover by Jessie Wilber , 1974
39/71 487(XII):221: Sculpture Edmonton Trader by Jack Weaver , 1975
39/72 487(XII):222: Marketplace at 1975 festival, Virginia and E.H. Loeffler
39/73 487(XII):223: Blown glass by David Cornell , 1976
39/74 487(XII):224: Magazine cover by Lyndon Pomeroy , Fall 1953
39/75 487(XII):225: The Taxation of mines in Montana by Louis Levine, Ph. D. Book Cover , undated
39/76 487(XII):226: The Frontier A magazine of the Northwest, cover , 1933 March
39/77 487(XII):227: University of Montana--Missoula Campus , (ca. 1900)
39/78 487(XII):228: Unidentified man , undated
39/79 487(XII):229: Edward C. Elliot, Chancellor of the Montana University System from 1916 thru 1922 , undated
39/80 487(XII):230: Lewis Orvis Evans , undated
39/81 487(XII):231: Man in front of building , undated
39/82 487(XII):232: Empty room with sunlight shining through window , undated
39/83 487(XII):233: H. G. Merriam , 1930
39/84 487(XII):234: H. G. Merriam , 1939
39/85 487(XII):235: H. G. Merriam and group , 1952
39/86 487(XII):236: H. G. Merriam and group , 1954
39/87 487(XII):237: H. G. Merriam and Dr. Harold Urey , undated
39/88 487(XII):238: H. G. Merriam and another before ceremony , 1979
39/89 487(XII):239: H. G. Merriam-multiple shots, contact negatives , undated
39/90 487(XII):240: Museum of the Plains Indian, Frank Bird Linderman exhibit , 1962
39/91 487(XII):241: Museum of the Plains Indian, Norman Linderman Waller , 1962
39/92 487(XII):242: Mrs. E. Douglas Branch , 1942
39/93 487(XII):243: H.L. Davis, Portal, AZ , 1930
39/94 487(XII):244: Mary Ronan , undated
39/95 487(XII):245: Paul W. Anderson and friends of Merriam ("Herron" on far left) , 1939
39/96 487(XII):246: Clare Aven Thomson, South Seas with turtle , undated
39/96 487(XII):247: Care Aven Thomson, South Seas with sail fish , undated
39/97 487(XII):248: Badger Clarke , undated
39/98 487(XII):249: Man at pottery wheel (negative), undated
39/99 487(XII):250: Portrait (negatives), undated
Box
Negs. box 487(XII):172: Group of people , undated
Box
Negs. box 487(XII):234: H. G. Merriam, New York , 1939
Box
Negs. box 487(XII):239: H. G. Merriam , 1973
Box
Negs. box 487(XII):239: H. G. Merriam , 1973
Box
Negs. box 487(XII):243: Farm house , undated
Box
Negs. box 487(XII):244: Unidentified man , undated
Box
Negs. box 487(XII):245: Visitors at art exhibit , undated
Box
Negs. box 487(XII):246: H. G. Merriam , undated

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Occupations :
  • College professors--Montana--Missoula
  • Subject Terms :
  • American fiction--Montana
  • American fiction--Northwest, Pacific
  • American literature--Montana
  • Arts--Montana
  • Creative writing (Higher education)--Montana--Missoula
  • Creative writing--Periodicals
  • Literature publishing--Montana
  • Rhodes scholarships
  • World War, 1914-1918--War work--Young Men's Christian associations
  • Corporate Names :
  • Montana Institute of the Arts
  • University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.). Dept. of English
  • University of Montana--Missoula--Faculty
  • University of Wyoming--Alumni and alumnae.
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Frontier and midland
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

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