Guide to the Joseph M. Dixon Papers
1772-1944

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Dixon, Joseph M. (Joesph Moore), 1867-1934
Title: Joseph M. Dixon Papers
Dates: 1772-1944 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 70.0 linear feet (121 boxes and one map case drawer)
Collection Number: Mss 055
Summary: Joseph M. Dixon was governor of Montana (1921-1925) and served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1903-1907), the U.S. Senate (1907-1913), and in the Department of the Interior; he was also a national leader in the Republican and Bull Moose Parties. This collection contains a large portion of his personal and professional correspondence files, legal documents, financial records, campaign/political materials, photographs, and personal effects.
Repository: University of Montana--Missoula
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 inEnglish 
Sponsor: Funding for preparing 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

Joseph Moore Dixon was born at the Quaker enclave of Snow Camp, North Carolina, in 1867 to Hugh Woody and Adaline Murchison Dixon. He was the third of four children and their only son. The Dixons were Quakers who traced their origins to England.

Dixon attended the Sylvan Academy and the New Garden Boarding School, both Quaker institutions, then Earlham College in Indiana. He withdrew from Earlham in 1888 and finished his education at Guilford College that spring. In 1891, he wrote a letter to Frank Woody, a first cousin of his father who practiced law in Missoula, Montana, asking if he could assist and study law with him. Woody accepted, and Dixon left North Carolina at the age of twenty-four.

He began to read law with Woody and his two partners, Frederick C. Webster and Joseph K. Wood. Dixon was admitted to the Montana bar in 1892 and quickly became closely involved with Republican politics, elected as secretary of the Republican county central committee that same year. He served in that post until 1897.

Dixon was elected to the Montana legislature as a Republican in 1900.

Montanans elected Dixon to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1902 and 1904. While in the House, he introduced and passed the bill that opened the Flathead Indian Reservation to white settlement. In 1906 the Montana legislature elected him to the U.S. Senate. There, he dealt with issues of interstate tariffs and unequal rail freight charges.

In 1912 he headed Theodore Roosevelt's Bull Moose Party and was defeated in his bid for popular election to the U.S. Senate. Dixon and Roosevelt had an affinity from their first meeting.

After Roosevelt's defeat, Dixon retreated to Missoula to focus on his law practice and business affairs. His businesses were considerable. In 1900 he acquired a controlling interest in the Missoulian, Missoula's Republican newspaper. Between 1912 and 1917, when the paper was sold, he was vitally involved with the paper's editorial policy and its editor, A.L. Stone as they engaged in a bitter battle with the Democratic (and Amalgamated Copper Company-owned) Missoula Sentinel. In 1909, with partner Charles L. Cowell, he built the Dixon Block in downtown Missoula (the location of the Western Montana National Bank), adding to his already considerable real estate holdings in the area. He owned a dairy near Polson, Montana, and a farm near Ronan, Montana, as well as some mining claims in Montana. After 1917, he retired from politics and business and spent most of his time on his farming interests. By 1919, he was ready to re-enter politics; he announced that he would run for Governor of Montana against Burton K. Wheeler.

He was elected governor and served one term. While in office, he dealt with the beginnings of drought and agricultural depression in the state, a large deficit, continued to fight the Anaconda Copper Company (formerly the Amalgamated Copper Company) and its control of the state, the state's system of taxation, and the need for administrative reform. He clashed significantly with fellow Republican Wellington Rankin. Throughout his tenure, he endured unrelenting attacks from the Company-owned press and other Company allies.

Those attacks were perhaps most intense over the Frank Conley case. Conley was the warden of the Montana State Prison at Deer Lodge from 1908 to 1921, when Dixon replaced him with M.L. Potter. Conley was also mayor of Deer Lodge and a powerful man in Republican circles. Among other things, he used convicts to break strikes in Butte and Anaconda, which earned him strong Democratic support. Dixon appointed T.H. MacDonald to investigate allegations of maladministration and misuse of state funds under Conley's administration. Conley and his supporters quickly asked that the investigation be conducted by the State Board of Prison Commissioners instead of by Dixon's private investigator. When MacDonald handed his report to Dixon, he charged Conley with misappropriating or misusing more than two hundred thousand dollars. C.B. Nolan, Conley's attorney, fought bitterly for his client. Conley was ultimately acquitted.

Dixon was not re-elected in 1924, losing to Democrat John E. Erickson. He returned to Missoula and the ranch for his second retirement. He increased his real estate holdings in Missoula, with purchase of more downtown properties and the construction of a two-story building next to the Montana Building.

In 1929 he was appointed First Assistant Secretary of the Interior. He had been under consideration for the Secretary post since his involvement with the Bull Moose campaign. In 1930, he became vitally involved with a project to develop water power on the Flathead Indian Reservation, with its accompanying complex network of water rights.

He married Caroline M. Worden, daughter of prominent Missoulian Frank Worden, in 1896. They had seven children: Virginia, Florence, Dorothy, Betty, Mary Joe, Peggy, and Frank. Frank died shortly after birth.

Dixon died in May 1934 after a short battle with a serious heart ailment.

Content Description

This collection contains a large portion of the correspondence files, legal documents, financial records, campaign/political materials, photographs, and personal affects of Joseph M. Dixon, with particular representation from his public service in the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and Montana Governorship, as well as a national leader in the Republican and Bull Moose Parties.

Collection materials provide detailed insights into Dixon's personal life, private political opinions and strategies, professional (both political and business) relationships, and actions on behalf of commitment the early 20th century's Progressive movement. Correspondence materials are particularly revealing regarding Dixon's relationship with his wife, Caroline, and other family members. During Joseph's years of public service, he and Caroline maintained a prolific exchange. Caroline's letters not only kept Joseph informed about child-rearing and household developments but offered her knowledge and insights regarding political events throughout western Montana. This collection also contains correspondence with numerous prominent Montana and national political figures, among the most prominent being Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover.

The breadth and resiliency of Dixon's political career was unusual, and some of the reason for such are evidenced in this collection. The correspondence and campaign material series provide detailed evidence of Dixon's political strategies and subtle changes over time following the rise and fall of the early 20th Century's progressive/reform movement. Dixon was a central figure in Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 Presidential campaign. These collection materials provide detailed insights into the progressive/Bull Moose movement in Montana; changes in Montana and national Republican-Democratic Party dynamics resulting from the progressive movement; and Dixon's role in promoting early 20th century natural and cultural resource conservation ideals (ranging from federal land set-asides to massive irrigation/hydro-electric projects, from species preservation to Native American assimilation/termination of tribal trust responsibilities).

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.

Preferred Citation :  

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

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is divided into fifteen series:

Series I: Personal and Biographical, 1772-1934, 0.25 linear feet and a partial oversize box

Series II: Correspondence, 1883-1934, 37.25 linear feet

Subseries 1: General, 1883-1934, 29.75 linear feet

Subseries 2: Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 1929-1933, 7.5 linear feet

Series III: Campaigns, 1902-1928, 0.5 linear feet and a partial oversize box

Series IV: Clippings, 1848-1944, 8.0 linear feet and a partial oversize box

Series V: Financial and Legal, 1885-1944, 1.0 linear feet

Series VI: Speeches and Writings, 1894-1932, 1.5 linear feet

Series VII: Printed Materials, 1876-1933, 2.25 linear feet and a partial oversize box

Series VIII: Business Interests, 1882-1934, 0.75 linear feet

Series IX: U.S. House, Senate, and Undersecretary of the Interior, 1903-1933 and undated, 4 folders and 1 oversize folder of maps

Series X: Governor of Montana, 1913-1925, 5.0 linear feet

Subseries 1: General, 1916-1925, 1.0 linear feet

Subseries 2: Conley Case, 1913-1924, 4.0 linear feet

Series XI: Roosevelt Campaign, 1911-1913, 1.75 linear feet

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1911-1913, 1.0 linear feet

Subseries 2: Campaign Materials, 1912, 0.75 linear feet

Series XII: Scrapbooks, 1894-1928, 6.0 linear feet and 1 oversize box

Series XIII: Photographs and Drawings, 1837-1933, 159 items

Series XIV: Artifacts, undated, 0.5 linear feet

Series XV: Family Papers, 1850-1891, 0.25 linear feet

Custodial History :  

The collection remained largely in the possession of the Dixon family until donation to the Archives. Materials received anonymously in 1999 may have been separated from the collection at some earlier date.

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of the Dixon family, 1953 and 1975; a few printed materials received from an anonymous donor, 1999.

Processing Note :  

The portions of the collection that arrived in 1953 and 1975 were originally processed as two separate collections, LC 55 and LC 61. Most photographs were separated and placed with the archives general photograph collection; some photographs remained unprocessed. Some printed materials and books remained with the collection, but were not described or re-housed. In 2004, the collection was arranged into a single collection, Mss055. Portions of LC 55 and LC 61, notably correspondence, were interfiled into one continuous chronological sequence. Records relating to specific portions of Dixon's political career were described as such, and personal materials were more completely described. Processed photographs were re-united with the collection, and the remaining unprocessed photographs were described for the first time. Printed materials--mostly magazines, pamphlets, and books--were placed in the library's general collection, Special Collections, or discarded, as appropriate.

Separated Materials :  

During 2004 processing, the following book was removed from the manuscript collection and transferred to the Mansfield Library's Special Collections area:

A. V. Dockery, Black Bass and other Fishing in North Carolina. Also during that processing, pamphlets not directly related to Dixon and his career were separated to the Special Collection's Pamphlet Collection. Other materials not directly related to the collection were discarded.

Additional Reference Guides :  

A card file to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior correpondence in Series II may be found in box 55.

Related Materials :  

The Montana Historical Society holds Dixon's gubenatorial papers.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Personal and Biographical, 1772-1934
0.25 linear feet and partial oversize box

This series contains personal and biographical documents regarding Joseph Dixon and members of his family. Materials include genealogical information, marriage and birth records, some of Dixon's school notebooks, historical information regarding the Dixon family in North Carolina and early Montana, election certificates, and two other pieces: a stagecoach ticket purchased by Dixon's father-in-law and a slave sale receipt from Alabama.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
1/1 Genealogy and Biography, circa 1772-1934 and undated
1/2 Missoula and Montana History, 1864-circa 1933
1/3 Student Papers and Notebooks (North Carolina Friends School), 1882-1886
1/4 Students Papers and Notebooks (Earlham College), 1886-1891
116OS/29 Student Notebook, 1885
116OS/30 Student Notebook, 1887
1/5 Personal Notebook, 1888
1/6 Dixon Family and Quakerism, 1916 and 1921
1/7 Professional Societies and Community Organizations, 1916-1934 and undated
1/8 Birth Certificate for Frank Worden Dixon, 1912
1/9 Birth of Frank Worden Dixon, Congratulations, February 1912
1/10 Stage Coach Ticket, Frank L. Worden, 1878
1/11 Receipt, Slave Sale, Dallas County, Alabama, January 1837
OS117/1 Appointments as Notary Public, 1893, 1902, 1913
OS117/1 Certificate of Election: Missoula County Attorney, 1894
OS117/1 Certificate of Election: State Representative, 1900
OS117/1 Certificate of Election: U.S. Representative, 1904
OS117/1 Certificate of Election: U.S. Senator, 1907
OS117/1 Certificate of Election: Primary Candidate for Governor, 1920
OS117/1 Certificate of Election: Governor, 1920
OS117/1 Membership Certificate, Helena Consistory No. 3, A. and A.S.R., 1921
OS117/2 Marriage License, 1896

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Series II:  Correspondence, 1883-1934
37.25 linear feet

This series includes incoming and outgoing correspondence from Joseph Dixon's early adulthood until shortly before his death. These materials include both personal and professional correspondence. This series provides detailed insights into Dixon's personal life, private political opinions and strategies, professional (both political and business) relationships, and commitment to the early twentieth century's Progressive movement. Correspondence between Joseph Dixon and his wife Caroline, as well as with other family members, is particularly prevalent in this series, revealing much about daily life during the early part of the century, childrearing, and the roles family members played in Dixon's political career. This series contains correspondence with numerous prominent Montanans and national political figures. Among the most prominent correspondents include: Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover, as well as Joseph G. Cannon, Andrew Carnegie, William A. Clark, Asa L. Duncan, Morton J. Elrod, John E. Erickson, John M. Evans, James R. Garfield, John N. Garner, George B. Grinnell, Simon Guggenheim, A.B. Guthrie, J. Edgar Hoover, William T. Hornaday, Harold Ickes, Hiram W. Johnson, Cornelius F. Kelly, Conrad Kohrs, Robert M. LaFollette, O.M. Lanstrum, Frank B. Linderman, S. Rae Logan, Frank O. Lowden, Charles H. McLeod, George W. Perkins, Gifford Pinchot, Thomas C. Power, Charles N. Pray, Jeannette Rankin, Wellington D. Rankin, John E. Rickards, Carl W. Riddick, John D. Rockefeller, J.H.T. Ryman, Joseph D. Scanlan, A.L. Stone, Mrs. Granville Stuart, Thomas J. Walsh, Burton K. Wheeler, and Frank L. Worden.

Materials in this series are divided into two subseries, general correspondence spanning his adult life and correspondence from his tenure as Assistant Secretary of the Interior during the Hebert Hoover Administration. Gaps and sparse periods likely reflect poor preservation of these materials rather than a significant reduction in Dixon's correspondence.

Container(s)
Description
Subseries 1: General, 1883-1934
29.75 linear feet
Materials in this series include incoming and outgoing correspondence from Joseph Dixon's early adulthood until shortly before his death, both personal and professional materials. Topics covered range from Caroline Dixon's updates during Joseph's persistent travels to Congressional discussions regarding proposed legislation; from business propositions to constituents requesting special attention to matters of concern; from extensive family exchanges (the Dixons and Wordens) to campaign strategy discussions with fellow politicians. Materials in this subseries are particularly insightful regarding the personal relationship between Joseph and Caroline Dixon. During Joseph's years of public service, he and Caroline maintained a prolific exchange. Caroline's letters not only kept Joseph informed about child-rearing/household developments but offered her knowledge and insights regarding political events throughout western Montana. Materials in this subseries also provide unusual insights into the campaign strategy changes precipitated by the 17th Amendment. Dixon first became a U.S. Senator in 1906, following selection by the Montana Legislature. In 1928 he made a failed bid to regain a U.S. Senate seat under the 17th Amendment's provisions for direct election. Correspondence sequences in this series from the two different time periods reveal tremendous changes in strategy and Dixon's personal beliefs regarding the American political system.
Box/Folder
1/12 1883-1895
1/13 January-August 1896
1/14 September-December 1896
2/1 January-June 1897
2/2 July-December 1897
2/3 January-April 1898
2/4 May-July 1898
2/5 August-September 1898
2/6 October-December 1898
3/1 January 1899
3/2 February 1899
3/3 March 1899
3/4 April 1899
3/5 May 1899
3/6 June 1899
3/7 July-August 1899
4/1 September-October 1899
4/2 October-November 1899
4/3 December 1899
4/4 1900-1901
4/5 January-March 1902
4/6 April 1902
4/7 May 1902
5/1 June 1902
5/2 July-September 1902
5/3 October 1902
5/4 November 1902
5/5 November 1902
5/6 December 1902
5/7 January 1903
5/8 February 1903
6/1 February 1903
6/2 March-August 1903
6/3 September-October 1903
6/4 November 1903
6/5 November 1903
6/6 December 1903
6/7 December 1903
7/1 December 1903
7/2 January 1904
7/3 January 1904
7/4 February 1904
7/5 March 1904
7/6 March 1904
7/7 April 1904
8/1 October 1904
8/2 1905
8/3 1906
8/4 January-March 1907
8/5 April 1907
8/6 May 1907
8/7 June 1907
8/8 July 1907
8/9 August-December 1907
8/10 January 1908
8/11 February 1908
8/12 March 1908
8/13 April 1908
8/14 May 1908
9/1 June 1908
9/2 July 1908
9/3 July 1908
9/4 July 1908
9/5 August 1908
9/6 August 1908
9/7 September 1908
9/8 September 1908
10/1 October 1908
10/2 November 1908
10/3 December 1908
10/4 December 1908
10/5 January 1909
10/6 February-April 1909
10/7 May 1909
10/8 June 1909
11/1 July 1909
11/2 August-September 1909
11/3 October-November 1909
11/4 December 1909
11/5 January 1910
11/6 January 1910
11/7 February 1910
11/8 February 1910
11/9 March 1910
12/1 March 1910
12/2 April 1910
12/3 April 1910
12/4 May 1910
12/5 June 1910
12/6 June 1910
12/7 August-December 1910
12/8 January 1911
13/1 February 1911
13/2 March 1911
13/3 April 1911
13/4 May 1911
13/5 June 1911
13/6 July 1911
13/7 August 1911
13/8 August 1911
13/9 September 1911
14/1 September 1911
14/2 October 1911
14/3 October 1911
14/4 November 1911
14/5 November 1911
14/6 December 1911
14/7 December 1911
15/1 January 1912
15/2 January 1912
15/3 January 1912
15/4 February 1912
15/5 February 1912
15/6 February 1912
15/7 March 1912
15/8 April 1912
15/9 May-June 1912
15/10 July 1912
16/1 July 1912
16/2 August 1912
16/3 September-October 1912
16/4 November 1912
16/5 December 1912
16/6 December 1912
16/7 January 1913
16/8 January 1913
17/1 February-November 1913
17/2 December 1913
17/3 January-March 1914
17/4 April-June 1914
17/5 July-September 1914
17/6 October-December 1914
17/7 January-June 1915
18/1 July-November 1915
18/2 December 1915
18/3 January 1916
18/4 February 1916
18/5 February 1916
18/6 March 1916
18/7 March 1916
19/1 April 1916
19/2 April 1916
19/3 May 1916
19/4 May 1916
19/5 June 1916
19/6 July 1916
19/7 July 1916
19/8 July 1916
19/9 August 1916
19/10 September 1916
20/1 October 1916
20/2 October 1916
20/3 November 1916
20/4 December 1916
20/5 December 1916
20/6 January 1917
20/7 January 1917
20/8 February 1917
20/9 March 1917
21/1 April 1917
21/2 May-December 1917
21/3 1918
21/4 January-May 1919
21/5 June-October 1919
21/6 November-December 1919
21/7 January-February 1920
21/8 March 1920
22/1 March 1920
22/2 March 1920
22/3 March 1920
22/4 April 1920
22/5 May 1920
22/6 June 1920
22/7 June 1920
22/8 July 1920
23/1 July 1920
23/2 August 2-15, 1920
23/3 August 16-23, 1920
23/4 August 23-26,1920
23/5 August 27, 1920
23/6 August 28, 1920
23/7 August 29-31, 1920
24/1 September 1-6, 1920
24/2 September 7, 1920
24/3 September 8-9, 1920
24/4 September 11-20, 1920
24/5 September 20-22, 1920
24/6 September 22-23, 1920
24/7 September 24-30, 1920
25/1 October 1920
25/2 October 1920
25/3 November 1-5, 1920
25/4 November 5, 1920
25/5 November 5, 1920
25/6 November 6, 1920
25/7 November 8, 1920
25/8 November 8, 1920
26/1 November 9-10, 1920
26/2 November 10-12, 1920
26/3 November 13-15, 1920
26/4 November 16, 1920
26/5 November 16-17, 1920
26/6 November 17-20, 1920
27/1 November 21-24, 1920
27/2 November 26, 1920
27/3 November 27-29, 1920
27/4 November 29-30, 1920
27/5 December 1-7, 1920
27/6 December 7-9, 1920
28/1 December 10-11, 1920
28/2 December 12-17, 1920
28/3 December 17-19, 1920
28/4 December 20-22, 1920
28/5 December 22-31, 1920
28/6 January 1-8, 1921
29/1 January 8-10, 1921
29/2 January 11-15, 1921
29/3 January 14-18, 1921
29/4 January 18-20, 1921
29/5 January 21-24, 1921
29/6 January 25-27, 1921
30/1 January 28-31, 1921
30/2 February 1-2, 1921
30/3 February 3-8, 1921
30/4 February 8-9, 1921
30/5 February 10-11, 1921
30/6 February 12-15, 1921
31/1 February 16-17, 1921
31/2 February 18-22, 1921
31/3 February 23-25, 1921
31/4 February 26-28, 1921
31/5 March 1, 1921
31/6 March 2-8, 1921
32/1 March 9-11, 1921
32/2 March 11-12, 1921
32/3 March 13-15, 1921
32/4 March 16-17, 1921
32/5 March 18-20, 1921
32/6 March 21, 1921
33/1 March 22-25, 1921
33/2 March 26-31, 1921
33/3 April 1-5, 1921
33/4 April 6-8, 1921
33/5 April 8-15, 1921
33/6 April 16-21, 1921
34/1 April 22-25, 1921
34/2 April 26-30, 1921
34/3 May 1-5, 1921
34/4 May 6-12, 1921
34/5 May 13-20, 1921
34/6 May 21-25, 1921
35/1 May 26-31, 1921
35/2 June 1-6, 1921
35/3 June 7-20, 1921
35/4 June 21-29, 1921
35/5 July 2-12, 1921
35/6 July 13-30, 1921
35/7 August 1-17, 1921
36/1 August 18-31, 1921
36/2 September 1921
36/3 October 1921
36/4 October 1921
36/5 November 1921
36/6 November 1921
36/7 December 1921
37/1 December 1921
37/2 January 1922
37/3 January 1922
37/4 February 1922
37/5 March 1922
37/6 March 1922
38/1 April 1922
38/2 May 1922
38/3 May 1922
38/4 June 1922
38/5 July 1922
38/6 July 1922
38/7 August 1922
38/8 August 1922
39/1 September 1922
39/2 October 1922
39/3 October 1922
39/4 November 1922
39/5 November 1922
39/6 December 1922
39/7 December 1922
40/1 December 1922
40/2 January 1923
40/3 January 1923
40/4 January 1923
40/5 February 1923
40/6 February 1923
40/7 February 1923
41/1 March 1923
41/2 March 1923
41/3 March 1923
41/4 March 1923
41/5 April 1923
42/1 April 1923
42/2 April 1923
42/3 May 1923
42/4 May 1923
42/5 May 1923
42/6 June 1923
42/7 June 1923
42/8 June 1923
42/9 June 1923
42/10 June 1923
42/11 July 1923
42/12 August 1923
42/13 August 1923
43/1 August 1923
43/2 September 1923
43/3 October 1923
43/4 November 1923
43/5 November 1923
43/6 December 1923
43/7 December 1923
44/1 December 1923
44/2 January 1924
44/3 January 1924
44/4 January 1924
44/5 February 1924
44/6 February 1924
44/7 February 1924
45/1 March 1924
45/2 March 1924
45/3 March 1924
45/4 March 1924
45/5 April 1924
45/6 April 1924
46/1 May 1924
46/2 May 1924
46/3 June 1924
46/4 June 1924
46/5 June 1924
46/6 July 1924
46/7 July 1924
46/8 July 1924
47/1 August 1924
47/2 August 1924
47/3 August 1924
47/4 August 1924
47/5 September 1924
47/6 September 1924
47/7 September 1924
48/1 September 1924
48/2 October 1924
48/3 October 1924
48/4 November 1924
48/5 November 1924
48/6 December 1924
49/1 December 1924
49/2 January-December 1925
49/3 January-June 1926
49/4 July-December 1926
49/5 January-August 1927
49/6 September-December 1927
50/1 January 1928
50/2 February 1928
50/3 March 1928
50/4 April 1928
50/5 April 1928
50/6 May 1928
50/7 June 1928
51/1 July 1928
51/2 July 1928
51/3 August 1928
51/4 August 1928
51/5 September 1928
51/6 October 1928
51/7 October 1928
52/1 November-December 1928
52/2 January-February 1929
52/3 March 6-18, 1929
52/4 March 18, 1929
52/5 March 18, 1929
52/6 March 19-20, 1929
52/7 March 20-21, 1929
53/1 March 21-23, 1929
53/2 March 23-29, 1929
53/3 April-July 1929
53/4 August-December 1929
53/5 1930
53/6 1931
53/7 1932
53/8 January-June 1933
54/1 July-December 1933
54/2 January-April 1934
54/3 May 1934
54/4 May 1934
54/5 June-December 1934
Subseries 2: Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 1929-1933
7.5 linear feet
Materials in this subseries are Joseph Dixon's incoming and outgoing correspondence from his tenure as Assistant Secretary of the Interior during the Herbert Hoover Administration. This correspondence primarily consist of intra-departmental correspondence regarding public land management issues in the American west, exchanges with members of the U.S. Congress regarding the same, and requests from contractors holding leases on federal lands. Materials in this subseries were released by the Department of the Interior to Joseph Dixon and reflect the organization imposed upon them by Dixon's office staff during his term in appointed office. Other items of correspondence from or to Joseph Dixon, dating to this time period, exist in Subseries 1 of this Series and are organized by year/month.
Box/Folder
55/1 A-F, Card file index to correspondence in Series II, subseries 2, undated
55/1 G-O, Card file index to correspondence in Series II, subseries 2, undated
55/1 P-Z, Card file index to correspondence in Series II, subseries 2, undated
56/1 Appointments, April-June 1929
56/2 Appointments, June-October 1929
56/3 Appointments, October 1929-March 1930
56/4 Appointments, March 1930-November 1930
57/1 Appointments, November 1930-June 1931
57/2 Appointments, June 1931-January 1932
57/3 Appointments, January 1932-May 1932
57/4 Appointments, May 1932-April 1933
57/5 Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Sesquicentennial, July 1931
57/6 Bitter Root Irrigation District, April 1929-November 1931
57/7 Blackfeet Indians, April 1929-December 1932
57/8 Columbia Basin, May 1930
58/1 Congratulations, April 1929
58/2 Congratulations, April-June 1929
58/3 Congratulations on supposed reappointment, March-April 1933
58/4 Cooke City Road, 1929
58/5 Guilford College, June 1930-March 1933
58/6 Family and Relatives, April 1929-December 1930
58/7 Family and Relatives, December 1930-April 1933
59/1 Flathead Indians, April 1929-November 1931
59/2 Flathead Indians, December 1931-December 1932
59/3 Indian Affairs, April 1929-June 1930
59/4 Indian Affairs, June 1930-December 1931
59/5 Indian Affairs, December 1931-January 1933
60/1 Indian Affairs, January-April 1933
60/2 Insane [dismissed general correspondence], 1929-1930
60/3 Land matters, June-November 1929
60/4 Land matters, November 1929-April 1930
60/5 Land matters, April 1930-June 1931
60/6 Land matters, July 1931-April 1933
61/1 Forest Ranger Macnab file, 1928-1929
61/2 Mineral Areas Syndicate Limited, 1930-1931
61/3 General Correspondence, April-June 1929
61/4 General Correspondence, June-August 1929
61/5 General Correspondence, September-December 1929
61/6 General Correspondence, December 1929-April 1930
62/1 General Correspondence, April-October 1930
62/2 General Correspondence, October 1930-February1931
62/3 General Correspondence, February-June 1931
62/4 General Correspondence, June 1931-October 1931
63/1 General Correspondence, October 1931-February 1932
63/2 General Correspondence, February 1932-May 1932
63/3 General Correspondence, May-August 1932
63/4 General Correspondence, August-December 1932
63/5 General Correspondence, December 1932-April 1933
63/6 Missoula Radio Station, November 1931-March 1933
64/1 National Parks, April 1929-December 1931
64/2 National Parks, December 1931-April 1933
65/1 Oil and Gas, April 1929-November 1931
65/2 Oil and Gas, November 1931-March 1933
65/3 Pensions, June 1929-January1933
65/4 Political, April 1929-October 1931
65/5 Political, November 1931-September 1932
66/1 Political, September 1932-March 1933
66/2 Port of Charleston, 1928
66/3 Reclamation, April 1929-March 1931
66/4 Reclamation, April 1931-March 1933
66/5 Roosevelt Memorial Association, Incorporated, 1932
64/3 Frank Rose Case, 1931-1932
66/6 School Matters, April-June 1929
66/7 Veterans Administration Hospital, New York, 1932-1933
66/8 Waterton-Glacier National Park, June 1932
66/9 Mrs. Helen L. Wilbur, April 1929-April 1933

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Series III:  Campaign, 1902-1928
0.5 linear feet and a partial oversize box

This series contains publicity materials relating to Joseph Dixon's numerous political campaigns, a few sample ballots, and some election analysis documents. These materials provide insights into campaign techniques during the early 20th Century and document some of the changes in rural progressive candidate campaigns as the movement began to mature and change from the 1910s to the 1920s.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
67/1 Dixon and Other Republican Candidates, 1902-1910
67/2 "Shall the Amalgamated Company Rule the Republican Party in Montana?", 1912
67/3 Issue Statements, 1918
67/4 Dixon for Governor, 1920
67/5 Montana Republican Party Materials, 1922
67/6 Dixon for Governor, 1924
67/7 Republican State Central Committee Meeting, January 1924
67/8 Dixon for Senator, 1928
67/9 Dixon for Senator, 1928
67/10 Flathead County Voting List (incomplete), undated
67/11 Montana State Canvasses, 1908-1924
67/12 Ribbons, Buttons, Pamphlets, 1916-1918 and undated
Map Case
MC III-3: Oversize Campaign Posters, 1902-1928 and undated
OS117/3 Dixon for Governor Posters, 1920-1921
OS117/4 Oversize Sample Ballots and Election Returns, 1924-1928 and undated
OS117/8 Congratulatory Letter Following Gubernatorial Election, Signed by Numerous Butte Voters, 1920

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Series IV:  Clippings, 1848-1944
8.0 linear feet and a partial oversize box

Materials in this series consist of newspaper and magazine clippings, the majority documenting Joseph Dixon's political career. This series also includes some materials relating to the Dixon family in North Carolina and issues of interest to Joseph Dixon. Newspaper clippings in this series are generally organized in large groups and are in poor condition.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
68/1 1894
68/2 1896
68/3 1900
68/4 1901
68/5 1901
68/6 1902
68/7 1903
68/8 January-June 1904
68/9 July-December 1904
68/10 1905
68/11 January-May 1906
68/12 June-August 1906
68/13 September-October 1906
69/1 November 1906
69/2 December 1906
69/3 January 1907
69/4 January 1907
69/5 January 1907
69/6 February 1907
69/7 March-July 1907
69/8 August-December 1907
69/9 1908
70/1 March-June 1909
70/2 July-November 1909
70/3 January-June 1910
70/4 September-December 1910
70/5 January-February 1911
70/6 January-February 1911
70/7 March 1911
70/8 March 1911
70/9 April-June 1911
70/10 July-November 1911
70/11 January-February 1912
71/1 March 1912
71/2 March 1912
71/3 March 1912
71/4 March 1912
71/5 April 1912
71/6 April 1912
71/7 April 1912
71/8 April 1912
71/9 May 1912
71/10 May 1912
71/11 June 1912
72/1 July-September 1912
72/2 October 1912
72/3 October 1912
72/4 October 1912
72/5 November 1912
72/6 December 1912
72/7 December 1912
72/8 1913-1915
72/9 1916
72/10 1917-1918
73/1 January-September 1919
73/2 October 1919
73/3 November-December 1919
73/4 undated and 1920
73/5 January-March 1920
73/6 April-July 1920
73/7 August-September 1920
73/8 October 1920
73/9 November 1920
73/10 November 1920
74/1 December 1920
74/2 January-February 1921
74/3 March 1921
74/4 March 1921
74/5 March 1921
74/6 March 1921
74/7 March 1921
74/8 March 1921
74/9 April-July 1921
75/1 Re: Conley Case, April-July 1921
75/2 Re: Conley Case, August-November 1921
75/3 Re: Conley Case, December 1921
75/4 Re: Conley Case, January 1922
75/5 Re: Conley Case, February-June 1922
75/6 August-September 1921
75/7 October-November 1921
75/8 December 1921
75/9 January 1922
76/1 February 1922
76/2 March-December 1922 and undated
76/3 January 1923
76/4 February-December 1923
76/5 January 1924
76/6 February 1924
76/7 March 1924
76/8 April-June 1924
76/9 July 1924
77/1 August 1924
77/2 September 1924
77/3 September 1924
77/4 September 1924
77/5 October 1924
77/6 October 1924
77/7 October 1924
77/8 November 1924
77/9 December 1924
77/10 1925
77/11 1926
77/12 1927
78/1 January-March 1928
78/2 April-May 1928
78/3 June 1928
78/4 July 1928
78/5 July 1928
78/6 July 1928
78/7 July 1928
78/8 July 1928
78/9 July 1928
78/10 August 1928
78/11 August 1928
79/1 September 1928
79/2 September 1928
79/3 September 1928
79/4 September 1928
79/5 October 1928
79/6 October 1928
79/7 October 1928
79/8 November 1928
79/9 November 1928
80/1 November 1928
80/2 1928 and undated
80/3 1929
80/4 1930
80/5 1931
80/6 1932
80/7 1933
80/8 1934
80/9 1944
80/10 undated
81/1 1849-1920
81/2 1862-1941
82/1 1848-1895
82/2 "Cartoons and Comments," Puck, April 1912
82/3 "The Senator's Secretary," The Saturday Evening Post, April 1912
82/4 "The New Conservation," The Saturday Evening Post, December 1929
82/5 "The Rival Ringmasters of the Republican Circus," Current Literature, June 1912
82/6 "Hoover Picks His Men," Review of Reviews, August 1929
82/7 "A Business Man's View of the Progressive Movement," The American Review of Reviews, April 1912
82/8 "Affairs at Washington," National Magazine, November 1909
82/9 "Our Thanks to Montana," The Eagle Magazine, November 1911
82/10 "Affairs at Washington," National Magazine, March 1907
82/11 "Affairs at Washington," National Magazine, August 1906
82/12 "Senator Dixon the Leader of the Roosevelt Campaign," The Hampton Magazine, May 1912
82/13 "Why the Nation Needs Theodore Roosevelt as President," The Editorial Review, April 1912
82/14 "Manufacturing Public Opinion: The New Art of Making Presidents by Press Bureau," The McClure's, July 1912
83/1 1912-1932 and undated
83/2 1912-1930 and undated
83/3 1924-1928 and undated
OS117/5 Confederate Army Newspaper, 1863

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Series V:  Financial and Legal, 1885-1944
1.0 linear feet

This series includes personal and business records documenting Joseph Dixon's personal finances, property holdings, and legal associations. Some materials in this series are closely related to the business records in Series VIII. Researchers may be particularly interested in the tax records and estate documents in this series as they reveal the diversity of Dixon's investments and property holdings.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
84/1 General Financial Records, 1896-1898
84/2 Annual Financial Statement, 1894-1934
84/3 Automobile, 1921-1931
84/4 Cancelled Checks, 1899, 1903, 1919, 1923
84/5 Checkbooks, 1932-1933
84/6 Day Book, 1885
84/7 Dixon Building, 1919
84/8 Joseph M. Dixon Estate, 1933-1944
84/9 Governor's Mansion, 1921-1925
84/10 Home Construction, 1916-1917
84/11 Home in Missoula, 1919, 1921, 1927
84/12 Insurance, 1897 and 1912
84/13 Personal Financial Journal, 1885
85/1 Missoula Property, 1925-1929
85/2 Montana Block, 1918
85/3 New York Life Loan to Dixon and Cowell, 1910
85/4 Sanders County Property (Abstract), 1927
85/5 Seattle Property, 1925-1928
85/6 Taxes, 1904, 1908, 1913-1919
85/7 Taxes, 1920-1924
85/8 Taxes, 1925-1932
85/9 General Financial Records, 1896, 1900-1904
85/10 General Financial Records, 1912-1940
85/11 Bank Account Books, 1893-1910
85/12 Bennett Mortgage, 1924-1934
85/13 General Legal Documents, 1889-1928
85/14 General Legal Documents, 1907-1926
85/15 General Legal Documents, 1896-1902

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Series VI:  Speeches and Writings, 1894-1932
1.5 linear feet

This series includes a portion of the speeches written/delivered by Joseph Dixon over the course of his career. Most of the speeches in this series are transcripts, though a few are original drafts that include Dixon's notes for rewriting and/or last minute changes. Also included are several items written by other authors about Joseph Dixon and his career achievements. The series also contains a phonograph recording of Joseph and Peggy Dixon (his youngest daughter) singing two folk songs.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
86/1 General, 1894-1908
86/2 General, 1909-1912
86/3 History of Dixon's Congressional Career, 1903-1912
86/4 General, 1913-1918
86/5 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, February 1919
86/6 General, June and October 1919
86/7 General, 1920
86/8 General, January-March 1921
86/9 General, April-December 1921
87/1 General, circa 1921-1925
87/2 Montana Taxpayers Association, 1922
87/3 General, 1922
87/4 General, 1923-1924
87/5 Farewell Speech, January 1925
87/6 General, 1926
87/7 Spokane Chamber of Commerce, January 1927
87/8 General, January-June 1928
87/9 General, July-December 1928
87/10 General, 1929
88/1 Public Land States Governor's Conference, August 1929
88/2 General, 1930-1931
88/3 Phonograph Recording of Joseph M. and Peggy Dixon, March 1931
88/4 Assistant Secretary of Interior, 1929-1931
88/5 General, 1932
88/6 General, undated
88/7 Notes on Duncan McDonald and John C. Lesbon, undated
88/8 Poetry, by "Bitter Root Bill" and Others, undated
88/9 Speeches of Others, 1902-1929
88/10 Notebook, Mining Claims and Miner's Meetings, 1867-1872

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Series VII:  Printed Materials, 1876-1933
2.25 linear feet and a partial oversize box

This series includes magazine articles, event invitations, ceremony programs, and general research files collected by Joseph Dixon over the course of his career. The research files in this series provide insights into Dixon's personal and professional interests. Most of the materials in this series are invitations and programs documenting the diverse nature of events to which Dixon was invited as a prominent Montana and national political figure. Also included is a file of mementos from Dixon's numerous visits to the White House as a Congressman and member of Herbert Hoover's Administration. Additionally, this series includes a portrait of Mrs. William Clark (wife of the Corps of Discovery co-leader) presented to Governor Dixon and a series of reprints of Charles M. Russell paintings and sketches.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
88/11 Report on Organization of the University of Montana, circa 1899
88/12 Report from the American Bison Society, 1909
88/13 "Where the Montana Tax Dollar Goes," Montana Taxpayers Association, 1926
88/14 Senate Report, Bitter Root Valley Lands, 1890
88/15 "Taxation of Farm Lands," Richard T. Ely, 1924
89/1 "The Constitution and God in Our Government," Hester E. Hosford, 1924
89/2 "Peanut Politicians and Pens, An 'Owed' to 'Our Governor'" Harry Wilson, 1922
89/3 The Inter-Mountain Educator, January 1921
89/4 Dedication Ceremony, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, 1932
89/5 Progressive Bulletin, 1912
89/6 Republican National Convention Program, 1912
89/7 "Catching up with Roosevelt", 1911
89/8 Resource Conservation, 1908
89/9 Program of Exercises, 1908
89/10 Saturday Evening Post, November 1906
89/11 Mining Review and Metallurgist, October 1906
89/12 "James Hunter", 1898
89/13 "An Address on the Revolutionary History of Chatham County, North Carolina", 1876
89/14 Political Brochures, 1902-1923 and undated
89/15 New Era Club Newsletter, 1922
89/16 National Popular Government League, 1930
89/17 "The Mayflower's Log", 1929
89/18 Calling Cards, undated
89/19 Christmas Cards, 1908-1929 and undated
89/20 Funeral and Memorial Services, 1904-1929
89/21 Congressional Record, 1920
89/22 Roosevelt Memorial Association, 1924
89/23 Programs listing Dixon as a speaker, 1905-1929
90/1 Republican Convention, 1916
90/2 Sample Stationery, undated
90/3 Invitations and Programs, 1882-1925 and undated
90/4 Invitations and Programs, 1884-1904
90/5 Invitations and Programs, 1892-1933 and undated
90/6 Invitations and Programs, 1905-1906
90/7 Invitations and Programs, 1907-1908
91/1 Invitations and Programs, 1909-1932 and undated
91/2 Invitations and Programs, 1909-1913
91/3 Invitations and Programs, 1913
91/4 Invitations and Programs, 1918-1928
91/5 Invitations, Washington, D.C., 1929
91/6 Invitations, Washington, D.C., 1930-1933
91/7 Invitations, Inauguration, 1929
92/1 Invitations, Inauguration, 1933
92/2 Invitations and Programs, White House, 1903-1909
92/3 Invitations and Programs, White House, 1909-1911
92/4 Invitations and Programs, White House, 1924
92/5 Invitations and Programs, White House, 1929
92/6 Invitations and Programs, White House, 1930
92/7 Invitations and Programs, White House, 1931
92/8 Invitations and Programs, White House, 1932-1933
92/9 Invitations and Programs, Hoover Administration, undated
92/10 Lindbergh Reception, Helena, September 1927
92/11 White House Mementos, undated
OS117/6 Portrait of Mrs. William Clark, undated
OS117/7 Charlie Russell Prints, undated

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Series VIII:  Business Interests, 1882-1934
0.75 linear feet

Materials in this series document aspects of Joseph Dixon's business activities with particular representation from his law practice and involvement with the Missoulian Publishing Company. Most of Dixon's law practice records detail estate resolutions but also include some materials regarding electrical power disputes in northwestern Montana. These latter materials are particularly insightful when examined in conjunction with legislative correspondence in Series II and in light of Dixon's efforts to open non-Indian settlement and promote infrastructure development on the Flathead Reservation. Some financial records associated with materials in this series can be found in Series V.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
93/1 Law Business, Aylesworth Estate, 1907-1914
93/2 Law Business, Joseph S. Booth, 1898
93/3 Law Business, Cowell Estate, 1933-1934
93/4 Law Business, Harriet Jordan Estate, 1906-1911
93/5 Law Business, Ryman Estate, 1926-1934
93/6 Law Business, Ryman and Wolf materials, 1882-1921
93/7 Law Business, Steele, et. al. vs. Donlan and Northwestern Development Company, 1909-1910
93/8 Law Business, Steele, et. al. vs. State of Montana, Western Montana Power Company and Neill, 1910
93/9 Law Business, Court Orders, 1889, 1902-1903
93/10 Missoula Creamery, Dairy Farm at Polson, 1918
93/11 Financial Records, Dairy Farm at Polson, 1917-1920, 1930-1931
93/12 Missoulian Publishing Company, 1915-1920
93/13 Missoulian Publishing Company, 1914-1918
94/1 Montana Antimony Mining and Smelting Company, 1895-1909
94/2 Montana Commercial Company, 1890
94/3 Northwestern Motorist, 1916-1919

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Series IX:  U.S. House, Senate, and Undersecretary of the Interior, 1903-1933
4 folders and 1 oversize folder of maps

Materials in this series relate to Joseph Dixon's federal public service, including a small amount of background research for Congressional proposals and maps documenting railroad rights-of-way in the Flathead Valley of Montana. Most of the maps in this series correspond with Dixon's efforts to establish a federal irrigation system in the Flathead Valley and on the Flathead Reservation.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
94/4 Bills, Background Materials, 1903-1914, 1924, 1933, and undated
94/5 Fort Missoula, 1904
94/6 United States House of Representatives Directory, 1904
94/7 Map, Buffalo Highway Proposal (Glacier National Park to Galveston, Texas), undated
Map Case
MC III-3: Montana Maps, 1916 and undated

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Series X:  Governor of Montana, 1913-1925
5.0 linear feet

This series includes a portion of the administrative, legislative, and legal documents generated during Joseph Dixon's tenure as Governor of Montana. These materials provide insights into Dixon's policy goals and his intentions for political reform. Dixon's short tenure as Governor was largely marked by his attempts to implement corporate tax reform (primarily on the mining industry) and to prosecute Frank Conley for misuse of state funds while Warden of the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge. The Conley Case materials are one of the most extensive existing records of this significant event in Montana politics, a turning point in the state's Progressive movement. Conley was acquitted of all charges and Dixon's political opponents aggressively portrayed the Governor as an egomaniacal partisan and a "Bolshevik" attempting to subvert free enterprise in a state prison system.

Container(s)
Description
Subseries 1: General, 1916-1925
1.0 linear feet
Materials in this subseries include administrative documents and legislative bills/reports from Joseph Dixon's Governorship. These materials are particularly insightful regarding Dixon's tax policies.
Box/Folder
94/8 Appointments for State Government Positions, 1920
94/9 Investigation of Montana Common School Funds, 1920
94/10 Proceedings of Montana State Senate, H.B. 6, March 1921
94/11 Rules of the Montana State Senate, 1923
94/12 Special Montana Senate Investigation Committee, Oil and Gas Tax Bribery, 1921
95/1 Anaconda Company Holdings Outside Montana, Taxes, 1921-1922
95/2 Bills, Background Materials, 1921-1925
95/3 Bills, Background Materials, 1921-1925
95/4 Bills, Background Materials, 1921-1925
95/5 Board of Equalization Materials, 1920-1922
95/6 Fiscal Statistics, 1921-1925
95/7 Newspaper Publishing Bills, 1921-1925
95/8 General Fund Account, 1921-1925
96/1 State Insurance, 1921-1925
96/2 Taxes, Background Material, 1921-1925
96/3 Farm Taxes, 1921-1925
Subseries 2: Conley Case, 1913-1924
4.0 linear feet
This subseries contains legal forms, investigative reports, collected documentary evidence, and court transcripts from the State of Montana's attempts to convict Frank Conley of financial and administrative malfeasance while serving as Warden of Montana's prison system from 1909 to 1921. Governor Dixon asserted a major role in pursuing prosecution of Conley and faced heavy criticism from his political opponents. These materials constitute one of the most comprehensive records of this court case and provide insights into Dixon's intentions for political reform.
Box/Folder
96/4 Montana Prison Financial Records, 1922-1924
96/5 Montana Prison Business Records and Literature, 1920-1924
96/6 court Proceedings, 1922
96/7 Indexes to Court Proceedings, 1922
96/8 Correspondence, 1913-1917
96/9 Correspondence, January-June 1921
96/10 Correspondence, July-December 1921
97/1 Correspondence, 1922
97/2 Correspondence, 1923
97/3 Correspondence, 1924
97/4 Prison Correspondence, 1915-1916
98/1 Prison Correspondence, 1912-1922
98/2 Business Correspondence, 1912-1922
98/3 Complaint, 1921
98/4 First Cause of Action, 1921
98/5 Second Cause of Action, 1921
98/6 Third Cause of Action, 1921
98/7 Fourth Cause of Action, 1921
98/8 Fifth Cause of Action, 1921
98/9 Sixth Cause of Action, 1921
98/10 Seventh Cause of Action, 1921
98/11 Eighth Cause of Action, 1921
98/12 Ninth Cause of Action, 1921
98/13 Tenth Cause of Action, 1921
98/14 Eleventh Cause of Action, 1921
98/15 Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth, Cause of Action, 1921
99/1 Evidence, Prison Ranch Business, 1921
99/2 Evidence, Miscellaneous Information, 1921
99/3 Evidence, Prison Accounts, 1921
99/4 Evidence, Notes and Figures, 1921
99/5 Evidence and Testimony, 1921
99/6 Evidence and Testimony, 1922-1924
99/7 Individual Testimony, A-C, 1921
99/8 Individual Testimony, D-M, 1921
100/1 Individual Testimony, N-R, 1921
100/2 Individual Testimony, S-Z, 1921
100/3 MacDonald Report, November 1921
100/4 MacDonald Report, Newsprint Copy, November 1921
100/5 MacDonald Report, Rough Draft A, November 1921
100/6 MacDonald Report, Rough Draft B, November 1921
100/7 Order of Proof Program Notes, 1921
100/8 Prison Inventories, 1921
100/9 Proceedings, April 12, 1922
100/10 Proceedings, April 17, 1922
101/1 Proceedings, April 18-19, 1922
101/2 Proceedings, April 20, 1922
101/3 Proceedings, April 21, 1922
101/4 Proceedings, April 22, 1922
101/5 Proceedings, April 24, 1922
101/6 Proceedings, April 25, 1922
101/7 Proceedings, April 26, 1922
101/8 Proceedings, April 27, 1922
101/9 Proceedings, April 28, 1922
101/10 Proceedings, April 29, 1922
101/11 Proceedings, May 1, 1922
101/12 Proceedings, May 2, 1922
101/13 Proceedings, May 3, 1922
102/1 Proceedings, May 3, 1922
102/2 Proceedings, May 3, 1922
102/3 Proceedings, May 3, 1922
102/4 Proceedings, May 8, 1922
102/5 Proceedings, May 9, 1922
102/6 Proceedings, May 10, 1922
102/7 Proceedings, May 11, 1922
102/8 Proceedings, May 12, 1922
102/9 Proceedings, May 13, 1922
102/10 Proceedings, May 15, 1922
102/11 Proceedings, May 16, 1922
102/12 Proceedings, May 17, 1922
102/13 Proceedings, May 18-19, 1922
102/14 Proceedings, May 22, 1922
103/1 Proceedings, May 23, 1922
103/2 Proceedings, May 24, 1922
103/3 Proceedings, May 25, 1922
103/4 Proceedings, May 26, 1922
103/5 Proceedings, May 27, 1922
103/6 Proceedings, May 29, 1922
103/7 Proceedings, May 31, 1922
103/8 Proceedings, June 1, 1922
103/9 Proceedings, June 2, 1922
103/10 Proceedings, June 3, 1922
103/11 Proceedings, June 5, 1922
103/12 Proceedings, June 6, 1922
103/13 Proceedings, June 7, 1922
103/14 Proceedings, June 8, 1922
103/15 Proceedings, June 9, 1922
103/16 Proceedings, June 10, 1922
103/17 Proceedings, June 12, 1922
104/1 Proceedings, June 13, 1922
104/2 Proceedings, June 14, 1922
104/3 Proceedings, June 15, 1922
104/4 Proceedings, June 16, 1922
104/5 Proceedings, June 17, 1922
104/6 Proceedings, June 19, 1922
104/7 Proceedings, June 20-21, 1922
104/8 Proceedings, June 22, 1922
104/9 Proceedings, June 23, 1922
104/10 Proceedings, June 24-27, 1922
104/11 Proceedings, June 28, 1922
104/12 Proceedings, June 29, 1922
104/13 Proceedings, June 30, 1922
104/14 Proceedings, July 1, 1922
104/15 Proceedings, July 6, 1922

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Series XI:  Roosevelt Campaign, 1911-1913
1.75 linear feet

This series includes correspondence and campaign materials documenting Bull Moose Party activities during the 1912 national election. Materials primarily concern Theodore Roosevelt's Presidential candidacy, but also record some of the concerns and actions among party leaders to create a larger and more lasting political organization than just a platform for Roosevelt's presidential bid. These materials document party strategies; methods for creating a unified support network among previously independent voters, dissatisfied Republican Party members, and progressive-minded Democrats; and lend insight into the political culture of the 20th century's first, and very influential, third-party movement.

Container(s)
Description
Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1911-1913
1.0 linear feet
This subseries contains incoming, outgoing, and internal correspondence among the primary figures leading the Bull Moose Party's 1912 campaign, with particular emphasis on Theodore Roosevelt's bid for the U.S. Presidency.
Box/Folder
105/1 January-December 1911
105/2 January 1912
105/3 February 1912
105/4 March 1912
105/5 March 1912
105/6 April 1912
105/7 May 1912
105/8 June 1912
105/9 July 1912
105/10 July 1912
105/11 August 1912
105/12 September 1912
105/13 October 1912
106/1 November 1912
106/2 November 1912
106/3 November 1912
106/4 November 1912
106/5 November 1912
106/6 December 1912
106/7 December 1912
106/8 December 1912
106/9 December 1912
106/10 January 1913
106/11 February 1913
Subseries 2: Campaign Materials, 1912
0.75 linear feet
Materials in this subseries include Bull Moose Party press releases, internal memos, personal contact lists (potential party supporters), one campaign contribution bank account book, and a declaration of support from George C. Priestley, "the man who turned the trick in Oklahoma" for Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. This declaration of support is printed on parchment.
Box/Folder
107/1 Roosevelt and the Bull Moose Party, January-July 1912
107/2 Roosevelt and the Bull Moose Party, August-September 1912
107/3 Roosevelt and the Bull Moose Party, October-December 1912
107/4 Analysis of Election Returns, 1912
107/5 Proposed Legislation, 1912
107/6 Master List, Progressive Party in Montana, 1912
107/7 Republican National Committee Members, 1912
107/8 Greetings to Theodore Roosevelt from the Oklahoma Bulletin, 1912
107/9 Account Deposits, 1912
107/10 Press Releases, March 1912
107/11 Press Releases, March 1912
107/12 Press Releases, March 1912
108/1 Press Releases, March 1912
108/2 Press Releases, April 1912
108/3 Press Releases, April 1912
108/4 Press Releases, April 1912
108/5 Press Releases, April 1912
108/6 Press Releases, May 1912
108/7 Press Releases, May 1912
108/8 Press Releases, May-July 1912
Map Case
OS/Map Drawer Theodore Roosevelt with bear, charcoal caricature by C.K. Berryman, 1912

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Series XII:  Scrapbooks, 1894-1928
6.0 linear feet and 1 oversize box

This series contains 26 bound, newspaper clippings scrapbooks and 2 autograph books. Newspaper clippings in this series range widely from stories about Joseph Dixon to his colleagues and business associates, and from Republican Party and Bull Moose Party stories to articles about issues of personal and professional interest to Dixon. Most materials in this series are well documented for publication source and date; however, several overlap in time and material indicating they likely were collected/compiled by more than one individual. The autograph books in this series primarily contain signatures from fellow members of Congress during Dixon's years in the U.S. House and Senate but also include signatures from a few Administration officials and prominent Americans.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
109/1 Newspaper Clippings, 1902
109/2 Newspaper Clippings, 1903
109/3 Newspaper Clippings, 1903-1904
109/5 Newspaper Clippings, 1904
109/6 Newspaper Clippings, 1904-1905
109/7 Newspaper Clippings, 1906
109/8 Newspaper Clippings, 1906
110/9 Newspaper Clippings, 1906-1907
110/10 Newspaper Clippings, 1907-1909
111/11 Newspaper Clippings, 1907-1908, 1910-1911
110/12 Newspaper Clippings, 1908
110/13 Newspaper Clippings, 1909-1910
OS112/14 Newspaper Clippings, 1911
110/15 Newspaper Clippings, 1912
110/16 Newspaper Clippings, 1912
111/17 Newspaper Clippings, 1911
113/18 Newspaper Clippings, 1912
OS112/19 Newspaper Clippings, 1912-1913
113/20 Newspaper Clippings, 1920
Box
114/21 Newspaper Clippings, 1920
Box
114/22 Newspaper Clippings, 1921
Box
115/23 Newspaper Clippings, 1923
Box
115/24 Newspaper Clippings, 1928
Box
116/25 Newspaper Clippings, 1928
Box
116/26 Newspaper Clippings, 1894
Box
116/27 Autograph Book, 1902-1906
Box
116/28 Autograph Book, 1908-1909

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Series XIII:  Photographs and Drawings, 1837-1933
162 items

This series contains photographs dating from the mid 1860s to 1933 and three drawings dating from 1837 to 1890. These images primarily document Joseph Dixon's political career, his professional associates, prominent early Missoulians (including Dixon's extended family), and Missoula buildings from the 1890s through the 1910s. Some of the photographs document Hell Gate, Missoula's Montana Territory predecessor community. This series also includes a few photographs of other western Montana buildings. The images of prominent Missoulians and buildings preserve rare images of great interest to Montana historians.

Container(s)
Description
Box
photo_number
Photo Collection 72-0701 "Missoula Octopus," political cartoon depicting Andrew B. Hammond and his business interests, circa 1890
Photo Collection 73-0065 Bird's eye view of Missoula, Montana, drawing, 1884
Photo Collection 75-6013 Frank Woody posed in front of Worden and Company store, Hell Gate [Missoula], Montana, 1895
Photo Collection 76-0023 "Worden & Company store, Hellgate [Missoula], Montana, built in 1860. C.P. Higgins and F.L. Worden, builders and owners, left to right, Judge F.H. Woody, first clerk and first Postmaster, Missoula, Montana, and Col. E.S. Paxson, famous Montana artist", circa 1910
Photo Collection 76-0027 Captain Christopher P. Higgins, circa 1870
Photo Collection 76-0217 William H. Taft, portrait, circa 1912
Photo Collection 76-0218 Main Street looking west, Missoula, Montana, circa 1888
Photo Collection 76-0219 Flour mill and First National Bank building, Missoula, Montana, circa 1890
Photo Collection 77-0037 Two wagon freighter pulled by six horses in front of the Dickinson Store and Post Office on East Front St. Amos Buck is driving and Will Cave is riding next to him, Missoula, Montana Territory, 1870
Photo Collection 77-0047 300 trailing sheep, Powder River badlands, Milestown, Montana, photo by L.A. Huffman, 1884
Photo Collection 77-0048 "Sheep by the Waterside, Big Dry, Montana," photo by L.A. Huffman, 1906
Photo Collection 77-0133 Theodore Roosevelt and Joseph M. Dixon from New York Herald, March 1, [1912]
Photo Collection 78-0273 Original Missoulian office, built circa 1871, pencil sketch by Charles Shaft, Missoula County clerk, Missoula, Montana, circa 1880s
Photo Collection 78-0305 Crow Indian Delegation, includes Chief Plenty Coos and Senator Joseph M. Dixon, Washington, D.C., 1909
Photo Collection 79-0072 Julia Grant Higgins (Mrs. C.P. Higgins), undated
Photo Collection 79-0073 Lucretia Miller Worden (Mrs. F.L. Worden), undated
Photo Collection 81-0420 W.B.S. Higgins, undated
Photo Collection 81-0421 Mrs. W.B.S. Higgins, undated
Photo Collection 82-0007 Mary Bushman (last on right), 4th of July Flathead Dance, St. Ignatius, Montana, 1906
Photo Collection 82-0158 Worden and Company Store, Missoula, Montana, 1884
Photo Collection 82-0159 Lucretia Miller Worden, undated
Photo Collection 82-0160 Helen (left) and Hilda (right) Higgins, portrait, undated
Photo Collection 82-0161 Captain C.P. Higgins, portrait, undated
Photo Collection 82-0162 Horace Worden, undated
Photo Collection 82-0165 Ronald Higgins, son of Captain Higgins, portrait, undated
Photo Collection 82-0166 Henry O. Worden, portrait, {photo by J.M. Ingalls}, undated
Photo Collection 82-0167 Frank L. Worden, portrait, 1893
Photo Collection 82-0168 Lucia Laura Worden, [1884]
Photo Collection 82-0169 Louise M. Worden (Bradley), portrait, photo by R.J. Dusseau, undated
Photo Collection 82-0170 Ruth Worden, portrait, 1903
Photo Collection 82-0171 Caroline Worden (Dixon), portrait, photo by Shively, undated
Photo Collection 82-0192 Corner of Higgins and Main Street, Missoula, Montana, 1894
Photo Collection 84-0076 Governor Joseph M. Dixon with Will Aikin, private secretary and Mary McMullan, Helena, Montana, same as 55(XIII):63, circa 1922
Photo Collection 84-0077 Joseph M. Dixon, undated
Photo Collection 88-0092 Theodore Roosevelt at Missoula, Montana, 1912
Photo Collection 88-0093 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Dixon and family, 1921
Photo Collection 88-0103 Joseph M. Dixon, portrait, undated
Photo Collection 89-0144 Officers of the 7th Infantry who fought the "Battle of the Big Hole," against the Nez Perce Indians on August 9, 1877, undated
Photo Collection 89-0237 Joseph M. Dixon at the dedication of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Here he is greeted by two Blackfeet princesses, June 18, 1932
Photo Collection 89-0238 Executive Office at the White House during the Hoover administration, Nov. 25, 1931
Box/Folder
119/1 Northern Pacific Railway Photos/Dining Car Service Menus, undated
Box/Folder
119/2 Yellowstone Park Photograph Album, photos by Haynes, undated
Box/Folder
119/3 Joseph M. Dixon, Photograph Plates, undated
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119/4 55(XIII):1 Frank H. Woody, portrait, 76 years old, undated
Box/Folder
119/4 55(XIII):2 Lucretia Miller Worden, portrait, undated
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119/4 55(XIII):3 Lucretia Miller Worden, portrait, undated
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119/4 55(XIII):4 Frank L. Worden, undated
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119/4 55(XIII):5 Residence of Lyman Powers, where Frank L. Worden lived as a boy, 1614 Fifth Ave., Troy, NY, [1891]
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119/4 55(XIII):6 [Granary], shows horse and buggies outside, undated
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119/4 55(XIII):7 Joseph M. Dixon, portrait, Earlham College, 1887
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119/4 55(XIII):8 (Left to right) Baby carriages, Caroline W. Dixon, Lucina W. Sterling, Lucretia N. Worden, at Francis L. Worden house on Pine Street, Missoula, Montana, Fall 1897
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119/4 55(XIII):9 Joseph M. Dixon, as young man, undated
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119/5 55(XIII):10 Hugh W. Dixon, father of Joseph M. Dixon, engraving, undated
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119/5 55(XIII):11 Hugh W. Dixon, father of Joseph M. Dixon, portrait, undated
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119/5 55(XIII):12 Nora Dixon Royall, portrait, undated
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119/5 55(XIII):13 Alice Louise Dixon, portrait, age 2 1/2 years, North Carolina, undated
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119/5 55(XIII):14 Mr. And Mrs. Alpheus White, North Carolina, undated
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119/5 55(XIII):15 Flo White (Edwards), portrait, North Carolina, undated
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119/5 55(XIII):16 Building, drawing, [Guilford College, 1837]
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119/5 55(XIII):17 Marble marker for site of first Cane Creek Meeting House (which burned down), Cane Creek Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina, undated
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119/6 55(XIII):18 Monument for John Alan, pioneer school teacher, Cane Creek Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina, undated
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119/5 55(XIII):19 Monument for John Newlin and Mary Pyle, North Carolina pioneers, [Cane Creek Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina], undated
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119/5 55(XIII):20 Grave marker for Simon Dixon, Cane Creek Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina, undated
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119/5 55(XIII):21 Interior of present meeting house, Cane Creek, Alamance County, North Carolina, 1930
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119/5 55(XIII):22 Picnic dinner at the Cane Creek Meeting House and Cemetery, the marker for Hugh W. and Flora Murchison Dixon (Joseph M. Dixon's parents) is indicated in the background, Alamance County, North Carolina, undated
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119/6 55(XIII):23 Tintype of Henry and Caroline Miller, Lucretia M. Worden's mother and father, undated
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119/6 55(XIII):24 Agnes Hughes Lamb, African-American woman, portrait, Missoula, Montana, circa 1880s
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119/6 55(XIII):25 President Duniway and family, portrait, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, circa 1910
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119/6 55(XIII):26 Two unidentified women on a horse, unidentified man stands nearby, logs and buildings in the background, undated
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119/6 55(XIII):27 Francis Fox Jumis, Montana cowpuncher, in cowboy dress holding gun, dog at feet, undated
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119/6 55(XIII):28 [J.J. Johnsrud], portrait, undated
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119/6 55(XIII):29 Residence of state senator A.W. Miles, Livingston, Montana, Fall 1924
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119/6 55(XIII):30 Joseph M. Dixon pictured with unidentified people, inscribed, "From Miss Henrietta Kessels, Valier, Montana, June 1922."
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119/6 55(XIII):31 Unidentified group of children, undated
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119/6 55(XIII):32 Indian Commissioner France E. Leupp and Joseph M. Dixon, 1908
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119/6 55(XIII):33 Polson Rapids, 1908
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119/6 55(XIII):34 Group of men in front of new white bus, Mammoth Hotel, Yellowstone National Park trip, 1930
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119/7 55(XIII):35 New Chicago, buildings later moved to Drummond, Montana Territory, circa 1870
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119/7 55(XIII):36 Medill McCormick, portrait, Chicago, Illinois, 1914
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119/7 55(XIII):37 Duncan McDonald, Ravalli, Montana, age 51, 1900
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119/7 55(XIII):38 Mary and Agnes Polson, July 4, 1924
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119/7 55(XIII):39 Golden Glo Creamery, Missoula, Montana, undated
Box/Folder
119/7 55(XIII):40 Dixon building and Office supply building, shows Stop 'N Shop, Barnett Optometrists, Missoula, Montana, undated
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119/7 55(XIII):41 Office Supply Company, Missoula, Montana, undated
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119/7 55(XIII):42 Dixon building, shows Barnett Optometrists, Bureau of Printing, Famous Highlander Beer, Broadway Hamburger Shop, Motor Supply Company, Missoula, Montana, undated
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119/7 55(XIII):43 Joseph M. Dixon with unidentified group of Native Americans, undated
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119/7 55(XIII):44 Joseph M. Dixon with group of Native Americans at Farm Bureau picnic, Culbertson, Montana, July 1922
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119/7 55(XIII):45 Joseph M. Dixon with group of Native Americans at Farm Bureau picnic, Culbertson, Montana, July 1922
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119/7 55(XIII):46 Crowd at Farm Bureau picnic, Culbertson, Montana, July 1922
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119/7 55(XIII):47 Joseph M. Dixon with Chief Big Foot, Farm Bureau picnic, Culbertson, Montana, July 1922
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119/7 55(XIII):48 Joseph M. Dixon with Chief Big Foot, Farm Bureau picnic, Culbertson, Montana, July 1922
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119/7 55(XIII):49 Joseph M. Dixon with Chief Big Foot, Farm Bureau picnic, Culbertson, Montana, July 1922
Box/Folder
119/8 55(XIII):50 Marshal Fuch of Switzerland, portrait, with inscription to Governor Joseph M. Dixon from Victor Day (Fuch's escort while in Montana), Crow Indian Reservation, Montana, 1921
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119/8 55(XIII):51 Delegation of Flathead Indians, with description, Washington, D.C., January 1889
Box/Folder
119/8 55(XIII):52 Teddy Roosevelt on whistlestop tour, image in shape of a moose head, Big Timber, Montana, Sept. 7, 1912
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119/8 55(XIII):53 W.R. Jarvis, H.G. Wolking, Charles Jarvis, Nelson Story, Jr., J.L. Slattery, Joseph M. Dixon, Judge Rapp, taken at home of W.R. Jarvis by G.J. Pattison, October 1920
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119/8 55(XIII):54 W.R. Jarvis, H.G. Wolking, Charles Jarvis, Nelson Story, Jr., J.L. Slattery, Joseph M. Dixon, Judge Rapp, taken at home of W.R. Jarvis by G.J. Pattison, October 1920
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119/8 55(XIII):55 Three unidentified men, undated
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119/8 55(XIII):56 Dr. O.M. Laustrom (left), Governor Joseph M. Dixon (right), undated
Box/Folder
119/8 55(XIII):57 [Joseph M. Dixon at picnic with unidentified group of men], undated
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119/8 55(XIII):58 Vice President Fairbanks, Joseph M. Dixon, and other men under a tent, undated
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119/8 55(XIII):59 Lieutenant Governor Bud Story (left) and Joseph M. Dixon (right) standing at a "Montana/Wyoming" sign, June 20, 1924
Negative Unidentified woman in what appears to be a nurse's uniform, undated
Box/Folder
119/9 55(XIII):61 State Executives Attending Governors' Conference on Law Enforcement, called by President Coolidge, Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 1923
Box/Folder
119/9 55(XIII):62 Montana State Capitol Building, Helena, Montana, undated
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119/9 55(XIII):63 Governor Dixon, Will Aiken (private secretary), Mary McMullan (secretary), Helena, Montana {same as 84-76}, circa 1922
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119/9 55(XIII):64 Group of politicians and wives, taken on front porch of Senator Carter's residence, with description, August 1903
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119/9 55(XIII):65 (Left to right) W.B. Acker, chief clerk of Interior Department, administering the oath of office to Joseph M. Dixon of Montana, the new Assistant Secretary of Interior and Secretary of Interior Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, March 30, 1929
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119/9 55(XIII):66 (Left to right) W.B. Acker, chief clerk of Interior Dept., administering the oath of office to Joseph M. Dixon of Montana, the new Assistant Secretary of Interior and Secretary of Interior Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, March 30, 1929
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119/9 55(XIII):67 (Left to right) W.B. Acker, chief clerk of Interior Dept., administering the oath of office to Joseph M. Dixon of Montana, the new Assistant Secretary of Interior and Secretary of Interior Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, March 30, 1929
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119/9 55(XIII):68 Joseph M. Dixon, new Assistant Secretary of the Interior, at his desk after the swearing in ceremony, March 30, 1929
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119/9 55(XIII):69 Joseph M. Dixon, new Assistant Secretary of the Interior, at his desk after the swearing in ceremony, March 30, 1929
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119/9 55(XIII):70 Joseph M. Dixon, portrait, 1933
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119/9 55(XIII):71 Joseph M. Dixon, portrait, 1933
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119/10 55(XIII):72 Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, Montana, undated
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119/10 55(XIII):73 Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, Montana, undated
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119/10 55(XIII):74 High school building (with gym and auditorium), Hamilton, Montana, undated
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119/10 55(XIII):75 High school building (with gym and auditorium), Hamilton, Montana, undated
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119/10 55(XIII):76 Grade and high school building, Corvallis, Montana, undated
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119/10 55(XIII):77 Thornton Hospital, Missoula, Montana, {photo by McKay}, undated
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119/10 55(XIII):78 St. Patrick's Hospital addition, Missoula, Montana, undated
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119/11 55(XIII):117 James H.T. Ryman, 1876
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119/11 55(XIII):118 James H.T. Ryman, circa 1910
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119/11 55(XIII):119 Gustavus A. Wolf and James H.T. Ryman, in front of the Wolf and Ryman office, Missoula, Montana, circa 1890
119/11 55(XIII):120 Joseph Dixon, portrait, circa 1933
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55(XIII):79 Main Street, shows oxen and wagons, Miles City, Montana Territory, photo by L.A. Huffman (color tinted), 1880
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55(XIII):80 Elk's Club Corner, Missoula, Montana Territory, 1889
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55(XIII):81 Looking east on Front Street, Missoula Mercantile Company on the left, Missoula, Montana Territory, undated
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55(XIII):82 J.M. Lucy and wood burning locomotive at Missoula, Montana Territory, 1883
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55(XIII):83 Looking east on Front St. from Higgins Ave. Building at right occupied by Judge Woody, Clerk of Court and agent for Huntley's Express, undated
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55(XIII):84 Store fronts on West Main St., left to right: [delivery man], Henry Worden, Mr. Triby, George Higgins, John Hart, Sambo (African-American man) Missoula, Montana Territory, 1889
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55(XIII):85 Members of Worden family sitting on large boulders, circa 1895
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55(XIII):86 "Dixon Day," house covered in patriotic decorations with people sitting on porch, Missoula, Montana, May 17, 1904
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55(XIII):87 Dixon Mill, painting, North Carolina, undated
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55(XIII):88 Worden residence, 312 East Pine Street, Missoula, Montana, undated
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55(XIII):89 Marcus Daly, portrait, undated
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55(XIII):90 Joseph Gurney Cannon, Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives, portrait at podium, 1905
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55(XIII):91 U.S. Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks, portrait, with inscription to Senator Joseph M. Dixon, March 4, 1909
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55(XIII):92 President Herbert Hoover, portrait, with inscription to Joseph M. Dixon, May 20, 1931
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55(XIII):93 President William Howard Taft, portrait, with inscription to Joseph M. Dixon, January 16, 1908
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55(XIII):94 Joseph M. Dixon, C.R. Manchester, J.H. Gregory, D.H. Schultz, and O.K. Davis, Roosevelt Pre-Convention Headquarters Organization, Washington, D.C., 1912
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55(XIII):95 Farewell Missoulian Dinner, Freud Farga, John Lear, Joseph M. Dixon, and Guy Wieher, April 29, 1917
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55(XIII):96 Montana Delegation to the Republican National Convention, includes Joseph M. Dixon and others, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, June 15, 1932
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55(XIII):97 [Group of politicians' wives], includes Mrs. Hoover, Washington, D.C., names identified, 1932
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55(XIII):98 The Secretary of Interior and Staff, December 12, 1932
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55(XIII):99 Cabinet members, includes First Assistant Secretary of the Interior Joseph M. Dixon, circa 1932
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55(XIII):100 Montana Senator portraits, Eighteenth Legislative Assembly, 1923
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55(XIII):101 Panoramic view of Missoula, Montana, tinted postcard, undated
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55(XIII):102 William McQuist, portrait, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):103 Ann Woodman, portrait, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):104 Jack Slack, portrait, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):105 Kate Higgins McCormick (Mrs. William J. McCormick), portrait, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):106 William J. McCormick, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):107 Margaret Miller Allerton (Mrs. William J. Allerton), portrait as young girl, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):108 Carolin Bittner-Miller Kline (Mrs. P.J. Kline), portrait, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):109 Francis L. Worden, portrait, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):110 Lucina Worden Sterling (Mrs. F.T. Sterling), portrait as young girl, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):111 W.H.H. Dickinson, portrait, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):112 [Amos Buck], portrait, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):113 J.P. Reinhard, portrait, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):114 Captain and Mrs. Crapo, portrait, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):115 Judge F.H. Woody, portrait, circa 1860s
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55(XIII):116 Joseph Gurney Cannon, Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives, portrait, with inscription to Joseph M. Dixon, 1905

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Series XIV:  Artifacts, undated
0.5 linear feet

This series contains numerous items collected by or presented to Joseph Dixon over the course of his public career. Most items commemorate or recognize Dixon for his public service and were presented by fellow politicians, civic groups, fraternal organizations, or business associates. This series also contains some personal effects such as his eyeglasses, wallet, and a leather carrying case for business cards. Materials in this series, considered in relationship with collection documents, present a wide-ranging perspective on Joseph Dixon's life and interests.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
118/1 Decorative Flowers sent to Virginia and Florence Dixon by President Theodore Roosevelt, undated
118/2 U.S. Presidential Seals, undated
118/3 Various Badges, 1921 and undated
118/4 Masonic Badges, Convocation, Missoula, 1911
118/5 Miscellaneous Cards, Passes, undated
118/6 "Dixon Day Ribbons", 1904
118/7 Plate from Senate Office Door, 1913
118/8 Various Pins and Medallions, undated
118/9 Hand forged nails from Dixon Mill, Snow Camp, North Carolina, undated
118/10 Business Cards and Leather Case, undated
118/11 Joseph M. Dixon's Wallet, undated
118/12 Joseph M. Dixon's Eyeglasses and case, undated
118/13 Rubber Stamp, National Progressive Party, undated
118/14 Rubber Stamp, Business Accounts, undated
118/15 Masonic Shawl, Gardiner, Montana Ceremony, undated
118/16 Commemorative Copper Dinner Plaque, May 1903

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Series XV:  Family Papers, 1850-1891
0.25 linear feet

Hugh W. Dixon was Joseph Dixon's father. This series contains some of his personal correspondence and a ledger from his Snow Camp, North Carolina, business. W.W. Dixon was an attorney in Butte, Montana; it is unclear why his correspondence book is in with Joseph Dixon's papers. The ledger in this series records business transaction for Stafford, Clark, and Dixon--a rural community and agricultural supply operation.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
108/9 Hugh W. Dixon, Correspondence, 1850-1862
108/10 W. W. Dixon, Correspondence, 1891
108/11 Stafford, Clark, and Dixon Ledger, Snow Camp, North Carolina, 1850-1855

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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.

  • Personal Names :
  • Conley, Frank, b. 1864
  • Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933--Correspondence.
  • Dixon, Caroline Worden, d. 1946
  • Harding, Warren G.(Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923--Correspondence
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964--Correspondence
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919--Correspondence
  • Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Anaconda Copper Mining Company
  • Progressive Party (1912)
  • Republican Party (Mont.)
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • United States. Congress. House
  • United States. Congress. Senate
  • United States. Dept. of the Interior
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana--Appropriations and expenditures
  • Montana--Economic conditions--20th century
  • Montana--Politics and government--20th century
  • United States--Politics and government--1901-1953
  • Subject Terms :
  • Agriculture--Montana
  • Budget deficits--Montana
  • Conservation of natural resources--United States
  • Cultural property--Protection--United States
  • Droughts--Montana
  • Elections--Montana.
  • Finance, Public--Montana
  • Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.)
  • Governmental investigations--Montana
  • Indian termination policy--United States
  • Indians of North America--Cultural assimilation--United States
  • Indians of North America--United States--Government relations
  • Irrigation projects--United States
  • Political campaigns--Montana
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1912
  • Press and politics-- Montana
  • Public lands--United States
  • Taxation-- Montana
  • Water resources development--Montana--Flathead Indian Reservation
  • Water rights--Montana
  • Water-power--Government policy--United States
  • Wildlife conservation--United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Photographs--Montana--Missoula
  • Scrapbooks
    • Occupations :
    • Businessmen--Montana--Missoula
    • Conservationists--United States
    • Governors--Montana
    • Lawyers--Montana--Missoula
    • Legislators--United States
    • Politicians--Montana
    • Ranchers--Montana--Missoula County

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