Guide to the United States War Production Board. Helena District Office Records
1941-1946

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Creator: United States. War Production Board. Helena District Office
Title: United States War Production Board. Helena District Office Records
Dates: 1941-1946 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 7.5 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number: MC 239
Summary: The Helena, Montana, district office of the United States War Production Board was established in June 1942 to coordinate production of minerals and other materials for World War II. Records primarily consist of general office correspondence of district manager Oscar A. Baarson; Mining Division correspondence of mining technical advisor William M. Manning and subject files on mine operators in Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, and Wyoming; and general correspondence of salvage coordinator E. J. Keeley. Also included are press releases, minutes, reports and general subject files.
Repository: Montana Historical Society Archives

225 N. Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT 59620-1201
(406) 444-4774
mhslibrary@mt.gov

Languages: English 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The United States War Production Board (WPB) was established in the Office of Emergency Management on January 16, 1942, to continue the work of the Office of Production Management and the Supply Priorities and Allocations Board. The WPB was assigned the task of coordinating and directing war procurement and production programs in federal agencies as well as in the private sector. At the end of World War II, the WPB was terminated and its functions transferred to the Civilian Production Administration (CPA). The Helena district office was opened in June 1942 under the direction of Oscar A. Baarson. The Helena office operated in turn under the Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, and finally, Minneapolis regional offices. Baarson's staff included Thomas Caverly, Emergency Coordinator of Mines; William M. Manning, Technical Advisor for Mining; and E. J. Keeley, coordinator for the Salvage Division. The primary function of the Helena office was to coordinate enforcement of federal regulations involving mines in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, and Washington. Each mine in the state was required to apply for a serial number authorizing it to purchase equipment and supplies as a vital war industry. Gold mines were deemed non-essential and were forced to close under regulation L-208. The Helena office closed in January 1946.

Content Description

This collection consists of office files (1941-1946) for the Helena district office of the United States War Production Board (WPB). There are three subgroups: general office files, mining division files, and salvage division files. General office files consist primarily of the correspondence of district manager Oscar A. Baarson with other WPB offices, and with companies and individuals around the state. In addition the subgroup includes a subject file, minutes of various related organizations, and miscellany. The Mining Division subgroup includes correspondence of Technical Advisor for Mining William M. Manning with other WPB Mining division administrators, a subject file on mining operators and strategic minerals, and a card file on mines. After Manning's death April 1, 1945, Oscar Baarson became the Acting Technical Advisor for Mining. The Salvage Division subgroup includes correspondence of E.J. Keeley and the Montana State Salvage Committee with other WPB salvage operations, and with private companies; correspondence of the Women's Division; and press releases, reports, and general subject files.

Administrative Information

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

District Office
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Interoffice Correspondence
Box/Folder
1 / 1 United States War Production Board. Bismarck and Fargo, N.D. offices 1944
1 / 2 United States War Production Board. Denver Office 1942-1944
1 / 3 United States War Production Board. Field Operations 1942-1945
1 / 4 United States War Production Board. Helena, Mont. Office, Mining Division (William M. Manning) 1944-1945
1 / 5-6 United States War Production Board. Minneapolis Office 1942-1945
1 / 7 United States War Production Board. Office of Civilian Requirements 1944-1945
1 / 8 United States War Production Board. Priorities Field Service (F.R. McGregor; L. Edward Scriven) 1941-1944
1 / 9 United States War Production Board. San Francisco Office 1942-1943
1 / 10 United States War Production Board. Smaller War Plants Corporation 1943-1944
1 / 11 United States War Production Board. Spokane and Seattle Offices 1941-1945
1 / 12 United States War Production Board. Washington, D.C. Office 1942-1946
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
1 / 13 A 1942-1945
1 / 14 Billings Commercial Club 1942-1945
1 / 15 B-F 1942-1945
1 / 16 Great Falls Chamber of Commerce Housing Committee 1945
1 / 17 G-L 1942-1945
1 / 18 William M. Manning Estate 1945
1 / 19 Miles City Chamber of Commerce Housing Committee 1945
1 / 20 Modified Area Production Urgency Committee (includes National Housing Agency surveys) 1944-1945
1 / 21 Montana Retail Lumbermen's Association 1942-1945
1 / 22 James E. Murray (includes Senate Small Business Committee and Charles Murray) 1942-1945
1 / 23-24 M-T 1942-1945
1 / 25 United States government (miscellaneous agencies) 1944
1 / 26 Burton K. Wheeler 1943-1946
1 / 27 Wa-Wo 1943-1944
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box/Folder
1 / 28 James E. Murray, Jeannette Rankin, Burton K. Wheeler 1942
Minutes
Box/Folder
2 / 1 Controlled Materials Plan meeting, Butte 1942
2 / 2 Modified Area Production Urgency Committee 1944-1945
2 / 3 United States Senate Small Business Committee hearing in Kalispell 1944
2 / 4 United States War Production Board District Managers 1943-1945
2 / 5 United States War Production Board Operations Council 1943-1944
Press Releases
Box/Folder
2 / 6 Press releases: Helena office 1944-1945
2 / 7 Radio and newspaper publicity 1941-1944
Organization
Box/Folder
2 / 8 District Manager functions and responsibilities n.d.
2 / 9 Functional outline n.d.
2 / 10 Organizational charts, maps, etc. 1942-1945
2 / 11 Plan of operation: Bureau of Field Operations 1942
Reports
Box/Folder
2 / 12 Regional Director David J. Winton weekly reports 1945
2 / 13 Semi-monthly workload reports 1943-1944
Subject File
Box/Folder
2 / 14 Anaconda housing survey 1942
2 / 15 Anti-freeze 1944-1945
2 / 16 Army-Navy Star Awards 1944
2 / 17 Budget 1942
2 / 18 Herbalists 1945
2 / 19 Highway machinery 1945
2 / 20 Labor-management relations 1943-1945
2 / 21 Lumber manufacturers (includes "Factors affecting lumber production Northern Rocky Mountain Region: Montana") 1944-1945
2 / 22 Manpower Priorities Committee of Montana 1944-1945
2 / 23 McCall-Stibnite Access Road Project, Idaho 1941-1942
2 / 24 Mexican labor 1944
2 / 25 National Production Urgency List 1943-1944
2 / 26 Office furniture and supplies (re difficulty of wartime procurement of supplies) 1941-1942
3 / 1 Personnel 1942-1945
3 / 2 Personnel: advice of personnel action 1943-1945
3 / 3 Personnel: efficiency ratings 1943
3 / 4 Personnel: job descriptions 1941-1944
3 / 5 Personnel: salary receipts (lists of employees) 1942-1945
3 / 6 Political activity by federal employees (Hatch Act) 1942
3 / 7 Priorities training sessions 1941-1943
3 / 8 Public water supplies 1942
3 / 9 Records disposition (includes lists of records transferred to Washington for eventual deposit in National Archives) 1945-1946
3 / 10 Rent ceilings, Billings 1945
3 / 11 Scrap (re salvage and recycling of scrap materials) 1943-1944
3 / 12 Selective Service and draft deferments 1943-1945
3 / 13 Travel 1942-1945
3 / 14 Typewriters n.d.
3 / 15 War bond sales in office 1942-1945
3 / 16 Work clothes 1944-1945
Miscellany
Box/Folder
3 / 17 Certificate of service [blank] 1945
3 / 18 Field Office mail and file unit procedure manual n.d.
3 / 19 List of chambers of commerce, civic, and commercial organizations in Montana 1941
3 / 20 List of county chairmen and committee members n.d.
3 / 21 List of electric utilities n.d.
3 / 22 List of Montana prime contractors 1942
3 / 23 List of Montana sawmills 1942
3 / 24 List of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture county war boards 1943
3 / 25 Mailing lists: business and industry 1943
3 / 26 Mailing lists: civic organizations 1942-1944
3 / 27 Mailing lists: local government officials 1941-1942
3 / 28 Mailing lists: news releases 1944
3 / 29 Sen. James E. Murray speeches, etc. 1943-1944
3 / 30 Revocation lists of W.P.B. Orders 1945
3 / 31 Monsignor Emmet J. Riley reception 1945
Clippings~
Box/Folder
3 / 32 Miscellaneous 1943-1944

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Mining Division
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Interoffice Correspondence
Box/Folder
4 / 1 United States Office of Production Management. Administrator of Mine Priorities (Wilbur A. Nelson) 1941-1942
4 / 2-4 United States War Production Board. Denver Office Assistant Deputy Director for Metals and Minerals/Mine Production (Edward H. Rott) 1942-1945
4 / 5 United States War Production Board. Denver Office Deputy Director for Metals and Minerals/Mine Production (James Reed Lane) 1943-1945
4 / 6-7 United States War Production Board. Mining Division Deputy Director (Marcellus H. Stow) (includes 1942 "Report on the Running Wolf Iron Properties [Little Belt Mountains]") 1942-1945
4 / 8 United States War Production Board. Priorities Coordinator (Donald M. Nelson) 1941-1942
4 / 9 United States War Production Board. Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah 1943-1945
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
4 / 10 B-C 1941-1945
4 / 11 E. Byers Emrick 1941
4 / 12 E-K 1941-1943
4 / 13 Mining Association of Montana (Carl Trauerman) 1941-1945
4 / 14 Pit and Quarry Publications 1941
Outgoing Correspondence
Box/Folder
5 / 1-19 William M. Manning, Regional Technical Advisor for Mining 1942-1943
6 / 1-15 William M. Manning, Regional Technical Advisor for Mining 1944-Mar 1945
6 / 16 Ben H. Chestnut, Acting District Manager; Oscar A. Baarson, Acting Technical Advisor for Mining Apr. 1945
Diaries
Box/Folder
7 / 1 Office diary: William M. Manning Feb.-Mar.1945
Organization
Box/Folder
7 / 2 Regional Mining Division functions 1943-1944
Reports
Box/Folder
7 / 3 "Brief Memoranda Concerning War Minerals in Montana" Montana School of Mines (includes antimony, bentonite, chromite, manganese, sapphires, tungsten, vermiculite) Apr. 1941
7 / 4 Metals Reserve Company reports on various Montana mines and smelters 1945
Subject File
Box/Folder
7 / 5 Aluminum 1943
7 / 6 American Mining Congress Metal Mine War Conference 1942
7 / 7 Antimony 1942-1943
7 / 8-10 Applications of mining companies to Office of Defense Transportation 1942-1945
7 / 11 Arsenic 1944
7 / 12 Asbestos 1945
7 / 13 Barium 1942
7 / 14 Bentonite 1943
7 / 15 Beryl and beryllium 1942-1944
7 / 16 Bismuth 1943-1944
7 / 17 Calcite crystals 1943-1944
7 / 18 Charcoal 1943
7 / 19 Chrome 1944
7 / 20 Classification of small mines 1945
7 / 21 Coal mines 1943-1944
7 / 22 Copper 1943-1945
7 / 23 Copper rivets for harness repair 1945
7 / 24 Corundum 1943-1945
7 / 25 Critical metals and minerals 1942-1945
7 / 26 Custom mills 1943
7 / 27 Field report forms 1943
7 / 28 Flourspar and fluorite 1942-1943
7 / 29 Garnet 1943-1944
7 / 30 Geodes 1943
7 / 31 Graphite 1943
7 / 32 Gypsum 1942
7 / 33 Iron ore 1943-1945
7 / 34 Lead 1943-1945
7 / 35 Limitation Order L-208 (re closing of gold mines) 1942-1945
8 / 1 Manganese 1942-1943
8 / 2 Mercury 1943-1944
8 / 3 Mica 1942-1945
8 / 4 Mine operator quotas 1942-1943
8 / 5 Mine operators: Allied Copper Company (Moffat and Johnson Mine, Sheridan) 1943-1945
8 / 6 Mine operators: American Gem Mines (Philipsburg) 1942-1945
8 / 7 Mine operators: American Smelting and Refining Company, East Helena Plant (E.M. Tittmann, manager) 1942-1945
8 / 8 Mine operators: American Smelting and Refining Company, East Helena Plant reports of ore receipts and processing 1944-1945
8 / 9 Mine operators: American Smelting and Refining Company, Gregory Mine 1941-1944
8 / 10-11 Mine operators: Anaconda Copper Mining Company (Butte) (includes strike, May 1944) 1941-1945
8 / 12 Mine operators: Anaconda Copper Mining Company chrome mine (Columbus) 1942-1944
8 / 13 Mine operators: Anaconda Copper Mining Company reports of ore receipts and processing 1944-1945
8 / 14 Mine operators: Anderson Phosphate Mines (Garrison) 1941-1945
8 / 15 Mine operators: Peter Antonioli (Butte) 1941-1945
8 / 16 Mine operators: Armstrong Mining Syndicate (Rimini) 1942-1945
8 / 17 Mine operators: A-Az 1942-1945
8 / 18 Mine operators: Bair-Collins Company (Roundup) 1941-1945
8 / 19 Mine operators: Bell and Bukvich (Butte) 1942-1944
8 / 20 Mine operators: Belrust Mining Company (Philipsburg) 1942-1943
8 / 21 Mine operators: Bennett Mining Company (Neihart) 1943-1945
9 / 1 Mine operators: Boaz Mine (Norris) 1942-1945
9 / 2 Mine operators: Boss Tweed-Clipper Mines, Inc. (Pony) 1942-1945
9 / 3 Mine operators: Broadwater Consolidated Mines 1942
9 / 4 Mine operators: Broadwater Zinc and Lead Mines (Iron Mask Mine, Hassel) 1942-1945
9 / 5 Mine operators: Brophy Coal Company (Red Lodge) 1941-1945
9 / 6 Mine operators: Butte Mines Merger Corporation 1942-1945
9 / 7 Mine operators: Tom Byrd (January Mine, Winston) 1942-1943
9 / 8-9 Mine operators: B-Bz 1941-1945
9 / 10 Mine operators: Calone and Johnson (Belt) 1941-1942
9 / 11 Mine operators: Gust Carlson (Helena core drilling) 1943-1945
9 / 12 Mine operators: P. Carter (Miles City; Atlantic City, Wyo.) 1942-1943
9 / 13 Mine operators: H.W. Carver (East Pacific Mine, Winston) 1941-1945
9 / 14 Mine operators: Leo J. Coady (Clyde Park calcite crystals) 1943-1945
9 / 15 Mine operators: Consolation Mining and Milling Company (Lincoln) 1942-1943
9 / 16 Mine operators: Consolidated Mining Company (Sterrett Napton, Missoula) 1943-1945
9 / 17 Mine operators: Contact Mines Corporation (Philipsburg) 1941-1943
9 / 18 Mine operators: E.K. Coyner (Meagher County) 1941
9 / 19 Mine operators: Crystal Graphite Mining Company (Ruby Mountains) [formerly R.F.L. Graphite Company] 1941-1945
9 / 20 Mine operators: C-Cu 1941-1945
9 / 21 Mine operators: Kenneth Davis (Pioneer) 1944-1945
9 / 22 Mine operators: Domestic Manganese and Development Company (Butte; Philipsburg) 1942-1943
9 / 23 Mine operators: Dunn, Hayes and Malin (Bannack) 1943-1944
9 / 24 Mine operators: Da-Dz 1942-1945
10 / 1 Mine operators: East Belt Coal Mine 1941-1945
10 / 2 Mine operators: Ernest C. Ecklesdafer (Flagstaff Mine, Avon) 1943
10 / 3 Mine operators: Elliston Lime Company 1943-1945
10 / 4 Mine operators: Empire Mines, Inc. (Marysville) 1931
10 / 5 Mine operators: W.P. and E.L. Enders (limestone quarry, Carbon County) 1941-1945
10 / 6 Mine operators: Ermont Mines, Inc. (Dillon) 1941-1943
10 / 7 Mine operators: Ea-Ez 1941-1945
10 / 8 Mine operators: Joseph T. Farrow (Two Percent Mine, Philipsburg) 1942-1945
10 / 9 Mine operators: Fisher-Katzer Investment Company (includes report, 1935, on Midas Gold Mining and Milling Company properties near Libby) 1942
10 / 10 Mine operators: Florence Company (Neihart) 1941-1943
10 / 11 Mine operators: Forest Rose Mining and Milling Syndicate (Jens) 1941-1945
10 / 12 Mine operators: Fa-Fu 1941-1945
10 / 13 Mine operators: Camilla Gage (Emma Mine, Twin Bridges) 1942-1944
10 / 14 Mine operators: Gerber Coal Company (Stockett) 1941-1943
10 / 15 Mine operators: John Giulio (Boulder) 1942-1944
10 / 16 Mine operators: Gold Creek Mining Company (Ennis) 1941-1943
10 / 17-18 Mine operators: Golden Messenger Corporation (Helena) (includes "Report on the Golden Messenger Property [York Mining District]" by J.C. Archibald and diamond drill log) 1941-1945
10 / 19 Mine operators: Fred Gooden (Silver Wave Mine, Townsend) 1942-1945
10 / 20 Mine operators: Great Northern Railway Company (Giffen Coal Mine, Cascade County) 1941-1943
10 / 21 Mine operators: Green Campbell Mining Company (Silver Star) 1941-1943
10 / 22 Mine operators: Green Mountain Mining Company (Dixon) 1941-1945
10 / 23 Mine operators: Grey Blanket Coal Company (Lodge Grass) 1941-1944
10 / 24 Mine operators: Ga-Gru 1941-1945
10 / 25 Mine operators: H and H Mines (Drummond) 1942-1945
10 / 26 Mine operators: Helena Sand and Gravel Company 1942-1945
10 / 27 Mine operators: Hopkins and Sons Mining Company (Elliston) 1942-1945
10 / 28 Mine operators: Ha-Hu 1941-1945
11 / 1 Mine operators: Industrial Minerals Corporation (Fuller Corundum Mine, Gallatin Gateway) 1944-1945
11 / 2 Mine operators: Irma Mines, Inc. (Cooke City) 1941-1945
11 / 3 Mine operators: I-Iz 1941-1945
11 / 4-5 Mine operators: Jardine Mining Company 1941-1945
11 / 6 Mine operators: Jeffries Coal Company (Roundup) 1941-1945
11 / 7 Mine operators: Jennison Coal Company (Fairview) 1941-1945
11 / 8 Mine operators: Ja-Ju 1941-1945
11 / 9 Mine operators: Kennedy Creek Mining Company (Missoula) 1942-1944
11 / 10 Mine operators: Klies Mining Company (Neihart) 1941-1945
11 / 11 Mine operators: Ka-Ku 1942-1945
11 / 12 Mine operators: Ed Lahey (Bluebird Tailings, Rocker) 1944
11 / 13 Mine operators: Walter Lehman (Gold Bug Mine, Yogo) 1941-1945
11 / 14 Mine operators: Lexington Mining Company (Big 7 Mine, Neihart) 1941-1944
11 / 15 Mine operators: Liberty Montana Mines Company (Jefferson Island) 1942-1944
11 / 16 Mine operators: Lincoln Placers Associates, Inc. (Lincoln) 1942-1945
11 / 17 Mine operators: Little Ben Mining Company (Landusky) 1941-1943
11 / 18 Mine operators: G.D. Lyon and Company (McQuarrie) 1942-1945
11 / 19 Mine operators: La-Lz 1941-1945
11 / 20 Mine operators: M. and M. Mining Company (Ohio-Keating Mine, Radersburg) 1941-1945
11 / 21 Mine operators: Marie Leasing Company (Philipsburg) 1942-1945
11 / 22 Mine operators: Marietta Mines (Townsend) 1941-1944
11 / 23 Mine operators: Maronick Limestone Company (East Helena) 1941-1945
12 / 1 Mine operators: Martin Brothers (Liberty County) 1942-1944
12 / 2 Mine operators: Stuart McKee (Elkhorn) 1942-1944
12 / 3 Mine operators: McLaren Gold Mining Company (Cooke City) 1941-1945
12 / 4 Mine operators: Metals Reserve Company (purchase depot, Butte) 1942-1945
12 / 5-6 Mine operators: Mike Horse Mining and Milling Company (Lincoln) (includes report, Nov. 1943) 1941-1945
12 / 7 Mine operators: Mines Operating Company (Empire Mine, Marysville) [formerly Martin Mining Company] [maps in OVERSIZE FOLDER] 1943-1945
12 / 8 Mine operators: Minmont Company (East Pacific and Spring Hill mines, Broadwater and Lewis and Clark counties) 1941-1943
12 / 9 Mine operators: Missoula-Lincoln Metals Company 1941-1943
12 / 10 Mine operators: Monongahela-Mt. Washington Mining Company (Helena) 1941-1945
12 / 11 Mine operators: Montana Coal and Coke Company (Washoe) 1941-1945
12 / 12 Mine operators: Montana Leasing Company (Neihart) 1943-1945
12 / 13 Mine operators: Montana Phosphate Products Company (Garrison) 1942-1945
12 / 14 Mine operators: Montana Rainbow Mining Company (Drumlummon Mine, Marysville) 1941-1945
12 / 15 Mine operators: Moorlight Mining Company (Granite County) 1941-1945
12 / 16-17 Mine operators: Mountain Talc Company (L.F. Teutsch, Ennis) 1942-1945
13 / 1 Mine operators: Ma-Mu 1941-1945
13 / 2 Mine operators: Nancy Lee Mines, Inc. (Mineral County) 1943-1945
13 / 3 Mine operators: Neihart Mine and Milling Company [formerly Klies Mining Company] 1943-1945
13 / 4 Mine operators: Nettie Mining Company (Butte) 1943-1945
13 / 5 Mine operators: Newman Brothers (Elliston) 1941-1945
13 / 6 Mine operators: North Butte Mining Company (Butte) 1943-1945
13 / 7 Mine operators: North Mocassin Mines Syndicate (Kendall) 1941-1943
13 / 8 Mine operators: Northwest Mining Company/Rex Mining Company (H.E. Luderer, lessee, Empire Mine, Marysville) 1941-1943
13 / 9 Mine operators: Northwestern Improvement Company (Colstrip) 1941-1945
13 / 10 Mine operators: N-O 1941-1945
13 / 11 Mine operators: Perry-Schroeder Mining Company (Missouri River sapphires) 1941-1944
13 / 12 Mine operators: Philipsburg Mining Company 1941-1944
13 / 13 Mine operators: Porter Brothers (Helena and Flagstaff dredge mines, Avon) 1943-1944
13 / 14 Mine operators: Pa-Pu 1941-1944
13 / 15 Mine operators: Quartz Hill Mining Company (Dewey) 1941-1945
13 / 16 Mine operators: Queen Leasing Company (Neihart) 1941-1942
13 / 17 Mine operators: Republic Coal Company (Roundup) 1941-1945
13 / 18 Mine operators: Rice and Wegener (Faithful Mine, Divide) 1942-1944
13 / 19-20 Mine operators: Roundup Coal Mining Company 1941-1943
14 / 1 Mine operators: Ra-Ru 1941-1945
14 / 2 Mine operators: Saranac Mine and Mill (Ray L. Lucier, lessee, Maxville) 1941-1944
14 / 3 Mine operators: Silver Crescent, Inc. (Marysville) 1941-1943
14 / 4 Mine operators: Silver Star Chrome Company (J. Vernon Davis, Silver Star) 1942-1944
14 / 5 Mine operators: Silver Star Gold Mining Company (Peter Antonioli, Silver Star) 1941-1944
14 / 6 Mine operators: A.O. Smith Corporation/Marvin F. Riebhoff (Golden Sunlight Mine, Whitehall) 1941-1945
14 / 7 Mine operators: Southern California Minerals Company (Ennis; Dillon) 1941-1945
14 / 8 Mine operators: Spring Hill Mine (Helena) 1944
14 / 9 Mine operators: St. Joseph Lead Company (Block P Mine, Hughesville) 1941-1945
14 / 10 Mine operators: Standard Silver-Lead Mining Company (Gould Mine, Wilborn; Sunshine Mine, Libby) 1941-1945
14 / 11 Mine operators: Ray J. Stanfield (Orphan Boy and Washington groups, Broadwater County) 1942-1944
14 / 12 Mine operators: Star Mine (Neihart) 1942-1944
14 / 13 Mine operators: Star Pointer Exploration Company (Bearmouth) 1942-1943
14 / 14 Mine operators: Sunshine Mining Company (Philipsburg) 1942-1945
14 / 15 Mine operators: Surmi Mines, Inc. (Great Falls) 1942-1945
14 / 16 Mine operators: Swansea Mines, Inc. (Stemple) 1941-1945
14 / 17 Mine operators: Sa-Swanson) 1941-1945
14 / 18 Mine operators: T 1941-1945
14 / 19 Mine operators: U. S. Bureau of Mines 1942-1944
14 / 20 Mine operators: United Mines Company (Butte) 1942-1943
14 / 21 Mine operators: U-V 1941-1945
14 / 22 Mine operators: Winston Brothers Company (Jefferson and Broadwater counties) 1941-1944
14 / 23 Mine operators: Wa-Wo 1941-1945
14 / 24 Mine operators: Y 1943-1944
15 / 1 Mine production 1944-1945
15 / 2 Mineral Resources Survey (Carl Trauerman, supervisor) 1941
15 / 3 Molybdenum 1943
15 / 4 Nickel 1943
15 / 5 Non-metallic minerals 1942
15 / 6 Non-serialized mines 1944
15 / 7 Out-of-state mine operators: Idaho Emergency Coordinator of Mines (includes list of Idaho mines) 1942
15 / 8-9 Out-of-state mine operators: Idaho (A-Z) 1942
15 / 10 Out-of-state mine operators: North Dakota (Truax-Traer Coal Company) 1942-1945
15 / 11 Out-of-state mine operators: North Dakota (B-W) 1943-1944
15 / 12 Out-of-state mine operators: Oregon (Porter Brothers, Bandon) 1942-1943
15 / 13 Out-of-state mine operators: Oregon (B-W) 1942
15 / 14-15 Out-of-state mine operators: Washington (A-Z) 1942
15 / 16 Out-of-state mine operators: Wyoming (B-C) 1944
15 / 17 Preference Rating Order P-56 and interpretations 1942-1944
15 / 18 Premium Price Plan (re bonus metal prices) 1943-1944
15 / 19 Pumice 1944
15 / 20 Quartz crystal 1942-1943
15 / 21 Quicksilver (mercury) 1943
15 / 22 Sheelite 1942
15 / 23 Silicious ore for fluxing 1943
15 / 24 Spodumene deposits in South Dakota 1944
16 / 1 Talc (L.E. Griffith prospect) 1943
16 / 2 Tin 1942-1943
16 / 3 Tungsten 1942-1945
16 / 4 Uranium 1944
16 / 5 Vermiculite 1942-1944
16 / 6 Xanthite 1944
16 / 7 Zinc 1944-1945
16 / 8 Zircon 1942
16 / 9 Zonolite 1944
Miscellany
Box/Folder
16 / 10 Lists of mine operators (by town)
16 / 11 Lists of mines operating in Montana under PD-119 1942
16 / 12 Lists of mines operating in Montana under Preference Order P-56 (by serial number) 1941-1945
16 / 13 Lists of mines priorities
16 / 14 Lists of ore shippers to Anaconda copper and zinc plants and to American Smelting and Refining Company (these lists were used as the initial basis for establishing what mines were operating in Montana) 1941
16 / 15 Lists of PRP applications by mining companies n.d.
16 / 16 Lists of quartz mines (by county) 1941
Miscellany
Box/Folder
17 / Mine operators card file (includes alphabetical and serial number files for Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming) [card box] 1941-1945
Miscellany
Box/Folder
16 / 17 Mineral classification lists 1944-1945
16 / 18 Urgency lists 1945

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Salvage Division
Container(s)
Description
Dates
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
16 / 19-21 Chronological of E.J. Keeley (includes Montana State Salvage Committee) 1942-1945
16 / 22 Chronological of Women's Division 1944
Press Releases
Box/Folder
16 / 23 re salvage drives and collection results 1942-1945
Reports
Box/Folder
16 / 24 Reports re scrap paper, rags, and metal shipments; salvage operation report 1943-1944
Subject File
Box/Folder
16 / 25 Conserve Critical Resources Program 1943
16 / 26 Iron and steel scrap 1941
16 / 27 Montana Industry Committee for Industrial Salvage 1944
16 / 28 Salvage priority rating P-136 1942-1944
Miscellany
Box/Folder
16 / 29 Miscellaneous including fact sheets, GPO War Production Board instruction sheets, and lists of county salvage chairmen 1943, n.d.
Clippings
Box/Folder
16 / 30 Helena Independent Record article on scrap collection drives 1945

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Subjects

  • Housing--Montana
  • Labor relations--Montana
  • Manganese mines and mining--Montana
  • Mines and mineral resources--Idaho
  • Mines and mineral resources--Montana
  • Mines and mineral resources--Oregon
  • Mines and mineral resources--South Dakota
  • Mines and mineral resources--Washington (State)
  • Mining claims--Montana
  • Salvage (waste, etc.)--Montana
  • World War, 1939-1945--Civil defense
  • World War, 1939-1945--War work
  • Wyoming

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