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University of Montana History
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41   Link   Mary Brennan Clapp's Manuscript is now available online @ Scholarworks - Mansfield Library Special Collections - The University of Montana
The never-published history, "Narrative of Montana State University, 1893-1935," is old enough to use the name UM was known by from 1935 to 1965. It was written by Mary Brennan Clapp, a longtime UM faculty member and wife of the University's longest-serving president, Charles Clapp, who led UM from 1921 to 1935 before dying in office at age 51.
42   Link   Mary Brennan Clapp Manuscript: "Narrative of Montana State University [University of Montana] 1893 - 1935" courtesy of Mansfield Library University of Montana
43   Link   "Extraordinary" Sydney Cox - notes on Msla's loss, Dartmouth's gain - Schulberg, Kurt Vonnegut, and Marlon Brando
44   Link   Robert Frost to Msla - Prof. Sydney H. Cox
45   Link   Dr. Peter Petrovich Lapiken recollected @ Hansen's Ice Cream - He played Bobby Fischer
"When I first got to know Dr. Lapiken back in the early 1960s, I asked him if he’d ever played Fischer. He replied to the effect that, yes, he had lost badly to Fischer when the latter was only a child; he played the opening poorly and though he wriggled and squirmed, Fischer didn’t let him off the hook. Lapiken didn’t volunteer to show me the game."
46   Link   The Montana Sedition Project
47   Link   Bob Brown Oral History Interviews - courtesy of Special Collections - Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library - The University of Montana
48   Link   The Frontier - A Literary Magazine
"The Frontier" was first published as "The Montanan" in 1920 by Dr. H.G. Merriam at the University of Montana. By the second issue its name changed to "The Frontier". "The writing of our contributors is largely of a pioneer nature." These included A. B. Guthrie, Dorothy Johnson, D'Arcy Dalhberg/McNickle, Wilda Linderman, and A.L. Stone. Issues here run from 1920 to 1924.
49   Link   The Renewed Professor - Jesse Bier
"Of course, students will not remember the ins and outs of any particular poem or literary exercise later in their lives, no more than they will recall, say, specific theorems of geometry. But in either case they will have been schooled in precision and thoroughness and have been instilled with practical adaptive trends of mind..."
50   Link   Valley for Caesar, a pageant play (1956). O'Connor, Carroll J. - not what you'd expect from Archie Bunker
The Valley referred to in this play is the Bitterroot. Inspired by local Montana history, a very bright Carroll O'Connor, then a student at U of M, wrote this play to depict the plight of Indians in Western Montana. "...the white man acted out certain farces called treaty conferences."
51   Link   Wylie Tales: An Interview with James Welch (1995) by William Bevis Ph.D.
Several noted Missoula writers lived on Wylie Street. University of Montana Professor Bevis is the author of 'Ten Tough Trips: Montana Writers and the West', and an unusual prospector's peculiar story - 'Shorty Harris, or the Price of Gold'.
52   Link   A Novel about growing up in Missoula - The Bitter Roots (1941). Macleod, Norman W. (11/30/13)
Written 35 years before 'A River Runs Through It' - This preacher's first son dies a WW I casualty. 'The Bitter Roots' is perhaps Msla's 1st. autobiographical novel. Norman Macleod returned to Missoula to write this book after the untimely deaths of 2 prominent MCHS classmates & friends - Paul Maclean and U of M star 'Wild Bill' William C. Kelly. All three suffered the ravages of alcoholism & writing the book may have saved Macleod's life. According to H.G. Merriam, some characters were recognizable. The (deliberate?) drowning of a Msla youngster did occur (1917), upsetting the whole community. It resulted in Msla's 1st. public swimming pool (1921). For what's likely another fictional view of Kelly, see "Logging. . . and 'Your Pal, Jim'", by Norman Maclean.
53   Link   The Crisis of Modernism in "The Last Best Place" (1995) Todd, Jim
54   Link   Montana; or The End of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1949). Fiedler, Leslie A.
55   Link   William Draper Harkins: An Early Environmental Chemist in Montana (1900 - 1912). (1997). Rice, Richard E. and Kauffman, George B.
"It is of great importance to the people of any community to know whether the water they are using is pure or impure." "Like Dr. Elrod, he suffered reprisal for testifying for the plaintiffs at the trial of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company occasioned by the harmful effects of fumes from the Anaconda smelter on crops and cattle." H.G. Merriam
56   Link   William Draper Harkins - A Biographical Memoir - National Academy of Sciences
57   Link   Harold Clayton Urey - Nobel Prize Winner
58   Link   Dr. Morton J. Elrod - 'many firsts'
59   Link   Bruce C. Hopper
Teacher of 3 Kennedy brothers at Harvard - WW1 Hero Pilot
60   Link   Bruce Hopper Buckley Oratorical Winner - 3/29/1914 - The Daily Missoulian
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