Scope and content: Records consist of materials generated by Montana Governor's Office during the course of regular business.There are subgroups for each of the Legislative Assemblies from 1893-1935, including the Governor's correspondence with the legislature, State of the State messages, reports of pardons and commutations of prisoners, and lists of bills signed and vetoed.; Scope and content: There are subgroups for each of the governors from 1902 to 1962. These subgroups consist of general correspondence from individual consitutents, organizations, and government agencies, arranged alphabetically by correspondent and topic.The final subgroup is entitled "Agency and Special Subject Files." It consists of subject files (1889-1962) arranged by agency and by topic. The files include correspondence, annual and biennial reports, financial statements, inventories, and other materials. Of special note are the prison files which include case files, pardons, commutations, and extraditions. (Manuscript Collection 35); The Montana Governor is the chief executive officer of the State of Montana. During the territorial period [1864-1889], the Governor was appointed by the President of the United States. Since statehood the Governor has been elected in statewide election.; The duties of the office were established in the 1889 Constitution. These duties included overall administration of state government; serving on various boards, including the Board of Prison Commissioners, the Board of Examiners, and others; convening special sessions as needed; signing or vetoing legislation passed by the Legislative Assembly; receiving regular reports from departments of the executive branch; appointing non-elective officials of state government and appointing replacements when elected officials die in office; granting pardons and commutations of sentence; and being the official representative of the state in its relations with the United States and other state governments.; Statehood governors were Joseph K. Toole (1889-1893, 1901-1908), John E. Richards (1893-1897), Robert Burns Smith (11897-1901), Edwin L. Norris (1908-1913), Sam V. Stewart (1913-1921), Joseph M. Dixon (1921-1925), John E. Erickson (1925-1933), Frank H. Cooney (1933-1935), W.E. Holt (1935-1937), Roy E. Ayers (1937-1941), Sam C. Ford (1941-1949), John T. Bonner (1949-1953), J. Hugo Aronson (1953-1961), Donald Nutter (1961-1962).; [Nutter is the last governor included in these records; later governors have their own collections; for thumbnail biographical sketches of governors, see Montana Governor's webpage. http://www.discoveringmontana.com/gov2/formergov/ ].
Records of the Governors of Montana consist of legislative files (1893-1935), consisting of correspondence, bills, vetos, governors messages, petitions, etc.; general correspondence (1902-1962) for individual administrations; and subject files (1889-1962) arranged by state agency and topic.
Ayers, Roy Elmer, 1882-1955.; Babcock, Tim, 1919-; Aronson, J. Hugo (John Hugo), 1891-1978.; Bonner, John W. (John Woodrow), 1902-1970.; Cooney, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1872-1935.; Crosby, John Schuyler, 1839-1914.; Dixon, Joseph M. (Joseph Moore), 1867-1934.; Erickson, John Edward, 1863-1946.; Ford, Sam C. (Sam Clarence), 1882-1961.; Hauser, Samuel Thomas, 1833-1914.; Holt, W. Elmer (William Elmer), 1884-1945.; Norris, Edwin L. (Edwin Lee), 1865-1924.; Nutter, Donald Grant, 1915-1962.; Potts, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1836-1887.; Stewart, Samuel V. (Samuel Vernon), 1872-1939.; Toole, J. K. (Joseph Kemp), 1851-1929.; Montana. Governor.; Governors--Montana.; State government agencies--Montana.; Montana--History.; Montana--Politics and government.
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Letters, Diaries and Documents from the Montana Historical Society
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The National Magazine
BOSTON , MASS.
EDITED BY JOE MITCHELL CHAPPLE.
March 4, 1910,
Hon# Edwin L. Norris,
My dear Governor:
While in Washington, attend¬ ing the con-ference of goTernors, I ?/as impress¬ ed with the belief that a book entitled **Stories of States** would "be of great interest* I pro¬ pose to maJce it a companion book to ''The Story of a Great Nation,** now being prepeired in book fonn from a series of articles which has been r^anning in the national Magazine, When com¬ pleted, 1 shall tai<:e pleasure in sending you a copy with my compliments* **StorieB of^Statee** will contain a complete, brief sketch of every state in the Union, each illustrated with a pic¬ ture of the state governor* Will you kindly send me one of your newest iihotographa to be used for thia purpose? Could you not also haTC your seci^etary prepare about fifteen hundred words of what you consider the most important mater- ied to include in a sketch of your own state? As far as possible,*all the state stories will be of uniform length.
Th.0 saKie hearty cooperation, I am sure, will be accorded to tl is enterprise that WEi8 given us when we requested material for "Heart Throbs** wad **Heart Songs,** the books which, we hare made from selections sent us by subBcribers and friends all over the country. In coniiion with all our publications, these Yolumes belong~-a8 will **Storie8 of States**-- pocullarly to^the American people*