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Dudley WhiteDudley White Collection

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Finding Aid for Dudley's personal collection
Finding Aid for Dudley's other collected material

The Dudley White Collection contains personal papers, ledgers from Bannack, Virginia City, and one from Helena, Montana, photographs, books, drawings, prints, and artifacts.  The collected books have a focus on Western and Montana history, and they were donated in his mother's honor, the Dora White Memorial Collection. A majority of these books have been processed and are searchable through the online library catalog.  The photograph collection contains personal and collected photos.  The collected photos contain photographs by David Barry, the National Archives, L.H. Jorud, and K.D. Swan.  Dudley’s personal photographs were stored within cigar boxes, and they were a part of a collaborative project between Montana State University-Billings Library and Montana State Library creating the digitized webpage called Montana in Black and White.  Prints by JK Ralston, Frederic Remington, and Charles Russell, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, 44 postcards, a stereoscope and stereoscopic photographs, lithographs by Bowen & Co., Ackerman, E. Weber & Co. Balt, D. Appleton & Co., and U.S.P.R.R. Exp. Surveys are all additional items within the collection.  Ernest T. Seton, Karl Bodmer, Thomas Moran, L.A. Huffman, L.H. Rheedy, Will James, and various framed photographs make up the framed and unframed art pieces.  All items are located within the Special Collections room.

Access: Dudley White collection is open to all students, faculty and researchers.  The items will not circulate, but they may be viewed within the special collection area.  The Archivist will determine whether the items can be photocopied.  The condition and origin of item will help determine whether it can be photocopied along with following the guidelines of the copyright act.  Any questions, please feel free to contact Eileen Wright at  ewright@msubillings.edu

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Last Updated: September 2008

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