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Robert F. Morgan interview, 1998 May 27.

Author: Robert F Morgan; Brian Shovers; General Montana History Collection (Montana Historical Society)
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Morgan discusses his development as an artist, from his early years working as a window designer for Fligelman's department store in the 1940s, to his work for the Montana Historical Society from the 1950s to 1975. He recalls the early development of the Montana Historical Society Museum; working with John Ewers of the Smithsonian; creation of Territory Junction; the acquisition of Big Medicine, including Bob  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Oral histories
Named Person: Robert Archibald; John C Ewers; Michael S Kennedy; K Ross Toole; Robert Archibald; John C Ewers; Michael S Kennedy; K Ross Toole
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Morgan; Brian Shovers; General Montana History Collection (Montana Historical Society)
OCLC Number: 71055377
Notes: Interviewed by Brian Shovers in Helena, Mont., on 27 May 1998.
Description: Sound recordings : 2 tapes (2 hr.) Summary : 4 p.

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Morgan discusses his development as an artist, from his early years working as a window designer for Fligelman's department store in the 1940s, to his work for the Montana Historical Society from the 1950s to 1975. He recalls the early development of the Montana Historical Society Museum; working with John Ewers of the Smithsonian; creation of Territory Junction; the acquisition of Big Medicine, including Bob Scriver's taxidermy; the aviation exhibit; the military exhibit; the MacKay Charles M. Russell Art Collection; K. Ross Toole, Robert Archibald and Micheal Kennedy as directors of MHS; the Northwest Rendezvous of Art; the 1971 addition to the museum building; the C.M. Russell bronze competition; acquisition of the Poindexter Art Collection; and his painting career after MHS including a set of mural just completed for the Fort Benton museum.

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