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PY-263659-19
All Nations: Preserving the Ethnic Heritage of Butte, Montana
Ellen Crain, City and County of Butte-Silver Bow

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PY-263659-19

Butte All Nations Jewish Community (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Butte All Nations Jewish Community
Writer: Aubrey Jaap
Producer: Ron Davis
Abstract: BUTTE’S JEWISH COMMUNITY Since 2011, the Butte-Silver Bow Public has worked with the ethnic communities in Butte and created an exhibit for each dedicated to their heritage. In 2019, the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives and the Montana Preservation Alliance received a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant to continue this work on Butte’s underrepresented communities: the Jewish, Finnish, German, and Hispanics of Butte. This is the story of Butte’s Jewish community produced with the congregation of B’nai Israel Synagogue. We’ll explore the culture, religion, and impact of the Jewish on Butte’s community. Over the decades, the Jewish population of Butte has dwindled, but the B’nai Israel congregation proudly keeps their traditions alive—holding worship services regularly and celebrating High Holy Days and life events for all members of the community.
Date: 04/09/2020
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.org/all-nations/
Access Model: open access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File

Butte All Nations Finnish Community (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Butte All Nations Finnish Community
Writer: Aubrey Jaap
Producer: Ron Davis
Abstract: Since 2011, the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives has worked with the ethnic communities in Butte and created an exhibit for each dedicated to their heritage. In 2019, the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives and the Montana Preservation Alliance received a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant to continue this work on Butte’s underrepresented communities This project culminates in a four-part radio series funded by the Greater Montana Foundation to share the stories of the people who contributed to Butte’s melting pot. This is the story of Butte’s Finnish community. The Archives sat down with members of Butte’s Finnish families who told us all about their culture, neighborhood, and businesses in Finn Town. Although most of Finn Town is gone today, memories of the neighborhood are alive and well within its people. The program covers immigration and settlement, neighborhoods, buildings and business, boarding houses, food and the sauna culture of the Finn community
Date: 04/16/2020
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.org/all-nations/
Primary URL Description: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives official website.
Access Model: open access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File

Butte All Nations Hispanic Community (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Butte All Nations Hispanic Community
Writer: Aubrey Jaap
Producer: Ron Davis
Abstract: Since 2011, the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives has worked with the ethnic communities in Butte and created an exhibit for each dedicated to their heritage. In 2019, the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives and the Montana Preservation Alliance received a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant This is the story of Butte’s Hispanic community. The Archives sat down with members of Butte’s Hispanic families who told us all about their culture, neighborhood, and memories of growing up in Butte. Many of the participants fondly remembered their mother making tortillas in the kitchen or grinding peppers in their molcajete and attending church at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s. One thing all the participants had in common was the work ethic their ancestors had and passed down through the generations. Topics within this program are immigration and migration, food and traditions, neighborhood life, activism, religion and fiestas.
Date: 04/23/2020
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.org/all-nations/
Primary URL Description: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives official website.
Access Model: open access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File

Butte All Nations German Community (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Butte All Nations German Community
Writer: LIndsay Mulcahy
Producer: Ron Davis
Abstract: Since 2011, the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives has worked with the ethnic communities in Butte and created an exhibit for each dedicated to their heritage. In 2019, the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives and the Montana Preservation Alliance received a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant. The Archives held two-day events, where they invited speakers, collected stories and artifacts from each of the ethnic communities, and hosted an exhibit. This project culminates in a four-part radio series funded by the Greater Montana Foundation to share the stories of the people who contributed to Butte’s melting pot. This is the story of Butte’s German community. The Archives sat down with members of Butte’s German families who told us all about their culture, neighborhood, and businesses in Butte. The topics covered immigration & settlements, displaced persons, neighborhoods, culture and religion, traditions, clubs and societies, the effect of sedition and War on German immigrants, the businesses of the butchers, bakers, and brewers of Butte.
Date: 04/30/2020
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.org/all-nations/
Access Model: open access
Format: Radio

Butte All Nations German Community (Exhibition)
Title: Butte All Nations German Community
Curator: Madie Westrom,
Abstract: Gold strikes in Montana sparked the first waves of immigration to the territory, and Europeans from many nations were among the hopeful miners drawn to Bannack, Virginia City, Helena, and Butte. With a strong history of silver and copper mining beginning in the 11th century, the first Germans drawn to Butte were miners, including eight prospectors who relocated from Virginia City to a rich mining district near Fairmont, later named German Gulch. Meanwhile, up on the Butte Hill, the Germania Mine yielded a rich return of silver, then zinc and manganese. The early German influence in Butte mining was captured in the original motto for the Montana School of Mines: “Gluck Aüf,” or Good Luck, in German. In 1869 James Ashley, governor of the young territory of Montana, joined the western railroad companies in recruiting immigrants to travel further west as they landed in New York and sending pamphlets to Germany and Scandinavian countries to attract immigrants to Montana. By 1900, there were more than 1,200 German immigrants in Butte. About 25% of these new arrivals found work in the mines, as the city became a melting pot of workers and miners living together in densely built neighborhoods. While German residents were scattered throughout the Mining City, the neighborhood of Williamsburg on the south edge of town became an enclave of Germans who worked at the nearby Colorado Smelter and the German-run breweries. The German stronghold in Williamsburg is still reflected today in its street names – Munich, Berlin, Bavaria, Leipzig and Stuttgart.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.butteallnations.com/german-overview
Primary URL Description: This URL was purchased to create the on-line exhibit. The URL will eventually rest on the Butte-Silver bow Public Archives site.

Digital Collection (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: Digital Collection
Abstract: This collection contains materials produced by and for Butte's Jewish community. The bulk of the documents, images, and recordings were collected during a two-day Community Heritage workshop held May 10-11, 2019. Additional materials were collected until September 2019, when the "All Nations: Jewish Community of Butte" exhibit opened. The initial workshop and the exhibit were hosted by the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, facilitated by the Montana Preservation Alliance, and funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant. Workshop participants included Butte residents as well as people who traveled from Seattle, Washington; and Missoula, Billings and Helena, Montana. Significant topics represented in these collected materials include: stories of the immigration of Jews to the United States, Montana, and Butte; the significant contributions of Jewish individuals and families to establishing the local government in Butte; the establishment of the Jewish business community in Butte; the building of the Reform Temple B'Nai Israel, the division and reintegration of the Orthodox Congregation Adath Israel, and the B'Nai Israel Cemetery.
Director: Ellen Crain
Year: 2019
Address: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives 17 West Quartz Street Butte, Montana
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.pastperfectonline.com
Primary URL Description: Butte Archives collections, search term: Jewish.

Rudolph Family Digital Collection (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: Rudolph Family Digital Collection
Abstract: The items in this scrapbook document the Bar Mitzvah of Ron Rudolph, as witnessed and identified by his mother, Pam Rudolph. Both the religious and secular aspects of the occasion have been recorded. Significant topics represented in this collection include Jewish coming of age ceremonies, readings from the Torah, ceremonies at Temple B'Nai Israel, and social aspects of the Bar Mitzvah. The formats of the original materials are primarily photographic, with color print images comprising the bulk. Additional formats are textual and include printed programs, handwritten notes identifying the photographs, and greeting cards.
Director: Ellen Crain
Year: 2019
Address: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 West Quartz Street, Butte, Montana.
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.org.pastperfectonline.com
Primary URL Description: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, collections, search term Jewsish, Rudolph.

Leo Broudy Papers (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: Leo Broudy Papers
Abstract: This collection documents a range of activities of Leo D. Broudy, who was an associate and partner at Wein's Men's Store from 1954-1985. Mr. Broudy also served as a Fee Arbitration panel member for the State Bar Association of Montana, and as an advocate for Jewish prisoners' rights. Materials are entirely textual, comprised of correspondence, legal material, and news clippings, all in good condition. Leo David Broudy was born in 1917 in San Francisco, California. His family moved to Butte, and he married Bertha Weinstock in 1942. He became an associate at Wein's Men's Store in 1954, and was named partner before his retirement in 1985. He was a member of Congregation B'nai Israel, and was active in business and community affairs in Butte until his retirement, at which time he moved to Mercer Island, Washington, where he remained until his death in 1994. (From Leo Broudy's obituary in the Montana Standard, September 11, 1994)
Director: Ellen Crain
Year: 2019
Address: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 West Quartz Street.Butte, Montana 59701
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.pastperfectonline.com
Primary URL Description: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, collections, search term Jewish, Broudy.

Janet Cornish Papers (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: Janet Cornish Papers
Abstract: This collection documents a portion of Janet Cornish's involvement in the Jewish community of Butte. Significant topics include prayers written in Hebrew, coming of age ceremonies, and documents published about the Jewish community of Butte. Materials are entirely textual, comprising certificates, articles, and books in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish. Janet played an integral role in the development and early administration of Butte's Urban Renewal Agency. She has been involved in a variety of community activities, including musical performances, community education, and teaching at Montana Tech. The Cornish family are long standing members of Butte's B'Nai Israel Congregation, and Janet has written articles for the Montana Standard providing information about Jewish culture, traditions, and holidays.
Director: Ellen Crain
Year: 2019
Address: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 West Quartz Street, Butte, Montana 59701
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.pastperfectonline.com
Primary URL Description: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives website- collections, search terms Jewish, Cornish.

Finnish Community Collection (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: Finnish Community Collection
Abstract: This collection contains materials produced by and for Butte's Finnish community. The bulk of the documents, images, and recordings were collected during a two-day Community Heritage workshop held July 25-26, 2019. Additional materials were collected until February 2020, when the "All Nations: Finnish Community of Butte" exhibit opened. The initial workshop and the exhibit were hosted by the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, facilitated by the Montana Preservation Alliance, and funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant. Workshop participants included Butte residents as well as people who traveled from Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as Helena, Columbia Falls, and Bozeman, Montana. Some significant topics well represented in these materials are: the relationships between the Finnish people and their places, particularly in the Finn Town neighborhood; the Finnish philosophy of cooperative business ventures; sauna culture; cultural values of equal respect and physical health; the centrality of fishing and preparing fish dishes to Finnish culture; and the creative expression of the Finnish community in textile weaving, wood carving, knife making, and ceramic arts. The contents of this collection are primarily visual and auditory. Montana State University professor Dr. Mary Murphy was the workshop's visiting scholar on Butte's Finnish Community. She has conducted extensive research into Butte's East Side and the "Finlanders".
Director: Ellen Crain
Year: 2019
Address: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 West Quartz Street, Butte, Montana 59701
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.pastperfectonline.com
Primary URL Description: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives website, collections, search terms: Finnish.

Autio, Rudy (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: Autio, Rudy
Abstract: It comes around again: a memoir, Rattlesnake Valley Press, Missoula, Montana Rudy Autio, one of the important figures in the contemporary clay movement beginning in the 1950s, discusses his early days growing up in a Finnish immigrant family in Butte, Montana, his time in the Navy at the end of WWII, the start of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, with Peter Voulkos, and his building methods of early murals using brickyard clay. Later he helped K Ross Toole, the new director of Montana Historical Society Museum in Helena, with a number of dioramas there in 1954, especially the Lewis and Clark diorama. He then was hired at University of Montana in Missoula to build a ceramics program by President McFarland. He discusses noteworthy students he learned from during his 28-year teaching career and various commissions he built during those years, like the Grizzly, the ceramic murals for Polson, Walla Walla, and Helena. In the 1970s workshops in ceramics demonstrations became popular, especially after the first SuperMud conference, and Rudy describes some of these. Later chapters explore his first trips to Finland, meeting relatives and artists alike. He discusses ways his work changed throughout his life.
Director: Ellen Crain
Year: 2019
Address: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 West Quartz Street, Butte, Montana 59701
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.pastperfectonline.com
Primary URL Description: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives website, collections, search terms: Autio, Ceramics, Finn Town, Finnlanders.

Broadway Dinning Room Collection (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: Broadway Dinning Room Collection
Abstract: This collection documents kitchen workers at the Broadway Dining Room in Finn Town, 368 East Broadway Street. The images were taken by C. Owen Smithers senior in 1952, and were to be published in a New York newspaper or magazine article about Butte. Significant topics represented in this collection include working women of Finnish ethnicity, and mid-20th century boarding house kitchens. The materials are original photographic prints, probably dating at or near the 1952 date of the photo shoot. The Broadway Dining Room in Finntown was also known as Riipi's Boarding House. Edward Riipi sold the property and the business after his wife Hilma's death in 1947. The property was sold to the Anaconda Company in July of 1966. Butte's established Finninsh community continues to refer to the location and the business as "Riipi's".
Director: Ellen Crain
Year: 2020
Address: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 West Quartz Street, Butte, Montana 59701
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.pastperfectonline.com

Kate & Edward Tobin Thompson Jr. Collection (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: Kate & Edward Tobin Thompson Jr. Collection
Abstract: This collection contains an image of the Woodmen of the World, Butte Camp, Number 153, circa 1912. Correspondence from Kate Thompson about the image and her familial relationship to one of the men pictured is also included. The significant topics represented by this image are early 20th century fraternal benefit societies, private insurance organizations, and memorial rites. Materials are primarily photographic, with textual supporting documentation. Peter Tobin was born 18 June 1873 to Edward and Mary Leary Tobin in Houghton, Michigan, an area of the Upper Peninsula known for copper mining. He followed many of the Irish, Cornish, and Finnish miners west in the late 1890s.
Director: Ellen Crain
Year: 2019
Address: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 West Quartz Street, Butte, Montana 59701
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.pastperfectonline.com
Primary URL Description: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives website, collections, search terms: Finn Landers, Finn Town, Tobin.

Hispanic Community (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: Hispanic Community
Abstract: This collection contains materials produced by and for Butte's Hispanic community. The bulk of the documents, images, and recordings were collected during a two-day Community Heritage workshop held November 1, 2019 and November 8, 2019. Additional materials were collected until May 2020, when the "All Nations: Hispanic Community of Butte" exhibit opened. The initial workshop and the exhibit were hosted by the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, facilitated by the Montana Preservation Alliance, and funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant, the Montana Cultural Trust, and the Greater Montana Foundation. Workshop participants were residents of Butte and Missoula, Montana. Significant topics represented in this collection are the predominance of Mexican immigrants in Butte's Hispanic community; migration and immigration stories of Mexican families coming to the United States; agricultural and mining employment; Mexican Catholic religious traditions; Mexican and Hispanic cuisine; and community ties between Butte. The contents of this collection are primarily visual and auditory, and are present solely in MP3, MP4, and JPEG digital formats. Additional materials are textual, and are available in JPEG or PDF formats. The Hispanic community project was the last of the four "All Nations" workshops hosted by the Archives in 2019, and the third exhibit. Dr. Rafael Chacon, a Cuban American fine arts professor from University of Montana who has studied Hispanic communities, artists and architecture in Montana was the featured scholar. The Archives' staff worked with the attendee's collections, and scanned manuscripts and photographs, while some artifacts were photographed, and some were placed on loan for the September exhibit.
Director: Ellen Crain
Year: 2019
Address: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 West Quartz Street, Butte, Montana 59701
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.pastperfectonline
Primary URL Description: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives website, collections, search terms: Hispanic, Mexican.

German Community (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: German Community
Abstract: This collection contains materials produced by and for Butte's German community. The bulk of the documents, images, and recordings were collected during a two-day Community Heritage workshop held October 23-24, 2019. Additional materials were collected until the "All Nations: German Community of Butte" exhibit opened. The initial workshop and the exhibit were hosted by the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, facilitated by the Montana Preservation Alliance, and funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant, the Montana Cultural Trust, and the Greater Montana Foundation. Workshop participants were Butte, Bozeman, and Helena, Montana residents. Significant topics in this collection include German immigrants and immigration; German American culture; the early occupations of Butte's German community members including: butchers, bakers, and brewers; Catholic and Lutheran faiths in the German community; the importance of music and the German social club, the Sons of Herman. The collected discussions of this community reflect the repeated displacement of their family groups in Europe, and severe discrimination during both World Wars. Their stories include descriptions of deprivation and subsistence hunting and gardening. These members of Butte's German community had few surviving artifacts, though some families retain photographs, kitchenware, and down-filled pillows and blankets brought from Europe. The contents of this collection are primarily visual and auditory, and are present solely in MP4 and JPEG digital formats. Additional materials are textual, and are available in JPEG or PDF formats. The German community project was the third of four "All Nations" workshops hosted by the Archives in 2019, and the final exhibit. Montana State University professors Dale Martin, and Dr. Mary Murphy were the workshop's visiting scholars.
Director: Ellen Crain
Year: 2019
Address: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 West Quartz Street, Butte, Montana 59701
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.pastperfectonline.com
Primary URL Description: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives website, collections, search terms: Hispanic, Mexican.

Hispanic Influence in Butte (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Hispanic Influence in Butte
Abstract: Dr. H. Rafael Chacón is Professor of Art History and Criticism at The University of Montana-Missoula where he lectures on a broad range of art historical subjects. He received his doctorate in art history with honors from the University of Chicago, having been awarded numerous research fellowships to study in Europe, including an award from the Spanish Ministry of Culture for his dissertation on Michelangelism in Renaissance sculpture.
Author: Chacon, Rafael
Date: 11/08/2019
Location: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 West Quartz Street, Butte, Montana 59701
Primary URL: http://www.youtube.com/https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Butte+Archives+Chacon
Primary URL Description: youtube.com/Search_query=Butte+Archives+Chacon

German Community (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: German Community
Abstract: This collection contains materials produced by and for Butte's German community. The bulk of the documents, images, and recordings were collected during a two-day Community Heritage workshop held October 23-24, 2019. Additional materials were collected until the "All Nations: German Community of Butte" exhibit opened. The initial workshop and the exhibit were hosted by the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, facilitated by the Montana Preservation Alliance, and funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant, the Montana Cultural Trust, and the Greater Montana Foundation. Workshop participants were Butte, Bozeman, and Helena, Montana residents. Significant topics in this collection include German immigrants and immigration; German American culture; the early occupations of Butte's German community members including: butchers, bakers, and brewers; Catholic and Lutheran faiths in the German community; the importance of music and the German social club, the Sons of Herman. The collected discussions of this community reflect the repeated displacement of their family groups in Europe, and severe discrimination during both World Wars. Their stories include descriptions of deprivation and subsistence hunting and gardening. These members of Butte's German community had few surviving artifacts, though some families retain photographs, kitchenware, and down-filled pillows and blankets brought from Europe. The contents of this collection are primarily visual and auditory, and are present solely in MP4 and JPEG digital formats. Additional materials are textual, and are available in JPEG or PDF formats. The German community project was the third of four "All Nations" workshops hosted by the Archives in 2019, and the final exhibit. Montana State University professors Dale Martin, and Dr. Mary Murphy were the workshop's visiting scholars.
Director: Ellen Crain
Year: 2019
Address: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 West Quartz Street, Butte, Montana 59701
Primary URL: http://buttearchives.pastperfectonline.com
Primary URL Description: BUtte-Silver Bow Public Archives website, collections, search terms, German Community, Williamsburg.


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