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)NTANA COMMITTEE FOR THE HUMANITIES 






SPRING 1992 • VOL. 18 NO. 2 




COUECTION 



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Landscapes of the Mind: MCH Programs and ServiceS^^^ mtixmx%s^ 



by Margaret Kingsland 

Most readers of this newsletter 
are familiar with the grant-making 
activities of the Montana 
Committee for the Humanities. In 
addition to these activities, MCH 
funds also support diverse 
services to the field. Taken as a 
whole, the MCH's grants and 
services are designed to add up 
to a varied array of humanites- 
centered programs for citizens of 
all ages in all corners of the state. 
Together, they are organized to 
meet our goals of connecting 
people and ideas. 

Our grant programs include 
planning grants, minigrants, 
general grants, research and 
scripting grants for media projects, 
media production grants, and oral 
history grants. 

Equally important are our 
numerous services to the field. 
These include packaged 
humanites programs and 
Committee-conducted projects 
such as the following: 

♦ MCH Media Collection and 
Distribution The MCH Media 
Catalog lists dozens of humanities 
films, videos, and exhibits which 
are available free of charge to 
non-profit groups in Montana. 
Over the past 20 years schools 
have been our largest category of 
users, followed closely by citizens 
groups. 

♦ MCH Speakers Bureau The 
Speakers Bureau has been in 
existence for more than ten years. 
This year it is supported in part by 
funds from Montana's Cultural 



Trust matched by Treasury funds 
from the National Endowment for 
the Humanities. More than 100 
citizens groups host speakers 
each year. 

♦ READOm MCH Reading 
and Discussion Series For the 
past three years the MCH has 
used funds from The Book Group 
and the National Endowment for 
the Humanites to circulate books 
and humanites discussion leaders 
to communities wishing to read 
books on themes such as "Trails" 
and "The Common Good." 
Libraries are generally the 
sponsors of these packaged 
programs. 

♦ MCH Conferences and 
Public Meetings In September, 
1992, the MCH will host an in- 
depth look at the Lewis and Clark 
Expedition in Montana. Titled 
American Encounters: Lewis and 
Clark, the People, and the Land. 
the conference links the Age of 
Exploration which began with the 
Columbian Voyages of the 
fifteenth century to the nineteenth 
century exploration of this remote 
corner of the continent by Euro- 
Americans. Other public meetings 
this year have included 
presentations by humanites 
scholars such as Mary Clearman 
Blew, Bill Bevis, Dale Harvey, and 
Harry Fritz in our Twentieth 
Anniversary celebrations in 
Helena, Missoula, Bozeman, and 
Great Falls. 

♦ MCH Teacher Programs For 
the past nine years the MCH has 



NOTICE OF CHANGES IN 

APPLICATION CALENDAR 

AND AMOUNTS 

Please note that as of 
November 1, 1992, MCH 
will review on a monthly 
basis all grant requests 
for $3,000 or less 
Requests for more than 
$3,000 will be considered 
quarterly. This will also 
apply to all projects 
scheduled to take place 
after November 1, 1992. 

Deadline for submission 
will remain the 20th of the 
month for 
requests 
under 
$3000. 
Larger 
requests 
will be due 
October 20, 
December 20, March 20, 
and August 20. Phase II 
Media grants will continue 
to be reviewed together in 
January and have a 
December 20, deadline. 
Phase III Media 
"distribution" grants may be 
reviewed at any of the 
quarterly meetings. 





made special efforts to encourage 
and support improved humanites 
research and teaching in grades 
K-12. We have hosted 

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Montana Committee 
for the Humanities 

ACADEMIC MEMBERS 

Michael Beehler 

Bo/eman 

Tim Bernardis 
Crow Agency 

WilllatTi Chaloupka 

Missoula 

George Dennison 

Missoula 

Ken Egan 

Billings 

Walter Fleming 

Chair 

Bozeman 

David Karnos 

Billings 

Paul Monaco 
Bozeman 

Mary Murphy 

Bozeman 

David Walter 
Helena 

PUBLIC MEMBERS 

Ron Bibler* 

Great flails 

Judy Browning 
Helena 

Ann Cogswell* 

Great flails 

Jamie Doggeft' 
Vice Chair 

White Sulphur Springs 

Larry Kravik 

Richland 

Sara McClernan 
Butte 

Twylla McPherson 

Glendive 

Lee Hostad* 

Martinsdale 

Bruce Toole 

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COMMITTEE UPDATE 



MCH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
RECEIVES HONORARY 
DOCTORATES 

Margaret Kingsland, MCH's Executive 
Director for the past 1 7 years, will receive an 
honorary Doctor of Humanities from Montana 
State University on May 16th The University 
is recognizing Dr Kingsland's longtime 
leadership in humanites and public programs 
in Montana. 

Dr. Kingsland will deliver the Honors 
Lecture at MSU's Honors Banquet on May 
15 

In December, Dr Kingsland also received 
an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from 
the University of Montana. 

MCH WELCOMES NEW STAFF MEMBERS 
Adrienne Fershee is the new MCH 

Secretary/Receptionist She has been 
working at the MCH since December. 
Originally from Michigan, she spent two years 
studying at The American University in 
Washington, DC before emigrating to 
Montana 

Joan Yanagihara joined the staff in 
March as a half-time Development Officer, a 
new postion She graduated from the 
University of Hawaii at Hilo in 1973. Before 
moving to Montana in 1990, she worked as a 
development officer for the University of 
Hawaii Foundation and as Development 
Coordinator for the Bishop Museum in 
Honolulu. 



TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY 
CELEBRATION CONTINUES 

MCH is marking its Twentieth Anniversary 
with a series of regional programs across 
Montana. 

In January the Committee recognized 27 
community leaders and organizations from 
the Bozeman, Livingston, and Butte areas at 
a ceremony at the Museum of the Rockies on 
the Montana State University campus. 

The CM. Russell Museum played host for 
the Great Falls anniversary celebration on 
April 24th Forty-two institutions and 
individuals were singled out to receive MCH 
certificates of appreciation. They came from 
the Great Falls, Havre, Helena, and 
Lewistown areas. 

Billings will host the MCH's final 
anniversary program on Friday, November 6. 



President George Dennison of the U of M presents 
Margaret Kingslad with her Honorary Doctor of 
Humane Letters. 
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dozens of summer seminars, week-long 
institutes, and weekend institutes. In the 
current academic year the White Sulphur 
Springs School District has hosted an 
experimental Scholar in the Schools program 
featuring the work of philosopher Louise 
Porzig and cooperative ventures with 
classroom teachers. Weekend Institutes 
have taken place in Charlo, Bozeman, 
Forsyth, and Poison. 

All of these programs and services are 
organized through the cooperation of 
scholars, MCH staff, and the host 
communities whose in-kind contributions are 
critically important to their success. 

Plans for 1 992-1 995 call for the 
development of additonal services to 
Montana, including: 

•a weekly humanities-centered TV 
discussion series to debut in January and air 
state-wide; 

•technical assistance to small museums 
and historical associations; 

•an experimental Scholar in the Tribe 
program; 

•a new Speakers Bureau line-up; and 

•expanded opportunities for community- 
hosted READ OA// programs 

The MCH receives many more requests 
for program grants and service than it can 
support with its limited funds from the 
National Endowment for the Humanites and 
Montana's Cultural Trust. Your support for 
public programs for Montanans is a crucial 
component of our success. Please join our 
important work and become a Friend of the 
Humanities. You'll be helping the Montana 
Committee for the Humanities to spark 
learning and literacy, build community and 
empower citizens groups, enrich public 
debate and discourse, strengthen community 
values and intellectual inquiry, develop local 
resources and talents, and stimulate funding 
for cultural programming for all our citizens. 



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American Encounters 

Lewis and Clark, the People, and the Land 



The Montana Committee for the Humanities is 
coordinating a regional conference entitled American 
Encounters: Lewis and Clark, the People, and the 
Land in Missoula on September 10-13, 1992. Co- 
sponsors for the conference 
include the Montana Committee 
for the Humanities, the 
University of Montana's Series 
on the Rocky Mountain West, 
and the Traveler's Rest Chapter 
of the Lewis and Clark Trail 
Heritage Foundation. Funding is 
provided by the National 
Endowment for the Humanities 
and the Montana Committee for 
the Humanities. 

The conference is one of 
three National Endowment for 
the Humanities funded 
conferences on the Lewis and 
Clark Expedition scheduled this 
year as part of the Columbian 
Quincentenary commemoration. 
The other two conferences, in 
St. Louis, Missouri, and Lincoln, 
Nebraska, took place this spring 
and focused on the Lewis and 
Clark Expedition and the Great 
Plains and the Missouri River. 
The Missoula conference will focus on the Expedition 
and the peoples and lands of the Rocky Mountains and 
the Columbia River. 

The speakers at the conference include nationally 
recognized Lewis and Clark scholars. 

♦ Gary Moulton of the University of Nebraska 
Lincoln and editor of the 11 -volume Journals of the 
Lewis and Clark Expedition will deliver the key-note 
address entitled "Lewis and Clark: Journals, Editors, 
and Editions." 

♦ Robert Carriker of the Department of History at 
Gonzaga University will speak on "Enlightenment 
Scholars Among the Native Americans: Lewis and 
Clark Visit the Pacific Northwest Indian Tribes." 

♦ Gary Holthaus of the Center of the American 
West in Boulder, Colorado will examine the conflict 
between explorers and indigenous people in North 
America. In addition to the journals of Lewis and Clark, 
he will draw from the diaries of explorers who preceded 
and followed Lewis and Clark. 

♦ William Lang, Director of the Center for Columbia 




Lewis and Clark at Traveler's Rest, Stan Hughes, 1991 



River History and formerly Director of the Montana 
Historical Society, will focus on what the explorers' view 
of the landscape tells us about the exploration 
experience in his presentation entitled "Looking at the 
Columbia." 

♦ David Nicandri, 
Director of the Washington State 
Historical Society, will put the 
Lewis and Clark Expedition in 
perspective by examining events 
which preceded and followed the 
Expedition in his presentation 
"The Opening of the Northern 
West." 

Several Montana scholars 
will round out the program- 
Harry Fritz of the University of 
Montana, Stuart Knapp of 
Montana State University and 
Vice President of the Lewis and 
Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, 
and Betty White, Director of 
Sqeliz'u/Aqicmaknik Cultural 
Center of the Confederated 
Salish and Kootenai Tribes of 
the Flathead Nation. 

The Committee is 
investigating with the Office of 
Public Instruction the possibility 
of offering Teacher Recertification Credits for teachers 
attending the conference. 

For more information on the conference, please 
complete the form at the bottom of this page. We will 
send you a registration form and conference schedule 
as soon as they are available. 

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Please send me more information on the 
MCH conference American Encounters: 
Lewis and Clark, the Peopk, and the Land. 
My name and address are: 



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Mail to: MCH, P.O. Box 8036, Missoula, MT 59807 



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FINANCIAL REPORT 



SUPPORT: 

Fund Balance 11/1/90 
NEH Appropriations 
MT Cultural Trust 
Gifts- Regrant 
Gifts-Other 
Publications 
Program 
Interest Income 



$41,000.00 

$413,820.00 

$6,250.00 

$42,576.00 

$5,389.00 

$3,588.00 

$193.00 

$1,350.00 



EXPENSES: 

Regrant $255,906.00 

Sen/ices to the Field 
and Administration $209,029.00 
Fund Balance 11/1/91 $49,231.00 



TOTAL 



$514,166.00 



TOTAL 



$514,166.00 



The statement of cash revenue and expenses tells less than half the story. As the pie chart 
shows, 54% of the costs of l\/ICH programs and grants are borne by in-kind and cash 
contributions not reflected in MCH's operating budget. (Percentages are based on the most 
recent audited grant period.) 



Regrant projects 

23.3% 



Rgnt cost-share 
48.0%' 




Adm/Ser to field 



22.0% 



Gifts cost-share 



Admin cost-share 

6.1% 



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Montana. 

Please use this form if you would like to join 
others In making a contribution to the quality of 
life in Montana by becoming a FRIEND OF THE 
HUMANITIES. 

1 would like to keep the humanities alive and 
lively In Montana by becoming a Fnend. I under- 
stand my gift may be submitted for match by 
the National Endowment for the Humanities. 
Please list me as: 



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Make checks payable to: Montana Committee for the Humanities— Friends 

P.O. Box 8036, Hellgate Station. Missoula. MT 59807 



1992 Friends 

of the Humanities 

BENEFACTORS 

William Chaloupka 
Susan Scott Heyneman 

Foundation 
Lee Rostad 



PATRONS 

Rose Marie Aus 
James and Gen Berry 
Judy Browning 
Ann Cogswell 
Sara McClernan 
Twylla McPlnerson 
Louis or Mary Menl< 
Montana Federation of 
Teacfiers 



ASSOCIATES 

Dorcie Dvarsfikis 
James McGarvey 
Yellowstone Historical 
Society 

CONTRIBUTORS 

Tim Bernardis 
Ron Bibler 
Maxine Blackmer 
Joan Haefer 
Elizebeth Hall 
Patricia Helvey 
Laura Newman 
Willard and Lois Ramsett 
Joel Scfiechter 
Bonnie J Wischmann 



MCH STAFF 

Margaret Kingsland 
Executive Director 

Adrienne Fershee 

Secretary' Receptionist 

Yvonne Gritzner 

Administrative Assistant 

Nancy Uaxson 

Program Assistant 

Mary Thamarus 

Fiscal Officer 

Joan Yanagihara 
Development Officer 



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NOTE: CHECK LOCAL 
PUBLICITY FOR LOCATIONS 
AND SPONSORS 

Bozeman 

August 15, Speakers Bureau "The 

World Within, the World Without." Lowell 

Jaeger. Hellgate Writers 

Butte 

May 19. Speakers Bureau "Stories of 

Creation; Bear Chief Tells Why." Harold 

Gray, Friends of the Butte-Silver Bow 

Library 

Condon 

June 29. Speakers Bureau "Thomas 

Meagher: Stranger in a Strange Land." 

McCarthy Coyle, Swan Valley Chapter 

AARP 

Corvallis 

May 20, Wendell Berry at the Teller 

Wildlife Refuge , UM Dept. of English 

Deer Lodge 

May 16. Speakers Bureau "Montana 

Memories: Folk Songs of Oral History." 

Kathleen Guehlstorff Crichton and Scott 

Crichton. MOHA 

May 25. Unlocking Minds Behind Bars , 

Heartland. Then and Now: Western 

Women in Film. Annick Smith, Women's 

Correctional Center 

June 8. Unlocking Minds Behind Bars . 

Women Artists of the West. Laura Millin. 

Women's Correctional Center 

June 22, Unlocking Minds Behind Bars , 

Women and Art History. Joy DeStefano, 

Women's Correctional Center 



Dillon 

May 31, Speakers Bureau "Montana 

High. Wide, and Hollywoodized," Sue 

Hart, Elderhostel Program 

June 18. Speakers Bureau "Columbus 

and the Quincentenary." Robert Lindsay, 

Western Montana College 

June 18. Speakers Bureau "1492: 

Indian Views of Europeans, European 

Views of Indians," Billy G. Smith, 

Western Montana College 

July 16, Speakers Bureau "Mark Twain 

and Montana," Dale Han/ey, Carson 

Library, Western Montana College 

Great Falls 

May 14, Speakers Bureau "Plenty 

Coups: An Aged Warrior in a New Age," 

Dean Bear Claw, Paris Gibson Square 

Museum of Art 

June 17, Spea/cersSureaL/ "Brother Can 

You Spare a Dime''" William Rossiter, 

Cascade County Historical Society 

June 26-28, Lewis and Clark Festival . 

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center 

Association 

Hamilton 

May 14, Speakers Bureau "Writing a 

Western Life," Julia Watson, Bitterroot 

Public Library and The Ravalli Republic 

Helena 

May 20, Speakers Bureau "Montana 

High, Wide and Hollywoodized," Sue 

Hart, Montana Historical Society 

Lewistown 

August 14. Speakers Bureau "The 

World Within, the World Without," Lowell 

Jaeger, Hellgate Writers 



Libby 

May 19, Speakers Bureau "That Russian 

Thing," Don Clark. Friends of the Library 

Livingston 

May 16. Thrown So Often on Her Own 

Resources: a Look at the Western 

Woman's Life , Livingston Depot Center 

Missoula 

June 25-26, Domestic Violence 2001 . 

YWCA 

August 6, Speakers Bureau "Where Did 

all the Indians Go?" Ron Therriault, 

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula 

September 10-13. American Encounters: 

Lewis and Clark, the People and the 

Land . Montana Committee for the 

Humanities 

Plenty Coups State Park 

July 6-12, Montana Quincentennial 

Project , American Friends Service 

Committee 

Sidney 

June 12, Speakers Bureau "American 

Indian Value Systems-Culture and 

Traditions," Barney Old Coyote. Eastern 

Montana Historical Society 

Yellow Bay 

August 16. Speakers Bureau "The 

World Within, the World Without." Lowell 

Jaeger. Hellgate Writers 

Telecast of MCH Funded Media 
Productions 

May 14, KSPS, "The Wolf, Real or 
Imagined" 



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