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Guide to the McCracken Family Letters

MSN/MN 5020

 

Collection Summary

Title: McCracken Family Letters
Dates: 1912-1944 (bulk 1918-1944)
Collection No.: MSN/MN 5020
Creator: McCracken Family
Extent: 148 folders; 3 containers; 3.5 linear feet
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: A collection of more than 500 personal letters directed to Frank and Ruth McCracken at Toston, Montana. The letters span the years between the wars; most were written by relations and acquaintances in Minnesota, Montana, and (especially) North Dakota. In addition to personal and social content, there is much allusion to the broader economic, geographic, and cultural forces that shaped life on the Northern plains in the 1920s and 30s.

Selected Search Terms

Great Plains -- Economic conditions -- 20th century -- Sources
Great Plains -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Great Plains -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Sources
Depressions -- 1929 -- Great Plains -- Sources
Depressions -- 1929 -- North Dakota
North Dakota -- Social conditions
North Dakota -- Economic conditions
Agricultural credit -- North Dakota
Rural families -- North Dakota -- History -- 20th century

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], McCracken Family Letters, [Collection and folder no.], Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The McCracken letters were acquired by the Hesburgh Libraries in 2015, from Michael Brown Rare Books of Philadelphia (List 128, Item 21). Arranged and described 2015, by Ingrid Adams and Marek Mazurek. Finding aid 2015, by Ingrid Adams and George Rugg.

Biographical Note

The recipients of the letters, Frank and Ruth McCracken, spent most of their married life on the Northern plains. Francis Marion McCracken was born on 9 September 1859 in Dodge County in southeastern Wisconsin. In 1881 he married Ruth Ann Carr, born 23 April 1859 in Fillmore County, Minnesota. By 1894 the couple was living in the Devil's Lake region of North Dakota, at McVille in Nelson County. (Ruth's parents and younger siblings had moved to Hamlin Township in Nelson County from Minnesota in 1882). Subsequent records place the McCrackens in Towner County, North Dakota (where Frank opened a general merchandise store in 1902, at Maza) and in Crary, Ramsey County (1910). McCracken also derived income from the ownership of farmland, in North Dakota and Montana. By 1918 he and Ruth had left North Dakota for Toston, Broadwater County, Montana, where Frank served as president of the Toston State Bank. The bank failed in 1924, but the couple remained in Toston until Frank's death on 6 October 1945. Ruth died in Nelson County, North Dakota on 6 November 1953. The McCrackens had no children.

The following are the most frequently encountered of the McCrackens' correspondents:

Mary Ann McCracken (b. 1838), Frank McCracken's mother, lived in her later years with her daughter Clara McCracken French in Chatfield in southeastern Minnesota. 29 letters.

Clara McCracken French (b. 1863), Frank McCracken's sister, lived in Orion and Chatfield, Minnesota. Married Leroy French, 1881. 45 letters.

Andrew Carr (1854-1948), Ruth McCracken's brother, graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago and established himself as a practicing physician in Minot, North Dakota. Married Addie McIntyre, 1883. 57 letters.

Jess Carr (1866-1953), Ruth McCracken's brother, farmer and longtime resident of Nelson County, North Dakota. Married Francis McDougall, 1894. 107 letters.

Phoebe Carr McDougall (1871-1967), Ruth McCracken's sister, born in Minnesota but lived near McVille, Nelson County, North Dakota for most of her life. Married Allen McDougall (Francis McDougall's brother), 1889. 111 letters.

Sarah Belle Carr Cull (b. 1874), Ruth McCracken's youngest sister, left North Dakota for Lewistown, Montana, and eventually for Los Angeles (ca. 1928). Married Julius Cull, 1903. 33 letters.

Gertrude Carr Taylor (1878-1940), Ruth McCracken's sister, widowed, lived in Minot with her brother Andrew and later in Los Angeles with her sister Belle. 26 letters

Emma McNett Carr (1877-1952), Ruth McCracken's sister-in-law, wife of her brother Richard (1871-1959), lived in South Galpin, Valley County, Montana. 31 letters.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes more than 500 personal letters directed to the McCrackens over a span of more than 25 years, from their departure for Montana ca. 1918 to the death of Frank McCracken in 1945. The majority are from family members, most notably the siblings of Ruth McCracken. The dispersion of letters over the interwar years is fairly even. In addition to their extensive personal and social content, the letters have much to say on broader issues of the period, with reference to the Northern plains generally and North Dakota in particular. Among these are: the American involvement in World War I; the influenza epidemic of 1918-19; the farm crisis of the 1920s; the North Dakota Non-partisan League; banks and the economy; Prohibition and bootlegging; oil on the Northern plains; the Great Depression and its consequences; and American involvement in World War II.

Arrangement Note

The collection is divided into two series: 1) Primary Correspondents (folders 1 to 88A), and 2) General Correspondents (folders 89 to 137). The first includes persons who wrote to the McCrackens over a period of years; it is arranged by author and thereunder by date. The second includes infrequent correspondents, and is arranged by date. Also in Series 2 are the many loose envelopes included in the collection (folders 111-137).

Container List

  • Series 1: Primary Correspondents 
    • Folder 1 (MSN/MN 5020-1) Letters. Addie Louise McIntyre Carr, Minot, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1919-1938. 10 ALsS, 32 pages, with envelopes.
      • Folder 2 (MSN/MN 5020-2) Letters. Andrew Carr, Minot, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1919-1921. 1 ALS, 5 TLsS, 9 pages, with envelopes.
        • Folder 3 (MSN/MN 5020-3) Letters. Andrew Carr, Minot, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1922-1924. 6 ALsS, 16 pages, with envelopes.
          • Folder 4 (MSN/MN 5020-4) Letters. Andrew Carr, Minot, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1925-1927. 5 ALsS, 1 TLS, 12 pages, with envelopes.
            • Folder 5 (MSN/MN 5020-5) Letters. Andrew Carr, Minot, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1928-1930. 2 ALsS, 4 TLsS, 11 pages, with envelopes.
              • Folder 6 (MSN/MN 5020-6) Letters. Andrew Carr, Minot, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1933-1934. 9 TLsS, 15 pages, with envelopes.
                • Folder 7 (MSN/MN 5020-7) Letters. Andrew Carr, Minot, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1935-1940. 6 TLsS, 8 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                  • Folder 8 (MSN/MN 5020-8) Letters. Andrew Carr, Minot, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1941. 7 ALsS, 10 pages, with envelopes.
                    • Folder 9 (MSN/MN 5020-9) Letters. Andrew Carr, Minot, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1942-1943. 6 ALsS, 8 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                      • Folder 10 (MSN/MN 5020-10) Letters. Andrew Carr, Minot, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1944. 1 ALS, 3 TLsS, APCS, 6 pages, with envelopes.
                        • Folder 11 (MSN/MN 5020-11) Letters. Emma McNett Carr, Hamblin, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1919-1922. 5 ALsS, 19 pages, with envelopes.
                          • Folder 11A (MSN/MN 5020-11A) Letter. Emma McNett Carr and Richard Carr, Hamblin, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1927. Wedding Invitation, 1 page on folded sheet, with 3 envelopes.
                            • Folder 12 (MSN/MN 5020-12) Letters. Emma McNett Carr, Hamblin, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1928-1931. 8 ALsS, 25 pages, with envelopes.
                              • Folder 13 (MSN/MN 5020-13) Letters. Emma McNett Carr, Hamblin, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1933-1935. 6 ALsS, 1 card, 15 pages, with envelopes.
                                • Folder 14 (MSN/MN 5020-14) Letters. Emma McNett Carr, Hamblin, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1936-1938. 5 ALsS, 12 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                  • Folder 15 (MSN/MN 5020-15) Letters. Emma McNett Carr, Hamblin, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1941-1944. 5 ALsS, 12 pages, with envelopes.
                                    • Folder 15A (MSN/MN 5020-15A) Letter. Jess Carr and Frances McDougall Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Crary, ND, 1912. Invitation, 1 page on folded sheet, with envelope.
                                      • Folder 16 (MSN/MN 5020-16) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1918-1919. 7 ALsS, 31 pages, with envelopes.
                                        • Folder 17 (MSN/MN 5020-17) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1920. 5 ALsS, 18 pages, with envelopes.
                                          • Folder 18 (MSN/MN 5020-18) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1921-1922. 5 ALsS, 22 pages, with envelopes.
                                            • Folder 19 (MSN/MN 5020-19) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1924-1926. 8 ALsS, APCS, 31 pages, with envelopes.
                                              • Folder 19A (MSN/MN 5020-19A) Letter. Jess Carr and Frances McDougall Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1926. Wedding Invitation, 1 page on folded sheet, with envelope.
                                                • Folder 20 (MSN/MN 5020-20) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1928. 5 ALsS, 15 pages, with envelopes.
                                                  • Folder 21 (MSN/MN 5020-21) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1929-1930. 9 ALsS, 28 pages, with envelopes.
                                                    • Folder 22 (MSN/MN 5020-22) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1932-1933. 6 ALsS, 23 pages, with envelopes.
                                                      • Folder 23 (MSN/MN 5020-23) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1934. 6 ALsS, 20 pages, with envelopes.
                                                        • Folder 24 (MSN/MN 5020-24) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1936-1938. 8 ALsS, 25 pages, with envelopes.
                                                          • Folder 25 (MSN/MN 5020-25) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1940. 7 ALsS, 18 pages, with envelopes.
                                                            • Folder 26 (MSN/MN 5020-26) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1941. 11 ALsS, 34 pages, with envelopes.
                                                              • Folder 27 (MSN/MN 5020-27) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1942 February-June. 6 ALsS, 14 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                • Folder 28 (MSN/MN 5020-28) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1942 August-December. 7 ALsS, 19 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                  • Folder 29 (MSN/MN 5020-29) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1943. 9 ALsS, 8 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                    • Folder 30 (MSN/MN 5020-30) Letters. Jess Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1944. 5 ALsS, 8 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                      • Folder 31 (MSN/MN 5020-31) Letters. Lois Carr, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1920-1926. 2 ALsS, 1 card, 4 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                        • Folder 32 (MSN/MN 5020-32) Letters. Phyllis Phoebe Carr, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1922-1927. 2 ALsS, 7 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                          • Folder 32A (MSN/MN 5020-32A) Letter. Phoebe Carr McDougall, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1910. ALS, with envelopes.
                                                                            • Folder 33 (MSN/MN 5020-33) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1918-1919. 7 ALsS, 26 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                              • Folder 34 (MSN/MN 5020-34) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1920 January-May. 6 ALsS, 13 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                • Folder 35 (MSN/MN 5020-35) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1920 June-December. 6 ALsS, 18 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                  • Folder 36 (MSN/MN 5020-36) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1921. 6 ALsS, 23 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                    • Folder 37 (MSN/MN 5020-37) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1922-1924. 9 ALsS, 41 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                      • Folder 38 (MSN/MN 5020-38) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1925-1927. 5 ALsS, 29 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                        • Folder 39 (MSN/MN 5020-39) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1928. 6 ALsS, APCS, 29 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                          • Folder 40 (MSN/MN 5020-40) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1929-1930. 5 ALsS, 17 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                            • Folder 41 (MSN/MN 5020-41) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1933. 7 ALsS, 43 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                              • Folder 42 (MSN/MN 5020-42) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1934. 7 ALsS, 44 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                • Folder 43 (MSN/MN 5020-43) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1935-1937. 8 ALsS, 39 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                  • Folder 44 (MSN/MN 5020-44) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1938. 6 ALsS, 32 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                                                    • Folder 45 (MSN/MN 5020-45) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1940-1941. 11 ALsS, 59 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                                                      • Folder 46 (MSN/MN 5020-46) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1942. 7 ALsS, 33 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                        • Folder 47 (MSN/MN 5020-47) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1943. 4 ALsS, 16 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                          • Folder 48 (MSN/MN 5020-48) Letters. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1944. 8 ALsS, 40 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                            • Folder 48A (MSN/MN 5020-48A) Letter. Phoebe Carr McDougall, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, n.d. 1 ALS, 2 pages.
                                                                                                              • Folder 49 (MSN/MN 5020-49) Letters. Sarah Belle Carr Cull, Lewistown, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1918-1921. 6 ALsS, 24 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                • Folder 50 (MSN/MN 5020-50) Letters. Sarah Belle Carr Cull, Lewistown, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1922. 4 ALsS, 1 TLS, 28 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                  • Folder 51 (MSN/MN 5020-51) Letters. Sarah Belle Carr Cull, Lewistown, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1926-1928. 2 ALsS, 9 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                    • Folder 52 (MSN/MN 5020-52) Letters. Sarah Belle Carr Cull, Lewistown, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1933-1936. 6 ALsS, 27 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                      • Folder 53 (MSN/MN 5020-53) Letters. Sarah Belle Carr Cull, Lewistown, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1940. 4 ALsS, 14 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                        • Folder 54 (MSN/MN 5020-54) Letters. Sarah Belle Carr Cull, Lewistown, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1941. 7 ALsS, 27 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                          • Folder 55 (MSN/MN 5020-55) Letters. Sarah Belle Carr Cull, Lewistown, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1942-1944. 3 ALsS, 9 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                            • Folder 56 (MSN/MN 5020-56) Letters. Julius Cull, Lewistown, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1920-1921. 7 ALsS, 12 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                                                                              • Folder 57 (MSN/MN 5020-57) Letters. Mabel French Cutler, Marshall, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1919-1944. 5 ALsS, 7 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                • Folder 58 (MSN/MN 5020-58) Letters. Clara McCracken French, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1918-1919. 3 ALsS, 17 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                  • Folder 59 (MSN/MN 5020-59) Letters. Clara McCracken French, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1924, 1928. 6 ALsS, 27 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                    • Folder 60 (MSN/MN 5020-60) Letters. Clara McCracken French, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1929-1930. 6 ALsS, 22 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                      • Folder 61 (MSN/MN 5020-61) Letters. Clara McCracken French, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1931. 2 ALsS, 1 card, 8 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                        • Folder 62 (MSN/MN 5020-62) Letters. Clara McCracken French, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1933. 5 ALsS, 19 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                          • Folder 63 (MSN/MN 5020-63) Letters. Clara McCracken French, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1934-1936. 7 ALsS, 29 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                            • Folder 64 (MSN/MN 5020-64) Letters. Clara McCracken French, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1937-1938. 3 ALsS, 13 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                              • Folder 65 (MSN/MN 5020-65) Letters. Clara McCracken French, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1940. 3 ALsS, 1 card, 15 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                • Folder 66 (MSN/MN 5020-66) Letters. Clara McCracken French, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1941-1942. 8 ALsS, 29 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 67 (MSN/MN 5020-67) Letters. Helen and Chas Green, Toston, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1928-1930. 6 ALsS, 1 card, 16 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 68 (MSN/MN 5020-68) Letters. Helen and Chas Green, Toston, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1934-1944. 5 ALsS, 1 card, 9 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 69 (MSN/MN 5020-69) Letters. Tom and Lou Holden, Ontario, CA, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1922-1934. 5 ALsS, 22 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 70 (MSN/MN 5020-70) Letters. Iva McCracken, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1919-1925. 8 ALsS, 28 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 71 (MSN/MN 5020-71) Letters. Mary Ann McCracken, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, n.d. 2 ALsS, 9 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 72 (MSN/MN 5020-72) Letters. Mary Ann McCracken, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1918. 5 ALsS, 30 pages, with 2 enclosures and envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 73 (MSN/MN 5020-73) Letters. Mary Ann McCracken, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1919. 3 ALsS, 15 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 74 (MSN/MN 5020-74) Letters. Mary Ann McCracken, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1924-1927. 6 ALsS, 23 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 75 (MSN/MN 5020-75) Letters. Mary Ann McCracken, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1928 April-June. 7 ALsS, 25 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 76 (MSN/MN 5020-76) Letters. Mary Ann McCracken, Chatfield, MN, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1928 July-October. 6 ALsS, 14 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 77 (MSN/MN 5020-77) Letters. Pearl McCracken, Turner, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1923-1928. 6 ALsS, 12 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 78 (MSN/MN 5020-78) Letters. Glenn McDougall, Temple, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1918-1920. 4 ALsS, 14 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 79 (MSN/MN 5020-79) Letters. Nora Morrison, Miles City, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1933-1940. 3 ALsS, 1 card, 10 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 80 (MSN/MN 5020-80) Letters. Gertrude Carr Taylor, Minot, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1920-1922. 6 ALsS, 20 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 81 (MSN/MN 5020-81) Letters. Gertrude Carr Taylor, MT, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1923-1926. 7 ALsS, 14 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 82 (MSN/MN 5020-82) Letters. Gertrude Carr Taylor, Los Angeles, CA, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1928. 5 ALsS, 8 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 83 (MSN/MN 5020-83) Letters. Gertrude Carr Taylor, Los Angeles, CA, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1929-1930. 4 ALsS, 7 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 84 (MSN/MN 5020-84) Letters. Gertrude Carr Taylor, Los Angeles, CA, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1932-1934. 4 ALsS, 14 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 85 (MSN/MN 5020-85) Letters. Jennie Welch, CA, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1922-1941. 4 ALsS, 1 card, 14 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 86 (MSN/MN 5020-86) Letters. Will Welch, CA, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1920-1922. 3 ALsS, 1 card, 10 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 87 (MSN/MN 5020-87) Letters. Will Welch, CA, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1928-1931. 4 ALsS, 20 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 88 (MSN/MN 5020-88) Letters. Will Welch, Arvin, CA, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1932-1938. 5 ALsS, 18 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 88A (MSN/MN 5020-88A) Letter. Phyllis Carr Bruce, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1934. ALS, 2 pages, with envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Series 2: General Correspondents 
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 89 (MSN/MN 5020-89) Letter. "Mrs. Russell," n.p., to McCracken, Toston, MT, n.d. 1 ALS, 2 pages.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 90 (MSN/MN 5020-90) Letter. Nellie Higgins, Gridley, CA, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1916. 1 ALS, 4 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 91 (MSN/MN 5020-91) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1918. 2 ALsS, 3 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 92 (MSN/MN 5020-92) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1919. 2 ALsS and 2 TLsS, 5 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 93 (MSN/MN 5020-93) Letter. Phyllis Carr, McVille, ND, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1920. 1 ALS, 6 pages, with envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 94 (MSN/MN 5020-94) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1921. 2 ALsS, 4 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 95 (MSN/MN 5020-95) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1922. 2 TLsS, 1 ALS, 5 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 96 (MSN/MN 5020-96) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1923. 2 ALsS, 2 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 96A (MSN/MN 5020-96A) Correspondence of Andrew Carr, Minot, ND, 1923. 2 ALsS, 1 TL, 3 pages.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 97 (MSN/MN 5020-97) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1925. 4 TLsS, 1 ALS, 6 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 98 (MSN/MN 5020-98) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1928. 3 ALsS, 1 TLS, 6 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 99 (MSN/MN 5020-99) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1928. 3 ALsS,1 TLS, 7 pages, with 1 enclosure and envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 99A (MSN/MN 5020-99A) Letter. Unidentified correspondent, to McCracken, Tujunga, CA, 1928. 1 ALS, 4 pages on folded sheet, with envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 100 (MSN/MN 5020-100) Letter. C. B. Crary, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1931. 1 ALS, 1 page, with envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 101 (MSN/MN 5020-101) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1934. 3 ALsS, 7 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 101A (MSN/MN 5020-101A) Letter. Eva and Rudolph Quick, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1934. 1 ALS, 2 pages, with envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 101B (MSN/MN 5020-101B) Letter. Unidentified correspondent, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1934. 1 ALS, 2 pages, with envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 102 (MSN/MN 5020-102) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1935. 4 ALsS, 10 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 103 (MSN/MN 5020-103) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1938. 4 ALsS, 6 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 104 (MSN/MN 5020-104) Letter. Dr. S. E. Sutherland, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1939. 1 ALS, 1 page, with 1 enclosure and envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 105 (MSN/MN 5020-105) Letter. Mrs. W. J. Booker, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1940. 1 ALS, 1 page, with envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 106 (MSN/MN 5020-106) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1941. 5 ALsS, 1 APCS, 11 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 106A (MSN/MN 5020-106A) Letter. Watkins Family, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1941. 1 ALS, 2 pages.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 107 (MSN/MN 5020-107) Letter. Dr. S. E. Sutherland, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1942. 1 ALS, 2 pages, with envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 108 (MSN/MN 5020-108) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1943. 3 TLsS, 1 ALS, 4 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 109 (MSN/MN 5020-109) Letter. Unidentified correspondent, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1943. 1 ALS, 2 pages, with envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 110 (MSN/MN 5020-110) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents, to McCracken, Toston, MT, 1943. 4 ALsS, 6 pages, with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 111 (MSN/MN 5020-111) Miscellaneous envelopes and notes. 1909-1914. 8 envelopes, with 8 enclosures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 112 (MSN/MN 5020-112) Miscellaneous envelopes and notes. 1916-1919. 8 envelopes, with 3 enclosures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 113 (MSN/MN 5020-113) Miscellaneous envelopes and notes. 1920-1921. 8 envelopes, with 3 enclosures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 114 (MSN/MN 5020-114) Miscellaneous envelopes. 1921-1922. 8 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 115 (MSN/MN 5020-115) Miscellaneous envelopes. 1922-1923. 9 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 116 (MSN/MN 5020-116) Miscellaneous envelopes. 1923-1924. 8 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 117 (MSN/MN 5020-117) Miscellaneous envelopes and notes. 1924-1925. 9 envelopes, with 3 enclosures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 118 (MSN/MN 5020-118) Miscellaneous envelopes. 1925. 8 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 119 (MSN/MN 5020-119) Miscellaneous envelopes and notes. 1926. 8 envelopes, with 5 enclosures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 120 (MSN/MN 5020-120) Miscellaneous envelopes. 1928. 12 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 121 (MSN/MN 5020-121) Miscellaneous envelopes and notes. 1929. 9 envelopes, with 3 enclosures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 122 (MSN/MN 5020-122) Miscellaneous envelopes. 1930-1932. 12 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 123 (MSN/MN 5020-123) Miscellaneous envelopes. 1933. 6 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 124 (MSN/MN 5020-124) Miscellaneous envelopes and notes. 1933-1934. 5 envelopes, with 3 enclosures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 125 (MSN/MN 5020-125) Miscellaneous envelopes. 1934-1935. 13 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 126 (MSN/MN 5020-126) Miscellaneous envelopes and notes. 1937-1938. 10 envelopes, with 1 enclosure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 127 (MSN/MN 5020-127) Miscellaneous envelopes. 1939-1940. 9 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 128 (MSN/MN 5020-128) Miscellaneous envelopes. 1940-1941. 10 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 129 (MSN/MN 5020-129) Miscellaneous envelopes and notes. 1941. 4 envelopes, with 4 enclosures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 130 (MSN/MN 5020-130) Miscellaneous envelopes. 1941. 8 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 131 (MSN/MN 5020-131) Miscellaneous envelopes. 1942-1943. 10 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 132 (MSN/MN 5020-132) Miscellaneous envelopes and notes. 1943-1947. 11 envelopes, with 1 enclosure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 133 (MSN/MN 5020-133) Miscellaneous envelopes. n.d. 9 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 134 (MSN/MN 5020-134) Miscellaneous envelopes. n.d. 9 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 135 (MSN/MN 5020-135) Miscellaneous envelopes. n.d. 9 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 136 (MSN/MN 5020-136) Miscellaneous envelopes. n.d. 5 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 137 (MSN/MN 5020-137) Miscellaneous envelopes and notes. n.d. 3 envelopes, with 4 enclosures.