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Finding Aid for the Montana Manuscript Collection 1878-1990 Mont. Coll. Mss.
Mont. Coll. Mss.  
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Description
This collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, Montana-related ephemera, correspondence pertaining to the Society of the Framers of the Constitution of the State of Montana as well as written attempts to compile historical accounts of various aspects of Montana's history.
Background
Charles Nickolas Kessler (1874-1957) was the president of his family's business, the Kessler Brewing Company. He actively opposed the prohibition movement but to his dismay, Montana supported statewide prohibition that became effective in January, 1919. On June 28, 1919, the Kessler Brewery was closed and all of the company's alcohol was destroyed. The brewery would not be re-opened until 1933 after the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. Throughout his life, Kessler was extremely interested in acquiring information on various aspects of the history of Montana.
Extent
4.13 Linear feet 8 boxes
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Collection is open for research.