Exhibit: Mueller Family Legacy

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The Oscar Mueller Family Papers are kept at the Montana Historical Society along with an extensive photo collection. Documents and materials range in date from the early 1800s to 2017 and cover topics such as historical research, genealogy, archaelogy, and geology. 

Mueller Family Papers Finding Aid

The records document the activities of the extended Mueller and Cook families. Josephine's father, Charles W. Cook, was a notable Montana pioneer with fantastic stories of his travels. 


Glenn Mueller (foreground) in Italy, WWII

Glenn Mueller Italy, WWII

Glenn and George Mueller's letters contain the drafted soldier's perspectives of WWII. The experience of the European theater of the war is well documented.


There are many more letters which include newspaper clippings, photographs, and post cards from all over Europe and North Africa. 






In addition to being an amateur historian, Oscar also devoted his attention to archaelogy and geology. Included in the collection are the records of his work with Native American artifacts and his paleontological work. Oscar's work was so valued that three new species were named for him.

Fossil Hunting

Oscar Mueller (right) fossil hunting with friend