Author Ivan Doig honored

Ivan Doig honored Montana Living

Doig one of Montana's best authors

BOZEMAN—The Montana Historical Society has named acclaimed author Ivan Doig to its list of Outstanding Montanans.

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Doig (1939-2015) is the author of 16 works of fiction and nonfiction primarily set in Montana. Doig’s widow, Carol Muller Doig, awarded Doig’s archive to Montana State University in 2015. The university library has digitized the entire collection; it is now available to the public on the Web as well as in print in the library’s Special Collections and Archives. To view the collection online, visit
The Montana Legislature established the Gallery of Outstanding Montanans in 1979 to honor citizens who have made significant contributions to their selected fields while epitomizing the unique spirit and character that defines Montana, according to the historical society.
Inductees into Montana’s hall of fame are rotated into the gallery on a biennial basis and are honored for an eight-year period. Honorees must have been born, raised or lived a significant period of time in Montana. All honors are awarded posthumously.
For more information on the Outstanding Montanan honorees, see the historical society website at For more information on the Doig collection, contact the MSU Library at (406) 994-3171, or Jan Zauha, outreach librarian, at (406) 994-6554 or


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