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Ivan Doig named 'Outstanding Montanan'

February 22, 2017View for printing

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

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.

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