Ivan Doig Archive - All Projects
The MSU Library is committed to creating a living archive and bringing the Ivan Doig Archive to life through projects and exhibitions such as sounds, oral histories, and in the classroom.
On September 19, 2016, the MSU Library and the College of Letters and Science launched the Ivan Doig Archive, unveiling the web site and hosting a panel discussion of his work and life.
The Western Lands & People Initiative (now The Ivan Doig Center), with the College of Letters & Science and the MSU Library, hosted a symposium, "Doig Country: Imagining Montana and the West" in fall 2017.
This project aims to gather Doig’s Butte research – specifically what was used in the book Work Song – and emphasizes the amount of work and research that he put into his novel.
Our project is a compilation of poetry representative of the fragmented, left-behind, never published words in Ivan Doig’s archive found in his handwritten notepads, eclectic note cards, and diaries - in order to shed light on the poetic nature of Ivan Doig’s musings.
This map of Donal’s Greyhound journey from Montana to Wisconsin and back integrates Ivan Doig’s family memorabilia, writer’s notes, diary, sound clips, photos, and broader research.
WRIT 494 (Writing Research and Publications)
In Spring 2016, Capstone students used the digital and physical Ivan Doig Archive to create potential project ideas using the collection.