Doig in the Community 

Readers in Montana, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond feel a special affinity for Ivan Doig. His writing is deeply rooted in the region, both through research and personal connections. 

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Sheered sheep in a pen

Big Sky Country Fair Exhibit

The MSU Library was invited to create an Ivan Doig-themed exhibit at the Big Sky Country State Fair in Bozeman in July 2017. 

Ivan Doig in front of a wood shed.

Ivan Doig Archive Launch

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. 

Screenshot of Ivan Doig The Last Bus to Wisdom Story Map

Story Map of Last Bus to Wisdom

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. 

Ivan Doig and Judy Olson examine a book at Cave Mountain campground

Exploring Ivan Doig: A Discussion Series

The MSU Library invites all readers interested in Ivan Doig's writings to join an Ivan Doig Reading Group.