This collection contains interviews about the life and career of artist Irvin “Shorty” Shope. The interviews were conducted in 1970. Shope discusses his early days as a cowboy, his relationship with the Blackfeet tribe, and his livelihood as a painter. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection 357 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 2 interviews.
Irvin Shope and Boyd Van Horn
Irwin "Shorty" Shope and Boyd Van Horn discuss their season trailing cattle between Miles City and Jordan, Montana in 1925. They discuss their time as cowboys, including stories that detail the landscape they traveled, the animals they interacted with, their transient lifestyle, and homesteaders.... Read More
Irvin "Shorty" Shope discusses his early days as a cowboy trailing cattle throughout Montana. He describes his career as a painter, specifically detailing some of his methods and approaches to painting. Shope also discusses his relationship with the Blackfeet tribe, including his participation in the ... Read More