Roland R. Renne Gubernatorial Campaign Papers, 1963-1966  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Renne, Roland Roger, 1905-
Title
Roland R. Renne Gubernatorial Campaign Papers
Dates
1963-1966
Quantity
2.8 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 2313, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Roland R. Renne Gubernatorial Campaign Papers consist of correspondence, letters, reports, and memoranda created or gathered by Renne or the various Renne for Governor clubs which assisted him in his unsuccessful 1964 campaign. Topics include political issues, agriculture, labor, taxes, voting, land economics, and family
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Roland Roger Renne was born on December 12, 1905 in Greenwich, New Jersey, the third of five children. Renne grew up helping his father farm and attended country schools. He applied for admission to Rutgers University and graduated with top honors in 1927. Renne went on to earn a PhD. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Wisconsin in 1930. Following his graduation he joined the faculty of Montana State College in Bozeman as an assistant professor. In 1943 Renne became president of the College, a position he held until his resignation in 1964, although he took several leaves of absence to work for the United States government overseas and in Washington, D.C. In 1964 Renne ran for governor in the state of Montana as the Democratic candidate and lost. After again working in Washington and overseas he returned to retire in the Bozeman area in 1972. He married Polly Wisner in 1932 and the couple had four children. Roland Renne died in Bozeman, Montana on August 30, 1989.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Renne papers consist of correspondence, letters, reports, and memoranda created or gathered by Renne or the various Renne for Governor clubs which assisted him in his unsuccessful 1964 campaign. Arranged in four series the papers include letters outlining Renne's position on political issues such as agriculture, labor, taxes, primary election cross-over voting, land economics and family. Other materials describe the organization of the various Renne for Governor clubs in most Montana counties, travel plans, and speaking engagements. Campaign advertising memorabilia is also included, as well as a draft outline of one of Renne's speeches.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  General correspondence, 1963-1965Return to Top

Letters pertaining to the gubernatorial campaign of Roland R. Renne are arranged alphabetically by addressee and concern the following subjects: organization of county Renne for Governor Clubs; travel plans and speaking engagements; fund raising; issues such as agriculture, transportation, labor, taxes, campaign advertising, primary election cross-over voting, Land Economics and family.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
A
1/2
B
1/3
B
1/4
C
1/5
C
1/6
D
1/7
D
1/8
E
1/9
F
1/10
G
1/11
H
1/12
I
1/13
J
1/14
K
2/1
L
2/2
L
2/3
Mc
2/4
M
2/5
M
2/6
N
2/7
O
2/8
P
2/9
Q
2/10
R
2/11
R
2/12
S
2/13
S
2/14
T
2/15
U-V
2/16
W
2/17
W
2/18
X-Y-Z

Series 2:  County Files, 1963-1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3-6

Letters and newspaper clippings arranged alphabetically by county name which report plans and responses to meetings. speeches and fund raising activities. Responses to topics such as Beef Imports (Carbon County), Wildlife (Lake), Wheat Certificate Program (Madison), Oil and Gas (Toole), Higher Education (Missoula) and Main Issues of the Campaign (letter of 7-27-64, Missoula). The last files in this series pertain to the statewide committees and campaign advertising.

Series 3:  ContributionsReturn to Top

Letters thanking contributors from county organizations and other organization such as labor unions and individuals. The files are arranged alphabetically.

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
7/1
Contributions from County organizations, Beaverhead through Judith Basin
7/2
Contributions from County organizations, Lake through Prairie
7/3
Contributions from County organizations, Ravalli through Yellowstone
7/4
Contributions from individuals, A-C
7/5
Contributions from individuals, D-G
7/6
Contributions from individuals, H-L
7/7
Contributions from individuals, M-P
7/8
Contributions from individuals, R-S
7/9
Contributions from individuals, T-Z

Series 4:  MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Primary Election results by county, outline of a speech by Dr. Renne made at Polson March l964, at a fund raising dinner, and other miscellaneous campaign notations.

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
7/10
Primary returns
7/11
Speech and miscellaneous

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Elections-Montana
  • Governors-Montana-Election
  • Political campaigns-Montana
  • Political candidates-Montana
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana-Politics and government-20th century