Wheeler for Senate Club Records, 1940-1946  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wheeler for Senate Club
Title
Wheeler for Senate Club Records
Dates
1940-1946 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.75 linear feet, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
Mss 109
Summary
The Wheeler for Senate Club was formed to re-nominate U.S. Senator Burton K. Wheeler in the 1946 Montana Democratic primary. The collection contains materials produced and collected by the Wheeler for Senate Club.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for creating this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Wheeler for Senate Club was formed to re-nominate U.S. Senator Burton K. Wheeler in the 1946 Montana Democratic primary. R. Bailey Stortz, a member of Wheeler's Washington, D.C. staff, became secretary-treasurer for the club, and Sam E. Winn was president. The club was headquartered in Helena, Montana. Wheeler, who had first been elected by Montanans in 1922, and who was one of the most powerful senators in Washington D.C. in the 1930s, was defeated in the 1946 primary by Leif Erickson. Erickson was subsequently defeated in the general election by Republican candidate Zales Ecton.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains materials produced and collected by the Wheeler for Senate Club. Materials they collected were about and by the Senator and include his voting record, speeches, and newspaper clippings; they used these to establish the case for his re-election. Materials produced by the Club include correspondence, campaign materials, and financial records.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Wheeler for Senate Club Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Correspondence 1942-1946
1/2 Correspondence 1946
1/3 Correspondence undated
1/4 Financial records 1946
1/5 Wheeler's speeches and writings 1940-1946
1/6 Campaign materials 1946
1/7 Clippings 1940-1946
1/8 Clippings 1945-1946
2/1 Clippings 1946
2/2 Wheeler's Senate voting record undated
2/3 Erickson and Wheeler undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Elections--Montana
  • Political campaigns--Montana
  • Personal Names :
  • Wheeler, Burton K. (Burton Kendall), 1882-1975
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Congress. Senate--Elections, 1946
  • Democratic Party (Mont.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana--Politics and government--20th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Speeches, addesses, etc., American
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Stortz, R. Bailey
    • Wheeler, Burton K. (Burton Kendall),1882-1975
    • Winn, Sam E.