William H. Artz Papers, 1971-1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Artz, William H.
Title
William H. Artz Papers
Dates
1971-1972 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.0 linear foot
Collection Number
Mss 190 (collection)
Summary
This collection contains Mr. Artz's papers pertaining to his election campaign and his term as a delegate for the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention.
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 encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

William H. Artz was born in Montana and made his home in Great Falls. He was a certified public accountant and was named by Governor Forrest Anderson to a six-year term with the State Board of Accounting. He was active in organizations such as the Knights of Columbus and chairman of the finance committee for the Holy Family Parish. He ran as a Democrat for the delegate seat in the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention representing Cascade County and won.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains Mr. Artz's papers pertaining to his election campaign and his term as a delegate for the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention. It includes correspondence with the public sector and their opinions about different proposal that were being considered by the convention.

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], William H. Artz Papers, 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

Series I:  General Correspondence , 1971-1972 Return to Top

3 folders

This series includes pre-election letters of recommendation supporting William Artz; constituents' requests for interviews with Mr. Artz; and questionnaires. Post-election correspondence includes petitions to Mr. Artz by other elected delegates who were running for office within the Constitutional Convention; letters concerning the organization of the convention; and congratulatory letters. Also included are letters from individual citizens, businesses, schools, and private organizations with recommendation for the new state constitution. Included are responses from Mr. Artz. These letters highlight the issues concerning Montana citizens during this time.

Correspondence is generally arranged chronologically with some letters undated.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
1971 and undated
1/2
1972 and undated
1/3
1972 and undated

Series II:  Amendments , 1972Return to Top

1 folder

This series includes detailed amendment proposals offered by the constitutional convention delegates to the Committee of the Whole Amendment. These are suggested amendments to the proposals on constitutional revisions presented by the different Constitutional Convention committees (see Series V). The suggestions range from simple grammatical corrections to deletions of whole sections. There are indications as to whether proposals were passed or defeated. Some include vote counts.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/4
Delegate Amendment Proposals
1972

Series III:  Campaign materials , 1971Return to Top

1 folder

This series consists of newspaper clippings pertaining to the election. They include reports on election results, expenditures of each successful candidate, party affiliations, biographical sketches, and advertisements. This folder includes the primary and general election results divided by district and subdivided by county. Also included are Mr. Artz's official nomination and membership certificates both signed by Governor Forrest Anderson.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/5
Election Clippings and Vote Counts
1971

Series IV:  Clippings and Pamphlets , 1971-1972 Return to Top

1 folder

This series consists primarily of newspaper clippings concerning issues that faced the Constitutional Convention and citizens' opinions. Included in this folder are a few articles and editorial opinions. Also included are a few instructional pamphlets pertaining to the Constitutional Convention. The newspaper clippings are generally arranged chronologically with some clippings undated.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/6
Clippings and Pamphlets
1971-1972 and undated

Series V:  Committee Proposals , 1972Return to Top

2 folders

The first folder in this series includes official proposals on constitutional revisions by the different Constitutional Convention committees. The first folder includes proposals from the following committees: Bill of Rights; General Government and Constitutional Amendment; Local Government; Education and Public Lands; and Public Health, Welfare, Labor and Industry. This folder also includes a clerical manual for writing a committee proposal and a few amendment suggestions similar to those in Series II. Included in the second folder are proposals from the following committees: Revenue and Finance; Natural Resources and Agriculture; Judiciary; Executive; Legislative; and General Government and Constitutional Amendment.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/7
Constitutional Revision Proposals
1972
2/1
Constitutional Revision Proposals
1972

Series VI:  Constitutional Convention Papers , 1971-1972Return to Top

3 folders

The three folders in this series consist of miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Constitutional Convention. The papers include a few biographical sketches of candidates; minutes from meetings; polls and questionnaires; vote analysis; amendment proposals; correspondence; ballots; official rosters and addresses of delegates; delegate and citizen statements; newspaper clippings and articles; budget numbers; committee reports; a floor map of the convention in the second folder; a convention profile in the third folder; and other papers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/2
Statements, Comments, Suggestions, and Other Papers
1971-1972 and undated
2/3
Statements, Comments, Suggestions, and Other Papers
1971-1972 and undated
2/4
Statements, Comments, Suggestions, and Other Papers
1972 and undated

Series VII:  Reports , 1972Return to Top

3 folders

The first folder in this series includes the final considerations of the Style, Drafting, Transition and Submission Committee on the various revised articles of the constitution and Bill of Rights. The second folder includes official statements of individual citizens (including the Mayor of Great Falls), and representatives of companies and organizations. The third folder includes committee proposal reports that were submitted to the Committee on Style, Drafting, Transition and Submission.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/5
Order of Business and Final Considerations
1972
2/6
Statements
1972
2/7
Committee on Style, Drafting, Transmission, and Submission Proposals
1972

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Constitutional conventions--Montana
  • Corporate Names :
  • Montana. Constitution (1972)
  • Montana. Constitutional Convention (1971-1972)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Cascade County (Mont.)
  • Montana--Politics and government--20th century