Lucile Speer Papers, 1911-1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Speer, Lucile, 1899-1987
Title
Lucile Speer Papers
Dates
1911-1972 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.75 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 585
Summary
The collection contains materials from Lucile Speer’s career at The University of Montana, and her involvement in the Montana Farmer-Labor Institute, the Eugene McCarthy Campaign, and the Montana Constitutional Convention of 1972.
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Lucile Speer was born on January 7, 1899, in Branch County, Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The University of Montana, where her older brother, J.B. Speer, was registrar and business manager. She later got her Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Chicago.

She returned to Montana for two years of library study. After completing the library training course, she became a member of the staff and then the faculty of The University of Montana. She started out as a library assistant in 1928-1929, worked as an assistant cataloguer, and became Documents and Serials Librarian by 1938. She retired in 1968, as Documents Librarian and professor.

Speer was a member of numerous professional associations. She served as secretary and president of the University Teachers Union. She was a founding member of the Montana Farmer-Labor Institute, serving as its secretary from 1944 to 1949. On campus, she was a member of the Faculty Senate and the Chairman of the Archives Committee. She was politically involved through the League of Women Voters of Montana and the Missoula Democratic Club. She later worked on Eugene McCarthy’s campaign in 1968. She was selected as a delegate to the Montana Constitutional Convention of 1972, as a Democrat from Missoula. She wrote the work We, The People…An Introduction to the Montana Constitutional Convention (1972), a public information publication about the new constitution. Speer died in October 1987, in Missoula, Montana.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes correspondence and other materials from the Montana Farmer-Labor Institute, of which Speer was secretary. There are materials from The University of Montana, including clippings about the Duniway Affair, the University Teacher’s Union, and from the library, including the Archives Committee. A small portion of the collection contains materials from the Eugene McCarthy Campaign of 1968. The largest part of the collection contains materials related to the Montana Constitutional Convention of 1972. This part of the collection is arranged alphabetically by subject. It contains correspondence, committee papers, and Speer’s manuscript of We, The People…An Introduction to the Montana Constitutional Convention [1972].

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 status unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Lucile Speer 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:  Montana Farmer-Labor Institute, 1944-1965 and undatedReturn to Top

1 linear ft.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Correspondence
1944
1/2
Correspondence
1944
1/3
Correspondence
1945
1/4
Correspondence, A-L
1945
1/5
Correspondence, M-Z
1945
1/6
Contributions
1945
1/7
Financial report
1945-1946
1/8
Publicity and clippings
1945-1948 and undated
1/9
Registration, announcements, financial reports
1946
1/10
Correspondence
1946
1/11
Addresses, registration lists
1947-1949
1/12
Joint committee on minutes
1947-1965
2/1
Correspondence
1947
2/2
Correspondence
1948-1949
2/3
Correspondence, A-L
1948
2/4
Correspondence, M-Z
1948
2/5
Correspondence
1949
2/6
Photographs
circa 1944-1949

Series II:  The University of Montana, 1911-1965 and undatedReturn to Top

0.5 linear ft.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
Duniway Affair, clippings
1911 and undated
3/2
Duniway Affair
1911-1937 and undated
3/3
The University of Montana Archives
1933-1952 and undated
3/4
The University of Montana Archives Committee
1945-1965 and undated
3/5
Keeney Case
1938 and undated
3/6
University of Montana Teacher’s Union, includes minutes
1943-1965 and undated
3/7
University Teacher’s Union
1944-1962 and undated
3/8
Montana State Federation of Teachers
1943-1963 and undated
3/9
Education Committee
circa 1944 and undated
3/10
President Oscar J. Craig
1949 and undated
4/1
Bottomly Memorial Fund
1961-1963 and undated

Series III:  Eugene McCarthy Campaign, 1968Return to Top

3 folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/2
Democratic National Convention
1968
4/3
Campaign stickers
1968
4/4
Correspondence and clippings
1968

Series IV:  Montana Constitutional Convention (1972), , 1967-1972 and undatedReturn to Top

2 linear ft.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/5
Bill of Rights, Right to Bear Arms
1972
4/6
Clippings
1972
4/7
Committee assignments/hearings calendar
1972
4/8
Committee reports
1971-1972
5/1
Correspondence-official
1971-1972
5/2
Court Improvement; Montana Plan for
[1972]
5/3
Drafts of pamphlet A Constitutional Convention for Montana
1970 and undated
5/4
Education
1971-1972
5/5
Education article of Montana Constitution, correspondence regarding government aid to parochial schools
1972
5/6
Education article of Montana Constitution, correspondence regarding government aid to parochial schools
1972
5/7
Education article of Montana Constitution, correspondence from schoolchildren regarding government aid to parochial schools
1972
5/8
General government
1971-1972
5/9
Local Government Article, marking draft of proposals
[1972]
5/10
Local Government Committee
undated
5/11
Local Government Committee Testimony
1972
5/12
Local government correspondence
1971-1972
6/1
Miscellaneous
1971-1972
6/2
Miscellaneous correspondence
1972
6/3
Natural resources and environment
1971-1972 and undated
6/4
Notes; handwritten
[1972]
6/5
Opposition-Citizens for Constitutional Government
[1972]
6/6
Possible issues for Constitutional Convention
[1972]
6/7
Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention, Helena, Montana
1971-1972
6/8
Public information
1972
6/9
Public Information Committee
1971-1972
7/1
Public Information Program Referendum/Constitution Revision Commission Staff
1968-1970 and undated
7/2
Publications and miscellaneous
1971-1972
7/3
Questionnaires
1971 and undated
7/4
Ratification; campaign
1972
7/5
Resolutions
1971-1972
7/6
Revision Commission
1969-1970
7/7
Revision Commission and other
1971-1972
7/8
Right-to-Work-Labor
1972
7/9
Speeches and miscellaneous
1971-1972
7/10
Style, Drafting, and Transition Committee
1967-1971 and undated
8/1
We, The People…An Introduction to the Montana Constitutional Convention, manuscript
[1972]
8/2
Unidentified reel-to-reel audiotape [from K.V.C.K., Wolf Point, Montana]
circa 1972

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College teachers' unions--Montana--Missoula
  • Constitutional conventions--Montana
  • Labor movement--Montana.
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1968
  • Women in the labor movement--Montana
  • Women in politics--Montana
  • Personal Names :
  • McCarthy, Eugene J.,--1916-
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Montana--Missoula
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana--Politics and government--20th century
  • Occupations :
  • Academic librarians--Montana--Missoula
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • We, The People…An Introduction to the Montana Constitutional Convention
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Montana Farmer-Labor Institute
    • Montana. Constitutional Convention--(1971-1972)
    • University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.)