Lewis W. Fenske, Sr., Papers, 1925-1948  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fenske, Lewis W.
Title
Lewis W. Fenske, Sr., Papers
Dates
1925-1948
Quantity
8 items
Collection Number
Collection 2203, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Lewis W. Fenske, Sr. Papers consist of correspondence discussing matters including: economic and political conditions in postwar Europe, Wheeler's 1946 reelection campaign and defeat, and the 1948 campaign for senator in Montana. Sam C. Ford was governor of Montana from 1941 to 1949.
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.

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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Lewis W. Fenske was a eastern Montana farmer with an interest in state and national politics. His birth and death dates are unknown. During the 1920s and 1940s, Fenske carried on correspondence with Milburn Lincoln Wilson, Burton Kendall Wheeler, and Sam C. Ford. Eight of the replies he received are in this collection.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Milburn Lincoln Wilson was a professor of Agricultural Economics at Montana State College, Bozeman, and was United States Undersecretary of Agriculture during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. Wilson also served as secretary and general manager of Fairway Farms Corporation of Montana, an experimental farm project. Two of replies to Fenske found in this collection concern the operation of Fairway Farms and the application of A.P. Adams to participate in the project. Burton Kendall Wheeler was United States Senator from Montana, serving from 1923 through 1947. Wheeler wrote five of the letters in this collection to Fenske, discussing matters including: economic and political conditions in postwar Europe, Wheeler's 1946 reelection campaign and defeat, and the 1948 campaign for senator in Montana. Sam C. Ford was governor of Montana from 1941 to 1949. His letter to Fenske concerns the reelection defeat of Wheeler in 1946. The letters have been calendared in chronological order. All letters are to Lewis W. Fenske, Sr. and one page unless otherwise indicated.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1 1: Milburn L. Wilson, Washington, D.C. September 16, 1925
1 2: Milburn L. Wilson, Washington, D.C. January 30, 1928
1 3: Burton K. Wheeler, Washington, D.C.
(3 pp.; envelope)
July 11, 1945
1 4: Burton K. Wheeler, Washington, D.C. December 29, 1945
1 5: Burton K. Wheeler, Washington, D.C.
(envelope)
July 27, 1946
1 6: Sam C. Ford, Helena, Montana November 12, 1946
1 7: Burton K. Wheeler, Washington, D.C. January 21, 1947
1 8: Burton K. Wheeler, Washington, D.C.
(envelope)
October 7, 1948

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agriculture-Montana-Experimentation
  • Elections-Montana
  • Personal Names :
  • Ford, Sam C. (Sam Clarence), 1882-1961-Correspondence
  • Wheeler, Burton K. (Burton Kendall), 1882-1975-Correspondence
  • Wilson, M. L. (Milburn Lincoln), 1885-1969-Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Fairway Farms Corporation of Montana
  • United States-Congress-Senate
  • Geographical Names :
  • Europe-Economic conditions-1945-
  • Europe-Politics and government-1945-
  • Montana-Politics and government-20th century