Ron Erickson Papers, 1985-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Erickson, Ronald E. (b. 1933)
Title
Ron Erickson Papers
Dates
1985-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.0 linear feet and 41 electronic files
3.13 gigabytes of digital material
Collection Number
Mss 912
Summary
Ron Erickson represented Missoula in the Montana State Legislature from 1998-2012. This collection contains materials related to his campaigns, proposed bills to the House and Senate from Erickson’s tenure, and voting reviews and approval ratings from various organizations.
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. Several electronic files were redacted during processing because they contained personal information. Redacted files are open for research; un-redacted files are restricted. Access restrictions related to Personally Identifiable Information will be lifted 50 years from date of creation.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ronald E. Erickson was born April 20, 1933 in Peoria, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University in 1955 and his PhD from the University of Iowa in 1959. Erickson married his wife Nancy with whom he has two children: Terrell and Christine.

Professionally, Ron Erickson worked in various research positions at the University of Texas from 1958-1961. In 1961, Erickson accepted an Assistant Professor position at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York where he taught for five years. Following his time at Canisius College, Erickson taught as an Associate Professor and Professor at the University of Montana from 1965-1998. While at the University of Montana Erickson also served as the Director of Environmental Studies from 1976-1984.

Ron Erickson began his political career as a Democratic Party member in 1998 when he successfully won a seat in the Montana State House of Representatives. He served three terms, then chose not to run in 2004. Instead he was elected countywide to a commission to study county government and also spent two years on the Missoula City-County Planning Board. He was again elected the Montana State House of Representatives in 2006. In 2008, Erickson ran for the Montana State Senate seat for Senate District 47 and won. He served as a state senator until his retirement in 2012.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains Erickson's legislative files from his terms representing Missoula in the Montana House (District 93 from 1998-2009) and Montana Senate (District 47 from 2009-2012) and is divided into four series. The series include campaign materials, information on proposed bills, digital files concerning Erickson's legislative tenure, and approval ratings.

Archives and Special Collections also holds four reel-to-reel tapes from Erickson documenting the inception of the Round River Wilderness Research Project out of Missoula in the 1970s, and several boxes of his subject and faculty files. These materials are currently unprocessed.

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. Non-exclusive copyright to Erickson's material is held by the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

Ron Erickson Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Campaign Materials, 1985-2012Return to Top

1.5 linear feet

This series contains scrapbooks, advertisements, filing forms, voter lists, surveys and other materials from Erickson's political campaigns as well as materials from his opponents' campaigns. The scrapbooks house campaign and election materials, photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

File arrangement reflects the donor's organization.

Voters lists in this series have been restricted due to the personal nature of the information contained within the files.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Walking Sheet Summary
2006
1/2
Erickson Flyers
1998-2008
1/3
Correspondence
1998-2012
1/4
John Parker - Primary Opponent
1998
1/5
Financial Reports
1998-2001 and 2006
10/1
Voter Lists…RESTRICTED
1998 and 2000
1/6
Election Analysis
1994, 1998, 2000 and 2002
1/7
Election Results
1998, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008
1/8
Campaign Finance
2002
1/9
Campaign Filing Forms
1998 and 2000
1/10
Endorsements
1998, 2002 and 2006
1/11
Senate Campaigns
2007-2009 and 2011
10/2
Voter Lists, Senate Runs…RESTRICTED
2006 and 2008
2/1
Correspondence
2006 and Undated
2/2
Senate - Press
2008
2/3
Senate Endorsements
2008
2/4
Senate Campaign Filing forms
2008
2/5
Senate Race, Westridge Creative
2008
2/6
Great Falls, Montana, Talk
2010
Box
8
Scrapbook
1985-2005
9
Scrapbook
2007-2011

Series II:  Bills and Legislative Session Materials, 1999-2011Return to Top

2.0 linear feet

This series contains information on proposed bills to both houses of the Montana State Legislature. Included are Erickson’s notes concerning various proposed bills, Erickson’s Montana State House of Representatives and Montana State Senate personal voting logs, financial information related to various bills, and phone messages, voting information, emails, photographs, and other files associated with Erickson’s tenure in the Montana State Legislature.

File arrangement reflects the donor's organization.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/7
Session Press
2007
2/8
House Tax Notes
2007
2/9
House Tax Notes
March - April 2007
2/10
National Resources Committee Notes
2007
2/11
National Resource Book 2
2007
2/12
House Joint Resolution 39 - Economy Research Study
Undated
2/13
Co-sponsored Bills
2007
2/14
HB 61 - Fire Assessment
2007
2/15
HB 108
2007
2/16
HB 191 - $100 Million in Infrastructure
2008
2/17
HB 227 - Sequestration Loans
2007
2/18
HB 282
2007
2/19
HB 311 - Medical Marijuana
2007
2/20
HB 295 - Growth Policy
Undated
2/21
HB 302 - Lottery and Affordable Housing
Undated
2/22
HB 385 - Bonding for Transportation
Undated
2/23
HB 411 - Major Facility Sitting Act
2007
3/1
HB 509 - Coal Reclamation
2006-2007
3/2
HB 534 - Motorcycle Helmets
2007
3/3
HB 552 - Affordable Housing
2007
3/4
HB 572 - Resident Tax Relief
2007
3/5
HB 573 and 267 - Impact Fees Schools
2007
3/6
HB 598 - Oil, Gas, Infrastructure
Undated
3/7
HB 746 - Capital Campaign
2007
3/8
HB 816 - Waters Edge
2008
3/9
Senate Tax Notes Second Half
2009
3/10
Senate Tax Notes
2011
3/11
Senate Tax Notes Continued
2011
3/12
Notes
2009
3/13
Energy and Telecommunications Notes
2009
3/14
Energy and Telecommunications Notes
2011
3/15
Local Government Notes
2009
3/16
Local Government Record Notes
2009
3/17
Co-sponsored Bills
2009
3/18
SB 5
Undated
3/19
SB 6
Undated
3/20
SB 9 - Transportation Bonds
Undated
3/21
Senate Joint Resolution 10
Undated
3/22
SB 36 - Waters Edge
Undated
3/23
SB 60 - State Fund
2008-2009
3/24
SB 66 - Sequestration
Undated
4/1
SB 71 - Orphan Share fund
2008-2009 and Undated
4/2
SB 179 - Elderly Homeowners Tax Credit
2008-2009 and Undated
4/3
SB 180 - California Tailpipe Standard
2009 and Undated
4/4
SB 191, 192 and 208
2011, 2013 and Undated
4/5
SB 200
2009
4/6
SB 368
Undated
4/7
SB 283
2008-2009
4/8
SB 323 - Landlord/ Tenant
2008-2009 and Undated
4/9
SB 326 - Medical Marijuana Revision
2011
4/10
SB - 459 - Capital Gains
2009-2010
4/11
Bill Drafts
2011
4/12
SB 11 and 12
2010 and Undated
4/13
SB 93
2011 and Undated
4/14
SB 94 - Water' Edge s
2011
4/15
SB 140 - Charter Service
2011
4/16
SB 252
2011
4/17
SB 350
2011 and Undated
4/18
SB 401
2011
4/19
SB 411
2011
4/20
SB 419
2011
4/21
SB 423 - Medical Marijuana
2011
5/1
Co-Sponsor
2011
5/2
61st Legislative Session Review
2009
5/3
Legislative Session Review
2011
5/4
House of Representatives Individual Voting Log
Undated
5/5
House of Representatives Individual Voting Log
Undated
5/6
House of Representatives Democratic Caucus Individual Voting Log
2003
5/7
End of Legislative Session Summary
1999
5/8
HB 434 - Impact Fees
1999-2000
5/9
HB 520 - Metal Mine Reclamation
1999
5/10
HB 569
1999
5/11
HB 634
1999
5/12
Erickson Bills
2001
5/13
HB 23
2000
5/14
HB 24
2001
5/15
HB 57
2001
5/16
HB 58
2001
6/1
HB 59 - Impact Fees
2001
6/2
HB 61 - Fire Assessment
2001
6/3
HB 70 - Retirement
2001
6/4
HB 244
1999
6/5
HB 273
2001
6/6
HB 466 - Transportation
2001
6/7
HB 459
2001
6/8
HB 473 - A Bad Environmental Bill
2001
6/9
HB 565
2001
6/10
House Joint Resolution 38
Undated
6/11
HB 580 and 581
2001
6/12
58th Legislative Session Summary
2003
6/13
HB 58
Undated
6/14
HB 59
Undated
6/15
HB 106
2003
6/16
HB 230
Undated
6/17
HB 236 - Points
2003
6/18
HB 268
2003
6/19
HB 288 - Car Rental Tax
2003
6/20
HB 413 - Cigarette Tax
2003
6/21
HB 520 - Affordable Housing
2003
6/22
HB 506 - Medical Marijuana
2003
6/23
HB 530 - Transportation and Local Growth Policy
Undated
6/24
HB 757 - Destination Montana
2003
6/25
HB 721 - Water's Edge
2003
7/1
HB 765 - Sales Tax
2003
7/2
HB 470 - Senator Jeff Mangan
2003
7/3
Recycled Glass
2003

Series III:  Electronic Files, 1999-2011Return to Top

2.0 linear feet

This series contains phone and web messages concerning proposed bills in the Montana State Legislature, legislative voting records, information on Ron Erickson’s proposed bills, digitally saved news articles related to Erickson’s legislative session activities, photographs, and a video discussing medical marijuana legislation.

During processing, phone and web message files with personally identifiable information (PII) were redacted. The redacted files are available with PII removed. The original files have been restricted.

Container(s) Description Dates
electronic_file
Electronic File
Phone Messages…RESTRICTED
2011
Electronic File
Phone Messages…RESTRICTED
2011
Electronic File
Web Messages…RESTRICTED
2011
Electronic File
Web Messages…RESTRICTED
2011
Electronic File
Phone Messages PII Removed
2011
Electronic File
Phone Messages PII Removed
2011
Electronic File
Web Messages PII Removed
2011
Electronic File
Web Messages PII Removed
2011
Electronic File
Flake Votes
2009
Electronic File
Decisive Votes
2009
Electronic File
General Voting List
2009
Electronic File
Floor Votes
2011
Electronic File
Sponsored Bills
2009
Electronic File
Beartooth NBC Education
2011
Electronic File
Missoulian Medial Marijuana Repeal
2011
Electronic File
NBC Medical Marijuana Repeal
2011
Electronic File
Talk of the Town Medical marijuana Repeal
2011
Electronic File
WMC Profile
2011
Electronic File
YouTube-Oppose Medical Marijuana Repeal
2011
Electronic File
Billings Gazette-GOP Energy Policy
2011
Electronic File
Billings Gazette-Septic System
2011
Electronic File
KPAX-Death Penalty
2011
Electronic File
Flathead Beacon-Wading Boots
2011
Electronic File
CNBC-Business Tax
2011
Electronic File
Helenair-State Tax Collection
2010
Digital Images
Press Photos
Undated
Digital Image
Senate Democrats
Undated
Digital Image
Public Library Photo
2011
Electronic_file
Medical Marijuana Video
2007

Series IV:  Ratings, 1999-2017Return to Top

0.5 linear feet

This series contains various voting reviews and approval ratings of the Montana State Legislature from newspapers, interest groups, think tanks, and a variety of other organizations.

Files have been arranged chrnonlogically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/4
Ratings
1999
7/5
Ratings
2001
7/6
Ratings
2003
7/7
Ratings
2005
7/8
Ratings
2007
7/9
Ratings
2009
7/10
Ratings
2011
7/11
Ratings
2013
7/12
Ratings
2015
7/13
Ratings
2017

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Legislators--Montana
  • Political campaigns--Montana--Missoula
  • Political candidates--Montana
  • Personal Names :
  • Erickson, Ron (b. 1933)--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Montana. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives
  • Montana. Legislative Assembly. Senate
  • United States. Congress. House--Elections
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana--Politics and government--20th century
  • Montana--Politics and government--21st century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Personal Papers
  • Scrapbooks
  • Occupations :
  • Legislators--Montana