Steve Waldron Papers, 1976-1985  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Waldron, Steve, 1946-
Title
Steve Waldron Papers
Dates
1976-1985 (inclusive)
Quantity
12 linear feet, (24 boxes)
Collection Number
Mss 186
Summary
Steve Waldron was a member of the Montana House of Representatives from 1977 to 1985, representing Missoula. He focused on issues related to women, workers, and education.
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.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Steve Waldron was born September 19, 1946, in Crosby, Minnesota. He moved to Butte, Montana, in 1949 and attended Butte schools. In 1967, he moved to Missoula, Montana, where he was a sawmill worker.

Waldron served in the Montana House of Representatives from 1977 to 1985, representing Missoula Districts 97 and 58 as a Democrat. He focused on issues related to women, workers, and education.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes organizational papers, correspondence files, research materials, reference reports, and newspaper clippings generated and collected by Steve Waldron during his tenure in the Montana House of Representatives. Correspondence in this collection represents both incoming and outgoing materials ranging across a spectrum of legislative topics and includes constituents, elected officials, state employees, legislative staff members, and professional researchers. The research files in this collection often contain marked-up or final copies of state legislation, handwritten notes, and testimonial transcriptions. Materials in this collection present insights into the internal workings of the Montana State Legislature in the years following adoption of the 1972 Montana Constitution, Waldron's representative and legislative approach, and prominent issues of concern during the time period.

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], Steve Waldron 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:  Appointment Book, 1981Return to Top

1 folder

This series consists of one daily appointment book kept by Steve Waldron during the 1981 Montana Legislative Session.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
1981

Series II:  Correspondence, 1976-1985 Return to Top

3.5 linear feet

This series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence ranging across a spectrum of legislative topics. Correspondents include constituents, elected officials, state employees, legislative staff members, and professional researchers. Topics include action requests, legislative strategies, and inquiries on behalf of constituents. These materials provide insights into the internal workings of the Montana Legislature in the years following passage of the current State Constitution and Steve Waldron's approach to his legislative responsibilities.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/2
Outgoing, Legislature
1977
1/3
Legislative Session
March 1977
1/4
Legislative Session
February 1977
1/5
Gambling
1977
1/6
Displaced Homemakers
1977
1/7
Outgoing
1977
1/8
Outgoing
1978
1/9
Outgoing
1979
1/10
Incoming
1978-1979
2/1
Outgoing, Legislature
1979
2/2
Incoming, Legislature
1979
2/3
Chairmanship, Outgoing
January 1979
2/4
Appropriations Committee, Incoming
1979
2/5
Incoming
1981
2/6
Outgoing
1983
2/7
Legislative Session
January 1985
2/8
Legislative Session
February 1985
2/9
Legislative Session
February 1985
2/10
Legislative Session
February 1985
3/1
Legislative Session
February 1985
3/2
Legislative Session
February 1985
3/3
Legislative Session
February - March 1985
3/4
Legislative Session
February - March 1985
3/5
Legislative Session
March 1985
3/6
Legislative Session
March 1985
3/7
Incoming
March - April 1985
4/1
Legislative Session
April 1985
4/2
General
1976
4/3
General
January 1977
4/4
General
January 1977
4/5
General
January 1977
4/6
General
February 1977
5/1
General
February 1977
5/2
General
March - May 1977
5/3
General
June - November 1977
5/4
General
1978
5/5
General
January 1979
5/6
General
February 1979
5/7
General
March 1979
5/8
General
May - December 1979
5/9
General
1980
5/10
General
January 1981
5/11
General
February 1981
6/1
General
March 1981
6/2
General
April 1981
6/3
General
1982
6/4
General
January 1983
6/5
General
February 1983
6/6
General
February 1983
6/7
General
March 1983
6/8
General
March 1983
6/9
General
January - May 1985
7/1
General
undated
7/2
General
undated
7/3
General
undated
7/4
General
undated

Series III:  Research Files, 1932-1985 Return to Top

7.0 linear feet

This series contains research files collected by Steve Waldron during his tenure in the Montana State Legislature and are organized by subject (following his original headings). Files in this series contain a mix of legislative bills (both marked-up and final copies), Waldron's handwritten notes, transcriptions of testimony, and legislative staff reports. Most materials relate directly to bills before the Legislature (often bills that received attention across several sessions); however, some files concern topics of interest to Steve Waldron that never reached the level of formal legislative introduction. These materials provide insights into the internal workings of the Montana Legislature and Steve Waldron's focal issues.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/1
ATV Laws
undated
8/2
Aging Services
undated
8/3
Aging Study, SJR 28
undated
8/4
Agister's Lien, HB 204
undated
8/5
Agrischool, HB 815
undated
8/6
Aircraft Pool
undated
8/7
Alcohol, HB 420
undated
8/8
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
undated
8/9
Alcoholism
undated
8/10
Alcohol Tax, HB 439
undated
8/11
Alcohol Tax, HB 651
undated
8/12
All-terrain Vehicles, HB 633
undated
8/13
Ambulance Districts, HB 240
undated
8/14
Alternative Fuel Tax, HB 17, LP 6
undated
8/15
Amending County Budget Laws, HB 477
undated
8/16
Amendments, HB 447
undated
8/17
Annual Intake Unit Activities
1983
8/18
Annual Visits to Nursing Homes, HB 165
undated
8/19
Anti-child Zoning
undated
8/20
Appropriations Bills
undated
8/21
Appropriations Bills
1977
8/22
Appropriating Funds, HB 416
undated
8/23
Appropriation Committee, Memberships and Meeting Room
undated
8/24
Arts Council
January 1985
8/25
Assistance Payments
undated
8/26
Attorney General, Consumer Affairs, HB 590
undated
8/27
Audit Bureau
January 1981
8/28
Audit and Program Compliance
undated
8/29
Audit Committee Bills
undated
8/30
Boulder River School and Hospital
undated
8/31
Bad Checks, HB 751
undated
8/32
Bank Share Tax Subcommittee, HB 735-1817
undated
8/33
Battered Spouses, HB 800
undated
8/34
Battered Wives, HB 780
undated
9/1
Beer and Wine, HB 374
undated
9/2
Bills that May Decrease Revenue of Local Courts
undated
9/3
Board of Pardons
undated
9/4
Board of Real Estate, HB 846
undated
9/5
Bonding Mortgage, Finance and Insurance, HB 714
undated
9/6
Bonding Removal, SB 125
undated
9/7
Boulder
undated
9/8
Budget Bill, SB 235
undated
9/9
CMHC
undated
9/10
Canyon Ferry
undated
9/11
Center for the Aged
undated
9/12
Central Office
undated
9/13
Central Office and Management Services
undated
9/14
Centralized Funding for School Foundation, HB 809
undated
9/15
Certificate of Need, HB 458
undated
9/16
Child Abuse, HJR 69
undated
9/17
Child/Maternal Health/Dental
undated
9/18
Children Trust Fund, SB 19, HB 252, HB 540
undated
9/19
Cigarette Fair Sales Act Repeal, HB 106
undated
9/20
Cigarette Sales, HB 681
undated
9/21
Cigarette Sales, Exempt, HB 518
undated
9/22
Cigarette Tax, HB 45
undated
9/23
Civil Attorney (County), HB 133
undated
9/24
Clarice Cushman
undated
10/1
Classification Limits, HB 806
undated
10/2
Coal Tax, SB 44
undated
10/3
Coal Tax Trust Fund
undated
10/4
Coal Tax Funding for Parks, HB 77
undated
10/5
Coal Tax Giveaway, HB 607
undated
10/6
Community-Based Corrections
undated
10/7
Conduct of Business and Local Government, HB 859
undated
10/8
Consolidated Services, HB 760
undated
10/9
Co-payment, HB 731
undated
10/10
Corrections
undated
10/11
Corrections Division
undated
10/12
Counseling Cost for Rape and Incest, HB 44
undated
10/13
County Budget Law, HB 477
undated
10/14
County Impact
undated
10/15
County Salaries, SB 50
undated
10/16
Crime
undated
10/17
DCA Reorganization
undated
10/18
DDD
undated
10/19
DHES Requirements, HB 206
undated
10/20
DOL Supplement
undated
10/21
Day Care, SA-HB 646
undated
10/22
Definition of Non-Highway Vehicles, HB 871
undated
10/23
Department of Health and Environmental Sciences
undated
10/24
Department of Health and Environmental Sciences
undated
10/25
Department of Highways
undated
10/26
Department of Institutions, HB 450
undated
10/27
Department of Labor
undated
10/28
Displaced Homemakers, HB 400
undated
11/1
Displaced Homemakers
undated
11/2
Displaced Homemakers, HB 623
undated
11/3
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, HB 419
undated
11/4
Eastmont
undated
11/5
Eastmont
undated
11/6
Education
undated
11/7
Elected Officials
undated
11/8
Election
1978
11/9
Eligibility Tax, SRS
undated
11/10
Ethics File
1981-1982
11/11
Family Violence, SB 449
undated
11/12
Federal Highway Proposals and Construction
undated
11/13
Fees for Heavy Drugs, HB 6
undated
12/1
Fire Marshal, HB 132, HB 162
undated
12/2
Fiscal Analysis
undated
12/3
Fiscal Change, SB 412
undated
12/4
Fish and Game Commission, HB 791
undated
12/5
Food and Consumer Safety, Air Quality, Solid Waste Management, and Occupational Health
undated
12/6
Form Letter
undated
12/7
Four Cs and Day Care
undated
12/8
Foster Care and Group Home
undated
12/9
Friends to Youth
undated
12/10
Friends to Youth, Mental Health
1985
12/11
Gambling in America
undated
12/12
Game Bird Licensing, HB 568
undated
12/13
Garbage District Elections, Apelstad, SB 343
undated
12/14
General Assistance for Single Parents
1985
12/15
Genetics, Shodair Hospital, HB 430
undated
12/16
Government Bonds Revision, SB 307
undated
12/17
Grace Periods for Motor Registration, HB 125
undated
12/18
Grandparent Visitation Rights, HB 88
undated
12/19
Grizzly Bear Habitat, HJR 68
undated
12/20
Gross Procedes, HB 198
undated
12/21
HB 421
undated
12/22
HB 500
undated
12/23
HB 538
undated
12/24
HB 714
undated
12/25
HURA
undated
12/26
Health Department Pass Through, HB 289
undated
12/27
Higher Education Revision, HB 80
undated
12/28
Highway Department
undated
12/29
Highway Department
undated
12/30
Highway Sufficiency, HB 9
undated
12/31
Highways, HJR 56
undated
13/1
Historical Society
1985
13/2
Homestead Exemption, HB 668
undated
13/3
Homestead Tax Relief, HB 828
undated
13/4
Hotel Tax, HB 393, HB 392
undated
13/5
Hotel Tax, HB 427
undated
13/6
House Appropriations Committee Report, HB 500
undated
13/7
Housing, Student
undated
13/8
Human Resources
undated
13/9
Human Rights Commission
undated
13/10
Incentive Programs, HB 73, HB 875
undated
13/11
Income Tax Privacy, HB 157
undated
13/12
Indian Education, HB 707, HJR 56
undated
13/13
Institution Cost and Policy
undated
13/14
Institutions, Final Actions
undated
13/15
Institutions
undated
13/16
Joint Custody, HB 717
undated
13/17
Joint Custody, SB 152
undated
13/18
Joint Subcommittee on Appropriations
undated
13/19
Junk Food, HB 115
undated
13/20
LRB Veterans Home
undated
14/1
Lactrile, HB 97
undated
14/2
Land Use, HB 630
undated
14/3
Law Enforcement Amendments, HB 122
undated
14/4
LC Center for the Aged
undated
14/5
Lecture to NCSL
undated
14/6
Legal Indexes
1981
14/7
Legislation
undated
14/8
Legislation
1979
14/9
Legislative Auditor
undated
14/10
Legislative Auditor
undated
14/11
Legislative Bills, Status Sheets, and Committees
1979
14/12
Legislative Materials
undated
14/13
Levy, HB 191
undated
15/1
Liability Insurance, HB 157
undated
15/2
Library Supplemental (Crabtree v. Library)
December 1984
15/3
Liquor, HB 447
undated
15/4
Liquor Tax, HB 627
undated
15/5
Liquor Sales, HB 564
undated
15/6
Lobbyists
undated
15/7
Lobbyist Disclosure
undated
15/8
Local Government
undated
15/9
Local Government Code, SJR 319
undated
15/10
Local Government Revision, HB 851
undated
15/11
Local Montana Revenue, HJR 61
undated
15/12
Long Range Planning
January 1985
15/13
Montana Conservation Corps, HB 823
undated
15/14
MYTC
undated
16/1
Mandatory Retirement Report
undated
16/2
Marriage License Fee, HB 45
undated
16/3
Medicaid
February 1985
16/4
Medical Assistance
undated
16/5
Medical Assistance, Medicaid
undated
16/6
Meeting with Governor
undated
16/7
Mental Health, HB 202
undated
16/8
Mental Health and Residential Services
undated
16/9
Midwifery, HB 587
undated
16/10
Midwifery, HB 514
undated
16/11
Mining Restrictions, SB 278
undated
16/12
Legislation
undated
16/13
Montana Forest and Conservation, Experimental Station, Biennial Reports
1983-1984
16/14
Montana Perinatal Program
January - March 1985
16/15
Montana State Hospital
February 1985
16/16
Montana Youth Center, HB 878
undated
16/17
Motor Fee Increase, HB 870
undated
16/18
Motor Rules and Regulations
undated
16/19
Motor Vehicle Fee, Court and Lock Grant, HB 870
undated
16/20
Motor Vehicle Tax
undated
16/21
Mountain View
January 1985
16/22
Mountain View Juvenile Justice, HB 667
undated
16/23
Municipal Courts, HB 217
undated
16/24
Municipal Courts, SB 217
undated
16/25
Natural Resources and Business Regulation
undated
16/26
Naturopathic Medicine, HB 435
undated
16/27
Office of Public Instruction
January 1985
17/1
Payments in Lieu of Tax, HB 516
undated
17/2
Pay Plan
undated
17/3
Personal Privilege, Paul Prestoria
undated
17/4
Physicians Assistant, Keyser
undated
17/5
Pine Hills
undated
17/6
Pine Hills
undated
17/7
Planning Issues, Disease, Facilities, Legal Issues
undated
17/8
Pregnant Teens, HJR 19
undated
17/9
Press Releases
1975
17/10
Priorities for People
undated
17/11
Priorities for People
undated
17/12
Prison
undated
17/13
Prison
undated
17/14
Prison Charges
undated
17/15
Prison Industries, HB 490
undated
17/16
Prison Care
undated
17/17
Prison Ranch
undated
17/18
Prison Reimbursement
undated
17/19
Prison Relief Value, HB 546
undated
17/20
Pro-Choice
undated
17/21
"Profile of a Lawmaker," by Bruce E. Nelson
undated
17/22
Program Planning, ADAP
undated
17/23
Property Management
undated
17/24
Property Tax
undated
17/25
Property Tax, HB 3
undated
17/26
Public Works Contracted, HB 695
undated
17/27
Reapportionment by Legislature, SB 238
undated
17/28
Regulation of Water Well Contractors, HB 806
undated
17/29
Renal Program
undated
18/1
Reuse and Recycling Act, HB 2
undated
18/2
Revenue and Spending Projects
undated
18/3
Revenue Resolution, HJR 9
undated
18/4
Retirement Contingency, HB 842
undated
18/5
Revenue Estimates
undated
18/6
Revenue Sharing, Vincent Bill
undated
18/7
Revenue vs. Spending Forecast
undated
18/8
Revision of Public Funding, HB 289
undated
18/9
SB 4
undated
18/10
SID Consolidation, SB 345
undated
18/11
SID Deferral
undated
18/12
SID Deferral
undated
18/13
SJR 29 Status Offenders
undated
18/14
SRS
undated
18/15
SRS Assistance Payments
undated
18/16
SRS Vocational Rehabilitation
undated
18/17
Safety Equipment, HB 777
undated
18/18
Salary Bill
undated
18/19
School for the Deaf and Blind
undated
18/20
School Foundation, Centralization, HB 538
undated
18/21
School Funding
undated
18/22
Select Committee on Aging
undated
18/23
Senior Citizens, HB 679
undated
18/24
Service Distribution, HB 115
undated
18/25
Service Fees, SB 207
undated
18/26
Services to Disabled Persons, HB 909, SJR 9
undated
18/27
Shortfalls in Revenue, HB 715
undated
19/1
Snowmobile, HB 158
undated
19/2
Social Services
undated
19/3
Social Services Rehabilitation
undated
19/4
Social Services Rehabilitation
undated
19/5
Special Olympics, HB 410
undated
19/6
State Assembly District Courts
undated
19/7
State Banks, HB 786
undated
19/8
State Budget Committee Papers
undated
19/9
State Equalization of School Funding, HB 809
undated
19/10
State Government Food Purchases
undated
19/11
State Library
undated
19/12
State Mandates, HB 61
undated
19/13
State School Mandate, HB 207
undated
19/14
Status Sheets
undated
19/15
Subcommittee Newsletter
1985
19/16
Subdivision Fee, HB 179
undated
19/17
Submission of Balanced Budget, SJR 15
undated
19/18
Sunset Audit
undated
20/1
Sunset Law
undated
20/2
Swan River Forest Camp
undated
20/3
Taxation
undated
20/4
Taxation
undated
20/5
Taxation
undated
20/6
Temporary TRO
undated
21/1
Third Reading Bills
undated
21/2
Tourist Tax, HB 280, HB 599, HB 230
undated
21/3
Transfer of Custody to SRS, HB 489
undated
21/4
Unemployed Parent, SB 122
undated
21/5
University Funding, LFA
undated
21/6
University Special Session, Funding, Medicaid, Vo-tech
undated
21/7
Urban Transportation District
undated
21/8
Vehicle Fee, HB 483
undated
21/9
Veteran Affairs
1980-1981
21/10
Veterans Home
undated
21/11
Veterans Home
undated
21/12
Video Testimony from Incest Victims, HB 61
undated
21/13
Vision Quest, HB 684
undated
21/14
Visual Services
undated
21/15
Vocational Rehabilitation
undated
21/16
Vo-tech
undated
21/17
Waitress Tips, HB 190
undated
21/18
Wastewater, HB 207
undated
21/19
Water Tax, HB 473
undated
21/20
WETA
undated
22/1
Water Quality, Environmental Administration, and Communicable Diseases
1981
22/2
Welfare State Assumption, HB 798
undated
22/3
Women's Corrections
undated
22/4
Women's Rights
undated
22/5
Workers' Compensation, HB 756
undated
22/6
Workfare, HB 258
undated
22/7
Work Privilege, Tax Inventory
undated
22/8
YEP
undated
22/9
Youth Court Commitment, SB 411
undated
22/10
Youth Corrections, Mountain View
undated
22/11
Youth Development
1980

Series IV:  Reports, undatedReturn to Top

0.5 linear feet

This series contains formal reports, usually from state administrative offices, that Steve Waldron collected during his tenure in the Montana State Legislature.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
22/12
Deep Creek
undated
22/13
Medicaid
undated
22/14
Mountain View/Pine Hills Consolidation
undated
23/1
Depreciation Allowance, HB 160
undated
23/2
Prison Information
undated
23/3
Prison Security Expansion
undated
23/4
Public Employees Retirement Division
undated

Series V:  Clippings, 1977-1983Return to Top

0.5 linear feet

This series contains clippings from Montana newspapers that Steve Waldron collected during his tenure in the Montana State Legislature. Most of the clippings reference bills before the Legislature, issues related to legislation, and the Montana House of Representatives' operations. Some of the clippings directly reference Steve Waldron as a legislative member. From 1979 through 1983 clippings document issues of both legislative and personal interest to Mr. Waldron.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
23/5
Legislature
1977
23/6
Legislature
1977
23/7
Legislature
1977
23/8
Legislature
1977
24/1
Legislature
1977
24/2
General
1979
24/3
General
1981
24/4
General
1983

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Education and state--Montana
  • Labor laws and legislation -- Montana
  • Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--Montana
  • Corporate Names :
  • Montana. Legislature. House of Representatives
  • Democratic Party (Mont.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana--Politics and government--20th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Legislation--Montana
  • Occupations :
  • Legislators--Montana