Collections related to Mark O. Hatfield, 1952-2004  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Collections related to Mark O. Hatfield
Dates
1952-2004 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 linear feet, (6 boxes)
Collection Number
WUA077
Summary
This collection contains several small collections related to Mark O. Hatfield and his political career. Materials include publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, campaign materials, correspondence, and memorabilia.
Repository
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
97301
Telephone: 503-370-6866
Fax: 503-370-6141
archives@willamette.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Mark Odom Hatfield was born in Dallas, Oregon on July 12, 1922 and was the only child of Charles D. and Dovie Odom Hatfield. Hatfield grew up in Salem, Oregon and graduated from North Salem High School in 1940. He attended Willamette University, graduating in three years in order to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1945 he participated in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa as a landing craft officer. Afterward, he visited Hiroshima where he witnessed the aftermath of the atomic bomb. Following his time in Japan, Hatfield was assigned to aid French troops in Vietnam.

After the war, Hatfield attended Stanford University and received his master's degree in political science in 1949. He returned to Salem and became an associate professor in the politics department at his alma mater (1949-1956). He also served as dean of students at Willamette University from 1950 to 1956. While still teaching, Hatfield became a member of the Oregon House of Representatives (1951-1955), then the Senate in 1955. Hatfield won the election for Oregon Secretary of State in 1957, and two years later became Oregon's 29th governor. He was the youngest person ever to serve in either office. He served two terms as governor before he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1966. Hatfield served five terms spanning 30 years in the U.S. Senate, becoming Oregon's longest-serving senator. His wartime experiences profoundly shaped his political views. He would be an opponent of war and nuclear arms, a pro-life and anti-death penalty supporter, and an advocate for federal spending on medical research.

Hatfield spent 46 years of his life in public service before he retired in 1997, having never lost an election during his long political career. He was the seventh most senior Senator and the second most senior Republican at the time of his retirement. He resumed his career in teaching, serving at Willamette University, Portland State University, and George Fox University. Hatfield died on August 7, 2011 at the age of 89.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Loren Hicks series contains publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, and campaign materials collected by Loren Hicks relating to the political career of Mark O. Hatfield. The majority of these materials can be dated to Hatfield's first and second terms as Governor of the state of Oregon. This collection includes several documents signed by Mark O. Hatfield, as well as newspaper articles recording political milestones in Hatfield's career.

The Angela Mahoney series encompases a range of materials from Senator Mark Hatfield's re-election campaign in the 1980s. It includes brochures, petition letters, flyers, correspondence, and a binder that clarifies Hatfield's stance on issues and outlines some of the projects he worked on. Other materials include campaign memorabilia such as a hat, poster, and bumper stickers; newspaper articles (1985-1997); correspondence (1966-1994); "The Sojourner File" (1983); and material pertaining to Willamette University and Oregon politics.

The Stephen Koschal series contains letters, press clippings, and photographs from Senator Hatfield to Stephen Koschal dating from 1966 to 1996. Their correspondence often included autographed photographs, memorabilia, and publications. Also included is correspondence from Hatfield's personal secretary Janet Lamos.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collections related to Mark O. Hatfield, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Loren Hicks material on Mark O. Hatfield, 1952-2004,   (bulk 1958-1967) Return to Top

1.5 linear feet, (3 boxes)

Loren Hicks was born on November 7, 1919, in Salem, Oregon. He graduated from Willamette University in 1942 and entered the U.S. Army soon thereafter. Hicks served in the European theater, and rose to the rank of captain. As a member of the Army Reserve, he later attained the rank of colonel. Upon returning to the United States, Hicks enrolled in the Willamette University College of Law, graduating in 1949. He practiced law in Salem for the next decade.

From 1959 until 1965, Hicks served as legal counsel for Governor Mark O. Hatfield. In 1960, Hicks was appointed circuit court judge for Marion County. Hicks was then appointed to the newly created position of State Court Administrator in 1972, a position that he held until his retirement in 1980.

In 1995, Hicks was honored by the Salem Chamber of Commerce with a Distinguished Service Award, and in 1997 he was deemed a Distinguished Alumni by Willamette University. Hicks died April 26, 2014.

This collection contains publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, and campaign materials collected by Loren Hicks relating to the political career of Mark O. Hatfield. The majority of these materials can be dated to Hatfield's first and second terms as Governor of the state of Oregon. This collection includes several documents signed by Mark O. Hatfield. Newspaper articles record political milestones in Hatfield's career, such as his decision to run for Governor of the state of Oregon and his subsequent victories. Photographs include standard portraiture, diplomatic visits, as well as candid shots of the governor. Campaign materials include bumper stickers, donation envelopes, and pamphlets.

The Loren Hicks materials on Mark O. Hatfield have been arranged in three subseries: A - Election Materials, B - Photographs, C - Publications. Subseries A and C are ordered chronologically. Subseries B is ordered alphabetically by folder title.

Donated by Loren Hicks, 2008.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Election Materials
1952-1996
Box Folder
1 1
Table of Abstract Votes, Regular Election
1952 November 4
1 2
Mark Hatfield On Record
1958
1 3
Election Bumper Stickers
1960
1 4
Campaign Donation Envelopes
1958
1 5
Campaign Pamphlets
1958
1 6
Republican Campaign Dinner Pamphlet
1960
1 7
Groomed for Government
1960
1 8
A Tribute to Richard M. Nixon
1961 November 15
1 9
Letter from James M. Burns to Emmett Willard
1962 June 11
1 10
198 or. 518
Contains description of Tillamook Circuit Court Case involving will invalidation.
1962 June 26
1 11
Campaign Publication
1962
1 12
Fundraising Letter
1962 September 20
1 13
Hatfield Governor Campaign Song
1962
1 14
Election Materials
1962
1 15
Travis Cross and Associates pamphlet
Contains pamphlet describing services offered by Cross.
1962 June 26
1 16
Letter to the Bartonic Mock Session from Governor Hatfield
1963 April 29
1 17
Senate Campaign Pamphlets
1966
1 18
Senate Re-election Material
Contains pamphlet and campaign sticker.
1972
1 19
Thank you note for support of Senator Hatfield
1972
1 20
Thank you note for support of Senator Hatfield
1972
1 21
Account Ledger
1989-1991
1 22
Retirement Materials
1996
Subseries B: Photographs
1952-1968
Box Folder
3 1
Annual State Bar Tent Show
undated
3 2
Eastern view of the State Capitol Covered in Snow
Note on photograph reads: The white mantle of snow on trees of Oregon's State Capitol grounds blends with the white marble of the building itself to present a scene of serenity in early morning. This unusual winter sene shows the east end of the Capitol with dome and Pioneer statue of goldleaf atop the building. (Oregon State Highway Department Photo No. 5888).
1952
3 3
Eastern view of the State Capitol in the Spring
Note on photograph reads: In the springtime magnolia blossoms add brilliance to the Oregon state capitol blocks at Salem. The white blooms frame the gold covered pioneer figure surmounting the large marble building, one of the nation's newest capitol structures. It replaced an old domed building destroyed by fire some years back. Oregon State Highway Department Photo 2953.
undated
3 4
Frontier Bowl
Includes photographs of Governor Mark O. Hatfield acting as referee for the Frontier Bowl legislative football game.
1961 April 13
3 5
Group Photographs of Governors
undated
3 6
Hatfield and Daughter
circa 1960
3 7
Hatfield at Camp Adair
undated
3 8
Hatfield at Fort Lewis
undated
3 9
Hatfield family in the Governor's office
1960s
3 10
Hatfield headshots
undated
3 11
Hatfield headshots
undated
3 12
Unidentified photographs
undated
3 13
Hatfield in front of State Capitol
undated
3 14
Hatfield in meeting
1961 February 2
3 15
Hatfield in State Capitol
Willamette University's Waller Hall is visible in the background.
undated
3 16
Hatfield with aides
undated
3 17
Hatfield Reading Newspaper
undated
3 18
Hatfield reviewing papers
undated
3 19
Hatfield Seated at Desk
undated
3 20
Hatfield signing House Bill
1959
3 21
Hatfield signing House Bill
1959
3 22
Hatfield speaking on telephone
undated
3 23
Hatfield with servicemen
1964
3 24
Loren and Muriel Hicks
undated
3 25
Loren Hicks at President John F. Kennedy speech
circa 1960
3 26
Loren Hicks, Gene Huntley, ES Wengert, Robert E. Agger
Note on photograph reads: Special oral Interview Board arranged by the State Civil Service Commission to select two career management state employees for Ford Foundation Public Affairs Fellowships for one year of graduate study in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oregon. Seven top candidates were interviewed on May 10. Seated left to right, Loren Hicks, Legal Counsel to the Governor; Gene Huntley, Director of Personnel and Public Relations, Oregon State Highway Department; (Standing Left to right) E.S. Wengert, Head, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon; Robert E. Agger, Profesor of Political Science, University of Oregon.
undated
3 27
Machimura visit to Oregon
Includes photographs of Governor Hatfield with Governor Machimura of Hokkaido, Japan.
1964 April
3 28
Magazine clipping
Depicts Mark Hatfield, Warne Nunne, Travis Cross, Loren Hicks.
undated
3 29
Mark and Antoinette Hatfield
1957 May 10
3 30
Mark and Antoinette Hatfield
1957 May 10
3 31
Mark and Antoinette Hatfield at dedication
undated
3 32
Mark and Antoinette Hatfield with Richard M. Nixon and Dwight D. Eisenhower
undated
3 33
Northern view of the State Capitol at night
Note on photograph reads: The Oregon state capitol, one of the newest capitol buildings in the United States, is as easily distinguishable at night as in the daytime due to powerful floodlights which illuminate the marble building. Oregon State Highway Department Photo No. 6053.
1952
3 34
Office Staff
1961
3 35
Oregon State Government Meeting
undated
3 36
Photographs of Eisenhower Farm
undated
3 37
Reception
undated
3 38
Oregon State Congressmen
undated
3 39
Oregon State Legislature
undated
3 40
Second Inaugural Address
Photograph depicts Travis Cross and Loren Hicks.
1963
3 41
Secretary workstation
undated
3 42
Signed photograph
Photograph includes Bill Nuell, Loren Hicks, Mark O. Hatfield, Travis Cross, Warne Nunn.
1968
Subseries C: Publications
1958-2004
Box Folder
1 23
"About Popular Engaged Duo: Mark Hatfield and Fiancee First Date at WU Function"
Newspaper clipping
1957 November
1 24
"Hatfield Attends Church Here with Fiancee"
Newspaper clipping
1957 November
1 25
"Passing in Review"
Newspaper clipping in which Hatfield's intention to run for Governor is announced.
1958 January 11
1 26
"Why Mark Hatfield Should be Nominated"
Newspaper clipping
1958 May 8
1 27
"Antoinette Kuzmanich and Secretary of State Hatfield Wed at Impressive Rites"
Newspaper clipping
1958 July 8
1 28
"Preparations Fun, Couple Busy as Mark Hatfield Takes Bride in Portland Wedding"
Newspaper clipping
1958
1 29
Handsome Politicians
Newspaper clippings
1958
1 30
"Why Mark Hatfield Should be Governor"
Newspaper clipping
1958
1 31
"Hatfield Victory Possible, Visiting Columnist Says"
Newspaper clipping
1958
1 32
"Mark Hatfield for Governor"
Newspaper clipping
1958
1 33
"Statesmanship Will be Needed"
Newspaper clipping
1958
1 34
Newspaper clippings
Newspaper clippings on Hatfield's plans for the Republican Party if elected Governor.
1958
1 35
"Hatfield Leads the Way"
Newspaper clipping
1958
1 36
"Mark Names First Aide; Demos Quit"
Newspaper clipping
1958 November 7
1 37
"Resignation of Hatfield Submited"
Newspaper clipping
1959
1 38
"Hatfield, Holmes Pen Their Stands"
Newspaper clipping
undated
1 39
"Hatfield's Legal Position Strong"
Newspaper clipping
1959 January 9
1 40
"Hatfield Installed Without Hitch"
Newspaper clipping
1959
1 41
"Hatfield Asks Sweeping Government Changes"
Newspaper clipping
1959 January 13
1 42
"Hatfield Sworn In, Names Appling Successor"
Newspaper clipping
1959 January 13
1 43
"Court Backs Hatfield and Appling: All Thornton Contentions Are Rejected"
Newspaper clipping
1959 January 21
1 44
"Governor Opposes Cut of School Attendance Age"
Newspaper clipping
1959 January 25
1 45
"State Board Backs Superintendent of Banks in Pendleton Case"
Newspaper clipping
1959 November 6
1 46
Political Scene
Magazine clipping on governor's wives.
1959
1 47
"Governor's Secretary has Multiple, Arduous Duties"
Newspaper clipping.
1959
1 48
"Mark Gains Stature as Party Chief"
Newspaper clipping
1959
1 49
Photographs taken from news publications of Hatfield in his Governor's Office
1959-1960
1 50
"Hatfield Says S.A. Tour Success"
Newspaper clipping
undated
1 51
"Expensive Governor"
Newspaper clipping letter to the editor by Norman A. Stoll.
undated
1 52
Guidposts Magazine
1960 February
1 53
"Hall S. Lusk Takes Seat As Newest U.S. Senator"
Newspaper clipping
1960 March 23
1 54
"Effective Selling Job For Oregon"
Newspaper clipping
1960 March 29
1 55
"Eugene Paper Praises Gov. Hatfield's Record"
Newspaper clipping
1960
1 56
"Nixon Hears Praise from Hatfield"
Newspaper clipping
1960 July 28
1 57
"Young Men Around Gov. Hatfield Headed for Bigger Things if Solons Approves Cabinet-Type Government"
Newspaper clipping
1960 October 21
1 58
"Hatfield Recommends Succession Change, Broadening of Tax Base"
Newspaper clipping
1961 January 9
1 59
Legislative Message
Government publication
1961 January 9
1 60
"Soft Touch--This Football Game"
Newspaper clipping on New Frontier Bowl.
1961 April 14
1 61
"Politics are Confusing, but This Game--Oh Boy!"
Newspaper clipping on New Frontier Bowl.
1961 April 14
1 62
"Oregon's First 'Official' touch Football Game Ends In Tie"
Newspaper clipping on New Frontier Bowl.
1961 April 14
1 63
"Oh, Those Aches! Frontier Bowl Ends Tied"
Newspaper clipping on New Frontier Bowl.
1961 April 14
2 1
Speeches of Governor Hatfield
Newspaper clipping
1959-1961
2 2
"Governor's Youthful Team Ages"
Newspaper clipping
1961 July 20
2 3
"The Mississippi Story: Hatfield Refusal To Extradite Hit"
Newspaper clipping
1961 August 14
2 4
"Hatfield Takes Notes of Achievements, Challenge to Come"
Newspaper clipping
1961 December 31
2 5
"Decade of Development"
Government publication describing Hatfield's aspirations for the government of the State of Oregon.
1962 February
2 6
"A Day with Governor Hatfield"
Newspaper clipping
1962 October 12
2 7
"Answering Josslin"
Newspaper photocopy of editorial written by Robert L. Johnson.
1962 October 12
2 8
"Wind Disaster Ravages Oregon; Loss in Millions; Salem Littered"
Newspaper clipping
1962 October 12
2 9
"Second Term for Gov. Hatfield"
Newspaper clipping
1962 October 12
2 10
"Re-elect Hatfield"
Newspaper clipping
1962 October 24
2 11
"Thornton Tags Challenge As 'Stunt'"
Newspaper clipping
1962 October 25
2 12
"Hatfield Renews Challenge to Thornton As Candidates Clash in 2nd Meeting of Week"
Newspaper clipping
1962 October 26
2 13
"Thornton Pops Out to Hatfield"
Newspaper clipping
1962 October 27
2 14
"Fiery Endorsement Given Carl Francis"
Newspaper clipping
1962
2 15
"Mrs. Mark Cookery Expert"
Newspaper clipping
1962 November 5
2 16
"Morse, Hatfield Win Top State Contests; Duncan Nabs Southern Oregon House Seat"
Newspaper clipping
1962 November 7
2 17
Newspaper clippings of Photographs
1962
2 18
"Thornton Renews Plaint On By-Passing His Office"
Newspaper clipping
1962
2 19
"Second Inaugural Address"
Newspaper clipping
1963 January 14
2 20
"Hatfield Urges Tax Reform, New Constitution, Aid-Economy Acts"
Newspaper clipping
1963 January 14
2 21
"House Backs Barton Plan for Speeding up the Legislature"
Newspaper clipping
1963 January 14
2 22
"Hatfield Has Growing Prominence in National GOP Picture"
Newspaper clipping
1963 July 7
2 23
Cascade Union High School
Newspaper clippings and thank you note from Cascade Union High School.
1963 July 7
2 24
"Hall's Criticism Refuted"
Newspaper clipping
1963 November 4
2 25
"Hatfield, GOP Hopeful, Looking for a Miracle"
Newspaper clipping
1963 November 24
2 26
"Legislative Messages Booklet"
Newspaper clipping
1963
2 27
"Doubts It's Cashable; Mark Gets Check for $2 Billion"
Newspaper clipping
1964
2 28
"Hatfield is a FINK"
Political cartoon by Lou Grant.
1964
2 29
Christianity Today
Includes article by Hatfield "The Christian and the State."
1964
2 30
Christmas Flood
Newspaper articles on the 1964 Christmas Floods. Also includes Christmas message from Governor Hatfield.
1964
2 31
"New Daughter"
Photograph of Hatfield with daughter, Theresa, taken from the Statesman Journal.
1964
2 32
Legislative Message
Includes inscription from Governor Hatfield to Loren Hicks, "The message was well received + thanks for your good judgement."
1965-1967
2 33
Legislative Message
1965-1967
2 34
"It's Washington Here We Come"
Article about Hatfield's election to U.S. Senate.
1967 January 1
2 35
"The Makings of a President"
Article about Travis Cross's position in Governor Romney's campaign.
1967 June 11
2 36
"Hatfield's Secretary Honored"
1978
2 37
"You Should See Her Now"
Magazine clipping on Antoinette Hatfield.
1980
2 38
"Hatfield Evolution to Dove Began on Landing Craft off Iwo Jima"
Newspaper clipping
1985 April 7
2 39
"Sen. Hatfield Recalls Exploits as Ensign at Iwo Jima"
Photocopy of newspaper clipping.
1990 February 23
2 40
"Worthy of the Highest"
Magazine clippings taken from Beta Theta Pi magazine.
1996
2 41
"Welcome Home, Antoinette"
Newspaper clipping
1996
2 42
Travis Cross obituary
2004 January 7
2 43
"A Life of Service"
Newspaper clipping
2004 March 28

Series II:  Angela Mahoney material on Mark O. Hatfield, 1966-2001Return to Top

The collection encompases a range of materials from Senator Mark Hatfield's re-election campaign in the 1980s. It includes brochures, petition letters, flyers, correspondence, and a binder that clarifies Hatfield's stance on issues and outlines some of the projects he worked on. Other materials include campaign memorabilia such as a hat, poster, and bumper stickers; newspaper articles (1985-1997); correspondence (1966-1994); and "The Sojourner File" (1983). The collection also contains materials from the opening of the Mark O. Hatfield Library at Willamette University (1986) and from a dedication event hosted by Willamette University in honor of Senator Hatfield's 50 years of public service (2001). There is also an Oregon Legislative Guide (1995) and a file of Oregon House and Senate District Maps (1983) featured in the collection.

Materials are arranged by type.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Senate Re-election Campaign Materials
Includes a campaign pin and flag, brochures, correspondence, and speeches.
1983-1989
4 2
"Position on the Issues & Accomplishments for Oregon" Introduction-Oregon (pp. 1-62)
Contains campaign materials from a binder of content sponsored by the Reelect Senator Mark Hatfield Committee. The binder includes election petitions, campaign fliers, and a published work that clarifies Senator Mark Hatfield's position on state and national issues and outlines projects Senator Hatfield spearheaded.
undated
4 3
"Position on the Issues & Accomplishments for Oregon" National (pp. 63-175)
Contains campaign materials from a binder of content sponsored by the Reelect Senator Mark Hatfield Committee. The binder includes election petitions, campaign fliers, and a published work that clarifies Senator Mark Hatfield's position on state and national issues and outlines projects Senator Hatfield spearheaded.
undated
4 4
"Position on the Issues & Accomplishments for Oregon" Miscellaneous-Backgrounders (pp. 176-203)
Contains campaign materials from a binder of content sponsored by the Reelect Senator Mark Hatfield Committee. The binder includes election petitions, campaign fliers, and a published work that clarifies Senator Mark Hatfield's position on state and national issues and outlines projects Senator Hatfield spearheaded.
undated
4 5
Newspaper Articles
1985-1997
4 6
Correspondence
Includes a letter from then-Governor Mark Hatfield to the President of the United States, letters from Thomas Murray for Senator Hatfield's re-election, letters to Senator Hatfield from Governor Barbara Roberts, and a congratulation letter to Senator Hatfield from Thomas Murray.
1966-1994
4 7
"The Sojourner File"
A published work by Joan Harris that analyzes the Sojourners, a religious-political organization who "are pleased to announce that their members work in Senator Mark Hatfield's office, and Hatfield introduces bills at Sojourners request." Harris compares the position of the Sojourners with the Soviet Union party line.
1983
4 8
Willamette University Dedications to Senator Mark O. Hatfield
Contains an invitation and materials from Willamette University's opening of the Mark O. Hatfield Library, newspaper clippings of the event, and an invitation and brochure from Willamette University's dedication to Senator Hatfield's 50 years of public service.
1986, 2001
4 9
Oregon Legislative Guide
1995
4 10
Oregon House and Senate District Maps
1983
5
Re-election Campaign Hat
undated
6
Re-election Campaign Poster and Bumper Stickers
undated

Series III:  Stephen Koschal correspondence with Mark O. Hatfield, 1966-1996Return to Top

This series contains letters, press clippings, and photographs from Senator Hatfield to Stephen Koschal dating from 1966 to 1996. Their correspondence often included autographed photographs, memorabilia, and publications. Also included is correspondence from Hatfield's personal secretary Janet Lamos.

Over the course of his career Stephen Koschal has served as director of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club, and has published 13 books and signature studies on autographs. As an avid signature collector, Senator Mark. O Hatfield (1922-2011) first made the acquaintance of Koschal sometime in the 1960s. The two often traded correspondence along with enclosed autographed photographs, memorabilia and texts. During this time Koschal functioned as Hatfield's primary autograph and memorabilia collector.

Materials are arranged in chronological order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
1960s
7 2
1970s
7 3
1980s
7 4
1990s
7 5
Undated Envelopes
undated
7 6
News Clippings
1984
7 7
Photographs
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Political Campaigns
  • Political Campaigns
  • Personal Names :
  • Cross, Travis (William Travis), 1927-2004
  • Hatfield, Antoinette Kuzmanich
  • Hatfield, Mark O., 1922-2011
  • Hicks, Loren, 1919-2014
  • Koschal, Stephen
  • Machimura, Kingo, 1900-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Sojourners Fellowship
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon
  • Oregon--Politics and government
  • Salem (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • black-and-white photographs
  • bumper stickers
  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • correspondence
  • memorabilia