Fred Harrison legislative speeches, 1935-1937  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Harrison, Fred, 1883-1963
Fred Harrison legislative speeches
1935-1937 (inclusive)
0.025 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
Coll 381
Fred Harrison, of Brownsville, Oregon, served in the Oregon State House of Representatives as a Democrat, from 1935 to 1937, representing Linn County. The collection (1935-1937) contains legislative speeches, and (political) poetry.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
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Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection (1935-1937) contains legislative speeches, and (political) poetry.

His writings indicate he was a supporter of Roosevelt's "New Deal" programs. There are handwritten and also typed speeches, including drafts.

Topics of speeches include proposals: for a lieutenant governor; for public funding of school textbooks; against advertising of tobacco and liquor; for adoption of the Townsend [retirement] Plan; and against Sunday closing laws.

There are two poems, one against Sunday closing laws, and one made into a song titled, "The Governor's Sale's Tax Song."

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Legislators--Oregon--Linn County
  • New Deal, 1933-1939--Oregon
  • Politicians--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Harrison, Fred, 1883-1963
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1859-1950
  • United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Poetry