Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, articles, press releases, reports, studies, legislation, case files, campaign files, scrapbooks, photos, films, audiotapes, and other papers, relating chiefly to Church's career as a U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1956-1980.
The Stanford papers document the political, business, and ranching interests of Thomas C. Stanford (1865-1946), one of the prominent citizens of Blaine County, Idaho. In several hundred letters written form 1900 to 1945, he forcefully advocated the cause of the sheep rancher and farmer, addressing the problems of grazing, irrigation, wool marketing, and government in general. The Stanford papers are a vulnerable primary resource for the study of politics and agriculture in southern Idaho in the first half of the twentieth century.