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Severt J. Fretheim Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Severt Frethim was a Lutheran minister who served churches in and around Plentywood, Montana, Scarville, Iowa, and Hayward, Minnesota. The collection contains materials related to his ministry, mostly sermons and published materials from his time in Montana, but also includes material from Iowa and Minnesota.
 
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Wesley L. Jones papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a Republican United States Representative for Washington, 1899-1908, and Senator for Washington, 1909-1919
 
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Jeannette Rankin papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Jeannette Rankin, 1880-1973, was the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress. She served two nonconsecutive terms in the House of Representatives: 1917-1919 and 1941-1943. Rankin was a suffragist, pacifist, and progressive social reformer. As congresswoman she voted against declaration of both world wars. The collection (1912-1972, bulk 1916-1942) consists primarily of correspondence and subject files from Rankin's congressional office. The bulk of materials are from her first term. Some materials from her career as a peace activist are also included, as are scattered personal records.
 
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Adelaide Staves Reeder papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Adelaide Reeder was a Helena, Montana, teacher and suffragist. This collection (1882-1902) consists of general correspondence, miscellany, and two scrapbooks of clippings, one dealing with her own life; and one consisting of articles written by her brother-in-law P.W. Reeder concerning prohibition, foreign travels, crossing the plains, the California gold rush, and the annexation of Hawaii.
 
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Leverett S. Ropes papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: Helena, Montana, mining and geological engineer Leverett Ropes (1868-1953) was employed by various mining firms, by the federal government, and as a private consultant. This collection contains papers (ca. 1888-1952) concerning Ropes' mining engineering and geology consulting work and his interest in a variety of political issues. The general correspondence (1928-1952) concerns mines in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, and Broadwater counties, Fort Peck Dam, his dispute with federal agencies over financing of Montana mining ventures, and issues of personal interest to Ropes such as the repeal of prohibition and New Deal policies. In addition there is biographical material (1935-1946); court papers (1910, 1940); financial records (1936-1951); legal documents (1928-1943) for several mining companies; reports (1929-1952) by Ropes and others on numerous mining properties; speeches and writings (1929-1952) on mining and politics, including the lawlessness (racketeering) caused by prohibition; miscellany (1891-1947); and clippings.
 
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Guide to the Scandinavians in Washington's Politics Research Paper

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:An historical account of the influence of Scandinavian Americans on Pacific Northwest politics and political movements, beginning with Scandinavian settlement of Washington State in the late 19th Century until the mid 1970s.
 
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Guide to the Ulrikka F. Bruun Poetry Collection

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This poem, written in Norwegian, expresses disapproval of presidential candidate Al Smith because he was a Catholic and against prohibition.

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