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Bob Brown oral history project

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:From 2005-2010, former Montana congressman Bob Brown conducted oral history interviews with a variety of political figures in Montana. The interviewees ranged from state legislators, lobbyists, attorneys and journalists, to Montana Constitutional Convention delegates and officials in administrative and financial branches of the Montana State government. A few highlights within the topics are Montana and the Anaconda Company, the recurring sales tax referendum, mining, elections, deregulation, and the legislative process over time.
 
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Harriet Miller and Elizabeth Harrison papers,

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Harriet Miller was the Superintendant of Public Instruction for Montana for three terms, from 1956 to 1968, and mayor of Santa Barbara, California from 1995 to 2001. The collection primarily consists of bound copies of the speeches Ms. Miller made during her tenure as Superintendant (1955-1968). It also contains 2 letters (1919; 1960); printed material (1960-2006); school notes and records for her mother, Vera Crome Miller (1918;1923); and clippings (1961-2007). A sub-group contains documents relating to her companion of over 40 years, Elizabeth Neill Harrison (1943-1948).
 
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Montana Feminist History Project oral history interviews

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The fifty-four interviews recorded for the Montana Feminist History Project from 2000-2004 describe a broad range of women's and families' lives in Montana, including politics, birth, family aid, family violence, law, and feminism from multiple perspectives.
 
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Jeanette Rankin collection

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress and served twice as Montana's United States House Representative from 1917 to 1919 and from 1941 to 1943. The Jeannette Rankin collection consists of pamphlets and form letters related to her campaigns and positions on legislative issues and some stationery. It also includes Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files on Rankin and the Jeannette Rankin Brigade, as well as other research material gathered by James J. Lopach and Jean A. Luckowski for their book Jeannette Rankin: A Political Woman.

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