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William H. Artz Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection contains Mr. Artz's papers pertaining to his election campaign and his term as a delegate for the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention.
 
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Associated Industries of Montana Bulletins and Reports

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection includes issues of the Associated Industries of Montana Bulletins from 1919 through 1923 and two of that organization's reports, from 1926 and 1930, on the Montana Old Age Pension Law. The Bulletins listed meeting times and agendas and discussed Montana and national political news, business trends and labor issues.
 
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Earl J. Barlow papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection contains papers from Earl Barlow's work at the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention for the inclusion of a clause recognizing the cultural heritage and education needs of the American Indian, his work encouraging the Montana Legislature's passage of the Indian Studies Act of 1973 and the Amendment of 1979, and related speeches.
 
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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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Gardner Cromwell papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection contains materials created by and compiled by Gardner Cromwell related to the activities of the 1971-1972 Montana Constitutional Convention. The collection shows the extensive and in-depth drafting and revision processes that occurred. It also provides information about Gardner Cromwell's role as a legal consultant to the convention and shows the numerous contributions and critiques he made on various proposals and drafts.
 
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Joseph M. Dixon papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Joseph M. Dixon was governor of Montana (1921-1925) and served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1903-1907), the U.S. Senate (1907-1913), and in the Department of the Interior; he was also a national leader in the Republican and Bull Moose Parties. This collection contains a large portion of his personal and professional correspondence files, legal documents, financial records, campaign/political materials, photographs, and personal effects.
 
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Donlan Family Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Donlan Family were early Missoula, Montana, settlers. The bulk of the collection contains materials Arthur Donlan collected about Missoula, Hellgate, and particularly Frenchtown, Montana,history from the 1850s to the 1970s.
 
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Ellis Waldron papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Ellis Waldron was a professor of political science at the University of Montana-Missoula from 1951 to 1980. He also served as the dean of the graduate school from 1957 to 1961. He was an accomplished researcher and writer on the history of Montana politics and politicians, which is reflected in his research files.
 
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Ron Erickson Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Ron Erickson represented Missoula in the Montana State Legislature from 1998-2012. This collection contains materials related to his campaigns, proposed bills to the House and Senate from Erickson’s tenure, and voting reviews and approval ratings from various organizations.
 
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Florence Kerr Facey letter

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:In this two page typed letter to her family, Florence Kerr Facey describes the 1923 Montana State Legislature, her committee appointments, introducing legislation, her seat location in the legislative chamber, and her living situation in Helena, Montana.
 
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Harry W. Fritz Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Harry Fritz was a professor of American history at the University of Montana in Missoula for forty years. He also served several terms in the Montana State Legislature in the 1980s and 1990s. This collection contains office files from Fritz's career at the university from the 1960s to 2000s as well as materials from his time as a state legislator including correspondence with constituents, campaign materials, and video of legislative events.
 
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James C. Garlington Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:James C. Garlington was a Missoula, Montana, attorney elected as a delegate to the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention. The collection consists of Garlington's papers from the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention.
 
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Harry Billings Montana Power Company Collection

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Harry Billings was a newspaper editor in Helena, Montana. The collection documents his allegations that the Montana Power Company took part in unfair actions, including rate increases, tax cuts, and overcharges. The materials were used by Russell L. Doty, Jr., in the course of his research for his master's thesis in political science at the University of Montana--Missoula.
 
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Guide to the Paul G. Hatfield Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection contains the papers Paul Hatfield generated and collected while serving in the U.S. Senate and as a Federal judge for the U.S. District Court in Montana. Materials include biographical records, correspondence, legislative and judicial documents, news releases, speeches, research materials, campaign memorabilia, memorials, and a copy of Hatfield's official Senate portrait.
 
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Maggie Smith Hathaway Collection

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Maggie Smith Hathaway was one of the first two women to serve in the Montana legislature and worked in education and child welfare in Montana. The collection contains scrapbooks and the manuscript for a book, Maggie and Montana, written by Harold Tascher.
 
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Frank B. Linderman Memorial Collection

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection represents the productive and collective efforts of Frank Linderman and his many careers as writer, politician, assayer, and Native American ally and ethnographer. The correspondence and photographs are especially extensive and represent his many important and significant friends and acquaintances.
 
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Mike Mansfield Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Mike Mansfield was a Butte, Montana, miner who served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1943-1952), the U.S. Senate (1953-1977), and as the Ambassador to Japan (1977-1988). The collection consists of his congressional and unofficial ambassadorial papers, along with audio, moving image, and photographic materials, and a collection of art objects.
 
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Mary Murphy's Butte oral history project

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:From 1980-1981, Mary Murphy, working with Helen Bresler, conducted a series of labor history oral history interviews with a variety of Butte, Montana, working-class residents. The interviewees ranged from miners, grocers, waitresses, boarding house keepers to a blacksmith, union agent and nurse.
 
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M. A. McClain Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence during M. A. McClain’s service as the Missoula County Democrat in the House of Representative’s 26th Assembly, 1937-1939 in Montana.
 
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Joseph Meglen Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists of materials collected by Joseph Meglen regarding the Mansfield for Senate Club and other political interests.
 
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John Melcher Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:John Melcher was a Montana congressman who served in the U. S. House from 1969 to 1977 and in the Senate from 1977 to 1988. Materials in this collection include bills introduced by Melcher, speeches, writings, press releases, constituent correspondence, photographs, moving images, and other documents.
 
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Suzanne Pennypacker Morris Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Suzanne Pennypacker Morris is a homemaker and social activist in Missoula, Montana. The collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings, organizational literature, clippings, and photographs from Suzanne Pennypacker Morris' Republican primary campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980 and 1982.
 
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James E. Murray Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:James E. Murray was a Montana Democrat who served in the U. S. Senate from 1934 to 1960. The collection contains the senatorial papers of Murray from 1934 until his retirement from office. The collection consists of general correspondence, legislative materials, speeches and writings, clippings, film, and photographs.
 
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Napton Family Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:William Barclay Napton was an attorney in Missouri; his sons Thomas and Wellington were early Montana settlers. This collection includes an edited typescript of William Barclay Napton's personal journal between the years 1825 and 1883; legal documents generated by or administrated by Thomas L. Napton and Wellington Napton during their years of Montana residence; as well as various legal documents and political papers with no obvious connection to the rest of the collection.
 
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Harry T. Northey papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Harry T. Northey served as both a representative and senator for Montana between 1963 and 1974. Materials in this collection relate primarily to his civic and legislative activity; some personal materials are also included.
 
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Arnold Olsen Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection contains the papers Arnold Olsen generated and collected while serving as U.S. Representative for the western Montana Congressional District, along with a few other materials unrelated to his congressional service. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, legislative documents, official news releases, campaign materials, speeches, awards, certificates, gifts, and photographs.
 
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Winfield E. Page papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Winfield E. Page was a Montana politician who served in the Montana Legislature from 1943 to 1961. He was heavily involved with the Republican Party in Missoula, Montana from the 1920s through the 1950s. This collection contains materials related to his political and professional careers including legislation, clippings, speeches, writing, photographs, and correspondence from his time in office; additionally, there is a small amount of personal material.
 
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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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Rankin Family Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Rankins were a Missoula, Montana, family with a mill business. The collection includes a broad range of John Rankin's financial records, 1888-1906; speeches and clippings of Jeannette Rankin from 1916-1941, her 1940 congressional campaign, and a Report of International Congress of Women, 1919; and Wellington Rankin's 1946 campaign and two Montana Supreme Court cases, 1925 and 1941, in which he served, respectively, as attorney for the plaintiff and attorney for the defendant.
 
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Merrill K. Riddick Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Merrill K. Riddick was a resident of Phillipsburg, Montana, and a candidate for Montana governor, U. S. Senate, and U. S. President. This collection contains correspondence including both letters and postcards; publications by Merrill K. Riddick of the Journal of Applied Human Ecology; a short biography about Merrill K. Riddick; papers from his political campaigns; newspaper clippings; speeches; and photographs.
 
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Leland H. Schoonover Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Schoonover was a Polson, Montana, school teacher and Montana state legislator who was very active in the local and state education community and state and regional conservation efforts. The collection documents his time in the Montana legislature and his involvement in teachers' organizations and the conservation movement.
 
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Richard Shoup Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection contains the papers Richard Shoup generated and collected while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for the western Montana congressional district. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, legislative documents, official news releases, speeches, campaign materials, films, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
 
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Lucile Speer Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection contains materials from Lucile Speer’s career at The University of Montana, and her involvement in the Montana Farmer-Labor Institute, the Eugene McCarthy Campaign, and the Montana Constitutional Convention of 1972.
 
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Jack Toole Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Jack Toole was a Montana politician. This collection contains documents from the final three months of Toole's campaign for the U. S. House of Representatives in 1964.
 
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K. Ross Toole Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:K. Ross (Kenneth Ross) Toole was a well-known historian of Montana and the American West. This collection largely contains correspondence, research materials and writings, and faculty materials from 1961, when he was named the A.B. Hammond Professor of Western History at the University of Montana in Missoula, to his death in 1981.
 
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United States Office of Indian Affairs. Flathead Agency diary

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists of a daily diary of activities and events at the Flathead Agency office in Dixon, Montana, from January 1916 to November 1918.
 
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Steve Waldron Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Steve Waldron was a member of the Montana House of Representatives from 1977 to 1985, representing Missoula. He focused on issues related to women, workers, and education.
 
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Robert Delanson Watt Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Robert Watt was an educator and member of the Montana State Legislature from Missoula, Montana. The collection contains Watt's political and personal materials that document his activities in state and local politics, tax reform, and other matters.
 
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Wheeler for Senate Club Records

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Wheeler for Senate Club was formed to re-nominate U.S. Senator Burton K. Wheeler in the 1946 Montana Democratic primary. The collection contains materials produced and collected by the Wheeler for Senate Club.
 
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Pat Williams Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Pat Williams was in the U. S. House of Representatives for Montana from 1979 to 1997. This collection consists of the materials generated and collected by Williams' office during his eighteen years in office. Significant subjects include wilderness legislation, education, Native American issues, libraries, the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, labor issues, and the environment.

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