Montana Legislative Assembly (26th: 1939) records, 1939

Overview of the Collection

Montana. Legislative Assembly.
Montana Legislative Assembly (26th: 1939) records
1939 (inclusive)
.4 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number
LR 26
Collection contains records of the Montana 26th (1939) Legislative Assembly including House and Senate bills, resolutions, memorials, joint resolutions, and status sheets; and reports.
Montana Historical Society, Library & Archives
Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives
225 North Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT
Telephone: 4064442681
Fax: 4064445297
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Montana State Legislature is made up of two chambers, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Constitution of Montana limits the size of the Senate to no fewer than 40 and no more than 50 members and the size of the House of Representatives to no fewer than 80 and no more than 100 members. Each house is responsible for choosing its officers, creating committees and establishing its own rules. The Montana Legislature meets for 90 days every odd numbered year, beginning the first Monday in January, or the following Wednesday if the first Monday is New Years Day. The first State Legislature convened on November 23, 1889, fifteen days after Montana became a state. Each following Legislature has been numbered sequentially.

The 26th Montana Legislature met from January 2nd to March 2nd, 1939. The leaders of the Senate were Hugh Adair (D-President), and Leonard Plank (D-President Pro Tempore). The leaders of the House were D.M. Manning (D-Speaker), Jasper DeDobbeleer (D-Speaker Pro Tempore), Archie McLeod (D-Majority Leader), and Ben Miles (R-Minority Leader).

Sources:The Constitution of the State of Montana as adopted by the Constitutional Convention March 22, 1972, and as ratified by the people, June 6, 1972, referendum no. 68, "A GUIDE TO THE MONTANA LEGISLATURE," The Montana Legislature,; “Montana Legislative Leadership 1889 – Present”.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes minutes of the Senate Standing Committee to investigate the Montana Liquor Control Board; House and Senate bills, resolutions, memorials, joint resolutions, and status sheets. The collection also contains miscellany material including the report of the Montana Milk Board; recommendations of the Equalization on House Bills; and the Report of Committee appointed by Governor to make a study of Occupational Diseases, particularly Silicosis.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Montana Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

[item description and date]. Montana Legislative Assembly (26th: 1939) records, 1939. Legislative Records 26. [box and folder number]. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Archives. Helena, Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The collection is organized into three series, House of Representatives, Senate, and Miscellany (arranged alphabetically).

The series House of Representatives is organized into four subseries, House Bills (arranged numerically), Special House Committee Reports (arranged alphabetically), House Joint Resolutions (arranged numerically), and Status Sheets of House Bills (arranged chronologically).

The series Senate is organized into four subseries, Senate Standing Committee Minutes (arranged alphabetically), Senate Bills (arranged numerically), Senate Joint Resolutions (arranged numerically), and Status Sheets of Senate Bills (arranged chronologically).

Location of Collection


Acquisition Information

Acquisition information available upon request.

Processing Note

Connie Geiger processed the collection in 1994

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

House of RepresentativesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
House Bills
1 / 1
Bill nos. 19, 28, 31, 51, 96, 105, 115, 143-144, 153, 162, 166, 220, 227, 251, 259, 281, 327, 353, 360, 373, 400, 403, 405 (also Substitute House Bill no. 251)
Special House Committee Reports
1 / 2
Report of Select Committee to Investigate the Montana Liquor Control Board
House Joint Resolutions
1 / 3
Bill nos. 2, 4
Status Sheets of House Bills
1 / 4
18th, 39th-40th Legislative Days
1939 January 19, February 9-10, 12
Container(s) Description Dates
Senate Standing Committee Minutes
1 / 5
Judiciary Committee
1939 January 10-February 27
1 / 6-8
Senate Committee to Investigate the Liquor Control Board
1939 February 2-March 8
Senate Bills
1 / 9
Bill nos. 3, 15-16, 20, 33, 60-61, 89, 95, 108-109, 113-114, 118-121, 127-128, 130, 137, 149, 164, 170, 172, 177, 201, 203, 217 (also Substitute Senate Bill no. 119)
Senate Joint Resolutions
1 / 10
Bill nos. 3-4, 6
Status Sheets of Senate Bills
1 / 11
16th, 37th, 39th, 44th, 46th, 51st, 53rd, and 58th Legislative Days
1939 January 17, February 7-28,

MiscellanyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 / 12
Directory of State and County Elective Officers
1 / 13
List of Senate standing committees
1 / 14
Mileage report of state agencies for six month period ending June 30, 1939
June 30, 1939
1 / 15
Montana Taxpayer's Association Legislative Bulletin No. 1
January 10, 1939
1 / 16
Recommendation of the Board of Equalization on House Bills
1 / 17
Report of Committee appointed by Governor to make a study of Occupational Diseases, particularly Silicosis
1 / 18
Report of Montana Milk Control Board
1 / 19
Silver Bow Ministerial Association Committee to Investigate Montana Liquor Control Board Report
January 13, 1941
1 / 20
"Yearly Salaries and Positions of Employees of Units of University of Montana," 1936, 1938; "Yearly Salaries and Positions of Employees of the Custodial Institutions," 1938; "Comparison of Total Employees and Salaries Paid as per Pay Rolls," 1936, 1938

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Bills, Legislative--Montana.
  • Legislative bodies--Committees--Montana.
  • Occupational diseases.
  • Silicosis.

Corporate Names

  • Montana. Liquor Control Board.