Montana Legislative Assembly (24th: 1935) records, 1934-1936

Overview of the Collection

Montana. Legislative Assembly.
Montana Legislative Assembly (24th: 1935) records
1934-1936 (inclusive)
.4 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number
LR 24
This collection contains the records of the Montana 24th (1934-1936) Legislative Assembly including House and Senate bills, Senate Joint resolutions and memorials, and the minutes of the House Special Committee to Investigate Political Activities Public Utilities and Other Corporations. [OVERSIZE MATERIAL: Map case]
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 24th Montana Legislature met from January 7th to March 7th, 1935. The leaders of the Senate were Ernest Eaton (R-President), and W. Elmer Holt (D-President Pro Tempore). The leaders of the House were W.P. Pilgeram (D-Speaker), H.D.Rolph (D-Speaker Pro Tempore), and E.J. Byrne (D-Majority 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 mainly consists of House and Senate bills and Senate Joint resolutions and memorials. The collection also contains the minutes of the House Special Committee to Investigate Political Activities Public Utilities and Other Corporations; the report of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the Montana Liquor Law; an analysis of administrative expenditures; and the "Policies for the State of Montana for the State Highway Commission." [OVERSIZE MATERIAL: Map case]

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 (24th: 1935) records, 1934-1936. Legislative Records 24. [box and folder number].Montana Historical Society Research Center. Archives. Helena, Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The collection is organized into two series, House of Representatives and Senate.

The series House of Representatives is organized into two subseries, Special Committee Minutes (arranged alphabetically), and House Bills (arranged numerically).

The series Senate is organized into five subseries, Senate Bills (arranged numerically), Senate Special Committee Reports (arranged alphabetically), Senate Joint Resolutions (arranged numerically), Senate Joint Memorials (arranged numerically), and Miscellany (arranged alphabetically).

Location of Collection


Acquisition Information

Acquisition information available upon request.

Processing Note

Connie Geiger processed the collection in 1994

Separated Materials


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

House of RepresentativesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Special Committee Minutes
1 / 1-2
Special Committee to Investigate Political Activities of Public Utilities and Other Corporations (transcript of testimony)
1935 February 28
House Bills
1 / 3-6
Bill nos. 201-203, 205, 207-209, 212-215, 217-220, 283, 338, 340-341, 344, 346, 348, 350, 355, 357, 359, 364, 366, 372-394, 397, 400, 404, 409, 411-414, 419-420, 424, 429, 432-433, 438, 442-444, 446, 448-449, 458, 468-472, 474-476, 478-479, 481, 485-491, 493, 497, 500, 503, 505-513, 517, 522, 528, 531-540 (also Substitute House Bill no. 343, 405)
Container(s) Description Dates
Senate Bills
1 / 7-8
Bill nos. 1-4, 6-7, 11-13, 15-21, 23, 25-29, 31, 34-37, 39, 42, 45-50, 52-55, 57-60, 62, 64, 66-69, 73-78, 80-81, 83-97, 101-104, 106-115, 117-118, 120-121, 123, 125-130, 132-139, 141, 143-146, 148, 150-155, 159-161, 163-165, 167, 169-170, 172-177, 179, 181-182, 184, 186-189, 191-195, 197, 199, 204, 209 (also Substitute Senate bill nos. 8, 22, 40, 79, 92)
Senate Special Committee Reports
1 / 9
Report of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the Montana Liquor Law
Senate Joint Resolutions
1 / 10
Bill nos. 1-7
Senate Joint Memorials
1 / 7
Bill nos. 1, 4-5
Analysis of administrative expenditures [OVERSIZE MATERIAL: Map case]
1934 July 1-1936 June 1
"Policies for the State of Montana for the State Highway Commission" [OVERSIZE MATERIAL: Map case]
Seating Chart, House of Representatives [OVERSIZE MATERIAL: Map case]

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Bills, Legislative--Montana.
  • Legislative bodies--Montana--Committees.
  • Liquor laws.
  • Public utilities--Law and legislation.

Corporate Names

  • Anaconda Copper Mining Company.
  • Montana Power Company.

Geographical Names

  • Montana--Politics and government.