Don Oberdorfer's Mansfield Biography Research Papers , 1918-2003  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oberdorfer, Don B. 1931-
Title
Don Oberdorfer's Mansfield Biography Research Papers
Dates
1918-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
14.0 linear feet and 72 audiocassette tapes
Collection Number
Mss 590
Summary
The collection contains materials related to the research and writing of Oberdorfer’s book, Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat (Smithsonian Books, 2003).
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English, Japanese


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Don Oberdorfer is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Princeton University in 1952 and served as a United States Army lieutenant in Korea from 1953 to 1954. He began his journalistic career on the Charlotte Observer in 1955, becoming the paper’s Washington correspondent in 1958. He was a Washington editor at the Saturday Evening Post (1961-1965) and a national correspondent for the Knight Newspapers chain (1965-1968). During his twenty-five years at the Washington Post (1968-1993), he worked as a White House correspondent, Northeast Asia correspondent, and diplomatic correspondent.

Oberdorfer is the author of five books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles. His books include Tet! (Doubleday, 1971; Da Capo Press, 1984) and The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History (Addison-Wesley, 1997). As of 2004, Oberdorfer resides as Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University's Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains materials related to the research and writing of Oberdorfer’s book, Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat (Smithsonian Books, 2003). The book is a biography of Mike Mansfield, a United States House Representative and Senator from Montana who also served as ambassador to Japan during the Carter and Reagan administrations. The collection provides access to the documents and other materials that Oberdorfer cites in his book, Senator Mansfield. The research materials include photocopies and summaries from books and articles about Mansfield and related historical topics, as well as primary documents gathered from archival repositories like the presidential libraries of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. The research materials provide glimpses into Mansfield’s personal life and public career through copies of correspondence, photographs, and other materials from the private collections of Mansfield family members.

The collection includes summaries of Oberdorfer’s conversations with Mansfield’s family, colleagues, and friends and some drafts of chapters from Oberdorfer’s book. Manuscript drafts and writings related to the book are filed with the research materials. The collection also contains recorded interviews with Mansfield and Mansfield's colleagues that Oberdorfer conducted as research for the Mansfield biography, as well as non-interview audio recordings related to Oberdorfer's research.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Don Oberdorfer's Mansfield Biography Research Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Alternative Forms Available

All of the cassettes in Series III and IV, as well as some of the cassettes in Series II, have been digitized for access and preservation purposes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

This collection is divided into four series:

Series I: Research Files, 14.0 linear foot, 1918-2003

Series II: Audio Interviews with Mansfield, 21 audio cassettes, 1998-2001

Series III: Audio Interviews with Mansfield's Colleagues, 41 audio cassettes, 1998-2001

Series IV: Audio Recordings, 10 audio cassettes, 1980-2000 and undated

Acquisition Information

Gift of Don Oberdorfer, 2004, 2005 and 2009.

Processing Note

The collection reflects Oberdofer’s original folder titles and arrangement. Original folders were replaced with acid-free folders. The processors added bracketed notations to folder titles for clarification.

The audio interviews that Oberdorfer conducted with Mansfield were identified as an oral history collection, Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project and given collection number OH 391. This oral history project consists of twenty-one taped interviews with transcripts, and one additional transcript of Oberdorfer's initial meetings with Mansfield about the project. The audio and transcripts for this project are available online through ScholarWorks.

The audio interviews Oberdorfer conducted with other individuals about Mansfield were identified as an oral history collection, Don Oberdorfer Interviews about Mike Mansfield Oral History Project, and given collection number OH 460. This oral history project consists of forty-two taped interviews with Mansfield's colleagues, friends and family about his personal life and career.

Related Materials

Princeton University holds a collection of Don Oberdorfer’s papers related to another of his publications.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Research Files, 1918-2003Return to Top

14.0 linear foot

The collection includes summaries of Oberdorfer’s conversations with Mansfield’s family, colleagues, and friends and some drafts of chapters from Oberdorfer’s book. Manuscript drafts and writings related to the book are filed with the research materials.

This series maintains Oberdofer’s original arrangement of the files.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Mansfield biographies
undated
1/2
Mansfield honesty, frugality
1963-2001
1/3
Correspondence, book substance
1998-2002
1/4
M [Mansfield] Death, obits etc
2001-2002
1/5
Mansfield’s funeral
2001-2002
1/6
MM [Mike Mansfield] statement lists
1965, 1976 and undated
1/7
Bibliography
1944-1999
1/8
Questionnaires of M [Mansfield]
1971-1975
1/9
MM [Mike Mansfield] Oral histories and correspondence
1964-1986
1/10
Man [Mansfield]
1937-2000
1/11
M [Mansfield] – family and friends – (Montana, New York)
1909-2001 and undated
2/1
Maureen
1999-2002 and undated
2/2
Mansfield, Anne
1966-2000 and undated
2/3
M [Mansfield] interviews – my tapes (transcripts)
1998-2001
2/4
M [Mansfield] Health and Maureen Health
1998-2001
2/5
Interviews and correspondence with others
1977-2001
2/6
M [Mansfield] interviews with others
1976-1991
2/7
Time Magazine interviews
1957
2/8
Senators and M [Mansfield]
1978-1991 and undated
2/9
M [Mansfield] – interviews with Senators (Jeffrey Safford papers)
1976-1977
2/10
Montana Representative/Senator
1960-1972
2/11
Montana Politics
undated
3/1
M [Mansfield] – Reference
1976-1997 and undated
3/2
Great Falls
1996-2000 and undated
3/3
M [Mansfield]’s Military Records
1919-2000 and undated
3/4
M [Mansfield] Military World War I
1918-2001 and undated
3/5
Man [Mansfield] Memoirs
1988-2001 and undated
3/6
Butte
1944-2001 and undated
3/7
University of Montana
1934-2003 and undated
3/8
Kawai
1951-2001
3/9
In Congress – 1943 etc
1943-2000 and undated
4/1
Campaigns (1940, 1942)
1939-2000 and undated
4/2
Campaigns (1946, 1948, 1950)
1946-1981
4/3
1952 Campaign
1951-2002 and undated
4/4
Campaigns (1958, 1964)
1958-1964 and undated
4/5
1970 Campaign
1970-2001 and undated
4/6
Eighteen-year-old vote
1970-1999
4/7
M [Mansfield] – Korea
1948-1991 and undated
4/8
Gun Control (1968)
1968-1991 and undated
4/9
Rowe correspondence
1949-2000 and undated
4/10
Engelhard
1958-2002 and undated
5/1
Frank Valeo (Oral history)
1985-1986
5/2
Frank Valeo (interviews)
1998-1999 and undated
5/3
Ludwick materials
1995 and undated
5/4
Anne Mansfield materials
1960-1976 and undated
5/5
Vietnam (1950s)
1949-1974 and undated
5/6
Foreign Policy, Statements etc. (1953-60)
1951-1960
5/7
1953 Trip
1953-1999 and undated
6/1
1954
1954
6/2
1954 Trip
1954
6/3
1954 Manila Conference
1954-2001
6/4
1954 Manila Conference
1953-1988 and undated
6/5
1955 Trip and 1955
1955-1957 and undated
7/1
Diem 1955 Materials
1955-1991 and undated
7/2
M [Mansfield] and Diem (General)
1956-1998 and undated
7/3
Diem (Pre-1954)
1951-2001 and undated
7/4
Diem (1954 – 1960)
1945-1998 and undated
7/5
Dulles (1950)
1953-2000 and undated
7/6
Lansdale papers
1950-2001
7/7
M [Mansfield] Foreign Policy Vietnam (early 1950s)
1952-2002 and undated
7/8
China (1922 Marines)
1922-1998 and undated
8/1
Tientsin
1922-2000 and undated
8/2
Tientsin Photographs
2000
8/3
Tientsin 2
1918 and undated
8/4
Tientsin 3
1920-1999 and undated
8/5
China 1944 Preliminaries
1944-1999 and undated
8/6
China Trip 1944 Background
1943-1999 and undated
8/7
China Trip (1944)
1944-1999 and undated
9/1
China Trip 44 (Diary, Reports)
1942-2000 and undated
9/2
China Trip 44 (Diary, Reports)
1944-1999 and undated
9/3
Post China Trip (1944-1945)
1945-1972 and undated
9/4
Mansfield speeches (1945)
1945
9/5
Revisions to chapter "Mission in China"
2000 and undated
9/6
MM [Mike Mansfield], Truman
1940-2000
9/7
Philosophical Philosophies, China Policy, Latin American Study Trip
1946-2000 and undated
9/8
Surrender of Japan
1945-1999 and undated
10/1
Revision I, Truman
1945-2002 and undated
10/2
1947 Europe Journal
1947
10/3
Congressional Record index
1943-1976
10/4
MM [Mike Mansfield] JFK [John F. Kennedy] (1960-1963)
1960-1986 and undated
10/5
China 1960-61 etc
1958-1999 and undated
10/6
JFK [John F. Kennedy]- MM [Mike Mansfield] Chronological file
1960-1998 and undated
10/7
Foreign Affairs (Cuba 1961-1962)
1961-1963 and undated
10/8
Germany-JFK [John F. Kennedy]
1959-1968 and undated
11/1
Intelligence Oversight
1953-1977 and undated
11/2
Majority Leader (1961-1963)
1960-1998 and undated
11/3
Majority Leader (1961-1963)
1962-1997 and undated
11/4
Laos (1961- 1962)
1954-2000 and undated
11/5
Laos (1961- 1962)
1961-1998 and undated
11/6
Vietnam 1962-JFK [John F. Kennedy] withdrawal issue
1962-1997 and undated
11/7
Vietnam 1962-JFK [John F. Kennedy] withdrawal issue
1962-1998 and undated
11/8
Diem (1960s including 1963)
1962-1998 and undated
12/1
Rometsch case
1963-2000 and undated
12/2
MM [Mike Mansfield] JFK [John F. Kennedy] Personal
1954-1988 and undated
12/3
Vietnam 1962 (Prelude)
1961-1962 and undated
12/4
Vietnam 1962 (Prelude)
1960-1963
12/5
M [Mansfield] JFK [John F. Kennedy] 1962 Vietnam trip
1962
12/6
M [Mansfield] JFK [John F. Kennedy] 1962 Vietnam trip
1962-1963
13/1
Vietnam-1962 JFK [John F. Kennedy] follow up
1962-1963 and undated
13/2
Chapter VIII revisions-JFK [John F. Kennedy] era
1961-2001 and undated
13/3
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] (1963)
1963
13/4
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] (1964)
1964-2002
13/5
Majority Leader (1964-1968)
1966-2001
13/6
Civil Rights Majority Leader
1964-1987 and undated
14/1
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson]-MM [Mike Mansfield] relationship (Vietnam)
1963-2000 and undated
14/2
Tonkin Gulf (1964)
1964-2000 and undated
14/3
Patronage politics-LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] era
1960-2001 and undated
14/4
M [Mansfield] Fulbright 1965-1966
1965-2002 and undated
14/5
Foreign Relations of the United States excerpts
1958-1968
14/6
Richard B. Russell materials
1963-1999 and undated
14/7
M [Mansfield]-LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] (1965)
1965 and undated
15/1
M [Mansfield]-LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] (1965)
1965 and undated
15/2
Pleiku
1965
15/3
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson]-M [Mansfield] Personal
1964-1988 and undated
15/4
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson]-M [Mansfield] Personal
1955-1998 and undated
15/5
1965 Trip
1954-2002 and undated
15/6
1965 Trip
1965
16/1
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] (1966)
1965-1967
16/2
1966-1967 including United Nations materials
1966-1967 and undated
16/3
1966-1967 including United Nations materials
1966-1967 and undated
16/4
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] (1967)
1967-1998 and undated
16/5
Speeches (1961–1967)
1963-1968
16/6
Johnson I revisions
1965-2001 and undated
17/1
Johnson (other materials)
undated
17/2
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] Daily Diary
1963-1968
17/3
Troops Europe (1966-1968)
1966-1968 and undated
17/4
M [Mansfield] – LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] meeting 3/27/1968
1968-2000 and undated
17/5
M [Mansfield] – LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] meeting 3/27/1968
1968-2000 and undated
17/6
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] tapes
1964-2001 and undated
17/7
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] Congress and Foreign Policy
1968-2002
17/8
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] 1968 Pre-speech
1968-1996 and undated
17/9
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] Bombing halt and troops
1968-1998 and undated
18/1
LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson] politics
1968-1999 and undated
18/2
Post-March 1968
1968-1969
18/3
Meetings
1966-1969
18/4
Walt W. Rostow
1999
18/5
Nixon (1969)
1969-1991
18/6
M [Mansfield] Asia Trip (1969)
1969-1999 and undated
18/7
M [Mansfield] Asia Trip (1969)
1969 and undated
18/8
Nixon (1969-1970)
1969-1970 and undated
19/1
Nixon (1970)
1970-1977 and undated
19/2
Nixon (1970)
1970-1988 and undated
19/3
Nixon (1971)
1971-2001 and undated
19/4
Nixon (1971)
1971-2002 and undated
19/5
Nixon (1972)
1972-1978 and undated
19/6
Nixon (1972)
1972
20/1
M [Mansfield] Amendment (Europe 1971)
1961-1999 and undated
20/2
Prince Sihanouk (Cambodia/China 1969)
1969-1999 and undated
20/3
MM [Mike Mansfield] Cambodia
1970-1998 and undated
20/4
MM [Mike Mansfield] China Miscellaneous
1942-2001 and undated
20/5
China material
1971 and undated
20/6
Cambodia materials from Julio A. Jeldres
1969-2002 and undated
20/7
Early 1972 (China leadup)
1972
21/1
1972 Trip in China
1972 and undated
21/2
1972 China trip (Hildenbrand and Scott)
1972
21/3
China trip 1972 follow-up
1968-1986 and undated
21/4
1973 China trip idea
1972-2002 and undated
21/5
Nixon (1973)
1972-1977 and undated
21/6
Watergate
1973-2002 and undated
22/1
1974 China Trip
1974-1975 and undated
22/2
1974 Nixon (Mansfield)
1974
22/3
Nixon (Mansfield, General)
1969-2000 and undated
22/4
MM [Mike Mansfield] Vietnam (General)
1954-1986 and undated
22/5
Majority Leader (General)
1967-2001 and undated
22/6
Ford (General)
undated
22/7
Ford (1974)
1974
22/8
Ford (1975)
1975
22/9
Fall of Saigon 1975 (Mayaguez)
1975, 2002 and undated
23/1
1976 China trip
1976 and undated
23/2
Ford (1976)
1975-1976
23/3
Ford M [Mansfield] contacts
1974
23/4
Mansfield photos (not used)
undated
23/5
Miscellaneous newspapers
1999 and 2001
23/6
Reports by Senator Mansfield
1967-1975
24/1
Reports by Senator Mansfield
1976
24/2
Senate tributes to Mike Mansfield
1976-1976
24/3
Mansfield's FBI file, obtained at Oberdorfer's request
1943-2000
24/4
1972 China trip, [Senator Hugh] Scott materials
1972
24/5
Japan - reference
1985-2000
24/6
Japan - used materials
1977-1993
24/7
Mansfield - Japan pre-appointment
1976-1977
25/1
Mansfield interviews, Japan
1998-2000
25/2
Japan - Ambassador/personal
1977-2000
25/3
Embassy
1978-2003
25/4
Japan - criticisms of Mansfield and reports that he is leaving [Japan]
1980-1988
25/5
Japan - Reagan re-appointment and retirement appointments
1980-1998
25/6
Japan - Mansfield and Reagan
1985-2002
25/7
Japan - Nakasone
1982-1998
25/8
Japan - Assessments
1978-2000
25/9
Mansfield - Japan, 81-82 (Reagan)
1981-1998
25/10
Japan - Mansfield, 83-84
1983-1998
25/11
Japan - Mansfield, 85-86
1985-1996
25/12
Japan - Mansfield, 87-88
1987-1999
26/1
Japan - submarine [USS George Washington] incident 1981
1981-1999
26/2
[Japan] - auto [manufacture] 80-81
1980-1998
26/3
Robert Strauss [and Ambassador Mansfield]
1977-2000
26/4
Japan - Defense issues
1977-1999
26/5
Mansfield retirement reports
1988
26/6
Japan - economy
1978-2003
26/7
New York Times and Congressional Record indexes of speeches [and articles]
1977-1989
26/8
Japan - [research]
undated
27/1
[Mansfield's] congressional retinrement '76
1975-1999
27/2
1976 China trip, Asia trips
1975-1976
27/3
Japan, [Mansfield] and President Carter
1977-1998
27/4
President Carter library materials
1978-1979
27/5
Japan - Tokai Mura '77
1977-2003
27/6
[Michael] Pillsbury
1978-1998
27/7
Facts on File indexes
1980-1988
27/8
[White House and National Security Council general correspondence and news clippings]
1977
28/1
[White House and National Security Council general correspondence and news clippings]
1978
28/2
[White House and National Security Council general correspondence and news clippings]
1979
28/3
[White House and National Security Council general correspondence and news clippings]
1980
28/4
[Ambassadors and Japan] post Mike Mansfield
1989
28/5
Mansfield, post retirement
1983-1999
28/6
Kambuja, Cambodian magazine with article about Mike Mansfield's visit to Cambodia
1969
Box
28/7
Print version of Oberdorfer's raw transcripts of the interviews he conducted with Mike Mansfield (OH 391)
1998-2001

Series II:  Audio Interviews with Mansfield, 1998-2001Return to Top

21 audio cassettes

This series contains oral history interviews Oberdorfer conducted with Mike Mansfield as research for Oberdorfer’s biography on Mansfield.

These audio interviews were assigned an oral history collection name, Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project and given collection number OH 391, to facilitate discovery and access.

There is no recorded audio OH 391-001 cassette tape. The interview consists of Don Oberdorfer’s notes taken during his first unrecorded meetings with Mansfield about the biography. A full transcript of these notes is available on ScholarWorks.

This series is organized numerically by cassette number.

Electronic copies of the audio are available from the University of Montana's Archives and Special Collections as oral history project OH 391.

Container(s) Description Dates
cassette
OH 391-002 July 24, 1998
OH 391-003 August 28, 1998
OH 391-004 September 10, 1998
OH 391-005 October 8, 1998
OH 391-006 October 29, 1998
OH 391-007 April 9, 1999
OH 391-008 July 24, 1999
OH 391-009 August 18, 1999
OH 391-010 September 9, 1999
OH 391-011 October 20, 1999
OH 391-012 October 23, 1999
OH 391-013 November 26, 1999
OH 391-014 January 27, 2000
OH 391-015 February 18, 2000
OH 391-016 April 20, 2000
OH 391-017 May 11, 2000
OH 391-018 July 21, 2000
OH 391-019 October 10, 2000
OH 391-020 November 10, 2000
OH 391-021 June 1, 2001
OH 391-022 July 20, 2001

Series III:  Audio Interviews with Mansfield's Colleagues, 1998-2001Return to Top

41 audio cassettes

This series contains oral history interviews Oberdorfer conducted with Mike Mansfield’s friends and colleagues about Mansfield’s personal life and political career as research for Oberdorfer’s biography on Mansfield.

These audio interviews were assigned an oral history collection name, Don Oberdorfer Interviews about Mike Mansfield Oral History Project and given collection number OH 460, to facilitate discovery and access.

This series is organized numerically by cassette number.

Electronic copies of the audio are available from the University of Montana's Archives and Special Collections as oral history project OH 460.

Container(s) Description Dates
cassette
III-1
Interview with Francis "Frank" Valeo
August 26, 1998
III-2
Interview with Francis "Frank" Valeo
August 26, 1998
III-3
Interview with Francis "Frank" Valeo
August 26, 1998
III-4
Interview with William "Bill" Clark
August 26, 1998
III-5
Interview with Dan Russell
Self-recorded reminiscence about Mansfield.
August 26, 1998
III-6
Interview with William "Bill" Sherman
August 26, 1998
III-7
Interview with William "Bill" Conrad Gibbons
August 26, 1998
III-8
Interview with George Christian
August 26, 1998
III-9
Interview with Roy Mlynarichik
August 26, 1998
III-10
Interview with Walt Rostow
August 26, 1998
III-11
Interview with Richard Holbrooke
August 26, 1998
III-12
Interview with Norvill Jones
August 26, 1998
III-13
Interview with Peggy DeMichele
August 26, 1998
III-14
Interview with John Mansfield
August 26, 1998
III-15
Interview with James "Jim" Lowenstein
August 26, 1998
III-16
Interview with John Finney
August 26, 1998
III-17
Interview with Francis "Frank" Valeo
August 26, 1998
III-18
Interview with Francis "Frank" Valeo
August 26, 1998
III-19
Interview with Sam Jameson
August 26, 1998
III-20
Interview with Justin Bloom
August 26, 1998
III-21
Interview with Micael Armacost
August 26, 1998
III-22
Interview with Walter "Fritz" Mondale
August 26, 1998
III-23
Interview with Bob Strauss
August 26, 1998
III-24
Interview with Robert "Bob" McNamara; Interview with Jack Valenti
August 26, 1998
III-25
Interview with Pat Holt
August 26, 1998
III-26
Interview with Bobby Baker
August 26, 1998
III-27
Interview with Bob Brown
August 26, 1998
III-28
Interview with Ray Dockstader
August 26, 1998
III-29
Interview with Michael Armacost
August 26, 1998
III-30
Interview with Chester Cooper
This cassette tape contains two separate interviews with unidentified speakers. It isn't clear which speaker is Cooper.
August 26, 1998
III-31
Interview with George McGovern
August 26, 1998
III-32
Interview with Leslie "Les" Gelb
This cassette tape also contains an interview the Don Oberdorfer conducted with Nicholas Platt on October 1, 1993. The interview is not about Mike Mansfield.
August 26, 1998
III-33
Interview with Kazutoshi Hasegawa
August 26, 1998
III-34
Interview with Fukuchima
This cassette tape contains two separate interviews with unidentified speakers. It isn't clear who either of the interviewees are. It's also not clear if the name written on the tape label is an interviewee or the location of the interview.
August 26, 1998
III-35
Interview with Takako Doi
Interviewee speaks Japanese. Audio quality is poor.
August 26, 1998
III-36
Interview with Richard "Dick" Allen
August 26, 1998
III-37
Interview with James Auer
August 26, 1998
III-38
Interview with Salpee Sahagian
August 26, 1998
III-39
Interview with Kaiku (first name unknown)
Interviewee speaks Japanese.
August 26, 1998
III-40
Interview with Mike Gravel
August 26, 1998
III-41
Interview with Albert Seligmann
August 26, 1998

Series IV:  Audio Recordings, 1980-2000 and undatedReturn to Top

10 audio cassettes

This series contains miscellaneous audio recordings related to Oberdorfer’s research for his biography on Mansfield.

This series is organized numerically by cassette number.

Electronic copies of some of the audio are available from the University of Montana's Archives and Special Collections.

Container(s) Description Dates
cassette
IV-1
Mike Mansfield speaking to the Takeyama Association
February 17, 1986
IV-2
Meeting, possibly in Japan with Mike Mansfield or speaking about Mike Mansfield
Most of the audio in Japanese.
June 12, 1986
IV-3
Mike Mansfield's remarks to Drexel Lambert
November 11, 1986
IV-4
Mike Mansfield speaking, possibly to the Midwest U.S. Japan Association
November 17, 1986
IV-5
Vietnam Dialogue call to Mike Mansfield with Don Oberdorfer and Phil (no last name) in attendance
June 18, 1998
IV-6
Funeral mass for Maureen Mansfield
September 26, 2000
IV-7
Mike Mansfield interviewed for article about U.S.-Japan cooperative relations
undated
IV-8
Joint House and Senate administration hearing, Tape 1 of 2
March 18, 1999
IV-9
Joint House and Senate administration hearing, Tape 2 of 2
March 18, 1999
IV-10
Mike Mansfield interviewed by John Needham
August 13, 1980

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Mansfield, Mike--1903- Biography
  • Mansfield, Mike--1903---Interviews
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Biographies
  • Oral histories--Montana
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat