Gordon Bennett interview

Interviewee

Gordon Bennett

Interviewer

Bob Brown

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Description

Interviewed by Bob Brown on June 8, 2005. Bennett begins by discussing his childhood in the Depression and drought era in Scobey, Montana, mentioning the desperation that led to the election of communists in the '30s. He talks about the rise of the Farmers Union in Montana and the business of farming in the state; the issue of press control by the Anaconda Company; and his involvement in Lee Metcalf's political campaigns. He contrasts Metcalf and Mansfield, describes his involvement in Forest Anderson's campaign and discusses other Montana politicians he has known. Gordon Bennett is a district judge and public servant.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Metcalf, Lee, 1911-1978; Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001; Montana Farmers Union; Anaconda Company; Agriculture; Freedom of the press; Legislation

Original Date

6-8-2005

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH396-24

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (79 min.) : digital, WAV file (403 Mb), + 1 transcript (43 p. ; 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

79 minutes

Local Filename

oh396_24.mp3; OH396-24.pdf

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