Daniel Kemmis Interview, June 11, 1982

Interviewee

Daniel Kemmis

Interviewer

Claire Rhein

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Description

Daniel Kemmis discusses Initiative 95—legislation requiring 25 percent of the coal tax trust fund be invested in Montana’s economy—the work that went into forming the initiative years since 1975, and the compromises he made in order to help the initiative gain traction within the Montana State Legislature. Kemmis explains the goals of Initiative 95, both short and long term. He talks about his struggles to create an initiative that would pass while staying true to his original vision. He divulges that he had to change parts of the initiative in order to obtain the governor’s support which would help the initiative pass. Kemmis also mentions that he now travels around Montana to speak to local party organizations.

This interview ends abruptly and never resumes.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Montana State Legislature; Montana state legislators; Montana politicians; Initiative 95; Coal investments; Coal tax

Original Date

6-11-1982

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Daniel Kemmis Interviews Oral History Project, OH 036, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

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

OH 036-010

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (7 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:27:35 minutes

Local Filename

OH_036_010.mp3; OH_036_010.pdf

Daniel Kemmis Interview, June 11, 1982

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