This collection includes three interviews about the life and career of Senator Mike Mansfield. The interviews were conducted by Gregory Olson from 1987 to 1991 for Olson’s book Mansfield and Vietnam: A Study in Rhetorical Adaption. The interviewees discuss working for Senator Mike Mansfield, his relationships with important figures in Washington, D. C., and his views on the Vietnam War. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection OH 393 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 3 interviews.
Frank Valeo discusses Senator Mike Mansfield’s opposition to the Vietnam War. He describes diplomacy trips he took with Senator Mansfield through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and China, detailing meeting with Ngo Dinh Diem and meetings concerning developments in the Vietnam War. Valeo also discusses Senator Mansfield’s ... Read More
George Reedy discusses working as the White House Press Secretary under the Johnson Administration. He describes the relationship between President Lyndon Johnson and Senator Mike Mansfield, who served as the Senate Whip during this time. Reedy discusses Mansfield’s style of leadership, politics during the Vietnam ... Read More
Peggy DeMichele discusses her tenure as Senator Mike Mansfield’s secretary. She describes her duties, primarily handling Montana affairs, as well as the Vietnam War, Senator Mansfield’s relationship with President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and Senator Mansfield’s time as the Senate Majority Leader. ... Read More