Victor O. Reinemer, Ludvig Browman, Frances Logan Discussion, January 29, 1973





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Victor Reinemer, Ludvig Browman, and Frances Logan discuss the former Montana senator, James E. Murray, and his career in the U.S. States Senate from their time in his acquaintance, ranging from 1948 to 1961. They describe Murray’s work on the behalf of tribal nations, small business, minorities, his position on tribal nation termination. The also recall his personal qualities, relationships with other U.S. senators, and the end of his career. All three interviewees talk about Murray’s involvement in specific road projects, Alaska’s bid for statehood, National Park Service wildlife thinning in addition to his relationship with environmental groups, the Irish-American community, particularly in Butte, Montana, and his work on various Senate committees and subcommittees. They conclude by discussing the process of archiving legislators’ materials.

This discussion was likely conducted for history students at the University of Montana.


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Document Type

Oral History


Senate Interior Committee; Small businesses, Montana; Minorities, Montana; National Park Service wildlife; Environmental groups; Montana Power Company; Federal Power Commission; Mike Mansfield, 1911-2001, Montana, Politicians; LeRoy Anderson; Charles Murray; Communism; Joseph McCarthy, 1908-1957, Politicians; Red Scare; Stan Kimmet, Montana; Congressional archiving; Congressional archival collections; Murray, James E. (James Edward), 1876-1961 -- Political activity.; Murray, James E. (James Edward), 1876-1961 -- Political and social views.; Murray, James E. (James Edward), 1876-1961 -- Biography.; Murray, James E. (James Edward), 1876-1961 -- Relations with Native Americans.; Murray, James E. (James Edward), 1876-1961 -- Relations with Irish-Americans; Legislators -- United States -- 20th century -- Biography.; Legislators -- United States -- Archives.; Statesmen -- United States -- 20th century -- Biography.; Montana -- Politics and government -- 20th century.; United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.; Wildlife management -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century. ; Alaska -- History -- 1867-1959.; Statehood (American politics) -- History -- 20th century.; Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1934-; Montana Power Company -- Political activity; Crow Tribe of Montana -- Government relations -- History -- 20th century; Metcalf, Lee, 1911-1978; Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001; Yellowtail, Robert -- Political activity; Wheeler, Burton K. (Burton Kendall), 1882-1975; Shoreham Hotel (Washington, D.C.) – History; Paradise Dam (Mont.) – History; Yellowtail Dam (Mont.) – History; United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs -- History -- 20th century; Reinemer, Vic, 1923-; Browman, Ludvig G. (Ludvig Gustav), 1904-1986; Merriam, Frances Logan, 1899-1993; Federal Power Commission; Carroll Arms Hotel (Washington, D.C.)

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Time Period

Twentieth century

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Original Collection

Oral History Interviews about James Murray Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 009-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (03:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (29 p.: 28 cm.)

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audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:13:00 minutes

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OH_009_001_002.mp3; OH_009_001_002.pdf

Victor O. Reinemer, Ludvig Browman, Frances Logan Discussion, January 29, 1973