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.
James E. Murray, 1876-1961, Montana, Political career; Senate Interior Committee; Burton K. Wheeler, 1882-1975, Montana, Politicians; Yellowtail Dam, Montana; Crow Tribal Nation; Small businesses, Montana; Minorities, Montana; Alaskan statehood; National Park Service wildlife; Environmental groups; Montana Power Company; Federal Power Commission; Lee Metcalf, 1911-1978, Montana, Politicians; Mike Mansfield, 1911-2001, Montana, Politicians; LeRoy Anderson; Shoreham Hotel; Carroll Arms Restaurant and Hotel, Washington D.C.; Charles Murray; Paradise Dam, Montana; Communism; Joseph McCarthy, 1908-1957, Politicians; Red Scare; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Stan Kimmet, Montana; Bob Yellowtail; Congressional archiving; Congressional archival collections
Oral History Interviews about James Murray Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
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2 sound cassettes (03:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (29 p.: 28 cm.)
Reinemer, Victor O.; Browman, Ludvig; and Logan, Frances, "Victor O. Reinemer, Ludvig Browman, Frances Logan Discussion, January 29, 1973" (1973). James Murray Oral History Collection. 3.