Commencement address at Montana State University, Missoula, June 4, 1956



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Senator Mansfield addresses the changing role of the United States in the world since the 1930's when he was a student and faculty member of Montana State University and the role the United States must maintain in the years to come to defend freedom against totalitarianism. He then charges the graduating students to prepare themselves for their place in the United State's future.

Item Type



Mansfield, Mike, --1903-2001.; United States--Foreign relations--20th century

Date Created


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

United States



Original Collection

Mike Mansfield Political Speeches, Press Interviews, and Campaign Advertisements Audio Recordings, OH 022

Holding Institution

University of Montana. Mansfield Library. Archives and Special Collections

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights Holder

Copyright to this recording may be held by the University of Montana—Missoula. For more information, please contact Archives and Special Collections at the University of Montana, Mansfield Library.

Audio File Number

OH 022-018

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 reel-to-reel (00:36:36 min.): analog + 1 transcript (18 pp.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:36:36 minutes

Local Filename

OH_022_018.mp3; OH_022_018.pdf

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Audio captured using a TEAC A-1230 reel-to-reel player, played at 7 1/2 ips. The capture is controlled through Adobe Audition with sampling rates, 44100 hz, 32-bit float. Output is as follows: capture quality (real-time conversion), medium quality, none (dither); high-quality conversion, best quality (slowest), shaped (dither). File processed to WAV for preservation and MP3 for online access using Adobe Audition.

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Transcript of Mansfield speech

Commencement address at Montana State University, Missoula, June 4, 1956