Speech at the inauguration of the Parliamentary League, January 29, 1986



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Ambassador Mansfield compliments the Parliamentary League on its purpose of international cooperation through sister cities. He thanks the Japanese for the letters of condolence following th explosion of the shuttle Challenger and explains that Colonel Onizuka’s presence on the shuttle symbolized the important cultural ties between the United States and Japan.

This audio has not been transcribed, but a tape counter index is available.

Item Type



Mansfield, Mike, --1903-2001.; Onizuka, Ellison S.; Challenger (Spacecraft)--Accidents.; Astronauts--United States.; Space shuttles--Accidents.; International cooperation.

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 022-439a

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.): analog + 1 tape counter index (2 pp.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:11:54 minutes

Local Filename

OH_022_439a.mp3; OH_022_439a_TCI.pdf

Digitization Information

Audio captured using a Nakamichi MR-2, 2-head professional cassette deck. 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. The PDF files were OCR’d with Abbyy FineReader version 9.0.

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Index of Mansfield speech

Speech at the inauguration of the Parliamentary League, January 29, 1986