This collection includes interviews detailing the political career of Mike Mansfield which spanned four decades (1943-1988). The interviews were conducted between 1998 and 2001 by Don Oberdorfer. Mansfield discusses the time he served in the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Senate, as Senate Majority Leader, and as U.S. Ambassador to Japan. Oberdorfer conducted these rare oral history interviews while researching his book Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Statesman and Diplomat (2003). The original interviews are held as Oral History collection OH 391 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 22 interviews.