Mike Mansfield Interview, May 11, 2000


Mike Mansfield


Don Oberdorfer



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Don Oberdorfer describes his trip to Tientsin (Tianjin), China, where Mike Mansfield was stationed as a Marine toward the end of World War One. Mansfield talks about his trip to Tientsin in 1946, when he visited the Marines’ headquarters. Both Oberdorfer and Mansfield discuss their impressions of the city and China as a whole. Mansfield briefly mentions the U.S. involvement in the Balkans, and how the U.S. still has troops in Kosovo and Bosnia. He agrees to be photographed for the biography Oberdorfer is writing.


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Document Type

Oral History


Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001—Interviews; Oberdorfer, Don. Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Statesman and Diplomat; Americans—China—Tianjin; Ex-legislators—United States—Interviews; Senators, United States Congress—Montana; Tianjin (China)—Description and travel

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana; China; Japan; Vietnam



Original Collection

Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project, OH 391, 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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 391-017

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (9 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

19 minutes

Local Filename

OH_391_017.mp3; OH_391_017.pdf

Mike Mansfield Interview, May 11, 2000