Mike Mansfield talks about how he met his wife, Maureen Hayes Mansfield. He talks about her family, her education, and how he was perceived by her father. Mansfield discusses their move to Missoula, getting married, and his education at the University of Montana. He talks about his graduate education as well, when he started teaching a few undergraduate classes and working for the registrar. Mansfield discusses what he remembers about Great Falls when he first arrived around 1915. He describes running away as well, making his way to Washington (state) and working in logging camps. He recalls making his way back to New York and enlisting in the Navy. After serving in the Navy for the duration of World War I, Mansfield joined the Marines. Mansfield also talks about his experience in the mines, including how different and more dangerous the job used to be.
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Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project, OH 391, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)
Mansfield, Mike, "Mike Mansfield Interview, July 24, 1999" (1999). Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project. 6.