Mike Mansfield talks about his wife, Maureen Hayes Mansfield’s, early life and how he met her when he moved to Butte to attend the School of Mines. Mansfield shifts to talking about his travels in China, recalling the interesting people and places he experienced during the trips. He also remembers visiting Chinese diplomat Chou En Lai in 1974. They also discuss Mansfield’s trip to China in 1922 while he was in the Marines. Mansfield describes a ‘warlord China’ that was prone to internal conflict. Mansfield also describes the process he went through to visit China during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency.
Mansfield, Maureen Hayes, 1905-2000; Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001—Interviews; Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001—Marriage; Oberdorfer, Don. Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Statesman and Diplomat; Americans—China; Ex-legislators—United States—Interviews; Senators, United States Congress—Montana; China—Description and travel
Montana; China; Japan; Vietnam
Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project, OH 391, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (22 p.: 28 cm.)
Mansfield, Mike, "Mike Mansfield Interview, August 18, 1999" (1999). Don Oberdorfer's Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project. 7.