This collection includes four interviews detailing inception and makeup of the Missoula New Party, its political activism, and its dissolution in 2001. The interviews were conducted between 2005 and 2006 by Jack Rowan. The interviewees discuss the New Party’s involvement in political campaigns, particularly the Living Wage Campaign, its relationship with other political parties, and its support of specific Missoula political candidates. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection OH 400 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 4 interviews.
James G. McGrath
James "Jim" McGrath, a former New Party member and Missoula city council member (1996-2004), discusses his involvement with progressive politics and the fractious nature of issue-oriented progressive groups. McGrath recalls... Read More
John Robert Fletcher
John Fletcher, an early member of the Missoula New Party, discusses the origins of the local organization in 1993, its political leaning, its relation to the national New Party, and... Read More