Winfield Page Interview, August 9, 1989


Winfield Page


William D'Alton



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Winfield Page discusses the political atmosphere of Montana during the mid-1930s. He describes governmental campaigns during the mid-twentieth century and the influential roles that industries like the Anaconda Company played in Montanan politics. Page also discusses the careers of Joseph Dixon and Jerry O’Connell, and details Mike Mansfield’s early rise in politics. He discusses his experiences with and the philosophy of deficit spending within governmental systems. He describes Mike Mansfield’s political career, the Carter Administration, and the Eisenhower Administration. Page also references the Isolationists in his stories and personal views, detailing how that doctrine played a role in Montana politics during the mid-20th century.

Document Type

Oral History


Montana politics; Mid-twentieth century politics; Joseph Dixon; Jerry O’Connell; Mike Mansfield; Anaconda Company; Carter Administration; Eisenhower Administration; Isolationists; Deficit spending

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Politics and Politicians Oral History Collection, 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 /

Oral History Number

OH 261-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (31 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:43:07 minutes

Local Filename

OH_261_001_002.mp3; OH_261_001_002.pdf

Winfield Page Interview, August 9, 1989