The archives hold papers of other congressional figures, such as James Murray, which may well contain Russian/Soviet-related material.
Edward W. Spottswood diary, 1913
1 item. This collection consists of Edward W. Spottswood's diary from January-August, 1913, in which he briefly describes life in Missoula and then focuses on the family's travel in the United States and Europe. Spottswood mentioned his wife, their children and the events and sites they enjoyed as well as prominent people they met, including Joseph Dixon and President Woodrow Wilson. Their travels began with a cross country trip from Missoula to New York, Augusta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. In May the family sailed to Europe and traveled through many cities including Paris, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Bergen, Stockholm, and St. Petersburg as well as parts of Italy and Germany. Edward W. Spottswood was born January 2, 1866, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spottswood in Lake City, Minnesota. Spottswood graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1893 and served his internship at Cook County Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Shortly after, he came to Missoula, Montana as the assistant chief surgeon at the Northern Pacific Hospital. Spottswood became chief surgeon in 1903 and served in that position until 1908. In 1903, he married Lenita J. Bonner, the daughter of Montana pioneer E. L. Bonner. The couple had two children, Edward and Lenita. Dr. Spottswood died May 14, 1951. Finding aid available: http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv09329
Michael Mansfield (b. 1903)
Papers, 1943–77, ca. 4,200 boxes, 283 scrapbooks, and 107 photo albums, plus transcripts of all his radio and television interviews/appearances, and printed matter. U.S. senator, majority leader of the Senate, 1961–76. Contains information on the formation of American foreign policy, particularly in the foreign relations and speeches series. At this writing papers are not fully processed and accessible. Unpublished finding aid.
Rockwell Kent letters, 1955-1962
0.1 linear ft. In the nineteen letters dated from 1955 to 1962, Rockwell Kent discusses cultural criticism, books, his art, and his view of politics and U.S. and Soviet affairs. In some of the letters, Kent discusses his donation of paintings and drawings to the Soviet Union, a detail Moore apparently leaked to the press. There is an enclosed newspaper clipping of an article Kent wrote explaining the reason for his donation. In some of the letters, Kent enclosed letters he wrote to other people, including one to Olin Downes, music critic for the New York Times; Mrs. Macy, an editor; and a letter he wrote to the U.S. Post Office accusing it of censoring his mail. In some of the letters, Kent discusses his books, It's Me O Lord and Greenland Diary. Historical Note: Rockwell Kent was one of the leading illustrators and artists in America. He was a printmaker, illustrator, painter, lobsterman, ship's carpenter, and dairy farmer. His first one-man gallery show was in 1908. In the 1920s, Kent worked as a successful printmaker. By the 1930s, he reached the height of his popularity. In the 1940s, however, Kent's popularity declined. After Kent failed to find a repository for his collection, a body of work consisting of eighty paintings and 800 drawings, it was donated to the Soviet Union. Kent was the author of several books and a popular lecturer on his travels and art during the 1930s and 1940s. Throughout his life, he was a left-wing activist and was blacklisted by Joe McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). He was a member of the Socialist Party and a promoter of civil rights and civil liberties. Kent received the Lenin Peace Prize in 1967 and donated some of the proceeds to North Vietnam. He died in 1971. Finding aid available: http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv48065
Stella Louise Duncan scrapbook and travel diaries, 1905-1932
3 volumes. Scrapbook and two travel diaries. The scrapbook contains photographs and memorabilia about Duncan's college career at the University of Montana in Missoula from 1905 to 1915. The first travel diary records Duncan's 1927 trip to Europe including England and Ireland and the second records her 1932 trip to Russia.
Walter Tuchscherer Papers, 1905-1978
0.5 linear feet (12 artifacts, 88 photographs). Walter Tuchscherer was a brewer and pharmacist in Montana and other western states. This collection contains items that pertain to Walter Tuchscherer's life, with documents dating from 1905-1978. The collection contains memorabilia from Walter's college years at Gonzaga College, World War I memorabilia from Siberia, and writings by Walter and correspondence to and from Walter. There are clippings from World War I, clippings about his wedding, his involvement with the B.P.O.E., the Knights of Columbus, the Boy Scouts, and the Rotary Club. This collection also contains artifacts and photographs. The artifacts are personal items of Walter's from college, World War I, and the Boy Scouts. The photographs include pictures from World War I - personal photos and souvenir photos, and a photograph of the graduating class from the 1915 Hantke's Brewer's School in Milwaukee. Finding aid available: http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv35230