Congressional Papers of Jeannette Rankin
Archivist Jodie Foley talked about the Congressional papers of the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress, Jeannette… read more
Archivist Jodie Foley talked about the Congressional papers of the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin. She was a lifelong pacifist elected in Montana in 1916 and then again in 1940. They showed some of the constituent letters from supporters, as well as the newspapers that criticized her after her vote against participation in World War I. During her second term, Rankin stood alone in voting against America’s entry into the World War II.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Helena, Montana, from October 7-11 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close
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- Jodie Foley State Archivist Montana
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