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Fred Harrison legislative speeches

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [Coll 381] 1
Identifier: Coll 381

Scope and Contents

The collection (1935-1937) contains legislative speeches, and (political) poetry.

His writings indicate he was a supporter of Roosevelt's "New Deal" programs. There are handwritten and also typed speeches, including drafts.

Topics of speeches include proposals: for a lieutenant governor; for public funding of school textbooks; against advertising of tobacco and liquor; for adoption of the Townsend [retirement] Plan; and against Sunday closing laws.

There are two poems, one against Sunday closing laws, and one made into a song titled, "The Governor's Sale's Tax Song."


  • 1935-1937


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Conditions Governing Use

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0.025 linear feet (1 folder)

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Fred Harrison, of Brownsville, Oregon, served in the Oregon State House of Representatives as a Democrat, from 1935 to 1937, representing Linn County. The collection (1935-1937) contains legislative speeches, and (political) poetry.

Physical Description

1 folder.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Fred Harrison Legislative Speeches
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Finding aid is written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA