Hubert H. Humphrey Digitization Project
program in May and the Medicare amendment was signed in July.
Vietnam, however, was the topic many audiences wanted to hear about more. In this speech given at Michigan State University on June 1st, shortly after President Johnson himself spoke at Johns Hopkins University about "unconditional negotiations" in Vietnam, Humphrey spelled out the basis of the administration's policy in Vietnam: there would be no withdrawal, a political solution to the conflict was essential, and the Vietnamese people could only hope for better days.
The same day Humphrey gave a speech to the National War College in Washington, D.C. on the importance of having a balanced military force that was flexible and experienced in guerilla and psychological warfare. Where Johnson would not yield, Humphrey cautioned that military power alone was not an adequate response (pages 8-9).
At the end of July Humphrey attended a national governor's conference and had the text of his speech released as usual before his appearance. The text of the speech originally read that Vietnam would be "long, costly, and ugly." The President's office hadn't read the speech before its release and was not happy with this characterization. Though the speech had already been released, Humphrey changed his text for the actual appearance. Included here is his copy of the speech where he stated that "we must learn patience. In Southeast Asia we must be prepared to endure. The plain truth is that we must face the prospect of a long and difficult ordeal" (p. 12).
On August 6th, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. Humphrey gave a speech at the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Convention on August 9th dedicated to the topics of civil rights and the end of discrimination, and reminisced about a speech he had given to the same organization in 1948. That same month, riots in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles took place over five days causing millions of dollars of property damage, left 34 people dead and thousands injured and arrested.
As Humphrey's first year as Vice President drew to a close he began to realize how limited the parameters of his new office were. "As the winter of 1965-66 approached, I was still outside. In fairness, it must be said that Johnson probably never intended for me to have any greater role in foreign-policy formulation than he himself had had during the Kennedy years. And there is good reason for that" (Education of a Public Man, p. 245). The end of 1965 witnessed tens of thousands of troops sent to Vietnam and protests against the war in Washington, D.C. itself.
Regardless of his differences with Johnson, Humphrey promoted and supported his political party and it's agenda, encouraging those who were coming up in the ranks to continue to fight for political reform. Humphrey gave particular attention to Walter "Fritz" Mondale, newly elected to the Senate to fill out Humphrey's term. In this speech during Mondale's testimonial dinner on October 23, Humphrey thanked Mondale for supporting him during his mayoral run in 1947, for cosponsoring Medicare, and for supporting the recently passed Voting Rights Act. Mondale would later be elected Vice President in 1977, during the end of Humphrey's life. After consulting Humphrey about his experiences in the office, Mondale would forever change the Vice President's office into the advisory and participatory one it is today.
These speech texts, as well as all of Humphrey's speeches from 1941-1965 are linked to the inventory of his Speech Text Files. More of Humphrey's speeches will be made available each month throughout this project. Look for the years 1966-1967 in April!
This project was awarded the support of a $46,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) administered by the National Archives.
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New and Updated Finding Aids - February 2013
|Birney Quick: An Inventory of His Papers||01086|
|Original and microfilm reproduction of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, speeches, sketches, exhibit materials, book drafts, financial records, printed miscellany and related materials documenting the life and career of Minnesota artist Birney Quick.|
|Commerce Department: Builders Advisory Council: An Inventory of Its Council Records||gr00695|
|Records documenting the activities of the Builders Advisory Council (1993-2000) and its predecessor, the Builders State Advisory Council (1991-1992).|
|CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT: An Inventory of its Published Records and Reports||correctspub|
|Reports, newsletters, and miscellaneous print and near-print items of or about the Corrections Department.|
|Education Department: An Inventory of Its State Board Examinations||gr00694|
|Examination questions and scoring keys for elementary (grades 7 and 8) and high school subjects. Also includes, for 1941, a separate volume containing examination rules and regulations, and copies of forms, as well as examinations and keys.|
|F. T. (Frithiof T.) Gustavson and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers||01083|
|Biographical data, correspondenceParti, writings, clippings, and photographs of Gustavson, operator of the Home Trading Company in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, amateur archaeologist, student of aboriginal peoples and history of the area, superintendent of the Chippewa Museum in Cass Lake, Minnesota, and lecturer, tourism promoter and author.|
|Faribault School for the Deaf An Inventory of Its Student Records||gr00135|
|Individual student files that may contain hearing and physical examination reports, interview notes, psychological reports, academic progress sheets, photographs, public school records, and correspondence with parents, school districts, and county and state welfare bodies.|
|GALE FAMILY: An Inventory of Their Family Papers||00319|
|Family history materials, reminiscences, diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, poems, and photographs detailing the activities of four related families: Gale, Lindley, Jones, and Burton.|
|Harley R. Schneider: An Inventory of His Research Files on Minnesota Surveys||01082|
|Correspondence (1975-1998), conference papers (1974-1974, 1995), copies of U.S. General Land Office documents (1841-1862), and related material compiled by a civil engineer pertaining to his research about the 1852 survey of the Iowa-Minnesota boundary line, an 1858 resurvey, the public lands survey of Minnesota, and the location of one of the latitude observation stations established during the Iowa-Minnesota boundary survey.|
|Hennepin County: Edina: Police Department: An Inventory of Its Records||gr00692|
|Records documenting the activities of the Edina police department.|
|HUBERT H. HUMPHREY: An Inventory of His Speech Text Files||00442|
Copies of Humphrey's speeches, in varying formats including notes, drafts, speaking texts, printed copies, and transcripts. Also present are excerpts, sample speeches, and incomplete indexes and checklists.
Includes digital content.
|Itasca County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index||SAM065|
|Personal name index, 1891-1974; declarations of intention (first papers, 1891-1973); final papers (1891-1906); petition and record (final papers, 1906-1974); lists of citizenship petitions granted and denied (1929-1974); applications to take oath of allegiance (naturalization by repatriation, 1940-1962); applications for transfer of petition for naturalization, 1959-1965; and two sets of loose naturalization papers (A-Z, 1896, 1901-1904, and A-Z, 1919-1974).|
|Kensington Runestone Researtch Team: An Inventory of Its Records||01084|
Test reports, mapping data, correspondence, and a video interview created by a team of scientists investigating the authenticity of the Kensington Rune Stone.
Includes digital content.
|Jerome Hill: An Inventory of His Papers||00565|
|Correspondence, personal papers, and photographs belonging to this artist and philanthropist, a grandson of St. Paul railroad magnate James J. Hill. The collection is particularly strong in photography, as Hill documented his life with the camera for over 50 years.|
|Lake County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index||gr00404|
|Personal name index, undated, 1891-1952, declarations of intention (first papers), 1891-1952; final papers (second papers), 1893-1906; petition and record (final papers), 1907-1946; lists of citizenship petitions granted and denied, 1929-1946; applications to take oath of allegiance (naturalization by repatriation), 1940-1943 (filed in petition and record volumes 9-10; loose naturalization papers, A-Z, 1884-1906; and certificate of naturalization stubs, 1907-1946.|
|Minnesota Environmental Control Citizens Association: An Inventory of Its Records||00820|
|Administrative files (including bylaws, meeting minutes, financial information, member directories, and newsletters), subject files, visual materials, and task force files of an environmental citizens' action group, also known as MECCA, organized in 1968. The collection also includes meeting minutes, financial reports, tax forms, and a few select topical files of the Midwest Environmental Education & Research Association that were kept by Robert F. Nelson, a founding member of MECCA.|
|Minnesota State Population Census Schedules: Inventory to a Microfilm Edition||gr00693|
|Microfilm copy of manuscript census schedules for 1865-1905.|
|MINNESOTA. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS: An Inventory of Its World War II Bonus Index||sam232_1|
|An alphabetical index to the department’s World War II bonus records (cataloged separately, SAM 232), World War II supplemental bonus files (cataloged separately, SAM 341), and un-microfilmed World War II denied bonus records (cataloged separately). Each index card gives the veteran’s name, address, military serial number, and bonus claim number. The bonus claim number provides access to the Minnesota Veterans Affairs Department bonus records; the military serial number provides access to other military records kept by the federal government.|
|MURRAY COUNTY: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records||SAM131|
|Declarations of intention (first papers), 1873-1952; final papers (second papers), 1879-1906; petition and record (final papers), 1906-1954; lists of citizenship petitions granted and denied, 1929-1954; applications to take oath of allegiance (naturalization by repatriation), 1940-1953; and loose naturalization papers, A-Z, 1856-1904.|
|Norman County: Ada: An Inventory of Its Records||gr00688|
|Charter commission order, petition, and related papers (1906-1917), infectious disease report (1931-1932), police department lock-up registers (1936-1954), and justice dockets (1890-1906).|
|ORVILLE R. MICKELSON: An Inventory of His Papers||p2621|
|Correspondence between Orville Mickelson, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and his family and friends prior to and during his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II.|
|PARDON BOARD: Published Records and Reports||pardon02|
|Alphabetical subject files touching on a wide variety of topics relating to the board’s activities.|
|PERIPATETICS: An Inventory of Its Records||00203|
|Organizational records and study papers prepared for the 100th anniversary of a women's study club formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1890.|
|Public Welfare Department: Refugee Program Office: An Inventory of Its Records||gr00690|
|Records documenting the history and administration of the Refugee Program Office and reflecting its educational, social, employment, welfare, and resettlement services to Indochinese refugees in Minnesota.|
|RED WING STATE TRAINING SCHOOL: An Inventory of Its Inmate Case Files||rwsts09|
|Case files covering the years 1915-1963.|
|Sinclair Lewis: An Inventory of His Papers||01001|
|Originals and photocopies of four unrelated letters, a series of correspondence with Saturday Evening Post editors, primarily George H. Lorimer, and memoranda relating to the possibility of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer making Lewis' novel Gideon Planish into a motion picture.|
|Soo Line Railroad Company: An Inventory of Its Company Records||00343|
|Records of Minneapolis-based Soo Line Railroad Company, a grain and timber products carrier serving the upper Midwest and providing U.S. connections for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Included are records of predecessor companies Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad, Wisconsin Central Railroad, and Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railroad, as well as more than 80 other branch lines, predecessors, subsidiaries, and related companies.|
|Stillwater State Prison: Prison Industries: Farm Machinery Department: An Inventory of Its Farm Machinery Department Published Records and Reports||gr00689|
|Catalogs (1911-1925), parts catalogs, price lists, and operator's manuals (1918-1970s); and advertising brochures (circa 1920-1930, 1941, 1988); documenting the prison manufactured Minnesota Line farm machinery and binder twine, and office furniture.|
|Supreme Court An Inventory of Its Case Files, General Index, and Briefs of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals||gr00088|
|Materials relating to the proceedings of the trial (lower) courts, filed by the lawyers of parties involved in actions or proceedings in preparation for a hearing with the Supreme Court or (beginning in 1983) the Court of Appeals. They also include the opinions, orders, and judgments generated by these two higher courts.|
|TAX COURT: An Inventory of Its Closed [Completed] Decision Files||gr00473|
|Case files for appeals from orders of the Commissioner of Revenue regarding tax disputes, or from property valuations or classifications, that resulted in a Tax Court decision. The court's decisions interpret the law and have precedent value.|
|U.S. Census Office Nonpopulation Census Schedule: Minnesota, 1860-1880: Guide to the Use of this Microfilm||gr00691|
|Agriculture, manufacturing, mortality, and social statistics censuses.|
|Washington County: Independent School District No. 834, Stillwater: An Inventory of Its Records||gr00370|
|Records documenting the administration and activities of the district.|
|Wendell R. Anderson: An Inventory of His Papers||00476|
|Senatorial files (1977-1978), correspondence (1963-1971), legislative files and bills (1960-1970), sound and visual materials (1970s), photographs (1930s-2004), subject files (1950s-1970s), and other miscellaneous personal materials created by this U.S. Hockey Team Olympic silver medal winner (1956), Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party state legislator (1959-1970), governor (1971-1977), and U.S. Senator (1977-1978).|
New and Updated Catalog Records
|Carver County: Chaska. Records.|
|Library board minutes (October 1966-January 1975) and criminal justice dockets (May 1955-March 1962).|
|Hennepin County: Edina: Fire Department. Annual report, 1979|
|Roseau County: Superintendent of Schools. County School Survey Committee tentative and final reports.|
|Concerning rural school consolidation.|
|Winkel, Max G. (Maximillian G.), 1897-1963. Max Winkel and family papers, 1850-1963.|
|Biographical and family information, correspondence, drafts of a Winkel manuscript on William Shakespeare's plays, historical notes, and other papers. Material relates primarily to the experiences of Winkel and his family and friends during the first and second world wars and the Great Depression of the 1930s, as well as to some St. Paul-related historical topics.|