Jim Monroe Collection

1958-1972 (bulk: 1964-1972)

5 cubic feet

portriat of Jim Monroe

Biographical Sketch of the Creator of the Collection

An Oklahoma newspaperman, Jim Monroe served as the press secretary and administrative assistant to Senator Fred R. Harris. Following his work with Harris, Monroe held an interest in newspapers in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas. In 1996, he was named to the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.

Scope and Content of the Collection

Because this collection mainly concerns Monroe's work with Senator Harris, the subjects, which are arranged alphabetically, reflect the interest and activities of the senator. Topics include the Democratic Party at both the national and state levels, national and state political campaigns, and the presidential elections of 1968 and 1972. There is considerable material on Harris's quest for the presidency in 1972. In addition, there is material on LaDonna Harris, the senator's first wife and longtime Native American activist. A small photograph collection is also included in the collection. Monroe donated the collection to the University of Oklahoma in 1996.

There is a box and folder inventory. For more information on the archival holdings, please contact the Carl Albert Center.

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