Guide to the Julia Butler Hansen Committee Papers 1961-1974
Cage 600

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Julia Butler Hansen Committee
Title
Julia Butler Hansen Committee Papers
ID
Cage 600
Date [inclusive]
1961-1974
Extent
2000.0 items.
General Physical Description note
2.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence and financial records kept by James E. Carty of Woodland, Wash., treasurer of the campaign committee of United States Representative Julia Butler Hansen.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 600, Julia Butler Hansen Committee Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Julia Butler Hansen was born in Portland, Oregon in 1907 and graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in home economics in 1930. Her father was Sheriff of Wahkiakum County and her mother was Washington's ``Mother of the Year" in 1960. Her husband, Henry Hansen, was a logger in Washington; they were parents of one son, David. Hansen served as a member of the Cathlamet City Council, 1938-1946 and the Washington State Legislature, 1939-1960. Hansen was a prominent figure in the state Democratic party and her status was enhanced when she became the first woman Speaker Pro Tem from 1955-1960. During her tenure in the legislature, Hansen held several important committee positions, including Chair of the Interstate Committee on Highway Policies 1951-1960 and member of education, state government and public utilities committees. She was four times the chair of a Joint Fact Finding Committee on Highways, Streets and Bridges and the chair of the Western Interstate Committee on Highway policy Problems for eleven Western States. Hansen was also the chair and a member of the board of trustees of Century 21 beginning in 1958.

In 1960, Hansen was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to fill an unexpired term in the 86th Congress caused by the death of Rep. Russell V. Mack. She became the first woman chair of the House Appropriations Committee after serving for years on Education, Labor, Veteran's Affairs, Interior and Insular Affairs Committees. Hansen also managed the Wahkiakum County Abstract Company and the G. Henry Hanigan Insurance Co. in Cathlamet, and was a member of numerous state organizations and honorary societies. She was the author of a book for children Singing Paddles, a prize winning Northwest historical juvenile fiction work, published by Binfords and Mort. James Carty practiced law at Woodland, Wash., and was long active in the Democratic Party. He was treasurer and general assistant in Hansen's election campaign committee during her entire term of congressional service.

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Scope and Contents note

Records of the Julia Butler Hansen Committee consist of files kept by James Carty from 1960-1974. The bulk of the records are correspondence between Carty and Hansen pertaining to his position as treasurer of her legislative and congressional campaigns. Also included are Carty's financial records for Hansen's campaigns, copies of press releases and newsletters from Julia Butler Hansen to her constituents. Interesting items include: a file on the Society for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms; a letter from Oct., 1962 (JBH to JC) discussing the John Birch Society; a letter, Jan. 29, 1963 (JC to JBH), relative to political problems, rumors nine county league and the ``Loyalists;" and 1964 correspondence during 1964 about and between Oregon Senator Wayne Morse and Julia Butler Hansen concerning their conflict over appropriations for an American Indian school in Tongue Point, Oregon.

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Arrangement note

The records are ordered as two series, Correspondence and Financial Records. Both are arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1992

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

James Carty, former treasurer of the Julia Butler Hansen Committee in Washington State, donated the records of the Committee to the WSU Libraries in 1980.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Carty, James,--Correspondence
  • Hansen, Julia Butler, 1907-1988,--Correspondence --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Government and Politics
  • Political campaigns--Washington (State)--Records and correspondence
  • Transportation
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series One: Correspondence 

Box-folder

Correspondence 1957-1960 

1 / 1

Washington State Joint Fact Finding Committee on Highways Streets and Bridges 1958 

1 / 2

Letters to J. Carty Re: Kelso Postmaster 1961 

1 / 3

Fundraising Letter 1962 

1 / 4

General Correspondence 1963 

1 / 5

General Correspondence June 1960-April 1964 

1 / 6

Campaign 1962 

1 / 7

Campaign 1964 

2 / 8

Campaign 1964 

2 / 9

Contributors List 1964 

2 / 10

Treasurer's Solicitation 1964 

2 / 11

James Carty to Julia Butler Hansen (copies) 1965 

2 / 12

J.B. Hansen to J. Carty 1965 

2 / 13

Misc. Correspondence 1966 

2 / 14

Campaign 1966 

2 / 15

J.B. Hansen to J. Carty 1966 

2 / 16

Treasurer's Correspondence 1967 

2 / 17

Association to Preserve Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms 

3 / 18

Personal Correspondence, J.B. Hansen to G. Gabrielson (copies) 1968 

3 / 19

Campaign 1968 

3 / 20

Treasurer's Correspondence 1969 

3 / 21

Campaign: Candidate's records 1970 

3 / 22

Third District Congressional Questionnaire (from J.B.H) 

3 / 23

J.B. Hansen to J. Carty 1970 

3 / 24

J.B. Hansen to J. Carty 1970 

3 / 25

Misc. Correspondence from J.B. Hansen 1970 

3 / 26

Misc. Correspondence to J. Carty 1970 

3 / 27

J. Carty to J.B. Hansen 1970 

3 / 28

Misc. to J.B. Hansen 1970 

3 / 29

To J. Carty from Robert Baily (former State Senator J.B.Hansen staff late 1960s) 1971 

3 / 30

To J.B. Hansen from J. Carty 1971 

3 / 31

J. Carty to Roy Carlson 

3 / 32

J.B. Hansen to J. Carty 1971-1972 

3 / 33

J. Carty to J.B. Hansen 1971-1972 

3 / 34

92nd Congress Tax Reform Bills 

3 / 35

Press Releases 1961-1973 

3 / 36

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Series Two: Financial Records 

Box-folder

Campaign, Bank Statements 1962 

4 / 37

Cowlitz County Bank statements 1962-1963 

4 / 38

Bills and Receipts 1963 

4 / 39

Treasurer's Accounts 1966 

4 / 40

Treasurer's Accounts 1966-1967 

5 / 41

Treasurer's Account Books 1968 

5 / 42

Bills and Receipts 1969 

5 / 43

Treasurer's Accounts 1970 

5 / 44

Treasurer's Accounts 1970-1971 

5 / 45

Treasurer's Receipts 1971-1972 

5 / 46

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