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Guide to the Clarence A. Bottolfsen Papers 1926-1964.

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Clarence A. Bottolfsen Papers, 1926-1964
Creator: Clarence A. Bottolfsen, 1891-1964.
Dates: 1926-1964
Quantity: 10.5 linear feet13 boxes
Abstract: Speeches,correspondence, and other papers of Bottolfsen's newspaper business in Arco, Idaho, and his political career.
Identification: MG 11
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
850 Rayburn St.
P.O. Box 442351
Moscow, ID 83844-2351
(208) 885-7951
http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections

Scope and Content

The Bottolfsen papers contain a variety of items. There are three boxes of speeches dating from 1926 to 1961, and one box of correspondence dated 1932 to 1964. There are also boxes containing items on the American Legion, the Republican Party, and the Rotary, as well as boxes containing information on the Craters of the Moon National Monument, Abraham Lincoln, and the Idaho Territorial Centennial. The remaining two boxes contain newspapers or newspaper clippings on a variety of subjects.


Administrative/Biographical History

Clarence A. Bottolfsen was born October 10, 1891 in Superior, Wisconsin. While still a boy he moved to Fessender, North Dakota. While in high school he worked as a printer's devil in the local printing shop. The man who owned the shop moved to Arco, Idaho and purchased the Arco Advertiser, a weekly newspaper. Soon he sent for Bottolfsen, then 19, to work for him. The town of Arco is in the Lost River region; the river suddenly disappeared and Arco became a dust bowl. Business dropped off, but Bottolfsen took over the Advertiser and turned it into one of Idaho's leading weeklies. From 1934-1938 he was editor and general manager of the Blackfoot Daily Bulletin. He retired from the newspaper business in 1947, but continued serving as correspondent for several newspapers. He also wrote free lance articles.

Turning to his interest in politics, he served in the Idaho House of Representatives in 1921 and 1923, was chief clerk of the House in the 1925 and 1927 sessions and was again elected to the House in 1929 and 1931, serving as speaker in the 1931 session. In 1938 he began his first term as governor; the following election he was defeated by Chase A. Clark, but in the election following that he defeated Clark for the Governorship. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 1944, but was defeated by Glen H. Taylor. He served as chief clerk of the Idaho House in 1949 and 1951; in 1953 he became Deputy Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. Senate. In 1955 and 1956 he was again Chief Clerk of the Idaho House, at the same time serving as executive secretary to Senator Herman Welker. He was elected to the state Senate in 1958, re-elected in 1960, but declined to seek another term in 1962 due to ill health.

Skilled as a parliamentarian, Bottolfsen was elected permanent parliamentarian for the National Education Association at their Detroit meeting in 1937, a position which he held for 17 years.

His other public services include serving as GOP state chairman, 1936-1937, State Commander of the American Legion, 1934-35, past master of the Arco Masonic Lodge, past deputy grand master of the Idaho Masonic Lodge, memberships in the El Korah Shrine of Boise, Arco Chamber of Commerce, and the Arco Rotary Club.

C.A. Bottolfsen died in the Veteran's Hospital, Boise, on July 18, 1964. He had suffered from emphysema for several years.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Government and Politics
Idaho

Bottolfsen, C. A.--Archives.

Idaho -- Politics and government
Legislators -- Idaho -- Correspondence
Newspaper publishing -- Idaho -- Arco

Idaho. Governor (1938-1940 : Bottolfsen)

Idaho State Representative, 1921-1924, 1929-1932; Governor, 1938-1940, 1942-1944; State Senator, 1958-1962.

Administrative Information

Source

The papers were donated January 1966.

The thirteen boxes of C.A. Bottolfsen papers have been separated according to type of material, subject or organization concerned. The speeches have been organized by type where possible, however, many speeches are bound in folders. In this case the speeches have been left in their original order. Correspondence has been arranged chronologically where possible. Letters bound in folders have been left in their original order. Newspaper clippings have been organized by subject; entire sections of newspapers have not been arranged. File cards have been made for the Speeches, Correspondence, History and non-newspaper Miscellaneous Series.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Speeches 1926-1961
The first series of the Bottolfsen papers is comprised of a collection of speeches, some loose, some in a notebook and others bound in folders.
As is usual with people who are called upon to give many speeches, Governor Bottolfsen used the same stories and quotations over and over again. Among his favorite quotes, especially during the years 1940-1945 was the last stanza of John McCrae's poem "In Flander's Field."
Speeches were given to schools, Chambers of Commerce, and service organizations such as Elks, Lions, Orders of Eastern Star and Masons. He was also called upon to deliver memorial addresses for local men who were killed in the war.
Many of the political speeches are 1944 Senatorial campaign speeches, and include copies of several speeches in favor of Bottolfsen's opponent in that campaign, Glen Taylor. There is also a series of the Governor's "Reports to the People of Idaho" which were broadcast at irregular intervals. (It will be noted that Bottolfsen became confused in his numbering of these talks.)
In the instances where copies of a speech are found in two locations, both locations are listed. Occasionally articles have been placed in the speech file; if no appropriate place was found for them elsewhere in the papers, they were left with the speeches and are identified as articles in the following list.
Speeches are listed by date, if known. Where only the year is known, the speeches are listed at the beginning of the year. Undated speeches are listed last, alphabetically by title. The Roman numeral following the item denotes the box in which the speech is found and the letters designate the folder: AS - Addresses to students; HS - Holiday Speeches; MA - Memorial Addresses; MIBS - Miscellaneous Bound Speeches; MUS - Miscellaneous Unbound Speeches; N - Notebook; and PS - Political Speeches.
A Chronological List of Speeches

1926FebruaryLincoln and Politics. I. HS.
1932SummerGraduation address to country school 8th grade. I. AS.
1932Bank HolidayWhat is Money? I. MUS
1935SummerCommencement address to country school 8th grade, Butte County, Idaho. I. AS.
1936February 11Lincoln Day Address, Pocatello, Idaho. I. HS.
1939February 15Leadership Week Address to students of Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho. I. AS.
1939April 19Gold Star Mothers' Program. Peace. I. MUS.
1939SummerCommencement address to students of Arco High School. I. AS.
1939May 30Memorial Day address at Pocatello. I. HS.
1939July 17Radio talk on KIDO. Idaho Day at the Golden Gate International Exposition. I. MUS.
1939July 18Talk on KIDO. Sugar. I. MUS.
1939July 22Idaho's place in the Galaxy of States. Broadcast from Golden Gate Exposition. I. MUS.
1940Speech on the history of Idaho. I. MBS.
1940January 2Idaho's Golden Jubilee. I. MUS.
1940February 12Lincoln Day Address at Coeur d'Alene. I. HS.
1940February 22Washington Birthday Speech. I. HS.
1940March 11Address before students at the University of Idaho. I. AS.
1940May 13Commencement address to students at Potlatch High School. I. AS.
1940May 31Memorial Day Address to American Legion. I. HS.
1940November 25Address to North Idaho Chamber of Commerce, Moscow. I. MBS.
1942July 4Address delivered at Moreland, Idaho. I. MUS.
1942August 23Address delivered to the 24th annual convention of the Department of Idaho of the American Legion, Kellogg, Idaho, by Paul Mortimer. II. MA.
1943In Memoriam: Harland Clendenin. II. MA.
1943Idaho Marches Forward. II. PS.
1943Recall of Bottolfsen on Senior Citizens Grants Act repeal. (Speaker not identified.) II. PS.
1943Talk in St. Maries. I. MBS.
1943School statistics. I. MBS.
1943Speech at the University of Idaho. I. MBS.
1943FebruaryInitiative and Recall (re: Senior Citizens Grants Act) II. PS
1943February 10Lincoln Day Address in Pocatello, Idaho. I. HS.
1943AprilSecond Report to the people of Idaho. II. PS.
1943April 9War Bond Drive "Salute to all the schools of Idaho." I. MBS.
1943April 13Speech on Thomas Jefferson. 1. MBS.
1943MayFifth Report to the People of Idaho. II. PS.
1943May 20Speech on station KIDO, Boise, College of Idaho Radio Hour. I. MBS.
1943May 22Remarks at Veterans Administration Facility, Boise. Presentation of "T". award. I. MBS.
1943May 31Memorial Day Speech. I. MBS.
1943JuneSpeech to Salvation Army, Nampa, Idaho. I. MBS.
1943June 4Fifth Report to the People. II. PS.
1943June 11Sixth Report to the People. II. PS.
1943June 13Flag Day Speech given at Boise and Caldwell. I. HS.
1943June 14Lion's Convention address, Burley, Idaho. I. NBS.
1943June 15Speech to Pocatello Indians (Bannocks and Shoshones) I. MBS.
1943July 4Dedication of Community Plaque, Wendell, Idaho. I. MBS.
1943July 5Statehood anniversary speech delivered at Notus. I. MBS.
1943July 15Eighth Report to the People. II. PS.
1943July 24Speech in honor of Latter Day Saints pioneers delivered at Bancroft. I. MBS.
1943August 5Eighth Report to the People. II. PS.
1943August 7Mountain Home Airfield Dedication. I. MBS.
1943August 15In Memoriam: Mrs. Francis Wallis. II. VA.
1943August 17In Memoriam: James D. Little. II. MA.
1943September 26Remarks on KIDO regarding the third war loan drive. I. MBS.
1943October 1P.T.A. address broadcast over KIDO. 1. MBS.
1943October 6Speech on Fire Prevention given to junior and senior high school students in several locations. I. MBS
1943NovemberSpeech on Aviation. I. NBS.
1943NovemberMasonic Address. I. MBS.
1943DecemberIn Memoriam: Mrs. Margaret Paul. II. MA.
1943December 10Free Enterprise. An address by Henry M. Wriston. II. PS.
1943December 13Speech at the Annual Forestry Banquet, Lewiston, Idaho. I. N.; I. MUS.
1944Speech in support of the Idaho State Council of Defense. I. MBS.
1944Interregional Highway System. I. MBS.
1944Dunhan, Sam C. "Riley Grannan's Last Adventure-- A memorable oration of the old west." (Typescript of an article which appeared in Adventure in 1944) II. MUS.
1944Political speech on behalf of candidates, given on behalf of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee. II. MUS.
1944Tree Farms. I. MBS.
1944Sixth War Loan Drive. I. MBS.
1944January 12Annual Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Pocatello. I. N.
1944January 18War Loan Drive. Broadcast over KIDO. I. MBS.
1944January 28Annual Meeting of the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce. I. N.; I. MBS.
1944February 5Speech to the Omaha (Nebraska) Board of Trade Luncheon.I. MUS.; I. MBS.
1944February 12Fourth War Loan Drive. Broadcast on station KSL, Salt Lake City. I. MBS.
1944February 12Lincoln Day Address given to Republicans in Salt Lake City. I. N.; I. MBS.
1944February 12Lincoln Day Address given by Dwight Griswold (Governor of Nebraska). I. MBS.
1944February 16Lincoln Day Address given to Spanish War Veterans. I. HS.
1944February 22Washington's Birthday Speech delivered before the Nampa, Idaho Masons. I. N.
1944February 28Speech at Boise accepting a flag from the Advertising Club of Moscow. I. MBS.
1944March 11Cascade Lions' Club, Father and Son Meeting. I. MUS. ; I. MBS.
1944March 17In Memoriam: Nathan Van Noy. 1. N.; II. MA.
1944March 21Speech to Spokane Chamber of Commerce. I. MBS.
1944June 2Speech to Idaho State Federation of B.P.W. Clubs Convention, Kellogg. "As Our State Looks at World Affairs." I. MBS.
1944June 13Speech to Grand Chapter of Idaho Order of the Eastern Star. I. MBS.
1944June 15Idaho Pioneer Day Speech. Franklin, Idaho. I. MUS.
1944June 21Speech at banquet of United Spanish War Veterans. I. MBS.
1944July 4Statehood anniversary speech delivered at Rupert, Idaho. I. MBS. ; I. HS.
1944July 4Speech at Twin Falls Horse Show. I. MBS.
1944July 5War Bond Drive, broadcast over KIDO. I. MBS.
1944August 31Today's grave issues. Radio Broadcast over KIDO. II. PS.
1944SeptemberLabor Day Speech. I. MBS.
1944September 6Labor Day Speech at Ririe, Idaho. I. MBS.
1944September 11Speech delivered to Sons and Daughters of Idaho Pioneers. I. MUS.
1944September 12Eastern Idaho District Fair Talk , Blackfoot, Idaho. II. PS.
1944September 14Letter from Raymond E. Nelson to C.A. Bottolfsen concerning play "Boys from Boise." II. PS.
1944September 25Radio speech--election campaign. I. MUS ; II. PS.
1944September 28Brief talk during intermission of play "Boys from Boise." II. PS.
1944OctoberAnti-New Deal Speech. II. PS.
1944October Senatorial Campaign Speech, Canyon County Radio broadcast. II. PS.
1944OctoberSpeech to Friends of Boise League of Women Voters. II. PS.
1944October"The People of Idaho Cannot Take a Chance in this Election." Speech in favor of Glen Taylor for Senator. (Speaker unidentified) II. PS.
1944OctoberRadio Speech over KFXD, in favor of Republican legislative candidates. II. PS.
1944OctoberTalk of Taxes - a pro Democratic Party speech. (speaker unidentified) II. PS.
1944October 2Radio Address by Jess Hawley - a pro Bottolfsen for Senate Speech. II. PS.
1944October 4Campaign speech. I. MUS.
1944October 10In Memoriam: John Irvin Jensen, Jolin Thomas Brockie. II. MA.
1944October 22In Memoriam: John Rothwell. II. MA.
1944October 24Radio Address over KOVO, Logan, Utah - pro Dewey for President. II. PS.; I. MUS.
1944October 26Speech by Glen Taylor, Democratic Senatorial Candidate. II. PS.
1944NovemberElection Campaign Speech. II. PS.
1944NovemberSenatorial Campaign Speech. II. PS.
1944NovemberPolitical speech - pro Bottolfsen for Senate (speaker unidentified) II. PS.
1944November 4Speech to Boise League of Women Voters. "Specific Ways in which the United States can assure permanent peace." II. PS.
1944November 7Radio address over KIDO - Senatorial Campaign. II. PS.
1945May 3Commencement Address, Mackay, Idaho High School. II. MUS.
1945June 6Commencement Address, Boise Junior College. "Idaho--A challenge for tomorrow." II. MUS.
1946February 12Lincoln Day Speech. II. MUS.
1946June 15Pioneer Day Celebration, Rigby, Idaho. "Pioneers of Idaho." II. MUS.
1949February 12Lincoln Day Address, Boise. II. MUS.
1950Speech given at a meeting of the Republican Party. "Let us be crusading Americans to save our country." II. MUS.
1950June 1Speech to Friendship Chapters of O.E.S. "A Tribute to Fathers." II. MUS.
1950June 14Flag Day Exercises, B.P.O. Elks, Blackfoot. II. MUS.
1950December 1Dedication of Gymnasium, Rockland, Idaho. "Education is the Foundation Stone of America. " II. MUS.
1950December 11Address to Hailey, Idaho Chamber of Commerce. II. MUS.
1950DecemberFrom Volcanic to Atomic - The Lost River Country in retrospection. II. MUS.
1950December 15Letter from C.A. Bottolfsen to Art Lee concerning atomic development in Arco. II. MUS.
1951February 23The Challenge of Our Times. Idaho YMCA youth and government program. II. MUS.
1951September 3Labor Day Speech at Bellevue, Idaho. II. MUS.
1952March 5Chamber of Commerce Farmer's Banquet, Rexburg. II. MUS.
1952November 11Suggested 1952 Armistice Day Address for American Legion Speakers. II. MUS.
1955February 12Lincoln: the man who belongs to everyone. Delivered to the Joint Session of the Idaho State Legislature. II. MUS.
1957May 17Address to 8th grade graduates of Blaine County. By Berwyn Burke. II. MUS.
1957May 20Address to Graduates of Ditrich High School. II. MUS.
1958October 11In Memoriam: Henry Stauffer. II. MA.
1959Girls' State Address. II. MUS.
1959February 12Abraham Lincoln: the universal figure. Delivered to the joint session of the Idaho State Legislature. II. MUS.
1959March 3Speech in the Idaho State Senate concerning Glenn Balch. II. MUS.
1959May 15Address to the 8th grade graduates, Arco, Idaho. II. MUS.
1959May 30Address at Memorial Day Exercises, Pocatello, Idaho. II. MUS.
1959June 27Idaho Pioneer Day address at Franklin, Idaho, State's oldest town. II. MUS.
1959November 3In Memoriam: Mrs. Wiley Jones. II. MA
1960May 30Address at Memorial Day Exercises, Jerome, Idaho. II. MUS.
1961Reflections. Tenth anniversary of Rev. Kenneth Pederson's work in the community. II. MUS.
1961FebruaryLincoln Day Address. I. MUS.
1961February 11Lincoln whose life inspired the free world. Delivered to the joint session of Idaho State Legislature. II. MUS.
1961March 16Now it can be told. Regarding the 36th Idaho Legislature. II. MUS.
Address to P.T.A. III.
An article by C.A. Bottolfsen, Parliamentarian to the National Educational Association. III.
Campaign Speech (Primary Election) running for third term as governor. III.
Commencement address to an 8th grade class. III.
Communism. III
Do you remember when. Dedication and foreword to a book. III.
Early Idaho History. III.
Education, an investment in People. Speech read at Moore PTA. III.
Freemasonry and Washington, D.C. III.
George Washington. 2 speeches. III.
Idaho: a state rich in Scenic Beauty. III.
Idaho and Central Section. III.
Idaho Counties of opportunity: Butte, Custer, Lemhi. (An article written for Intermountain Parade Salute, Salt Lake Tribune) III.
Labor Speech. III.
The Latter Day Saints in Lost River. III.
Lost River Valley--let's be proud of it. (ca. 1924) III.
Memorial address delivered to Twin Falls, Idaho, Elks. December 6. I. MBS ; III.
In Memoriam: Jack ------ III.
Our Gratitude. A poem by Agnes Just Reid. III.
Patriotism. 2 speeches. III
Perspective. An address to the Nazarene College. I. MBS.
Political speech, anti-Roosevelt. p. 5-7 only. III.
Progress of Human Thought. III.
Reclamation in Butte County, Idaho. III.
Reclamation in Coeur d'Alene. I. MBS
St. David's day speech, Malad, Idaho. March 1. (ca. 1939 or 40) III.
A Salute to KID, Idaho Falls. I. MBS.
Speech at the Lewiston Round Up and Rodeo. (ca. 1944) III.
Speech of George Gilmore advocating a 2nd term for Governor Bottolfsen. II. PS.
Speech to the 50th annual convention of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias. I. MBS.
The State's Responsibility f'or Citizenship. Speech to P.T.A. III.
State's Rights. Inserts 1 & 2. II. P.S.
Talk to New Citizens. GAR hall. III.
A Thought Starter. III.
Tribute to Youth. I. NBS
Vigilance is Primary Need of Civilization. Speech to American War Mothers. III.
Washington's Birthday Speech, Caldwell. III.
When the Latter Day Saints Came. 28 page book of a history of the Mormons in Arco. (typescript) III.
Why Religion Matters. Article written by Henry Sloane Coffin. III.
box
3Miscellaneous
A bound folder of miscellaneous items, letters, speeches, articles, etc.
Biggers, E.Y., Alphabetical Agencies Created tinder the Roosevelt New Deal Party. 4 p. 1944
Bottolfsen, C.A. TLS to Ray Wagner regretting his (Bottolfsen's) inability to attend the Lincoln Day Dinner 1944 February 12
Bottolfsen, C.A. TLS to J.S. Youngren concerning Indian Day Proclamation 1943 August 13
Bottolfsen, C.A. Dairying--a stabalizer (article?) 1943 August 13
The Dunn Survey (an analysis) 1943 August 20
The Dunn Survey: Will Republican leaders again lead the party to defeat? 1944 December 22
Dworshak about Guam 1944 December 22
Excerpts from King C. Gillette's Book "The People's Corporation" upon which Glen Taylor bases his platform 1944 December 22
Fulmer, H.P. Mimeograph copy of a letter sent to E.M. Biggers, with Biggers' reply. 4 p. 1943 May 4
Howard, Millie F. TLS to Mr. Hood (secretary to Governor Bottolfsen) concerning Indian Day Proclamation 1943 August 23
Libby, Frederick J. (National Council for Prevention of War) TLS to Governor Bottolfsen 1943 December 15
Libby, Frederick J. Communists given top hand in declaration regarding Italy 1943 December 8
Libby, Frederick J. Moscow lays basis -for joint statement of peace aims. (Peace Action of the National Council for Prevention of War, IX:11.) 1943 November
Liljegren, K.F. What will Congress do when 18,000,000 unemployed cry for jobs. Mimeographed article. 1 p. 1944 August 12
Material to work into radio script on behalf of Governor Bottolfsen. 1944 November 6
Pettengill, Samuel B. Release no. 602. Who will write the peace? 1944 Septembter 26
Pettengill, Samuel B. Release no. 603. No ceiling on Americans 1944 September 28
Report to the People by C.A. Bottolfsen 1944
Series of one page statements on various topics 1944
Agriculture, Highways, Insurance, Labor, National Guard and Organized Reserves, Public Expenditures, Public Lands, Public Works, Reconversion and post war jobs, Social welfare, Education and Public Health, State-Federal Tax Coordination, Unemployment Compensation Insurance and Employment Service, Veterans, and Water Resources.
Spangler, Harrison E. Mimeographed memo to Republican party workers concerning the 1944 election. 8 p. 1943 October 25
Stotts, James R. Speech 1943 October 25
Text of Declaration Regarding Italy. From the Moscow Conference, October 19-30, 1943 (Reprinted from New York Times, Nov. 2, 1943) 1943 November 2
Williams, J. Harvie. Mimeographed letter to Southern Governors, U.S. Senators, etc. 1944 November 3
Williams, J. Harvie. The South can choose the next President. Mimeographed article. 4 p. 1944 November 3
Youngren, J.A. typed letter signed to Governor Bottolfsen concerning Indian Day Proclamation. 1943 August 23
"Youth." Carbon typescript. 1 p. 1943 August 23
Series II. Correspondence 1932-1964
There is one box of correspondence containing both incoming and carbon copies of outgoing letters. In many cases the reply has been stapled to the incoming letter. The letters are concerned with the business of running a newspaper, Bottolfsen's positions as Governor and state senator, his position as parliamentarian for the National Education Association. The only personal letters are copies of letters written between May and June 1963 when Bottolfsen was being treated for emphysema in the Boise Veterans Hospital.
Letters are in chronological order; where more than one letter was written on a single date the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent. A card file has been prepared giving addresses of correspondents, dates of all letters, and in some cases the topic discussed. There is one folder of bound letters dealing with the Senior Citizens' Grants Act
4Senior Citizens' Grants Act
In November of 1942 the people of Idaho voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill granting senior citizens an income of $40.00 per month, plus limited medical and dental coverage. In January of 1943 the Idaho House, in H.B. 74, voted to repeal this act, the senate confirmed the house action and the bill was sent to Governor Bottolfsen. He reluctantly signed the repeal on February 6, 1943, saying there was just not enough money in the state treasury to finance such a measure.
4Miscellaneous Items
Idaho. Legislature. House of Representatives. H.B. No. 74. Repealing the Senior Citizens' Grants Act. 1943. 2 p.
Idaho State Committee of the Communist Party. "Who is Responsible?" Mimeographed sheet. January 1943. 1 p.
Proposed Initiative Petition: Senior Citizens' Grants Act. Nov. 1942. 4 p.
Summons. In the District Court of the 3rd Judicial District of the State of Idaho in and for Ada County. Orlando A. Scott (et al.) vs. C.A. Bottolfsen (et al.) A suit to test the constitutionality of H.B. 74.
4Correspondence Found in Other Series
Occasionally correspondence items are found among the papers in other series. A complete description of these items is found in the description of the appropriate series. An asterisk indicates an out-going letter.
Atkinson, Hawley. June 17, 1958. Series VI.
Baringer, William E. January 20, 1959. Series VII.
Elzey, Jim. July 13, August 22, 1961. Series X.
Goertzen, Mrs. Vic. January 16, 1961. Series VI.
Hiller, Oscar. July 12, 1961. Series X.
Howard, Millie F. August 23, 1943. Series I.
Libby, Frederick J. December 15, 1943. Series I.
Powell, J.W. February 26, 1921. Series V.
Strenger, A.D. November 18, 1943. Series XI.
Theurer, Lloyd M. October 16, 1944. Series VIII.
*Wagner, Ray. February 12, 1944. Series I.
*Youngren, J.A. August 13, 1943. Series I.
Youngren, J.A. August 23, 1943. Series I.
Series III. American Legion
A veteran of World War I, Bottolfsen was also an active member of the American Legion. The material in this box has been divided into three categories: suggested speeches (these have been subdivided by occasion and arranged in calendar order), publications, and miscellaneous.
5A list of suggested speeches
Lincoln Birthday Talk. 1951.
Memorial Day Address. 1946, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1952
Flag Day. 1945, 1950
Independence Day. 1950, 1951
Armistice Day Address. By Lester F. Albert. 1934
Armistice Day. 1940, 1944, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951
Talk on Americanism. 1949
Membership Talk on All Out Service to All Veterans. 1949
5Publications
American Legion, Education & Scholarship Committee. Plan Early for Your Future Education.
The Amazing American Legion.
Fabulous Facts about the American Legion.
The American Legion is distressed. A letter from National Commander Martin B. McKneally to all Post commanders on flying the flag. 1959.
Seventeenth Annual American Legion Gem Boys State. June 12-l8, 1960. 36 p.
Americanism. Speakers Manual. 42 p. Radio Broadcast. 8 p.
Memorial Day. 6 p. 7 p.
National Defense. Speakers manual. 33 p. Radio Broadcast. 8 p.
The Sons of the American Legion. 14 p.
5Miscellaneous
Congressional Record, March 20, 1959, p. A2451-2452. Extension of Remarks of Hon. Harrison A. Williams, Jr. of New Jersey concerning the American Legion.
The Law of the Legion. 6 p. 1935.
Commander's Message for Spring Convention. 1949.
Series IV. Craters of the Moon
Craters of the Moon National Monument, located in Southern Idaho, was established as a national monument in May 1929. It comprises 80 square miles of extinct volcano craters and lava rivers, and is so named because the general appearance of the area resembles the surface of the moon as seen through a telescope.
Included in this series are several small tourist information pamphlets describing the lava formations and geological origins of the area and one giving the Indian legend regarding the formation of the craters. The typescripts of several drafts of C.A. Bottolfsen's article "Vulcan's stronghold" are included as well as replies to an invitation to attend the 1961 opening issued by the Arco Chamber of Commerce to various dignitaries.
Series V. History
The single file box labeled "History" contains typed, mimeographed, published and newspaper material on early Idaho history. The material has been arranged by type.
7Big Butte. A series of one page articles on early events in the Big Butte-Blackfoot area. Typed. 6 p.
7Bottolfsen, C.A. Lost River Ward Church. Typed. 6 p.
7Bottolfsen, C.A. Notes of miscellaneous information for speeches. Typed on 3 x 5 and 4 x 6 cards.
7Bottolfsen, C.A.. September anniversaries in Lost River Country. Typed. 3 p.
7Cavalcade of the Golden West. Presented by the Golden Gate International Exposition 1939
7Chase, Mrs. D.C. First flag with 43 stars made in Payette and flown at depot. Mimeographed. 3 p. Includes photograph.
7Defenbach, Byron. The State we live in. Nos. 1-4, 24-28, 30 Jan. 8-29, June 18-July 16, July 30, 1930
7Early history of the LDS church in Arco. Notes. 3 p.
780 year old stockman of Soda Springs remembers riding range long ago. Newspaper clipping undated
7First Highways included the Old Oregon Trail. Typed, 1 p.
7The Ghost town of Era. Typed. 2 p.
7Ghost towns in Idaho. Typed list. 1 p.
7Hanna, Vadus. Searching for Eldorado. Theme for an English class. Typed. 4 p. 1942
7Historic Virginia City, Montana. Two folders with map and pictures.
7Huntress, Betty H. Idaho Ghost Town (Silver City). From unidentified journal August 1949 p. 183-185.
7Hyatt, Robert M. Death of an Iron Horse. Newspaper clipping. The Salt Lake Tribune March 20, 1949 p. 3
7Idaho State News. Teach 'em how to pronounce Idaho names. Know your Idaho. Mimeographed July 3, 1947 3 p.
7Libby, Albion C. Cowboys rode horses into this pioneer's store. Typed, Carbon copy. 10 p.
7McDonnell, D.E. Idaho Names : Owyhee. Typed. 6 p.
7New book recites mysterious details of the Swope murder case. Newspaper clipping. Kansas City Star Sept. 12, 1948
7Oberg, Pearl. Bannock County; rich in early-day history. Typed. 6 p.
7Of interest to those who love Idaho. Plans for a museum at the university in Pocatello. Typed. 4 p. 1936
7Office of the Board of County Commissioners of Blaine County, Idaho. Minutes of a special meeting concerning the incorporation of Arco Nov. 24, 1909
7Office of the Board of County Commissioners of Custer County, Idaho. Minutes of a meeting, concerning the incorporation of Mackay October 14, 1901
7Opening of Big Lost River Project September 14, 1906 Post card.
7Petition to members of the seventy-eighth congress of the United States for the redress of grievances suffered by my son, Tyler Kent...by Ann H.P. Kent October 1, 1944 7 p.
7Pony Express Courier; telling the story of California and the Old Trails. Placerville, Calif. Aug. 1940 16 p.
7Powell, J.W. Copy of a letter to Ira George Feb. 26, 1921
7Salt Lake Herald. Reduced copy of the first number of the Salt Lake Herald June 5, 1870
7Slater, Nellie. Travels on the plains in eighteen sixty-two. Typed copy of a diary of a sixteen year old girl May 12 - August 29, 1862
7Slater, O.B. Trip across the plains in 1862. Typed memoirs written after a lapse of 52 years. 5 p.
7State Board of Publicity. About rugged Idaho March 10, 1948-Nov. 10, 1948
7State Board of Publicity. News releases. (6) June 30 - Oct. 20, 1948
7The Statesman Pioneer Page. Boise, Idaho Sunday Statesman July 4, Nov. 14, Nov. 28, 1948
7Trego, Byrd. Plans go forward for Ft. Hall Museum, exhibits. News paper clipping undated
7Wells, Merle W. The man who stole Idaho's capital (Clinton DeWitt Smith) Newspaper clipping. Boise, Statewide Nov. 18, 1948
7Williams, Bennett L. The abandoned trunk. Newspaper clipping. (Boise, Idaho Sunday Statesman) 1948?
Series VI. Idaho Centennial
In 1963 the state of Idaho celebrated its territorial centennial. The items in the single box of material in the Bottolfsen papers are dealing with this celebration.
8Atkinson, Hawley. Letter to C.A. Bottolfsen June 17, 1958
8Centennial Purpose. Mimeographed 1960 3 p.
8Goertzen, Dorine (Mrs. Vic) Letter to C.A. Bottolfsen January 16, 1961
Enclosed are the following: Things to see and remember about Idaho City's historic places; IPCo Pioneers Tour of Idaho City; Idaho Press Woman, October 1960; Idaho Territorial Centennial Celebration, Boise County, Outline.
8Historic Idaho Events 1863 Typed. 2 p.
8Idaho Centennial Film (script) prepared by Talbot Jennings. First draft August 17, 1960 43 p.
8Idaho State Journal. Centennial Edition
8Idaho Territorial Centennial 1863-1963 34 p.
Proposed program) prepared by Theodore Hoff, Jr. 1960?
8Idaho Territorial Centennial Commission. Outline of plans 1960? 9 p.
8Scenic Idaho. Special centennial edition. v.15 1963
Series VII. Lincoln Material
Bottolfsen was a great admirer of Lincoln, and was called upon to make Lincoln Day speeches for a variety of organizations. His material, which is contained in a single box, has been divided into folders according to type.
9Lincoln Lore. Fort Wayne, Indiana. No. 1243-1477 (incomplete) Feb. 2, 1943-March 1961
9Lincoln Digest. Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. No. 1-16
Miscellaneous Publications
box
9Allison, William H. A short story of the Battle of Gettysburg as told by the guides conducting parties over the field 1946 26 p.
9The Collected works of Abraham Lincoln. Brochure describing the 9 volume set published by Rutgers Uiversity Press Feb. 12, 1953
9Holt, Palmer. "Lincoln Still Lives." Delivered before the annual Lincoln Day banquet Feb. 12, 1944 12 p.
9Lincoln, Abraham. The Autobiography of Abraham Lincoln. Issued by Americanization Department, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. 3 p.
9Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission. Lincoln Sesquicentennial: Handbook of Information. (Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1959) 1809-1959 40 p.
9Mace, William H. Lincoln and Douglas 1935 46 p.
9Smith, Addison T. Lincoln the patriot. Address delivered in the Lincoln Museum, Washington, D.C., commemorating the anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln. (Washington, D.C., Associated Distributors, 1954) April 11, 1954 16 p.
9Warren, Louis A. Little known Lincoln Episodes. (Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lincoln National Life Insurance Co.) 1937 8 p.
Journals
box
9Blue Book. Feb. 1955. Contains a condensation of The Day Lincoln was shot, by Jim Bishop
9Construction Craftsman July, 1965
The Lincoln Memorial: Construction wonders of America, no.7, on back cover.
9Freedom & Union Feb. 1956
"If Lincoln Spoke Now" by A. Powell Davies.
9Retirement Life Feb. 1956
"Lincoln" by Addison T. Smith
Lincoln Sesquicentennial
box
9Baringer, William. Letter to C.A. Bottolfsen January 20, 1959
9Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission. Preliminary Report February 26, 1958
9Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission. Proposal for issuance by Post Office Department of a series of 12 Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commemorative Postage stamps Jan. 10, 1958
9United States. Post Office Department. Information Service. Release No. 268 dealing with Lincoln Commemorative stamps November 22, 1958
9Lincoln Sesquicentennial: Handbook of information 1809-1959
9The Lincoln Sesquicentennial Intelligencer; a newsletter highlighting events in the observance of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. v.1, no.1 January, 1959
9Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission. Selected Lincoln Chronology 1858-1860
9Richards Associates. Two news releases dealing with Lincoln Year events
Newspaper articles - Bottolfsen's Printed Speeches
box
9Lincoln, the man who belongs to everyone. Given to the joint session of the Idaho State Legislature, thirty-third session February 12, 1955
9Abraham Lincoln, the universal figure. An address delivered at joint session of Senate and House of Representatives, Idaho Legislature February 12, 1959
9Lincoln whose life inspires the free world. Delivered at Joint session of Senate and House of Idaho's thirty-sixth legislature, Saturday February 11, 1961
Typescripts of speeches
box
9Bottolfsen, C.A. Lincoln Day Address. Pocatello Feb. 11, 1936
9Bottolfsen, C.A. Lincoln Day Address. Portland Feb. 12, 1943
9Bottolfsen, C.A. Abraham Lincoln--the universal figure. Boise Feb. 12, 1959
9Bottolfsen, C.A. Lincoln--whose life inspires the free world. Boise Feb. 11, 1941
9Griswold, Dwight. Address in Portland Feb. 12, 1942
9Keeton, William D. Address delivered before a joint session of the Idaho State Legislature, 34th session Feb. 12, 1957
Miscellaneous Material
box
9Swinney, Jerry. Letter to C.A. Bottolfsen, dated Wednesday noon
9The Lincoln National Life Foundation. Pamphlet
9Sandburg, Carl. Abraham Lincoln. Photocopy of p. 472-476.
9Whittier, Edward Livingston. "A fearless crusader." Poem. Annual Lincoln Day Banquet Association. Programs 1951, 1957, 1961
Series VIII. Miscellaneous
There are two boxes in the Bottolfsen papers labeled miscellaneous. They contain issues of the State Journal of the Idaho Legislature, the Congressional Record, both complete and pages torn from the appendix, and a large file of newspapers and newspaper clippings. The clippings are in the first box and have been sorted into folders having the following headings: Bottolfsen; Idaho; Americanism, Anti-communist and Politics; and Miscellaneous. Complete sections of newspapers are in box 2 and are unsorted.
List of non-newspaper items
The Bill of Rights of we the people. (Providence, P.I. : Barad-Perry Printing Co.) 1944 31 p.
Bottolfsen, C.A. Campaign literature 1942
Bottolfsen, C.A. The Idaho Legislature, by Robert J. Huckshorn, Edward S. Middlemist and C.A. Bottolfsen. (Moscow : Bureau of Public Affairs Research, University of Idaho) 1960 45 p.
Bottolfsen, C.A. Photographed as a young man
Bottolfsen, C.A. Photographed with Mrs. Bottolfsen
Bottolfsen, C.A. Statement regarding A F of L labor meeting resolution urging his defeat 1943?
Brief summary of the activities of the Idaho Bureau of Highways for the biennium 1943-1944 Typed. 3 p.
Butte County Memorial Association, Inc. Membership Certificate Dec. 12, 1950
Congressional Record (Complete) Feb. 28, 1955, Jan 26, 1962, Feb. 25, 1963
Congressional Record Appendix (selected) June 1950-July 1961
4th term views of Brigham Young should interest Idaho Citizenry. Typed. 1 p.
Friends of the Public Schools. Bulletin XII 4. Oct. 1949
House Journal of the Idaho Legislature. Thirty-first session Feb. 12, 1951
The Idaho Senator May 1944, Sept. 1944
Keefe, Anselem M. Communism's threat to religion. (Indianapolis, Ind. : Constitutional Protective League undated) Typed. 7 p
Notebook containing selected pages from the Congressional Record, Appendix January-March 1941
Petition for organization of a cemetery maintenance district, Butte County, Idaho. Includes Metsker's map of Butte County Oct. 1944
Political Party Organization in Idaho, 1861-1960: a brief outline 1961 4 p.
Radio and Television Correspondents Association. Program for Tenth Annual Dinner Feb. 6, 1954
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. Our President speaks. Selections from the speeches 1944 12 p.
Senate Journal of the Idaho Legislature, thirty-fifth session March 3, 1959
Speech material on "Permanent peace" from Republican National Committee speakers bureau 1940 6 p.
Theruer, Lloyd. Letter to Bottolfsen October 16, 1944
United States Senate. Mini-directory 1960
The Whiffen Poofit Light, Power and Hot Ozone Company, Consolidated. Two newsletters 1949
Series IX. Republican Party
12Nixon visits Idaho. Time table and program September 15, 1960
12Memo to visiting press concerning press arrangements for "Idaho for Nixon Day"
12Thumbnail facts on Idaho politics--voting record
12Biographical sketch of Henry C. Dworshak
12Biographical sketch of Hamer H. Budge
Series X. Rotary
Newsletters
box
13Arco May 23, July 18, August 1, 29, 1961
13Blackfoot August 8, 29, 1961
13Pocatello August 10, 10,61
13Salt Lake August 11, September 1, 1961
Incoming Correspondence
box
13Elzey, Jim July 13, August 22, 1961
13Hiller, Oscar July 22, 1961
13Resolution extending congratulations to C.A. and Elizabeth Bottolfsen on their 50th wedding anniversary August 28, 1961
Series XI. Odds and Ends
Published speech
Strenger, A.D. Insight into the Nazi industrial war Machine with ideas and suggestions relating to occupation, chances of Germany's inside collapse, prevention of Germany's rearmament and the post war period. 1943. 91 p.
Gavel
This gavel was made by Joseph C. Evans, Jr. from the wood of the last surviving apple tree of those planted by Rev. Henry H. Spalding. The handle is carved from Syringa shrub. It was presented to Bottolfsen by the maker in January 1939.
Typed sheet
Evans, Pauline. The old Spalding log cabin mission and the story of Princess Jane. 1 p.
Series XII. Scrapbooks
The final series in the Bottolfsen papers is a group of twelve Scrapbooks.
Book I contains Bottolfsen's newspaper column "Across the Executive Desk", April-- June 1939 and lists of callers in the office, November 15, 1939 to August 21, 1940.
Book 2 contains brief quotations by famous men cut from newspapers; included among those represented are George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Daniel Webster, and Thomas Jefferson. There are also clippings dealing with the management of a newspaper and several articles concerning the Arco Advertiser. All clippings date from the 1920's.
Book 3 contains clippings from the year 1944 arranged by subjects; these include agriculture, FDR's fourth term, labor unions, world peace and the platforms of both the Republican and Democratic parties. In addition to the newspaper clippings, articles from Free Enterprise and Samuel B. Pettingill's news letters are also included.
Book 4 consists solely of photographs of letters written during the administration of C. Ben Ross, 1933-36, some by the governor himself; all letters deal with highway department matters. One can see the use to which these letters were put in
Book 5 which contains several of Bottolfsen's 1938 speeches in which he alleges corruption in the highway department during Ross' terms as governor.
Book 6 which contains clippings from 1931 when Bottolfsen served as speaker of the house are arranged by subject.
Book 7 contains political clippings for the years 1943 and 1944.
Book 8 which contains articles from 1939, Bottolfsen's first term as governor, also has biographical sketches of the state legislators.
Book 9 contains newspaper clippings for 1939 and 1940.
Book 10, 1943, contains newspaper editorials and seven columns written by Bottolfsen entitled "Idaho, the New Frontier."
Book 11 contains the clippings for 1943, after Bottolfsen's election to a second term.
Book 12, "The Second Half of the Biennium" begins with January 1944 and contains clippings of that year, including newspaper advertisements for Bottolfsen's unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate. The only notable item in this scrapbook is a letter to Bottolfsen dated November 7, 1942, signed by Thomas E. Dewey.

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