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Jim Monroe Collection

Identifier: CAC-PP-069
This collection documents Monroe's work with Senator Harris. 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.


  • 1958-1972
  • Majority of material found in 1964-1972

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Use:

The University of Oklahoma asserts no claim of copyright over photographs in this collection taken by private citizens. Any publication of such photographs requires the consent of the copyright holder.


6.38 Linear Feet (5 containers)

Biographical Information:

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.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged into 2 series. The Manuscripts series is arranged alphabetically then chronologically by date. The Photographs series is arranged into two groups: portraits and snapshots. All photographs are grouped by content or event.
Guide to the Jim Monroe Collection
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 202B
Norman Oklahoma 73109 United States