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Daniel M. Ogden Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WSUV-SpeColl-004

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes political campaign ephemera compiled by Dr. Daniel M. Ogden during his time as a Political Science professor at Washington State College and during his time as an advance man for John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in the 1960s.

Materials relating to the many facets of Ogden’s career in public utilities are included in this collection including those used for the purpose of Ogden’s dissertation, “The Development of Federal Power Policy in the Pacific Northwest.” Included are pamphlets, ephemera, public and private power reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, research notes, legislative documents and the dissertation. Materials on Public/Private Power issues collected after completion of Ogden’s dissertation in 1949 are also included.

Dates

  • 1948-1978; 1996 1996-2006

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Biograhpy

Daniel M. Ogden Jr. began his college career in 1940 as a freshman at the State College of Washington and received a BA in political science with highest honors in 1944. Following his service in the 89th infantry Division in World War II, he enrolled in an MA program (1947) and later a PhD program (1949) in political science at the University of Chicago. His master's thesis was on the Washington Blanket Primary. His doctoral dissertation was the Development of Federal Power Policy in the Pacific Northwest. In 1949, he returned to the Pacific Northwest and joined the political science faculty of Washington State University. On leave in 1960 to be the Democratic National Committee Faculty fellow, he served as an advance man four times in the Kennedy campaign. In 1961 he joined the Secretary's staff in the U.S. Department of the Interior. In 1965 he became Assistant Director of the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation and in 1967 Director of Budget for the entire Department of Interior. In 1968 he accepted an appointment as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Colorado State University. He resigned to run for Congress in 1976 but was not elected. In 1978 he returned to Washington D.C. to serve as Director of the Office of Power Marketing Coordination in the newly formed Department of Energy. In 1984 he became Manager of the Public Power Council, a trade association of the preference customers of the Bonneville Power Administration and he and his wife Valeria moved to Vancouver, Washington. He retired in 1988. In 1990 his wife Valeria was elected to the Washington state House of Representatives and served six terms. She was Speaker Pro-Tem for four years. During that time Dr. Ogden was active in support of her political career, part of the time as Chairman of the Clark County Democratic Central Committee. [Accessioned as UA-WSUV-2007-004]

Extent

10 Linear feet

Abstract

Political campaign ephemera makes up the majority of the first series of this collection. Included are posters from the Kennedy and Johnson Campaigns (1960); convention souvenirs from the Republican nomination of Eisenhower in the 1950’s; various pamphlets from individual candidates running for political office (including Fred Harris, Frank Church, Henry M. (Scoop) Jackson, Birch Bayh, Mo Udall, Adlai Stevenson, Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Goldwater, George McGovern, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Dan Ogden; Democratic National Committee booklets and pamphlets from the 1960’s and 1970’s covering issues on labor, education, women, voting and poverty; bumper stickers and other ephemera from Ogden’s campaign as well as from Stevenson, Eisenhower, Kennedy, L.B. Johnson and Nixon, a selection of campaign buttons for presidential campaigns; Nixon, Stevenson, Eisenhower, Magnuson, Taft; 1996 Democratic Party convention materials; papers, essays and lecture notes by Ogden on campaign organization, participating in a political party and other topics in political science; documents, campaign organization records and memos from the 1960 Kennedy campaign including notes from advance men, campaign planning committee guide for the advance men, press supplement, travel itinerary for Kennedy and correspondence; a record (45 rpm) used as theme music in Jack Kennedy's presidential campaign; short audio recording for a "register to vote” campaign and an audio recording with John F. Kennedy regarding his Catholic religion; a video produced by the Advertising Council for a "Register to Vote" campaign and a video produced by the John F. Kennedy Presidential campaign announcing his visit to individual states. The video was used on his campaign; materials from the dollars for Democrats drive; large volume titled “What Nixon Said”, distributed by the Democratic National Committee. Includes statements by Nixon from the 1950’s, 1960’s and early 1970’s; guides for students and young Democrats; 1956 republican Campaign Materials; copies of Democratic Digest, a periodical for the Democratic Party.

Materials relating to the many facets of his career in public power are included in this collection. Many of the materials were collected and arranged for the purpose of Ogden’s dissertation, which is titled "The Development of Federal Power Policy in the Pacific Northwest." Included are pamphlets, ephemera, public and private power reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, research notes, legislative documents and the dissertation. Materials on Public/Private Power issues collected after completion of Ogden’s dissertation in 1949 are also included.

Materials relating to Ogden's work on the Trail System while working in the Department of the Interior are included in this collection. The materials contain documents relating to his work to institute a National Trail System, and includes many ephemera relating to various trails. Materials relating to recognition later in Ogden's life and his work on the Trail System are also included.

Ogden worked for both the Department of the Interior and the Department of Energy. Materials relating to his time serving in both of these roles are included in the collection. Materials included range from personal correspondence, personal notes on various meetings and conferences and publications and memos pertaining to his time spent in both departments.

Materials relating to Ogden's work with the Public Power Council (PPC) are included in the collection. The vast majority of the materials are publications and memos relating to various work done such as the Intertie process for BPA repayment. Power Maps spanning a number of years are also included in this collection.

Various writings by Dr. Odgen, including papers from his time at the State College of Washington, and original drafts from an American Political Parties textbook and Federal Power in the Pacific Northwest Vol. II book are included in the collection.

Arrangement note

The collection consists of eleven boxes, which have been arranged in five file drawers located in the Archives and Special Collections. The collection is arranged in seven series, Series A through Series G.

Series A contains political campaign materials where files are organized by campaign date and by the topic of the specific political tactics used in campaign materials from various years. In addition documents and essays collected and written by Ogden on the Washington State blanket primary are also included. The files remain in the original order received. This series resides in two drawers.

Series B is arranged by the subject (sometimes relating to a particular dissertation chapter but also including materials dated after its completion). The files are organized regardless of date, the way in which the materials were originally ordered by the author. This series resides in the three remaining file drawers. A second batch of materials were donated which consisted of 12 boxes which have been arranged in 3 file drawers and consists of 5 series.

Series C consists of materials relating to the Trail System. They were organized by subject rather than date and do not reflect the orginial order they were received, however the bulk of the materials were kept to similar folders as organized by Ogden. The series resides in one drawer.

Series D consists of materials relating to Ogden's time at the Department of the Interior. This series was arranged by subject area, not date, and is not reflective of the original order. This series resides in the same drawer as Series C.

Series E contains materials from Ogden's time at the Department of Energy. The series contains various publications and notes from Ogden and is organized by subject. This series resides in the same drawer as series C and D.

Series F consists of materials from Ogden's time on the PPC and is organized into sub-series Intertie, BPA, Misc., and Post 1988 and contains various documents, memos, publications and original work. The Intertie subseries is organized by date, while the other subseries are by subject. This series resides in one drawer.

Series G contains various writings from Ogden. There are chapters from two books, American Political Parties and Federal Power in the Pacific Northwest, Vol. II, along with writings from his time at the State College of Washington, and his time at Colorado State University. The series is organized by subject, not date. The book chapters are organized by original order, however the other writings are not. This series resides in one drawer.

Related Archival Materials note

Digital photographs and a VHS video tape from a presentation given by Dan and Val Ogden at WSU Vancouver are available in a separate collection. Currently unavailable.

Separated Materials note

Books included in the Daniel M. Ogden, Jr. Collection can be found in the Library’s Archives and Special Collection book collection.
Title
Guide to the Daniel M. Ogden, Jr. Collection
Author
Finding aid prepared by Robert Schimelpfenig
Date
Original created September 9, 2007
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Washington State University Vancouver, Archives and Special Collections Repository

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