BENSON, Elmer Austin, 1895-1985


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: 1931-1974. 27 boxes. Correspondence, speeches, clippings, pamphlets, and other papers. Includes information on the Farmer-Labor party, his support for domestic policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt, pardon of Thomas Mooney, the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War, the peace and disarmament movements of the 1930s, his opposition to the domestic and foreign policies of the Truman administration, and his support for Henry Wallace in the 1948 election. Also gubernatorial papers, 1937-1939, 14 boxes. Finding aids.

Additional Papers: Correspondence and other items in the Charles William Stickney papers, 1935-1990; James Youngdale papers, 1932-1981; Minnesota Seventh Congressional District Farmer-Labor party scrapbook, 1933-1944; Douglas Allen Bruce papers, 1933-1972; Rollo Lester Mudge papers, 1917-1972; Arthur LeSueur papers, ca. 1910-1954; Hjalmar Petersen papers, 1907-1968; and others.

Oral History: 1963, 1964, 1969, 1981, 1983. 208 pages. Provides information on his political career and Minnesota and national politics. Permission required to cite or quote.


Moorhead State University
Northwest Minnesota Historical Center
Moorhead, MN
Papers: Ca. 10 letters regarding issues of the day in Henry Nycklemoe papers, 1922-1940.

Oral History: January 4, 1974. 20 pages. Discusses Farmer-Labor party; service as banking commissioner, securities commissioner, senator, and governor; the Depression; politics; Roosevelt and the New Deal in Minnesota; and legislation in the 1930s.


University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA
Papers: Correspondence in Calvin Benham Baldwin papers, 1933-1975. Finding aid.