Hubert H. Humphrey: Mayor, Senator, and Vice-President

Hubert H. Humphrey Papers

Hubert Humphrey during his run for the Mayor of Minneapolis in 1943.Hubert H. Humphrey Papers
The Hubert H. Humphrey papers includes over 60 series of files detailing various aspects of Humphrey's life and career.  Click on the digital finding aid link below to view the list of all series included in this collection. 
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

Please note: there are series in the Humphrey papers that are not processed and, therefore, not included in the Digital Finding Aid linked above. If you are interested in audio-visual items, Humphrey's senatorial papers from 1971-1978, or other materials not found in the collections linked above, please contact the reference staff for more information. 

Popular series in the Humphrey papers include:

Other Archival Records

Other collections at the Minnesota Historical Society contain information about Hubert Humphrey and may be useful for your research:

Hubert H. Humphrey campaigning in downtown St. Paul, 1964

Muriel Humphrey Papers
General and constituent correspondence, memoranda, speeches, print and near-print materials, legislation, press releases, case files, and related materials detailing various aspects of her life and career, including her personal and public activities as the wife of Hubert Humphrey through his political career and the completion of her husband's unexpired Senate term following his death in 1978.
MNHS call numberDigital Finding Aid

Papers Relating to the 1968 Democratic Convention, collected by Lyle D. Tollefson.
Papers relating to the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, Illinois, which Tollefson attended as a graduate student from the University of Minnesota. Included are promotional items for Senator Eugene J. McCarthy, a list of the Minnesota delegation, copies of platform planks, and a telegram from Tollefson to Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey regarding the disorder in Chicago during the convention as well as Humphrey's response. Some of the materials were part of a press kit for the convention.
MNHS call number: See finding aid in the library (P618)

William J. Connell Papers.
Correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, and other material compiled by William Connell, executive assistant to Hubert Humphrey (1959-1972). The papers document Humphrey's political activities during the 1960s and early 1970s when he was a U.S. senator from Minnesota, vice president of the U.S., and Democratic candidate for president. The files are rich in memoranda, correspondence, and polls documenting campaign strategy and mechanics. They provide very substantive documentation on the evolution of Humphrey's political career.
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

Materials relating to Humphrey campaign, 1968, collected by Rodney C Loeher
Campaign literature, printed bulletins, press releases, newspaper clippings, and similar items (31 in number) relating to Hubert H. Humphrey's 1968 presidential campaign. Organizations represented are Citizens for Humphrey, United Democrats for Humphrey, Professors for Humphrey, and the Minnesota United Democrats for Humphrey.
MNHS call number: P735

For more collections related to Hubert H. Humphrey, please search the library catalog. 

Featured Resource: 1948 Civil Rights Speech

In 1948 Hubert H. Humphrey spoke in support of the minority resolution on civil rights.  He was Mayor of Minneapolis at the time and his 8-minute speech convinced delegates to support the civil rights resolution as a part of the party's official platform.  

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