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Harold E. Stassen: "Boy Governor" & Presidential Hopeful: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles


Life with Stassen, by Burnett Anderson. 
MNHS call number:  P2464

Governor Stassen, Republican Party's Hopeful, Plans to Get Re-elected and then Join the Navy," by Jack Alexander.
In Life, Vol. 13, no. 16 (Oct. 19, 1942): pp. 122-133.
MNHS call number: FOLIO E 748 .S78

"Harold Stassen ..." by Robert Coughlan.
In Life, Vol. 16, no. 25 (June 26, 1944): pp. 94-96, 98, 100, 102, 105-106.
MNHS call number: E 748 .S78 C8

"A Major Contender: Harold Stassen and the Politics of American Presidential Nominations," by Alec Kirby.
In Minnesota History, Vol. 55, no. 4 (winter 1996-97): pp. 150-165.
MNHS call number: digital copy of the article (PDF)

"Possible Presidents: Harold Stassen, " by Roger Butterfield.
In Ladies Home Journal, Vol. 65, no. 4 (April 1948): pp. 36-37, 240-244.
MNHS call number: E 748 .S78 B9

"Can Stassen Win?" by Richard Wilson.
In Look, (June 22, 1948): pp. 54-56.
MNHS call number: FOLIO E 748 .S78 W7

"Farm Boy with a Future: Harold Stassen, Minnesota's 35-year-old Governor, Wants to Win the War Now, Help Rebuild a Better world When Peace Comes."
In Look, Vol. 6, no. 22 (Nov. 3, 1942): pp. 50-51.
MNHS call number: FOLIO E 748 .S78 L8


Stassen Again, by Steve Werle. 
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2015.
MNHS call number: Reading Room E748.S78 W47 2015, also available for purchase

Harold E. Stassen: The Life and Perennial Candidacy of the Progressive Republican, by Alec Kirby.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, 2013.
MNHS call number: E748.S78 K67 2013

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Political Biography of Harold Stassen, by Alexander B. Kirby.
Ph.D. thesis (George Washington University), 1992.
MNHS call number: Microfilm 2007

Harold Stassen: His Career, the Man, and the 1957 London Arms Control Negotiations, by Robert E. Matteson.
Inver Grove Hights., Minn.: Desk Top Ink, 1993.
MNHS call number: JK 1974 .M385 1993

Harold Stassen and Developments in the Republican Party in Minnesota, 1937-1943, by Ivan Hinderaker.
Thesis (Ph.D.) — University of Minnesota, 1949.
MNHS call number: E 748 .S78 H56

"The Rise of Harold E. Stassen." by Wayne E. Gilbert.
Typescript, 33 pages.
MNHS call number: E 748 .S78 G5

Film & Video

A Bridge of Ideas, directed by Averill Kronick.
Minneapolis, MN : United Nations Association of Minnesota, c1994.
A biography of former Minnesota governor Harold Stassen, emphasizing his work in the founding of the United Nations.
MNHS call number: Videorecording 653

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