Manuscript Group 46
The descriptive inventory of the Papers of Harold Lough in the University of Idaho Library was prepared by Judith Nielsen, June 1979.
The papers in the Harold Lough collection are contained in three boxes. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically, the original letter and copy of the reply being stapled together in many cases. Budgets and reports of committee meetings are arranged in chronological order.
Harold Laugh was born in Nebraska and spent his early years on a farm. He married Helen Low of Milwaukee, Wisconsin whom he met in Denver where she was teaching school. They had one daughter.
He came to the Pacific Northwest in 1939 as a representative of the Cleveland Tractor firm. He spent two years in Lewiston before moving to Moscow, Idaho in 1944. In Moscow he was co-owner of the State Tractor and Supply Company.
Before seeking election to the Idaho Senate he was a member of the Moscow City Council. He represented Latah County in the Senate from 1957 to 1968. He did not seek re-election in 1968. His main interest in the Senate was the financing of education. The committees on which he served were Finance, Gubernatorial Appointments, and Legislative Administration and Elections.
The papers of Harold Lough consist of correspondence, legislative committee reports and state budgets for the twelve years he was the state senator from Latah County. The letters are mainly from constituents expressing their opinions on matters before the legislature. There are many letters from Senator Frank Church, which discuss federal legislation which is of interest to Idaho; there is also a letter from Senator Len Jordan concerning the Wild Rivers Bill.
State budgets and records of the budget committee form another portion of this collection. A third section consists of material relating to the legislature -- journals, copies of bills, lists of all bills introduced and their disposition. This is perhaps the most useful series to the student of Idaho legislative history. There are also minutes of several committees on which Lough served.
The contents of each section is outlined in full in the following Description of Series
I. Correspondence File Box 1
II. Published Material File Box 1
III. The Legislature File Box 2
IV. The Budget File Box 3
V. Miscellaneous File Box 3
The first series in the Harold Lough papers consists of Lough's correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, while he was serving as State Senator from District 5 (Latah County) from 1957 to 1968. Many of these letters are from constituents and express their views on matters before the legislature; Lough's replies are often attached to the original letter. There are also some letters from Idaho's Senators in Washington, D.C. requesting information on local opinion in regard to bills in the U.S. Congress; an example of this is a letter from Senator Jordan concerning the Wild Rivers Bill. There are also letters from U.S. Congressmen concerning the status of Federal projects in Idaho, such as the new post office-federal building in Moscow.
An Alphabetical List of Correspondents
Adams, Donald E. Agidius, James P. Agricultural Affairs Committee, Idaho State Legislature Airhart, Charles All Idaho Congress Anderson, Kenneth Anderson, Wayne Andrus, Senator Cecil D. Andrus, Arnold Asgro Seed Co., Filer, Idaho Aslett Construction. Associated General Contractors of America Associated Students, University of Idaho Ayers, John M. Baird, Thomas D. Bateman, Vernon L. Beattie, Iris. Beenders , Roy Berg, Norman J. Blaine , John R. Blood, Marjorie Bode, Nicholas Boise Citizens for Improved. Idaho Colleges Bower, Wayne E. Boyd, Clay Braun, Mrs. Richard Brocke, Frank 0. Brooks, R.D. Brotherton, W., Seed Co. Bull, Mrs. Cecil. Burlison, John Buxton, Senator O.J. Byers, Everett Caldwell, Harry H. Callison, Norla Carrell, Don Carlsen, Albert Charter Seed Co., Twin Falls. Chase, Senator Cy. Chavez, Joan Chrysler, Mrs. Russell Church, Senator Frank Clements, Joe Clemm, Lester V. Clyde, Earl H. Collett, Senator Harold Connelly, Lee Cook, Earl F. Coon, J. Howard Cornelison, Harold Council of State Governments. Roster of legislative officers and leaders. Cox, Cynthia Cox, Tom Craine, Mrs. Lloyd B. Crites Moscow Growers Danielson, Leo Davis, Mrs. H. T. Davis, Mrs. Richard L. Davis, William E. President, Idaho State University. Day, Stan Deary Boosters Club Dee, Senator William J. Dennler Brothers, Juliaetta. Dixon, John E. Drevlow, Lieut. Gov. W.E. Driscoll, J.L. Dunham, C.A. Dunn, Edward North Edwards, Cecil C. Edwards, Hal Edwards, Linda A. Employment Security Agency Ensign, R.D. Erickson, Hilding Erickson, Lambert C. Espe, Oliver J. Fahrenwald, Dick Fanning, Margaret Felton, Tom Fey, Helen Fike, Mrs. Marion C. Finkle, Linda Fiscus, Howard Fish and Game Dept., State of Idaho Forest, Joseph B. Frazier, Agnes Freeman, Marilyn Gale, Cope R. Galis, Mrs. Dale Garmize, Lewis Gem State Blind, Inc. Genesee, City of Giles, Eugene Grahn, Elna H. Green Giant Company Gritman Memorial Hospital Guernsey, Roger L. Hagen, Everett Hall, Chester D. Hansen, Representative George V. Hansen, Senator Rodney A. Hanson, H.H. Hanson, Leonard 0. Hanson, Nancy Harden, Richard E. Harding, Senator Ralph Hartung, Ernest W. President, University of Idaho Hatley, George B. Hathaway, Cecil W. Hause, E. M. Hechtner, Howard D. Heiskari, Carol Helen Francis, Sister Helbling, A.E. Higer, Clarence Highway Department, State of Idaho Hilliard, Rev. Elton Hoene, August Hosack, Nancy Hosack, Robert E. Humphrey, Senator Hubert H. Idaho Bean & Elevator Co., Troy, Idaho. Idaho Farm Bureau Federation Idaho First National Bank, Boise Idaho Hospital Association, Boise Idaho Library Association Idaho State College, Pocatello Idaho State College, Alumni Association Idaho State College, Associated Students Idaho State Nurses Association, Dist. 8 Idaho State University, Pocatello Idaho Transportation Council Iiams, Charlotte C. Ingle, Gerald A. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 77 Johnson, Mary Ann Jordan, Senator Len Keeling, Alma Lauder Kendrick, Village of Kendrick Education Association Keresey, Eve Lanting, Representative William J. Larson, Phil Latah County Democratic Central Committee Latah County Pioneer Association Latah Nursing Home Law Enforcement Dept., State of Idaho Lawrence, Don League of Women Voters, Moscow LeGresley, Roscoe Lettenmaier, Delores Lewis, Norman F. Lewiston Grain Growers Lindsay, Elvin Long, J.R. Lough, Senator Harold Lovel, R. Cecil Lucas, James R. Lundy, Richard A. Lyle, Jim Lynn, Everett McAteer, Thomas McClure, Representative James A. McCrea, Winston McCroskey, Virgil McGoran, J.E. McQuade, Jack McRoberts, Donald D. Mager, T. Russell Maris, H.C. Marineau, A.J. Marineau, William Martin, Boyd Martin, J.F. Martson, Bill Martson, Bob Merl, Lawrence H. Miller, Margaret Mix, Gainford Moore, Senator Carl Morken, Ed Morrison, H.W. Moscow, City of Moscow Chamber of Commerce Moscow School District 281 Mullaley, Walter Mountain Home Grange No. 285, Potlatch Muneta, Joan Murphy, Jack M. Muscat, James V. Nagle, Donald A. National Federation of Independent Business Nelson, Elmer E. Nelson, Roy Nelson, Rudolph V. Nez Perce Jockdae Co. Nez Perce Storage Co. Nezperce Public Schools Nock, Senator Harry Nord, Beth North Idaho Chamber of Commerce Oleson, Donald E. O'Reilly, Bernie Pacific Northwest Hardware & Implement Association Packenham, Howard Palmer, Jenkin L. Penetentiary Land and Site Subcommittee Perry, Allan Perryman, H. Peterson, Philip E. Peterson, Robert W. Pfost, Representative Gracie Pleiades Club, Early History Committee Pocatello Chamber of Commerce Porter, Nancy N. Potvin, Representative Gregg Pratt, Robert B. Public Employees Retirement System Pullen, Myrick W. Pureline Seeds, Inc., Moscow Rahmlow, Harold F. Rawls, Lester L. Reid, Garth 0. Reid, Rolland R. Reynolds, Howard B. Rice, M. June Roberts, Mrs. Leonard Robertson, Clifford A. Robinson, A.B. Rogers Brothers Co., Idaho Falls Ross, P.A. Ross, Mrs: Richard H. Rudisill, Maun Samuelson, Governor Don Savage, Richard M. Schlechte, Myran H. Schrank, A.W. Schumacker, Andy Severson, Mrs. Alfred Shepard, Stanley A. Shove, Ruth Siegel, Sol C. Simplot, J.R. Slade, Gene Sleep, Frances Smith, Barbara Smith, J. Malcolm Smith, Jerry V. Smith, Melvin Smylie, Governor Robert Snow, Gerald Snow, Orville Staley, W.W. State Youth Training Center Steffens, H. Walter Steiner, Heather Stewart, Walter Strobel, Robert J. Strong, Dwight Sullivan, Fank W. Sutherland, R.H. Tax Commission, State of Idaho Tax Payers Protective Association Terrell, T.F. Theophilus, D.R., President, University of Idaho Thomasson, Ray E. Thompson, Eugene Thompson, JoAnn Thompson, Laurence E. Tunnicliff, R.J. Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Warehouse and Mercantile Co., Craigmont, Idaho Valder, David C. Waldron, Ell1is Walker, Donald E. President, Idaho State College Walters, John G. Waterman, Merton Webbert, Charles A. Welker, Senator Herman Western Valley Seed Co., Lewiston. Wetherell, Senator R.M. Wheeler, A.B. White, Representative Compton I. White, Ruth Whitepine Education Association Wilcox, Mrs. Howard Williams, Richard D. Williams, Roy E. Wilson, Joseph G. Wood, Senator Jack Young, R. H. Youngman, Vern Youngstrom, Carroll 0. Zimmerman, Lee
A Partial List of Subjects
Legislation is listed under subject, followed by the bill number and the year.
Amending the constitution (SJR 3, 1967) Blaine Moscow Telephone Company Chief Joseph, plans for a movie of his life Chiropodists inclusion under Medical Service Bureau (HB 47, 1965) Commission on Arts and Humanities Community Antenna Television System Constitutional Revision Control of the practice of dentistry (HB 119, 1967) Educational appropriations (HB 78 & 228, 1965) Extension of tavern hours (HB 14, 1965) Federal Highway Program, 1967 Hells Canyon Dam Idaho Commission for the Blind Idaho State College Idaho State Library Budget Request, 1967/69 Insecticides, House hearings on, 1964 Liability responsibility on vehicles operated in the state (HB 12, 1967) Liberty amendment, 1967 McCroskey State Park Medical School, Proposed Moscow, Idaho. Post Office & Federal Building Moscow, Idaho. Post Office improvements, 1957 North-South Highway, U.S. 95 Optometry Bill (HB 18, & 19, 1967) Out of state fees for hunters Pari-mutuel betting Pea and Lentil Commission (HB 163, 1965) Reapportionment of State Legislature Removal of the Supt. of Public Instruction as an elected position (SJR 5, 1967) Right to Work Law (HB 117, 1957) Salaries for Court Reporters Salaries for Judges Salaries for Public Health Nurses Salaries for University of Idaho Clerical Staff Sales Tax Sales tax on automobiles sold to non-Idaho residents (HB 222, 1965) Saturday closure of banks (SB 98, 1959) S1ackwater Navigation, Lewiston Soil Conservation Commission State Retirement System Sunday closure of retail stores Timber Tax Law Time zone change Trading stamps Troy, Idaho sewage project, 1966 Tussock Moth Weed control appropriation West Coast Airlines operations at Pullman/Moscow airport Wild Rivers Bill
There is a small collection of published material, chiefly reports of government agencies, which may be described as follows:
Coordination and planning for higher education in Idaho. Boise? Office of the Executive Director for Higher Education. State Board of Education. 1966. 10 p. Idaho. Dept. of Public Assistance. Bureau of Research and Statistics. Quarterly Statistical Bulletin, April, May, June 1967. Boise. 1967. 20 p. Idaho Children's Commission. Report. Boise, 1962. 391 p. Idaho Citizens Committee on the State Legislature. A report to the people of the state of Idaho. Boise, 1968. 40 p. The Idaho Democrat. v.3, Dec. 1963. Twin Falls, Idaho. (Kennedy memorial issue) Newspaper clipping. Lough enjoying first term. Lewiston Morning Tribune. March 5, 1957. Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho. Second annual report. July 1, 1966-July 1, 1967. Boise, 1967. 55 p. Reynolds, Robert G. Tax benefits from retirement plans for the self-employed. Moscow, University of Idaho, Bureau of Business and Economic Research. BBER, Monograph No. 7. 1968. 28 p. Standing Committees of the Senate. Thirty-fifth session, Idaho Legislature. 1969. (Pamphlet)
This series consists of the minutes of the various committees of which Lough was a member. There are also notebooks containing copies of bills and reports of their disposition, plus copies of the Senate journal for the years 1965-1968. The contents of this series may be described as follows:
Democratic Caucus Meetings. Minutes. January-March 1963; January 1965. Joint meeting of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committee. (indexed); January - March 1957; January-February 1961 (indexed); January-March 1967, June 1967. Senate Committee on Printing, Legislative Expense and Elections. Minutes, 1967. Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare. Minutes. 1965. Senate Finance Committee. Minutes. January-March 1967. Senate Transportation and Defense Committee. Minutes, January-March 1965. Notebook: Associated Industries of Idaho. Legislative Bulletin. 38th session, 1965; 39th session, 1967. Notebook containing legislation and journals. Extra sessions, 1966, 1968.
The fourth series contains material relating to the state budget. The first portion of this series is the biennial budget book for the years 1955-57; 1957-59; 1959-61; 1961-63; 1963-65; 1965-67.
The second folder, labeled "Budget Committee" contains the following items:
Department of Public Assistance. Budget hearings, 1967. Department of Public Assistance. Operating procedures. Idaho Department of Public Assistance. Foster homes and day care. Boise, 1963. Social security amendments, 1965. Washington (State) Legislative Budget Committee. Public assistance in Washington. Olympia, 1966. (2 parts)
In addition to various memoranda concerning the legislative Council Budget and Fiscal Committee, the final folder in this series, labeled "Fiscal Budget, 1968", contains the following individual items:
Boise State College. Budget figures for 1969-1971. ("Sample figures" written in red pencil on top page) Idaho. Department of Public Assistance. Handbook: County Councils of Public Assistance. Nov. 1967. 6 p. Idaho. Department of Public Assistance. Quarterly Statistical Bulletin. January, February, March 1968. 22 p. Idaho Task Force Committee for Education. Recommendations for the public schools of Idaho. Boise, 1968. The Idaho Work Experience Program. Prepared by Sydney Duncombe and Ben Cavaness. August 1968. 10 p. Interim Progress Report. Extent to which the new social security amendments act will require additional state funding between now and 1975. Prepared by Sydney Duncombe and Ben Cavaness. August 1968. 6 p. Interim Progress Report. Field Office consolidation. Prepared by Sydney Duncombe and Ben Cavaness. August 1968. 3 p. Interim Progress Report. Program inter-relationships between the Department of Public Assistance and other state agencies. Prepared by Sydney Duncombe. July, 1968. 25 p. Interim Progress Report. Public assistance programs and procedures used in other states - July 17, 1968. 21 p. Prepared by Madge Ertel. July 1968. 21 p. Interim Progress report. Summary of changes made in Title IV of the Social Security Act by Public Law 90-248 enacted January 2, 1968. Prepared by Sydney Duncombe, William Yost and Ben Cavaness. July 1968. 21 p. Locating of absent parents. 9 p. Legislative Council Staff. Memorandum concerning program budgeting and program appropriations. July 1968. 63 p. Legislative Council Staff. Memorandum concerning the Board of Public Assistance. 4 proposals. 66 p. Probable effect on Idaho public assistance programs of the present durational residence requirement being ruled unconstitutional. Prepared by Sydney Duncombe and Ben Cavaness. August 1968,. 6 p. Proposed legislation for the state of Idaho for enforcement of support payments by absent parents. Prepared by Sydney Duncombe and William Yost. August 1968. Statistical background information of AFDC families. Prepared by Sydney Duncombe. July 17, 1968. Summary of the full report. Program inter-relationships between the Department of Public Assistance and other state agencies. Prepared by Sydney Duncombe. August 1968.
There are three sections in the Miscellaneous series. The first is an envelope of newspaper clippings dealing with Harold Lough's legislative activities.
The second folder contains some of Lough's speeches on a variety of topics including Highway 95, the University of Idaho budget, Public school finance, the proposed name change for Idaho State College, proposed annual meetings of the state legislature and a series of six radio talks which originated in Boise.
The third folder contains items relating to the University of Idaho, legislative recommendations on education, HB 3--the recodification of laws governing municipalities (1967), the Bruces Eddy project and miscellaneous budgetary matters.