House Divided Oral History Project: Interview with Jim Casserly
Part 1


Part 2


Description Jim Casserly was a DFL member of the negotiation team. The negotiatons: When asked how the negotiating team arrived at negotiating positions, he responded, "With incredible difficulty." Casserly feels the DFL won the negotiations becasue they could be more effective on the committee level. He also feels that they could have been concluded before Christmas. Casserly goes on to say that initially Rod Searle had wanted to have some private sessions but Irv Anderson rejected the idea insisting tha all meetings be public. This created a situation, Casserly says, that suffocated the negotiating process with posturing on both sides. Casserly was happy with the aggreement up to a point, the point being Anderson's name being written into the document.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Measurements 01:02:11 running time
Creation Interviewee: Casserly, James R.
Interviewer: Bjornson, Jon
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1980 - Not later than 1981

Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 41
Accession Number AV1980.269.3
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'House Divided Oral History Project'

Add Comment Here:

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)


I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.