House Divided Oral History Project: Interview with Bruce Nelsen
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Description Bruce Nelsen was an IR representative from Staples and a member of the 1978 IR negotiating team. Were the Republicans ready for a tie?: Nelsen says that a tie was better than a majority because the IR lacked the experience to maintain the discipline necessary for a majority. The negotiations: Nelsen saw them as a learning process. He says that the IR negotiating team spent a great deal of time preparing for the negotiations, learning all the intricacies of House power. He says a strong speaker was impossible in the tied situation.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Measurements 00:56:46 running time
Creation Interviewee: Nelsen, Bruce
Interviewer: Bjornson, Jon
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1980 - Not later than 1981

Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 41
Accession Number AV1980.269.10
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'House Divided Oral History Project'

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