Morris K. Udall -- A Lifetime of Service to Arizona and the United States

University of Arizona Library Manuscript Collection
MS 325


Morris King Udall served with pride and distinction as Arizona's Congressman from District 2 from 1961-1991. Upon his retirement from public life, David Broder of the Washington Post wrote in his column:

The legacy he left is imposing and enduring, it ranges from strip mining and Alaska wilderness legislation to the reform of archaic committee and floor procedures that congressional barons had used to conceal their arbitrary power. For a whole generation of congressmen, Udall became mentor and a model, he was special and precious to many of us.

As well as serving in the House of Representatives for three decades, Udall ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976. He became one of the most creative and productive legislators of the century. His concern for Native Americans and love of the environment resulted in numerous pieces of legislation moving through congress. He also authored important legislation on campaign reform, congressional ethics and was the first major Democrat to oppose President Johnson on the Vietnam War.

Udall's sense of humor, civility and a strong bipartisan spirit led him to distinguish between political opponents and enemies. One of Udall's closest longtime friends was the rock of Republican conservatism, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater. To honor his family's contributions to public service, The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, The Morris K. Udall Foundation, and the United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, all continue the Udall's legacy to improve the American experiment.

The purpose of this WWW exhibit is to present the papers and photographs of the Morris K. Udall Papers held by the University of Arizona Library Special Collections Department. The material in this exhibit will provide the user with an introduction to the collection as well as a sample of selected photographic images.

Life and Career Biographical Information
Career Chronology
Including Over 50 Images Illustrating Morris K. Udall's Life and Career
Congressional and Legislative Highlights
Images Images from Morris Udall's 1976 Presidential Campaign
The Udall Archives Portrait Gallery
Documents Morris K. Udall Papers Finding Aid, MS 325
Summary Guide to the Morris K. Udall Papers
Selected Speeches
Selected Guide to Books and Articles By and About Morris K. Udall
Online Books and Newsletters

Morris Udall's Staff Members, 1961-1992

Listen to The Morris K. Udall Oral History Project

Also visit these websites:

Stewart Lee Udall exhibit
David King Udall exhibit
Jesse Addison Udall exhibit
Levi Stewart Udall exhibit
Representative Tom Udall website
The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Foundation
Congressional Collections at Archival Repositories
The Dirksen Congressional Center

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