Research Archives: CSPG
Over the last several election cycles, the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance has conducted a series of in-depth election surveys.
The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance generates nonpartisan reports throughout the election season and beyond, analyzing the latest buzz on policy issues, statewide and district races, and other important political attitudes.
The Mondale Papers are housed at the Minnesota Historical Society. Here are several helpful links to the collections.
- Mondale papers: Main finding aid
- Finlay Lewis Papers relating to Walter Mondale
- Collections of Joan Mondale papers: part 1
- Collections of Joan Mondale papers: part 2
Mondale Research Fellowship
Minnesota has a proud history of public servants who made a difference in the lives of the state's citizens and those of the United States. The aim of the Mondale Research Fellowship is to encourage research on elected government officials whose service in office improved the state and the opportunities of its citizens.
Jameson Sweet, PhD Candidate, History, University of Minnesota
Research project: Mixed-Blood Citizens and Statesmen: The Minnesota Territorial Legislature, the Hazelwood Republic, and Debates over Dakota Mixed-Blood Citizenship This project is a fascinating history of the Minnesota Legislature’s tortured struggle to define the terms of citizenship for Minnesotans with Dakota ancestry.
Sam Vong, Bruce Gray Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department, Gustavus Adolphus College
Research project: Walter Mondale and the Global Indochinese Refugee Crisis This project brings to life the journey of Vietnamese “boat people” from the grips of tragedy to the safety of resettlement as Vice President Walter Mondale’s July 1979 visionary speech to members of the United Nations in Geneva inspired local and global commitments to humanitarian compassion.
Dave Kenney, Freelance Writer and Adjunct Instructor of English, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
Research project: Robert Ashbach and the Art of Compromise. This project reveals the overlooked accomplishments of Republican Senate Minority Leader, Robert Ashbach, who influenced historic legislation during the 1960s and 1970s - from the Met Council’s founding to the granting of bargaining rights for public employees and the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment – by bridging the divides of party and ideology.
Joshua Preston, Political Science and History, University of Minnesota, Morris
Research project: Allan Spear and Minnesota’s Human Rights Act (1993)
Freedom Foundation of Minnesota
Research project: The Rise of Rudy Boschwitz
Steven Dornfeld, Reporter, MinnPost
Research project: Research Proposal on State Sen. Gordon Rosenmeier
Emily Baer-Bositis, Political Science, Univeristy of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Research project: Donald M. Fraser’s Leadership of the Democratic Study Group and Congressional Reform, 1963-79
Lori Sturdevant, Editorial Writer and Columnist, Star Tribune
Research project: Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement
Ryan Lee Cartwright, American Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Research project: Four Feathered Hats’: The First Cohort of Women in the Minnesota State Legislature
Jed Ipsen, Associate Director, Caux Round Table
Research project: Governor Arne Carlson’s Rescue of Minnesota’s Triple A Bond Rating