United States Political Campaign Materials Collection, and undated 1840-2009


United States Political Campaign Materials Collection, and undated 1840-2009

Collection of campaign ephemera and other materials assembled by staff at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Collection of campaign materials spans much of the United States political timeline, from 1840 to 2009. National and state political campaigns run by the Whig, Know-Nothing, Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, and other parties are documented through printed material, artifacts, and ephemera, such as posters, flyers, buttons, bumper stickers, party platforms, pamphlets, texts of speeches, newspapers, and clippings. Materials from state campaigns and other elections such as mayoral races chiefly come from North Carolina, with smaller amounts from Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, and other states. There are some materials documenting Durham, North Carolina political history, as well as a few items pertaining to a Humphrey-Muskie committee at Duke University. Other political organizations and caucuses are also represented, including anti-war organizations, labor unions (especially the AFL-CIO), and various other citizens' groups.

10.8 Linear Feet; 3003 Items



SNAC Resource ID: 6360009

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Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998

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Terry Sanford, born James Terry Sanford, August 20, 1917, in Laurinburg, N. C. He was the second son of Cecil L. and Elizabeth Martin Sanford. He received the A.B. degree in 1939 and the J.D. degree in 1946 from the University of North Carolina. He served as an FBI agent, 1941-1942, with the United States Army in Europe during World War II, and as assistant director of the Institute of Government, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1946-1948. Sanford practiced as an attorney in Fayetteville, N.C., from 1948 ...

Smith, McNeill (John McNeill), 1918-2011

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John McNeill Smith (b. 1918) was a lawyer and North Carolina state legislator. From the description of McNeill Smith papers, 1975-1979 [manuscript]. (East Carolina University). WorldCat record id: 641642172 John McNeill Smith, Jr., "McNeill", was born in Robeson County, North Carolina on April 9, 1918, fifty-three years to the day after the South surrendered to end the Civil War, John McNeill Smith Jr., grew up in a racially segregated society. He gra...

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Dole, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1923-2021

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Robert Joseph Dole (July 22, 1923 – December 5, 2021) was an American politician and attorney who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996. He was the Republican Leader of the Senate during the final 11 years of his tenure, including three nonconsecutive years as Senate Majority Leader. Prior to his 27 years in the Senate, he served in the United States House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. Dole was also the Republican presidential nominee in the 1996 election and t...

Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965

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Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

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Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986

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Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973

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Lyndon Baines Johnson, also known as LBJ, was born on August 27, 1908 at Stonewall, Texas. He was the first child of Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr., and Rebekah Baines Johnson, and had three sisters and a brother: Rebekah, Josefa, Sam Houston, and Lucia. In 1913, the Johnson family moved to nearby Johnson City, named for Lyndon''s forebears, and Lyndon entered first grade. On May 24, 1924 he graduated from Johnson City High School. He decided to forego higher education and moved to California with a few ...

McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012

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Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998

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Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944

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Wendell Lewis Willkie (born Lewis Wendell Willkie; February 18, 1892 – October 8, 1944) was an American lawyer, corporate executive and the 1940 Republican nominee for President. Willkie appealed to many convention delegates as the Republican field's only interventionist: although the U.S. remained neutral prior to Pearl Harbor, he favored greater U.S. involvement in World War II to support Britain and other Allies. His Democratic opponent, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, won the 1940...

Gore, Al, 1948-

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Mondale, Walter F. (Walter Frederick), 1928-2021

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Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979

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Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978

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Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1835-1914

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Kerr, Robert S. (Robert Samuel), 1896-1963

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Kerr was a lawyer and chairman of the board of Kerr-McGee Oil Industries, Inc. He was governor of Oklahoma, 1943-1947. He also represented Oklahoma in the U. S. Senate, 1949-1963. As senator, he chaired the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences (1961-1963) and the Select Committee on National Water Resources (1959-1960). Kerr was a Democrat. From the description of Papers, 1909-1970, bulk 1931-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 518140987 ...

Sarbanes, Paul

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Gardner, Jim

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Anderson, John

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Galifianakis, Nick, 1962-

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McCarthy, Eugene

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Stassen, Harold E. (Harold Edward), 1907-2001

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Lawyer; governor. From the description of Reminiscences of Harold Edward Stassen : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513413 American politician. From the description of Letter, 1945 April 30, San Francisco, to Helen M. Taft, Mendon, Mass. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 315953452 Stassen was born in Minnesota in 1907. His political career began in 1930 when he was elected as Dakota County at...

Broughton, John M.

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Lear, Norman.

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Campbell, Ralph

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Reagan, Ronald, 1911-2004

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Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was the 40th President of the United States and served two terms in office from 1981 to 1989. He was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, the second son of Nelle Wilson and John Edward ("Jack") Reagan. His father nicknamed him "Dutch" as a baby. In 1920 the family resettled in Dixon, Illinois. In 1928 Reagan graduated from Dixon High School, where he had been student body president, an actor in school plays, and a student athlete. He partici...

Wood, George, 1799-1870

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Epithet: of Calcutta British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000410.0x0000f7 Epithet: Colonel British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000439.0x0000bb George Wood was born in Massachusetts, and lived in Virginia, Washington, and New York. While working as a clerk in the Treasury Department, he began contributing stories to various American per...

Smith, Willis, 1887-1953

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Lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1950-1953, from Raleigh (Wake Co.), N.C. From the description of Papers, 1919-1954 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20315185 ...

Growe, Joan

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Gant, Harvey

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O'Herron, Ed

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Helms, Jesse.

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Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963

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Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Estes Kefauver : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419842 Estes Kefauver was a long-time senator from Tennessee and an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for president. From the description of Personal papers, 1934-1939 (University of Tennessee). WorldCat record id: 44918282 Carey Estes Kefauver (b. July 26, 1903, Monroe Count...

Holshouser, Jim

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Tally, Joe O.

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Kornegay, Horace

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Seawall Jr., Malcom Buie

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Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1853

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Robert A. Taft More than "Mr. Republican" In 1947, Republican Senator Robert A. Taft was at the peak of his power, commanding a coalition of conservative Republicans and southern Democrats to thwart President Harry S. Truman's domestic agenda. Taft's most impressive achievement came in June. The labor-restricting Taft-Hartley Act survived Truman's veto and won Taft the admiration of the press corps. Yet he did not seek the highest political office in the Senate; indeed, the title "majority...

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

Olive, Hubert E. (Hubert Etheridge), 1895-1972

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Lake, I. Beverly (Isaac Beverly), 1906-1996

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Preyer, Richard

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Morgan, Robert, 1921-1994

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Russell, Richard Brevard, 1861-1938

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Richard Brevard Russell (1861-1938), lawyer, legislator, and Georgia Supreme Court justice, born in Marietta, Georgia. From the description of Richard B. Russell, Sr. papers, 1888-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477400 ...

Gerald Ford

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Wilson, Henry Hall, 1921-1979

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Henry Hall Wilson (1921-1929) was born in Monroe, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate (1942) and graduate (1948) degrees from Duke University. From 1948 to 1961, Wilson was a practicing attorney in North Carolina. He was a member of the North Carolina legislature from 1953 to 1959, and at the same time, a member of the Democratic National Committee (1953-1961). He was the North Carolina delegate to Democratic National Convention and President of the North Carolina Young Democrats Commi...

Scott, William Kerr, 1896-1958

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Kennedy, Robert (Robert Shea)

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Byrd, Harry

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MacBride, ...

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Commoner, Barry, 1917-2012

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Biologist, ecologist, and environmental activist. From the description of Barry Commoner papers, 1942-1979 (bulk 1960-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455417 Biologist, educator, environmentalist, director of the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. From the description of Audio materials, 1962-1976 [sound recording]. 1962-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 29033317 ...

Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933

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Epithet: president of the United States British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00001d Calvin Coolidge's son John married John Trumbull's daughter Florence. From the description of Letter, 1931 March 16, Northampton, Mass., to John H. Trumbull, Plainville, Conn. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 25622017 For information on Pres. Coolidge, see an encyclopedia. No information is...

Ford, Gerald

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Scott, Bob, 1928 September 19-

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Ramsey, Jim, 1961-

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Renfrow, Ed

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Warren, Earl

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Lake, Beverly

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Johnson, Joel A., 1974-

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Bowles, Hargrove Skipper

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Hunt, Jim

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Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

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Grover Cleveland, born in Caldwell, NJ, 18 March 1837; moved to Buffalo, NY in 1855; Erie County Sheriff, 1871-1874; Mayor of Buffalo, 1882; Governor of New York, 1883-1884; President of the United States, 1885-1889, 1893-1897; married Frances Folsom, 1886; died at Princeton, NJ, 24 June 1908....

Kennedy, John F.

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Wilbur Van Zile was born August 24, 1904 in New Jersey and at an early age he traveled with his family across the United States, settling in California. Mr. Van Zile always had an interest in short wave radio and dentistry, keeping an active on-the-air radio status and updated licenses; and excelling in dentistry while improving methods for maxillofacial surgery. After earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1928 and completing his undergraduate work from the Unive...

Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-2009

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Edward Moore Kennedy (b. Feb. 22, 1932, Boston, Mass.-d. Aug. 25, 2009), graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government in 1956, and received his LL.B. from the University of Virginia in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He was elected democratic senator from Massachusetts in 1962, served until his death in August 2009. He was the Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County from 1961 to 1962, and sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1980....

Reuss, Henry

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Martin, Jim

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Ike Andrews

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Taft, William

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Gavin, Bob

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