Guide to the Kenneth Hubbard Collection of Presidential Campaign Ephemera, 1840-2016 and undated
Kenneth Hubbard is an avid collector of campaign memorabilia. The Kenneth Hubbard Collection of Presidential Campaign Ephemera consists of printed and artifactural memorabilia from assorted presidential campaigns, dating largely from the late nineteenth century through the present. Items are chiefly relating to the Democratic and Republican political parties, with some materials from the U.S. Socialist Party and the Prohibitionist Party. The majority of the collection consists of buttons, pins, and campaign literature such as pamphlets, newsletters, flyers, and platforms. Arranged by year and candidate name.
- Collection Number
- Kenneth Hubbard collection of presidential campaign ephemera
- 1840-2016 and undated
- Hubbard, Kenneth
- 10 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
- 1840 Campaign, 1840
- 1864 Campaign, 1864
- 1868 Campaign, 1868
- 1880 Campaign, 1880
- 1888 Campaign, 1888
- 1896 Campaign, 1896
- 1900 Campaign, 1900
- 1912 Campaign, 1912
- 1916 Campaign, 1916
- 1920 Campaign, 1920
- 1924 Campaign, 1924
- 1928 Campaign, 1928
- 1932 Campaign, 1932
- 1936 Campaign, 1936
- 1940 Campaign, 1940
- 1944 Campaign, 1944
- 1948 Campaign, 1948
- 1952 Campaign, 1952
- 1956 Campaign, 1956
- 1960 Campaign, 1960
- 1964 Campaign, 1964
- 1968 Campaign, 1968
- 1972 Campaign, 1972
- 1976 Campaign, 1976
- 1980 Campaign, 1980
- 1984 Campaign, 1984
- 1988 Campaign, 1988
- 1992 Campaign, 1992
- 1996 Campaign, 1996
- 2000 Campaign, 2000
- 2004 Campaign, 2004
- 2008 Campaign, 2008
- 2012 Campaign, 2012
- 2016 Campaign, 2016
- Undated Material from Various Campaigns, 1900s-2000s
The Kenneth Hubbard Collection of Presidential Campaign Ephemera consists of printed and artifactual memorabilia from assorted presidential campaigns, dating largely from the late nineteenth century through the present. Items are chiefly relating to the Democratic and Republican political parties, with some materials from the U.S. Socialist Party and the Prohibitionist Party. The majority of the collection consists of buttons, pins, and campaign literature such as pamphlets, newsletters, flyers, and platforms. There are also speech transcripts from appearances by John F. Kennedy and Adlai Stevenson during their presidential campaigns.
Materials are presented here by election year and candidate. Some candidates who ran for office several times have undated buttons or pins that cannot be dated to a precise election year. These items are listed in the last series, and arranged by candidate name and decade.
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research.
All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.
Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.
Use & Permissions
The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Kenneth Hubbard Collection of Presidential Campaign Ephemera, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds thousands of bound pamphlets and manuscript collections relating to United States elections, as well as archival collections focused on individual political figures, particularly in the state of North Carolina, and Durham, Orange, and Wake counties.
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- Democratic Party (U.S.) -- History
- Hubbard, Kenneth
- Republican Party (U.S.) -- History
- Socialist Party (U.S.) -- History
- Elections -- United States -- History
- Political parties -- United States -- History
- Political campaigns -- United States -- History
- Presidential candidates -- United States
- Presidents -- United States -- Election
The Kenneth Hubbard Collection of Presidential Campaign Ephemera was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2006, 2008, 2012, 2015, and 2016.
Processed by Ted Holt, December 2007 and Rachel Penniman, January 2013. Updated by Meghan Lyon in 2015. Updated by Katrina Martin in 2016. Collection merged with Richard Bentley Presidential Campaign Ephemera, John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign Materials, and the Political Campaign Materials collections and reprocessed into the Kenneth Hubbard Presidential Campaign Ephemera collection in September 2016.
Accessions 2007-0213, 2012-0249, 2015-0155, and 2016-0016 are described in this finding aid.