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Guide to the Kenneth Hubbard Collection of Political Campaign Ephemera, 1880-2012 and undated

Abstract

Collector of campaign memorabilia. The Kenneth Hubbard Collection of Political Campaign Ephemera consists of memorabilia from almost every U.S. presidential campaign from 1880 to 2012, chiefly relating to the Democratic and Republican parties. Buttons make up most of the items, but there are also lapel pins and other artifacts. Arranged by year and candidate name.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00580
Title
Kenneth Hubbard Collection of Political Campaign Ephemera
Date
1880-2012 and undated
Creator
Hubbard, Kenneth
Extent
2.2 Linear Feet, 664 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The Kenneth Hubbard Collection of Political Campaign Ephemera consists of memorabilia from almost every U.S. presidential campaign from 1880 to 2012, chiefly relating to the Democratic and Republican parties. Buttons make up most of the items, but there are also lapel pins and other artifacts. Arranged by year and candidate name.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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warning Access Restrictions

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.

warning Use Restrictions

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.

Contents of the Collection

1880, Garfield, James
Box 1
1888, Harrison, Benjamin
Box 1
1896, McKinley, William
Box 1
1928, Hoover, Herbert
Box 1
1932-1944, Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Box 1
1940, Wilkie, Wendell
Box 1
1948, Dewey, Thomas
Box 1
1952-1956, Eisenhower, Dwight
Box 1
1952-1960, Stevenson, Adlai
Box 1
1960, Kennedy, John F.
Box 1
1960-1972, Nixon, Richard
Box 1
1964:
Goldwater, Barry
Box 1
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Box 1
Lodge Jr., Henry Cabot
Box 1
1968:
Humphrey, Hubert
Box 1
Kennedy, Robert
Box 1
Paulsen, Pat
Box 1
Poor People's Campaign
Box 1
Rockefeller, Nelson
Box 1
1972:
McCarthy, Eugene
Box 1
McGovern, George
Box 1
Muskie, Ed
Box 1
1980, Carter, Jimmy
Box 1
1980-1984, Reagan, Ronald
Box 1
1988, Bush, George
Box 1
2000-2004, Bush, George
Box 1
2004:
Kerry, John
Box 1
Dean, Howard
Box 1
Nader, Ralph
Box 1
Undated:
"Abe"
Box 1
Miniature eyeglasses (Roosevelt, Theodore?)
Box 1
Republican Party elephant
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 1
Senior Power for the President
Box 1
Young Voters for the President
Box 1
1952-1956, Eisenhower, Dwight
Box 2
1952-1960, Stevenson, Adlai
Box 2
1960, Kennedy, John F.
Box 2
1960-1972, Nixon, Richard
Box 2
1964:
Goldwater, Barry
Box 2
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Box 2
1968, Rockefeller, Nelson
Box 2
1972, McGovern, George
Box 2
2000-2004, Bush, George
Box 2
2004, Kerry, John
Box 2
2012:
Box 3-4
Obama, Barack
Box 3-4
Romney, Mitt
Box 3-4

Subject Headings

Related Material

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. In addition, the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds these collections containing materials closely related to or complementing the collection described in this finding aid:

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kenneth Hubbard Collection of Political Campaign Ephemera, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Kenneth Hubbard Collection of Political Campaign Ephemera was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Ted Holt, December 2007 and Rachel Penniman, January 2013

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, January 2008

Accessions 2007-0213 and 2012-0249 are described in this finding aid.