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Guide to the John F. Kennedy 1960 presidential campaign materials, 1958-1960

Abstract

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected in 1960 as the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in Dallas, Texas, in November 1963.

Collection dates from 1958-1960 and consists chiefly of printed literature documenting John F. Kennedy's 1960 Democratic U.S. presidential campaign, including Democratic Party publications, advertising, student campaign manuals, and news articles; it also includes some ephemera such as campaign buttons. Some materials feature Republican opponent Richard M. Nixon as well.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Title
John F. Kennedy 1960 presidential campaign materials 1958-1960
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.6 Linear Foot, Approx. 150 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection dates from 1958-1960 and consists chiefly of printed literature documenting John F. Kennedy's 1960 Democratic U.S. presidential campaign, including Democratic Party publications, advertising, student campaign manuals, and news articles; it also includes some ephemera such as campaign buttons. Some material features Republican opponent Richard M. Nixon as well.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. There may be a 48-hour delay in obtaining these materials.

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

Speeches
Box 1
Clippings and political party materials
Box 2
1960 campaign materials
Box 2
Student campaign manuals
Box 2
Political campaign literature
Box 2
Democratic Party records

1960 campaign materials, including clippings.

Box 2
Campaign buttons
Box 2

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • John F. Kennedy assassination materials collection, 1956-1964 and undated (Rubenstein Library, Duke University)
  • United States political campaign materials collection, 1840-2009 and undated (Rubenstein Library, Duke University)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John F. Kennedy 1960 campaign materials, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The John F. Kennedy 1960 campaign materials were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff.

Encoded by Jen Snow and Carrie Mills, May 2012

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.