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Democratic Party campaign materials

Identifier: 00034

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Democratic Party campaign materials from 1874 to 1966 including handbills, pamphlets, posters, comic books and programs. Also included are voting tickets for several Lansing, Michigan, area communities, voting information and campaign instructions, and tickets, programs and statements from Democratic conventions, both in Michigan and on a national level. Biographical and political information on Michigan candidates for governor, legislature, and other offices, including Austin Blair, Josiah Begole, and Frank Kelly as well as information on candidates for the presidency and for the Congress, including Adlai Stevenson, Stuart Symington, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, and John Kennedy are part of the collection. A Puerto Rican newspaper (1960) discusses the Democratic party in Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican political figures, including Governor Luis Munoz Marin.


  • Creation: 1874 - 1966


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Democratic Party was founded on January 8, 1828. It was preceded by the Democratic-Republican Party.


0.33 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Donor unknown.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Democratic Party Campaign Materials
4 Published And Cataloged
August 1964
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US