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Texas Political Campaign Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS UASC.MS.010

Dates

  • 1908-2012 (Creation)
  • 2000-2010 (Creation)
  • Date acquired: 2011-11-21 (Other)

Extents

  • 211.00 Items (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    This collection contains an assortment of Texas political campaign memorabilia. Items include buttons, matchbooks, bumper stickers, lapel stickers, brochures, flyers, and yard signs which promote local, state, and national campaigns from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

  • Arrangement

    No original order discernible. Buttons, matchbooks, pens, and miscellaneous objects are housed in glass-front display cases roughly grouped chronologically. Stickers, brochures, and flyers are housed in folders in an archival box, while yard signs are stacked on an archives shelf. Some yard signs have been placed in plastic sleeves due to mold damage. Yard signs located on oversized materials shelf.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    No restrictions.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], in the Texas Political Campaign Collection, The University Archives and Special Collections Department, Robert R. Muntz Library, The University of Texas at Tyler, TX, USA.

  • Scope and Contents

    Campaign materials found in this collection range from county to national elections. Promotional materials for legislative, executive, and judicial offices are found in the form of pin-back buttons, matchbooks, lapel stickers, bumper stickers, flyers, brochures, and yard signs. The collection provides a glimpse into the evolution of campaign material design in Texas.

Instances

  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    other
    Container 1 Indicator
    52 yard signs
    Container Extent
    52.00 Items
  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    other
    Container 1 Indicator
    Box 1; button display cases
    Container Extent
    4.00 Boxes

Components