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Political Materials Collection, ca. 1840-present
GC 1137  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Political Materials Collection, ca. 1840-present
    Dates: 1840-2000
    Collection Number: GC 1137
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 12.1 linear feet
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: An artificial collection of textual and non-textual election and political materials. Organization is by level of government including federal, with an emphasis on California and Los Angeles County.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Political Materials Collection, ca. 1840-present. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Scope and Content of Collection

    An artificial collection of textual and non-textual election and political materials. Organization is by level of government including federal, with an emphasis on California and Los Angeles County. Textual holdings consist of election and general political ephemera: stickers, bumper stickers, campaign cards, handbills, leaflets, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers and special interest publications, ballots, ticket stubs, electoral tickets and voting guides. There are materials, including programs, for presidential inaugurations. Other political materials consist of books including commemoratives, drafts of the Los Angeles City Charter; a 1927 supplement to the Political Code of California and national convention guides. Non-textual material includes posters, a few postcards, two sound recordings, buttons, ribbons and leather-bound and woven keepsakes.