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Democratic National Convention 2016 Collection
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Democratic National Convention 2016 Collection
    Dates: 2016
    Collection Number: FC.2016.08
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 3 Document Boxes, 3 Oversize Folders
    Repository: California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
    Fullerton, California 92834-4150
    Abstract: This collection is part of CSUF Archives and Special Collections' Freedom Center. It i
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The DNC 2016 Collection largely consists of Convention materials held and handled by Sanders and Clinton delegates on the Convention Floor. Materials include protest signage, official DNC rally signs, campaign buttons, and official Delegate items. Also included are four Los Angeles Times newspapers that cover the Convention. The significance of this collection is found in the two major unprecedented aspects of the convention. First, the spontaneously printed/crafted protest signage organized by both moderate and radical Sanders Progressive delegates. The protest materials used at the 2016 DNC are likely some of the best preserved, and highlight the issues that mattered deeply to Sanders delegates (Banning Fracking, Voting down the TPP, etc.), and plainly show both the passion and the anger that stemmed from the Progressives within and outside the Democratic Party. Second, the official DNC signage handed out to delegates and attendees to rally for Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her various supporters (President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden). All of these materials capture a piece of one of the most unprecedented Presidential elections in United States’ history.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the California State University, Fullerton University Archives and Special Collections. No part may be quoted for publication without the written permission of the University Archives & Special Collections, CSU Fullerton or the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    Democratic National Convention 2016 Collection. California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Democratic Party was established in 1792 by followers of Thomas Jefferson (the Anti-Federalists), and began being called the “Democratic Party” during the Jackson administration in the 1830s. In all of the National Conventions this Party has held, few come close to the unprecedented events at the 2016 DNC. The 2016 Democratic National Convention took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between July 25th and July 28th. The two most unprecedented aspects of this Convention are (1) the protests/demonstrations carried out by large numbers of Bernie Sanders delegates [especially delegates from California] and (2) the electing of the first female Presidential nominee in a major political party.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The DNC 2016 Collection largely consists of Convention materials held and handled by Sanders and Clinton delegates on the Convention Floor. Materials include protest signage, official DNC rally signs, campaign buttons, and official Delegate items. Also included are four Los Angeles Times newspapers that cover the Convention. The significance of this collection is found in the two major unprecedented aspects of the convention. First, the spontaneously printed/crafted protest signage organized by both moderate and radical Sanders Progressive delegates. The protest materials used at the 2016 DNC are likely some of the best preserved, and highlight the issues that mattered deeply to Sanders delegates (Banning Fracking, Voting down the TPP, etc.), and plainly show both the passion and the anger that stemmed from the Progressives within and outside the Democratic Party. Second, the official DNC signage handed out to delegates and attendees to rally for Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her various supporters (President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden). All of these materials capture a piece of one of the most unprecedented Presidential elections in United States’ history.

    Indexing Terms

    Clinton, Hillary Rodham
    Sanders, Bernie
    Democratic National Committee
    Democratic National Convention, 2016
    Presidential candidates - United States
    Women presidential candidates - United States
    Presidents - Election
    Political Demonstrations

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