The Allan Kaplan and Robert Kaplan political memorabilia collection consists of posters, ephemera, and realia documenting
national and local political and campaigns. The bulk of the material dates from the late 1960s-early 1970s and documents the
brothers' earliest political activism. The collection also includes later campaigns (from the 2000s) on which Robert was
Allan Kaplan first became interested in politics while volunteering for Democrat Dave Negri's campaign for California State
Assembly, where he stuffed envelopes and went on "sniping" runs late at night putting up half and quarter cards on telephone
and lamp poles. According to his brother Robert, "He 'dragged' me to the campaign office and I was put on the telephones
to ask for votes, did some literature distribution, and in the era when you could drive around in a car with a speaker on
top announcing who to vote for, etc., I was the kid on the microphone."
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