Guide to the United States campaign literature collection, 1928-1978 M0227

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
1999 ; revised 2019
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: United States campaign literature collection
Identifier/Call Number: M0227
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1912-1978

Scope and Contents

Collection includes campaign material for the 1960 and 1968 Richard Nixon campaign, 1972 Nixon campaign, and George McGovern's 1972 campaign for president.
Also includes miscellaneous material for campaigns other than the presidential race, and miscellaneous earlier campaigns. There is also materials about political campaigns by the Communist Party, the I.W.W., and various other socialist and labor organizations.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] United States campaign literature collection (M0227). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


Various sources.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See:

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Note that material is stored off-site and must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States -- Politics and government.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012
Republican Party (U.S.)
Democratic Party (U.S.).
Socialist Party (U.S.)
Communist Party of the United States of America
California State Federation of Labor


GOP - Nixon Campaign 1960, 1968

box 1, folder 1

Book: Where He Stands - the Life and Convictions of Spiro T. Agnew

box 1, folder 2

Bumper stickers and buttons

box 1, folder 3

Flyers and newsletters

box 1, folder 4

Organization Manual - United Citizens for Nixon-Agnew Club

box 1, folder 5


box 1, folder 6


Box 5, Folder 1

Flyers and newsletters 1968

Box 5, Folder 2

Organization Manual - United Citizens for Nixon-Agnew Club 1968

Box 5, Folder 3

Pamphlets (part 1 of 2) 1968

Box 5, Folder 4

Pamphlets (part 2 of 2) 1968

Box 5, Folder 5

Commitment '68 Action Team materials 1968

Box 5, Folder 6

Sample questions and answers 1968

Box 5, Folder 7

Flyers for Nixon speech 1968

Box 5, Folder 8

Speaker's Kit 1968

Box 6, Folder 21

Flyers 1960


GOP - Nixon Campaign 1972

box 1, folder 7

Bumper stickers and buttons

box 1, folder 8

Flyers and newsletters and news clippings

box 1, folder 9

Campaign letters

box 1, folder 10


box 1, folder 11


Box 5, Folder 9

Flyers and newsletters 1972

Box 5, Folder 10

Pamphlets (part 1 of 2) 1972

Box 5, Folder 11

Pamphlets (part 2 of 2) 1972

Box 5, Folder 12

Precinct cards 1972

Box 5, Folder 13

Invitations to a reception hosted by the Santa Clara County Women's Committee for the Re-Election of the President 1972


Democratic Party - McGovern Campaign 1972

box 2, folder 12

Bumper stickers and buttons

box 2, folder 13

Flyers and news clippings

box 2, folder 14

Campaign letters

box 2, folder 15

Pamphlets and reports

box 2, folder 15a

Democrats in Convention 1972

Physical Description: (booklet)
box 2, folder 16


Box 6, Folder 19

Campaign letters 1972

Box 6, Folder 20

Pamphlets 1972


1972 Election Year

box 2, folder 17

General miscellaneous

Box 5, Folder 14

General miscellaneous 1972

Scope and Contents

Includes materials for Joan Irwin (Republican candidate for California Assembly) and a U.S. Army Election Guide.
Box 3

Binder - Republican Platform and fact sheets

box 4

Oversize - thirteen campaign posters (located in map drawer)


Political Ephemera 1973

box 2, folder 19

1. Voter's Guide - Palo Alto Municipal Election May 8, 1973


2. Voter's Pamphlet - P.A. Municipal Election May 8, 1973


3. Campaign Literature - Central Palo Alto Residents' Association


4. News letter - Alan Cranston, U.S. Senator August 1973


5. Mimeographed letter - Paul N. McCloskey Jr., Congressman June 29, 1973


Earlier Political Ephemera 1912-1968

Box 6, Folder 1

Republican campaign 1912-1916

Scope and Contents

Includes: I'm for Hiram Johnson ribbon; and pamphlet supporting Charles Hughes and Charles Fairbanks.
Box 6, Folder 2

Bruére, Robert Walter: Following the Trail of the I.W.W. 1918

Scope and Contents note

Following the trail of the I.W.W.
Box 6, Folder 3

Communist Party of the U.S. National election campaign committee [UNK] speeches 1928

Box 6, Folder 4

National Platform of the Workers (Communist) Party: National Platform of the Class Struggle 1928

Box 6, Folder 5

Democratic campaign: Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me - speech of Alfred E. Smith 1928

Box 6, Folder 6

Campaign material opposed to Herbert Hoover 1928

Box 6, Folder 7

Socialist Party (U.S.) campaign materials 1932

Scope and Contents

Includes list of elected socialist officials, pamphlets, flyers, memorandums, and membership reports.
Box 6, Folder 8

Democratic Party Platform 1934

Box 6, Folder 9

Communist Party of the U.S. campaign materials 1936

Scope and Contents

Includes acceptance speeches, election platform, and other pamphlets.
box 2, folder 18

On with Roosevelt! Committee. Membership Card

Box 6, Folder 10

Socialist Party 1940

Scope and Contents

Includes: We Take Our Stand! 1940 Socialist Platform; Which Way America? The Real Issue of 1940; and a flyer for Norman Thomas (Socialist Party presidential candidate).
Box 6, Folder 11

Republican campaign 1944

Scope and Contents

Includes Proposed Amendments to Constitution: Propositions and Proposed Laws Together with Arguments to be Submitted to the Electors of the State of California, and Flagrant Misrepresentations at the Democratic Convention of 1944.
Box 6, Folder 12

Gaer, Joseph: What Every Voter Should Know and do in 1946 (CIO Political Action Committee pamphlet) 1946

Box 6, Folder 13

Democratic campaign 1948

Scope and Contents

Includes cartoons, pamphlets, platforms, and flyers.
Box 6, Folder 14

Republican campaign 1948

Scope and Contents

Includes a reprint from Look magazine titled, "Earl Warren... his life in pictures".
Box 6, Folder 15

1954 Pro American Campaign Kit 1954

Box 5, Folder 15

Republican campaigns 1954-1968

Scope and Contents

Includes materials for Earle P. Crandall (Republican candidate for California Assembly), California 1956 Election Calendar, Flyer for Seventeenth Annual Republican One Hundred Dollar Dinner (Santa Clara County), buttons for Goodwin Knight (Republican governor and gubernatorial candidate), and materials attacking Alan Cranston (Democratic U.S. Senator from California). There are also two unrelated postcards - one blank and one with a price list for jewelry.
Box 6, Folder 16

California State Federation of Labor: anti right-to-work pamphlets 1959

Box 6, Folder 17

California Democratic Platform 1966

Box 6, Folder 18

The AFL-CIO Platform Proposals: Presented to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions 1968